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Sony DSCHX400V

£319.00
£282.99 £36.01 cheaper than 14 days ago
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A good value for money and highly rated compact digital camera, great for wildlife photography
Compact 20.1MP 50x Yes Jan 2016
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Sony DSC-HX400 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with reviews, we have ranked the Sony DSC-HX400 number 15 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 82?

It has not bad expert reviews and great user reviews with 95% of buyers recommending this camera to others. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this digital camera is slightly out of date, and newer cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report is easy to use, good technical features and lens quality. However they also report poor battery life.
This digital camera has some great features:
5152 x 3864 pixels image resolution
Quite high megapixels sensor
Fairly big optical zoom
Has an image stabilizer

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 36 in wildlife photography cameras. However good for sports photography, ranking number 52 in sports photography cameras as well being average for portrait photography, ranking number 61 in portrait photography cameras.
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How Big is the Sony DSC-HX400?

The Sony DSC-HX400 is 129.6mm wide and 95mm tall. It is 122.3mm deep and weighs 628g.

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Sony DSC-HX400 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on three expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, dkamera.de and tecnozoom.it this camera has an overall expert rating of 77 out of 100.

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Owner Reviews Are Excellent

People who bought this camera rated this digital camera 90 out of 100 on average. 98 reviewers (90% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 95% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report Inferior Battery Life

Two owners said in their reviews that the product did not have a good battery life.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

18 owners who purchased the product considered that it was easy to use.

Users Report Excellent Technical Features

10 customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had good features.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

20 people mentioned in their reviews that it had a good zoom, four people reckoned that this digital camera had a good autofocus and three owners who reviewed it considered that it had a good image stabiliser. two people who purchased it concluded that it had a good lens.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

38 customers who purchased this digital camera thought it was able to produce good images, three people who reviewed the product mentioned that it was good in low light and two customers who reviewed it thought it had a good picture resolution.

Sony Has Very Good Camera Reviews

We checked 32,324 expert and owner reviews (including 10,628 verified purchases) for Sony digital cameras and found that on average Sony has very good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Sony has very good reviews specifically within its digital cameras range. 92% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Good Product Quality

13 people agreed that the product was good quality.

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Three customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was good value for money.

Users Report Good Video Capture

Two owners who bought the Sony DSC-HX400 reckoned that it was good for video recording.

Users Report Excellent Design

Two owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was good looking.

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good screen.


Value For Money

Excellent Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews, very good features and is less than 18 months old. At £282.99 it is cheaper than 54% of cameras.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony DSC-HX400 and the United Kingdom price of £282.99 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $448.00 (£583.39).

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Features

5152 X 3864 Pixels Image Resolution

The DSC-HX400 has a maximum image resolution of 5152 x 3864 pixels. That's 25% higher resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. Across all digital cameras the best resolution is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Quite High Megapixels Sensor

The megapixels of the DSC-HX400 of 20.1MP is in the highest 16% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. Digital cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the DSC-HX400 of 50x is in the biggest 14% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The Sony DSC-HX400's ISO sensitivity (max) of only 3,200 is in the lowest 24% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The lowest ISO sensitivity (max) of digital cameras is 200, the highest is 820,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 14,000.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Sony DSC-HX400's minimum aperture number of 3.4 is relatively typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony DSC-HX400 has an image stabilizer. 77% of cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Heavy

The DSC-HX400's weight of 628g is in the heaviest 9% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The average weight of all digital cameras is 300g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 1.5kg.

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Has a Built-In Flash

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The DSC-HX400 has a built-in flash. 66% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

Like most other digital cameras, the DSC-HX400 does not feature bluetooth. 96% of digital cameras do not feature bluetooth.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The DSC-HX400 supports Full HD video. 75% of digital cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Only Three Aspherical Lenses

Most of the other digital cameras only have one aspherical lens, however the DSC-HX400 has three aspherical lenses.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Sony DSC-HX400's display diagonal of 3" is relatively standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The DSC-HX400 has a built-in speaker(s), which is unusual. 92% of digital cameras do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Sony DSC-HX400 features contrast adjustment. 83% of cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Sony DSC-HX400 of 126x is in the biggest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The smallest digital zoom of digital cameras is 0.72x, the biggest is 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The DSC-HX400 has a tripod mount, which is unusual. 75% of cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The DSC-HX400 supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 72% of digital cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The DSC-HX400 does not have an HDMI, although it is worth noting that 55% of digital cameras also do not have an HDMI.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the DSC-HX400 of 0.435" is fairly standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Very Small Viewfinder Screen Size

The DSC-HX400's viewfinder screen size of only 0.2" is fairly small compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 10% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. Digital cameras have viewfinder screen sizes of between 0.17" and 8", and the average viewfinder screen size is 0.41".

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Has an External Flash Connector

The DSC-HX400 has an external flash connector, unlike 87% of cameras which do not have an external flash connector.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The DSC-HX400 features brightness adjustment, unlike 79% of digital cameras which do not feature brightness adjustment.

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5152 X 3864 Pixels Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the DSC-HX400 is 5152 x 3864 pixels. That's 25% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most common resolution supported by digital cameras. In addition, this camera supports still image resolutions of 5152 x 2896 pixels, 11520 x 1080 pixels, 3648 x 2736 pixels plus 3 more values. Across all cameras the best resolution is 6016 x 4016 pixels and the worst is 384 x 480 pixels.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The DSC-HX400 does not have a GPS (satellite). 90% of digital cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Sony DSC-HX400 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), which is unusual. 88% of cameras do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Age

Released 18 Months Ago

Sony released the DSC-HX400 in January 2016.


Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00027242877887, 00700686602825, 00845251071689, 02724292320230, 04905524981414, 04905524981469, 04905524981483, 04905524981506

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