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Sony DSCHX400V Digital Camera

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20.4MP 50x CMOS May 2014
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46 Reasons For

Four Industry Awards

The reviewers at Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com both thought that concluded that they would recommend this compact camera digital camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

The editor of Camera Labs strongly endorse this Sony digital camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

01net.com gave this digital camera a "4 Star" award.

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Average Expert Reviews

Eighteen experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Expert Reviews and Techradar have rated this compact camera digital camera on average 75 out of 100.

Good User Reviews

People who bought this compact camera digital camera rated this camera 89 out of 100 on average.

Good Video Capture

Several customers who bought it considered that it was good for video recording. K Wren mentioned on Amazon “I've used Sony photographic equipment for the last 30+ years, including while filming for the BBC (Sony video always excels), always found it to be amongst the best” in their review. Kokomo wrote “There are some very good videos on you tube showing all about what this camera can do”. Mr Baz said “Not bad either+ Video mode is quite good, full HD with stereo sound 25/50p supported too” in his Sony DSC-HX400V review.

Good Quality Lens

Some customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good zoom. Two years ago Agnarok wrote in their review on Amazon “Really powerful 50x zoom (24-1200 35mm equivalent), decent optic stabilizer for such a big zoom”. Annie Sage said on Amazon “The power of the 50 x zoom is also phenomenal”. Two years ago Graeme Ferguson gave the product an excellent rating and mentioned in their review “Every conceivable setting with a fantastic zoom”.

Some customers who reviewed it said that it had a good autofocus. K Wren mentioned on Amazon three years ago “Like all my Sony cameras, focusing is fast” in their review. Mr Baz mentioned “Clarity was pretty good as was the sound; the AF did a decent job with holding focus even when zooming in” in his Sony DSC-HX400V review. Pc Crazy mentioned on Amazon “Focusing is quick and accurate at long distance” in their review.

A few Sony DSC-HX400V owners who reviewed this digital camera considered that it had a good lens. Michael Robinson wrote on Amazon “Avoid close range brothers with the Sony Lens - im sure it is good.”. Worldpix wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “I been spoilt by getting pin-sharp images from my Nikkor and excellent modern Tokina digital lenses (the 100mm f2.8 Macro lens is amazing”.

A number of Sony DSC-HX400V reviewers mentioned that the product had a good image stabiliser. Sebastien mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The Wi-Fi & Sat Location work well.I love the image stabilisation it truly works, I have a fairly steady hand” .

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Good Quality Pictures

A few Sony DSC-HX400V reviewers who purchased the Sony DSC-HX400V agreed that it was able to produce good images. Ann Chappe said in her review of the Sony DSC-HX400V “Brought back excellent photos - the birds were particularly good with vivid colour”. Annie Sage said on Amazon “I am particularly interested in nature photography, after one day, I am well pleased with the results of macro flower shots I have taken” in her review of the Sony DSC-HX400V and rated this digital camera 5 stars. Antoine wrote “That is image quality” in his review.

Several Sony DSC-HX400V owners said in their reviews that the product had a good ISO range. Acwscot mentioned in their Sony DSC-HX400V review “Really should have an off setting as really slows down any action shooting, I have tried setting to a reasonable ISO”. Three years ago Ian C said on Amazon “Low light seems bright and higher ISO clear”. Mr Baz mentioned in his Sony DSC-HX400V review “Unfortunately though, whilst the image quality is quite good at lower ISO levels”.

Four people who reviewed it concluded that it had a good image sensor. Three years ago Mr Baz wrote “With a decent refresh rate, has eye sensor too” in his review of the Sony DSC-HX400V yet he scored the product 3 stars. Cameralabs.com mentioned “The headline improvements - a new sensor and powerful processor are welcome.” in their review of the Sony DSC-HX400V.

A few people who reviewed it thought it had a good picture resolution. Pc Crazy said “The lack of a cable release facility is a real shame as is shooting in RAW” in their review of this digital camera but despite that they gave this digital camera a rating of 3 stars. Pc Crazy also mentioned “It only lasted for 3 hours shooting so on a full day you will need at least 3 batteries”.

A number of Sony DSC-HX400V reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was good in low light. Scuba3252 mentioned on Amazon last year “Extremely good in low light, already taken some good night shots”.

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Good Connectivity

Some people said in their reviews that it was wifi compatible. Agnarok wrote two years ago “The WIFI and NFC are great additions” in their Sony DSC-HX400V review. Ann Chappe said on Amazon “The wifi transfer is a useful feature although it won't always connect”. Mr Baz mentioned on Amazon “+ Built in wifi, NFC and GPS, GPS locked on quite quickly too + EVF is quite good, clear”.

Several people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had gps. Antoine mentioned on Amazon “When evaluating bridge cameras I use my Panasonic FZ200 as a benchmark) I would have happily traded NFC, GPS or WiFi for Raw capability” in his review of this digital camera. Miss C. Lynn mentioned “I chose the Sony mainly because it has the GPS facility, which does not come on the Panasonic” in her review of this digital camera.

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Robust

Some customers wrote in their reviews that it was well made. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “GPS is built in too, so photos can be automatically plotted on a map in compatible software such as Lightroom”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Wi-Fi and NFC are built in for wireless transfers”. Gstar mentioned in their Sony DSC-HX400V review on Amazon two years ago “Uk/gp/product/B00FEY227G?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s01 The HX400v has great build quality”.

Several Sony DSC-HX400V reviewers said in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Ann Chappe mentioned in her Sony DSC-HX400V review “What I love is the sturdy feel of the camera”.

One Sony DSC-HX400V owner considered that this digital camera was reliable. Two years ago Hotspur wrote “My trusty Nikon D80 failed just prior to a holiday so thought I would try a bridge camera mainly beacause of the zoom capability” in their review yet they gave it a score of 60 out of 100.

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Nice Design

A few Sony DSC-HX400V reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was good looking. Gina Titterton wrote in her review of the Sony DSC-HX400V “Precise that allows you to capture beautiful images effortlessly”. Three years ago Mykeyreviews said “It's pretty easy to remember where everything is located” in their review however despite that they only gave this digital camera a score of 60 out of 100. Ray Bent said on Amazon “Thought l could get some photo's of the beautiful scenery” in his review.

One customer who reviewed it mentioned that it was aesthetic.

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Good Size

Several Sony DSC-HX400V reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it was compact. Asoft4dex mentioned “Compact camera wich makes extra fine photos, just to recomend” and scored the product 5 stars. Rochelle Wallman gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and she said in her Sony DSC-HX400V review three years ago “I have taken an on line photography course also to understand the camera better as previously only used a compact camera set on automatic”. Scocal mentioned “Bonus is that aesthetically the camera looks brilliant as well and is compact enough for it not to be obtrusive on a day to day basis” in their review of the Sony DSC-HX400V and scored the product 5 stars.

A few Sony DSC-HX400V owners reckoned that the product was heavy and bulky. Alan Moore wrote on Amazon two years ago “I am not a heavy user by any manner of means” in his review of this digital camera nonetheless he gave the product a score of 1 stars. In the same month Gina Titterton wrote in her review “Not too heavy”.

Some people who reviewed it agreed that it was lightweight. Two years ago Alvin Ho said on Amazon “Very lightweight” in his review of this digital camera. Mykeyreviews said on Amazon “It's extremely lightweight and very comfortable to hold”.

One customer who bought the product considered that it was a good weight. K Wren scored this digital camera very highly and mentioned three years ago “Also a lot lighter in weight than anticipated”.

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Good Technical Features

Some customers considered that it had good features. Three years ago Acwscot mentioned “Very good features and zoom lens, good to handle ie” and rated it 4 stars. Dominic Cross said on Amazon “Brilliant camera! Lots of great features.”. Gstar said “For my somewhat basic needs it is superb plus due the extensive features of this great camera I have the scope to dig deeper learn more about photography in general” in their review and gave the Sony DSC-HX400V an excellent rating.

Good Product Quality

A number of people thought the Sony DSC-HX400V was good quality. Allan Burn wrote two years ago “This is a very good camera very happy with the picture quality”. Alvin Ho he mentioned in his Sony DSC-HX400V review “Pictures are of good quality for the price”. Amazon Customer scored this digital camera 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “Amazing, good quality for” in their review of this digital camera.

Easy to Use

Some Sony DSC-HX400V owners who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was easy to use. Three years ago Acwscot said “Also the Panoramic setting is very impressive and easy to use” in their Sony DSC-HX400V review and gave this digital camera a rating of 4 stars. Two years ago Agnarok gave the product a rating of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera “You can focus manually, something really useful to use like for a birdwatcher”. Dominic Cross wrote in his review of the Sony DSC-HX400V on Amazon “Most importantly easy to use for an amateur”.

Some people who bought the Sony DSC-HX400V concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Amazon Customer gave the Sony DSC-HX400V a score of 5 stars and said on Amazon “Excellent range of functions, brilliant zoom capabilities, feels comfortable in the hand takes a beautiful picture!” in their review. K Wren mentioned “Build quality feels good despite it being wholly plastic and it's comfortable and easy to hold even with hot sweaty hands thanks to a rubberised-grip” and rated the product 5 stars. Kokomo mentioned two years ago “Nice to handle and comfortable to hold” in their review of this digital camera.

Some Sony DSC-HX400V owners who purchased it mentioned that it was easy to use the menus. Ann Chappe said on Amazon “This weekend an indoor family get together produced some pleasing shots using the intelligent settings and even without using the flash I got good clear results” and scored it 5 stars. K Wren wrote three years ago “Temperature can be adjusted for individual shots or stored to a 'favourite settings' memory button” in their review. Two years ago Mrs Dm scored the Sony DSC-HX400V very highly and she said on Amazon “As an absolute beginner this camera has enough settings to allow me to play around while still giving me straight forward point”.

One person wrote that the product had a good experience. Annie Sage gave it a rating of 5 stars and she said in her review of this digital camera “I hope with experience to take some great bird shots with it”. One Sony DSC-HX400V owner who bought the Sony DSC-HX400V considered that it performed as expected. Tel wrote two years ago “Does what it says on the box and pictures are great”.

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Good Support

Several Sony DSC-HX400V reviewers considered that it had good technical guidance. Three years ago Ann Chappe mentioned “I also like the option to fine tune focus with manual assist which is useful in difficult focussing conditions ( long grass, camouflaged animals etc”. Mince wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-HX400V on Amazon “As expected the camera generally performs very well; my favourite feature being the manual focus control ring on the lens”. Three years ago Mr Baz wrote in his review of the Sony DSC-HX400V “This reivew is to help you decide if the camera suits your needs (I raise some good” however despite that he scored this digital camera 3 stars.

Reasonably Priced

Twenty-nine Sony DSC-HX400V reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it was good value for money. Al wrote on Amazon “This camera takes some prety good photos, still getting the hang of it, works well so far in low light, good value for money” in his review of this digital camera. Two years ago Alvin Ho rated the product 80 out of 100 and he wrote on Amazon “Versatile and fantastic zoom for the price” in his Sony DSC-HX400V review. Alvin Ho also wrote “Awesome zoom for the price - I took it to Malawi”.

Some Sony DSC-HX400V reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was a bargain for the price. Ann Chappe said on Amazon “I have found a cheap attachment to secure the lens cap ( another small flaw)” in her review of the Sony DSC-HX400V and rated the product as excellent. Gstar said “This is an AMAZING deal! And unlike others who have placed reviews” in their review. Gstar also said “Simply because I am cheap ; O”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was cheap. J. P. Cosgrove wrote on Amazon “I was looking for a camera which was the best for the budget I had and this did not disappoint” in their review of the Sony DSC-HX400V.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

A few Sony DSC-HX400V reviewers reckoned that this digital camera had an electronic viewfinder.

Some people who purchased the Sony DSC-HX400V mentioned that it had a good screen. Kokomo said in their Sony DSC-HX400V review “The fact the screen tilts is a good bonus as it makes it really easy to get certian shots”. Miss C. Lynn gave it a rating of 5 stars and she mentioned on Amazon three years ago “Feel that a complete rotation of the screen would be a better option”. Worldpix gave the Sony DSC-HX400V a rating of 4 stars and mentioned in their Sony DSC-HX400V review on Amazon “The 3-inch screen is adequate at 900 odd thousand pixels.”.

A number of Sony DSC-HX400V reviewers who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it had a good viewfinder.

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A Top Selling Product

The DSC-HX400V is a popular choice of digital camera according to sales data from Amazon.

Acceptable Noise Level

A number of Sony DSC-HX400V reviewers thought it was quiet. One Sony DSC-HX400V reviewer wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was noisy. Mr Baz mentioned in his review of this digital camera “Run into overprocessing/strong noise reduction levels at anything over base ISO” .

Sony Has Good Camera Reviews

Sony compact cameras have good reviews on average and across all cameras Sony is one of the better rated brands.

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Good Battery Life

Three customers said in their reviews that it had a good battery life. Mr Baz wrote on Amazon “A bit above average performance here+ Battery life is ok at about 330 shots, not class leading” but despite that he only rated the product 60 out of 100. Pc Crazy said “The one BIG negative is the battery life” in their review of this digital camera. Pc Crazy also mentioned “My A57 battery lasts for days”.

Very Big Digital Zoom

At 810 times zoom factor, the DSC-HX400V has a very big digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-HX400V. The digital zooms of similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 1x to 810x.

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Very Big Optical Zoom

At 50 times zoom factor, the DSC-HX400V has a very big optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-HX400V. Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-HX400V the optical zooms range from 0.17x to 50x, and the average optical zoom is 9.3x.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

Unlike most of the other compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago which do not have a GPS (satellite), the Sony DSC-HX400V has a GPS (satellite).

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras with a GPS (satellite) currently available including the Coolpix S9700[pl_2173237_price], or the Coolpix P510[pl_2071647_price] both from Nikon which has better reviews; or the Canon SX280 HS[plb_2126239_price] which is cheaper.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Unlike most of the other digital cameras of this type and age which do not support wi-Fi, the DSC-HX400V supports wi-Fi.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras which support wi-Fi and we think the Canon SX280 HS[plb_2126239_price] which is cheaper; or the Nikon Coolpix S9700[plb_2173237_price], and the Samsung SAMSUNG WB150F[plb_1682907_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Sony DSC-HX400V supports Full HD video. Most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-HX400V do not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras which support Full HD video currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix P510[plb_2071647_price], or the Canon PowerShot G16[plb_1602829_price].

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Fairly High Megapixel

Cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-HX400V have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 46MP, and the average megapixel is 14MP. The Sony DSC-HX400V has a very high megapixel (20.4 megapixels) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

SD compatible memory cards

This digital 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 that have been around for more than two years. 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 Sony digital camera is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Canon PowerShot G16[plb_1602829_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated), or the Samsung SAMSUNG WB150F[plb_1682907_price] (SDHC|SDXC and higher rated) or the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR[plb_383572_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and cheaper).

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony DSC-HX400V has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-HX400V.

Other digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might also want to consider include the Coolpix S9700[pl_2173237_price], or the Coolpix P510[pl_2071647_price] both from Nikon or the Samsung SAMSUNG WB150F[plb_1682907_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DSC-HX400V has a built-in flash. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DSC-HX400V also have a built-in flash.

Alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to look at include the Coolpix S9700[pl_2173237_price], or the Coolpix P510[pl_2071647_price] both from Nikon or the Samsung SAMSUNG WB150F[plb_1682907_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The number of HDMI connector types found on the Sony DSC-HX400V is more than most cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This Sony camera has a Micro HDMI connector type, which is the most commonly found HDMI connector type found on cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-HX400V.

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Electrical Viewfinder Type

Most compact cameras do not have enough space to accommodate an optical viewfinder and use the display screen on the back as an electrical viewfinder.

An electrical viewfinder type is in fact the best viewfinder amongst all cameras of a similar age and type to the DSC-HX400V.

Amongst comparable types of digital camera the worst viewfinder is Optical.

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Has Seven White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the DSC-HX400V is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DSC-HX400V. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent" and "Incandescent" are also found on this digital camera.

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Fairly Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The DSC-HX400V has a quite long slowest camera shutter speed (30 seconds) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the DSC-HX400V. The average slowest camera shutter speed of cameras that were released more than two years ago is 15s, and the slowest camera shutter speeds range from 0.12s to 250s.

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Quite High Motion JPEG Frame Rate

The motion JPEG frame rates of compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-HX400V range from 15fps to 240fps. At 50 frames per second, the DSC-HX400V has a fairly high motion JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-HX400V.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

The DSC-HX400V has a greater number of camera file systems than most digital cameras of this spec and age. The most frequently supported camera file system is Exif 2.3, but this camera file system is not supported by this Sony digital camera. The camera file systems DCF, DPOF and Exif are also supported by this camera.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

The display resolution (numeric)s of compact cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-HX400V range from 1 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of 921,600 pixels, the Sony DSC-HX400V has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-HX400V.

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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

With an ISO sensitivity (max) of 12,800, the DSC-HX400V has one of the highest ISO sensitivity (max)s amongst similar spec cameras of this age. Across all the compact cameras that came out more than two years ago the ISO sensitivity (max)s range from 3 to 52,000.

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5184 X 3888 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The DSC-HX400V has a higher image resolution than most cameras of this type and age. This camera has a 5184 x 3888 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 4608 x 3072 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all digital cameras that came out more than two years ago the image resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most commonly supported USB version on cameras of this type and age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The DSC-HX400V has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best video resolution across all cameras of this age and spec.

A 320 x 240 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution across similar types of digital camera.

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1440 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The DSC-HX400V supports a maximum video resolution of 1440 x 1080 pixels. That's over five times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by cameras of a similar spec and age to the DSC-HX400V. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Sony digital camera. Across all compact cameras that were released more than two years ago the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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300 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The DSC-HX400V is a digital camera that takes 300 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Features Three Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Sony DSC-HX400V is more than most compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. The most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Face detection, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Continuous Auto Focus, Contrast Detection Auto Focus and Single Auto Focus are also featured on this Sony camera.

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TFT Display

The DSC-HX400V has a better display than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This camera has a TFT display, whereas most cameras that were released more than two years ago have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. Across all cameras of this spec and age the display ranges from LCD to AMOLED.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

At only 2.8, the Sony DSC-HX400V has a quite small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DSC-HX400V. The minimum aperture numbers of compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-HX400V range from 1.3 to 22.

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10 Reasons Against

Price Has Recently Increased by £13.00

The DSC-HX400V has increased in price by £13.00 in the last week.

Expensive

After checking the price of 45 cameras of a similar spec and age they range in price from £26 to £293. We think that this Sony digital camera looks expensive compared to other cameras of a similar spec and age.

Does Not Support Video Capability

Most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-HX400V do not support video capability. The DSC-HX400V is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

It is worth considering alternative cameras which also support video capability including the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR[plb_383572_price]; or the Nikon Coolpix P510[plb_2071647_price], or the Samsung SAMSUNG WB150F[plb_1682907_price].

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Not 3D

Like most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago, the Sony DSC-HX400V is not 3D.

If you want a digital camera that is 3D then you might also want to look at the Nikon Coolpix P510[plb_2071647_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6[plb_2147371_price] or the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR[plb_383572_price].

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Not Waterproof

The DSC-HX400V is not waterproof. Most of the other cameras of this type and age are also not waterproof.

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Only Has Seven Shooting Modess

The DSC-HX400V has a greater number of shooting modes than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on compact cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-HX400V. The shooting modess "Aperture priority", "Manual", "Movie", "Program", "Scene" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this digital camera.

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Only Features Three Light Meterings

The DSC-HX400V has a greater number of light metering modes than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This camera features an Spot light metering, which is the most frequently featured light metering featured on cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-HX400V. The light meterings "Centre-weighted" and "Evaluative (Multi-pattern)" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Only 1920x1080@25fps Resolution At Capture Speed

The DSC-HX400V has a 1920x1080@25fps resolution at capture speed which is higher than most digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. Most comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as it have a 1920x1080@30fps resolution at capture speed. In addition, this digital camera has a resolution at capture speed of 640x480@25fps. Across all comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-HX400V the resolution at capture speeds ranges from 320×240@30fps (worst) to 1920x1080@60fps (best).

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The DSC-HX400V has a greater number of supported image formats than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This Sony camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-HX400V.

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Very Heavy

When compared to other cameras of a similar age and type to the DSC-HX400V, the weight of the DSC-HX400V of 633 grams is one of the heaviest. The average weight of cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DSC-HX400V is 170g, and the weights range from 20g to 840g.

Other cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6[plb_2147371_price] (281g and higher rated), the Canon PowerShot G16[plb_1602829_price] (314g and higher rated), or the Nikon Coolpix P510[plb_2071647_price] (555g and higher rated).

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-HX400V

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Sony digital camera has been on the market for over two years.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the DSC-HX400V has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

There are a number of alternative 3" screen cameras currently available that you might want to look at including the Canon PowerShot G16[plb_1602829_price], or the Samsung SAMSUNG WB150F[plb_1682907_price] which has better reviews; or the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR[plb_383572_price] which is cheaper.

If you want a larger display diagonal then you might also want to look at the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (4.8") which is also higher rated.

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MOS Sensor Type

The DSC-HX400V has a MOS sensor type which is better than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. Most compact cameras that were released more than two years ago have a CCD sensor type.

We compared all the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor to this camera and we think the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR[plb_383572_price] which is cheaper; or the Canon PowerShot G16[plb_1602829_price], and the Nikon Coolpix P510[plb_2071647_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

If the sensor type of this digital camera is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Samsung SAMSUNG WB150F[plb_1682907_price] (CCD and higher rated).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
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)
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Manual Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Manual Focusing Range (tele)
Focus Adjustment
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
External Flash Connector
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Shoe Mounting Point
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
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Self-Timer Delay
Calendar
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
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 (CIPA Standard)
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

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Expert Reviews

(24)
18 July 2014

Lots of impressive features but image quality from the Sony HX400V is unexceptional...

1 May 2014

The Sony HX400V is a first-rate super-zoom that improves on its predecessor in numerous ways. The headline improvements - a new sensor and powerful processor are welcome, but it's the smaller...

Camera Labs

15 April 2014

The Sony Cyber-shot HX400V is a vast improvement on last year's HX300, with better picture quality, a higher-end build, a great video mode and the return of the eye sensor ditched inexplicably...

10 April 2014

PhotographyBlog.com

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V is a premium super-zoom camera that features a 50x, 24-1200mm zoom lens, 20.4 megapixel back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor, BIONZ X processor, 1920x1080 50p Full... Read more…

4 April 2014

Sony has produced another solid camera in the HX400V, with some excellent technologies working to make sure it produces excellent images. There are a lot of interesting functions that make it even...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 9 May 2014 by Robert2014
Robert2014 would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX400V (Verified Purchase)

I wanted a Mega Zoom bridge camera. I looked at Nikon P600, Canon SX50 and Panasonic FZ70. I decided to buy the Sony HX400V. This camera offers more features and the image quality is better than... Read more…

Reviewed 26 April 2014 by Nika
Nika would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX400V (Verified Purchase)

I got this new Sony DSC-HX400Vcouple weeks ago, and it is best I had before...Pictures so great and no needs to use manual setting too often, every things are there in auto. GPS, Wi-Fi and more... Read more…

Reviewed 20 June 2015 by Spike
Spike would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX400V

I have now used my Sony DSC-HX400V Camera intensly for the last seven months. This 23 oz (lighter than binoculars!) camera has been incredible for me. If you are shying away from the camera... Read more…

Reviewed 3 June 2014 by Kevin
Kevin would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX400V

Like many, I suppose, I bought this camera for it's reach and to use when I did not want to carry a DSLR and bag full of lenses. In almost all respects, I am happy with it's performance. The one... Read more…

Reviewed 20 March 2015 by Reid_About_It
Reid_About_It would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX400V (Verified Purchase)

Any time you buy something on the Internet, there is always a higher risk that you will be disappointed since you haven't actually handled the product. Not this time. The HX400V is a winner. I am... Read more…

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