Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V Review

Overall Score

54

Main Features

  • 20 MP 1/2.3 BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 24-1200 mm (50x) F2.8-6.3 Zoom Lens
  • 80 - 12800 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 10 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In GPS
  • 130 x 93 x 103 mm, 660g.
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  • Replaced: Cyber-shot DSC-HX300

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V Overview


First introduced in February, 2014, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V is a 20 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor. Sony replaced the older Sony HX300 with Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Sony HX400V with Sony HX300


Proc and Cons of Sony HX400V


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V with competitors in small sensor superzoom cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Optical Image Stabilization
External Flash
12800 Max Native ISO
10.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
Microphone Port
24 mm Wide Angle Lens
Remote Control with a Smartphone
NFC Connectivity
Tilting Screen
20MP High Resolution Sensor
921k dots Screen Resolution
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
6.3 Lens at Tele
9 Focus Points
Focus Bracketing
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Environmental Sealing
Slow Lens at Tele: F6.3
No Articulating Screen
No AF Face Detection
Slow Lens at Wide: F2.8
Low Battery Life: 300 shots
Type Scores

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V has an Overall Score of 54/100 and ranked #117 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #438 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Sony HX400V Scores
Imaging score
23
Features score
66
Value for money score
70
Portability score
73
Overall score
54
Average Scores in Small Sensor Superzoom
Imaging Score
25
Features Score
51
Value For Money Score
61
Portability Score
85
Overall score
45

Physical Dimensions of Sony HX400V


Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V weighs 660g and has external dimensions of 130 x 93 x 103mm (5.12 x 3.66 x 4.06"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras is 392g, Sony HX400V is 268 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category. Sony HX400V is more by 17mm more than the average length in Small Sensor Superzoom.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Sony HX400V
660g
Average weight
392g
Min weight
136g
Max weight
1415g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Sony HX400V
103mm
Average Thickness
65mm
Min Thickness
0mm
Max Thickness
181mm

Here is the front and top view image of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V with the dimensions:

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V Dimensions Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Canon SX60 HS 650 g 660 g 128 x 93 x 114 mm 130 x 93 x 103 mm
Nikon Coolpix P900 Nikon P900 899 g 660 g 140 x 103 x 137 mm 130 x 93 x 103 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400 Sony H400 628 g 660 g 130 x 95 x 122 mm 130 x 93 x 103 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300 Sony HX300 623 g 660 g 130 x 103 x 93 mm 130 x 93 x 103 mm
Nikon Coolpix B700 Nikon B700 565 g 660 g 125 x 85 x 107 mm 130 x 93 x 103 mm
Nikon Coolpix P610 Nikon P610 565 g 660 g 125 x 85 x 107 mm 130 x 93 x 103 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 Panasonic FZ300 691 g 660 g 132 x 92 x 117 mm 130 x 93 x 103 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Panasonic FZ200 588 g 660 g 125 x 87 x 110 mm 130 x 93 x 103 mm

Specifications of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V


General
Brand Sony
Model Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V
Announced February, 2014
Body Type SLR-like (bridge)
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 1
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Tilting
Screen Resolution 921k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 9
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 10.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 8.50
Flash Modes Flash Off / Autoflash / Fill-flash / Slow Sync. / Advanced Flash / Rear Sync. / Wireless (with optional compliant flash)
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ± EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions - mm
Sensor Area 0.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 20 MP
Max Image Resolution 5184 x 3888
Max Native ISO 12800
Min Native ISO 80
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, AVCHD
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS Built-In
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 300 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model NP-BX1
Physical
Weight 660 g
Physical Dimensions 130 x 93 x 103 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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