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Sony DSC-HX400
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Sony DSCHX400B Digital Camera

20.1MP 50x 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

Average Expert Reviews

Expert review website zoom.nl scored this Sony camera 76 out of 100.

User Reviews Are Good

DSC-HX400 owners on average rated this digital camera 87%.

Best Seller

The DSC-HX400 is one the top selling digital camera currently on sale.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Bridge cameras manufactured by Sony have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all cameras (not just bridge cameras) and found that Sony also has good ratings across its entire range.

Good Quality Lens

Three Sony DSC-HX400 reviewers said in their reviews that the Sony DSC-HX400 had a good zoom. Expert website Amateurphotographer.co.uk said in their review of the Sony DSC-HX400 “With a very impressive 50x optical zoom that has a 35mm focal-length equivalent of 24-1200mm it is a true ‘super-zoom”. Amateurphotographer.co.uk also wrote “With the advantage of a super zoom”. Amateurphotographer.co.uk also mentioned “This zoom range is extensive enough for the majority of situations”.

Good Size

One person who reviewed it mentioned that it was compact. Amateurphotographer.co.uk mentioned in their review “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400 produces images that are comparable to a mid-range compact camera”.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on digital cameras of a comparable type and age 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.

Other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available that you might want to consider include the Fujifilm FinePix SL300[plb_1334660_price], or the Sony DSC-H400[plb_2169604_price] which is cheaper.

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Has a GPS

has a GPS

The DSC-HX400 has a GPS. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age do not have a GPS.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Sony DSC-HX400 supports WiFi connectivity. Most of the other bridge cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DSC-HX400 do not support WiFi connectivity.

Alternative cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available that you might also want to consider include the Sony RX10[plb_2051754_price] which has better reviews; or the Fujifilm FinePix S9200[plb_2145008_price] which is cheaper.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

Comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DSC-HX400 have digital zooms of between 2x and 500x, and the average digital zoom is 16x. The DSC-HX400 has one of the biggest digital zooms (126 times zoom factor) amongst bridge cameras of this age.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The Sony DSC-HX400 has one of the bigger optical zooms (50 times zoom factor) amongst digital cameras of this age. The optical zooms of bridge cameras that have been available for more than two years range from 4x to 65x, and the average optical zoom is 31x.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 50x optical zoom digital cameras and we think cheaper cameras such as the Fujifilm FinePix S9200[plb_2145008_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The DSC-HX400 supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago also support Full HD video.

Other digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Sony RX10[plb_2051754_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_3140190_price].

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support Full HD video to this camera and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_1875132_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DSC-HX400 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DSC-HX400 also have a built-in flash.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might also want to consider including the Sony RX10[plb_2051754_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_3140190_price] which has better reviews.

It is worth also looking at alternative digital cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_1875132_price].

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The DSC-HX400 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also have an image stabiliser.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other digital cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including the Sony RX10[plb_2051754_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_3140190_price] which has better reviews.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabiliser and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_1875132_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite High Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 20.1 megapixels, the Sony DSC-HX400 has a quite high megapixel count compared to most of the other bridge cameras that have been available for more than two years. The megapixel counts of bridge cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 12MP to 21MP.

There are a number of other 20.1MP digital cameras currently available that you might want to look at including the Sony DSC-H400[plb_2169604_price] which is cheaper.

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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 similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this bridge camera digital camera is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Fujifilm FinePix HS30[plb_1334661_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated); or the Fujifilm FinePix SL300[plb_1334660_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and cheaper).

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector

The DSC-HX400 has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most cameras of this type and age. The most frequently found HDMI connector is Mini, but this HDMI connector is not found on this camera. The HDMI connectors Micro are also found on this Sony camera.

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Has Seven White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the DSC-HX400 is more than most bridge cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-HX400. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent" and "Incandescent" are also found on this digital camera.

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Has Two Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the DSC-HX400 is more than most digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. The most frequently found photo effect is Vivid, but this photo effect is not found on this camera. The photo effects Antique and Black&White are also found on this digital camera.

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Fairly Many Total Megapixel Count

The least total megapixel count of cameras of a similar age and type to the DSC-HX400 is 12MP, the most is 22MP, and the average total megapixel count is 17MP. The DSC-HX400 has one of the more total megapixel counts (21.1 megapixels) amongst bridge cameras of this age.

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Fairly High JPEG Frame Rate

At 50 frames per second, the DSC-HX400 has a fairly high JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-HX400. The average JPEG frame rate of similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DSC-HX400 is 36fps, and the JPEG frame rates range from 24fps to 60fps.

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Quite High Display Resolution

With a display resolution of 921,600 pixels, the DSC-HX400 has a quite high display resolution compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-HX400. Bridge cameras that were released more than two years ago have display resolutions of between 460 pixels and 1,500,000 pixels.

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Fairly High Maximum ISO Speed

The average maximum ISO speed of similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 8,000. At 12,800, the DSC-HX400 has a fairly high maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other bridge cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-HX400.

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5152 X 3864 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The DSC-HX400 has a 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most bridge cameras that have been available for more than two years. The worst image resolution of all digital cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-HX400 is 4000 x 3000 pixels and the best is 5472 x 3648 pixels.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture

The maximum apertures of digital cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-HX400 range from 2.7 to 20, and the average maximum aperture is 6.7. With a maximum aperture of 6.5, the DSC-HX400 has one of the smaller maximum apertures amongst bridge cameras of this age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the DSC-HX400 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by bridge cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-HX400. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this Sony camera supports a video resolution of 1440 x 1080 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution across all digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-HX400.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolution is the worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera.

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Supports Four Camera File Systems

The DSC-HX400 has a greater number of camera file systems than most cameras that are a comparable age to it. The most commonly supported camera file system is Exif 2.3, but this camera file system is not supported by this Sony digital camera. The camera file systems Exif, DCF, DPOF and MPF are also supported by this camera.

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Supports Twenty ISO Speeds

The DSC-HX400 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago. This camera supports a 160 ISO speed, which is the most commonly supported ISO speed supported by digital cameras of this age and type. The ISO speeds "80", "100", "125", "200", "250", "320", "400", "500", "640", "800", "1000", "1250", "1600", "2000", "2500", "3200", "6400", "12800" and "Auto" are also supported by this Sony digital camera.

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H.264 Video Format

This camera supports an AVC|H.264|MP4 video format, which is typical of many bridge cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time 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 cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Supports One Power Source

The Sony DSC-HX400 has a greater number of power sources than most cameras of this age and type. This Sony camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most commonly supported power source supported by digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-HX400.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is the most frequently found focus on cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Recording

The DSC-HX400 does not support video recording, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-HX400 also do not support video recording.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support video recording to this camera and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_3140190_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix HS30[plb_1334661_price] is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years are not 3D compatible. The DSC-HX400 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

Digital cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72[plb_1983697_price].

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago, the DSC-HX400 is not waterproof.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The Sony DSC-HX400 has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This Sony digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-HX400. The flash modes "Fill-in", "Flash off" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Sony camera.

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Only Has Seven Shooting Modes

The DSC-HX400 has a greater number of shooting modes than most bridge cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on bridge cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-HX400. The shooting modes "Aperture priority", "Manual", "Movie", "Program", "Scene" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this Sony camera.

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Only Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The DSC-HX400 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This Sony digital camera has a Manual light exposure mode, which is the most frequently 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 camera.

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Very Short Maximum Battery Life

With a maximum battery life of only 2.5 hours, the DSC-HX400 has a fairly short maximum battery life compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DSC-HX400. Across all the bridge cameras that were released more than two years ago the maximum battery lives range from 2.5h to 9h, and the average maximum battery life is 3.9h.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The DSC-HX400 has a greater number of supported image formats than most bridge cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by bridge cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-HX400.

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Heavy

The lightest camera that was launched more than two years ago is 100g , the heaviest is 910g, and the average weight is 500g. With a weight of 628 grams, the DSC-HX400 is one of the heavier digital cameras of this spec and age amongst bridge cameras of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 628g cameras currently available including cheaper digital cameras such as the Sony DSC-H400[plb_2169604_price].

Alternative digital cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the FinePix HS30EXR[pl_2071810_price] (637g), or the FinePix HS30[pl_1334661_price] (637g) both from Fujifilm which also has a higher rating.

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Only One Supported Battery

The DSC-HX400 is a one supported battery camera.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture

Across all the bridge cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-HX400 the minimum apertures range from 2.5 to 19, and the average minimum aperture is 3.5. The DSC-HX400 has one of the larger minimum apertures (3.4) amongst cameras of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-HX400

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Sony released the DSC-HX400.

Average Screen Size

The DSC-HX400 has a pretty standard screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-HX400.

We compared all the other 3" screen cameras to this digital camera and we think the Fujifilm FinePix HS30[plb_1334661_price] which has better reviews; or the Fujifilm FinePix SL300[plb_1334660_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Aspheric Element
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focus
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range
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
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
Lens Magnification Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Camera File System
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Maximum Battery Life
Shot Per Battery Charge
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Networking
Wireless LAN Type
Other Features
Technical Details
Image Processor

Expert Reviews

(4)

In good light, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400 produces images that are comparable to a mid-range compact camera but with the advantage of a super zoom. This zoom range is extensive enough for the...

20 October 2015

Ben je het sjouwen met je zware en grote reflex met bijbehorende objectieven helemaal zat, maar vind je een traditionele compact toch veel te klein, dan is een bridge camera misschien wel het... Read more…

Eye detector for switching automatically between LCD and EVF
Good picture quality
Excellent video mode with PASM functions and focus peaking
50x zoom lens with effective stabilisation
WiFi NFC GPS
Poorquality EVF prone to rainbow effects
Response times (AF, photo saving etc
) are down on the previous model
No touchscreen
Can't shoot in raw
15 August 2014

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22 November 2014

Viele Produkte sind vor allem dank günstiger Preise die Amazon-Bestseller. Doch der Test zeigt, dass es die meisten dieser vermeintlichen Schnäppchen nie in die Top 10 der COMPUTER...

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User Reviews

(19)
Reviewed 2 September 2014 by FK
FK would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX400V (Verified Purchase)

At first, I must apologize for an error on my previous review for this camera. I was actually commenting on the A6000 Sony camera. The HX400V is an excellent camera. It is the best non DSLR camera... Read more…

Easy to Use
Great Resolution
Great Zoom
Fast Shutter Speed
Large Clear LCD
Processing Time Too Long
Lag Shutter Delay
Short Battery Life
Complicated Controls
Poor Image Stabilization
Reviewed 15 August 2015 by Brahim

I had this camera from last year, it is the best one I ever had, clear photos, big zoom without losing the photos quality! many and many good things that I cannot describe here. I tried with... Read more…

Reviewed 30 May 2015 by Daldad
Daldad would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX400

I'm a professional photographer and videographer, so you know. For stills and professional shoots I normally use my Nikons. I was searching for a carry around camera/ point and shoot, when I found... Read more…

Reviewed 28 May 2015 by SSSk

I bought it yesterday. Excellent Picture Quality. Great zoom. Well done Sony...

Reviewed 16 March 2015 by ArtisticCreator

I purchased this last year as an upgrade to my HX100 (which takes a better image) and as a smaller version of my A77 for taking into concerts. Well it's not much of an improvement over the HX100... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony hx400, sony hx400v, sony hx400vb, sony dschx400, sony dschx400v, sony dschx400b, sony dschx400vb
Barcodes 00027242877887, 00617689595163, 00700686602825, 00845251071689, 02724292320230, 04905524981414, 04905524981469, 04905524981483, 04905524981506

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