Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II vs Sony Cyber-shot H400 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

DMC FZ1000 II vs Cyber-shot H400 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II vs Sony Cyber-shot H400 Specs

DMC FZ1000 II

  • Introduced in February 2019
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 12 frames/second
  • 125 - 12800 ISO
  • 4096 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-400mm (17x), f2.8-4.0
  • WiFi built-in
  • 136 x 97.2 x 131.5mm³ (5.4" x 3.8" x 5.2")
  • 810g (26.1 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC FZ1000 II

Cyber-shot H400

  • Introduced in March 2014
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 20 megapixel
  • 1 frames/second
  • 80 - 3200 ISO
  • 1280 x 720 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 24-1550mm (65x), f3.4-6.5
  • No WiFi
  • 129.6 x 95 x 122.3mm³ (5.1" x 3.7" x 4.8")
  • 655g (21.1 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Cyber-shot H400

DMC FZ1000 II vs Cyber-shot H400: The sensors

DMC FZ1000 II features a 1" sized sensor, while the Cyber-shot H400 uses a Compact sensor.

Boasting an area of 116mm² (0.19 sq.in.) the sensor of the DMC FZ1000 II is a lot larger than the Cyber-shot H400's chip at 28mm² (0.04 sq.in.). In most cases a larger sensor will yield better results in low light, a considerable advantage in many situations (think: interior images, dusk or dawn etc.), a clear disadvantage of the Compact format.

Better choice: Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II

DMC FZ1000 II vs Cyber-shot H400: Viewfinder

DMC FZ1000 II has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 2.36 megapixel with magnification of 0.74x.

The Cyber-shot H400 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.

DMC FZ1000 II (0.74x)

Cyber-shot H400 (0.50x)

Simulated viewfinder of the DMC FZ1000 IISimulated viewfinder of the Cyber-shot H400

Advantage: Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II

Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II VS Sony Cyber-shot H400 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II a better choice

DMC FZ1000 II

Cyber-shot H400

Larger sensor (5)1"Compact
Higher speed (4, frames/second)121
Auto Focus points (4)491
Better sensibility (4)125 - 12800 ISO80 - 3200 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)2.360.40
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.240.46
Articulated monitor (2)
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)4096 x 21601280 x 720
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)440300
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC FZ1000 II are the larger sensor, that the camera is faster and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Panasonic are the larger sensitivity, the better viewfinder and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the articulated display, the rather comfortable touch screen and the superior video recording. A recommendation of the DMC FZ1000 II is made easy by the connector for an external microphone, 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.

The DMC FZ1000 II scores 36 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Cyber-shot H400

DMC FZ1000 II

Cyber-shot H400

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1020.40
Weighs less (2)810g
(26.1 oz.)
655g
(21.1 oz.)
More portable (2)1738cm³
(110 cu.in.)
1506cm³
(95 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Cyber-shot H400 are the higher resolution, the lower weight than the DMC FZ1000 II and the more compact size.

Yields 9 points for the Cyber-shot H400.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

DMC FZ1000 II

Cyber-shot H400

Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II VS Sony Cyber-shot H400 Dimensions

Look at front view of the DMC FZ1000 II and Cyber-shot H400

DMC FZ1000 II und Cyber-shot H400, front viewDMC FZ1000 II und Cyber-shot H400, front view

Top view of cameras

DMC FZ1000 II und Cyber-shot H400, view from aboveDMC FZ1000 II und Cyber-shot H400, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II

Sony Cyber-shot H400

36
9

We recommend Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II as better choice.

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