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Sony Black Cyber-Shot 20.4 Megapixel Digital Camera - DSCHX400/B

Abt Model: DSCHX400B | UPC Code: 027242877887
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20.4 Megapixels Exmor/ 50x Optical Zoom Plus 100x Clear Image Zoom ZEISS Lens/ 1080/60p/24p Full HD Video/ 3.0 Inch XtraFine LCD/ One-Touch Remote With Wi-Fi W/NFC3 Control/ Black Finish
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Sony Black Cyber-Shot 20.4 Megapixel Digital Camera - DSCHX400B

Key Features

  • 20.4MP Exmor® R CMOS Sensor
  • 50x Optical/100x Clear Image zoom
  • Full HD video in 1080/60p/24p
  • Lock-On AF, Motion Shot Video traces subject movement
  • Simple connectivity to smartphones via Wi-Fi®/NFC
  • 4K quality still image output via HDMI

Features

  • 50x Optical/100x Clear Image Zoom G Lens
    Get amazingly close with 50x optical zoom plus 100x Clear Image zoom G lens . 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 videoand stills
    Shoot incredibly smooth videoand 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 video in 1080/60p/24p
    Record crystal clear movies at the highest resolution available with capabilities for 60p/24p in 1080 AVCHD™ video.¹ 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® w/NFC
    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 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 Videos 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.

Specifications:

Software

  • Operating System Compatibility:
    • Windows Vista® SP2 (Starter Edition is not supported)
    • Windows® 7 SP1
    • Windows® 8
    • Mac OS X (10.6-10.8)
  • Supplied Software:
    • Supplied Software: Play Memories Home

Advanced Features

  • Image Stabilization: Optical SteadyShot™ Image Stabilization with Intelligent Active Mode
  • Photo Creativity: Yes
  • Intelligent Auto: Yes
  • Sweep Panorama: Intelligent Sweep Panorama (360)
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Face Detection: 8 faces
  • Smile Shutter™ technology: Yes
  • Picture Effects: Toy/Pop/Partial Color/ Retro/Posterization/SoftHighKey/High Contrast Mono/RichtoneMonochrome/HDRPainting/Soft Focus/Miniature/Watercolor/Illustration
  • Tracking Focus: Off / Auto

Camera

  • Camera Type: High Zoom digital camera
  • Color: Black

Convenience Features

  • Power Save Mode: 1min / 2min / 5min / 30min
  • Red-Eye Reduction: On / Off
  • Erase/Protect: Erase: Single / Select / Date / Folder, Protect: Single / Select / Date

Drive System

  • Burst Mode: Approx 10 fps at 20.4MP (Maximum 10 shots)
  • Flash Sync Speed: Synchronously-controlled with shutter speed
  • 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)
  • Self-timer: Off / 10sec. / 2sec. / portrait1 / portrait2
  • Drive Mode: Single / Continuous Shooting / Self-timer / Self Portrait / WB Bracketing

Exposure System

  • D-Range Optimizer: Standard / Plus / Off
  • Exposure Compensation: Plus / Minus 2.0EV, 1 / 3EV step
  • Minimum Illumination:
    • Auto: 4lux (Shutter Speed 1/30)
  • 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
  • Metering Modes: Multi Pattern / Center Weighted / Spot
  • 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
  • ISO Sensitivity (Movie):
    • Auto: (ISO80-3200, selectable with upper / lower
  • 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

Flash

  • 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)
  • Flash Type: Built-in, manual pop-up

Focus Control

  • AF Illuminator: Auto / Off
  • Focus Sensitivity: EV 1 to 17 (at ISO100 equivalent)
  • Focus Area: Wide / Center / Flexible Spot (S / M / L)

Imaging Sensor

  • Processor: Bionz® X
  • Pixel Gross: 21.1MP
  • Color Filter System: RGB primary color mosaic filters
  • Effective Picture Resolution: 20.4MP
  • Imaging Sensor: 1/2.3" (7.82mm) Exmor R® CMOS sensor

Interface

  • NFC: NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch remote, One-touch sharing
  • Memory Card Slot: MS Duo and SD/SDHC compatible
  • HD Output: Micro HDMI
  • Tripod Mount: Yes
  • USB Port(s): Multi (AV/USB), Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0)
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Accessory Shoe: Multi Interface Shoe

LCD Display

  • LCD Type: 3.0" XtraFine™ LCD (921K dots)
  • Histogram: Yes (On/Off)
  • Brightness Control: Manual (5 steps)

Optics/Lens

  • Optical Zoom: 50x
  • 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)
  • Lens Type: Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T* Lens
  • Aperture: f 2.8 - 6.3
  • Focal Length (35mm equivalent):
    • Still 1:1: f=28.5-1425mm
    • Still 3:2: f=25-1250mm
    • Movie 4:3:
      • f=32.5-1625mm (SteadyShot Standard)
      • f=34.5-2300mm (SteadyShot Active)
      • 38-2350mm (SteadyShot InteligentActive)
      • Still 4:3:f=24-1200mm
    • Movie 16:9:
      • f=26.5-1325mm (SteadyShot Standard)
      • f=28-1850mmmm (SteadyShot Active)
      • f=31-1900mm (SteadyShot InteligentActive)

Power

  • Power Requirements: AC 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz, 70mA
  • Battery Type: NP-BX1
  • Power Consumption (in Operation): Approx. 1.4W (EVF:Approx. 1.1W)
  • Number of Still Images:
    • Approx. 300
    • Approx. 150min (EVF: Approx. 380 / Approx. 190min)

Recording

  • Panorama Still Image Size:
    • Sweep Panorama: Wide (7,152 × 1,080 / 4,912 × 1,920)
    • Sweep Panorama: 360 (11,520 × 1,080)
  • Microphone/Speaker: Stereo / Mono
  • Still Image Size 1:1:
    • 15M (3,888 × 3,888)
    • 7.5M (2,736 × 2,736)
    • 3.7M (1,920 × 1,920)
  • Audio Format:
    • AVCHD: Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch (Dolby Digital Stereo Creator) MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
  • Video Format: MP4 / AVCHD format Ver.2.0 compatible
  • Video Mode: AVCHD: 28M PS(1,920x1,080/60p) /
    • 24M FX(1,920x1,080/60i)
    • 17M FH(1,920x1,080/60i)
    • 24M FX(1,920x1,080/24p)
    • 17M FH(1,920x1,080/24p),MP4: 12M(1,440x1,080/30fps)
    • 3M VGA(640x480/30fps)
  • Color Space: sRGB
  • Still Image Size 16:9:
    • 15M (5,184 × 2,920)
    • 7.5M (3,648 × 2,056)
    • 2.1M (1,920 × 1,080)
  • Still Image Size 3:2:
    • 18M (5,184 × 3,456)
    • 8.9M (3,648 × 2,432)
    • 4.5M (2,592 × 1,728)
  • Still Image File Format: JPEG
  • Media Type: SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card Memory Stick PRO Duo™/Pro-HG Duo™ media
  • Still Image Max Effective Resolution: Approx. 20.4 Megapixels
  • Still Image Size 4:3:
    • 20M (5,184 × 3,888)
    • 10M (3,648 × 2,736)
    • 5M (2,592 × 1,944)
  • Wind Noise Reduction: Off / On

Viewfinder

  • Type: 0.2" (0.5cm) 201k dots
  • Magnification: 8.1x, 16.2x
  • Diopter Adjustment: Yes

In The Box

  • Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-BX1)
  • AC Adaptor(AC-UB10C / UB10D)
  • Micro USB cable
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Shoe Cap
  • Lens Cap
  • Instruction Manual

Approximate Dimensions

  • Height: 3.75"
  • Width: 5.125"
  • Depth: 4.125"

Approximate Weight

  • Unit: 1.7 lbs
  • Shipping: 3 lbs

Warranty Information

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer):
    • Parts: One Year
    • Labor: 90 days
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details

Features and specifications are subject to change without notice

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  • The Sony DSCHX400/B is Brand New.
  • The Sony DSCHX400/B Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
  • Abt ships this product for free!
 
TypePoint and Shoot
Effective Pixels20.4 Megapixels
Records VideoYes
Records HD VideoYes
Height (inches)3.75
Width (inches)5.13
Depth (inches)4.13
Optical Zoom50x
Digital Zoom100x
Built-In FlashYes
Focal LengthStill 1:1: f=28.5-1425mm, Still 3:2: f=25-1250mm
Focus ModesMulti Pattern / Center Weighted / Spot
Image StabilizationYes
LCD Screen Size (inches)3
LCD TypeXtraFine
Red-Eye ReductionYes
Self TimerYes
Self Timer DelayOff / 10sec. / 2sec. / portrait1 / portrait2
Shutter SpeediAuto (4 - 1/4000) / Program Auto (1 - 1/4000) / Aperture Priority (8 - 1/2000) / Shutter Priority (30 - 1/4000) / Manual (30 - 1/4000)
Storage MediaSD, SDHC and SDXC memory card Memory Stick PRO Duo™/Pro-HG Duo™ media
Power SourceAC 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz, 70mA, NP-BX1
White BalanceAuto / 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
Wi-FiYes
  

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Sony Black Cyber-Shot 20.4 Megapixel Digital Camera
 
4.1

(based on 14 reviews)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Amazing

This is the best camera I have used in years I had just a regular point and shoot until it broke then for about 7 years I have been using my phone to take pictures...Read complete review

This is the best camera I have used in years I had just a regular point and shoot until it broke then for about 7 years I have been using my phone to take pictures and they where just not enough so I had looked for a camera and saw the dslrs and I knew I would always be broke because I would want to have all the lens (it's a psychological thing I know) but when I saw this one I just had to have it for its zoom it is just amazing no matter if you shoot far away or close up I have been getting awesome shoots I'm so glad I got a bridge camera and a sony one to boot I have been a big sony fan for quite some time and I proud to say that I still am. Though there are times I'm not able to get the shoot I really want at times but that still okay I'm still new to photography and this is a bridge camera but I'm still satisfied with the shoots I produce. So this is an amazing camera for wanting to get closer to your subject if you are far away and I like that. If you are looking for something to help you to get right in the action but you are far away no worries you will get close on it and without losing detail. This camera is a great buy definitely check it out you won't be disappointed.

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Not what I had hoped it would be.

I purchased this last year as an upgrade to my HX100 (which takes a better image) and as a smaller version of my A77 for taking into concerts. Well it's not much of...Read complete review

I purchased this last year as an upgrade to my HX100 (which takes a better image) and as a smaller version of my A77 for taking into concerts. Well it's not much of an improvement over the HX100 and it is a dismal second camera for the easy stuff. What I had wanted was a camera that could produce crisp images like my A77 at a lower resolution. When you look at the original image it's OK. But when you enlarge the image you start seeing how the processor arranges the pixels in these semi-swirly patterns which look hideous in any type of post processing. Instead of crisp lines between light and dark areas you get these little curved lines protruding from what should be a simple line. Not so noticeable as a normal image, but when you start cropping and looking closer they are ugly and annoying. I sold mine at a lose so I can purchase the A6000, since it has the same sensor and processor as my A77. I hope it works just as well.

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5.0

Excellent Picture Quality

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from Windsor, ON, Canada

Comments about Sony Black Cyber-Shot 20.4 Megapixel Digital Camera:

I bought it yesterday. Excellent Picture Quality. Great zoom. Well done Sony.

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2.0

Not what I had hoped it would be.

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from 85210

Comments about Sony Black Cyber-Shot 20.4 Megapixel Digital Camera:

I purchased this last year as an upgrade to my HX100 (which takes a better image) and as a smaller version of my A77 for taking into concerts. Well it's not much of an improvement over the HX100 and it is a dismal second camera for the easy stuff. What I had wanted was a camera that could produce crisp images like my A77 at a lower resolution. When you look at the original image it's OK. But when you enlarge the image you start seeing how the processor arranges the pixels in these semi-swirly patterns which look hideous in any type of post processing. Instead of crisp lines between light and dark areas you get these little curved lines protruding from what should be a simple line. Not so noticeable as a normal image, but when you start cropping and looking closer they are ugly and annoying. I sold mine at a lose so I can purchase the A6000, since it has the same sensor and processor as my A77. I hope it works just as well.

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1.0

I sent it back

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from 95425

Comments about Sony Black Cyber-Shot 20.4 Megapixel Digital Camera:

When transferring photos to Adobe Photoshop Elements the function of removing the photos from the camera memory card does not work. Sony support said I had to go into the camera and delete one at a time. I sent it back.

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5.0

best camera i have owned

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from Undisclosed

Comments about Sony Black Cyber-Shot 20.4 Megapixel Digital Camera:

this camera is straight forward for what i want good pictures in all lighting conditions and a zoom that is great for all out door scenes and wildlife ( a mother grizzly and 2 cubs) from a very safe distance at full zoom plus i like to just aim and shoot and this camera meets my needs

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best camera I've ever owned!

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from Sarasota, FL 34240, USA

Comments about Sony Black Cyber-Shot 20.4 Megapixel Digital Camera:

The camera is excellent. Tripod with remote app usage is superior to anything on the market. The ONLY major negative regarding the camera is Sony manuals and Sony technical support. The manuals are not detailed enough and the technical support personnel can only be described as incompetent. They are not helpful. What a shame!

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5.0

Happy Husband!

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from K0L2A0

Comments about Sony Black Cyber-Shot 20.4 Megapixel Digital Camera:

I got this as a present for my husband and he is delighted with it. We have taken several trips with him in charge of picture taking and the results have been great. When people ask him about it, he recommends it highly.

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5.0

Great camera and ABT was fantastic!

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from Riyadh

About Me Casual Photographer

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Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Good Audio Quality
  • Good Video Quality
  • Great Picture Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel
    • Video
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife Photos

    Comments about Sony Black Cyber-Shot 20.4 Megapixel Digital Camera:

    I love this camera. Being a casual camera user the Sony is very easy to use with help screens for all menu functions. It is also feature rich with automatic viewfinder detection, Wi-Fi, GPS and fantastic Ziess lens. I think I made a great choice! For the price it can't be beat. ABT has great prices and customer service as well.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Great Camera for traveling

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    from Cary, NC

    Comments about Sony Black Cyber-Shot 20.4 Megapixel Digital Camera:

    When traveling, you want to go light. But to get great pictures, I had to choose between my SLR with at least two lenses, or a small Point and shoot, with limited zoom. This camera, gave me the best of both worlds. The pictures were very good, in focus, and for most pictures, I could adjust the speed to prevent blur, without using (or carrying) a speed light. The camera fit into my hands so that I could grip it comfortably, and the EVF worked well. The only compromise is that the sensor is smaller than my SLR, so that printing poster size prints would not be as sharp as the SLR.

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    5.0

    Best purchase ever!

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    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Sony Black Cyber-Shot 20.4 Megapixel Digital Camera:

    Takes clear sharp photos!

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best ever Hybrid camera!

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    from Maryland

    Comments about Sony Black Cyber-Shot 20.4 Megapixel Digital Camera:

    Love this camera, great improvements from the model that just replaced. Better LED ease and versatility of use, better sensor and processor, hot shoe for adding a TTL flash and an awesome Wi-Fi connectivity to upload your pictures! ��

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