Updated 25 Oct 2017

Sony

Cyber-shot DSC-H400 (with 4.4-277mm lens)

Snapshot: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400 (with 4.4-277mm lens) compact camera can shoot full-HD video and has a huge zoom. But how's the image quality?

Cyber-shot DSC-H400 (with 4.4-277mm lens)
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$549

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Test results

Overall score
46
Image quality
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Screen
?/10
Video quality
?/10
Flash
?/10

Good points

  • Has a huge zoom and PASM modes.

But

  • Just OK image quality.
  • Just OK screen.
  • Extremely poor video quality.
  • Just OK flash.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Image quality (40%): Unless otherwise stated the cameras are set to full automatic function – including exposure, white balance and focus – with maximum resolution and image quality setting in JPEG.
Ease of use (40%): An evaluation of the manual, viewfinder, monitor, data transfer, shutter delay, inserting/removing memory, changing settings, controls and batteries.
Screen (10%): A rating of image quality of the screen, and the difference between the height and width displayed and what is recorded on the final image.
Video quality (10%): A rating of the quality of short video clips.

Prices are from a June 2018 survey.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$549

Specifications

Battery type
Lithium-ion
Megapixels (MP)
20
Sensor
1/2.3" CCD
ISO range
80 - 3200
Optical zoom
63
Aperture range
3.4 - 6.5
Zoom range
26 - 1002
Shutter range
1/2000 - 2
Dimensions (cm)
130 x 122 x 95
Weight (g)
688
Depth (mm)
122

Features

Water resistant
No
Raw support
No
GPS tagging
No
PASM modes
Yes
Manual focus option
No

Monitor

Size (inches)
3
Monitor pixels
460,800
Touchscreen
No
Articulated monitor
No

Viewfinder

Viewfinder type
Electronic
Viewfinder pixels
202,000

Video

Video
1280 x 720
Microphone input
No

Memory

Memory card
SDHC, SDXC, MemoryStick Duo

Flash

Flash type
Switch on by hand
Connection for external flash
No

More info

Notes

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