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Sony DSCHX400V Compact Digital Camera with Wi-Fi and NFC - Black (20.4MP, 50x Optical Zoom)

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  • 20.4MP Exmor R CMOS sensor, 50x optical zoom, ZEISS lens, Optical SteadyShot, Wi-Fi, and NFC, and GPS
  • 20.4MP Exmor R CMOS sensor
  • 50x optical zoom lens by ZEISS
  • Built-in Wi-Fi, NFC, and GPS

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Product details

  • Item Weight: 635 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.1 Kg
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  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: DSCHX400VB.CEH
  • ASIN: B00IGL9PJC
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 Jan. 2014
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,601 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Product Description

At a glance

  • Get closer with a Carl Zeiss 50x premium optical zoom lens
  • Super-fast image processing with BIONZ X provides more detailed reproduction of high-quality, life-like images for stills and Full High Definition videos
  • Capture high-resolution, life-like images with an Exmor R CMOS 20.4 megapixel sensor
  • Optical SteadyShot with Intelligent Active Mode cleverly corrects blurs in photos and movies
  • Connect via Wi-Fi and One touch NFC to shoot and share - plus, enhance your experiences with PlayMemories Camera Apps

Far away, now closer than ever with 50x zoom

Far away, now closer than ever with 50x zoom The HX400V is a stylish compact that performs as well as it looks. Its SLR-like features, including high-quality coating and easy-hold grip, conceal SteadyShot image stabilisation and the BIONZ X processor for high image resolution and faithful texture depiction. It also comes fitted with the famous Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar lens, which offers superb picture quality and 50x optical zoom. The built-in Wi-Fi and One touch NFC allows you, to easily connect with smartphones and other connected devices to share your memories with loved ones. Plus, download and add new features to your camera whenever you wish with PlayMemories Camera Apps.

Shoot close-up detail with a 50x premium optical zoom

The Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* Lens brings any subject closer with its 50x optical zoom function - 100x when combined with the 2x Clear Image Zoom. Enjoy the freedom of shooting between wide-angle 24mm and 1200mm telephoto focal lengths

BIONZ X infuses vibrant realism into every frame

The BIONZ X image processing engine - three times the speed of the previous BIONZ - provides high image resolution and faithful texture depiction in both stills and Full High Definition videos. Detail reproduction technology minimises emphasised outlines to produce more natural-looking images and finer details, while intelligent noise reduction increases clarity - even when it's twilight or dark. At the same time, diffraction-reducing technology corrects blurring for more finely detailed images - even during deep focus shooting.

Enjoy high-resolution, life-like images with a 20.4 megapixel sensor

Enjoy high-resolution, life-like images with a 20.4 megapixel sensor Now you can take richer, more realistic pictures. The back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor delivers high 20.4 effective megapixel resolution and lowers noise for a smoother shot. Capture that beautiful sunset, family celebration or awesome gig - just as you experience it.

Camera shake compensation

Camera movement stabilisation helps to get the sharpest stills and movies, in every situation. Optical SteadyShot detects even the slightest movements and swiftly compensates to maintain a crystal-clear resolution - even when you zoom in close or take snaps in low-light conditions. Additionally, the Intelligent Active Mode cleverly analyses backward and forward frames to correct any camera shake blur for exceptionally smooth footage.

Shoot, share and get creative

Shoot, share and get creative You can quickly and easily share new photos and movies - on your favourite social media sites or by email, - with your mobile devices via built-in Wi-Fi and One- touch NFC function. Plus, you can add even more functionality by downloading apps from the PlayMemories Camera Apps service, such as Time-lapse, Photo Retouch, Portrait Lighting, sync to smartphone - and more.

Box Contains

Camera
AC Adaptor
Micro USB Cable
Shoulder Strap
Shoe Cap
Lens Cap
Instruction Manual
AC Power Cord

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82 of 88 people found the following review helpful By K Wren HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 21 April 2014
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Photography skills: Enthusiastic amateur, occasional freelance photo/video journalist, travel brochure photography...

* Review updated 24 June 2014 following more than 2 months of regular use.

I'd had my eye on this very camera since its launch so was very excited to be offered the opportunity to review it.

Since my husband bought his Canon D-SLR I've been undecided which direction to take with my next camera - a D-SLR has the benefit of interchangeable lenses but at the expense of bulk and weight for carrying around, to say nothing of the cost. Although the photo quality can be higher, the bulk puts me off and I could foresee it being left behind. Instead, this Sony DSCHX400V bridges the gap between the two - 50x optical zoom (equating to 24mm-1200mm lens) plus the ability to use filters (55mm thread diameter) for creative effects.

It's bulkier than I expected but also a lot lighter in weight than anticipated. Build quality feels good despite it being wholly plastic and it's comfortable and easy to hold even with hot sweaty hands thanks to a rubberised-grip.

For the beginner there is the simple 'intelligent auto' point-and-shoot mode and no need to venture away from this. This selects the optimum exposure settings and in all of my tests on landscape, macro and people shots, it was accurate every time.

But, unlike beginner point and shoot models, this also offers the more experienced photographer some greater control with manual options. It doesn't offer quite the same flexibility and control as a D-SLR but it's not far off and a world apart from a fully-automatic point and shoot.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Mr Baz TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 31 Mar. 2014
I spent a few days with the HX400, my conclusions are as follows
The HX400 is quite a nice superzoom camera, comfy in the hands and with good handling.
Unfortunately though, whilst the image quality is quite good at lower ISO levels, it takes a significant dive in less than ideal conditions

Sadly you are stuck with Sony's less than great jpeg engine, and it can't be overlooked that Sony have decided to deny users the chance to use raw processing (in 2014 this is a serious omission and all their rivals now offer this, and have done for some time)

The HX400 isn't a bad camera by any means, but the price is fairly steep and it falls short on the image quality front

My good and bad points:

Pros:
+ Build is quite decent feels comfy in the hand with sensible and easy to learn controls
+ Useful 50x zoom (24-1200mm equivalent) starts at f2.8 dropping to f6.3 (ok speed wise for the range) it's quite good sharpness wise, not tack sharp at 24mm on the edges, but quite consistent across the range..it's still quite good at 1200mm too
+ Excellent 921k 3" rear LCD that is clear and sharp, not fully articulated (pull it out for overhead or low angle shooting) nice overall though
+ Mostly well featured, usual scene modes, manual mode, lots of filters, good macro ability, sweep panoramic mode: you can set the camera to remember your settings via 2 custom positions on the main mode dial.
+ Built in wifi, NFC and GPS, GPS locked on quite quickly too
+ EVF is quite good, clear and with a decent refresh rate, has eye sensor too.
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53 of 60 people found the following review helpful By Antoine Camilleri HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on 16 May 2014
I had such high hopes for this little beauty and replaced it twice, as I thought that I was getting a faulty unit. I honestly wanted to like this camera as it does look simply stunning. The premium build quality and the Zeiss lens, combined with the new Bionz X processor offer so much promise.

Yet this camera fails where it counts most, and that is image quality. Out of the box, images are rather soft and get worse at the extremities, with purple fringing evident in mid to high contrast images. You can increase sharpness, yet the edges still look softer. Colours are vibrant, yet results still look over processed, resulting in loss of detail in darker areas.

(When evaluating bridge cameras I use my Panasonic FZ200 as a benchmark)

I would have happily traded NFC, GPS or WiFi for Raw capability and a better EVF, which at 201K pixels is considered way below par on cameras carrying such a hefty price tag. (FZ200 sports a 1,302K pixel EVF, over a million more!!)

So it is useless to go through the rich feature set this camera offers, ( which can be viewed all over the net ) as it does not translate into the quality photos I have come to expect from Sony.
At this price point I would expect a camera that would deliver great photos and not facebook quality.... sorry

Being an avid Sony fan, I feel that this camera just does not live to the reputation and expectations. Hopefully, firmware updates could address certain issues.

I do tend to be very critical when it comes to cameras, so please appreciate that I am not trying to bash the HX400V. Maybe I was expecting a bit too much. Many sites praise this camera, and that makes me wonder. I suggest you read other reviews and try to get a hands on test at a local store. Hopefully they might let you use an SD card to take some pictures for further analysis.

Unfortunately, based on my experience, I cannot recommend the HX400V for the demanding photographer.
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