SONY HX400V COMPACT CAMERA WITH 50X OPTICAL ZOOM - DSC-HX400V

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Capture 20.4 megapixel detail, even in low light

Shoot detail-packed stills and movies, even indoors or in dim light, with the 20.4 effective megapixels Exmor R CMOS sensor

BIONZ X for more detail and less noise

To transform data from the Exmor R CMOS sensor into high-resolution images, the BIONZ X image processor integrates detail reproduction, diffraction-reducing and area-specific noise reduction technologies. This combination makes it possible to reproduce realistic images of truer colours and textures with exceptional precision in real time

Powerful zoom with less to carry

Travel, wildlife and more, everythings covered by the high quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens with powerful 50x optical zoom

Lock-on AF for enhanced photo opportunities

Simply press the shutter button halfway to activate Lock-on AF . It automatically adjusts the AF target frame size to match the subject size, improve tracking performance, and take full advantage of every photo opportunity

Adjust light and exposure levels manually

Use the P/S/A/M manual modes to control the aperture or shutter speed and play with the creative effects in your photos

Compose with a realistic view

Easily frame and view your shots and movies on the bright, high resolution 7.5cm (3.0 ) Xtra Fine LCD screen

Multi interface shoe

Attach a range of accessories to your camera, like external flashes, studio microphones, and more. The hotshoe powers these fixings to enhance your shooting

Electronic viewfinder

Take the guesswork out of composing shots. 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.

Shoot smooth, steady Full HD movies

Film smooth, steady video clips in Full HD 24p, even when youre walking or zooming, with Optical SteadyShot Active Mode

Get clear close-ups

A powerful 100x Clear Image Zoom fills the frame, for dramatic close-ups that always stay clear and detail-packed

One-touch remote and one-touch sharing

One-touch remote lets you use your smartphone or tablet as a viewfinder and remote control for a digital camera, and one-touch sharing lets you transfer your photos and videos from your camera. Either way, by installing PlayMemories Mobile app to your NFC-enabled Android smartphone or tablet, you can avoid complex set-up sequences and establish wireless connection simply by touching your device to the camera. You are now ready to control your camera from your smartphone to take a photo from a previously out-of-reach spot, or simply be in your own group shot, as well as transfer them instantly to your smartphone for sharing on SNS. No NFC No problem. You can also pair the devices manually

PlayMemories Camera Apps add personality

Enhance your creative expression with PlayMemories Camera Apps, offering a growing range of enjoyable applications that are easy to download. Not only do these apps give you greater functionality " they are the ultimate means of personalizing your camera to fulfil your photographic aims. Note: Services availability depends on region

GPS charts your course

The built-in GPS geotags photos and movies, so you can track your trip's shooting locations precisely. Later, to relive the fun that's been captured in the footage, use Sony PlayMemories Home software to recall journeys, wherever on Earth you shot them on camera. With Map View mode, the path and images of a journey appear on a trail map

Focus on the moment

After autofocusing, you can rotate a lens ring to use Direct Manual Focus to make fine adjustments, for fantastic focusing speed, precision, and control for shooting macro and fast-moving subjects.

Shoot high quality pictures quickly

The BIONZ X processor is key to high-speed continuous shooting at 10 frames per second and finely detailed image quality

Intelligent Active Mode keeps blur away

Have no fear of handheld movie shooting. Intelligent Active Mode, featuring Sony's advanced frame-analysis technology and 5-axis image stabilisation, compensates for camera shake. This mode reduces the blurriness that tends to occur in images when shooting handheld or shooting while chasing a subject in action

Enjoy DSLR-like creative control

Get the shot you want with a manual ring for smooth zoom/focus, jog dial, custom buttons and memory for favourite settings

Boost your flash photography

Advanced Flash brightens up dim scenes, lighting up subjects who are further away from the camera

Add artistic picture effects

Add up to 13 different creative effects to stills, movies, and panoramas without having to download and use image-editing software

Capture full panoramas with movement and faces

Just press the shutter button and sweep the camera for extra-wide panoramas of landscapes, city scenes and packed parties

Works with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X

This product is compatible with Final Cut Pro X and iMovie.

Sensor
Sensor Type1/2.3 type (7.82mm) Exmor R CMOS sensor
Number of Pixels (Effective)20.4MP
Lens
Lens typeZEISS Vario Sonnar T* Lens
F-number (Maximum Aperture)F2.8 (W) - 6.3 (T)
Focal length (f=)f=4.3-215 mm
Focus Range (From the Front of the Lens)1 cm - Infinity (W), 2.4 m - Infinity (T)
Optical Zoom50x
Clear Image Zoom (Still Image)Still Image: 20M Approx.100x / 10M Approx.142x / 5M Approx.200x / VGA Approx.810x / 15M(16:9) Approx.100x / 2M(16:9) Approx.270x;Movie; Approx. 100x
Digital Zoom (Still Image)Up to 810x (VGA)
Digital Zoom (Movie)Approx. 200
Filter DiameterYes (φ55)
Screen
Screen Type3.0'' (7.5 cm) (4:3) / 921,600 dots / Xtra Fine / TFT LCD
Brightness ControlManual (5 steps)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder0.2-type electronic viewfinder
Camera
Image Processing EngineBIONZ X™
SteadyshotOptical
Focus ModeSingle-shot AF, DMF, Manual Focus, Continuous AF (Advanced sports & Movie Only)
Light Metering ModeMulti Pattern, Center Weighted, Spot
Exposure Compensation+/- 2.0 EV (1/3 EV steps)
ISO Sensitivity (Still Image)(Recommended Exposure Index)ISO 80-12800
ISO Sensitivity (Movie)Auto(ISO80-3200, selectable with upper / lower limit),80/100/125/160/200/250/320/400/500/640/800/1000/1250/1600/2000/2500/3200
White Balance ModesAuto, Daylight, Cloudy,Fluor.: Cool White, Fluor.: Day White,Fluor.: Daylight, Incandescent, Flash,Custom,C.Temp./Filter
Shutter SpeediAuto (4 - 1/4000) / Program Auto (1 - 1/4000) / Aperture Priority (8 - 1/2000) / Shutter Priority (30 - 1/4000) / Manual (30 - 1/4000)
Shooting ModeProgram Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure, MR(Memory Recall) 1,2, Movie Mode(Program Auto,Aperture Priority,Shutter Speed Priority,Manual Exposure), Panorama, Scene Selection, Intelligent Auto, Superior Auto
Scene SelectionHigh Sensitivity, Night Scene, Handheld Twilight, Night Portrait, Landscape, Portrait, Soft Skin, Anti Motion Blur, Beach, Snow, Fireworks, Advanced Sports Shooting, Gourmet, Pet Mode
Continuous Shooting Speed (maximum) (with max. recording pixels)10 fps (for up to 10 shots)
Self-TimerOff / 10sec. / 2sec. / portrait 1 / portrait 2
Panorama (Shooting)Intelligent Sweep Panorama (supports 360 format)
Picture EffectToy camera, Pop Colour, Posterization, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Colour, High Contrast Mono., Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Richtone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolour, Illustration
Auto Image RotationYes
Focus TypeContrast detection AF
Minimum IlluminationAuto: 4lux (Shutter Speed 1/30)
Built-in Flash Red-Eye CorrectionOn / Off
Flash
Flash ModeFlash Off , Autoflash , Fill-flash , Slow Sync. , Advanced Flash , Rear Sync.
Flash TypeBuilt-in, manual pop-up
AF IlluminatorAuto / Off
BracketingYes
Flash RangeISO 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), ISO3200: up to Approx. 12.0m (39.37 ft.) (W) / Approx. 5.1m (16.73 ft.) (T)
Recording
Compatible Recording MediaMemory 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 Card;microSDXC Memory Card
Recording FormatStill Images: JPEG ( DCF, Exif, MPF Baseline ) compliant, DPOF compatible
Movie Recording Mode (NTSC)AVCHD (up to 1,920 x 1,080/50p at 28Mbps) / MP4 (up to 1,440 x 1,080/25fps at 12Mbps)
Still Image Resolution3:2 mode:18M(5,184×3,456) / 8.9M(3,648×2,432) / 4.5M(2,592×1,728), 4:3 mode:20M(5,184×3,888) / 10M(3,648×2,736) / 5M(2,592×1,944) / VGA, 16:9 mode:15M(5,184×2,920) / 7.5M(3,648×2,056) / 2.1M(1,920×1,080), 1:1 mode:15M(3,888×3,888) / 7.5M(2,736×2,736) / 3.7M(1,920×1,920), Sweep Panorama: Wide(7,152×1,080/4,912×1,920) /Standard(4,912×1,080/3,424×1,920) / Sweep Panorama:360 (11,520×1,080)
Panorama (Recording)Intelligent Sweep Panorama (supports 360 format)
Interface
Input and Output TerminalsHi-Speed USB (USB 2.0), Micro HDMI, Multi/Micro USB Terminal, Multi Interface Shoe
Wi-Fi ConnectivityNFC One-touch functionality, Wi-Fi
Power
Power Consumption (Camera Mode)Approx. 1.4W (EVF:Approx. 1.1W)
Battery Life(Still Images)Up to 380 shots / 190 minutes
Supplied BatteryRechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1
OTHERS
Shooting FunctionsProgram Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure, MR(Memory Recall) 1,2, Movie Mode (Program Auto,Aperture Priority,Shutter Speed Priority,Manual Exposure), Panorama, Scene Selection, Intelligent Auto, Superior Auto
Index Playback9 / 25 images
Playback ZoomDepends on Image Size
GPS
GPSYes
Size & Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D)129.6 x 93.2 x 103.2 mm
Weight633 g (Body only), 660 g (With battery and media)
External Flash
External Flash RangeISO 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), ISO3200: up to Approx. 12.0m (39.37 ft.) (W) / Approx. 5.1m (16.73 ft.) (T)

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