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Sony Black Cyber-Shot 20.1 Megapixel Digital Camera - DSCH400/B

Abt Model: DSCH400B | UPC Code: 027242877092
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20.1 Megapixel Super HAD CCD Sensor/ Powerful 63x Optical Zoom/ Sweep Panorama/ 3.0 " Clear Photo LCD Display/ Smile Shutter Technology/ Optical SteadyShot Image/ Black Finish
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Sony Black Cyber-Shot 20.1 Megapixel Digital Camera - DSCH400B

Key Features

  • 63x Optical Zoom, DSLR-like body and EVF
  • Optical SteadyShot™ Image stabilization
  • 20.1MP Super HAD™ CCD sensor
  • Easy Mode optimizes camera settings
  • Picture Effect, Smile Shutter™, and Party Mode
  • 360° Sweep Panorama™ mode
  • 3.0" LCD screen for easy viewing and photo

Features

  • Get everything up close with powerful 63x Optical Zoom
    Get amazingly close with 63x optical zoom on a professional Carl ZEISS lens. Far off subjects are now in reach with amazing detail with this incredibly powerful zoom.
  • Shoot incredibly smooth video and stills
    Shoot incredibly smooth video and still images with Optical SteadyShot™ Image Stabilization with Active mode. This technology works to deliver sharp image quality with low noise and minimal blur even while the user is strolling and the camera is zoomed in.
  • 20.1MP Super HAD CCD sensor for beautifully detailed images
    A powerful 20.1 megapixel super HAD CCD image sensor helps you capture gorgeous images with superb contrast and clarity down to the finest detail.
  • Picture Effect for more expressive photos
    Picture Effect adds a new level of expression to photos, making ordinary landscapes and portraits come to life by heightening mood and emphasizing certain attributes. Picture Effect can be applied to still images (4 modes), movies (4 modes) and panoramic shots (3 modes), giving photos and movies even greater impact.
  • Sweep Panorama™ mode (up to 360°)
    Reach beyond the traditional wide angle lens, and capture more breathtaking shots with Sweep Panorama™ mode. Simply press the shutter button and sweep the camera in the desired direction and the camera continuously shoots at a high speed, then seamlessly stitches the images together with automatic position adjustment to create one stunning panoramic image. Available in wide and up to 360° full circle, the camera can take a variety of panoramic shots. Now capturing wide landscapes is as easy as press and sweep.
  • Smile Shutter™ technology automatically captures smiles
    Smile Shutter™ technology captures a smile the moment it happens. Simply press the Smile Shutter™ button and the camera does the rest. You can also select adult and child priority and indicate the degree of Smile Detection sensitivity. Intelligent Scene Recognition can now be used together with Smile Shutter™ mode when the Intelligent Auto mode is on. This means that beautiful smiles can be captured with settings optimized for the particular scene, even in difficult conditions such as twilight and backlighting.
  • Shoot in challenging lighting situations with Party Mode
    Shoot in challenging lighting situations with Party Mode. The camera automatically adjusts ISO sensitivity, exposure compensation and saturation to enable easy capturing of bright, vivid party photos.
  • Easy Operation with DSLR-like body & EVF
    The DSC-H400 was designed with ease of use in mind. Its ergonomic grip, similar to those on standard single-lens reflex cameras, makes handling the camera easy. The Images are clearly displayed in the viewfinder, with minimal reflection, even when shooting outdoors in bright sunlight.
  • 3.0" (921K dots) Clear Photo™ LCD display
    Generous 3.0" (921K dots) Clear Photo™ LCD display features sharp, natural color that makes it easy to compose shots, read menus, and view photos, even in bright sunlight.

Specifications:

Software

  • Operating System Compatibility:
    • Windows Image Mastering API(IMAPI) Ver.2.0 or later is required to use the function for creating discs.)
    • 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
  • Intelligent Auto: Yes
  • Sweep Panorama: Intelligent Sweep Panorama (360)
  • Face Detection: 8 faces
  • Smile Shutter™ technology: Yes
  • Picture Effects:
    • Toy camera: Pop Color/Partial color/SoftToy High-key
    • Panorama: Pop Color/Partial color/Soft High-key
  • Tracking Focus: Off / Auto

Camera

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

Convenience Features

  • Power Save Mode: Standard / Max /Off
  • Red-Eye Reduction: Auto / On / Off
  • Erase/Protect: Erase: Single / Select / Date / Folder, Protect: Single / Select / Date / Folder

Drive System

  • Burst Mode: Approx.0.71 fps (100 shots)
  • Shutter Speeds: iAuto(2 - 1/2000) / Program Auto(1 - 1/2000) / Manual(30 - 1/2000)
  • Self-timer: Off / 10sec. / 2sec. / portrait1 / portrait2

Exposure System

  • D-Range Optimizer: Standard / Plus / Off
  • Exposure Compensation: Plus / Minus 2.0EV, 1 / 3EV step
  • Minimum Illumination:
    • Auto: 28lux(Shutter Speed 1/30)
  • Scene Mode(s): High Sensitivity / Soft snap /Portrait / Landscape / Night Portrait / Night Scene / Gourmet / Beach / Snow / Fireworks / Pet mode / Party Mode
  • Metering Modes: Multi Pattern / Center Weighted / Spot
  • ISO: Auto / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 /1600 / 3200
  • ISO Sensitivity (Movie): Auto:( ISO100-ISO 800 Level )
  • White Balance Mode: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent 1 (White Fluorescent Lighting), Fluorescent 2 (Natural White Fluorescent Lighting), Fluorescent 3 (Day White Fluorescent Lighting), Incandescent, Flash, One Push, One Push Set

Flash

  • Flash Modes: Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Flash Off / Advanced Flash
  • Flash Coverage:
    • ISO Auto:
      • Approx.0.4m to 8.8m(1.3 ft to 28.8ft)(W)
      • Approx.3.5m to 4.6m(11.4 ft to 15.0ft)(T)
    • ISO 3200:
      • up to Approx. 12.4m(40.6 ft)(W)
      • Approx. 6.5m(21.3 ft)(T)

Focus Control

  • AF Illuminator: Auto / Off
  • AF Modes: Multi Point AF /Center Weighted AF / Spot AF / Tracking Focus / Face Tracking Focus

Imaging Sensor

  • Processor: Bionz(R)
  • Pixel Gross: 20.4 MP
  • Color Filter System: RGB primary color mosaic filters
  • Effective Picture Resolution: 20.1 MP
  • Imaging Sensor: 1/2.3" Super HAD CCD Sensor

Interface

  • Memory Card Slot: MS Duo and SD/SDHC compatible
  • Tripod Mount: Yes
  • USB Port(s): Multi (AV/USB), Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0)
  • SD Output: Composite

LCD Display

  • LCD Type: 3.0" Clear Photo™ LCD (460K dots)
  • Histogram: Yes
  • Brightness Control: 5(Bright) / 4 / 3 / 2 / 1(Dark)
  • Grid Display: Yes

Optics/Lens

  • Optical Zoom: 63x
  • Minimum Focus Distance:
    • iAuto: AF(W: Approx.1cm(0.03 ft) to Infinity, T: Approx.350cm(11.48 ft) to Infinity)
    • Program Auto: AF(W: Approx.1cm(0.03 ft) to Infinity, T:Approx.350cm(11.48 ft) to Infinity)
  • Lens Type: Sony Lens
  • Aperture: f 3.4 - 6.5
  • Focal Length (35mm equivalent):
    • Still 4:3: 24.5 - 1550mm
    • Movie 4:3: 29.2 - 1849mm
    • Still 16:9:27.0 - 1700mm
    • Movie 16:9:32.1 - 2029mm

Power

  • Power Requirements: AC 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz, 70mA
  • Battery Type: NP-BX1
  • Power Consumption (in Operation): Approx.1.5W
  • Number of Still Images:
    • Approx. 300
    • Approx. 150min

Recording

  • Panorama Still Image Size:
    • Sweep Panorama:
      • 360°(11,520×1,080)
      • Wide(7,152 x 1,080/4,912 x 1,920)
      • Standard(4,912 x 1,080/3,424 x 1,920)
  • Microphone/Speaker: Mono / Mono
  • Video Format: MP4 (AVC / H.264)
  • Video Mode: 1280x720(Fine)(1,280×720/30fps)/1280x720(Standard)(1,280×720/30fps)/VGA(640×480/30fps)
  • Still Image Size 16:9: 15M(5,152 x 2,896) / 2M(1,920 x 1,080)
  • Still Image Mode: JPEG
  • 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. 20.1 Megapixels
  • Still Image Size 4:3: 20M(5,152 x 3,864) / 10M(3,648 x 2,736) / 5M(2,592 x 1,944)

Viewfinder

  • Type: .2" (0.5cm) EVF (201k)

In The Box

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

Approximate Dimensions

  • Height: 3.75"
  • Width: 5.125"
  • Depth: 5.875"

Approximate Weight

  • Unit: 1.6 lbs
  • Shipping: 3 lbs

Warranty Information

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer):
    • Parts: One Year
    • Labor: 90 days

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TypePoint and Shoot
Effective Pixels20.1 Megapixels
Records VideoYes
Records HD VideoYes
Height (inches)3.75
Width (inches)5.13
Depth (inches)5.88
Optical Zoom63x
Digital Zoom100x
Built-In FlashYes
Focal LengthStill 4:3: 24.5 - 1550mm, Movie 4:3: 29.2 - 1849m,Still 16:9:27.0 - 1700mm, Movie 16:9:32.1 - 2029mm
Focus ModesMulti Point AF /Center Weighted AF / Spot AF / Tracking Focus / Face Tracking Focus
Image StabilizationYes
LCD Screen Size (inches)3
Red-Eye ReductionYes
Self TimerYes
Self Timer Delay10sec. / 2sec
Shutter SpeediAuto(2 - 1/2000) / Program Auto(1 - 1/2000) / Manual(30 - 1/2000)
Storage MediaSD, SDHC and SDXC memory card Memory Stick PRO Duo™/Pro-HG Duo™ media
Power SourceNP-BX1
White BalanceAuto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent 1 (White Fluorescent Lighting), Fluorescent 2 (Natural White Fluorescent Lighting), Fluorescent 3 (Day White Fluorescent Lighting), Incandescent, Flash, One Push, One Push Set
Wi-FiNo
  

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Sony Black Cyber-Shot 20.1 Megapixel Digital Camera
 
3.7

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nice Entry Level Camera

I've had some really great pictures with this camera. Overall, I think it is a good entry level camera and well made. I take a lot of pictures of horses, and usually at...Read complete review

I've had some really great pictures with this camera. Overall, I think it is a good entry level camera and well made. I take a lot of pictures of horses, and usually at a close to full zoom. Unfortunately, I am unable to get as fast a shutter speed as I need, because of the Aperature limitations. But of course, in this price range that's to be expected. I also find that this camera really produces a blue colour cast saturation for ocean and sky pictures and I have to play with the WB to correct that. Right now though I am dealing with lens flare, and really wish there was a lens hood accessory for this camera. Any suggestions?

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Could be Better

Pros: I use this camera for bird photography and was surprised by clarity of the images when the lighting is decent. The HAD CCD Sensor Produces less noise then my Canon T3i at low...Read complete review

Pros: I use this camera for bird photography and was surprised by clarity of the images when the lighting is decent. The HAD CCD Sensor Produces less noise then my Canon T3i at low light. The control layout and body feel like a much more expensive camera. Cons: 1. LCD Viewfinder is way too small for a camera with this much zoom. 2. Auto-focus response is slow and many times wont lock on to targets in anything but high contrast bright light situations. 3. Although I haven't explored every option there doesn't seem to be a way to shut off the auto preview feature in single shot mode. This is extremely disappointing for wildlife photography. 4. Image Stabilization is virtually worthless at high zoom. A tripod or mono-pod is a must!

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2.0

very slow with many blurred shots

By 

from 17815

Comments about Sony Black Cyber-Shot 20.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

I purchased this camera as a back-up to my well-used Canon EOS. The DSC-H400 had everything that I was looking for in a view-finder optioned camera, but as with many low to mid end cameras it just can't deliver the speed of my Canon and is simply not worth the frustration due to so many missed shots that can never be re-claimed. (By speed I mean the delay between the time the shutter is depressed and when the camera actually takes the picture and also the delay before the next picture can be taken) I was also disappointed that the camera did not come with a decent detailed manual and was forced to search online before I could use it. Memory card also has to be purchased before use. I am going to attempt to return the camera to the retailer. I regret not doing my homework before purchasing, but it looked so good in the store so I thought I'd take a chance.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Love the zoom but.....

By 

from West Sussex, UK

Comments about Sony Black Cyber-Shot 20.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

Love this camera and the zoom feature but disappointed with not being able to get the rapid shot to work and to switch off the auto preview. Please if anyone can tell me how this would be a 5 star product

 
1.0

I'm sorry I bought this

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from Undisclosed

Comments about Sony Black Cyber-Shot 20.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

I've had many digital cameras. I think this is the worst ever. I bought it specifically to take pictures of dogs at shows. I am shooting from approximately 20 feet away. Virtually all of the pictures are dark, grainy and slightly out of focus. I am very disappointed in this camera. I even tried different settings to no avail

 
5.0

Excellent choice,grear pictures and easy to use.

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from Undisclosed

Comments about Sony Black Cyber-Shot 20.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

This camera is fool proof for us old timers. Great pictures with zoom to spare. Lots of pictures before recharging. All I use is auto mode and have never needed to change modes for all the pictures we take. Great on our cruise and weddings and scenery shots. We are completely in love with it,

 
3.0

got the camera while visiting the us

By 

from Eastleigh, Eastleigh, Hampshire SO50 4GZ, UK

Comments about Sony Black Cyber-Shot 20.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

i am a novice photographer so i cant say much as this is my first camera besides my mobile :) i love the picture quality its an easy 5 stars if that was all i was judging it by But. there is some options ether i cant find or it didn't have. I wanted to be able to manually set focus and even lock it for faster shots it was a pain when i went to the zoo having a large red light. light up as you focus distracts the animals and makes the pic's blur. also the lens cap dose not have a tether so i lost mine twice :( lucky the first time it was in the hotel room :) also the cable is not a micro usb as i was expecting and also what it looks like

 
4.0

Great zoom camera

By 

from Undisclosed

Comments about Sony Black Cyber-Shot 20.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

A bit slow to focus...but otherwise great for the price

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great camera

By 

from 81019

Comments about Sony Black Cyber-Shot 20.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

I purchased this camera in late June, 2014 and have used it regularly. My photographic interest is the outdoors, both scenic and wildlife from closeup to telephoto, and the wide angle with 63X optical zoom allows amazing reach. The 20 megapixel resolution allows fine tuning and cropping on the computer with no loss in quality of the end product. And the camera is not heavy or bulky, is easily carried, and relatively easy to hold steady even on telephoto shots. Overall, the camera is a bargain at its asking price; I would recommend it without question to anyone who wants simplicity and great photographic range.

 
4.0

Nice Entry Level Camera

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from Undisclosed

Comments about Sony Black Cyber-Shot 20.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

I've had some really great pictures with this camera. Overall, I think it is a good entry level camera and well made. I take a lot of pictures of horses, and usually at a close to full zoom. Unfortunately, I am unable to get as fast a shutter speed as I need, because of the Aperature limitations. But of course, in this price range that's to be expected. I also find that this camera really produces a blue colour cast saturation for ocean and sky pictures and I have to play with the WB to correct that. Right now though I am dealing with lens flare, and really wish there was a lens hood accessory for this camera. Any suggestions?

 
4.0

Great zoom!

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from 1079

Comments about Sony Black Cyber-Shot 20.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

Unbelievable zoom and good picture quality. Auto focus is a bit slow.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best all in one on the market

By 

from 48051

Comments about Sony Black Cyber-Shot 20.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

Razor sharp pictures and videos in any light.

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