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Sony DSCH400B Digital Camera

20.1MP 63x CCD Jun 2014
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser 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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31 Reasons For

Good User Reviews

Based on 602 user reviews the average user rating of this compact camera camera is 88 out of 100.

Reasonably Priced

Some customers said in their reviews that it was good value for money. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon in November last year “Very good value”. Amazon Customer also said “Amazing value for money”. Amazon Customer also said “I got this camera on offer a few months ago for around £160, which is an amazing price for the quality of this camera”.

Some people wrote in their reviews that the product was a bargain for the price. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Seems like a bargain!”. Two years ago Lancasterram wrote “My only negative so far is the cheap and tacky lens cover, that is not going to be long before it gets lost or damaged I'm sure.” in their review of this digital camera. In November last year R. Cunningham mentioned on Amazon “At a bargain price a very good camera to have with lots of features excellent bridge camera”.

One Sony DSC-H400 owner said in their reviews that the product was cheap. This month Steve Fuller said on Amazon “I had a case for it already, photography doesn't have to be expensive” in his review of this digital camera.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

A few customers reckoned that the product had a good viewfinder. Be Bop mentioned “Useful to have both a proper viewfinder and a decent size screen on the back” in their Sony DSC-H400 review. Echelon scored this digital camera 4 stars and wrote on Amazon “Has a larger lens, view finder, specific lithium ion battery”. Philip Edwards mentioned in his review of the Sony DSC-H400 on Amazon “Viewfinder is adequate”.

A number of Sony DSC-H400 reviewers who reviewed it mentioned that it had a good screen. Amazon Customer rated the product 5 stars and wrote in their Sony DSC-H400 review “I prefer using the screen as opposed to the viewfinder because of the larger size”. Echelon said on Amazon last year “The camera has a nice clear display to view your pictures, controls”. Expert website Ephotozine.com mentioned in their review “A 3inch screen and built in electronic viewfinder” and rated the product 4 stars.

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Good Video Capture

Several customers reckoned that it was good for video recording. Damien Cunningham said in his Sony DSC-H400 review on Amazon “I had no problem with the video though the mono sound is slightly annoying again only slightly” however he only scored it 3 stars. Dominic S. Quail said “Takes decent enough movies”. Heather Iaquaniello mentioned in her review of the Sony DSC-H400 “I have taken photographs of views and a video of some Great Tits feeding in my garden” .

Good Quality Lens

Several Sony DSC-H400 owners said in their reviews that it had a good zoom. 555 said in their review “It also has smart digital zoom) - Multi Point AF, Center Weighted AF, Spot AF, Tracking Focus, Face Tracking Focus - Viewfinder (electronic.”. Amazon Customer scored it very highly and wrote “The zoom is awesome” in their review of this digital camera. Amazon Customer also wrote “This camera has it all, when you work out what everything does the auto zoom will get you sharp pictures of items several miles away”.

A number of people wrote that it had a good autofocus. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon this year “Both in sharp focus”. Jc wrote on Amazon “Only issue (which is certainly not specific to it) is it's difficult to focus at higher zoom, being the use of a stable surface or tripod advised” and rated it as very good. Two years ago Massimo Gaetani gave the product an excellent rating and said “Great bridge camera; good autofocus and exposure, all the manual ovverides you might need from time to time” in their review of the Sony DSC-H400.

Some people mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good lens. Ian Fairweather wrote in November “I had a play with the zoom lens, close ups seem to be ok” in his review. In November last year Lvlickey wrote on Amazon “The telephoto lens is great” and rated the Sony DSC-H400 80 out of 100. Massimo Gaetani said “Great tele lens” in their review of this digital camera.

One customer wrote in their reviews that the product had a good image stabiliser. Sladey93 wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-H400 on Amazon “+ Video has a stabilisation mode which works well”.

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Good Quality Pictures

Eighty Sony DSC-H400 reviewers who reviewed the product agreed that it was able to produce good images. 555 wrote on Amazon “Its hard to make great looking crisp images that won't need editing on a PC, not a very good camera for point” in their review of this digital camera. 555 also wrote “3) / 460,800 dots / Xtra Fine / TFT LCD display, you don't get a viewfinder on many bridge cams) - Has some nice image effects including Partial color”. Amazon Customer wrote “Likes to take decent photos” and scored it very highly.

A few customers who purchased it thought it had a good picture resolution. A few weeks ago Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Don't buy this if you want a camera which is good for shooting video, get a camcorder or use your phone (iphone SE records 4k” in their review of the Sony DSC-H400 and gave it a score of 5 stars. Ft85915 mentioned on Amazon last year “6) A very measly continuous shooting speed of 0.71fps! I would personally save the money”.

A number of Sony DSC-H400 reviewers said in their reviews that the Sony DSC-H400 was able to produce clear pictures. Eb wrote “The clarity, ease of use, price” in their review of this digital camera. Getinoldquick said on Amazon “Would recommend for anybody taking landscape or still photography as quality and clarity are great” in their review of this digital camera and gave the Sony DSC-H400 a score of 4 stars.

A few customers who bought it considered that it was good in low light. In November Eddie Mansfield mentioned on Amazon “The camera does work well in low light and have had pleasing results with that” in his review of the Sony DSC-H400.

A few customers who reviewed it thought it had a good image sensor. Photographyblog.com gave it a rating of 70 out of 100 and said in their review of this digital camera “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400 is an affordable super-zoom camera, offering a 63x, 24.5-1550mm zoom lens, 20.1 megapixel Super HAD CCD sensor, 720p HD video recording with stereo sound”.

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Good Product Quality

Fourty-six Sony DSC-H400 owners who bought it agreed that it was good quality. 555 wrote in their Sony DSC-H400 review “Even many smartphones make better quality shots and have better auto mode for quick point” although they only scored the product 40 out of 100. 555 also mentioned “In this price range up to 200pounds, can you get better image quality, raw format”. A Customer scored it 4 stars and said “Good quality beginners' camera”.

Easy to Use

A number of Sony DSC-H400 reviewers reckoned that it was easy to use. A Customer gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and said on Amazon “Very easy to use and takes good photos” in their Sony DSC-H400 review. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Easy to use and set up”. Amazon Customer also wrote “On plus side its easy to use and the picture quality, even when on full zoom Is very good”.

Some Sony DSC-H400 owners who purchased it thought it was easy to use the menus. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Still offers a good amount of customizable settings if you want to make the effort to learn how to use them.” in their Sony DSC-H400 review. Dominic S. Quail rated it 4 stars and he mentioned “The software menus are easy enough to navigate”. Dostoevsky Ate My Hamster said “I realise that sports photography is an art in itself and often requires very specific aperture and iso settings to get it perfect.” in their Sony DSC-H400 review.

Some customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was comfortable and easy to hold. John Davis wrote on Amazon “Nicely balanced to hold and set up shots” in his review of the Sony DSC-H400. Kay rated this digital camera 5 stars and she mentioned on Amazon “Really easy to use for an amateur like me! Comfortable grip, easy zoom, easy to take out memory card”. Lancasterram wrote in their review “The camera feels right for my hands, very comfortable and not overly heavy”.

Some customers who reviewed it mentioned that it was easy to setup. Damien Cunningham wrote “The camera was very easy to set up”. Two years ago Lancasterram said “It was easy to set up” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Rani mentioned in their review of the Sony DSC-H400 on Amazon in November this year “Setting up the camera was quick and uncomplicated”.

One customer considered that it had a good experience. Jd mentioned in their Sony DSC-H400 review on Amazon “It obviously also lets you choose your own setting if you are a more experience photographer with Manual, Aperture, Shutter”.

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Good Battery Life

A few Sony DSC-H400 owners mentioned that the Sony DSC-H400 had a good battery life. 555 mentioned on Amazon “Saves battery power for the price of having lower resolution than the 3.0'' (7.5cm) (4” in their review of this digital camera but even so they only gave the product a score of 2 stars. Amazon Customer gave it a rating of 5 stars and said in their review of this digital camera “Battery had enough charge in it to use immediately”. Amazon Customer also said “Well laid out controls, quick record button for example Good battery life Great overall camera for a low price Cons”.

Nice Design

Some Sony DSC-H400 owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was smooth. Gareth Peter Goodwin gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and said “Zooms in/out very smooth” in their Sony DSC-H400 review. This month Rog said “Focusing smooth” in their review.

A number of customers who purchased it agreed that it was good looking. Damien Cunningham mentioned on Amazon “Okay first thing out of the box this camera is very stylish much more expensive looking that it actually is” however he only gave it a rating of 3 stars. Hillary wrote “Beautiful camera”. Hillary also mentioned “Great zoom quality, nice, beautiful and efficient”.

Several Sony DSC-H400 reviewers considered that the Sony DSC-H400 was neat. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-H400 on Amazon “It's neat and light compared to a bulky dslr”. Runman wrote “Very neat and manageable camera with multiple features - worth having” in their review of the Sony DSC-H400.

A number of Sony DSC-H400 owners concluded that the product was a good design. This month Dostoevsky Ate My Hamster said on Amazon “I've worked in print and design so know a reasonable quality (ie” in their review. Macworld.co.uk mentioned in their Sony DSC-H400 review “Again we have a DSLR-like design complete with huge ha”.

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Robust

A few people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was well made. A Southall mentioned in their review of the Sony DSC-H400 “A good quality build”. Be Bop said on Amazon in November last year “Camera is well made and not too heavy to carry around all day”. David Pead said on Amazon “Worth every pennie would recommend to a friend, have used it quite a lot since purchasing it well made”.

One Sony DSC-H400 owner who reviewed the product thought it was strong and durable. Gareth Peter Goodwin wrote “Usual Sony quality, body is a Matt black plastic, tough and easy to handle”. One customer concluded that it was easy to damage or scratch.

One Sony DSC-H400 reviewer said in their reviews that it was reliable. This month Rani gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and said in their review on Amazon “Any SD card can be utilised, I went for a SanDisk SD card as I’ve found them to be highly reliable and fast”.

One Sony DSC-H400 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was sealed. Sladey93 rated the product 4 stars and mentioned in their Sony DSC-H400 review on Amazon “It keeps the camera nice and sealed preventing dirt”.

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Popular Choice

Across all cameras, the DSC-H400 is one the best selling products currently available.

Good Technical Features

A few people who reviewed the product agreed that it had good features. Amazon Customer scored this digital camera 5 stars and mentioned “Overall, I would definitely recommend this camera because for a bridge it has really good features and great quality” in their review of this digital camera. Two years ago Ellen Howells said “Some features better than others over all a good camera” and rated the product 80 out of 100. S. Cain mentioned on Amazon “On the plus side the video features are pretty good in 720p” in their review of the Sony DSC-H400 but they gave the product a rating of 40 out of 100.

Good Flash

A number of customers mentioned in their reviews that the Sony DSC-H400 had a good flash. Dominic S. Quail said on Amazon “Nice bright flash” in his review. Kay wrote “Good bright flash and pop up view finder - which I haven't yet needed even on a really bright day” and gave it a very good review. Steve scored it 80 out of 100 and he said in his review of this digital camera “The flash is fairly standard it does the job”.

Good Brand

Based on 14,994 expert and user reviews, Sony has good reviews for its cameras. Sony also has good reviews specifically for its compact camera digital cameras compared to other brands.

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CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. 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.

We compared all the other cameras that have a CCD sensor to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the WB150[pl_1682907_price], and the WB150F[pl_2060742_price] both from Samsung or the Nikon Coolpix S3600[plb_2208617_price] is also worth considering.

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Very Big Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the DSC-H400 of 63 times zoom factor is one of the biggest amongst cameras of this age and spec. Cameras that were released more than two years ago have optical zooms of between 2.7x and 63x, and the average optical zoom is 9.6x.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

When compared to other cameras of this spec and age that we have assessed the digital zoom of, the DSC-H400's digital zoom of 126 times zoom factor is one of the biggest. Across all the digital cameras of this type and age the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x.

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Quite High Megapixel Count

Cameras that came out more than two years ago have megapixel counts of between 0.3MP and 46MP. The megapixel count of the Sony DSC-H400 of 20.1 megapixels is one of the highest amongst compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-H400.

Alternative 20.1MP digital cameras currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix S3600[plb_2208617_price].

If this digital camera megapixel count is too low for you then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-RX100[plb_2319255_price] (20.2MP and higher rated).

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SD Memory Card

SD memory card

This digital 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 memory card, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth considering include the Fujifilm FinePix F770[plb_383572_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Sony DSC-RX100[plb_2319255_price] (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The DSC-H400 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix F770[plb_383572_price], the Canon PowerShot SX280 HS[plb_2126239_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S9300[plb_408824_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago, the DSC-H400 has a built-in flash.

There are a number of other cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to consider including the Fujifilm FinePix F770[plb_383572_price], the Canon PowerShot SX280 HS[plb_2126239_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S9300[plb_408824_price] which has better reviews.

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5152 X 3864 Still Image Resolution

The DSC-H400 has a higher still image resolution than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This digital camera has a 5152 x 3864 still image resolution, whereas most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. In addition, this camera have still image resolutions of 5152x3864, 3648x2736, 2592x1944, 5152x2896, 1920x1080, 4912 x 1920, 4912 x 1080, 3424 x 1920 and 11520x1080 and 7152x1080.

A 5152 x 3864 still image resolution is in fact the best still image resolution across all compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-H400.

A 384 x 480 still image resolution is the worst still image resolution across comparable types of digital camera.

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Fairly Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The average maximum camera shutter speed of digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-H400 is 14s, and the maximum camera shutter speeds range from 0.0005s to 250s. The DSC-H400 has one of the longer maximum camera shutter speeds (30 seconds) amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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5152 X 3864 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Sony DSC-H400 has a 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

A 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution is actually the best image resolution amongst all digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

Amongst comparable types of digital camera the worst image resolution is 2592 x 1944 pixels.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

The DSC-H400 has a greater number of camera file systems than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for 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 digital camera. The camera file systems DCF, DPOF and Exif are also supported by this camera.

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300 Shots Per Battery Charge

Most similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-H400 take between 30 and 869 shots per battery charge, including the DSC-H400 which takes 300 shots per battery charge.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The DSC-H400 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DSC-H400. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Sony digital camera. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). The video resolution of all compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-H400 ranges from 320 x 240 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Features Three Light Metering Modes

The Sony DSC-H400 has a greater number of light metering modes than most cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This camera features a Centre-weighted light metering mode, which is the most frequently featured light metering mode featured on digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-H400. The light metering modes "Evaluative (Multi-pattern)" and "Spot" are also featured on this Sony camera.

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TFT Display

The Sony DSC-H400 has a TFT display which is better than most digital cameras of this age and type. Most digital cameras that are a comparable age to it have an LCD display. 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 comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years the best display is OLED and the worst is LCD.

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19 Reasons Against

Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this camera is 69% based on eight expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Camera Labs and Mac World.

Unacceptable Noise Level

Five people who reviewed the product reckoned that it was not noisy. Amazon Customer wrote in their review on Amazon “In low light it's very noisy” but even so they scored it 5 stars. Amazon Customer also wrote “The screen shows a noisy image, however when you actually take the photo it isn't noisy at all”. Jd wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-H400 on Amazon “After a full day of use the lens got smother and less noisy and eventually the Smart setting worked without error” nonetheless they scored the Sony DSC-H400 80 out of 100.

Poor Connectivity

One Sony DSC-H400 owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was not good in terms of USB connections. Dominic S. Quail mentioned on Amazon in November last year “The connector on the side isn't standard mini \ micro USB which is a bit of a pain” in his review.

One person mentioned in their reviews that the Sony DSC-H400 did not have gps. Mr. C. Ayliffe wrote this year “Other minus points are no gps or paper manual included.” in their Sony DSC-H400 review.

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Poor Support

Some Sony DSC-H400 reviewers who reviewed the product agreed that it did not have good technical guidance. Alan Johnson mentioned on Amazon in November this year “One complaint, as mentioned by numerous other reviewers is the lack of a comprehensive instruction booklet”. C. Finch said in their Sony DSC-H400 review in November “Cons The manual is truly awful, online only”. C. Finch also said “And even then its bad, lacking detail and guidance that is essential to beginners or even intermediate users”.

Not Good in Terms of Size

Several customers who purchased the Sony DSC-H400 thought it was not heavy and bulky. Boblamb mentioned two years ago “To carry when my A77 is too heavy and bulky” in their review. Damien Cunningham mentioned “I have no idea how some users found this camera heavy or bulky I found it to be perfectly balanced with the correct size to weight ratio”. A few weeks ago Daz wrote in their review “So far I find the camera fairly heavy for a bridge camera”.

Several Sony DSC-H400 owners who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was not a good depth. C. Finch said in their review of this digital camera a few weeks ago “Have a spare on hand) Difficult to create depth of field blur” . Ian Fairweather mentioned “Initial thoughts are that there is a blue bias to the photos and a lack of depth of field”.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The DSC-H400 does not support video recording. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the DSC-H400 do support video recording.

Other digital cameras which also support video recording that you might want to consider include the Coolpix S9300[pl_408824_price], or the Coolpix S6400[pl_1794412_price] both from Nikon or the Fujifilm FinePix F770[plb_383572_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The DSC-H400 does not support Full HD video, although this is within the context that most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the DSC-H400 also do not support Full HD video.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a Full HD video and we think the Fujifilm FinePix F770[plb_383572_price], the Canon PowerShot SX280 HS[plb_2126239_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S9300[plb_408824_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The DSC-H400 does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-H400 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the PowerShot SX280 HS[pl_2126239_price], or the PowerShot G16[pl_1602829_price] both from Canon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60[plb_2145753_price].

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Not 3D Compatible

The DSC-H400 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-H400 are also not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the Coolpix S9300[pl_408824_price], or the Coolpix S6400[pl_1794412_price] both from Nikon or the Fujifilm FinePix F770[plb_383572_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most cameras of this spec and age do not have a GPS. The DSC-H400 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

There are a number of other cameras which also have a GPS that you might want to look at including the Fujifilm FinePix F770[plb_383572_price], the Canon PowerShot SX280 HS[plb_2126239_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S9300[plb_408824_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-H400, the DSC-H400 is not waterproof.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Sony DSC-H400 is more than most similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago. This Sony digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on cameras of this age and type. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Only Has Seven Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the DSC-H400 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. This camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DSC-H400. The shooting modes "Aperture priority", "Manual", "Movie", "Program", "Scene" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this digital camera.

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Only ±1EV (1/3 EV Step) Flash Exposure Correction

The DSC-H400 has a wider flash exposure correction than most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This camera has a ±1EV (1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction, whereas most similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as it have a ±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction. Digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-H400 flash exposure corrections range from ±3EV (1/3 EV step) (worst) to ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) (best).

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Only Supports Three ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the DSC-H400 is more than most digital cameras that are a similar age to it. The most commonly supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this camera. The ISO speeds 80, 3200 and Auto are also supported by this Sony camera.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The Sony DSC-H400 has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-H400.

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Very Heavy

The lightest digital camera of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-H400 is 20g and the heaviest is 710g. When compared to other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-H400, the weight of the DSC-H400 of 628 grams is one of the heaviest.

If you would consider a digital camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6[plb_2147371_price] (280g and higher rated), or the Canon PowerShot G16[plb_1602829_price] (314g and higher rated) or the Nikon Coolpix L610[plb_1714212_price] (240g and cheaper).

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Thick

The DSC-H400 is one of the thickest similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-H400 (122.3 millimeters) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-H400 the depths range from 4mm to 2,200mm.

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Expensive

We think this compact camera camera looks expensive compared to other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The cheapeast digital camera that has been around for more than two years that we found costs £29 and the most expensive costs £293.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the DSC-H400 has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-H400.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 3" screen cameras currently available including the Fujifilm FinePix F770[plb_383572_price], the Nikon Coolpix S9300[plb_408824_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6[plb_2147371_price] which has better reviews.

If this digital camera screen size is not large enough for you then you might want to look at the Galaxy Camera 2 EK-GC200[pl_2187885_price] (4.8"), or the GC100[pl_2600424_price] (4.8") both from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Focal Length Range
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focus
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Self-Timer
Histogram
Camera File System
Tripod Mount
Brightness Adjustment
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
System Requirements
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Included Cable
Battery Included
Hand Strap
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Technical Details
Built-In Speaker

Expert Reviews

(12)
3 November 2014

The Sony Cyber-shot H400 is a bridge super-zoom with a massive 63.3x optical range. Launched in February 2014 alongside the 35x H300, these models join the H200 released at the beginning of the... Read more…

28 May 2014

So whilst the H400 isn't the best bridge camera we have ever comes across, it's the best for this price at least. If you're looking for the power of a big zoom but only have the budget to pay a...

Not a million miles away from the chunky look and feel of Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-RX10, one of the best bridge cameras in recent memory, the Cyber-shot DSC-H400 could be viewed as the budget version... Read more…

30 April 2014

If you simply must have the most optical zoom possible, then the Sony Cyber-shot H400 certainly has it, with a 63x optical zoom lens. To get the best out of the camera you are best sticking to...

10 April 2014

If you're looking for the power of a big zoom but only have the budget to pay a little more than your average point and shoot, the H400 comes highly recommended. Though there is some obvious cost...

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User Reviews

(468)
Reviewed 10 July 2014 by Nurdoc

I purchased this for the zoom factor and price as it was cheaper than the Canon sx50. HOwever after using it for a couple of days I returned it and changed to the canon. The picture quality was... Read more…

Reviewed 18 August 2015 by Andnev

I am the owner of five digital (3 Sony, 1 Fuji, 1 Canon) cameras which I use for various purposes - this must be the best and was purchased on the strength of the digital zoom. Used for the first... Read more…

Reviewed 3 October 2014 by Retrochevy
(Verified Purchase)

I am a free lance photographer and own four 35MM Canon film cameras and Two Canon digital cameras - I bought this for my daughter - The lens is terrible - Across the range of the lens, nothing is... Read more…

Reviewed 30 July 2014 by Aussie's Shadow Productions
Aussie's Shadow Productions would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-H400 (Verified Purchase)

On my twice daily walks with my dog, I shoot about 30 nature pictures each day--mostly birds, odd plants, flowers, and other wildlife. To do this, I needed the greatest zoom possible, and the Sony... Read more…

Reviewed 13 April 2014 by JMS
JMS would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-H400 (Verified Purchase)

I use this camera for every occasion. The picture quality and ease of use are incredible. The zoom and steadiness of the camera at long distances is even more amazing. I had Canon and Nikon... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony h400, sony h400b, sony dsch400, sony dsch400b, sony dsch400bi, sony dsch400biv
Barcodes 00027242877092, 00617689595200, 00636983056477, 00845251071719, 00845251071726, 00845251071733, 00845251071740, 04548736016262, 04905524981568, 04905524981629, 04905524981636, 04905524981650, 05013493248946

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