Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400 Smart Bridge Camera, HD 1080p, 20.4MP, 50x Optical Zoom, Wi-Fi, NFC, GPS, 3” LCD Screen with 8GB Memory Card

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With Sony’s HX400, you’ll enjoy the simplicity of a fixed lens and the control of DSLR handling. A powerful optical zoom extends up to 50x for detailed telephoto and macro shooting, while onboard image stabilisation helps keep everything crisp. Autofocus also makes light work of action shot, keeping your subject at the centre of attention, and ensuring sharper stills. When a single picture isn’t enough, there’s Full HD 1080p video capture with all the benefits of active stabilisation to compensate for camera roll and hand movement.

50x zoom
Forget changing lenses while you’re in the wild or on the beach: every photo opportunity’s covered with the powerful 50x optical zoom lens. Grab expansive, wide-angle landscapes – or zoom in for telephoto close-ups of animals and birds, while your camera keeps it all steady.

20.4 megapixels
More detail means better pictures and Full HD video. Capture moments that really stand out from the crowd with a 20.4-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor that cuts out picture noise for clear, sharp results, even when the lights are low.

Auto settings
Wondering which settings are best? Let your camera do all the work. From close-ups to twilight portraits, your camera adjusts everything automatically so you easily get the results you want, no fuss. It even detects if your subject's moving, cutting motion blur in any scene.

Wi-Fi & NFC
There’s only one thing better than taking a great photo, and that’s sharing it. With Wi-Fi and NFC built-in you can share your best shots in a second. And with the smartphone remote app you’ll always be in control.

The HX400’s GPS let syou tag you pictures as you take them so you can relive your adventures step by step back home.

Electronic viewfinder
A 201-dot resolution electronic viewfinder gives you a clear, real-time preview with 100% frame coverage – ideal for framing, focusing, and reviewing shots. A built-in eye-sensor automatically switches you between the LCD display and the viewfinder.

Accessories Included
Rechargeable battery pack NP-BX1, AC Adaptor AC-UB10C/UB10D, Micro USB cable, Shoulder strap, Shoe cap, lens cap, instruction manual, AC power code
Battery life Information How long the battery lasts for (and if applicable) until it needs recharging
Approx. 300 / Approx. 150min (EVF:Approx. 380 / Approx. 190min)
Built In Flash
Camera Type
Digital Bridge
Multi/Micro USB Terminal, Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0), Micro HDMI, Multi Interface Shoe, Wi-Fi, NFC
Continuous Shooting Speed
H93.2 x W129.6 x D103.2mm
Direct printing Information Can connect to a compatible digital camera to print without the need to use a computer.
3" - 921,600 dots
Eligible for International Delivery
Face Detection
File Formats
JPEG (DCF Ver.2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant
Image Stabilisation
Internal Memory
Lens Aperture
f/2.8 (W)- 6.3 (T)
Lens Size
Lens Type
ZEISS Vario Sonnar T* Lens, 15 elements in 10 groups (including 1superED glass element, 2ED glass element and 3aspheric element)
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN)
Maximum ISO Rating
Megapixels Information 1 Megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels. A pixel is an individual element of a digital image. Megapixels determine the resolution of an image and the more you have the higher the quality of the image.
Memory Card Type
Memory Stick™ Duo;Memory Stick PRO Duo™;Memory Stick PRO Duo™(high speed);Memory Stick PRO HG Duo™;Memory Stick XC-HG Duo™;Memory Stick Micro;Memory Stick Micro (Mark2);SD Memory Card;SDHC Memory Card;SDXC Memory Card;microSD Memory Card;microSDHC Memory
Model name / number
NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
Night recording Information Ability to record at night or in complete darkness by using built-in infrared illumination
Red-Eye Reduction
Self Timer
Sensor Size
1/2.3 type (7.82mm)
Sensor Type
Exmor R CMOS
Shooting Modes
Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure, MR (Memory recall), Movie Mode, Panorama, Scene selection, Intelligent Auto, Superior Auto
Shutter Speeds
I Auto (4-1/4000)/ Programme Auto (1-1/4000)/ Aperture priority (8-1/2000) / Shutter Priority (30-1/4000)/ Manual (30-1/4000)
Smile Detection
Sweep Panorama
Touch Screen
Tripod Thread
Type of Battery
Video Resolution
1080p HD video
Weight Information Unpackaged weight
Yes (IEEE802.11b/g/n(2.4GHz band))
Zoom (digital) Information Enlarges video captured by the optical zoom and makes it seem even closer
Zoom (optical) Information A 7 x zoom will get you closer to your subject than a 5 x zoom


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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400 Smart Bridge Camera, HD 1080p, 20.4MP, 50x Optical Zoom, Wi-Fi, NFC, GPS, 3” LCD Screen with 8GB Memory Card 4 5 1 1
from a novice Even though I know very little about photography and this is my first bridge camera, i'm surprised by how easy it is to use for a beginner. I haven't had the need to use the manual mode yet as there are so many different settings on, with hints and tips on how to use them. I got a great picture of the moon, complete with craters, I was very impressed. There is also wi-fi on it, and if you have a smart tv it's very easy to view your photos there, with no need for a cable unless you want to watch a video you have recorded. I have only deducted one star for something minor, and that is the lens cap. I would have preferred if it was still connected to the camera when you take it off. I keep worrying incase I lose it. I still have a lot to learn but have taken some great photos already so looking forward to learning more about it. 19 August 2014
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