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Sony DSC-HX400
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Sony DSC-HX400 Digital Camera

20.1MP 50x CCD Feb 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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29 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

This camera received a rating of 76 out of 100 from expert review site zoom.nl.

Good Owner Reviews

This camera has an average owner rating of 87% based on 19 owner reviews.

Popular Choice

The DSC-HX400 is one the fastest selling digital camera currently on the market according to Amazon sales data.

Sony Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Bridge camera digital cameras manufactured by Sony have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all cameras (not just bridge camera digital cameras) and found that Sony also has good ratings across its entire range.

Good Quality Lens

Some people agreed that the product had a good zoom. Expert review site Amateurphotographer.co.uk mentioned “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 said in their reviews that this digital camera was compact. Expert review site Amateurphotographer.co.uk said in their review of the Sony DSC-HX400 “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400 produces images that are comparable to a mid-range compact camera”.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many cameras that have been around for more than two years. 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.

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Has a GPS

has a GPS

The Sony DSC-HX400 has a GPS. Most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-HX400 do not have a GPS.

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Very Big Digital Zoom

Cameras of this spec and age have digital zooms of between 2x and 130x, and the average digital zoom is 9.6x. The digital zoom of the DSC-HX400 of 126 times zoom factor is one of the biggest amongst bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 50 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-HX400 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-HX400. The smallest optical zoom of digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DSC-HX400 is 1.3x and the biggest is 65x.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The DSC-HX400 supports WiFi connectivity, which is unusual. Most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-HX400 do not support WiFi connectivity.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available including because of it's better review score, the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price].

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Like most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DSC-HX400, the Sony DSC-HX400 supports Full HD video.

Alternative cameras which support Full HD video currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_3140190_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix HS30[plb_1334661_price].

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a Full HD video and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_1875132_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age, the DSC-HX400 has a built-in flash.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_3140190_price], and the Fujifilm FinePix HS30[plb_1334661_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

There are a number of other cameras which also have a built-in flash which you might want to consider including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_1875132_price].

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the DSC-HX400, the DSC-HX400 has an image stabiliser.

There are a number of other digital cameras with an image stabiliser currently available which you might want to consider including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_3140190_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix HS30[plb_1334661_price] which has better reviews.

Other digital cameras which also have an image stabiliser that you might want to consider include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_1875132_price].

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Fairly High Megapixel Count

The average megapixel count of cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-HX400 is 16MP. The DSC-HX400 has one of the higher megapixel counts (20.1 megapixels) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector

The number of HDMI connector types found on the DSC-HX400 is more than most digital cameras of this age and spec. The most frequently found HDMI connector is Mini, but this HDMI connector is not found on this camera. The HDMI connectors Micro are also found on this Sony digital camera.

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Has Seven White Balance Modes

The Sony DSC-HX400 has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras of this age and spec. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-HX400. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent" and "Incandescent" are also found on this Sony camera.

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Has Two Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Sony DSC-HX400 is more than most cameras of this type and age. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on digital cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-HX400. The photo effect "Antique" is also found on this digital camera.

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Quite Many Total Megapixel Count

Digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the DSC-HX400 have total megapixel counts of between 12MP and 15,000,000MP, and the average total megapixel count is 300,000MP. The DSC-HX400 has one of the more total megapixel counts (21.1 megapixels) amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age.

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Fairly High JPEG Frame Rate

The JPEG frame rates of cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DSC-HX400 range from 24fps to 120fps. The Sony DSC-HX400 has one of the higher JPEG frame rates (50 frames per second) amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age.

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Fairly High Display Resolution

With a display resolution of 921,600 pixels, the Sony DSC-HX400 has a quite high display resolution compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-HX400. Across all the similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the display resolutions range from 460 pixels to 1,500,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 510,000 pixels.

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Fairly High Maximum ISO Speed

The maximum ISO speeds of bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years range from 1,600 to 26,000. The DSC-HX400 has one of the higher maximum ISO speeds (12,800) amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Sony DSC-HX400 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by cameras of a similar type and age to the DSC-HX400. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Sony digital camera. In addition, this Sony camera supports a video resolution 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 digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-HX400.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolution is the worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of digital camera.

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Supports Four Camera File Systems

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

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

This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most frequently found light exposure correction on digital cameras of this type and age.

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Supports One Power Source

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

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is the most frequently found focus on similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture

At only 2.8, the Sony DSC-HX400 has a quite small minimum aperture compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. Across all the cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-HX400 the minimum apertures range from 2.6 to 19, and the average minimum aperture is 3.5.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Recording

Like most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-HX400, the DSC-HX400 does not support video recording.

Alternative cameras which also support video recording that you might want to look at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_3140190_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix HS30[plb_1334661_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago, the DSC-HX400 is not 3D compatible.

Digital cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72[plb_1983697_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-HX400, the Sony DSC-HX400 is not waterproof.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the DSC-HX400 is more than most cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Sony camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The flash modes "Fill-in", "Flash off" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Has Seven Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the DSC-HX400 is more than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on digital cameras of this type and age. The shooting modes "Aperture priority", "Manual", "Movie", "Program", "Scene" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this digital camera.

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Only Has Four Light Exposure Modes

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 similar time to it. This camera has a Manual light exposure mode, which is the most commonly found light exposure mode found on digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-HX400. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE", "Auto" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Sony digital camera.

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Very Short Maximum Battery Life

The shortest maximum battery life of bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DSC-HX400 is 1.1h and the longest is 9h. The Sony DSC-HX400 has one of the shorter maximum battery lives (only 2.5 hours) amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the Sony DSC-HX400 is more than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by digital cameras of this age and type.

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Heavy

The average weight of similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-HX400 is 500g. With a weight of 628 grams, the DSC-HX400 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-HX400.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72[plb_1983697_price] (562g), or the Fujifilm FinePix HS30[plb_1334661_price] (637g) which also has a higher rating.

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Only One Supported Battery

Most bridge camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-HX400 have between one and three supported batteries, including the Sony DSC-HX400 which has one supported battery.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-HX400

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Sony released the DSC-HX400.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Sony DSC-HX400 has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

There are a number of alternative 3" screen cameras currently available that you might want to look at including the Fujifilm FinePix HS30[plb_1334661_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72[plb_1983697_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Memory Card

SD memory card

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 memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on similar spec 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 Sony digital camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the Fujifilm FinePix HS30[plb_1334661_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Canon PowerShot G1X[plb_1397751_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Aspheric Element
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focus
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range
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
External Flash Connector
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
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
Lens Magnification Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
GPS
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Camera File System
Tripod Mount
Contrast Adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Maximum Battery Life
Shot Per Battery Charge
System Requirements
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Included Cable
Battery Included
Hand Strap
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Near Field Communication
Wireless LAN Type
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Technical Details
Image Processor
Built-In Speaker

Expert Reviews

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...

15 August 2014

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22 November 2014

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User Reviews

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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…

Reviewed 8 March 2015 by Mark789

When transferring photos to Adobe Photoshop Elements the function of removing the photos from the camera memory card does not work. Sony support said I had to go into the camera and delete one at... Read more…

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