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Sony DSC-HX400V
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Sony DSCHX400VB Digital Camera

£298.99
£282.99 £16.00 cheaper than 7 days ago
Camera Labs Highly Recommended Ephotozine Recommended 01net.com 4 Star PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
20.4MP 50x CMOS Jun 2014
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
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43 Reasons For

Four Industry Awards

This Sony digital camera is one of the most awarded by experts in digital cameras of all the digital cameras of this type and age.

The writers at Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com both recommend this digital camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The editor of Camera Labs strongly endorse this compact camera camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

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

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Average Expert Reviews

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

DSC-HX400V owners on average rated this digital camera 89%.

Good Quality Pictures

Sixty-eight Sony DSC-HX400V owners who bought the product considered that it was able to produce good images. Ann Chappe mentioned “Brought back excellent photos - the birds were particularly good with vivid colour” in her review of the Sony DSC-HX400V. Two years ago 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”. Antoine mentioned in his review of the Sony DSC-HX400V also two years ago “That is image quality” .

Some people who bought the product thought it had a good ISO range. Two years ago Acwscot mentioned “Really should have an off setting as really slows down any action shooting, I have tried setting to a reasonable ISO” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Ian C said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “Low light seems bright and higher ISO clear”. Mr Baz said on Amazon “Unfortunately though, whilst the image quality is quite good at lower ISO levels” in his review of this digital camera.

A number of customers said in their reviews that it had a good image sensor. Mr Baz wrote “With a decent refresh rate, has eye sensor too”. Cameralabs.com scored it 4 stars and said “The headline improvements - a new sensor and powerful processor are welcome.”.

Several Sony DSC-HX400V owners who reviewed the product considered that it had a good picture resolution. Pc Crazy mentioned on Amazon “The lack of a cable release facility is a real shame as is shooting in RAW” in their review of this digital camera. Pc Crazy also wrote “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 reviewed it concluded that it was good in low light. Scuba3252 said in their review on Amazon “Extremely good in low light, already taken some good night shots”.

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Good Video Capture

Several Sony DSC-HX400V owners who reviewed the Sony DSC-HX400V thought it was good for video recording. K Wren gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote “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” in their review of the Sony DSC-HX400V. Last year Kokomo wrote on Amazon “There are some very good videos on you tube showing all about what this camera can do” in their review of this digital camera. Two years ago Mr Baz mentioned in his review on Amazon “Not bad either+ Video mode is quite good, full HD with stereo sound 25/50p supported too” but in spite of that he gave this digital camera a rating of 60 out of 100.

Good Quality Lens

A number of customers considered that this digital camera had a good zoom. Agnarok wrote on Amazon “Really powerful 50x zoom (24-1200 35mm equivalent), decent optic stabilizer for such a big zoom” in their review of this digital camera and gave the Sony DSC-HX400V a very good review score. Annie Sage said “The power of the 50 x zoom is also phenomenal” in her review. Graeme Ferguson mentioned last year “Every conceivable setting with a fantastic zoom” and gave the product a very good review.

Eleven Sony DSC-HX400V reviewers who bought it agreed that it had a good autofocus. Two years ago K Wren scored the product 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “Like all my Sony cameras, focusing is fast”. Mr Baz he said on Amazon “Clarity was pretty good as was the sound; the AF did a decent job with holding focus even when zooming in” in his Sony DSC-HX400V review. Pc Crazy said in their Sony DSC-HX400V review on Amazon “Focusing is quick and accurate at long distance”.

Eight Sony DSC-HX400V owners who purchased the product thought it had a good lens. Michael Robinson wrote in his review on Amazon “Avoid close range brothers with the Sony Lens - im sure it is good.”. Worldpix mentioned on Amazon last year “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” in their review of the Sony DSC-HX400V and scored the product 80 out of 100.

Several Sony DSC-HX400V reviewers agreed that the product had a good image stabiliser. Sebastien mentioned “The Wi-Fi & Sat Location work well.I love the image stabilisation it truly works, I have a fairly steady hand”.

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Good Technical Features

Several customers who purchased it mentioned that it had good features. Acwscot said “Very good features and zoom lens, good to handle ie”. Dominic Cross wrote on Amazon “Brilliant camera! Lots of great features.” in his review of this digital camera. Gstar mentioned “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

Some Sony DSC-HX400V reviewers concluded that the product was easy to use. Acwscot said “Also the Panoramic setting is very impressive and easy to use”. Agnarok said on Amazon “You can focus manually, something really useful to use like for a birdwatcher” and gave it a very good review. Dominic Cross mentioned in his Sony DSC-HX400V review “Most importantly easy to use for an amateur” and scored it very highly.

Several Sony DSC-HX400V reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Kokomo wrote “Nice to handle and comfortable to hold”. Mr Baz mentioned in his review two years ago “I spent a few days with the HX400, my conclusions are as followsThe HX400 is quite a nice superzoom camera, comfy in the hands” however he only gave it a rating of 3 stars. Mr Baz also wrote “+ Build is quite decent feels comfy in the hand with sensible”.

Five Sony DSC-HX400V owners who bought the product agreed that it was easy to use the menus. Ann Chappe gave it a score of 5 stars and she wrote two years ago “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”. In the same month K Wren said “Temperature can be adjusted for individual shots or stored to a 'favourite settings' memory button” in their review of the Sony DSC-HX400V. Last year Mrs Dm wrote “As an absolute beginner this camera has enough settings to allow me to play around while still giving me straight forward point” in her review.

One Sony DSC-HX400V owner who reviewed the product mentioned that it had a good experience. Annie Sage wrote “I hope with experience to take some great bird shots with it” in her review of the Sony DSC-HX400V and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

One customer who reviewed this digital camera thought it performed as expected. Tel said “Does what it says on the box and pictures are great” in their Sony DSC-HX400V review.

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Good Support

Seven people who bought the Sony DSC-HX400V agreed that it had good technical guidance. Ann Chappe said in her review of the Sony DSC-HX400V on Amazon two years ago “I also like the option to fine tune focus with manual assist which is useful in difficult focussing conditions ( long grass, camouflaged animals etc”. Mince mentioned “As expected the camera generally performs very well; my favourite feature being the manual focus control ring on the lens” in their review of the Sony DSC-HX400V but despite that they only gave this digital camera a rating of 60 out of 100. Mr Baz said “This reivew is to help you decide if the camera suits your needs (I raise some good” in his Sony DSC-HX400V review.

Robust

Nine Sony DSC-HX400V owners agreed that this digital camera was well made. Gstar gave it a score of 5 stars and said in their review of the Sony DSC-HX400V on Amazon “Uk/gp/product/B00FEY227G?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s01 The HX400v has great build quality”. Ian C mentioned on Amazon “Feels well built” and scored the Sony DSC-HX400V 80 out of 100. K Wren said on Amazon “Build quality feels good despite it being wholly plastic” in their review of the Sony DSC-HX400V.

A few Sony DSC-HX400V owners who bought the product agreed that it was strong and durable. Two years ago Ann Chappe rated it 5 stars and she wrote in her review on Amazon “What I love is the sturdy feel of the camera”.

One person reckoned that this digital camera was reliable. Last year Hotspur said in their review of this digital camera “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 owners who purchased the product considered that it was good looking. Amazon Customer mentioned “Excellent range of functions, brilliant zoom capabilities, feels comfortable in the hand takes a beautiful picture!” and gave it a very good review score. Gina Titterton said on Amazon “Precise that allows you to capture beautiful images effortlessly”. Mykeyreviews wrote on Amazon “It's pretty easy to remember where everything is located”.

One person who purchased it considered that it was aesthetic.

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Reasonably Priced

Some people who reviewed it mentioned that it was good value for money. Al rated the product as excellent and he wrote in his review of the Sony DSC-HX400V on Amazon “This camera takes some prety good photos, still getting the hang of it, works well so far in low light, good value for money”. Alvin Ho wrote in his review of the Sony DSC-HX400V “Versatile and fantastic zoom for the price”. Alvin Ho also mentioned “Awesome zoom for the price - I took it to Malawi”.

Eight people wrote in their reviews that it was a bargain for the price. Ann Chappe wrote in her review of the Sony DSC-HX400V on Amazon “I have found a cheap attachment to secure the lens cap ( another small flaw)” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Gstar gave this digital camera an excellent rating and wrote on Amazon last year “This is an AMAZING deal! And unlike others who have placed reviews” in their Sony DSC-HX400V review. Gstar also mentioned “Simply because I am cheap ; O”.

One person who purchased the Sony DSC-HX400V reckoned that it was cheap. In November last year J. P. Cosgrove mentioned in their review of the Sony DSC-HX400V “I was looking for a camera which was the best for the budget I had and this did not disappoint”.

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Good Connectivity

A few Sony DSC-HX400V owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it was wifi compatible. Agnarok scored the product very highly and mentioned in their review “The WIFI and NFC are great additions”. Amazon Customer gave it a score of 4 stars and said in their Sony DSC-HX400V review on Amazon in November this year “Wi-Fi and NFC are built in for wireless transfers and remote control with Apple iOS”. Ann Chappe mentioned on Amazon “The wifi transfer is a useful feature although it won't always connect” in her review of the Sony DSC-HX400V.

Several customers who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it had gps. This year Amazon Customer wrote in their review of this digital camera “GPS is built in too, so photos can be automatically plotted on a map in compatible software such as Lightroom”. Antoine wrote “When evaluating bridge cameras I use my Panasonic FZ200 as a benchmark) I would have happily traded NFC, GPS or WiFi for Raw capability” in his review of the Sony DSC-HX400V. Miss C. Lynn said in her Sony DSC-HX400V review on Amazon “I chose the Sony mainly because it has the GPS facility, which does not come on the Panasonic” and scored the product very highly.

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Good Size

A few people agreed that the product was compact. Asoft4dex said on Amazon “Compact camera wich makes extra fine photos, just to recomend”. Rochelle Wallman said “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. Scocal wrote in their review of this digital camera 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”.

A number of customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was heavy and bulky. Alan Moore said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “I am not a heavy user by any manner of means”. Gina Titterton said on Amazon “Not too heavy” in her Sony DSC-HX400V review and rated this digital camera 5 stars.

Some Sony DSC-HX400V reviewers who bought this digital camera considered that it was lightweight. Alvin Ho wrote on Amazon last year “Very lightweight” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Mykeyreviews said on Amazon two years ago “It's extremely lightweight and very comfortable to hold”.

One Sony DSC-HX400V owner who bought the Sony DSC-HX400V thought it was a good weight. Two years ago K Wren said on Amazon “Also a lot lighter in weight than anticipated” in their review.

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Good Product Quality

Some customers who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was good quality. In November last year Allan Burn said “This is a very good camera very happy with the picture quality”. Alvin Ho mentioned “Pictures are of good quality for the price”. Amazon Customer wrote in their review a few weeks ago “Amazing, good quality for”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

A number of customers who bought it concluded that it had an electronic viewfinder. Two years ago Mr Baz mentioned “GPS, GPS locked on quite quickly too+ EVF is quite good, clear” in his review but even so he only gave the Sony DSC-HX400V a rating of 60 out of 100.

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

Several customers thought this digital camera had a good viewfinder.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Two Sony DSC-HX400V owners who bought this digital camera thought it was quiet. One person who reviewed the product considered that it was noisy. Two years ago Mr Baz said on Amazon “Run into overprocessing/strong noise reduction levels at anything over base ISO”.

Sony Has Good Camera Reviews

Sony is one of the better rated camera brands according to average expert and user reviews, and Sony also has good reviews for its compact camera digital cameras.

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Good Battery Life

A number of Sony DSC-HX400V owners reckoned that this digital camera had a good battery life. Mr Baz wrote in his review of this digital camera “A bit above average performance here+ Battery life is ok at about 330 shots, not class leading” however despite that he only scored it 3 stars. Pc Crazy mentioned on Amazon “The one BIG negative is the battery life” in their review of the Sony DSC-HX400V. Pc Crazy also said “My A57 battery lasts for days”.

Very Big Digital Zoom

At 810 times zoom factor, the DSC-HX400V has a very big digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the DSC-HX400V. The smallest digital zoom of compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DSC-HX400V is 1x and the biggest is 810x.

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Very Big Optical Zoom

When compared to other digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DSC-HX400V that we have assessed, the Sony DSC-HX400V's optical zoom of 50 times zoom factor is one of the biggest. The average optical zoom of comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DSC-HX400V is 9.6x.

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Has a GPS

has a GPS

The DSC-HX400V has a GPS, unlike most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DSC-HX400V which do not have a GPS.

There are a number of other digital cameras with a GPS currently available which you might want to look at including the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS[plb_1143510_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4[plb_1353102_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

Unlike most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years which do not support WiFi connectivity, the DSC-HX400V supports WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of other digital cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix P520[plb_2085254_price].

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Quite High Megapixel Count

The megapixel counts of compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-HX400V range from 0.3MP to 46MP. The megapixel count of the Sony DSC-HX400V of 20.4 megapixels is one of the highest amongst cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-HX400V.

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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 cameras that have been around for 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 camera is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The DSC-HX400V supports Full HD video, which is unusual. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago do not support Full HD video.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], or the Samsung EX2F[plb_1609335_price].

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The DSC-HX400V has an image stabiliser. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also have an image stabiliser.

Alternative digital cameras with an image stabiliser currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS[plb_1565812_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-HX400V, the DSC-HX400V has a built-in flash.

Alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to consider include the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS[plb_1565812_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P310[plb_2119209_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector

The number of HDMI connector types found on the Sony DSC-HX400V is more than most comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. The most commonly found HDMI connector is Mini, but this HDMI connector is not found on this digital camera. The HDMI connectors Micro are also found on this Sony digital camera.

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Electrical Viewfinder

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.

This digital camera's viewfinder (electrical) is actually the best viewfinder across all compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-HX400V.

The worst viewfinder amongst comparable types of digital camera is Optical.

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Fairly Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

Cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DSC-HX400V have maximum camera shutter speeds of between 0.0005s and 250s. With a maximum camera shutter speed of 30 seconds, the DSC-HX400V has a quite long maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-HX400V.

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Quite High JPEG Frame Rate

The DSC-HX400V has one of the higher JPEG frame rates (50 frames per second) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The lowest JPEG frame rate of compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DSC-HX400V is 15fps and the highest is 240fps.

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Very High Display Resolution

The display resolutions of digital cameras of this age and type range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 400,000 pixels. When compared to other digital cameras of this age and type, the display resolution of the DSC-HX400V of 921,600 pixels is one of the highest.

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Fairly High Maximum ISO Speed

The DSC-HX400V has a fairly high maximum ISO speed (12,800) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-HX400V. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the maximum ISO speeds range from 200 to 26,000.

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5184 X 3888 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 5184 x 3888 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on digital cameras of this age and type.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Sony DSC-HX400V is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best video resolution across all digital cameras of a similar age and type to the DSC-HX400V.

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

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the DSC-HX400V is more than most similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The most frequently 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 digital camera.

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1440 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Sony 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 resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Sony digital camera). Across all cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-HX400V the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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300 Shots Per Battery Charge

Most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the DSC-HX400V take between 30 and 869 shots per battery charge, including the Sony DSC-HX400V which takes 300 shots per battery charge.

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Features Three Auto Focus

The DSC-HX400V has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The most commonly featured auto focus is Face detection, but this auto focus is not featured on this Sony camera. The auto focus Continuous Auto Focus, Contrast Detection Auto Focus and Single Auto Focus are also featured on this digital camera.

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Features Three Light Metering Modes

The Sony DSC-HX400V has a greater number of light metering modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera features a Centre-weighted light metering mode, which is the most frequently featured light metering mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The light metering modes "Evaluative (Multi-pattern)" and "Spot" are also featured on this Sony digital camera.

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TFT Display

The DSC-HX400V has a TFT display which is better than most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. Most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time 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 digital cameras of a similar type and age to the DSC-HX400V the best display is OLED and the worst is LCD.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Recording

The DSC-HX400V does not support video recording, unlike most of the other digital cameras of this age and type which support video recording.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also support video recording including the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7[plb_2071996_price].

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Not 3D Compatible

The Sony DSC-HX400V is not 3D compatible. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years are also not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a digital camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS[plb_66875_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4[plb_1353102_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P7700[plb_1714924_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

The DSC-HX400V is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago are also not waterproof.

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Only Has Seven Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the DSC-HX400V is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This Sony camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on digital cameras of a similar type and age to the DSC-HX400V. The shooting modes "Aperture priority", "Manual", "Movie", "Program", "Scene" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this camera.

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Only 1920x1080@25fps Resolution and Capture Speed

The Sony DSC-HX400V has a 1920x1080@25fps resolution and capture speed which is higher than the 1920x1080@30fps resolution and capture speed found on most compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. In addition, this digital camera has a resolution and capture speed of 640x480@25fps. Across all cameras of this age and spec the best resolution at capture speeds is 1920x1080@60fps and the worst is 320×240@30fps.

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Only Has Seven White Balance Modes

The Sony DSC-HX400V has a greater number of white balance modes than most compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This Sony camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on cameras of a similar spec and age to the DSC-HX400V. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent" and "Incandescent" are also found on this camera.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The DSC-HX400V has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-HX400V.

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Very Heavy

When compared to other cameras of this type and age that we have checked, the weight of the DSC-HX400V of 633 grams is one of the heaviest. The weights of compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 20g to 710g, 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 Coolpix P520[pl_2085254_price] (550g), the Coolpix P510[pl_2071647_price] (555g), or the Coolpix 8800[pl_1640989_price] (600g) all from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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Thick

The thinnest compact camera camera that has been on the market for a similar time to the DSC-HX400V is 4mm deep and the thickest is 2,200mm. With a depth of 103.2 millimeters, the DSC-HX400V is very thick compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-HX400V.

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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 Sony released the DSC-HX400V.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the DSC-HX400V has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-HX400V.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 3" screen digital cameras and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7[plb_2071996_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a camera with a larger screen size then you might also want to look at the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (4.8" and higher rated).

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MOS Sensor Type

The DSC-HX400V has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most cameras of a similar type and age to it.

Other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available which you might want to consider include the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], the Nikon Coolpix P7700[plb_1714924_price], or the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a camera with a better sensor type then you might want to consider the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS[plb_66875_price] (CCD and higher rated), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4[plb_1353102_price] (CCD and 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
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
Manual Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Manual Focusing Range
Focus
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
External Flash Connector
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Shoe Mounting Point
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
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
GPS
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Self-Timer
Calendar
Camera File System
Tripod Mount
Brightness Adjustment
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
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

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

Expert Reviews

(25)
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

(382)
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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