Nikon Coolpix P520 vs Sony Cyber-shot HX400V Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

Coolpix P520 vs Cyber-shot HX400V - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Nikon Coolpix P520 vs Sony Cyber-shot HX400V Specs

Coolpix P520

  • Introduced in March 2013
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 18 megapixel
  • 7 frames/second
  • 80 - 3200 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 80.00mm (3.1") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-1000mm (42x), f3.0-5.9
  • No WiFi
  • 125.2 x 84.1 x 101.6mm³ (4.9" x 3.3" x 4.0")
  • 550g (17.7 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Coolpix P520

Cyber-shot HX400V

  • Introduced in February 2014
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 20 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 80 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-1200mm (50x), f2.8-6.3
  • WiFi built-in
  • 129.6 x 93.2 x 103.2mm³ (5.1" x 3.7" x 4.1")
  • 660g (21.3 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Cyber-shot HX400V

Coolpix P520 vs Cyber-shot HX400V: The sensors

Both cameras use the same sensor format, Compact.

Compact sensor built into both cameras has a total area of about 28mm² (0.04 sq.in.).

Coolpix P520 vs Cyber-shot HX400V: Viewfinder

Coolpix P520 has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 0.20 megapixel with magnification of 0.50x.

The Cyber-shot HX400V has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 0.40 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.50x.

Viewfinder magnifications of compared cameras. The black area shows a magnification of 1x, relative to native size; in red is a magnification of 0.85x.

Coolpix P520 (0.50x)

Cyber-shot HX400V (0.50x)

Simulated viewfinder of the Coolpix P520Simulated viewfinder of the Cyber-shot HX400V

Better choice: Draw

Nikon Coolpix P520 VS Sony Cyber-shot HX400V Other Specs Comparison

Why is Nikon Coolpix P520 a better choice

Coolpix P520

Cyber-shot HX400V

Auto Focus points (4)91
Weighs less (2)550g
(17.7 oz.)
660g
(21.3 oz.)
More portable (2)1070cm³
(67 cu.in.)
1247cm³
(79 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Coolpix P520 are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the lower weight than the Cyber-shot HX400V and the more compact size.

The Coolpix P520 scores 8 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Cyber-shot HX400V

Coolpix P520

Cyber-shot HX400V

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)18.1020.40
Higher speed (4, frames/second)710
Better sensibility (4)80 - 3200 ISO80 - 12800 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)0.200.40
Longer battery life (3, photos)200300
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Cyber-shot HX400V are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the larger sensitivity. We also like the better viewfinder, that the battery has more stamina and the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

Yields 22 points for the Cyber-shot HX400V.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

Coolpix P520

Cyber-shot HX400V

Sensor formatCompactCompact
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Sensor resolution (MP)0.920.92
Articulated screen
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
GPS
Nikon Coolpix P520 VS Sony Cyber-shot HX400V Dimensions

Look at front view of the Coolpix P520 and Cyber-shot HX400V

Coolpix P520 und Cyber-shot HX400V, front viewCoolpix P520 und Cyber-shot HX400V, front view

Top view of cameras

Coolpix P520 und Cyber-shot HX400V, view from aboveCoolpix P520 und Cyber-shot HX400V, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Nikon Coolpix P520

Sony Cyber-shot HX400V

8
22

We recommend Sony Cyber-shot HX400V as better choice.

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