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Hoodman H-400 Hood

You Pay: $19.95
Product Highlights
  • Fits Camcorders w/3.5" LCD Monitors
  • Water-resistant Nylon

The Hoodman H-400 Camcorder Hood is made to fit a camcorder with a 3.5" LCD monitor. The hood will provide glare-free viewing when attached. It is constructed from plastic inserts wrapped in water resistant nylon and attaches with elastic straps.

Keeps glare from hitting your eye when using the LCD monitor.
Hood folds for quick and easy storage.
Elastic straps are used to mount hood to camera.
Material Plastic wrapped in water resistant nylon
Attachment Method Elastic strap
Accommodates Camcorders with 3.5" LCD screens
Hoodman H-400 Hood
  • 30 Day Warranty
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    HoodmanH-400 Hood
     
    4.6

    (based on 64 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (42)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (18)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (52)
    • Easily loaded equipment (24)
    • Strong construction (24)
    • Seals easily (15)
    • Easy to use (12)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Shooting outdoors (10)
      • Outdoor shooting (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (25), Semi-pro photographer (22), Film professional (9)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (34)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Must-Have for Outdoor Shooting!

      I've shot a lot of outdoor sporting events for years and just recently decided to get one of these hoods. Now that I have one, I don't know what took me so long to...Read complete review

      I've shot a lot of outdoor sporting events for years and just recently decided to get one of these hoods. Now that I have one, I don't know what took me so long to get one, especially considering the inexpensive price compared to all the other camera gear. This is one of the first accessories I would purchase with any new camera.

      I considered the many other products on the market. There are some hoods designed by the manufacturer, but they don't fold up and are more expensive. There are other competitors, but again they are more expensive and don't provide the simple wrap-around function that the Hoodman offers.

      I use one of these on a Sony PMW-EX1, and the H-400 fits perfectly. Once you velcro the elastic straps to the proper length, you can easily slip the hood on and off and fold it for storage.

      I deducted one star because the material used on the inside of the hood is shiny and reflective, although it is black. So this means that if you get sun bouncing off the inside bottom surface, then it causes some glare. If they changed the fabric to a matte finish, then that should reduce the amount of glare. You could also apply some material on your own if it really bothers you.

      In the end, I recommend this accessory for anyone shooting outdoors using the flip-out LCD on your camera.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Simple but effective

      Its easy to fit to almost any lcd screen and fast and simple to use. Its not the best quality but its not bad ether. The velcro could be stronger but seems to do...Read complete review

      Its easy to fit to almost any lcd screen and fast and simple to use. Its not the best quality but its not bad ether. The velcro could be stronger but seems to do the job.

      It folds flat which makes storage really easy.

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      4.0

      A lifesaver

      By ADFvideo

      from California

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easily Loaded Equipment
      • Lightweight
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Difficult to Close

      Best Uses

        Comments about Hoodman H-400 Hood:

        Great for shooting outdoor locations.
        Gives you a clear view of your LCD screen in direct sunlight.
        Only drawback is can't close the screen with it on.
        Highly recommended

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        5.0

        Cheaper than eBay! How is that possible?

        By Skywatcher

        from Rancho Cucamonga CA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easily Loaded Equipment
        • Lightweight
        • Seals Easily

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Hoodman H-400 Hood:

            Product works great in outside situations. Completely blocks the daylight for crisp clean video image. Esthetic pleasing! Professinal look.

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            5.0

            Blocks the sun

            By Stever

            from NYC

            Comments about Hoodman H-400 Hood:

            This little item blocks the sun like a champ. I love it. Goes on easy and does the job. Wish I found the hoodman earlier so I didn't have to put a sheet over my head.

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            4.0

            H-400 fits my Sony FS100 pretty well

            By Jim

            from Sault Ste Marie, MI

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easily Loaded Equipment
            • Lightweight
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Hoodman H-400 Hood:

                The size fits my screen very well, however, the joint at the screen attachment point gets in the way just a tad. You can push it up a little and it works fine. The hood does a good job shielding the screen from the bright sun, and this is what I bought it for, so in my book it works perfectly.

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                4.0

                Great low budget option for c100

                By E from San Francisco

                from San Francisco, CA

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Blocks Out Sun
                • Lightweight
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Outdoor Shooting
                  • Run And Gun Shooting

                  Comments about Hoodman H-400 Hood:

                  I use this for the Canon C100. The straps don't work perfectly due to the LCD hinge location, but works good enough for moving the camera around. It's a great value considering the other options out there.

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                  5.0

                  Works like a charm

                  By Ken

                  from Michigan

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

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                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Hoodman H-400 Hood:

                        Yay! no more glare! Easy to use because the design is simple. I think it can fit on a larger screen as well than just 3.5 you can adjust it.

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                        4.0

                        As advertised and useful

                        By me

                        from Oregon

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Hoodman H-400 Hood:

                              Use to screen sun glare off the swing out screen on a t3i taking video. Well made, easy to use, works reasonably well. Not the product to buy for a t3i because the hood is designed for a larger screen and requires modification to work with mine. One of the previous reviews suggests it is OK for the smaller screen but it is not.

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                              5.0

                              Does the job

                              By Ro

                              from Ruston, LA

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Lightweight
                              • Seals Easily
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Hoodman H-400 Hood:

                                  This is a must have for outside shooting. It works well with my AC130A Panny camcorder.

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                                  5.0

                                  Quick, simple, easy to use,

                                  By Guzzi

                                  from Northern New Jersey

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Hoodman H-400 Hood:

                                      I just started shooting lacrosse games all times of the day, perfect for sunny days. Quick to put on my panasonic hvx-200.

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                                      5.0

                                      Lifesaver for bright days.

                                      By technerd

                                      from Dallas

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easily Loaded Equipment
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Seals Easily
                                      • Strong Construction

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Hoodman H-400 Hood:

                                          Clients love to watch a playback now. Very helpful on focusing in bright daylight.

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                                          4.0

                                          Does its job

                                          By Gary

                                          from Santa Barbara, CA

                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easily Loaded Equipment
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Strong Construction

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Sun Shade For Lcd Screen

                                            Comments about Hoodman H-400 Hood:

                                            I spent three hours shooting outdoors today mostly in the sun. The Hoodman did its job to keep the screen in the shade most of the time. The only time the sun hit the screen was when the sun was directly behind me coming in over my shoulder but was manageable. It is easy to install, using two Velcro strips. It allows easy access to the controls which remain outside the hood on the Canon XF100. My only minor complaint was sometimes it would get bumped and get cocked a little off but it is easily straightened. It is well-made and easy to pack in my camera bag, taking up very little space.

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                                            5.0

                                            This Hood is Good!

                                            By Zip

                                            from Sedona, AZ

                                            About Me Pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Seals Easily

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Hoodman H-400 Hood:

                                                Using this on my AC 160. Very helpful outdoors

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                                                5.0

                                                Simple - works like a charm

                                                By knsh55a

                                                from Plymouth, MN

                                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Lightweight
                                                • Seals Easily

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about Hoodman H-400 Hood:

                                                    I do a lot of shooting outdoors and need to be able to see the LCD, even in bright sunlight. This hood does a good job allowing me to see the what I'm trying to shoot. I use a HMC150 and it works perfectly with it.

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Quick, Easy, Affordable, True quality

                                                    By Zach

                                                    from Santa Fe New Mexico

                                                    About Me Casual Photographer

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Compact and strong
                                                    • Easily Loaded Equipment
                                                    • High quality for Price
                                                    • Lightweight
                                                    • Strong Construction

                                                    Cons

                                                    • Nothing so far

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Camera's with LCD VIEWS
                                                    • LOTS of Sunlight
                                                    • Shooting in highlight

                                                    Comments about Hoodman H-400 Hood:

                                                    Hello, I have recently bought the Hoodman H-400. First off, I would like to state that it came extremely fast, and it came as expected, packaged and in perfect condition etc etc. I have been filming with a Pro entry level camera for a while now. I mainly film extreme sports.
                                                    My camera uses a rather large and expensive LCD, however it is a pain to see in the sun. I do not have an Electronic view finder as an option, and it is tough to know whether I'm getting the "shot" for my videos while I'm in the sun. After buying the Hoodman H-400, everything is a breeze.
                                                    The Hoodman blocks out light perfectly and even makes my LCD seem sharper and more contrast in the shade created by the H-400. It straps on to the LCD and is easy to put on and remove, thanks to the velcro straps. It's amazingly sturdy and even folds to fit when not in use. It also makes my camera look quite professional
                                                    I've only used the Hoodman H-400 for a while now, but I can tell it will be a new arsenal weapon in my bag of equipment. I'm very happy about my purchase, and don't really have cons.

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                                                    5.0

                                                    As advertised

                                                    By Studio 32 Productions

                                                    from Topeka, KS

                                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Lightweight
                                                    • Strong Construction

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                        Comments about Hoodman H-400 Hood:

                                                        Simple setup to enable you to easily see your viewfinder outdoors. Works as advertised.

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                                                        5.0

                                                        Good for XF-100!

                                                        By msvlsam

                                                        from Mooresville, NC

                                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Easily Loaded Equipment
                                                        • Lightweight

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                            Comments about Hoodman H-400 Hood:

                                                            I got this for my xf-100 although the next size up is recommended. This fits the screen well and still allows you to use the menu buttons and thumbstick on the lcd. Works as expected.

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                                                            5.0

                                                            Does the job

                                                            By Mikey

                                                            from Coral Springs, FL

                                                            About Me Pro Photographer

                                                            Verified Buyer

                                                            Pros

                                                            • Fits LCD perfectly
                                                            • Lightweight
                                                            • Takes up no room
                                                            • Unaffected by wind

                                                            Cons

                                                              Best Uses

                                                                Comments about Hoodman H-400 Hood:

                                                                The Hoodman H-400 is a must during outdoor shooting with a small LCD screen. It fits perfectly on my EX-1R screen and makes it so much easier in those very bright situations. You'll find it's valuable to your production. I highly recommend it.

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                                                                5.0

                                                                Better than Using an Umbrella

                                                                By RM Digital Video Productions

                                                                from Voorhees, NJ

                                                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                                                Verified Buyer

                                                                Pros

                                                                • Lightweight
                                                                • Seals Easily

                                                                Cons

                                                                  Best Uses

                                                                  • Blocking unwanted sun

                                                                  Comments about Hoodman H-400 Hood:

                                                                  This little Hoodman is perfect for all these cameras with the 3 inch flip out monitors. It solves the problem of not being able to see what you are shooting in bright sunlight. Easy on, easy off and easy storage. It folds flat and can fit in your pocket.

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                                                                  4.0

                                                                  Works well, but hampers touch screen

                                                                  By KV

                                                                  from info[@]

                                                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                                  Pros

                                                                  • Lightweight
                                                                  • Strong Construction

                                                                  Cons

                                                                    Best Uses

                                                                    • Sun

                                                                    Comments about Hoodman H-400 Hood:

                                                                    Giving it four stars because although it works as advertised, it does make it relatively/practically impossible to work the touch-LCD screen on the XA10 (and possibly other touch-screen cameras). I'm a huge fan of the XA10 touch screen-- makes menu navigation really rapid-- but since touch screens are likely going to increase in use, perhaps there's a small adjustment they could make to this unit to allow better access. Otherwise, works as advertised IMO, and I really like that it folds down quickly for storage (some others I saw didn't).

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                                                                    5.0

                                                                    V-SO Hott's Review

                                                                    By V-SO HOTT

                                                                    from Kalamazoo, MI

                                                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                                    Pros

                                                                    • Lightweight
                                                                    • Strong Construction

                                                                    Cons

                                                                      Best Uses

                                                                        Comments about Hoodman H-400 Hood:

                                                                        This is a perfect fit to my Canon HFS 200 and works wonders outside when the sun glare is to bright! I would recommend this product to anyone!

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