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

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Sony Black Cyber-Shot 20.1 Megapixel Digital Camera - DSCH400B

Create great images every time with this Sony Cyber-Shot digital camera. It incorporates a big 20.1-megapixel image sensor that works in conjunction with the BIONZ X image processing engine to produce vibrant photos and brilliant movies that can handle a wide range of lighting scenarios whether you're inside or out. Enjoy shooting images of landscapes, or take some candid portraits, and getting close with the 63x optical zoom that comes with this Sony digital camera.

You also get ultra-smooth stills and video thanks to the optical SteadyShot technology in this Sony camera, which automatically compensates for hand shake and vibrations even when the light is low. Picture effects let you add focus on particular parts of the image or lets you create distinctive stills in the camera itself, or sweep round for a 360-degree panorama. An effective LCD display proudly shows everything as it happens, or you can use electronic viewfinder on the top to provide accurate preview of the image. This Sony Cyber-Shot digital camera even allows you to capture smiles automatically.

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


  • 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.



  • 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 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 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


  • 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


  • 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 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


  • 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)


  • 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

Features and specifications are subject to change without notice

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Key Features
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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TypePoint and Shoot
Effective Pixels (MP)20.1 Megapixels
Records VideoYes
Records HD VideoYes
Height (inches)3.75
Width (inches)5.13
Depth (inches)5.88
Optical Zoom (x)63x
Digital Zoom (x)100x
Built-In FlashYes
Sensor Size1/2.3
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