Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II vs Sony Cyber-shot HX400V Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

DMC FZ1000 II vs Cyber-shot HX400V - Side by side

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Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II vs Sony Cyber-shot HX400V 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 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

DMC FZ1000 II vs Cyber-shot HX400V: The sensors

DMC FZ1000 II features a 1" sized sensor, while the Cyber-shot HX400V 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 HX400V'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 HX400V: Viewfinder

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

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.

DMC FZ1000 II (0.74x)

Cyber-shot HX400V (0.50x)

Simulated viewfinder of the DMC FZ1000 IISimulated viewfinder of the Cyber-shot HX400V

Advantage: Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II

Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II VS Sony Cyber-shot HX400V Other Specs Comparison

Why is Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II a better choice

DMC FZ1000 II

Cyber-shot HX400V

Larger sensor (5)1"Compact
Higher speed (4, frames/second)1210
Auto Focus points (4)491
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)2.360.40
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.240.92
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)4096 x 21601920 x 1080
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)440300

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 better viewfinder, that the display has a higher resolution and the rather comfortable touch screen. A recommendation of the DMC FZ1000 II is made easy by the superior video recording, the connector for an external microphone and that the battery has more stamina.

The DMC FZ1000 II scores 28 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Cyber-shot HX400V

DMC FZ1000 II

Cyber-shot HX400V

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1020.40
Better sensibility (4)125 - 12800 ISO80 - 12800 ISO
Weighs less (2)810g
(26.1 oz.)
660g
(21.3 oz.)
More portable (2)1738cm³
(110 cu.in.)
1247cm³
(79 cu.in.)
GPS (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Cyber-shot HX400V are the higher resolution, the larger sensitivity and the lower weight than the DMC FZ1000 II. Another advantage over the DMC FZ1000 II: the more compact size and the built-in GPS.

Yields 15 points for the Cyber-shot HX400V.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

DMC FZ1000 II

Cyber-shot HX400V

Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Articulated screen
WiFi
Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II VS Sony Cyber-shot HX400V Dimensions

Look at front view of the DMC FZ1000 II and Cyber-shot HX400V

DMC FZ1000 II und Cyber-shot HX400V, front viewDMC FZ1000 II und Cyber-shot HX400V, front view

Top view of cameras

DMC FZ1000 II und Cyber-shot HX400V, view from aboveDMC FZ1000 II und Cyber-shot HX400V, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II

Sony Cyber-shot HX400V

28
15

We recommend Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II as better choice.

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