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Sony DSCHX400V Digital Camera

Compact Camera 20.4MP 50x Jun 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Three industry awards
Reasonably priced
Good technical features
642 Reviews + 4 Awards
Camera Labs Highly Recommended Ephotozine Recommended 01net.com 4 Star PhotographyBlog.com Recommended

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Features

Good Technical Features

Sixty-one customers who reviewed the product thought it had good features. Expertreviews.co.uk said on expert review site Expert Reviews “Lots of impressive features” in their review of this digital camera. Three years ago 1upali mentioned “Having upgraded from a much older bridge camera, I was very impressed with the new features and the sheer quality of pictures” in their review of this digital camera. Grandadgraham wrote on expert review site Argos.co.uk “If your looking for a great camera, then you have found it with this one, packed with loads of features and fun to use” in their review of this digital camera.


Price

Reasonably Priced

Sixty-one people reckoned that this digital camera was good value for money. Unoted said in their review of the Sony DSC-HX400V “Bought this camera 2 weeks ago and us most definitely value for money”. Jils wrote in April last year “I purchased the a month ago and working perfectly great deal” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Luckydog101 mentioned on expert website Argos.co.uk “This particular camera offers excellent value for money and in my opinion far superior to any DSLR camera that I could buy for the same money” in their review of this digital camera.

Six customers who purchased it concluded that it was expensive. Ianr65 said last year “I bought this camera to replace a high end digital SLR camera and very expensive telephoto lens 28/290 MM which was awkward to carry” and scored the product 5 stars out of 5. Two years ago Bishopsdown wrote in their review of this digital camera “This camera has all advantages of more expensive options whilst maintaining good picture quality”. Pc Crazy said “All in all this camera is expensive for what it is” in their review of this digital camera but despite that they only gave it a rating of 60 out of 100.

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Reviews

Three Industry Awards

Two expert review sites liked this Sony digital camera. The writer at website Camera Labs gave this camera a "Highly Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement and the editor of website PhotographyBlog.com gave it a "Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement.

The author at one additional expert review site wrote that this digital camera was good. This camera received a "4 Star" award from 01net.com.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on fifteen expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Expert Reviews, Techradar and Digital Versus the average expert rating of this camera is 75%.

Excellent User Reviews

Owners have rated this camera on average 90%. Over 89% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 99% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Sony Cameras Have Good Reviews

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

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Design

Easy to Use

Ninety-five owners who bought the Sony DSC-HX400V thought it was easy to use. Trebor wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Argos.co.uk “Easy to use plus alot of fun” and rated it 5 stars out of 5. Unoted said on expert review site Argos.co.uk “Compared to my old camera this one requires rather more skill to use it to its wonderful potential” and rated it 80 out of 100. Wingsmith wrote in their review of this digital camera two years ago “The Sony Cybershot HX400V does exactly what it says on the tin! This camera is very straightforward to use and has a superb focal range” .

Seventeen people who reviewed it agreed that it was easy to use the menus. Daveb12555 said in their review of this digital camera last year “Simple to use on its Auto settings and with that super zoom facility I am now getting to grips with the more programmable aspects”. They also wrote “Easy, clear menus and in-built hints & tips are great” in their review. Two years ago Reid_about_it mentioned on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “You can save two sets of custom settings for special conditions”.

Fourteen customers reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Coguar mentioned on expert review site Johnlewis.com three years ago “Easy handgrip and one hand usage 3” in their review of this digital camera and rated this digital camera 80 out of 100. Richinpock wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Johnlewis.com “The camera is easy to hold and it is possible to obtain good sharp images even at relatively slow shutter speeds, without using a tripod”. Mr H mentioned on expert review site Johnlewis.com “Easy to hold even with one hand if required”.

Three customers who purchased the product considered that it was easy to setup. Clive007 gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote “I want it for mainly for mountaineering trips; reasonable light to carry, easy and quick to set up and use”. Stevebysea mentioned on expert review site Johnlewis.com “Easy to set up and use”. Elton rated it 80 out of 100 and he said “I really like the low light condition, friendly user and easy to set up”.

Three people who bought it reckoned that it was easy to handle. Flintcams rated it 5 stars out of 5 and said on expert review site Johnlewis.com “I love the handling and the feel of the camera”. Three years ago Mr Baz wrote on expert website Amazon “I spent a few days with the HX400, my conclusions are as follows The HX400 is quite a nice superzoom camera, comfy in the hands and with good handling” yet he rated it 60 out of 100.

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Nice Design

Fifteen customers who bought this digital camera considered that it was good looking. Reid_about_it wrote on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “It works beautifully” in their review of this digital camera. Wendell the Wanderer said “The panorama and video capability worked beautifully during vacation travel”. Puddledust mentioned on expert website Johnlewis.com two years ago “With this camera I have been delighted to be able to get clear shots that show off the birds' beautiful plumage”.

Three people who purchased the product agreed that it was smooth. Sprog said on expert website Argos.co.uk “The lens is second to none the auto focus is smooth and fast” in their review of this digital camera. Simonf wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Johnlewis.com three years ago “Video is very good and smooth, however I have since added an external stereo microphone to improve the sound”. Also three years ago D.j. mentioned on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “I like this Sony's 60p, its relatively quiet, smooth zoom mechanics” in their review of this digital camera.

Three people who reviewed it thought it was well designed. Nick in Manhattan scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he mentioned in his review of this digital camera “A well designed and thoughtout camera”. Grahams7 wrote “The size, design, ease of use, quality of the sensor” and gave the Sony DSC-HX400V the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5. Andi mentioned “Incredible zoom, great design, tons of features” in their review of this digital camera.

Two people reckoned that this digital camera was ergonomic. Philmet said “An ergonomically designed camera with convenient”. Scottyh wrote on expert review site Bestbuy.com “I wish the rear display screen was more ergonomic like the Canon”.

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Good Product Quality

One hundred and three customers said in their reviews that the product was good quality. Digitalversus.com said on expert website Digital Versus “The Sony Cyber-shot HX400V is a vast improvement on last year's HX300, with better picture quality” in their review of this digital camera. Ajit scored it 5 stars out of 5 and wrote “The picture quality fantastic” in their review of this digital camera. Wingsmith mentioned on expert review site Argos.co.uk “With its high build quality, excellent BIONZ-X image processor, accessories shoe, wifi & GPS this camera is an outright winner!”.

Robust

Twenty-four people considered that it was well made. Expert website Techradar.com wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-HX400V “Sony has produced another solid camera in the HX400V, with some excellent technologies working to make sure it produces excellent images” and rated the product 4 stars out of 5. Ianr65 mentioned on expert website Argos.co.uk “The built in flash is better than expected - I used it in a very large room in a mansion”. Charlie88 wrote in April last year “Build quality is very good and, feels quite solid in the hand” .

Six customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was strong and durable. Wardy said on expert website Johnlewis.com “I would like to feel a more sturdy button when I take a picture”. Ellie55 mentioned on expert website Johnlewis.com “The zoom is fantastic and it feels very strong and durable” and rated it 5 stars out of 5. Last year Kaz123 gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of this digital camera “A very nice camera, body could do with being a bit more 'sturdy”.

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Support

Good Technical Guidance

Five owners who reviewed the product agreed that it had good technical guidance. Charlieboy17 wrote on expert review site Argos.co.uk “I still think a full instruction book should come with the product, something to refer to when you're in the middle of a field with no internet”. Two years ago Puddledust said on expert website Johnlewis.com “Have found the camera easy to operate and I appreciate the easily accessible on screen instructions and explanations”. Grannyalex mentioned “At least this camera has a reasonable instruction book as I hate paying hundreds of pounds” in their review of this digital camera.


Other

Best Seller

Across all cameras, the DSC-HX400V is one the most popular products currently available for purchase according to Amazon sales data.

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was June 2014 when Sony released the DSC-HX400V.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Thirty owners who bought this digital camera considered that it was compact. Techradar.com mentioned on expert review site Techradar three years ago “Bridge cameras continue to be one area of the compact camera market that remains buoyant in an otherwise declining arena” in their review of this digital camera and rated it 80 out of 100. In the same month Expertreviews.co.uk wrote on expert website Expert Reviews “The HX400V is a bridge camera in the more conventional sense, combining a 1/2.3in sensor – the standard size for entry-level compact cameras – with a truly enormous 50x zoom lens” in their review of this digital camera however despite that they gave it a score of 3 stars out of 5. Ianr65 mentioned on expert review site Argos.co.uk last year “The zoom is as good as the big telephoto lens I had and more compact” in their review of this digital camera and gave the Sony DSC-HX400V a score of 5 stars out of 5.

Twenty owners who purchased the product agreed that it was heavy and bulky. Wingsmith scored it a maximum of 5 stars and wrote on expert website Argos.co.uk “The beauty of this bridge camera is that you are spared carrying around all that heavy clutter of special lenses associated with DSLR cameras”. Ajsimp scored it 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “I used it on holiday in preference to my other DSLR with attached lens which is bigger and heavier”. Last year Janemaa said on expert website Argos.co.uk “Naively I didn't realize just how large/heavy it is”.

Six owners thought this digital camera was lightweight. Andyw101010 mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Johnlewis.com “Lightweight, great zoom, took loads of amazing photos of the animals” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars out of 5. Robert2014 wrote “It's lightweight and feels good in the hand”. Bigtel said in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Argos.co.uk “Lightweight and easy to use with so many features”.

Two customers considered that the product was easy to carry around. Seattle Gal mentioned “This camera is easy to use, easy to carry around”. Leslie wrote “Nice bridge camera - light and easy to use” in his review of this digital camera and rated it 80 out of 100.

Two people who reviewed it mentioned that it was a good body shape. Three years ago Nika wrote “And I recommend for every body Sony DSC-HX400V! I paid best price for new one”.

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Heavy

The DSC-HX400V is one of the heavier digital cameras that came out more than two years ago (633 grams) amongst high megapixel cameras of this age. High megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago have weights of between 90g and 1.5kg.

Other digital cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the D5300 (480g and higher rated), or the D5200 (£279.99) (505g and higher rated) both from Nikon or the Sony DSCHX300 (£429) (623g and higher rated).

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Smart TV

Good Connectivity

Eight owners wrote in their reviews that the Sony DSC-HX400V had gps. Mikep49 scored the product a maximum of 5 stars and wrote on expert website Johnlewis.com two years ago “The multitude of options offered through its programme choices - from fully automatic to fully manual and with GPS” in their review of this digital camera. Miss C. Lynn said three years ago “I chose the Sony mainly because it has the GPS facility, which does not come on the Panasonic” . Mr Baz mentioned “+ Built in wifi, NFC and GPS, GPS locked on quite quickly too + EVF is quite good, clear”.

Two people wrote in their reviews that it was good in terms of connectivity. Lenteloko scored the product a maximum of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera three years ago “Better LED ease and versatility of use, better sensor and processor, hot shoe for adding a TTL flash and an awesome Wi-Fi connectivity to upload your pictures! ❤️”. In the same month Joe mentioned on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “In return, Sony provides Wifi connectivity for easy pic sharing” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Good Quality Pictures

Two hundred and thirty-six owners mentioned in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. 911ked said on expert review site Johnlewis.com “Seemed the best of the bunch in the Bridge camera world at the time and is very very competent - excellent pictures in the day”. Ahmade007 wrote on expert website Johnlewis.com “The camera is so good and I can take alot of good photos”. Aich mentioned on expert review site Johnlewis.com in April last year “Practicing with all those features now! Finding how it all functions and looking for that great picture” in their review of this digital camera.

Thirteen owners who reviewed it agreed that it had a good image sensor. Cameralabs.com scored it 4 stars out of 5 and said on expert review site Camera Labs “The headline improvements - a new sensor and powerful processor are welcome.” in their review of this digital camera. Coguar mentioned “Very good quality from small sensor 2”. Artisticcreator wrote on expert website Argos.co.uk “I sold mine at a lose so I can purchase the A6000, since it has the same sensor and processor as my A77” but in spite of that they gave it a rating of 40 out of 100.

Twelve owners who reviewed it wrote that it had a good picture resolution. Three years ago 1upali wrote on expert review site Johnlewis.com “Definitely get a second battery and perhaps even a third for a full day's shooting with a lot of using the zoom motor” in their review of this digital camera and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Norman said in his review of this digital camera “I was not disappointed by the overall performance with excellent resolution even at long zoom setting which is down to the 20 megapixel sensor”. Two years ago Reid_about_it mentioned on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “The multi-frame shooting works well” in their review of this digital camera.

Nine owners considered that it was good in low light. Nick in Manhattan rated the product 5 stars out of 5 and he wrote on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “The way this camera handles the low light is excellent”. Two years ago Spike mentioned “Note in these pictures how the camera's Sony Bion Z processor creates great detail in low light level areas of image” in their review of this digital camera. Also two years ago Al wrote “This camera takes some prety good photos, still getting the hang of it, works well so far in low light, good value for money” and scored this digital camera 5 stars out of 5.

Three customers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good ISO range. Mr Baz said in his review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon “No raw, for this class of camera it loses a star based purely on that- Jpegs are ok at lower ISO levels.”. Acwscot rated it 4 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon “Really should have an off setting as really slows down any action shooting, I have tried setting to a reasonable ISO”. Two years ago Marks scored the product 5 stars out of 5 and said on expert review site Bestbuy.com “ISO make it fun to get more creative, with on screen reminders to help get the best shots” in their review of this digital camera.

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Large Zoom Range

One hundred and fourty-seven customers who purchased the Sony DSC-HX400V concluded that it had a good zoom. Three years ago Techradar said “Large zoom range”. Techradar.com gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Techradar “There are a lot of interesting functions that make it even more appealing, including the 50x optical zoom, built-in”. 911ked wrote on expert review site Johnlewis.com “One of the few with a proper zoom ring rather than a fiddly switch on the casing”.

Thirty-eight people reckoned that the product had a good lens. Ajit gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned on expert review site Johnlewis.com “The only thing is the lens cover” in their review of this digital camera. Dandan said on expert website Johnlewis.com “Very impressed with results and the lens is fantastic”. Dave999999 wrote three years ago “Sony have skimped on the leads that are supplied and the lens cap doesn't have a cord to prevent it from getting lost”.

Twenty-eight owners who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good autofocus. Wingsmith wrote “Some objects, so far away that you can hardly see them, snap into sharp focus with the 50X optical zoom” in their review of this digital camera. An anonymous author said on expert website Johnlewis.com “Auto-focus more rapid too”. Ron wrote “Focus appears to be better! I'm enjoying the camera” and scored it 4 stars out of 5.

Ten owners thought it had a good image stabiliser. Camera Labs wrote “Excellent stabilisation” and scored the product 4 stars out of 5. Coguar scored it 80 out of 100 and said on expert review site Johnlewis.com “Great image stabilization 4” in their review of this digital camera. Robert2014 scored it 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned “Image stabilization is also excellent”.

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Good Video Capture

Fourty-six owners who reviewed it thought it was good for video recording. Digitalversus.com mentioned on expert review site Digital Versus “A great video mode and the return of the eye sensor ditched inexplicably from last year's model” in their Sony DSC-HX400V review and scored it 80 out of 100. Fisherman123 said on expert review site Argos.co.uk in April last year “4K video is fantastic”. Charlie88 wrote “Picture quality is very good for a bridge camera and the video is better than my dedicated camcorder” .

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Twenty customers considered that the Sony DSC-HX400V had a good screen. Ianr65 wrote on expert review site Argos.co.uk “The on screen prompts are really helpful” in their review of this digital camera. Fisherman123 scored it 5 stars out of 5 and said “Many extra features for example WIFI connection direct to the big screen is excellent”. Coguar wrote “Sony tilt is only up & down, better option will be a full tiltable & touchscreen display” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100.

Eight people who reviewed it thought it had a good viewfinder. Seattle Gal said on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “The only thing preventing me from giving this 5 stars is the viewfinder, which is basically unusable since it makes everything look so grainy” in their review of this digital camera and gave the product a rating of 4 stars out of 5. Robert2014 wrote in their review of this digital camera “LCD and viewfinder are also very good”. Argos Customer said in their review of this digital camera two years ago “For me the only real downsides to the camera are the viewfinder, which is awful - way too few pixels” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.

Seven owners who bought it thought it had an electronic viewfinder. In April last year Charlie88 said “Really useful and sensible features, excellent screen and EVF”. Charlie wrote on expert website Argos.co.uk last year “An excellent camera with sensible, useful and useable features together with an excellent screen and evf make this camera a pleasure to use”. Paulthetraveler mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Walmart.com “The EVF worked well”.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The DSC-HX400V supports video recording. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera also support video recording.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The DSC-HX400V supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera also support Full HD video.

Alternative cameras which support Full HD video currently available which you might want to look at include the Canon EOS 600D - Rebel T3i (£267.99) which has better reviews.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

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

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the DSC-HX400V has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

Other 3" screen digital cameras currently available which you might want to consider include the EOS 600D - Rebel T3i (£267.99), or the EOS 100D - Rebel SL1 (£289) both from Canon or the Sony DSCHX300 (£429) which all of have better reviews.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DSC-HX400V has a built-in flash, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

We compared all the other cameras with a built-in flash to this camera and we think the EOS 100D - Rebel SL1 (£289), and the EOS 600D - Rebel T3i (£267.99) both from Canon or the Nikon D5200 (£279.99) which all of have better reviews are also worth considering.

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Lens System

Very Big Digital Zoom

Digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera have digital zooms of between 2x and 810x. When compared to other comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as this camera, the digital zoom of the DSC-HX400V of 810 times zoom factor is one of the biggest.

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Very Big Optical Zoom

The smallest optical zoom of high megapixel cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 0.34x and the biggest is 65x. When compared to other high megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed the optical zoom of, the DSC-HX400V's optical zoom of 50 times zoom factor is one of the biggest.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 50x optical zoom cameras currently available including because of its better review score, the Sony DSCHX300 (£429).

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

At only 2.8, the DSC-HX400V has a fairly small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this camera. The average minimum aperture number of similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera is 4.

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

Five customers who reviewed the product concluded that it was quiet. Ron wrote on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “Zoom seems to be much smoother, quieter and faster which is good when shooting wild life such as ducks” and rated it 80 out of 100.

Two customers who purchased the Sony DSC-HX400V considered that it was noisy. Charlieboy17 wrote on expert review site Argos.co.uk in April last year “Bit concerned about possibility of noise from lense movement being heard on video soundtrack”. Willjp mentioned “With so much noise its not useful”.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The DSC-HX400V has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Sony DSC-HX400V supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this camera also support Wi-Fi.

There are a number of other cameras which support Wi-Fi currently available which you might want to look at including because of their better review scores, the Sony DSC-HX90 (£298.99), the Nikon D5300, or the Panasonic DMC-TZ60 (£219).

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The DSC-HX400V supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera also support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Camera

Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The DSC-HX400V has a GPS (satellite), which is unusual. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age do not have a GPS (satellite).

Alternative digital cameras with a GPS (satellite) currently available which you might want to consider include because of their better review scores, the Nikon D5300, or the Panasonic DMC-TZ60 (£219).

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Features Calendar

The DSC-HX400V features calendar. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this camera also feature calendar.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Sony DSC-HX400V has a tripod mountable. Most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera also have a tripod mountable.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Sony DSC-HX400V features brightness adjustment. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for more than two years also feature brightness adjustment.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The DSC-HX400V has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this camera.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer and we think because of their better review scores, the DSC-HX90 (£298.99), and the DSC-RX100 (£233.99) both from Sony or the Canon EOS 600D - Rebel T3i (£267.99) are also worth considering.

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5184 X 3888 Pixels Image Resolution

The DSC-HX400V has a 5184 x 3888 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution found on most high megapixel cameras that have been around for more than two years. The best image resolution of all digital cameras of this age and spec is 7360 x 4912 pixels and the worst is 4608 x 3456 pixels.

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20.4 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 20.4 megapixels camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 20.4MP digital cameras currently available including because of its better review score, the Sony DSCHX300 (£429).

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Flash

Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The DSC-HX400V has a shoe mounting point, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The DSC-HX400V has an external flash connector, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The DSC-HX400V has a hand strap. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also have a hand strap.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The DSC-HX400V has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Sony DSC-HX400V has a batteries included, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Sony DSC-HX400V has an HDMI, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most commonly supported USB version on similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Light Exposure

Supports Twenty ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the DSC-HX400V is more than most digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This Sony camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by cameras of this age and spec. The ISO sensitivities "80", "125", "160", "200", "250", "320", "400", "500", "640", "800", "1000", "1250", "1600", "2000", "2500", "3200", "6400", "12800" and "Auto" are also supported by this camera.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Ten owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good battery life. Ajit rated it 5 stars out of 5 and said “Battery life very good” in their Sony DSC-HX400V review. In April last year an anonymous author mentioned on expert review site Johnlewis.com “All round great high end bridge camera with endless capabilities! Ps battery life seems good too even when recording odd clips in HD”. Robert2014 rated it 5 stars out of 5 and said on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “I recommend an extra battery and external charger”.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony dschx400vb, sony dschx400b, sony hx400vb
Barcodes 00027242877887, 00617689595163, 02724292320230, 04905524981469

Sony DSC-HX400V Review Sources

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