Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V Digital Camera

BH #SODSCHX400VB • MFR #DSCHX400/B
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V Digital Camera
Key Features
  • 20.4MP 1/2.3" Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • 50x Optical Zoom Carl Zeiss Lens
  • 24-1200mm Equiv. Focal Length
The black Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V Digital Camera is a high-zoom camera that offers ease of use akin to a point-and-shot, but with the design and control of a DSLR. It features a 20.4MP 1/2.3" Exmor R CMOS sensor and a BIONZ X Image Processor for notable low light performance, as well as a 50x optical zoom Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T lens with a 100x Clear Image Zoom. A 4.3-215mm focal length with a 35mm equivalent of 24-1200mm allows this lens significant wide-angle and considerable telephoto shooting abilities. It also features a wide 2.8 aperture, which is especially useful in low-light as it allows for brighter images.

A 3" Xtra Fine 921k-dot tilting LCD monitor as well as an electronic eye-level viewfinder allow you to view and compose high-quality images. Capture full HD 1080p AVCHD video at 60p and 24p and use the optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization to compensate for camera shake in order to provide clearer images. This is especially useful in low light and when using the longer focal lengths. For sports photography and during motion-filled photo capturing moments, the HX400V features 10 frames per second continuous shooting at the full 20.4MP resolution, which ensures sharp, clear images that are less likely to be missed.
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Sony DSC-HX400V Overview

  • 1Description
  • 220.4MP Exmor R CMOS Sensor & BIONZ X Image Processor
  • 350x Optical Zoom Zeiss Lens & 100x Clear Image Zoom
  • 43" Xtra Fine 921k-Dot LCD Monitor & Eye-Level Viewfinder
  • 5Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization with Intelligent Active Mode
  • 6Full 1080p AVCHD Video Capture
  • 7Fast 10fps Continuous Burst Shooting & Lock-On AF
  • 8Intelligent Sweep Panorama 360˚
  • 9Superior Auto
  • 10Manual Exposure Control
  • 11Motion Shot Video
  • 12Face Detection, Tracking Focus & Smile Shutter
  • 13Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity & NFC
  • 14Built-In Flash & Multi Interface Hot Shoe
  • 15GPS Tagged Photos & PlayMemories Camera Apps
  • 16Erase and Protect Features
  • 174K Quality Still Images

The black Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V Digital Camera is a high-zoom camera that offers ease of use akin to a point-and-shot, but with the design and control of a DSLR. It features a 20.4MP 1/2.3" Exmor R CMOS sensor and a BIONZ X Image Processor for notable low light performance, as well as a 50x optical zoom Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T lens with a 100x Clear Image Zoom. A 4.3-215mm focal length with a 35mm equivalent of 24-1200mm allows this lens significant wide-angle and considerable telephoto shooting abilities. It also features a wide 2.8 aperture, which is especially useful in low-light as it allows for brighter images.

A 3" Xtra Fine 921k-dot tilting LCD monitor as well as an electronic eye-level viewfinder allow you to view and compose high-quality images. Capture full HD 1080p AVCHD video at 60p and 24p and use the optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization to compensate for camera shake in order to provide clearer images. This is especially useful in low light and when using the longer focal lengths. For sports photography and during motion-filled photo capturing moments, the HX400V features 10 frames per second continuous shooting at the full 20.4MP resolution, which ensures sharp, clear images that are less likely to be missed.

To capture a wide area all in one photo, Intelligent Sweep Panorama utilizes motion compensation while shooting panoramas in order to reduce the blur created by moving figures in the foreground. For easy uploading after a long day of shooting, a built-in Wi-Fi allows you to instantly share what you have created with your family and friends.

20.4MP Exmor R CMOS Sensor & BIONZ X Image Processor

Captures high definition images with sharp details and minimal noise, even in low light; offers fast performance and buffering speeds.

50x Optical Zoom Zeiss Lens & 100x Clear Image Zoom

A Carl Zeiss lens with 50x optical zoom capability offers a considerable expanse of reach from wide-angle to super-telephoto. This zoom range can effectively be doubled, too, using the 100x Clear Image Zoom that employs an intelligent interpolation algorithm to increase zoom magnification with minimal image quality loss.

3" Xtra Fine 921k-Dot LCD Monitor & Eye-Level Viewfinder

Still photos and videos can be clearly displayed on the 3" Xtra Fine tilting LCD monitor with 921k-dot resolution and an available histogram. Additionally, you can manually adjust the brightness level by 5 steps allowing you to compose and view your images in any lighting situation. For extra shooting stability, an electronic viewfinder is also provided for eye-level composition. It allows for magnifications of 8.1x and 16.2x and becomes useful for viewing and composing shots in extreme sunlight.

Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization with Intelligent Active Mode

Optical SteadyShot image stabilization offers compensation to reduce the blurring effects of camera movement when shooting at slower shutter speeds. This is particularly effective when shooting in low light or at longer focal lengths. Sony's Intelligent Active Mode image stabilization combines electronic and optical stabilization for less blurring while shooting videos when moving.

Full 1080p AVCHD Video Capture

You can capture full 1080p AVCHD videos with stereo sound at 60p, and 24p for a film look. SteadyShot Active Mode offers image stabilization for video that will smooth out clips shot while moving, and a dedicated video record button allows you to start shooting immediately.

Fast 10fps Continuous Burst Shooting & Lock-On AF

Ideal for sports photography, the HX400V can shoot up to 10 frames per second in full 20.4MP resolution, and has Lock-On AF, which provides the ability to focus on multiple points with subject recognition to keep your subject in sharp focus even when in motion.

Intelligent Sweep Panorama 360˚

Intelligent Sweep Panorama mode takes Sony's Sweep Panorama function to the next level with the addition of motion compensation. Even when subjects are moving in the foreground of your landscape, these cameras can detect faces and moving subjects, intelligently stitching different widths together to minimize distortion. Simply press the shutter button and sweep the camera in the desired direction and the camera continuously shoots at a high speed, then seamlessly stitches the images together with automatic position adjustment to create one stunning panoramic image. Available in wide format and up to 360° full circle.

Superior Auto

This enables the camera to select optimal settings based on scene recognition and provides crisp, beautiful results even in low-light situations.

Manual Exposure Control

Manual control of aperture, shutter speed and ISO is offered with P/A/S/M modes.

Motion Shot Video

For a unique visual effect, use the Motion Shot Video to trace subject movement on the LCD. This playback function allows you to study form and pathways of moving subjects right on your camera.

Face Detection, Tracking Focus & Smile Shutter

Face Detection allows you to take better portraits and group shots. It recognizes up to 8 faces within your image and adjusts the camera for optimal exposure of faces. Tracking Focus makes it easier to capture clear shots of moving subjects by having the focus automatically adjust while you follow the action with the camera, and Smile Shutter Technology helps you get the best shot by recognizing when is the best moment to release the shutter.

Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity & NFC

Wi-Fi lets you quickly upload photos and videos to social media sites through your smartphone or tablet, back them up on your network-connected computer, or view them on a wireless-enabled HDTV. When transferring images to Android smartphones or tablets, the camera also supports NFC, or Near Field Communication, providing a simple, "one touch connection" requiring you to merely touch the devices to connect.

Built-In Flash & Multi Interface Hot Shoe

A built-in manual pop-up flash offers available flash modes such as Auto, Fill-flash, Off, Slow-Sync, Advanced Flash and Rear Sync, as well as a wireless mode with optional compliant external flashes, which can also be used on the multi-interface hot shoe when you need a flash with more range.

GPS Tagged Photos & PlayMemories Camera Apps

Map your photos and videos with location data and camera direction with the GPS tag. GPS Log lets you track a photographic journey and images on a map. The GPS and PlayMemories Home software allows users to view images on a map where they can also be displayed on Google Earth. PlayMemories allows for applying creative effects or retouching images, which can then be easily uploaded to your social media account. Enjoy various Apps including Time Lapse, Smart Remote Control, and Direct Upload.

Erase and Protect Features

Protecting images can be done in various modes such as single image, selection of images, and by date, and erasing images can be done with the same modes, in addition to arranging it by folder.

4K Quality Still Images

For 4x the resolution of full HD, enjoy the beauty of 4K quality still images with an optional HDMI connection to compatible 4K TVs. The camera can also be connected via HDMI to HDTVs for full HD 1080p resolution images.
UPC: 027242877887

Sony DSC-HX400V Specs

Imaging
Sensor ResolutionActual: 21.1 Megapixel
Effective: 20.3 Megapixel (5184 x 3888)
Aspect Ratio1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Sensor Type1/2.3" CMOS
Image File FormatJPEG
Image StabilizationOptical
Lens
Focal Length4.3 to 215mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 24 to 1200mm)
Optical Zoom50x
Digital Zoom4x Maximum (200x Combined Zoom)
2x Optimized (100x Combined Zoom)
Maximum Aperturef/2.8 to 6.3
Focus Range0.03' to Infinity / 0.91 cm to Infinity (Wide)
7.87' to Infinity / 239.88 cm to Infinity (Telephoto)
Filter Size55 mm
Exposure Control
ISO SensitivityAuto, 80 to 3200 (Extended: 80 to 12800)
Shutter Speed1/4000 to 4 Seconds in Auto Mode
1/4000 to 1 Second in Program Mode
1/4000 to 30 Seconds in Shutter Priority Mode
1/4000 to 30 Seconds in Manual Mode
1/2000 to 8 Seconds in Aperture Priority Mode
Metering MethodCenter-Weighted Average, Multi, Spot
Exposure ModesAperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation-2 to +2 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
White BalanceAuto, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Incandescent
Continuous ShootingUp to 10 fps at 20.4 MP for up to 10 Frames
Self-Timer2/10-Second Delay
Special OptionsBeach, Fireworks, Food, Handheld Night, Landscape, Night Landscape, Night Portrait, Portrait, Snow, Sports
Video
Recording ModesAVCHD/MP4
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 24.00p/59.94p
HDV (1440 x 1080) at 29.97p
SD (640 x 480) at 29.97p
Recording LimitUp to 29 Minutes
Video EncodingNTSC
Audio RecordingBuilt-In Microphone
Audio File FormatAC3
Viewfinder
Viewfinder TypeElectronic
Diopter AdjustmentYes
Monitor
Size3.0"
Resolution921,000 Dot
Display TypeTilting LCD
Flash
Built-In FlashYes
Flash ModesAdvanced Flash, Auto, Fill Flash/Slow Sync, Off, Rear Sync, Wireless
Effective Flash RangeISO Auto
1.64 to 27.89' / 0.50 to 8.50 m (Wide)
7.87 to 11.48' / 2.40 to 3.50 m (Telephoto)
ISO 3200
Up to 39.37' / 12.00 m (Wide)
Up to 16.73' / 5.10 m (Telephoto)
External Flash ConnectionHot Shoe, Wireless
Interface
Media/Memory Card SlotSingle Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo Hybrid
ConnectivityAV / USB Multi, HDMI D (Micro), USB Micro-B (USB 2.0)
WirelessWi-Fi
GPSYes
Physical
Battery1 x NP-BX1 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
Dimensions (W x H x D)5.1 x 3.7 x 4.1" / 129.5 x 94 x 104.1 mm
Weight23.28 oz / 659.99 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.155 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.45 x 5.9 x 5.7"
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I know the ring around the shutter button controls Tele feature, do the buttons behind also control zoom, and are they active in video mode?
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