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Sony DSC-HX400
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Sony DSCHX400V Digital Camera

20.1MP 50x CCD Feb 2014
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer 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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30 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

This bridge camera camera received an expert rating of 76 out of 100 from zoom.nl.

Good Owner Reviews

Based on 19 owner reviews the average owner rating of this camera is 87 out of 100.

Popular Choice

Across all cameras, the DSC-HX400 is one the most popular products currently available.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 14,237 user and expert reviews, Sony has good ratings for its cameras. Sony also has good ratings specifically within its bridge camera digital cameras range compared to other manufacturers.

Good Quality Lens

A number of Sony DSC-HX400 owners thought the product had a good zoom. Amateurphotographer.co.uk mentioned in their Sony DSC-HX400 review “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 said “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 Sony DSC-HX400 reviewer considered that the product was compact. Three years ago expert review site Amateurphotographer.co.uk mentioned “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400 produces images that are comparable to a mid-range compact camera”.

CCD Sensor Type

The DSC-HX400 has a better sensor type than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, whereas most bridge camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it have a MOS sensor type. 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.

This digital camera's sensor type (CCD) is actually the best sensor type amongst all bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-HX400.

Amongst comparable types of digital camera the worst sensor type is MOS.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including cheaper cameras such as the SL300[pl_1334660_price], or the FinePix SL 300[pl_2171827_price] both from Fujifilm.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The Sony DSC-HX400 has a GPS (satellite), unlike most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DSC-HX400 which do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Very Big Digital Zoom

When compared to other bridge camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago that we have checked, the Sony DSC-HX400's digital zoom of 126 times zoom factor is one of the biggest. Across all the cameras that were released more than two years ago the digital zooms range from 2x to 210x.

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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 do not support Full HD video.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative cameras which support Full HD video currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm HS30[plb_1334661_price].

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Supports Wi-Fi

The DSC-HX400 supports wi-Fi. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-HX400 do not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support wi-Fi to this camera and we think cheaper digital cameras such as the Fujifilm S9200[plb_2145008_price] is also worth considering.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also support wi-Fi which you might want to consider including the Samsung WB2200F[plb_2251598_price].

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 50 times zoom factor, the DSC-HX400 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-HX400. The average optical zoom of bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-HX400 is 32x, and the optical zooms range from 1.3x to 65x.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 50x optical zoom cameras currently available including the Fujifilm S9200[plb_2145008_price] which is cheaper.

If you would prefer a camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the Samsung WB2200F[plb_2251598_price] (60x).

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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 cameras of this spec and age also have a built-in flash.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_3140190_price] which has better reviews; or the Panasonic DMC-FZ200[plb_1875132_price] which is cheaper.

It is worth considering alternative digital cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Samsung WB2200F[plb_2251598_price].

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The DSC-HX400 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-HX400.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with an image stabilizer and we think a cheaper camera such as the Panasonic DMC-FZ200[plb_1875132_price] or you might consider a higher rated camera such as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_3140190_price] are also worth considering.

Alternative cameras which also have an image stabilizer that you might want to consider include the Samsung WB2200F[plb_2251598_price].

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Quite High Megapixel

The DSC-HX400 has a fairly high megapixel (20.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. Comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-HX400 have megapixels of between 12MP and 21MP.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

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

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Has Seven White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the DSC-HX400 is more than most digital cameras of this age and type. This Sony digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on bridge camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent" and "Incandescent" are also found on this digital camera.

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Has Two Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the Sony DSC-HX400 is more than most similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This digital camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The photo effects "Antique" is also found on this camera.

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Very Many Total Megapixels

The average total megapixels of cameras of this age and spec is 17MP, and the total megapixelss range from 12MP to 22MP. When compared to other cameras that were released more than two years ago, the total megapixels of the DSC-HX400 of 21.1 megapixels is one of the most.

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Quite High Motion JPEG Frame Rate

The average motion JPEG frame rate of cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-HX400 is 39fps, and the motion JPEG frame rates range from 24fps to 240fps. At 50 frames per second, the Sony DSC-HX400 has a quite high motion JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DSC-HX400.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

The lowest display resolution (numeric) of cameras of a similar type and age to the DSC-HX400 is 460 pixels and the highest is 1,500,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of 921,600 pixels, the DSC-HX400 has one of the higher display resolution (numeric)s amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age.

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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

At 12,800, the DSC-HX400 has a fairly high ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-HX400. Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-HX400 the ISO sensitivity (max)s range from 1,600 to 26,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 7,700.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Sony DSC-HX400 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). This Sony camera also supports a video resolutions 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 camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all digital cameras of this type and age.

Across similar types of camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 120 pixels.

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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 typical of many similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Supports Four Camera File Systems

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

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

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The number of power sources supported by the DSC-HX400 is more than most cameras of this type and age. This camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most frequently supported power source type supported by cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DSC-HX400.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture Number

At only 2.8, the DSC-HX400 has a quite small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-HX400. Cameras of this age and type have minimum aperture numbers of between 2.6 and 19.

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Quite Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

With an ISO sensitivity (min) of only 80, the Sony DSC-HX400 has a fairly small ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-HX400. Comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-HX400 have ISO sensitivity (min)s of between 64 and 400, and the average ISO sensitivity (min) is 93.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Capability

The DSC-HX400 does not support video capability. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also do not support video capability.

Alternative cameras which also support video capability that you might want to look at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_3140190_price], or the Fujifilm HS30[plb_1334661_price]; or the Panasonic DMC-FZ200[plb_1875132_price].

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Not 3D

Most comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago are not 3D. The DSC-HX400 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

If you are looking for a digital camera that is 3D then you might also want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72[plb_1983697_price].

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Not Waterproof

The DSC-HX400 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras of this type and age are also not waterproof.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The Sony DSC-HX400 has a greater number of flash modes than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This Sony camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-HX400. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Flash off" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Sony digital camera.

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Only Has Seven Shooting Modess

The DSC-HX400 has a greater number of shooting modes than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-HX400. The shooting modess "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 Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the DSC-HX400 is more than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This camera has a Shutter priority AE light exposure modes, which is the most frequently found light exposure modes found on digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the DSC-HX400. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Auto" and "Manual" are also found on this Sony digital camera.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

At only 2.5 hours, the Sony DSC-HX400 has a fairly short battery life (max) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type. The average battery life (max) of cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-HX400 is 3.3h, and the battery life (max)s range from 2.5h to 4h.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The DSC-HX400 has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the DSC-HX400.

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Heavy

The Sony DSC-HX400 is fairly heavy (628 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DSC-HX400. The weights of bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DSC-HX400 range from 120g to 910g.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the Fujifilm S9200[plb_2145008_price] (577g and cheaper) or the HS30[pl_1334661_price] (637g and higher rated), or the FinePix HS30EXR[pl_2071810_price] (637g and higher rated) both from Fujifilm.

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Only One Number of Batteries Supported

The DSC-HX400 is a one number of batteries supported camera. Most of the other cameras of this type and age have between one and three number of batteries supporteds.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-HX400

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this camera was released.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Sony DSC-HX400 has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-HX400.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available including a cheaper camera such as the Fujifilm SL300[plb_1334660_price], or the Panasonic DMC-FZ200[plb_1875132_price] or you might consider a better rated camera such as the Fujifilm HS30[plb_1334661_price].

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

SD compatible memory cards

This 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 compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on bridge camera digital cameras that came out 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 camera is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Fujifilm HS30[plb_1334661_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated); or the Fujifilm SL300[plb_1334660_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and cheaper), or the Panasonic DMC-FZ200[plb_1875132_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and cheaper).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Number of Aspheric Elements
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
External Flash Connector
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Audio System
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Magnification
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
Contrast Adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (max)
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
System Requirements
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wi-Fi Standards
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Technical Details
Image Processor
Built-In Speaker(s)

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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