Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V Digital Point & Shoot Camera
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V Digital Point & Shoot Camera

Price: $398.00

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About Sony DSC-HX400V

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Sony 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.

Media

50x Optical/100x Clear Image Zoom G Lens

Get amazingly close with 50x optical zoom plus 100x Clear Image zoom Glens. Most digital zooms use electronic cropping to get closer to the subject, resulting in unsharp images. With Clear Image Zoom the powerful processor compares patterns found in adjacent pixels and creates new pixels to match selected patterns, resulting in more realistic, higher-quality images. Clear Image Zoom doubles optical zoom for closer photos.

Shoot incredibly smooth video1 and stills

Shoot incredibly smooth video1 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.

20.4MP Exmor R® CMOS Sensor for superb low light images

This camera features a 20.4 megapixel 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 image clarity and drastically reduced grain. In addition, the combined Exmor R® CMOS sensor and BIONZ X® image processor delivers extremely fast up to 10fps, Anti Motion Blur, Hand-held Twilight and 1080p movie modes.

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.1This provides stunning, fast motion video with less distortion for playback on your HDTV.2.

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® w/NFC3

Connectivity with smartphones for One-touch sharing/One-touch remote has been simplified with Wi-Fi® w/NFC3 control. In addition to Wi-Fi support for connecting to smartphones, the camera also supports NFC (near field communication) providing "one touch connection" convenience when transferring images to Android smartphones and tablets. Users need only touch devices to connect; no complex set-up is required. Moreover, when using Smart Remote Control - a feature that allows shutter release to be controlled by a smartphone - connection to the smartphone can be established by simply touching compatible devices.

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. The logged path and images PlayMemories Home" software, allows users to view images on a map showing where can also be displayed on Google Earth.

Enhance features w/ 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. Enjoy added functionality with apps that include Time Lapse, Smart Remote Control, and Direct Upload.

4K quality still image output via HDMI2

Enjoy the beauty of 4K quality still image (4x the resolution of Full HD) via simple HDMI connection to compatible 4K TVs2. 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.

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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-HX400V 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

Specification

Sony DSC-HX400V Specifications
Camera Type
High Zoom digital camera
Imaging Sensor
1/2.3" (7.82mm) Exmor R CMOS sensor
Processor
Bionz X
Pixel Gross
21.1MP
Effective Picture Resolution
20.4MP
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
sRGB
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
AVCHD:
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
MP4:
HD - 1440 x 1080 / 30fps at 12Mbps
VGA - 640 x 480 / 30fps at 3Mbps
Audio Format
AVCHD:
Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch (Dolby Digital Stereo Creator)
MP4:
MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
Microphone/Speaker
Stereo / Mono
Still Image File Format
JPEG
Wind Noise Reduction
Off / On
Lens Type
Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T Lens
Aperture
f 2.8 - 6.3
Optical Zoom
50x
Digital Zoom
50x
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)
Magnification
8.1x, 16.2x
LCD Type
3.0" XtraFine LCD (921K dots)
Brightness Control
Manual (5 steps)
Histogram
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
ISO
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
Self-timer
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/Protect
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
Yes
Image Stabilization
Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization with Intelligent Active Mode
Intelligent Auto
Yes
Tracking Focus
Off / Auto
Photo Creativity
Yes
Memory Card Slot
MS Duo and SD/SDHC compatible
NFC
NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch remote, One-touch sharing
Wi-Fi
Yes
HD Output
Micro HDMI
USB Port(s)
Multi (AV/USB), Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0)
Accessory Shoe
Multi Interface Shoe
Tripod Mount
Yes
Battery Type
NP-BX1
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"
Weight
Main Unit: 633g / 22.32 oz
660g / 23.28 oz

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