Updated 25 Oct 2017

Sony

Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V (with 4.3-215mm lens)

Snapshot: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V (with 4.3-215mm lens) compact camera can shoot full-HD video and has a huge zoom. But how's the image quality?

Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V (with 4.3-215mm lens)
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$788

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Test results

Overall score
56
Image quality
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Screen
?/10
Video quality
?/10
Flash
?/10

Good points

  • OK image quality.
  • Good screen.
  • Good video quality.
  • OK flash.
  • Has a huge zoom, a high resolution articulated monitor, PASM modes and a connection for an external flash.
  • Can shoot full-HD video and manually focus.

But

No obvious bad points.

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.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$788
Type
Compact

More test results

Viewfinder
5.4

Specifications

Megapixels (MP)
20
Battery type
Lithium-ion
Sensor
1/2.3" CMOS
ISO range
80 - 3200
Optical zoom
50
Aperture range
2.8 - 6.3
Zoom range
25 - 1054
Shutter range
1/4000 - 30
Dimensions (cm)
130 x 114 x 96
Weight (g)
695
Depth (mm)
114
Memory card
SDHC, SDXC, MemoryStick Duo

Features

Water resistant
No
RAW support
×
GPS tagging
PASM modes
Manual focus option

Monitor

Monitor size (inches)
3
Monitor pixels
921,600
Touchscreen
×
Articulated monitor

Viewfinder

Viewfinder type
Electronic
Viewfinder pixels
202,000

Video

Video
1920 x 1080
Microphone input

Flash

Flash type
Switch on by hand
Connection for external flash

More info

Notes

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