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Sony DSC-H400 Digital Camera

£219.00
SLR 20.1MP CCD 2/3" Jan 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Good quality
Reasonably priced
Average expert reviews
480 Reviews
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Reasonably Priced

Seventy customers said in their reviews that this digital camera was good value for money. Macworld.com said on expert review site Mac World “It's the best for this price at least” in their review of this digital camera however they only scored it 60 out of 100. Hannah4 wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Argos.co.uk “The zoom is amazing for the price”. Jupa65 said “Does a good job for the price paid !” in their review of this digital camera.

Two people thought it was expensive. Damien Cunningham mentioned in his review of this digital camera “Okay first thing out of the box this camera is very stylish much more expensive looking that it actually is” however he only gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100. Deltanar wrote in their review of this digital camera “The control layout and body feel like a much more expensive camera” but even so they rated it 2 stars out of 5.

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Reviews

Average Expert Reviews

This high megapixel camera has an average expert rating of 69% based on eight expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Camera Labs and Mac World.

Good User Reviews

On average, DSC-H400 owners rated this digital camera 88 out of 100. Over 87% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 89% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Good Brand

Based on 23,306 owner and expert reviews (including 7,110 verified purchases), Sony has good reviews for its digital cameras. Sony also has good reviews specifically within its high megapixel cameras range. 92% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Good Technical Features

Sixteen owners mentioned in their reviews that it had good features. Flynnsdad wrote two years ago “Powerful zoom and good features” . Juegee315 gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned on expert website Argos.co.uk “Love all the features of this bridge camera” in their review of this digital camera. Jasebear said on expert website Argos.co.uk “Very easy to use and full of features”.


Design

Easy to Use

Ninety customers wrote in their reviews that the Sony DSC-H400 was easy to use. Inliner399 said in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Argos.co.uk “Very easy to handle and oh so simple to use”. Donnie 01 mentioned on expert website Argos.co.uk two years ago “More than likely will with the ease of use” in their review of this digital camera. Frances said in his review of this digital camera on expert website Argos.co.uk “The product is very good and easy to use great bye”.

Ten customers wrote in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Three years ago Dubia rated this digital camera 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned “It feels comfortable to hold”. Two years ago Delboy02 scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote on expert review site Argos.co.uk “Camera is light and comfortable in your hand” in their review of this digital camera. Des K said “The camera is good to hold & use” in their review of this digital camera.

Nine people said in their reviews that the product was easy to use the menus. Petejan said on expert review site Argos.co.uk “The in-built menu is easy to use, in all a great little camera” in their review of this digital camera. Echelon wrote in their review of this digital camera “The camera has a nice clear display to view your pictures, controls and settings are fairly easy to understand” . Jd said three years ago “The Intelligent (Easy) mode lets the camera choose the best settings for you”.

Five owners concluded that this digital camera was easy to setup. Two years ago an anonymous reviewer said on expert review site Argos.co.uk “So easy to set up and use”. Damien Cunningham mentioned in his review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon “The camera was very easy to set up” yet he only gave it a score of 60 out of 100. Lancasterram said on expert review site Amazon “It was easy to set up” and scored it 5 stars out of 5.

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Robust

Thirteen owners wrote in their reviews that the Sony DSC-H400 was well made. Josh gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5 and he mentioned on expert review site Argos.co.uk “The build quality is really good”. An anonymous reviewer wrote “The main limit seems to be air clarity! At extreme zoom, you need a very steady hand - resting on something solid helps” in her review of this digital camera. Tishy63 mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Argos.co.uk “Great camera, value for money and good build quality” and gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5.

Good Quality

Fifty-eight owners who reviewed it agreed that it was good quality. Website Argos.co.uk mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Good Image Quality” yet they only gave it a rating of 3 stars out of 5. Hannah4 wrote in their review of this digital camera “Easy to use, great picture quality” and gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5. Doris 15 mentioned “The pictures are great quality” in their review of this digital camera.

Nice Design

Five owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was good looking. Squirrelsnaps94 mentioned “The scene choices on the camera allow great possibilities for hundreds of beautiful photographs”. Raymack gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote on expert website Argos.co.uk “Beautifully camera to use” in their review of this digital camera. Richard1961 mentioned in their Sony DSC-H400 review on expert review site Argos.co.uk “Ease of use is pretty good”.

Two owners who reviewed the product considered that it was ergonomic. Richard1961 mentioned “This camera also feels "right" and is ergonomically brilliant to use”. Phil1962 said on expert review site Argos.co.uk “The control button layout is ergonomically excellent” in their review of this digital camera.

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

Four owners who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was noisy. Jd said on expert review site Amazon “After a full day of use the lens got smother and less noisy and eventually the Smart setting worked without error” in their review of this digital camera. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The screen shows a noisy image, however when you actually take the photo it isn't noisy at all”. Rog rated it 80 out of 100 and wrote on expert review site Amazon “A little noisy, noticeable in movie mode”.


Power

Good Battery Life

Nine people wrote in their reviews that the Sony DSC-H400 had a good battery life. Tsbatty gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Argos.co.uk “The battery last long enough to not worry about it for a few days”. Molly1 said on expert website Argos.co.uk “Charging of the battery is so simple”. Pebbles wrote on expert website Argos.co.uk “Lightweight compact easy to use camera, would have preferred mains battery charger”.


Other

Released Over a Year Ago

Sony released the DSC-H400 in January 2016.


Lens System

Very Big Optical Zoom

When compared to other high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera that we have checked, the optical zoom of the Sony DSC-H400 of 63 times zoom factor is one of the biggest. Across all the cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera the optical zooms range from 3x to 63x.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony DSC-H400 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this camera.

Alternative digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might want to look at include because of their better review scores, the SX720 HS (£227), the EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 (£209.99), or the SX710 HS (£209.97) all from Canon.

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2/3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 2/3" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on cameras that are a comparable age to it. 8.80 x 6.60mm.

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20.1 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 20.1 megapixels camera.

If you would prefer a higher megapixel then you might want to look at the SX720 HS (£227) (20.3MP and higher rated), the PowerShot SX540 HS (£238) (20.3MP and higher rated), or the SX710 HS (£209.97) (20.3MP and higher rated) all from Canon.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Sony DSC-H400 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also have a built-in flash.

There are a number of other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to consider including because of their better review scores, the 1 J4 (£209), or the D3200 (£198.99) both from Nikon or the Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 (£209.99).

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Features Face Detection

The DSC-H400 features face detection, as do most of the other cameras that were released more than a year ago.

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Has a USB Connectivity

The Sony DSC-H400 has a USB connectivity, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Display

Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of only 20 pixels, the Sony DSC-H400 has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera. The lowest display resolution (numeric) of cameras that were released one year ago is 20 pixels and the highest is 1,300,000 pixels.

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Focusing

Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

With a closest focusing distance of only 0.01 meters, the Sony DSC-H400 has a fairly small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera. Comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera have closest focusing distances of between 0.01m and 1m.

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Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The DSC-H400 has a self-timer. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera also have a self-timer.

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Camera

Supports Direct Printing

The Sony DSC-H400 supports direct printing, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Light Exposure

Supports One ISO Sensitivity

The number of ISO speeds supported by the DSC-H400 is more than most cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 100, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivities 3200,80,100,160,200,320,400,Auto are also supported by this digital camera.

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Viewfinder

Very Small Viewfinder Screen Size

The average viewfinder screen size of cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera is 0.39". The Sony DSC-H400 has one of the smaller viewfinder screen sizes (only 0.2 inches) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

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Good Flash

Two customers wrote in their reviews that the product had a good flash. Dominic S. Quail wrote two years ago “Nice bright flash” . Steve he mentioned in his review of this digital camera “The flash is fairly standard it does the job”.

Good Quality Pictures

Ninety-five people reckoned that the product was able to produce good images. Jowmeister mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Pictures are sharp and clear with great detail even from a fair distance away”. Kaz wrote in their Sony DSC-H400 review on expert review site Argos.co.uk “Great camera, easy to use, excellent pictures taken with it” and rated the product 4 stars out of 5. Kirsty74 rated it 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert website Argos.co.uk “This camera is so cool and has good quality for photos”.

Three customers agreed that it was good in low light. Eddie Mansfield rated it 80 out of 100 and he said on expert website Amazon “The camera does work well in low light and have had pleasing results with that” in his review of this digital camera. Kathryn mentioned two years ago “Very good in low light” but she gave it a rating of 20 out of 100.

Two people considered that the product was able to produce clear pictures. Getinoldquick rated it 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned “Would recommend for anybody taking landscape or still photography as quality and clarity are great”. Eb wrote “The clarity, ease of use, price” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Nine customers thought the Sony DSC-H400 had a good screen. Gypsy wrote on expert review site Argos.co.uk “The camera screen, although good, does not give pictures full justice” in their review of this digital camera. Wayne gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and he mentioned “The auto option is fantastic and the display shows you what settings it's using”. He also said “The display is really good too” in his review.

Six customers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good viewfinder. Pebbles said “Handy viewfinder to use on sunny days when screen is not clear” in their review of this digital camera. Phil1962 wrote two years ago “The viewfinder is OK to use” . Echelon said on expert website Amazon “Has a larger lens, view finder, specific lithium ion battery” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Video Capture

Thirteen people said in their reviews that it was good for video recording. Three years ago Aussie's Shadow Productions said in their review of this digital camera “The video is quite good, especially with the steady feature”. Damianv86 mentioned “The video is good quality” in their review of this digital camera. Sussexjohn said “Great pictures and videos in super sharp focus - optical zoom at 63 is brilliant for candid shots” and scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Good Zoom

Eighty-one people said that it had a good zoom. Website Argos.co.uk said two years ago “Great Zoom”. Expert website Pocket-Lint.com mentioned “Looking for a huge zoom? Then look no further”. Joinerjim wrote on expert review site Argos.co.uk “The ZOOM is amazing great pictures for a great price”.

Eight owners concluded that the product had a good autofocus. Two years ago Kimbo2 mentioned on expert website Argos.co.uk “Fabulous focus and magnification on lens” in their review of this digital camera and rated this digital camera 80 out of 100. Squirrelsnaps94 wrote on expert website Argos.co.uk “The auto focus is great too”. Andnev said on expert website Johnlewis.com “The processing and focusing speeds are excellent”.

Six people who reviewed the product considered that it had a good lens. Juegee315 said in their review of this digital camera “Only thing could be better is the lens cap should come with elastic so you don't lose or drop it” and gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5. Jilton wrote “Telephoto lens is excellent”. Bob scored it 80 out of 100 and he mentioned in his review of this digital camera on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “This would be my dream camera if only it could have a faster lens”.

Two customers who purchased it thought it had a good image stabiliser. Sladey93 scored it 4 stars out of 5 and said on expert review site Amazon “+ Video has a stabilisation mode which works well”.

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Weight & Dimensions

Heavy

With a weight of 628 grams, the Sony DSC-H400 is quite heavy compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out more than a year ago. The weights of digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera range from 110g to 1.3kg, and the average weight is 410g.

Cameras with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the Nikon D3200 (£198.99) (455g and higher rated), or the Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 (£209.99) (480g and higher rated).

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Compact

Eight people who bought it agreed that it was compact. Website Argos.co.uk mentioned in their Sony DSC-H400 review “Small Compact” but even so they only gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100. Chippy193 wrote in their review of this digital camera “It does everything you expect of a compact camera with the advantage of being able to get really close to your subject”. Cordwrangler said on expert website Argos.co.uk “The Camera is easy to use, Compact as stated” in their review of this digital camera.

Four people who reviewed the product mentioned that it was heavy and bulky. Jms scored this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned “Its a bit bulky”. Sladey93 said on expert website Amazon “+ It is nicely built, feels very high quality and is not too heavy”. Xbt wrote “A little on the heavy side”.

Three people who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was lightweight. Aussie's Shadow Productions said in their review of this digital camera three years ago “It is light-weight” .

Two people who bought it said that it was a good size. Stonerjo said “It is a nice size and the zoom is amazing”. Phil1962 scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned “The screen is a nice size (even though it is fixed”.

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Support

Good Technical Guidance

Seven people who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it had good technical guidance. Bearspotter wrote “The only fault, if you can call it that, is the lack of clear instructions” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars out of 5. Brin said on expert website Argos.co.uk two years ago “My only criticism is the instruction manual has to be downloaded” and gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5. Sassinak wrote “It is totally let down by the lack of something as cheap as an instruction manual”.

Sony DSC-H400 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony DSC-H400 review we compared this digital camera to 1,217 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 298,997 product attributes, 171,823 digital camera reviews and 3,191,700 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

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