The Nikon Coolpix P900 and the Sony HX400V are two digital cameras that will let you capture high resolution images in a wide range of situations. Both cameras have similar features and are in the same price bracket, so what’s the difference?
We have analyzed the features of both the Nikon Coolpix P900 and the Sony HX400V to see which one we think is the better camera.
The Nikon Coolpix P900 has 16 megapixel CMOS image sensors which will give you sharp images but the Sony HX400V has 20.4 megapixel CMOS image sensors that will give you greater clarity when your images are cropped and enlarged. Both cameras work well in low light situations without the use of the flash.
The Nikon Coolpix P900 has a super powerful 83 times optical zoom, letting you get even closer to your images while maintaining the sharpness and clarity. The Sony HX400V will still let you get close to your subjects with a 50 times optical zoom.
Both cameras are larger in size than most compact digital cameras and will require either a carrying strap or case to transport them. The Nikon Coolpix P900 is the larger of the two, measuring 5.39 by 5.51 by 4.06 inches.
The Sony HX400V is a little smaller, measuring 4.06 by 5.1 by 3.67 inches. The Nikon Coolpix P900 also weighs a little more at 1.98 lbs compared to the Sony HX400V which weighs 1.46 lbs.
Both cameras have built in WiFi so you can connect to your other devices and share your images and videos instantly with friends and family. Both cameras can also be remotely controlled via an app on your phone, allowing you to take unique shots.
The Nikon Coolpix P900 has a powerful 166 times Dynamic Fine Zoom with telephoto lens which gets you even closer to your subjects. Both cameras film videos in full HD and both have GPS so you can record the locations of where you take your photos.
Ease of Use
Both models are easy to use and have optical image stabilization technology to help reduce shake and vibration even when zoomed in. Both cameras have a 3 inch LCD monitor screen with the screen on the Sony HX400V being able to tilt and the Nikon Coolpix P900 having a swiveling vari-angle screen.
The two cameras each feature electronic viewfinders in addition to the LCD monitors and have both manual and automatic modes so you can adjust the shutter speed and focus of your images.
Both the Sony HX400V and the Nikon Coolpix P900 are great cameras that will give you high resolution images and are ideal for beginners. However, we think the better camera is the Nikon Coolpix P900 because it will let you get incredibly close to your subjects.
The Nikon Coolpix P900 benefits from a swiveling LCD screen, which helps when shooting videos, and has easy to use control buttons. The Sony HX400V is still a good choice if you’re looking for a less expensive camera.
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