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Sony HX400V review

Sony's bridge camera gets an overhaul and it's almost perfect

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Colors are bright and punchy straight from the camera, while skies are reproduced accurately.

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At its widest point, the HX400V offers a 24mm angle of view (in 35mm terms).

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At the optical zoom's full stretch, the HX400V offers an impressive 50x zoom, which equates to 1200mm in 35mm terms.

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If 1200mm isn't enough for you - the camera's digital zoom allows you to double that again.

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You can get pleasing shallow depth of field effects with the camera.

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The camera's fully articulating screen helps when shooting from awkward angles.

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The camera's Sweep Panorama mode is simple to use and produces the final image very quickly in camera, negating the need for post-capture intricate stitching.

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On occasion, the HX400V has the tendency to underexpose, so you may find you need to dial in positive exposure compensation to get the correct exposure.

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With its high zoom ratio, the HX400V will appeal to nature and wildlife photographers.

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The HX400V's metering system copes well in the majority of conditions to produce well-balanced exposures.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeBridge Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Wireless LANYes
Effective Camera Resolution20.4 Megapixel
GPSYes
USBYes
HDMIYes
Product FamilyCyber-shot H
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedMemory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO High Speed, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, Memory Stick Micro, Memory Stick Micro (M2), Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, microSD Card, microSD Extended Capacity (microSDXC), microSDHC Card
Image StabilizationOptical
Optical Zoom50x
Digital Zoom540x
Brand NameSony
FeaturesLive View, Continuous Shooting Mode
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsAVCHD, MP4
Viewfinder TypeElectronic
Weight (Approximate)633 g
Image Sensor Size1/2.3" (6.16 mm x 4.62 mm)
Maximum Image Resolution5184 x 3888
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height93.2 mm
Width129.6 mm
Depth103.2 mm
Product SeriesH
Focal Length4.30 mm to 215 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
External FlashOptional
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerSony Corporation
Product ModelDSC-HX400V
Product NameHigh Zoom Point and Shoot Camera
Product LineCyber-shot
Exposure Control
  • Program AE
  • Aperture Priority
  • Shutter Priority
  • Manual
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberDSCHX400VB.CEH
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.sony.co.uk
Marketing Information

50x the Magnificence

Closeness is nothing without clarity. Enjoy 50x optical zooming, silky-smooth Full HD video and razor-sharp, 20.4MP pics-perfect for sporting events and all your adventures. Looking to capture the mood of a shot without the harshness of a flash? Low-light environments (think candlelight and campfire) maintain their warmth thanks to the sensitive Exmor® R CMOS sensor.

Package Contents
  • High Zoom Point and Shoot Camera
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1
  • AC AdaptorAC-UB10C/UB10D
  • Multi USB Cable
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Lens Cap
  • Instruction Manual
  • Shoe Cap
  • AC Power Cord
Limited Warranty1 Year