Canon SX60 HS vs. Sony HX400V

After so ling wait Canon finally announced the Canon SX60 HS camera, the camera features a massive 65X optical zoom and HYBRID image stabilization on the other hand the Sony HX400 V limited to 50X zoom only… it’s look like they have to soon announce a HX500 V camera 🙂 .. however take a look at the detailed specification comparison review below

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS vs. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V 1

Major Difference

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS vs. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V Specification Comparison Table.

Canon SX60 HS vs. Sony HX400V 3

Canon SX60 HS Nikon P600
$549.00 $426.95

Megapixel: With Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V you get more megapixels, don’t fall in Megapixel Marketing Myth because more megapixel DONOT increase image quality, but it is also true that more megapixels will help you to get large printouts and also help you to re-compose your images after shooting a scene /subject.

Optical Zoom: More optical zoom allows you to get closer to your subject without physically moving yourself, hence we recommend you to buy Canon PowerShot SX60 HS over Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V.

Aperture Range: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V aperture Range is better than Canon PowerShot SX60 HS, the bright aperture lenses capture more incoming light to the sensor,  create more DOF, better color and contrast reproduction and it also create less noise during low-light situation.

Macro: Canon PowerShot SX60 HS has more close-up macro range than Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V doesn’t have Macro.

AF Point:Both are contrast based ysystem so number of AF points doesn’t really matter, but yes Canon do have a 9 point AF system and no info available about the Sony HX400V.

ISO: The ISO range of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V is more than Canon PowerShot SX60 HS, high sensitivity sensors have more ISO range and hence the you get cleaner low-light images.

Better Shutter Range: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V features better shutter range compared to Canon PowerShot SX60 HS. 

Top Continuous shooting speed: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V features fast shooting speed compared to Canon PowerShot SX60 HS.

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS vs. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V 2

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Video Mode: Canon PowerShot SX60 HS features full HD video recording @ 30fps frame rate and HD video recoding@30fps.

Sony HX400V Video Mode: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V features full HD video recording @ 60 and 24 fps frame rate. Supported formats MP4, MPEG-4 AVCHD videos with stereo sound at 60p, and 24p for a film look.

Battery Life (CIPA): Canon PowerShot SX60 HS battery rating is 340 shots and other hand Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V battery rating is 300 shots. According to CIPA.

Weight: Canon PowerShot SX60 HS light-weight than Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V.

WiFi and NFC: Both camera offers built in WiFi and NFC connectivity.

High ISO Test Between Canon PowerShot SX60 HS vs. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS vs. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V 5


Verdict: The Canon gives you more optical zoom (approx 15X more than Sony) , So if you are looking for a Megazoom camera we recommend you to go with Canon SX60 HS.

Canon SX60 HS at Amazon || Sony HX400V at AMazon

4 comments to Canon SX60 HS vs. Sony HX400V

  • leslie briddon

    why for canon is screen type ’tilt’ when the hinge on it looks like swivel??

  • Randall H. Adams

    On the Macro comment. The Canon 60 does focus 1 cm closer but it has a 21mm lens while the Sony 400V has a 24mm lens. A Macro taken with the wider angle lens of the Canon when compared to the narrower angle lens of the Sony shows little or no difference in the size of the object in the photograph from limited tests I have done. Should this be explored before you say the Canon has a better Macro than the Sony?

  • Canon SX60 doesn’t have LCD/EVF button but SonyHX400V does.

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