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Sony DSC-HX400V Digital Camera

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20.4MP 50x CMOS Jun 2014
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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46 Reasons For

Four Industry Awards

This compact camera digital camera is one of the most highly awarded of all the cameras of a similar type and age.

This Sony digital camera was given a "Recommended" award by both Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com, both of which said that this compact camera digital camera was good.

This camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by Camera Labs who said that this digital camera was very good.

01net.com gave this Sony digital camera a "4 Star" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on seventeen expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Expert Reviews and Techradar this camera has an average expert rating of 75%.

Owner Reviews Are Good

Based on 429 owner reviews the average owner rating of this Sony digital camera is 89 out of 100.

Good Quality Pictures

A number of Sony DSC-HX400V owners who purchased this digital camera wrote that it was able to produce good images. Ann Chappe said on Amazon three years ago “Brought back excellent photos - the birds were particularly good with vivid colour” in her review of this digital camera and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Annie Sage said “I am particularly interested in nature photography, after one day, I am well pleased with the results of macro flower shots I have taken” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Antoine wrote in his Sony DSC-HX400V review on Amazon “That is image quality”.

Several customers wrote in their reviews that it had a good ISO range. Three years ago Acwscot said on Amazon “Really should have an off setting as really slows down any action shooting, I have tried setting to a reasonable ISO”. In the same month Ian C said in his Sony DSC-HX400V review on Amazon “Low light seems bright and higher ISO clear”. Also three years ago Mr Baz mentioned on Amazon “Unfortunately though, whilst the image quality is quite good at lower ISO levels” in his review.

A few Sony DSC-HX400V owners who bought it considered that it had a good image sensor. Mr Baz said in his review of the Sony DSC-HX400V on Amazon “With a decent refresh rate, has eye sensor too”. Expert website Cameralabs.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “The headline improvements - a new sensor and powerful processor are welcome.” .

Some Sony DSC-HX400V reviewers concluded that it had a good picture resolution. Pc Crazy said on Amazon “The lack of a cable release facility is a real shame as is shooting in RAW” in their review of the Sony DSC-HX400V but they rated it 60 out of 100. Pc Crazy also said “It only lasted for 3 hours shooting so on a full day you will need at least 3 batteries”.

A number of Sony DSC-HX400V reviewers who bought the product thought it was good in low light. Scuba3252 mentioned in their review on Amazon last year “Extremely good in low light, already taken some good night shots”.

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Good Video Capture

A number of Sony DSC-HX400V owners who reviewed this digital camera thought it was good for video recording. Three years ago K Wren said on Amazon “I've used Sony photographic equipment for the last 30+ years, including while filming for the BBC (Sony video always excels), always found it to be amongst the best”. Kokomo scored it 5 stars and wrote two years ago “There are some very good videos on you tube showing all about what this camera can do” in their review. Three years ago Mr Baz wrote in his review of the Sony DSC-HX400V on Amazon “Not bad either+ Video mode is quite good, full HD with stereo sound 25/50p supported too” yet he only rated the Sony DSC-HX400V 3 stars.

Good Quality Lens

A number of Sony DSC-HX400V reviewers who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it had a good zoom. Two years ago Agnarok said on Amazon “Really powerful 50x zoom (24-1200 35mm equivalent), decent optic stabilizer for such a big zoom”. Annie Sage wrote in her review on Amazon “The power of the 50 x zoom is also phenomenal”. Two years ago Graeme Ferguson said “Every conceivable setting with a fantastic zoom” and rated it 5 stars.

A few Sony DSC-HX400V owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good autofocus. K Wren said on Amazon three years ago “Like all my Sony cameras, focusing is fast”. Mr Baz mentioned on Amazon “Clarity was pretty good as was the sound; the AF did a decent job with holding focus even when zooming in”. Pc Crazy mentioned in their Sony DSC-HX400V review on Amazon three years ago “Focusing is quick and accurate at long distance”.

Eight Sony DSC-HX400V reviewers said in their reviews that the product had a good lens. Michael Robinson wrote on Amazon “Avoid close range brothers with the Sony Lens - im sure it is good.” and scored it 5 stars. Two years ago Worldpix rated the product 4 stars and wrote “I been spoilt by getting pin-sharp images from my Nikkor and excellent modern Tokina digital lenses (the 100mm f2.8 Macro lens is amazing”.

Two people who reviewed it concluded that it had a good image stabiliser. Sebastien wrote three years ago “The Wi-Fi & Sat Location work well.I love the image stabilisation it truly works, I have a fairly steady hand” in their Sony DSC-HX400V review and scored the product 5 stars.

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Good Technical Features

Some customers mentioned that this digital camera had good features. Acwscot mentioned three years ago “Very good features and zoom lens, good to handle ie” in their review and scored the product 80 out of 100. Dominic Cross mentioned in his review of this digital camera “Brilliant camera! Lots of great features.”. Gstar said “For my somewhat basic needs it is superb plus due the extensive features of this great camera I have the scope to dig deeper learn more about photography in general”.

Easy to Use

A few Sony DSC-HX400V reviewers who purchased this digital camera agreed that it was easy to use. Three years ago Acwscot mentioned on Amazon “Also the Panoramic setting is very impressive and easy to use” in their review of this digital camera and rated it 4 stars. Agnarok wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-HX400V on Amazon “You can focus manually, something really useful to use like for a birdwatcher” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Dominic Cross gave the Sony DSC-HX400V a score of 5 stars and he wrote “Most importantly easy to use for an amateur” in his review.

A number of customers who reviewed this digital camera thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. Kokomo gave the product a very good review score and mentioned on Amazon “Nice to handle and comfortable to hold” in their Sony DSC-HX400V review. Three years ago Mr Baz wrote “I spent a few days with the HX400, my conclusions are as followsThe HX400 is quite a nice superzoom camera, comfy in the hands” but despite that he gave this digital camera a rating of 3 stars. Mr Baz also said “+ Build is quite decent feels comfy in the hand with sensible”.

Five customers thought it was easy to use the menus. Ann Chappe wrote “This weekend an indoor family get together produced some pleasing shots using the intelligent settings and even without using the flash I got good clear results”. Three years ago K Wren scored it very highly and said “Temperature can be adjusted for individual shots or stored to a 'favourite settings' memory button”. Mrs Dm scored it very highly and she mentioned on Amazon “As an absolute beginner this camera has enough settings to allow me to play around while still giving me straight forward point”.

One Sony DSC-HX400V reviewer who purchased it wrote that it had a good experience. Annie Sage scored it 5 stars and she said in her review of this digital camera on Amazon “I hope with experience to take some great bird shots with it”.

One customer who reviewed the product reckoned that it performed as expected. Tel wrote in their review “Does what it says on the box and pictures are great”.

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Good Support

Some customers who purchased it mentioned that it had good technical guidance. Ann Chappe mentioned “I also like the option to fine tune focus with manual assist which is useful in difficult focussing conditions ( long grass, camouflaged animals etc” and scored it very highly. Two years ago Mince mentioned in their review “As expected the camera generally performs very well; my favourite feature being the manual focus control ring on the lens”. Mr Baz mentioned in his review of the Sony DSC-HX400V on Amazon three years ago “This reivew is to help you decide if the camera suits your needs (I raise some good” although he only rated the Sony DSC-HX400V 3 stars.

Robust

A number of customers who purchased this digital camera said that it was well made. Gstar said in their review of this digital camera “Uk/gp/product/B00FEY227G?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s01 The HX400v has great build quality” and rated the product as very good. Ian C said in his Sony DSC-HX400V review “Feels well built”. K Wren gave the Sony DSC-HX400V a score of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Build quality feels good despite it being wholly plastic” in their review of this digital camera.

A number of Sony DSC-HX400V reviewers who reviewed the Sony DSC-HX400V reckoned that it was strong and durable. Ann Chappe said in her review on Amazon “What I love is the sturdy feel of the camera”.

One Sony DSC-HX400V reviewer said in their reviews that the Sony DSC-HX400V was reliable. Two years ago Hotspur wrote “My trusty Nikon D80 failed just prior to a holiday so thought I would try a bridge camera mainly beacause of the zoom capability”.

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Nice Design

Several Sony DSC-HX400V reviewers thought this digital camera was good looking. Amazon Customer mentioned in their Sony DSC-HX400V review “Excellent range of functions, brilliant zoom capabilities, feels comfortable in the hand takes a beautiful picture!” . Gina Titterton rated the product as very good and she mentioned on Amazon “Precise that allows you to capture beautiful images effortlessly”. Three years ago Mykeyreviews wrote in their review “It's pretty easy to remember where everything is located”.

One person wrote in their reviews that the product was aesthetic.

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Good Connectivity

Some Sony DSC-HX400V owners who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was wifi compatible. Agnarok mentioned on Amazon “The WIFI and NFC are great additions” in their review of this digital camera and gave the product a very good review score. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of this digital camera “Wi-Fi and NFC are built in for wireless transfers and remote control with Apple iOS” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars. Ann Chappe rated this digital camera as excellent and she wrote in her Sony DSC-HX400V review “The wifi transfer is a useful feature although it won't always connect”.

A number of Sony DSC-HX400V reviewers who purchased the Sony DSC-HX400V concluded that it had gps. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “GPS is built in too, so photos can be automatically plotted on a map in compatible software such as Lightroom”. Antoine mentioned in his review on Amazon “When evaluating bridge cameras I use my Panasonic FZ200 as a benchmark) I would have happily traded NFC, GPS or WiFi for Raw capability” yet he only scored it 60 out of 100. Three years ago Miss C. Lynn wrote “I chose the Sony mainly because it has the GPS facility, which does not come on the Panasonic”.

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Good Size

A number of Sony DSC-HX400V reviewers reckoned that it was compact. Asoft4dex mentioned on Amazon “Compact camera wich makes extra fine photos, just to recomend” in their Sony DSC-HX400V review. Rochelle Wallman scored it 80 out of 100 and she wrote on Amazon “I have taken an on line photography course also to understand the camera better as previously only used a compact camera set on automatic” in her review of the Sony DSC-HX400V. Scocal mentioned on Amazon “Bonus is that aesthetically the camera looks brilliant as well and is compact enough for it not to be obtrusive on a day to day basis” in their review of this digital camera.

Some customers wrote in their reviews that it was heavy and bulky. Alan Moore wrote on Amazon “I am not a heavy user by any manner of means” in his review of the Sony DSC-HX400V but in spite of that he only gave this digital camera a rating of 1 stars. Gina Titterton mentioned in her review of this digital camera “Not too heavy” and scored it very highly.

Several people mentioned that the Sony DSC-HX400V was lightweight. Alvin Ho gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and he wrote “Very lightweight” in his Sony DSC-HX400V review. Mykeyreviews said “It's extremely lightweight and very comfortable to hold” in their review of this digital camera.

One Sony DSC-HX400V reviewer said that it was a good weight. K Wren gave it a very good review and mentioned in their review on Amazon “Also a lot lighter in weight than anticipated”.

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Good Product Quality

Some Sony DSC-HX400V reviewers who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it was good quality. Allan Burn rated it as excellent and he mentioned in his review of this digital camera “This is a very good camera very happy with the picture quality”. Alvin Ho gave it a score of 4 stars and he mentioned “Pictures are of good quality for the price”. Last year Amazon Customer said in their Sony DSC-HX400V review “Amazing, good quality for”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

A number of people reckoned that the Sony DSC-HX400V had an electronic viewfinder. Mr Baz wrote in his review of the Sony DSC-HX400V “GPS, GPS locked on quite quickly too+ EVF is quite good, clear”.

Several Sony DSC-HX400V owners thought the product had a good screen. Kokomo wrote on Amazon “The fact the screen tilts is a good bonus as it makes it really easy to get certian shots” in their review of this digital camera. Miss C. Lynn said in her review of the Sony DSC-HX400V three years ago “Feel that a complete rotation of the screen would be a better option”. Worldpix said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “The 3-inch screen is adequate at 900 odd thousand pixels.”.

Several Sony DSC-HX400V owners mentioned in their reviews that it had a good viewfinder.

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Popular Choice

Across all digital cameras, the DSC-HX400V is one the top selling products currently available for sale.

Acceptable Noise Level

Two Sony DSC-HX400V reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was quiet. One Sony DSC-HX400V reviewer who reviewed it thought it was noisy. Mr Baz wrote “Run into overprocessing/strong noise reduction levels at anything over base ISO”.

Good Battery Life

A few Sony DSC-HX400V reviewers who purchased the product reckoned that it had a good battery life. Mr Baz said “A bit above average performance here+ Battery life is ok at about 330 shots, not class leading”. Pc Crazy wrote “The one BIG negative is the battery life” in their review of the Sony DSC-HX400V however they only gave it a rating of 3 stars. Pc Crazy also said “My A57 battery lasts for days”.

Sony Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 14,237 expert and user reviews for Sony cameras and found that on average Sony has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically within its compact cameras range.

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Very Big Digital Zoom

When compared to other digital cameras of this age and spec, the digital zoom of the Sony DSC-HX400V of 810 times zoom factor is one of the biggest. Across all the compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DSC-HX400V the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x.

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Very Big Optical Zoom

The DSC-HX400V has one of the biggest optical zooms (50 times zoom factor) amongst cameras of this age. The smallest optical zoom of cameras of a similar type and age to the DSC-HX400V is 3x and the biggest is 63x.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The DSC-HX400V has a GPS (satellite), unlike most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years which do not have a GPS (satellite).

There are a number of other digital cameras with a GPS (satellite) currently available which you might also want to consider including the Coolpix S9700[pl_2173237_price], or the Coolpix P510[pl_2071647_price] both from Nikon which has better reviews; or the Canon SX280 HS[plb_2126239_price] which is cheaper.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Sony DSC-HX400V supports wi-Fi, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago do not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other cameras which support wi-Fi to this digital camera and we think the Canon SX280 HS[plb_2126239_price] which is cheaper; or the Nikon Coolpix S9700[plb_2173237_price], and the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Unlike most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the DSC-HX400V which do not support Full HD video, the Sony DSC-HX400V supports Full HD video.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix P510[plb_2071647_price], and the Canon PowerShot G16[plb_1602829_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Fairly High Megapixel

The DSC-HX400V has a very high megapixel (20.4 megapixels) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-HX400V. The average megapixel of cameras that were released more than two years ago is 14MP, and the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 46MP.

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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 commonly supported compatible memory cards on compact cameras that were released 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 compact camera digital camera is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR[plb_383572_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and cheaper) or the Canon PowerShot G16[plb_1602829_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated), or the Nikon Coolpix P510[plb_2071647_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the DSC-HX400V, the DSC-HX400V has an image stabilizer.

There are a number of other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might also want to consider including a cheaper digital camera such as the Canon SX280 HS[plb_2126239_price] or you might consider a higher rated digital camera such as the Coolpix S9700[pl_2173237_price], or the Coolpix P510[pl_2071647_price] both from Nikon.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DSC-HX400V has a built-in flash. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years also have a built-in flash.

Other cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might also want to look at include the Coolpix S9700[pl_2173237_price], or the Coolpix P510[pl_2071647_price] both from Nikon which has better reviews; or the Canon SX280 HS[plb_2126239_price] which is cheaper.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The number of HDMI connector types found on the DSC-HX400V is more than most compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This camera has a Micro HDMI connector type, which is the most commonly found HDMI connector type found on cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Electrical Viewfinder Type

Most compact cameras do not have enough space to accommodate an optical viewfinder and use the display screen on the back as an electrical viewfinder.

An electrical viewfinder type is actually the best viewfinder amongst all similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-HX400V.

Amongst comparable types of camera the worst viewfinder is Optical.

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Features Five Flash Modess

The DSC-HX400V has a greater number of flash modes than most compact cameras that are a similar age to it. The most frequently featured flash modes is Auto, but this flash modes is not featured on this digital camera. The flash modess Fill-in, Flash off, Flash on, Manual and Slow synchronization are also featured on this camera.

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Has Seven White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Sony DSC-HX400V is more than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This Sony digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-HX400V. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent" and "Incandescent" are also found on this camera.

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Fairly Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

With a slowest camera shutter speed of 30 seconds, the DSC-HX400V has one of the longer slowest camera shutter speeds amongst cameras of this age. The slowest camera shutter speeds of compact cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-HX400V range from 0.12s to 250s.

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Fairly High Motion JPEG Frame Rate

At 50 frames per second, the DSC-HX400V has a quite high motion JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The motion JPEG frame rates of digital cameras of this age and type range from 15fps to 240fps, and the average motion JPEG frame rate is 33fps.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

The DSC-HX400V has a greater number of camera file systems than most compact cameras that came out around the same time as it. 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 DCF, DPOF and Exif are also supported by this Sony digital camera.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

The DSC-HX400V has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) (921,600 pixels) compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-HX400V. The lowest display resolution (numeric) of digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-HX400V is 230 pixels and the highest is 16,000,000 pixels.

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5184 X 3888 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The DSC-HX400V has a 5184 x 3888 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. Most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it have a 4608 x 3072 pixels maximum image resolution. The best image resolution of all digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-HX400V is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Fairly High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The Sony DSC-HX400V has a quite high ISO sensitivity (max) (12,800) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DSC-HX400V. The ISO sensitivity (max)s of digital cameras of this age and type range from 3 to 26,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 4,800.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most commonly supported USB version on compact cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the DSC-HX400V is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution amongst all compact cameras that came out more than two years ago.

The worst video resolution amongst comparable types of camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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1440 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The DSC-HX400V supports a maximum video resolution of 1440 x 1080 pixels. That's over five times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). Similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-HX400V video resolutionss range from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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300 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

Most cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-HX400V take between 110 and 949 battery life (CIPA standard)s, including the DSC-HX400V which takes 300 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Features Three Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The DSC-HX400V has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most compact cameras that came out around the same time as it. The most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Face detection, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Continuous Auto Focus, Contrast Detection Auto Focus and Single Auto Focus are also featured on this Sony camera.

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TFT Display

The DSC-HX400V has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. 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. Across all compact cameras that came out more than two years ago the display ranges from LCD (worst) to AMOLED (best).

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is typical of many compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Quite Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

The smallest ISO sensitivity (min) of similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DSC-HX400V is 10, the biggest is 200, and the average ISO sensitivity (min) is 94. The Sony DSC-HX400V has one of the smaller ISO sensitivity (min)s (only 80) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Capability

Most compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DSC-HX400V do not support video capability. The DSC-HX400V is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also support video capability including the Nikon Coolpix P510[plb_2071647_price]; or the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR[plb_383572_price].

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Not 3D

Most compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DSC-HX400V are not 3D. The DSC-HX400V is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

If you are looking for a camera that is 3D then you might also want to look at the Nikon Coolpix P510[plb_2071647_price] or the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR[plb_383572_price].

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Not Waterproof

The DSC-HX400V is not waterproof. Most of the other compact cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-HX400V are also not waterproof.

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Only Has Seven Shooting Modess

The number of shooting modes found on the Sony DSC-HX400V is more than most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-HX400V. The shooting modess "Aperture priority", "Manual", "Movie", "Program", "Scene" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this Sony camera.

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Only 1920x1080@25fps Resolution At Capture Speed

The Sony DSC-HX400V has a higher resolution at capture speeds than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This camera has a 1920x1080@25fps resolution at capture speed, whereas most compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it have a 1920x1080@30fps resolution at capture speed. In addition, this Sony digital camera has a resolution at capture speed of 640x480@25fps. Across all digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-HX400V the worst resolution at capture speeds is 320×240@30fps and the best is 1920x1080@60fps.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The DSC-HX400V has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of this age and spec. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by cameras of this age and type.

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Very Heavy

When compared to other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-HX400V that we have checked the weight of, the DSC-HX400V's weight of 633 grams is one of the heaviest. The weights of compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-HX400V range from 20g to 840g, and the average weight is 170g.

If you would consider a digital camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Canon SX280 HS[plb_2126239_price] (233g and cheaper) or the Canon PowerShot G16[plb_1602829_price] (314g and higher rated), or the Nikon Coolpix P510[plb_2071647_price] (555g and higher rated).

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-HX400V

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this digital camera was released.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Sony DSC-HX400V has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-HX400V.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 3" screen cameras currently available including a cheaper digital camera such as the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR[plb_383572_price] or you might consider a higher scoring digital camera such as the Canon PowerShot G16[plb_1602829_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P510[plb_2071647_price].

If this camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to look at the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (4.8") which also has a higher rating.

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MOS Sensor Type

The DSC-HX400V has a better sensor type than most cameras that were released more than two years ago. This Sony camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most cameras of a similar age and spec to it have a CCD sensor type.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR[plb_383572_price] which is cheaper; or the Canon PowerShot G16[plb_1602829_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P510[plb_2071647_price] which has better reviews.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
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)
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Manual Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Manual Focusing Range (tele)
Focus Adjustment
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
External Flash Connector
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Shoe Mounting Point
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
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Self-Timer Delay
Calendar
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
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 (CIPA Standard)
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

4 Awards

Camera Labs Highly Recommended Ephotozine Recommended 01net.com 4 Star PhotographyBlog.com Recommended

Expert Reviews

(24)
18 July 2014

Lots of impressive features but image quality from the Sony HX400V is unexceptional...

1 May 2014

The Sony HX400V is a first-rate super-zoom that improves on its predecessor in numerous ways. The headline improvements - a new sensor and powerful processor are welcome, but it's the smaller...

Camera Labs

15 April 2014

The Sony Cyber-shot HX400V is a vast improvement on last year's HX300, with better picture quality, a higher-end build, a great video mode and the return of the eye sensor ditched inexplicably...

10 April 2014

PhotographyBlog.com

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V is a premium super-zoom camera that features a 50x, 24-1200mm zoom lens, 20.4 megapixel back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor, BIONZ X processor, 1920x1080 50p Full... Read more…

4 April 2014

Sony has produced another solid camera in the HX400V, with some excellent technologies working to make sure it produces excellent images. There are a lot of interesting functions that make it even...

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User Reviews

(379)
Reviewed 9 May 2014 by Robert2014
Robert2014 would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX400V (Verified Purchase)

I wanted a Mega Zoom bridge camera. I looked at Nikon P600, Canon SX50 and Panasonic FZ70. I decided to buy the Sony HX400V. This camera offers more features and the image quality is better than... Read more…

Reviewed 26 April 2014 by Nika
Nika would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX400V (Verified Purchase)

I got this new Sony DSC-HX400Vcouple weeks ago, and it is best I had before...Pictures so great and no needs to use manual setting too often, every things are there in auto. GPS, Wi-Fi and more... Read more…

Reviewed 20 June 2015 by Spike
Spike would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX400V

I have now used my Sony DSC-HX400V Camera intensly for the last seven months. This 23 oz (lighter than binoculars!) camera has been incredible for me. If you are shying away from the camera... Read more…

Reviewed 3 June 2014 by Kevin
Kevin would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX400V

Like many, I suppose, I bought this camera for it's reach and to use when I did not want to carry a DSLR and bag full of lenses. In almost all respects, I am happy with it's performance. The one... Read more…

Reviewed 20 March 2015 by Reid_About_It
Reid_About_It would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX400V (Verified Purchase)

Any time you buy something on the Internet, there is always a higher risk that you will be disappointed since you haven't actually handled the product. Not this time. The HX400V is a winner. I am... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony hx400, sony hx400v, sony hx400vb, sony dschx400, sony dschx400v, sony dschx400b, sony dschx400vb
Barcodes 00027242877887, 00617689595163, 02724292320230, 04905524981469

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