Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400 Digital Camera, 20.4MP, 50x Optical Zoom, 3" XtraFine LCD, NFC, Wi-Fi, HDMI, iAuto, Black

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About Sony DSC-HX400

The Sony DSC-HX400 (Black) is a high zoom point and shoot camera. 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.

Shoot incredibly smooth video and still images with the new BIONZ X processor and Optical SteadyShot (Intelligent Active mode). When the processor and image stabilization technology work together they deliver sharp image quality with low noise and minimal blur even while the user is strolling and the camera is zoomed in.

Sony DSC-HX400 Features

  • 50x Optical/100x Clear Image Zoom ZEISS Lens: Get amazingly close with 50x optical zoom plus 100x Clear Image zoom ZEISS lens. Most digital zooms use electronic cropping to get closer to the subject, resulting in unsharp images
  • 20.4MP ExmorR CMOS Sensor: This camera features a 20.4MP Exmor R CMOS image sensor that brings out the full resolving power of the camera's professional G Lens to deliver extremely fast speed, high resolution and stunning low-light sensitivity with improved clarity and drastically reduced grain
  • Create cinematic Full HD video1 in 1080/60p/24p: Record crystal clear movies at the highest resolution available with capabilities for 60p/24p in 1080 AVCHD video. This provides stunning, fast motion video with less distortion for playback on your HDTV
  • Keep your subject in focus with Lock-On AF: Lock-On AF gives you the ability to focus on multiple points with subject recognition to keep your subject in sharp focus even when in motion
  • Simple connectivity to smartphones via Wi-Fi with NFC: Connectivity with smartphones for One-touch sharing/One-touch remote has been simplified with Wi-Fi with NFC control
  • Map your images with GPS tagged photos: GPS records location data and camera direction as you shoot movies and photos. GPS Log lets users track a photographic journey and later view the path and images on a map. Map View in they were taken
  • Enhance features with downloadable camera apps: Get creative with PlayMemories Camera Apps by applying exciting artistic effects or retouching images with professional results, then easily upload your photos to Facebook or Instagram
  • 4K quality still image output via HDMI: Enjoy the beauty of 4K quality still image (4x the resolution of Full HD) via simple HDMI connection to compatible 4K TVs. The camera can also be connected via HDMI to HDTVs for full HD 1080p resolution images
  • Motion-Shot Video traces subject movement: Motion-Shot Video traces subject movement on the camera's LCD for a unique visual effect. Use this playback function on the camera to study form and pathways of subjects

Sony DSC-HX400 Specifications

Camera Type
High Zoom digital camera
Imaging Sensor
1/2.3" (7.82mm) Exmor R CMOS sensor
Bionz X
Pixel Gross
Effective Picture Resolution
Color Filter System
RGB primary color mosaic filters
Media Type
SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card
Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo media
Color Space
Still Image Max Effective Resolution
Approx. 20.4 Megapixels
Still Image Size 16:9
15M (5,18 x 2,920) / 7.5M (3,648 x 2,056) / 2.1M (1,920 x 1,080)
Still Image Size 1:1
15M (3,888 x 3,888) / 7.5M (2,736 x 2,736) / 3.7M (1,920 x 1,920)
Still Image Size 3:2
18M (5,184 x 3,456) / 8.9M (3,648 x 2,432) / 4.5M (2,592 x 1,728)
Still Image Size 4:3
20M (5,184 x 3,888) / 10M (3,648 x 2,736) / 5M (2,592 x 1,944)
Panorama Still Image Size
Sweep Panorama: Wide (7,152 x 1,080 / 4,912 x 1,920); Sweep Panorama: 360 (11,520 x 1,080)
Video Format
MP4 / AVCHD format Ver.2.0 compatible
Video Mode
PS - 1920 x 1080 / 60p at 28Mbps
FX - 1920 x 1080 / 60i at 24Mbps
FH - 1920 x 1080 / 60i at 17Mbps
FX - 1920 x 1080 / 24p at 24Mbps
FH - 1920 x 1080 / 24p at 17Mbps
HD - 1440 x 1080 / 30fps at 12Mbps
VGA - 640 x 480 / 30fps at 3Mbps
Audio Format
Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch (Dolby Digital Stereo Creator)
Stereo / Mono
Still Image File Format
Wind Noise Reduction
Off / On
Lens Type
Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T Lens
f 2.8 - 6.3
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length (35mm equivalent)
Still 1:1: 29-580mm / Still 3:2: 26 - 520mm / Movie 4:3: 33-660mm(SteadyShot Standard, Active, Intelligent Active),33-840mm, 36-950mm / Still 4:3: 25 - 500mm / Movie 16:9: 33-660mm (SteadyShot Standard, Active, Intelligent Active), f=33-840mm, 36-950mm
Minimum Focus Distance
iAuto: AF (W: Approx. 1cm (0.03 ft.) to Infinity, T: Approx. 240cm (7.87 ft.) to Infinity) / Program Auto: AF (W: Approx. 1cm (0.03 ft.) to Infinity, T: Approx.240cm (7.87 ft.) to Infinity)
8.1x, 16.2x
LCD Type
3.0" XtraFine LCD (921K dots)
Brightness Control
Manual (5 steps)
Yes (On/Off)
Focus Area
Wide / Center / Flexible Spot (S / M / L)
Focus Sensitivity
EV 1 to 17 (at ISO100 equivalent)
AF Illuminator
Auto / Off
Metering Modes
Multi Pattern / Center Weighted / Spot
Metering Sensitivity
Auto: (ISO 80 - 3200, selectable with upper / lower limit),80 / 100 / 125 / 160 / 200 / 250 / 320 / 400 / 500 / 640 / 800 / 1000 / 1250 / 1600 / 2000 / 2500 / 3200
Exposure Compensation
Plus / Minus 2.0EV, 1 / 3EV step
Scene Mode(s)
High Sensitivity / Night Scene / Handheld Twilight / Night Portrait / Landscape / Portrait / Soft Skin / Anti Motion Blur / Beach / Snow /Fireworks / Advanced Sports Shooting / Gourmet / Pet Mode
D-Range Optimizer
Standard / Plus / Off
Auto: (ISO80-3200 / 80 /100 / 125 / 160 / 200 / 250 / 320 / 400 / 500/640 / 800 / 1000 / 1250 / 1600 / 2000 / 2500 / 3200
Noise Reduction
Long exposure NR, Multi Frame NR: Auto, ISO100-12800, Multi Frame NR: Auto, ISO100-12800
Creative Style
Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Black White, Sepia
White Balance Mode
Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluorescent 1 (Cool White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 2 (Day White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 3 (Day Light Fluorescent Lighting) / Flash / C.Temp / Fliter / Custom
Minimum Illumination
Auto: 4lux (Shutter Speed 1/30)
ISO Sensitivity (Movie)
Auto: (ISO80-3200, selectable with upper / lower
Drive Mode
Single / Continuous Shooting / Self-timer / Self Portrait / WB Bracketing
Off / 10sec. / 2sec. / portrait1 / portrait2
Shutter Speeds
iAuto (4 - 1/4000) / Program Auto (1 - 1/4000) / Aperture Priority (8 - 1/2000) / Shutter Priority (30 - 1/4000) / Manual (30 - 1/4000)
Flash Sync Speed
Synchronously-controlled with shutter speed
Burst Mode
Approx 10 fps at 20.4MP (Maximum 10 shots)
Flash Type
Built-in, manual pop-up
Flash Modes
Flash Off / Autoflash / Fill-flash / Slow Sync. / Advanced Flash / Rear Sync. /Wireless (with optional compliant flash)
Flash Coverage
ISO Auto: Approx. 0.5m to 8.5m (1.64 ft. to 27.89 ft.) (W) / Approx. 2.4m to 3.5m (7.87 ft. to 11.48 ft.) (T), ISO 3200: up to Approx. 12.0m (39.37 ft.) (W) / Approx. 5.1m (16.73 ft.) (T)
Red-Eye Reduction
On / Off
Erase: Single / Select / Date / Folder, Protect: Single / Select / Date
Power Save Mode
1min / 2min / 5min / 30min
Sweep Panorama
Intelligent Sweep Panorama (360)
Face Detection
8 faces
Smile Shutter technology
Image Stabilization
Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization with Intelligent Active Mode
Intelligent Auto
Tracking Focus
Off / Auto
Photo Creativity
Memory Card Slot
MS Duo and SD/SDHC compatible
NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch remote, One-touch sharing
HD Output
Micro HDMI
USB Port(s)
Multi (AV/USB), Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0)
Accessory Shoe
Multi Interface Shoe
Tripod Mount
Battery Type
Number of Still Images
Approx. 300 / Approx. 150min (EVF: Approx. 380 / Approx. 190min)
Power Consumption (in Operation)
Approx. 1.4W (EVF: Approx. 1.1W)
Power Requirements
AC 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz, 70mA
Supplied Software
Supplied Software: PlayMemories Home
Operating System Compatibility
Windows Vista SP2 (Starter Edition is not supported) Windows7 SP1; Windows8; Mac OS X (10.6-10.8)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
129.6 x 93.2 x 103.2mm / 5.10 x 3.66 x 4.06"
Main Unit: 633g / 22.32 oz
660g / 23.28 oz
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STEPHEN H  What are the EVF specs and must the battery be charged in the camera?
MICHAEL C  Not sure on specs. Comes with charger. I don't think you can charge the battery in the camera.
John W  Does Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400 come with battery charger? Will 62 mm lens filter fit Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400?
Andrew R  Sony DSC-HX400 Includes Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400 Digital Camera Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-BX1) AC Adaptor(AC-UB10C / UB10D) Micro USB Cable Shoulder Strap Shoe Cap Lens Cap Instruction Manual Sony 1 Year Parts and 90 Days Labor Limited Warranty Unfortunately a Sony has not specified a filter diameter nor have they specified if this camera will support standard threaded filters. This is a newly announced camera, full specs and review data are not available from the manufacturer at this time.
Shopper  What is the range of the lense?
Andrew R  From the Tech Specs: Focal Length (35mm equivalent) Still 1:1: 29-580mm / Still 3:2: 26 - 520mm / Movie 4:3: 33-660mm(SteadyShot Standard, Active, Intelligent Active),33-840mm, 36-950mm / Still 4:3: 25 - 500mm / Movie 16:9: 33-660mm (SteadyShot Standard, Active, Intelligent Active), f=33-840mm, 36-950mm

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