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48

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Sony HDR-CX400E

£298.00
£268.00 £30.00 cheaper than yesterday
A 2 year old 9.2MP 1 video camera with not bad features but high running costs
9.2MP 1" Yes 190g Feb 2015
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
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Sony HDR-CX400E Review

With very good features but at over 2 years old, we have ranked the Sony HDR-CX400E number 224 across all camcorders.
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Good Features
58
2 Years Old
Overall Score
48
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 48?

It has outstanding user reviews with an average user rating of 100%. Canon video cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better video cameras are available. View the latest camcorders 2017.
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

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Sony HDR-CX400E In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Sony Has Very Good Reviews for Its Video Cameras

We checked 6,133 user and expert reviews (including 1,986 verified purchases) for Sony video cameras and found that on average Sony has very good ratings. 89% of those that bought a Sony camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

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.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony HDR-CX400E has an image stabilizer, as do 66% of video cameras.

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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.

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Has a Face Detection

The HDR-CX400E has a face detection, unlike 72% of video cameras which do not have a face detection.

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Features Wi-Fi

The HDR-CX400E features wi-Fi, which is unusual. 77% of video cameras do not feature wi-Fi.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The HDR-CX400E supports HDMI. 67% of camcorders also support HDMI.

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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.

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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".

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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.

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Has a Wind Filter

The HDR-CX400E has a wind filter. 94% of video cameras do not have a wind filter.

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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.

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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.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Sony HDR-CX400E is Full HD. 73% of camcorders also are Full HD.

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Has a Self-Timer

The HDR-CX400E has a self-timer, unlike 93% of video cameras which do not have a self-timer.

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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).

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Average Weight

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.

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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.

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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.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Sony video camera has been on the market since February 2015.


Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00027242886131, 04905524924923

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