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Sony Cybershot DSC-HX400V

£398.00
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX400V
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Ephotozine Recommended
A fully featured and award winning compact camera
Compact 20.4MP 50x Yes Jun 2014
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Sony Cybershot DSC-HX400V Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX400V number 366 across all digital cameras.
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Reviews
82 Reviews + 1 Award
88
Features
Fully-Featured
69
Age
3 Years Old
75
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 75?

It has good expert reviews and very good user reviews with 85% of buyers recommending this camera to others. This digital camera has received a "Recommended" award from Ephotozine. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Sony digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
Customers report excellent product quality, that it is fairly priced and it is easy to use. However they also report sub-standard battery life and unacceptable noise level.
The Cybershot DSC-HX400V has some great features:
5184 x 3888 pixels image resolution
LCD screen
Picture effect
Make your smartphone A remote control
Share with wi-fi and NFC
Create, connect, and share
See every trick and transition
AVCHD
Full HD
Unleash your inner director
Electronic viewfinder
Multi interface shoe
Mode dial
Higher than average megapixels
Handle like A pro
Track the action
Optical steadyshot
50x optical zoom
ZEISS lens
BIONZ X image processor
20.4MP exmor R CMOS sensor
Dream big, zoom big
Has an image stabilizer
Bigger than average optical zoom
See your pictures in 4k detail

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for wildlife photography, ranking number 9999999 in wildlife photography cameras. It is also very good for sports photography, ranking number 9999999 in sports photography cameras as well being good for landscape photography, ranking number 9999999 in landscape photography cameras.
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Portrait Photography
Mediocre
69
Landscape Photography
Good
54
Everyday Photography
Average
71
Sports Photography
Very Good
88
Wildlife Photography
Excellent

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes up.
There is a 77% chance that the price will go up. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go down. Get Price Alerts.

How Big is the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX400V?

The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX400V is 129.6mm wide and 93.2mm tall. It is 103.2mm deep and weighs 633g.

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX400V front dimensions
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Sony Cybershot DSC-HX400V In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

One Industry Award

This digital camera received a "Recommended" award from review website Ephotozine who thought that this camera was very good.

Average Expert Reviews

Based on four expert reviews from sites including Ephotozine, zoom.nl, Les Numeriques.com and Chip.de this digital camera has an average expert rating of 79%.

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Good Owner Reviews

On average, Cybershot DSC-HX400V owners rated this digital camera 86%. Over 86% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 85% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report Poor Battery Life

Two owners who reviewed the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX400V concluded that it did not have a good battery life.

Users Report Unacceptable Noise Level

Two owners who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was noisy.

Users Report Great Product Quality

Eight people who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was good quality.

Very Good Brand

We checked 22,092 expert and owner reviews (including 7,416 verified purchases) for Sony digital cameras and found that on average Sony has very good reviews compared to other brands. 92% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX400V was good value for money.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

Five customers considered that the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX400V was easy to use and two people who bought the product agreed that it was easy to use the menus.

Customers Report That it is a Good Size

Two owners agreed that it was compact.

Users Report That it is Robust

Two people agreed that the product was well made.

Users Report Good Technical Features

Four owners who bought it reckoned that it had good features.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

11 people wrote that the product had a good zoom and two owners who bought the product concluded that it had a good image stabiliser.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

20 customers wrote that the product was able to produce good images and three owners mentioned in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution.

Value for Money

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX400V and the United Kingdom price of £398.00 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $398.00 (£553.02).

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This digital camera was released in June 2014.

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Features

5184 X 3888 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX400V is 5184 x 3888 pixels. That's 27% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. The worst resolution of all cameras is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Higher Than Average Megapixels

The megapixels of cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The Cybershot DSC-HX400V's sensor megapixels of 20.4MP is in the highest 11% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX400V's optical zoom of 50x is in the biggest 12% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Cybershot DSC-HX400V has an image stabilizer. 78% of cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Cybershot DSC-HX400V's minimum aperture number of 2.8 is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 48% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Cybershot DSC-HX400V of 12,800 is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 27% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. Cameras have ISO sensitivities (max) of between 200 and 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000.

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Heavier Than Average

The weight of the Cybershot DSC-HX400V of 633g is heavier than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is heavier than 91% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the cameras the weights range from 50g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX400V has a built-in flash, as do 68% of cameras.

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Very Big Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Cybershot DSC-HX400V of 810x is very big compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 1% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The average digital zoom of all cameras is 12x, with the smallest being 1x and the biggest being 810x.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX400V's display diagonal of 3" is pretty typical compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 61% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Cybershot DSC-HX400V features brightness adjustment. 78% of digital cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX400V supports Near Field Communication (NFC), which is unusual. 87% of cameras do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Average Image Sensor Size

The Cybershot DSC-HX400V's image sensor size of 0.435" is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is bigger than 75% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Cybershot DSC-HX400V has a shoe mounting point, unlike 89% of digital cameras which do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Smaller Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX400V of only 6.3 is smaller than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is smaller than 89% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Cybershot DSC-HX400V supports Full HD video, unlike 76% of cameras which do not support Full HD video.

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Features Calendar

The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX400V features calendar. 87% of cameras do not feature calendar.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

Across all the cameras the display resolutions range from 23,000 pixels to 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels. The Cybershot DSC-HX400V's display resolution of 922,000 pixels is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 21% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX400V supports Wi-Fi, unlike 69% of cameras which do not support Wi-Fi.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Cybershot DSC-HX400V has a GPS (satellite), unlike 89% of cameras which do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Cybershot DSC-HX400V has an external flash connector, unlike 86% of digital cameras which do not have an external flash connector.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Cybershot DSC-HX400V has a tripod mount, which is unusual. 73% of cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony dschx400v, sony dschx400b

Barcodes:

00617689595163

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