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Sony DSCHX400V

$449.99
Ephotozine Recommended 01net.com 4 Star PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
A multi award winning and good value for money 20.1 megapixel 50 times zoom factor camera
Compact 20.1MP 50x Yes Jan 2016
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Sony DSC-HX400 Review

With excellent reviews and representing very good value for money, we have ranked the Sony DSC-HX400 number 216 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 60?

It has good expert reviews and great user reviews with 96% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others.
At over a year old this digital camera is slightly out of date, and newer digital cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
This digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Fairly high megapixel
5152 x 3864 pixels image resolution
Heavy
Does not have an HDMI

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for portrait photography, ranking number 9999999 in portrait photography cameras. However average for sports photography, ranking number 9999999 in sports photography cameras as well being average for everyday photography, ranking number 9999999 in everyday photography cameras.
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How Big is the Sony DSC-HX400?

The Sony DSC-HX400 is 129.6mm wide and 95mm tall. It is 122.3mm deep and weighs 628g.

Sony DSC-HX400 front dimensions
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Sony DSC-HX400 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Three Industry Awards

The experts at review sites Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com both recommend this camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

One other expert review site concluded that this digital camera was very good. This Sony digital camera received a "4 Star" award from 01net.com.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on 14 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Expert Reviews and Digital Versus this camera has an overall expert rating of 76%.

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Excellent User Reviews

People who bought this digital camera rated this camera 90 out of 100 on average. Over 90% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 96% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Sony Digital Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 29,814 user and expert reviews (including 10,342 verified purchases), Sony has very good reviews for its digital cameras. Sony also has very good reviews 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.


Value For Money

Average Priced

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

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We found a cheaper price for the Sony DSC-HX400 of £319.00 ($319.00) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $130.99.

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Features

Fairly High Megapixel

The average megapixel of cameras is 16MP. With a megapixel of 20.1 megapixels, the DSC-HX400 has a quite high megapixel compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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5152 X 3864 Pixels Image Resolution

The DSC-HX400 has a 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras. Most cameras have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Digital cameras maximum image resolutions range from 2592 x 1944 pixels (worst) to 7680 x 5120 pixels (best).

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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 average weight of digital cameras is 300g, and the weights range from 1g to 1.5kg. The Sony DSC-HX400 is one of the heavier cameras (628 grams) amongst cameras of this age.

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Very Big Optical Zoom

Across all the cameras the optical zooms range from 0.34x to 83x. When compared to other cameras that we have checked the optical zoom of, the DSC-HX400's optical zoom of 50 times zoom factor is one of the biggest.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The DSC-HX400 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the DSC-HX400 has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The DSC-HX400 features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other cameras.

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5152 X 3864 Still Image Resolution

The DSC-HX400 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras. This camera has a 5152 x 3864 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This Sony 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. The still image resolution of all cameras ranges from S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664 to 6016 x 4000.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The DSC-HX400 has an external flash connector. Most of the other cameras also have an external flash connector.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The DSC-HX400 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The DSC-HX400 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other cameras.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The DSC-HX400 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The DSC-HX400 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other digital cameras also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The DSC-HX400 features brightness adjustment. Most of the other cameras also feature brightness adjustment.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The DSC-HX400 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other cameras also have a tripod mountable.

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Quite High Magnification

Cameras have magnifications of between 0.15x and 100x, and the average magnification is 2.6x. The DSC-HX400 has one of the highest magnifications (16.2 times zoom factor) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The DSC-HX400 does not have an HDMI, unlike most of the other cameras which have an HDMI.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The DSC-HX400 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other cameras also support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Quite Small Viewfinder Screen Size

When compared to other digital cameras that we have assessed, the viewfinder screen size of the Sony DSC-HX400 of only 0.2 inches is one of the smallest. The smallest viewfinder screen size of cameras is 0.17" and the largest is 8".

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of cameras is 11x. When compared to other digital cameras that we have assessed the digital zoom of, the Sony DSC-HX400's digital zoom of 126 times zoom factor is one of the biggest.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

Like most of the other cameras, the DSC-HX400 does not feature bluetooth.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The DSC-HX400 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Age

Released 18 Months Ago

This camera has been on the market since January 2016.


Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00027242877887, 00700686602825, 00845251071689, 02724292320230, 04905524981414, 04905524981469, 04905524981483, 04905524981506

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