Sony H400 is a megazoom camera from Nikon and P530 is a successor if Nikon P520 but limited upto 42X only, Sony H400 comes with a CCD sensor that creates more Noise under low-light condition and on the other hand Nikon comes with a BSI CMOS sensor that creates less noise, consumes less power and records full HD videos… detailed specification below
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400 Major Features
- 20.1MP 1/2.3″ Super HAD CCD Sensor
- BIONZ R Image Processor
- 63x Optical Zoom 24.5-1550mm Equiv.
- 3″ Clear Photo 460k-Dot LCD & Viewfinder
- 720p HD Movie Mode
- Optical Steady Shot Image Stabilization
- 360˚ Sweep Panorama
- Easy Mode For Simple Camera Menu
- Intelligent Auto & Smile Shutter
- Picture Effect & Party Mode
Nikon COOLPIX P530 Major Features
- 16.1MP 1/2.3″ CMOS Image Sensor
- NIKKOR 4.3-180mm f/3-5.9 VR Lens
- 24-1000mm (35mm Equivalent)
- 42x Optical Zoom & 82x Dynamic Fine Zoom
- Full HD 1920 x 1080 Video Recording
- Electronic Viewfinder & 3″ LCD Display
- Manual Exposure Control
- Built-In Flash
- Wi-Fi with Optional WU-1a Adapter
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400 vs. Nikon COOLPIX P530 Specification Comparison Table.
Megapixel: With Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400 you get more megapixels, don’t fall in Megapixel Marketing Myth because more megapixel DONOT increase image quality, but 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 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400 over Nikon COOLPIX P530.
Aperture Range: Nikon COOLPIX P530 aperture Range is better than Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400, 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: Nikon COOLPIX P530 have more close-up macro range than Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400.
ISO: The ISO range of Nikon COOLPIX P530 is more than Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400, high sensitivity sensor have more ISO range and hence the you get cleaner low-light images.
Better Shutter Range: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400 features better shutter range compared to Nikon COOLPIX P530.
Top Continuous shooting speed: Nikon COOLPIX P530 features fast shooting speed compared to Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400.
Better Video Mode: Nikon COOLPIX P530 Supports Full HD Video capture mode @ 30fps frame rate, but only HD recoding available in Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400.
Wireless connectivity: Nikon COOLPIX P530 have optional Wi-Fi that and other hand Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400 have no wireless connectivity available.
Battery Life (CIPA): Nikon COOLPIX P530 battery rating is 300 shots and other hand Nikon COOLPIX P530 battery rating is 240 shots. According to CIPA.
Dimensions: Nikon COOLPIX P530 is smaller than Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400.
Weight: Nikon COOLPIX P530 light-weight than Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400.
Verdict: Sony H400 gives you excellent zoom range but Nikon P530 gives you bit better core specification that includes more ISO range, better continuous shooting speed and Full HD video recording with 60fps frame rate.
If you are a megazoom fan go for Sony H400, however if you are looking for a overall perfect zoom camera go for Nikon P530.