Sony HDR-CX400E Review
|2 Years Old|
Why Has it Scored 48?
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It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Fairly high maximum aperture number
Has an image stabilizer
Does not have a built-in flash
Quite small display diagonal
Sony HDR-CX400E Video Reviews
Sony HDR-CX400E In-Depth Analysis
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Fairly High Maximum Aperture Number
The HDR-CX400E's maximum aperture number of 10 is in the highest 7% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. The average maximum aperture number of all video cameras is 4.9, with the lowest being 1.6 and the highest being 38.
Has an Image Stabilizer
The Sony HDR-CX400E has an image stabilizer, as do 66% of video cameras.
Does Not Have a Built-In Flash
The HDR-CX400E does not have a built-in flash. 86% of video cameras also do not have a built-in flash.
Has a Face Detection
The HDR-CX400E has a face detection, unlike 72% of video cameras which do not have a face detection.
The HDR-CX400E features wi-Fi, which is unusual. 77% of video cameras do not feature wi-Fi.
The HDR-CX400E supports HDMI. 67% of camcorders also support HDMI.
Average Digital Zoom
The digital zoom of the HDR-CX400E of 350x is pretty standard compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 72% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.
Quite Small Display Diagonal
The display diagonal of the HDR-CX400E of only 2.7" is in the smallest 23% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. Video cameras have display diagonals of between 0.24" and 11", and the average display diagonal is 3".
Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Across all the video cameras the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 1.8mm to 110mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 29mm. The HDR-CX400E's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 26.8mm is in the shortest 24% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.
Has a Wind Filter
The HDR-CX400E has a wind filter. 94% of video cameras do not have a wind filter.
Average Optical Zoom
The optical zoom of the HDR-CX400E of 30x is relatively typical compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 62% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.
Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display
The HDR-CX400E has a vari-angle LCD display, which is unusual. 91% of video cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.
The Sony HDR-CX400E is Full HD. 73% of camcorders also are Full HD.
Has a Self-Timer
The HDR-CX400E has a self-timer, unlike 93% of video cameras which do not have a self-timer.
Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)
The HDR-CX400E supports Near Field Communication (NFC), unlike 88% of video cameras which do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).
The weight of the HDR-CX400E of 190g is relatively standard compared to most other camcorders. It is in the heaviest 34% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.
Average Total Megapixels
The HDR-CX400E's total megapixels of 9.2MP is relatively typical compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 69% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.
Only 1" Optical Sensor Size
This camcorder has a 1|1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on video cameras.
Released Over Two Years Ago
This Sony video camera has been on the market since February 2015.