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SonyCyber-shot DSC-H400 Digital Camera
 
4.0

(based on 6 reviews)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (6)
  • Zoom range/performance (6)
  • Large clear LCD (5)
  • Great resolution (4)
  • Compact (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family photos (5)
    • Travel (4)
    • Wildlife (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (4)

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    5.0

    Very good buy again

    By Daiane R. Galhardi Hilledhein

    from MT/ Brasil

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Fast Shutter Speed
    • Good Battery Life
    • Great Resolution
    • Great Zoom
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • Poor in Low Light

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Travel
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400 Digital Camera:

    A very good picture, panoramic photo is qu ... I do not know and can be placed Inlaid lens that I did not know tb, battery lasts quite recommend ...

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    • No

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    5.0

    Great little camera

    By neonracer75

    from Bronx NY

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Resolution
    • Great Zoom
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400 Digital Camera:

      Simple- feels good in the hand-takes great pictures.Good value.Just what I wanted.

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      • Yes

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      2.0

      NOT WHAT I EXPECTED!

      By JAN

      from Princevile, Kauai

      About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Great Zoom
      • Large Clear LCD

      Cons

      • Lag / Shutter Delay

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos

      Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400 Digital Camera:

      I was interested in using the 63x, 20 MP, camera for sports activity to obtain greater detail vs. my Canon 50 SX. A bad choice on my part. The 50SX is so much better at 12MP and 50X for multiple shooting. The DSC-H400 is very slow and the extra X and MP's really are negligible from the results. I will give this camera to one of my children to use.

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      3.0

      Some good--some not so good

      By Aussie's Shadow Productions

      from Huntsville, AL

      About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Good Battery Life
      • Great Resolution
      • Great Zoom
      • Screw-in For Added Lenses
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

      • Lag / Shutter Delay
      • No Fold-out View Screen
      • Poor in Low Light
      • Very Slow To Focus

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Macro Photography
      • Travel
      • Video
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400 Digital Camera:

      On my twice daily walks with my dog, I shoot about 30 nature pictures each day--mostly birds, odd plants, flowers, and other wildlife. To do this, I needed the greatest zoom possible, and the Sony DSC H400, with its 63x zoom seemed to fulfill my needs. For the last 3 years I have been using a Sony HX100V with a 30X zoom, which I have loved. Here is my take on the Sony DSC H400:

      Pros:
      1. The 63X zoom speaks for itself
      2. It is light-weight.
      3. Its 20.1 megapixels allow for great enlargement.
      4. The lens has a screw in for UV filters and some other 55mm size lenses for some fabulous pictures.
      5. The lens cap STAYS ON. It kept falling off the HX100V.
      6. The video is quite good, especially with the steady feature.

      Cons:
      1. The focus is soooooo slow that the birds will have laid their eggs by the time I have focused on their mating habits. Sometimes the focus does not even get set, especially when lighting conditions are darker or I have zoomed in. This never happened with my HX100.
      2. You have to be about 12 feet away from your subject before you can zoom in and focus. The HX100 needed only about 8 feet.
      3. A big problem is that the viewing screen does not fold out, making decent "ground" shots or "air" shots impossible. Also, the HX100 shifted from viewfinder to screen automatically. The H400 does not, requiring time-consuming button pushes, which allow my subjects to get away.
      4. Low light photos are poor, a problem when I shoot very early in the morning (about 5:30 a.m., when the birds are out).

      Overall, the camera is acceptable for the money. I'll keep it, though I do not plan to retire the HX100 then.

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      4.0

      Good camera

      By Bob

      from Port Washington, NY

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Great Zoom
      • Large Clear LCD

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400 Digital Camera:

          I photo birds and want the super-duper zoom of this camera with cropping. This would be my dream camera if only it could have a faster lens. I'd pay $ for such a camera.

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          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Plenty of bang for the buck!

          By JMS

          from Orlando, FL

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Fast Shutter Speed
          • Good Battery Life
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Resolution
          • Great Zoom
          • Large Clear LCD

          Cons

          • A bit bulky

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Macro Photography
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400 Digital Camera:

          I use this camera for every occasion. The picture quality and ease of use are incredible. The zoom and steadiness of the camera at long distances is even more amazing. I had Canon and Nikon cameras prior to this and I am sold on the Cyber-shot DSC-H400 Digital Camera by Sony. Its a bit bulky but other than that I would highly recommend it to anyone.

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          • No

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