Sony Cyber-shot DSC HX400 reviews and prices: Bridge camera

18 customer reviews

This digital camera is a good all rounder.

£298 – £425 at 8 retailers out of 419 retailers checked

9.3 out of 10 based on 18 reviews.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC HX400 : 20.4 MP (Megapixels), 50x optical zoom, SDHC storage digital Bridge camera. See full product description
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Jackie, Rugby Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Amazing zoom, easy to handle (I had a Sony before this and that's why I didn't change to a different manufacturer) big, clear monitor, easy-to-read selection dial, and the pre-sets are great. Fantastic 'quick focus'. I particularly like the facility of the camera taking 3 shots (twilight for example) and combining the result. Looking forward to using the panorama option in Scotland later in the year.
Bad points:
Why oh why are there no decent instruction manuals to accompany cameras, phones etc. I loath having to read instructions on a computer/camera. I did it the hard way and downloaded and printed the manual - things got easier after that! Didn't much care for the nasty, cheap strap, the camera is marginally heavier than my old one and I like a wide strap - I shall swap them over, but that's not the point.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 6.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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5 of 7 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 26 Dec 2014

James , Irvine Experienced amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Excellent camera and very easy to use in auto mode. Extra functions for more advanced use very good. Video is first rate
Bad points:
None
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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3 of 5 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 21 Jun 2014

david, Crawley Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
User friendly menu
Bad points:
None yet
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 7.0
Features 4.0
Build Quality 7.0
Value for money 7.0
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2 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 07 May 2014

Product Features

Camera Type Bridge
Optical zoom ratio 50
Screen size (Inches) 3.0
Digital zoom ratio 4
Media format SDHC
Media format SDXC
Media format SD
Media format Memory Stick Duo Pro

Also known as: Cyber-shot DSC HX400, Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

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Manufacturer's Description

The Sony Cyber-shot HX400 is a DSLR-style bridge camera with a massive 50x optical zoom. The powerful Carl Zeiss zoom lens offers a broad focal-length range. Optical SteadyShot image stabilization enhances image quality for both still shots and movies.

High-resolution, lifelike images
The back-illuminated Exmor RTM CMOS sensor delivers high 20.4 effective megapixel resolution and low noise. BIONZ X™ provides 3x faster processing than the previous BIONZ™ engine and more detailed reproduction of high-quality, lifelike images.

Advanced movie technology
BIONZ X enables clear zooming up to 100x via Clear Image Zoom. Intelligent Active mode contributes to stable movies with minimal blur. 24p Full HD Movie recording is newly provided.

PlayMemories Camera Apps / Wi-Fi / NFC
Various apps can be downloaded from PlayMemories Camera Apps to further enhance the camera’s functionality. One-touch connectivity with mobile devices is also possible via builtin Wi-Fi/NFC.

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