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Sony DSC-HX400V

Camera Labs Highly Recommended 01net.com 4 Star PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
An award winning and fully featured 20.4 megapixel 50 times zoom factor camera
Compact 20.4MP 50x Yes Jun 2014
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date

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Sony DSC-HX400V Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have ranked the Sony DSC-HX400V number 276 across all digital cameras.
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390 Reviews + 1 Award
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Not Currently for Sale
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Good Features
Overall Score
37
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 38?

It has good expert reviews and great user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending 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 fairly priced, good product quality and it is easy to use.
This Sony digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite high megapixel
5184 x 3888 pixels image resolution
Heavy

Sony DSC-HX400V Video Reviews


How Big is the Sony DSC-HX400V?

The Sony DSC-HX400V is 129.6mm wide and 93.2mm tall. It is 103.2mm deep and weighs 633g.

Sony DSC-HX400V front dimensions

Sony DSC-HX400V size in context

Sony DSC-HX400V In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Three Industry Awards

Two expert review sites both endorsed this Sony camera. This camera received a "Recommended" award from website PhotographyBlog.com and the expert at website Camera Labs conluded that they would definitely endorse it and gave it a "Highly Recommended" award.

One additional expert review site decided that this Sony digital camera was very good. 01net.com gave this digital camera a "4 Star" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on 12 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Expert Reviews, Techradar and Camera Labs this camera has an average expert rating of 74%.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

This digital camera has an average owner rating of 90 out of 100 based on 378 owner reviews. 174 reviewers (89% of all reviewers) gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

22 owners thought the Sony DSC-HX400V was good value for money.

Users Report Excellent Product Quality

32 people considered that it was good quality.

Users Report it is Easy to Use

29 customers considered that it was easy to use, six customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was easy to use the menus and five people reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

Customers Report Superior Technical Features

18 owners wrote in their reviews that it had good features.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

37 owners considered that it had a good zoom, 10 customers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good autofocus and seven customers reckoned that it had a good lens. four people thought this digital camera had a good image stabiliser.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

64 owners said in their reviews that it was able to produce good images, four owners who reviewed this digital camera wrote that it had a good picture resolution and three owners considered that the product was good in low light. two people who reviewed it thought it had a good image sensor.

Users Report Good Video Capture

Nine people said in their reviews that this digital camera was good for video recording.

Users Report it is Robust

Five owners who reviewed this digital camera thought it was well made.

Very Good Brand

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

Users Report Nice Design

Six owners who purchased the product agreed that it was good looking.

Users Report it is a Good Size

Three people who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was compact, three customers reckoned that the Sony DSC-HX400V was lightweight and two customers thought it was easy to carry around.

Customers Report a Good Flash

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good flash.

Users Report Superior Battery Life

Four customers reckoned that this digital camera had a good battery life.


Features

Quite High Megapixel

With a megapixel of 20.4 megapixels, the DSC-HX400V has a quite high megapixel compared to most of the other cameras. The megapixels of cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP.

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5184 X 3888 Pixels Image Resolution

The Sony DSC-HX400V has a higher image resolution than most digital cameras. This camera has a 5184 x 3888 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most digital 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 digital camera has a 1|1/2.3" image sensor size, which is typical of many digital cameras.

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Heavy

With a weight of 633 grams, the DSC-HX400V is one of the heavier cameras amongst cameras of this age. Cameras have weights of between 1g and 1.5kg.

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Very Big Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of cameras range from 0.34x to 83x, and the average optical zoom is 12x. With an optical zoom of 50 times zoom factor, the DSC-HX400V's optical zoom is one of the biggest amongst digital cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The DSC-HX400V has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the DSC-HX400V has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The DSC-HX400V has an external flash connector, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The DSC-HX400V has a shoe mounting point. Most of the other cameras also have a shoe mounting point.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

The display resolutions (numeric) of cameras range from 3 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of 921,600 pixels, the Sony DSC-HX400V has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras.

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Very Big Digital Zoom

Across all the cameras the digital zooms range from 0.72x to 810x. When compared to other digital cameras that we have assessed, the digital zoom of the DSC-HX400V of 810 times zoom factor is one of the biggest.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony DSC-HX400V has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Sony DSC-HX400V has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other cameras.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The DSC-HX400V supports Near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other cameras.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The DSC-HX400V supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras also support Wi-Fi.

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Features Calendar

The DSC-HX400V features calendar, as do most of the other cameras.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of only 2.8, the Sony DSC-HX400V has one of the smaller minimum aperture numbers amongst cameras of this age. Across all the cameras the minimum aperture numbers range from -2 to 22.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The DSC-HX400V has a GPS (satellite), unlike most of the other cameras which do not have a GPS (satellite).

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1440 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The DSC-HX400V supports a maximum video resolution of 1440 x 1080 pixels. That's 69% more video resolution than the most frequently found video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels. In addition, this camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels. Across all cameras the best video resolution is 4096 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 320 x 120 pixels.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The DSC-HX400V features brightness adjustment, as do most of the other cameras.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Sony DSC-HX400V supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras also support Full HD video.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was June 2014 when this digital camera was released.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

listing dschx400vbceh, sony dschx400vbcehcr, canon dschx400vbceh, sony sz98148ean, sony dschx400b, sony 9v26zs00, sony 9v26za00, canon hx400v, sony hx400v

Barcodes:

00009226976007, 00027242877887, 04905524981483, 05056129212102

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