Nikon P900 vs Sony HX400 Comparison

Nikon has announced its superzoom Coolpix P900 bridge camera. Here is a quick review and comparison for the new Nikon P900 vs Sony HX400 digital compact system cameras.

To see the difference between Nikon P900 vs Sony HX400 digital cameras, we take a look at the specifications comparison of both cameras.

Nikon Coolpix P900 bridge camera features a 16-megapixel image sensor and a mind-blowing F2.8-6.5 24-2000mm equivalent zoom.  The specs list also includes built-in Wi-Fi with NFC, 7 fps burst shooting, built-in EVF and a fully articulated 3″ 921k-dot LCD.

Sony HX400 features a 20.4 megapixel Exmor RTM CMOS sensor, BIONZ X processor, 50X (24-1200mm equiv) zoom, DSLR-style handling, tilting 3″ LCD, and 1080/60p video recording.

Specifications Comparison of Nikon P900 vs Sony HX400 Cameras


Below you can see the specs comparison table of Nikon P900 vs Sony HX400 compact cameras. Some differences like sensor, image size, shooting speed, lcd size etc.. detailed as bold on the table.

Feature Nikon P900 Sony HX400
Sensor Resolution 16.1 MP 20.4 MP
Low-pass Filter Yes Yes
Sensor Size 1/2.3″ (6.17×4.55mm) 1/2.3″ (6.17×4.55mm)
Optical Zoom 83.3x 50x
Aperture Range f/2.8 – f/6.5 f/2.8 – f/6.3
Macro 1cm 1cm
IS / VR Optical Optical
AF System Contrast Detect (sensor) Contrast Detect (sensor)
ISO 100-12800 100-12800
Shutter min/max 15-1/4000 sec 30-1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting Speed 7 FPS 10 FPS
Video 1920 x 1080 (60p) 1920 x 1080 (60p)
Lcd 3.0″ Fully Articulated LCD 922k dots 3.0″ Rear Screen Tilting LCD 922k dots
Viewfinder 100% EVF 100% EVF
Hot Shoe No Yes
Wi-Fi Built-in with NFC Built-in with NFC
Battery Life 360 shots 380 shots
Dimensions 140x 103 x 137 mm 130x 93 x 103 mm
Weight 890g 660g

As a verdict we can say both cameras have similar specs but as you might guess while Nikon P900 provides more zoom with the same ISO sensitivity, Sony HX400 gives you a faster shutter speed and continuous shooting mode.

So if you are looking for a zoom camera you may prefer Nikon P900 but it will cost you $200 more than the Sony HX400. Based on the specifications comparison we recommend Sony HX400 bridge camera. It costs you around $400. If you really need more zoom power than you can go with the Nikon P900 digital camera.

Nikon Coolpix P900 Camera Price

Buy Nikon Coolpix P900 Camera
Nikon Coolpix P900 $599.95 Amazon | Adorama

  • alaska99801

    Not a very good review. Too many of the specs of the Sony you got wrong. The camera itself tell you on the lense that is 2.8-6.3 you got that wrong.
    HX400 does 1080 x 60p you said 60i… Pretty bad review when you cant get the written specs correct.