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Sony DSC-HX400
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Sony DSC-HX400 Digital Camera

20.1MP 63x CCD Feb 2014
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
Zooms like a pro, handles like a DSLR camera, but as easy to use as a compact. The H400 has a massive 63x optical zoom and a 20.1 effective megapixel Super HAD CCD sensor. See the life in every... More
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30 Reasons For

Good User Reviews

This bridge camera camera has an average user rating of 85% based on 16 user reviews.

Sony Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Sony cameras and also specifically for Sony bridge cameras and found that in both cases Sony had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

Good Quality Lens

A number of people who reviewed it considered that it had a good zoom. Three years ago expert website Amateurphotographer.co.uk wrote “With a very impressive 50x optical zoom that has a 35mm focal-length equivalent of 24-1200mm it is a true ‘super-zoom”. Amateurphotographer.co.uk also said “With the advantage of a super zoom”. Amateurphotographer.co.uk also said “This zoom range is extensive enough for the majority of situations”.

Good Size

One person who bought it said that it was compact. Expert review site Amateurphotographer.co.uk mentioned “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400 produces images that are comparable to a mid-range compact camera” in their review.

Price Has Recently Dropped by £15.01

The price of the DSC-HX400 has dropped by £15.01 in the last 19 days.

CCD Sensor Type

The DSC-HX400 has a CCD sensor type which is better than most bridge cameras that came out more than two years ago. Most digital cameras of this spec and age have a MOS sensor type. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

This camera's sensor type (CCD) is in fact the best sensor type amongst all bridge cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-HX400.

Amongst similar types of camera the worst sensor type is MOS.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The DSC-HX400 has a GPS (satellite). Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-HX400 do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Very Big Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of bridge cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-HX400 range from 2x to 210x. With a digital zoom of 126 times zoom factor, the DSC-HX400 has one of the biggest digital zooms amongst bridge cameras of this age.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Unlike most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the DSC-HX400 which do not support wi-Fi, the Sony DSC-HX400 supports wi-Fi.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative cameras which support wi-Fi currently available including a cheaper digital camera such as the Samsung WB2200F[plb_2251598_price] or you might consider a higher scoring digital camera such as the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330[plb_2981228_price].

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Unlike most of the other cameras of this type and age which do not support Full HD video, the DSC-HX400 supports Full HD video.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support Full HD video to this camera and we think the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price], the Fujifilm HS30[plb_1334661_price], and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330[plb_2981228_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DSC-HX400 is 32x, and the optical zooms range from 1.3x to 65x. With an optical zoom of 50 times zoom factor, the DSC-HX400 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other bridge cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-HX400.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 50x optical zoom cameras and we think the Sony DSC-HX300[plb_1543709_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you want a digital camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the Samsung WB2200F[plb_2251598_price] (60x and cheaper).

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Sony DSC-HX400 has a built-in flash. Most of the other bridge cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-HX400 also have a built-in flash.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think because of it's better review score, the HS30[pl_1334661_price], and the FinePix HS30EXR[pl_2071810_price] both from Fujifilm or the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price] is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-HX400, the DSC-HX400 has an image stabilizer.

Other digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the HS30[pl_1334661_price], or the FinePix HS30EXR[pl_2071810_price] both from Fujifilm or the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price].

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Quite High Megapixel

Cameras of this type and age have megapixels of between 12MP and 21MP, and the average megapixel is 16MP. The DSC-HX400 has one of the higher megapixels (20.1 megapixels) amongst bridge cameras of this age.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The number of HDMI connector types found on the DSC-HX400 is more than most similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. The most commonly found HDMI connector type is Mini, but this HDMI connector type is not found on this Sony digital camera. The HDMI connector types Micro are also found on this digital camera.

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Has Seven White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the DSC-HX400 is more than most bridge cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on bridge cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DSC-HX400. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent" and "Incandescent" are also found on this Sony camera.

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Very Many Total Megapixels

When compared to other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-HX400, the Sony DSC-HX400's total megapixels of 21.1 megapixels is one of the most. Bridge cameras that were released more than two years ago have total megapixelss of between 12MP and 22MP, and the average total megapixels is 17MP.

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Has Two Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the DSC-HX400 is more than most bridge cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on bridge cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-HX400. The photo effects "Antique" is also found on this digital camera.

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Fairly High Motion JPEG Frame Rate

The average motion JPEG frame rate of cameras of this type and age is 39fps. The DSC-HX400 has one of the higher motion JPEG frame rates (50 frames per second) amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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BIONZ X Image Processor

This digital camera has a BIONZ X image processor, which is the most commonly found image processor on cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

The display resolution (numeric)s of bridge cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-HX400 range from 460 pixels to 1,500,000 pixels. The Sony DSC-HX400 has one of the higher display resolution (numeric)s (921,600 pixels) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

With an ISO sensitivity (max) of 12,800, the DSC-HX400 has one of the higher ISO sensitivity (max)s amongst bridge cameras of this age. The ISO sensitivity (max)s of bridge cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DSC-HX400 range from 1,600 to 26,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 7,700.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the DSC-HX400 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-HX400. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this digital camera. In addition, this Sony digital camera supports a video resolutions of 1440 x 1080 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-HX400.

Amongst comparable types of digital camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 120 pixels.

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Supports Four Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the DSC-HX400 is more than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. 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 Exif, DCF, DPOF and MPF are also supported by this digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most frequently found light exposure correction on bridge cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The DSC-HX400 has a greater number of power sources than most cameras of this type and age. This Sony camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most frequently supported power source type supported by bridge cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture numbers of similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DSC-HX400 range from 2.6 to 19, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.5. The DSC-HX400 has one of the smaller minimum aperture numbers (only 2.8) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

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Quite Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

The smallest ISO sensitivity (min) of cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-HX400 is 64, the biggest is 400, and the average ISO sensitivity (min) is 93. At only 80, the DSC-HX400 has a quite small ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DSC-HX400.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Capability

The Sony DSC-HX400 does not support video capability, although keep in mind that most of the other bridge cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also do not support video capability.

It is worth also looking at alternative cameras which also support video capability including the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price], the Fujifilm HS30[plb_1334661_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_3140190_price].

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Not 3D

The DSC-HX400 is not 3D. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec are also not 3D.

If you are looking for a camera that is 3D then you might also want to look at the Fujifilm S8200[plb_1565851_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330[plb_2981228_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

Most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DSC-HX400 are not waterproof. The DSC-HX400 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the DSC-HX400 is more than most bridge cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of this spec and age. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Flash off" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Sony digital camera.

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Only Has Seven Shooting Modess

The number of shooting modes found on the DSC-HX400 is more than most bridge cameras that are a similar age to it. This Sony camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-HX400. The shooting modess "Aperture priority", "Manual", "Movie", "Program", "Scene" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this camera.

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Only Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the DSC-HX400 is more than most cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera has a Shutter priority AE light exposure modes, which is the most commonly found light exposure modes found on cameras that came out more than two years ago. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Auto" and "Manual" are also found on this Sony digital camera.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of only 2.5 hours, the Sony DSC-HX400 has one of the shorter battery life (max)s amongst bridge cameras of this age. The battery life (max)s of digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the DSC-HX400 range from 2.5h to 4h, and the average battery life (max) is 3.3h.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The DSC-HX400 has a greater number of supported image formats than most bridge cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras of this type and age.

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Only 300 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

Most similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago take between 180 and 869 battery life (CIPA standard)s, including the DSC-HX400 which takes 300 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Heavy

The DSC-HX400 is quite heavy (628 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The lightest digital camera of this spec and age is 120g , the heaviest is 910g, and the average weight is 500g.

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Only One Number of Batteries Supported

The Sony DSC-HX400 is a one number of batteries supported digital camera. Most of the other bridge cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-HX400 have between one and three number of batteries supporteds.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-HX400

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this camera was released.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Sony DSC-HX400 has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 3" screen digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the HS30[pl_1334661_price], or the S8200[pl_1565851_price] both from Fujifilm or the Sony DSC-HX300[plb_1543709_price].

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

SD compatible memory cards

This 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 compatible memory cards, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar age and type to 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 bridge camera camera is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the HS30[pl_1334661_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the S8200[pl_1565851_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) both from Fujifilm or the Sony DSC-HX300[plb_1543709_price] (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Number of Aspheric Elements
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
External Flash Connector
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Audio System
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Magnification
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
Contrast Adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (max)
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
System Requirements
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wi-Fi Standards
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Technical Details
Image Processor
Built-In Speaker(s)

Expert Reviews

(4)

In good light, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400 produces images that are comparable to a mid-range compact camera but with the advantage of a super zoom. This zoom range is extensive enough for the...

20 October 2015

Ben je het sjouwen met je zware en grote reflex met bijbehorende objectieven helemaal zat, maar vind je een traditionele compact toch veel te klein, dan is een bridge camera misschien wel het... Read more…

Eye detector for switching automatically between LCD and EVF
Good picture quality
Excellent video mode with PASM functions and focus peaking
50x zoom lens with effective stabilisation
WiFi NFC GPS
Poorquality EVF prone to rainbow effects
Response times (AF, photo saving etc
) are down on the previous model
No touchscreen
Can't shoot in raw
15 August 2014

???????????? ??? ???????????? ????????? ????????? ??? ??????????, ??????? ?? ??? ??? ??????????: ? Sony Cyber-shot HX400 ??? ????????? RAW ?, ???????? ?? ?????????? ?????? ?????? PASM, ??? ??...

22 November 2014

Viele Produkte sind vor allem dank günstiger Preise die Amazon-Bestseller. Doch der Test zeigt, dass es die meisten dieser vermeintlichen Schnäppchen nie in die Top 10 der COMPUTER...

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User Reviews

(19)
Reviewed 2 September 2014 by FK
FK would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX400V (Verified Purchase)

At first, I must apologize for an error on my previous review for this camera. I was actually commenting on the A6000 Sony camera. The HX400V is an excellent camera. It is the best non DSLR camera... Read more…

Easy to Use
Great Resolution
Great Zoom
Fast Shutter Speed
Large Clear LCD
Processing Time Too Long
Lag Shutter Delay
Short Battery Life
Complicated Controls
Poor Image Stabilization
Reviewed 15 August 2015 by Brahim

I had this camera from last year, it is the best one I ever had, clear photos, big zoom without losing the photos quality! many and many good things that I cannot describe here. I tried with... Read more…

Reviewed 30 May 2015 by Daldad
Daldad would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX400

I'm a professional photographer and videographer, so you know. For stills and professional shoots I normally use my Nikons. I was searching for a carry around camera/ point and shoot, when I found... Read more…

Reviewed 28 May 2015 by SSSk

I bought it yesterday. Excellent Picture Quality. Great zoom. Well done Sony...

Reviewed 16 March 2015 by ArtisticCreator

I purchased this last year as an upgrade to my HX100 (which takes a better image) and as a smaller version of my A77 for taking into concerts. Well it's not much of an improvement over the HX100... Read more…

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