Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V Digital Camera

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V Digital Camera

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V Digital Camera

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Product Highlights

  • 20.4MP 1/2.3" Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • 50x Optical Zoom Carl Zeiss Lens
  • 24-1200mm Equiv. Focal Length
  • 3" Xtra Fine 921k-Dot LCD & Viewfinder
  • Full HD 1080/60p/24p AVCHD Video
  • Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
  • 10fps Continuous Shooting & Lock-On AF
  • Intelligent Sweep Panorama 360˚
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity, GPS & NFC
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Sony DSC-HX400V overview

  • 1Description

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
In the Box
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V Digital Camera
  • NP-BX1/M8 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (3.6V, 1240mAh)
  • AC Adaptor AC UB10C/ UB10D
  • Micro USB Cable
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Shoe Cap
  • Lens Cap
  • Instruction Manual
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Sony DSC-HX400V specs

    Imaging
    Pixels Actual: 21.1 Megapixel
    Effective: 20.4 Megapixel
    Sensor 1/2.3" CMOS
    File Formats Still Images: JPEG
    Movies: MP4, MPEG-4 AVCHD
    Audio: AC3
    Max Resolution 20 MP: 5184 x 3888
    Aspect Ratio 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
    Image Stabilization Optical
    Color Spaces sRGB
    Optics
    Lens Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar
    EFL: 4.3-215mm (35 mm equivalent: 24-1200mm)
    Aperture: f/2.8 (W) - 6.3 (T)
    Filter Thread 55mm
    Zoom Optical: 50x
    Clear Image Zoom: 100x
    Digital: 50x
    Focus Range Wide: 0.03' (0.91 cm) to Infinity
    Telephoto: 7.87' (239.88 cm) to Infinity
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity Auto, 80-3200 (High Sensitivity Mode: 100-12800)
    Shutter 4 - 1/4000 Second in Auto Mode
    1 - 1/4000 Second in Program Mode
    30 - 1/4000 Second in Shutter Priority Mode
    30 - 1/4000 Second in Manual Mode
    8 - 1/2000 Second in Aperture Priority Mode
    Exposure Metering Center-Weighted, Multi, Spot
    Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority
    Compensation: -2 EV to +2 EV (in 1/3 EV Steps)
    Shooting Modes Anti-motion Blur
    Beach
    Fireworks
    Gourmet
    Handheld Twilight
    High Sensitivity
    Landscape
    Night Portrait
    Night Scene
    Pet Mode
    Portrait
    Snow
    Soft Skin
    Sports
    White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Incandescent
    Buffer/Continuous Shooting Up to 10 fps at 20.4 MP for up to 10 Frames
    Self-Timer 2, 10 Seconds
    Flash
    Flash Modes Advanced Flash
    Auto
    Fill-Flash/Slow Sync
    Off
    Rear Sync
    Wireless
    Built-In Flash Yes
    Maximum Effective Flash Range Wide: 1.64 - 27.89' (0.5 - 8.5 m)
    Telephoto: 7.87 - 11.48' (2.4 - 3.5 m)
    Wide: Up To 39.37' (12 m)
    Telephoto: 16.73' (5.1 m)
    External Flash Connection Hot Shoe, Wireless
    Memory
    Memory Card Type SD
    SDHC
    SDXC
    Memory Stick PRO Duo (High Speed)
    Memory Stick PRO HG-Duo
    Recording
    Video Recording Yes
    Resolution 1920 x 1080p: 60 fps, 24 fps
    1440 x 1080p: 30 fps
    640 x 480p: 30 fps
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    Video Clip Length Up to 29 Minutes
    Audio Recording With Video (Stereo + Mono)
    Viewfinder/Display
    Viewfinder Type Electronic
    Screen 3" LCD Rear Screen Tilt (921,000 pixels)
    Connectivity/System Requirements
    Connectivity AV / USB Multi, HDMI D (Micro), USB 2.0
    Wi-Fi Yes built-in
    Software System Requirements Windows: Vista (SP2), 7 (SP1), 8
    Mac: OS X 10.6, 10.8
    Power
    Battery 1 x NP-BX1 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
    AC Power Adapter AC-UB10C/UB10D (Included)
    Physical
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 5.1 x 3.7 x 4.1" / 129.5 x 94.0 x 104.1 mm
    Weight 23.28 oz / 659.99 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.3 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.4 x 6.1 x 5.6"

    Sony DSC-HX400V reviews

    Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V Digital Camera is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 124.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am amazed with this camera after 60 years as a shutterbug I have been using cameras for over 60 years. My equipment range from top end SLRs to compact point and shoot. I own lenses from 10mm to 600mm. I have been shooting with this camera exclusively for the past 2 weeks. I am amazed by the quality of my photos. For many years the generally accepted concept that only a large sensor and a prime lens were worthy work tools. The advance of the photo camera and lens technology has shortened that distance between just primes and zoom lenses. This camera is a worthwhile camera to own and use often. I really like the automatic switch over from screen view to electronic eye level viewfinder.
    Date published: 2017-01-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Travel Camera Most superzooms are small with poor image quality, not so with the Sony. This camera exceeds the others in image quality and produces clear shots from corner to corner. The camera is SLR sized and feels great in your hands. Zoom range is incredible and you always have the right focal length. Sony sensors produce great results and this 20mp sensor looks better than the 12-16 mp of the competition. If you want a vast range of focal lengths, this is your camera. If you want a good zoom range with the best possible image quality the Panasonic FZ1000 may be your camera but the Sony is close with more zoom. It all depends on your needs.
    Date published: 2014-06-30
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from JPEG VERSUS RAW Thought I might update my review of the Sony DSC-HX400V Digital Camera...I am not a Professional Photographer,,,,I shoot JPEG with the Sony and I shoot RAW with my Nikon 1 V2,,,I have used Photoshop and DXO Optics Pro 9 for post processing of photos but now use most of the time I Photo on my MAC which allows me to pull the sliders for exposure, contrast, saturation, definition, highlights, shadows, sharpness and noise...I can find very little difference in processing and the end results from my JPEG photos from the Sony and my RAW photos from the Nikon,,,I know some photographers want the ability to shoot RAW and I respect that, however it is not a deal breaker for me....
    Date published: 2015-06-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply one great camera! I received the camera about a week before spending a few days in the Rocky Mountains of Montana and the Flathead Lake area. It was on-the-job training, but the camera performed very well. We were purchasing a home and took detailed pictures of the house--including plumbing, boiler lines, data cross connects, etc; property-- including gardens with berries and flowers, trees, the lake, etc; and family. Daytime and nightime pictures. Despite myself, the camera produced some great macro, normal, and telephoto range shots. Even tried a few of a thunderstorm from a moving truck whiuch turned out quite well. So far, raqther impressive camera!!
    Date published: 2014-06-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great camera! Bought this for a field camera at work. We need to take photos of large areas from on the ground as well as aerial photos, so this camera is great since it has both panorama and zoom. we haven't tested the built in GPS yet, but we're hoping it will be a great asset. the photos this camera takes are excellent quality and it's pretty quick. the burst mode is a little hard to work with, but i was also trying it at extreme zoom without a tripod, so i didn't expect the best- it actually performed better than expected all things considered. love the vivid colors and the speed, and the sony panorama function is the best! it does pretty well with macro as well.
    Date published: 2014-06-25
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Sony needs to fix E62:10 problem I bought this camera twice. First time I went to East Africa, on the way back it started to show E62:10. Then I got busy forgot about it. When I had time to look at it, it was already out of warranty. Second time I thought maybe I had bad luck the first time. With all the extra batteries, charges, I ordered another one for my trip to UK. It arrived a day before my departure. Out of the box, when I turned on for the first time, it showed E62:10. Luckily I bought from B&H, I returned unused. I searched on line, many people had this problem for so many years now. Sony: please fix your problem if your company name means anything to you! It takes a long time to establish, it takes no time to trash the company name.
    Date published: 2016-08-03
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Camera Took this Camera to photograph Whooping Cranes on a boat tour out of Rockport, Texas, the 50X Zeiss lens had enough reach to get good photographs even hand held,,,yet the 24mm wide angle to 1200mm 50X gives this Camera incredible versatility from wide angle to extreme telephoto. Even though the sensor is small if you do not blow up large prints and mostly post on the computer and social media the camera works fine. I shoot mostly in Shutter or Aperture Priority and one thing I love about this camera is the screen on the back of the Camera or the Viewfinder will lighten or darken as you rotate the thumb dial changing the shutter speed or aperture giving you the exposure you want even before post production.
    Date published: 2015-05-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great camera that meets or exceeds all expectations I recently took this camera on a biking vacation to Prince Edward Island , Canada . This is a great travel camera: light weight with very versatile and sharp Zeiss lens with wide angle and phenomenal zoom capability. The panorama and video capability worked beautifully during vacation travel. The camera is intuitive to use but I would really appreciate a more complete printed owners manual: I guess I'm old school . I have also used the camera for several family events (birthdays , reunions, etc.) and it is perfect for these events. I have used digital SLR cameras for years but the ease of use , light weight and versatility of this camera means my SLRs will not be used as often in the future.
    Date published: 2015-08-06
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