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Sony DSCH400B

$229.63
A classic and good value for money 20.1 megapixel 63 times zoom factor digital camera
Bridge 20.1MP 63x Yes Feb 2014
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Sony DSC-H400 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with very good reviews, we have ranked the Sony DSC-H400 number 126 across all digital cameras.
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Average

Why Has it Scored 59?

It has very good user reviews but ok expert reviews. 89% of buyers recommended this digital camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report it is reasonably priced, superior product quality and it is robust. However they also report unacceptable noise level.
This Sony digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Fairly high megapixel
5152 x 3864 pixels image resolution
Heavy
Very small viewfinder screen size

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared the DSC-H400 with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for portrait photography, ranking number 9999999 in portrait photography cameras. However good for everyday photography, ranking number 9999999 in everyday photography cameras as well being average for sports photography, ranking number 9999999 in sports photography cameras.
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How Big is the Sony DSC-H400?

The Sony DSC-H400 is 129.6mm wide and 95mm tall. It is 122.3mm deep and weighs 628g.

Sony DSC-H400 front dimensions

Sony DSC-H400 size in context

Sony DSC-H400 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Average Expert Reviews

Based on eight expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Camera Labs and tecnozoom.it this camera has an average expert rating of 69%.

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Owner Reviews Are Good

Owners have rated this digital camera on average 88%. 287 reviewers (87% of all reviewers) gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 89% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report Unacceptable Noise Level

Three owners who reviewed the product considered that it was noisy.

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

70 customers mentioned in their reviews that the Sony DSC-H400 was good value for money.

Customers Report Superior Product Quality

51 people who reviewed the Sony DSC-H400 considered that it was good quality.

Users Report it is Robust

13 owners reckoned that it was well made.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

89 owners concluded that the product was able to produce good images and two customers agreed that this digital camera was able to produce clear pictures.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

89 owners thought it was easy to use, 10 owners wrote in their reviews that the product was comfortable and easy to hold and nine owners thought this digital camera was easy to use the menus. five customers wrote in their reviews that it was easy to setup.

Customers Report Excellent Technical Features

15 customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had good features.

Sony Has Very Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 29,814 expert and owner reviews (including 10,342 verified purchases), Sony has very good ratings for its digital cameras. Sony also has very good ratings specifically within its cameras range compared to other manufacturers. 92% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Great Battery Life

Seven owners who purchased it considered that it had a good battery life.

Users Report a Good Flash

Two customers who reviewed it concluded that it had a good flash.

Users Report it is a Good Size

Seven people who reviewed it concluded that it was compact, three people wrote that it was lightweight and two customers who reviewed the product agreed that it was a good size.

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Seven people who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it had a good screen and six customers who bought the product considered that it had a good viewfinder.

Customers Report Excellent Design

Six owners wrote in their reviews that the product was good looking and two people who reviewed it thought it was ergonomic.

Customers Report Good Video Capture

Nine owners who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was good for video recording.

Users Report Helpful Technical Guidance

Seven people who purchased it said that it had good technical guidance.

  • This brings me on to the second negative, which is the, almost non existent, instruction manual…
  • The only fault, if you can call it that, is the lack of clear instructions…
  • My only criticism is the instruction manual has to be downloaded…
    Brin (Argos.co.uk) - December 2015
  • The only downside is the lack of Instruction Manual as you have to keep looking at a a PC to use the various settings…
  • One slight disappointment was the lack of an instruction manual ( apart from the basic "first use" leaflet…
  • It is totally let down by the lack of something as cheap as an instruction manual…
    Sassinak (Argos.co.uk) - November 2014
  • Although there is instruction material on line…
  • Auto focus easily obscured, would need better instructions on use included with the camera…
    Waymore (Argos.co.uk) - November 2015
  • The only downside is the lack of an Instruction Manual…
  • What lets the product down is the instructions provided which are very basic…

Users Report Good Lens Quality

77 people who purchased it concluded that it had a good zoom, eight people who bought the product agreed that it had a good autofocus and six owners who reviewed it thought it had a good lens. however 27 purchasers said that the product did not have a good lens., 17 owners who purchased it wrote that it did not have a good autofocus and nine customers who reviewed this digital camera considered that it did not have a good zoom.


Value For Money

Average Priced

The price range of cameras is from $29 to $6,895. We think that this digital camera has an average price compared to other cameras.

Cheaper Price Found in the United Kingdom

We found a cheaper price for the Sony DSC-H400 of £219.00 ($219.00) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $10.63.

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Features

Fairly High Megapixel

With a megapixel of 20.1 megapixels, the DSC-H400 has a fairly high megapixel compared to most of the other cameras. Across all the cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP.

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5152 X 3864 Pixels Image Resolution

The Sony DSC-H400 has a 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most cameras. Most cameras have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. The best image resolution of all digital cameras is 7680 x 5120 pixels and the worst is 2592 x 1944 pixels.

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1" Image Sensor Size

This camera has a 1|1/2.3" image sensor size, which is typical of many digital cameras.

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Heavy

The lightest camera is 1g , the heaviest is 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The Sony DSC-H400 is quite heavy (628 grams) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Very Big Optical Zoom

Across all the cameras the optical zooms range from 0.34x to 83x. The Sony DSC-H400 has one of the biggest optical zooms (63 times zoom factor) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Sony DSC-H400 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Sony DSC-H400 has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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2/3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 2/3"" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on cameras. 8.80 x 6.60mm.

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Has a Self-Timer

The DSC-H400 has a self-timer, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The DSC-H400 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The DSC-H400 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other digital cameras also have a tripod mountable.

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Very Small Viewfinder Screen Size

Across all the cameras the viewfinder screen sizes range from 0.17" to 8". At only 0.2 inches, the DSC-H400 has a fairly small viewfinder screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Has a USB Connectivity

The Sony DSC-H400 has a USB connectivity, as do most of the other cameras.

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Supports Direct Printing

The DSC-H400 supports direct printing, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Very Big Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 500 times zoom factor, the DSC-H400 has one of the biggest digital zooms amongst digital cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras the digital zooms range from 0.72x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The DSC-H400 features brightness adjustment. Most of the other cameras also feature brightness adjustment.

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Features Face Detection

The Sony DSC-H400 features face detection, as do most of the other cameras.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

At only 0.01 meters, the DSC-H400 has a fairly small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other cameras. Across all the cameras the closest focusing distances range from 0.001m to 5m.

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5152 X 3864 Still Image Resolution

The DSC-H400 has a 5152 x 3864 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras. Most cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s) of 5152 x 2896, 11520 x 1080, 3648 x 2736, 7152 x 1080 and 2592 x 1944 and 1920 x 1080. Across all cameras the best still image resolution is 6016 x 4000 and the worst is S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the DSC-H400 in February 2014.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

canon dsch400bceh, sony dsch400bceh, info dsch400bceh, sony sz98165ean, sony 9jdkzs00, sony 9jdkza00, sony h400b, sony sony

Barcodes:

00027242877092, 00845251071726, 04905524981629, 04905524981650

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