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Sony DSC-H400
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Sony DSCH400B Digital Camera

20.1MP 63x CCD Feb 2014
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
Zooms like a pro, handles like a DSLR camera, but as easy to use as a compact. The H400 has a massive 63x optical zoom and a 20.1 effective megapixel Super HAD CCD sensor. See the life in every... More
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33 Reasons For

Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, people who bought this bridge camera digital camera rated it as 88%.

Good Product Quality

Some Sony DSC-H400 owners considered that it was good quality. In November last year 555 said on Amazon “Even many smartphones make better quality shots and have better auto mode for quick point” in their review. 555 also wrote “In this price range up to 200pounds, can you get better image quality, raw format”. A Customer wrote two years ago “Good quality beginners' camera” in their review of the Sony DSC-H400.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Six Sony DSC-H400 owners thought the product had a good viewfinder. Be Bop said in their review of the Sony DSC-H400 “Useful to have both a proper viewfinder and a decent size screen on the back” . Echelon said “Has a larger lens, view finder, specific lithium ion battery” . Philip Edwards wrote on Amazon “Viewfinder is adequate”.

Some Sony DSC-H400 owners who reviewed the product thought it had a good screen. Amazon Customer said this year “I prefer using the screen as opposed to the viewfinder because of the larger size” in their review and gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars. Echelon rated the product 80 out of 100 and mentioned on Amazon “The camera has a nice clear display to view your pictures, controls”. Expert review site Ephotozine.com wrote two years ago “A 3inch screen and built in electronic viewfinder”.

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Good Quality Pictures

A few customers who reviewed the Sony DSC-H400 reckoned that it was able to produce good images. 555 wrote in their review “Its hard to make great looking crisp images that won't need editing on a PC, not a very good camera for point” however they only gave it a score of 40 out of 100. 555 also mentioned “3) / 460,800 dots / Xtra Fine / TFT LCD display, you don't get a viewfinder on many bridge cams) - Has some nice image effects including Partial color”. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Likes to take decent photos” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

Three customers who reviewed it agreed that it had a good picture resolution. Last year Ft85915 wrote “6) A very measly continuous shooting speed of 0.71fps! I would personally save the money” in their review of the Sony DSC-H400.

Some Sony DSC-H400 reviewers said in their reviews that the Sony DSC-H400 had a good image sensor. Expert website Photographyblog.com wrote two years ago “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400 is an affordable super-zoom camera, offering a 63x, 24.5-1550mm zoom lens, 20.1 megapixel Super HAD CCD sensor, 720p HD video recording with stereo sound”.

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce clear pictures. Eb said last year “The clarity, ease of use, price” in their review. Getinoldquick gave it a score of 4 stars and wrote “Would recommend for anybody taking landscape or still photography as quality and clarity are great” in their review.

A few Sony DSC-H400 reviewers said in their reviews that the Sony DSC-H400 was good in low light. A few weeks ago Eddie Mansfield said “The camera does work well in low light and have had pleasing results with that”.

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Good Video Capture

Some customers wrote in their reviews that the product was good for video recording. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Don't buy this if you want a camera which is good for shooting video, get a camcorder or use your phone (iphone SE records 4k”. Damien Cunningham mentioned on Amazon “I had no problem with the video though the mono sound is slightly annoying again only slightly”. Dominic S. Quail said “Takes decent enough movies” in his review and gave the product a rating of 4 stars.

Good Quality Lens

Several Sony DSC-H400 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera considered that it had a good zoom. Last year 555 said in their review of this digital camera “It also has smart digital zoom) - Multi Point AF, Center Weighted AF, Spot AF, Tracking Focus, Face Tracking Focus - Viewfinder (electronic.”. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-H400 on Amazon “The zoom is awesome”. Amazon Customer also wrote “This camera has it all, when you work out what everything does the auto zoom will get you sharp pictures of items several miles away”.

Several people who purchased the Sony DSC-H400 thought it had a good autofocus. Amazon Customer gave the product a score of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Both in sharp focus” in their review of the Sony DSC-H400. Jc wrote in his Sony DSC-H400 review “Only issue (which is certainly not specific to it) is it's difficult to focus at higher zoom, being the use of a stable surface or tripod advised”. Massimo Gaetani mentioned on Amazon “Great bridge camera; good autofocus and exposure, all the manual ovverides you might need from time to time” in their review.

A few customers who reviewed this digital camera said that it had a good lens. Ian Fairweather wrote in his review of this digital camera “I had a play with the zoom lens, close ups seem to be ok”. Lvlickey mentioned on Amazon “The telephoto lens is great” in their review. Massimo Gaetani wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Great tele lens”.

One Sony DSC-H400 reviewer said that it had a good image stabiliser. Sladey93 gave it a rating of 4 stars and wrote in their review “+ Video has a stabilisation mode which works well”.

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Easy to Use

Some customers who purchased it said that it was easy to use. A Customer wrote on Amazon “Very easy to use and takes good photos” in their review of this digital camera. Amazon Customer wrote in their Sony DSC-H400 review in November last year “Easy to use and set up” . Amazon Customer also wrote “On plus side its easy to use and the picture quality, even when on full zoom Is very good”.

Several Sony DSC-H400 owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use the menus. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon in November “Still offers a good amount of customizable settings if you want to make the effort to learn how to use them.” in their review. Last year Dominic S. Quail said on Amazon “The software menus are easy enough to navigate”. Dostoevsky Ate My Hamster mentioned in their review of the Sony DSC-H400 “I realise that sports photography is an art in itself and often requires very specific aperture and iso settings to get it perfect.” .

A few Sony DSC-H400 reviewers reckoned that the Sony DSC-H400 was comfortable and easy to hold. John Davis said in his Sony DSC-H400 review on Amazon “Nicely balanced to hold and set up shots” and gave the product a very good review score. Kay scored the Sony DSC-H400 very highly and she wrote “Really easy to use for an amateur like me! Comfortable grip, easy zoom, easy to take out memory card”. Lancasterram said in their review “The camera feels right for my hands, very comfortable and not overly heavy”.

Some customers wrote in their reviews that the Sony DSC-H400 was easy to setup. Damien Cunningham said on Amazon “The camera was very easy to set up”. Lancasterram gave the product an excellent review and mentioned on Amazon two years ago “It was easy to set up”. A few weeks ago Rani wrote on Amazon “Setting up the camera was quick and uncomplicated”.

One person who purchased it concluded that it performed as expected. Robert Moon mentioned on Amazon “It does exactly what it says on the box” in his Sony DSC-H400 review and gave the product a very good rating. One person thought this digital camera had a good experience. Jd mentioned in their review “It obviously also lets you choose your own setting if you are a more experience photographer with Manual, Aperture, Shutter” .

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Good Battery Life

A number of Sony DSC-H400 reviewers who purchased the product agreed that it had a good battery life. 555 said on Amazon “Saves battery power for the price of having lower resolution than the 3.0'' (7.5cm) (4” but even so they rated it 2 stars. Amazon Customer rated this digital camera as excellent and wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-H400 on Amazon in November last year “Battery had enough charge in it to use immediately”. Amazon Customer also wrote “Well laid out controls, quick record button for example Good battery life Great overall camera for a low price Cons”.

Robust

Some customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was well made. A Southall wrote “A good quality build” in their review and gave the product an excellent rating. Be Bop said in their review on Amazon “Camera is well made and not too heavy to carry around all day”. In November this year David Pead mentioned “Worth every pennie would recommend to a friend, have used it quite a lot since purchasing it well made”.

One customer who bought the Sony DSC-H400 reckoned that it was sealed. Sladey93 wrote “It keeps the camera nice and sealed preventing dirt”.

One Sony DSC-H400 owner concluded that this digital camera was reliable. In November this year Rani gave this digital camera a score of 80 out of 100 and said on Amazon “Any SD card can be utilised, I went for a SanDisk SD card as I’ve found them to be highly reliable and fast”.

One Sony DSC-H400 reviewer reckoned that this digital camera was easy to damage or scratch. One customer who reviewed the product wrote that it was strong and durable. Gareth Peter Goodwin mentioned in their review on Amazon “Usual Sony quality, body is a Matt black plastic, tough and easy to handle”.

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Nice Design

Some people who reviewed the Sony DSC-H400 said that it was smooth. Gareth Peter Goodwin mentioned on Amazon “Zooms in/out very smooth” in their review of the Sony DSC-H400. Rog mentioned on Amazon “Focusing smooth” in their review of the Sony DSC-H400.

A number of people thought the Sony DSC-H400 was good looking. Two years ago Damien Cunningham mentioned on Amazon “Okay first thing out of the box this camera is very stylish much more expensive looking that it actually is” nonetheless he only gave the product a rating of 3 stars. Hillary mentioned on Amazon “Beautiful camera”. Hillary also mentioned “Great zoom quality, nice, beautiful and efficient”.

Several people concluded that it was a good design. In November this year Dostoevsky Ate My Hamster wrote on Amazon “I've worked in print and design so know a reasonable quality (ie” in their review of the Sony DSC-H400. Expert review site Macworld.co.uk said “Again we have a DSLR-like design complete with huge ha” in their Sony DSC-H400 review.

A number of people who purchased the product thought it was neat. Runman said in their review of the Sony DSC-H400 on Amazon “Very neat and manageable camera with multiple features - worth having”.

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Popular Choice

Across all digital cameras, the DSC-H400 is one the most popular products currently on sale according to Amazon sales data.

Good Technical Features

Six Sony DSC-H400 reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it had good features. In November Amazon Customer said “Overall, I would definitely recommend this camera because for a bridge it has really good features and great quality”. Ellen Howells scored the Sony DSC-H400 4 stars and she said on Amazon “Some features better than others over all a good camera” in her review of the Sony DSC-H400. R. Cunningham scored the product 5 stars and wrote in their review “The camera is fab and at a bargain price a very good camera to have with lots of features excellent bridge camera”.

Good Flash

A number of people mentioned that it had a good flash. Dominic S. Quail mentioned on Amazon “Nice bright flash” in his review of the Sony DSC-H400. Kay mentioned on Amazon last year “Good bright flash and pop up view finder - which I haven't yet needed even on a really bright day” in her Sony DSC-H400 review. Steve wrote “The flash is fairly standard it does the job”.

Sony Cameras Have Good Reviews

On average Sony bridge cameras have good reviews as do all digital cameras built by Sony.

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Very Big Digital Zoom

When compared to other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years that we have assessed, the digital zoom of the DSC-H400 of 500 times zoom factor is one of the biggest. Cameras of a similar age and spec to the DSC-H400 have digital zooms of between 2x and 500x, and the average digital zoom is 16x.

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CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the FinePix SL300[pl_1334660_price], or the FinePix SL240[pl_1349973_price] both from Fujifilm or the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS[plb_1410250_price].

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Very Big Optical Zoom

Bridge cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-H400 have optical zooms of between 4x and 65x. At 63 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-H400 has a very big optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Sony DSC-H400 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-H400.

There are a number of other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to consider including the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS[plb_2412545_price] which is cheaper; or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72[plb_1983697_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix SL300[plb_1334660_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The DSC-H400 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

Other digital cameras with an image stabiliser currently available which you might want to look at include a cheaper camera such as the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS[plb_2412545_price] or you might consider a higher scoring camera such as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72[plb_1983697_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix SL300[plb_1334660_price].

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Fairly High Megapixel Count

The lowest megapixel count of cameras of a similar age and spec to the DSC-H400 is 12MP and the highest is 21MP. The Sony DSC-H400 has one of the higher megapixel counts (20.1 megapixels) amongst cameras of this age.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 20.1MP cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the DSC-HX400[pl_2173117_price], and the DSC-H300[pl_1611594_price] both from Sony is also worth considering.

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SD Memory Card

SD memory card

This digital camera supports a MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on cameras that were launched more than two years ago. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If you want a digital camera with a better memory card type then you might want to look at the FinePix SL300[pl_1334660_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated), or the FinePix SL240[pl_1349973_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated) both from Fujifilm or the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS[plb_1410250_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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Has Five White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the DSC-H400 is more than most digital cameras of this age and type. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on digital cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-H400. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Incandescent" are also found on this Sony digital camera.

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5152 X 3864 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Sony DSC-H400 has a higher image resolution than most cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This Sony camera has a 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all digital cameras of this spec and age the worst image resolution is 4000 x 3000 pixels and the best is 5472 x 3648 pixels.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture

Cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-H400 have maximum apertures of between 2.7 and 20. At 6.5, the DSC-H400 has a quite small maximum aperture compared to most of the other bridge cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the DSC-H400 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. The most frequently supported camera file system is Exif 2.3, but this camera file system is not supported by this camera. The camera file systems DCF, DPOF and Exif are also supported by this Sony camera.

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Supports Eight ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the DSC-H400 is more than most bridge cameras that have been available for more than two years. The most commonly supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this Sony camera. The ISO speeds 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 and Auto are also supported by this camera.

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H.264 Video Format

This camera supports an AVC|H.264|MP4 video format, which is the most frequently supported video format on cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most commonly found light exposure correction on similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The DSC-H400 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-H400. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Sony digital camera. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). Across all comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-H400 the video resolution ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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TFT Display

The DSC-H400 has a better display than most cameras of this type and age. This camera has a TFT display, whereas most cameras of this age and type have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight.

This digital camera's display (TFT) is actually the best display amongst all bridge cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-H400.

An LCD display is the worst display amongst similar types of digital camera.

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Supports One Power Source

The number of power sources supported by the DSC-H400 is more than most bridge cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most commonly supported power source supported by bridge cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-H400.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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Quite Small Minimum ISO Speed

At only 80, the DSC-H400 has a quite small minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age. Bridge cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-H400 have minimum ISO speed of between 64 and 400, and the average minimum ISO speed is 93.

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20 Reasons Against

Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this bridge camera digital camera is 69 out of 100 based on eight expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Camera Labs and Mac World.

Unacceptable Noise Level

A number of Sony DSC-H400 owners agreed that it was not noisy. Amazon Customer said in November this year “In low light it's very noisy” in their Sony DSC-H400 review. Amazon Customer also said “The screen shows a noisy image, however when you actually take the photo it isn't noisy at all”. Jd said “After a full day of use the lens got smother and less noisy and eventually the Smart setting worked without error” although they scored this digital camera 80 out of 100.

Poor Connectivity

One Sony DSC-H400 reviewer who reviewed the Sony DSC-H400 considered that it did not have gps. This year Mr. C. Ayliffe mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Other minus points are no gps or paper manual included.” although they rated it 80 out of 100.

One customer who purchased this digital camera thought it was not good in terms of USB connections. Dominic S. Quail mentioned in his review of the Sony DSC-H400 “The connector on the side isn't standard mini \ micro USB which is a bit of a pain” .

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Poor Support

A number of Sony DSC-H400 owners who purchased it concluded that it did not have good technical guidance. Alan Johnson said in November “One complaint, as mentioned by numerous other reviewers is the lack of a comprehensive instruction booklet”. C. Finch mentioned in their review of this digital camera this year “Cons The manual is truly awful, online only”. C. Finch also mentioned “And even then its bad, lacking detail and guidance that is essential to beginners or even intermediate users”.

Not Good in Terms of Size

A number of Sony DSC-H400 reviewers who bought the product thought it was not heavy and bulky. Amazon Customer wrote last year “Light compared to a bulky dslr” in their review of this digital camera. Boblamb said two years ago “To carry when my A77 is too heavy and bulky”. Damien Cunningham said in the same month “I have no idea how some users found this camera heavy or bulky I found it to be perfectly balanced with the correct size to weight ratio” and gave it a score of 3 stars.

A few people mentioned in their reviews that the product was not a good depth. C. Finch mentioned this year “Have a spare on hand) Difficult to create depth of field blur” in their Sony DSC-H400 review nonetheless they rated the Sony DSC-H400 4 stars. Ian Fairweather wrote on Amazon “Initial thoughts are that there is a blue bias to the photos and a lack of depth of field” in his review of the Sony DSC-H400.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Sony DSC-H400 does not support Full HD video, unlike most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DSC-H400 which support Full HD video.

It is worth considering alternative cameras which also support Full HD video including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72[plb_1983697_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix S9200[plb_2145008_price] or the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS[plb_2412545_price].

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The DSC-H400 does not support video recording. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-H400 also do not support video recording.

Other cameras which also support video recording that you might also want to look at include the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS[plb_1410250_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_3140190_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix SL240[plb_1349973_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other cameras of this age and type, the DSC-H400 does not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a WiFi connectivity and we think the FinePix S9200[pl_2145008_price], or the FinePix S1[pl_2145007_price] both from Fujifilm or the Sony RX10[plb_2051754_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-H400, the Sony DSC-H400 is not 3D compatible.

If you want a camera that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72[plb_1983697_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most bridge cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-H400 do not have a GPS. The DSC-H400 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

Other digital cameras which also have a GPS that you might want to look at include the Sony DSC-HX400[plb_2173117_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Most digital cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-H400 are not waterproof. The DSC-H400 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Only Features Three Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Sony DSC-H400 is more than most bridge cameras that are a comparable age to it. This digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on bridge cameras that have been around for more than two years. The flash modes "Flash On" and "Flash Off" are also featured on this Sony digital camera.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modes

The Sony DSC-H400 has a greater number of shooting modes than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This digital camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on digital cameras of this spec and age. The shooting modes "Manual" and "Movie" are also found on this camera.

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Only Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the DSC-H400 is more than most cameras of this type and age. This camera has a Manual light exposure mode, which is the most commonly found light exposure mode found on cameras of this type and age. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE", "Auto" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Sony camera.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

Across all the bridge cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-H400 the maximum ISO speeds range from 1,600 to 26,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 8,000. The DSC-H400 has one of the lower maximum ISO speeds (only 3,200) amongst bridge cameras of this age.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the DSC-H400 is more than most cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-H400.

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Heavy

With a weight of 628 grams, the DSC-H400 is quite heavy compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. The weights of digital cameras of this spec and age range from 100g to 910g.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 628g digital cameras and we think the Sony DSC-HX400[plb_2173117_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Alternative digital cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the FinePix S9200[pl_2145008_price] (577g and higher rated), or the FinePix S1[pl_2145007_price] (640g and higher rated) both from Fujifilm.

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Only One Supported Battery

Most bridge cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DSC-H400 have between one and three supported batteries, including the DSC-H400 which has one supported battery.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture

Across all the digital cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-H400 the minimum apertures range from 2.5 to 19. The Sony DSC-H400 has a quite large minimum aperture (3.4) compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DSC-H400.

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Thick

Bridge cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-H400 have depths of between 16mm and 150mm. The Sony DSC-H400 is one of the thicker comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DSC-H400 (122.3 millimeters) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-H400

Released Over Two Years Ago

Sony released the DSC-H400 over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

The DSC-H400 has a fairly standard screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-H400.

We compared all the other 3" screen cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the FinePix SL300[pl_1334660_price], and the FinePix SL240[pl_1349973_price] both from Fujifilm or the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS[plb_1410250_price] is also worth considering.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Focal Length Range
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focus
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Self-Timer
Camera File System
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Other Features
Technical Details

Expert Reviews

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3 November 2014

The Sony Cyber-shot H400 is a bridge super-zoom with a massive 63.3x optical range. Launched in February 2014 alongside the 35x H300, these models join the H200 released at the beginning of the... Read more…

28 May 2014

So whilst the H400 isn't the best bridge camera we have ever comes across, it's the best for this price at least. If you're looking for the power of a big zoom but only have the budget to pay a...

Not a million miles away from the chunky look and feel of Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-RX10, one of the best bridge cameras in recent memory, the Cyber-shot DSC-H400 could be viewed as the budget version... Read more…

30 April 2014

If you simply must have the most optical zoom possible, then the Sony Cyber-shot H400 certainly has it, with a 63x optical zoom lens. To get the best out of the camera you are best sticking to...

10 April 2014

If you're looking for the power of a big zoom but only have the budget to pay a little more than your average point and shoot, the H400 comes highly recommended. Though there is some obvious cost...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 10 July 2014 by Nurdoc

I purchased this for the zoom factor and price as it was cheaper than the Canon sx50. HOwever after using it for a couple of days I returned it and changed to the canon. The picture quality was... Read more…

Reviewed 18 August 2015 by Andnev

I am the owner of five digital (3 Sony, 1 Fuji, 1 Canon) cameras which I use for various purposes - this must be the best and was purchased on the strength of the digital zoom. Used for the first... Read more…

Reviewed 3 October 2014 by Retrochevy
(Verified Purchase)

I am a free lance photographer and own four 35MM Canon film cameras and Two Canon digital cameras - I bought this for my daughter - The lens is terrible - Across the range of the lens, nothing is... Read more…

Reviewed 30 July 2014 by Aussie's Shadow Productions
Aussie's Shadow Productions would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-H400 (Verified Purchase)

On my twice daily walks with my dog, I shoot about 30 nature pictures each day--mostly birds, odd plants, flowers, and other wildlife. To do this, I needed the greatest zoom possible, and the Sony... Read more…

Reviewed 13 April 2014 by JMS
JMS would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-H400 (Verified Purchase)

I use this camera for every occasion. The picture quality and ease of use are incredible. The zoom and steadiness of the camera at long distances is even more amazing. I had Canon and Nikon... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dsch400bceh
Barcodes 00845251071719, 00845251071726, 00845251071733, 00845251071740, 04905524981568, 04905524981629, 04905524981636, 04905524981650, 05013493248946

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