Sony - DSC-HX400 20.4-Megapixel Digital Camera - Black

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    Manufacturer part DSCHX400/B | Dell part A8606214 | Order Code a8606214 | Sony

    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.
    Sony High Zoom Point and Shoot Camera

    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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    Advanced Features
    Picture Effects Toy/Pop/Partial Color/ Retro/Posterization/SoftHighKey/High Contrast Mono/RichtoneMonochrome/HDRPainting/Soft Focus/Miniature/Watercolor/Illustration
    Advanced Features
    Face Detection 8 faces
    Image Stabilization Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization with Intelligent Active Mode
    Intelligent Auto Yes
    Photo Creativity Yes
    Smile Shutter technology Yes
    Sweep Panorama Intelligent Sweep Panorama (360)
    Tracking Focus Off / Auto
    Wi-Fi Yes
    Camera Type High Zoom digital camera
    Convenience Features
    Erase/Protect Erase: Single / Select / Date / Folder, Protect: Single / Select / Date
    Power Save Mode 1min / 2min / 5min / 30min
    Red-Eye Reduction On / Off
    Self-timer Off / 10sec. / 2sec. / portrait1 / portrait2
    Drive System
    Burst Mode Approx 10 fps at 20.4MP (Maximum 10 shots)
    Drive Mode Single / Continuous Shooting / Self-timer / Self Portrait / WB Bracketing
    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)
    Exposure System
    Creative Style Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Black & White, Sepia
    D-Range Optimizer Standard / Plus / Off
    Exposure Compensation Plus / Minus 2.0EV, 1 / 3EV step
    ISO Auto : (ISO80-3200 / 80 /100 / 125 / 160 / 200 / 250 / 320 / 400 / 500/640 / 800 / 1000 / 1250 / 1600 / 2000 / 2500 / 3200
    ISO Sensitivity (Movie) Auto: (ISO80-3200, selectable with upper / lower
    Metering Modes Multi Pattern / Center Weighted / Spot
    Minimum Illumination Auto: 4lux (Shutter Speed 1/30)
    Noise Reduction Long exposure NR, Multi Frame NR:Auto, ISO100-12800, Multi Frame NR:Auto, ISO100-12800
    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
    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 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 Modes Flash Off / Autoflash / Fill-flash / Slow Sync. / Advanced Flash / Rear Sync. /
    Wireless (with optional compliant flash)
    Flash Type Built-in, manual pop-up
    Focus Control
    AF Illuminator Auto / Off
    Focus Area Wide / Center / Flexible Spot (S / M / L)
    Focus Sensitivity EV 1 to 17 (at ISO100 equivalent)
    Imaging Sensor
    Color Filter System RGB primary color mosaic filters
    Effective Picture Resolution 20.4MP
    Imaging Sensor 1/2.3" (7.82mm) Exmor R® CMOS sensor
    Pixel Gross 21.1MP
    Processor Bionz® X
    Accessory Shoe Multi Interface Shoe
    HD Output Micro HDMI
    Memory Card Slot MS Duo and SD/SDHC compatible
    NFC NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch remote, One-touch sharing
    Tripod Mount Yes
    USB Port(s) Multi (AV/USB), Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0)
    Wi-Fi Yes
    LCD Display
    Brightness Control Manual (5 steps)
    Histogram Yes (On/Off)
    LCD Type 3.0" XtraFine LCD (921K dots)
    Aperture f 2.8 - 6.3
    Filter Diameter 55mm
    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)
    Lens Type Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T* Lens
    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)
    Optical Zoom 50x
    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
    Audio Format AVCHD:
    Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch (Dolby Digital Stereo Creator)
    MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
    Color Space sRGB
    Media Type SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card
    Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo media
    Microphone/Speaker Stereo / Mono
    Panorama Still Image Size Sweep Panorama: Wide (7,152 × 1,080 / 4,912 × 1,920); Sweep Panorama: 360 (11,520 × 1,080)
    Still Image File Format JPEG
    Still Image Max Effective Resolution Approx. 20.4 Megapixels
    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 1:1 15M (3,888 × 3,888) / 7.5M (2,736 × 2,736) / 3.7M (1,920 × 1,920)
    Still Image Size 3:2 18M (5,184 × 3,456) / 8.9M (3,648 × 2,432) / 4.5M (2,592 × 1,728)
    Still Image Size 4:3 20M (5,184 × 3,888) / 10M (3,648 × 2,736) / 5M (2,592 × 1,944)
    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)
    Wind Noise Reduction Off / On
    Service and Warranty Information
    Limited Warranty Term 1year limited parts / 90days labor
    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: PlayMemories Home
    Diopter Adjustment Yes
    Magnification 8.1x, 16.2x
    Type 0.2" (0.5cm) 201k dots
    Weights and Measurements
    Dimensions (Approx.) W x H x D: 5 1/8" x 3 3/4" x 4 1/8" (129.6mm x 93.2mm x 103.2mm)
    Weight (Approx.) 1 lb 7.3 oz (660g)
    Weight(Approx) (Main unit only) 1 lb 6.3oz (633g)

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

    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.

    Quick Specs

    Product Type
    Digital camera - 1080p - compact
    Lens Included
    Carl Zeiss
    Memory Card Slot
    Memory Stick PRO Duo card, SD card
    Image Processor
    Wireless Interface
    Wi-Fi, NFC
    Sensor Resolution
    20.4 Megapixel
    Max Video Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Lens System
    Zoom lens - 50x zoom - 4.3 - 215 mm - f/2.8-6.3 Vario-Sonnar T*
    Focus Adjustment
    Automatic, manual
    Min Focus Distance
    0.4 in
    Digital Zoom
    Image Stabilizer
    Optical (Steady Shot with Intelligent Active Mode)
    Camera Flash
    Pop-up flash
    Built-in - 0.2" - color - electronic
    LCD display - 3"
    Supported Battery
    Sony NP-BX1 Li-ion rechargeable battery - 1240 mAh (included)
    Composite video/audio, HDMI, USB 2.0
    Microsoft Certification
    Compatible with Windows 7
    Dimensions (WxDxH)
    5.1 in x 4.1 in x 3.7 in
    22.33 oz
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1-year warranty


    Product Type
    Digital camera - 1080p - compact
    Lens Included
    Carl Zeiss
    Enclosure Color
    Sensor Resolution
    20.4 Megapixel
    Optical Sensor Type
    Exmor R CMOS
    Total Pixels
    21,100,000 pixels
    Effective Sensor Resolution
    20,400,000 pixels
    Optical Sensor Size
    ISO (Max)
    Optical Zoom
    Digital Zoom
    Image Processor
    Image Stabilizer
    Optical (Steady Shot with Intelligent Active Mode)
    Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer
    Face Detection
    Surround Sound
    Dolby Digital AC-3 (2 channel) recording
    Print Standard
    Direct print, DPOF support
    Auto Focus
    TTL contrast detection
    Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
    Digital Video Format
    AVCHD, H.264
    Image Recording Format
    Max Video Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Composite video/audio, HDMI, USB 2.0, IEEE 802.11b/g/n, NFC (Near Field Communication)

    Exposure & White Balance

    Light Sensitivity
    ISO 100, ISO 800, ISO 125, ISO 400, ISO 200, ISO 160, ISO 320, ISO 640, ISO 80, ISO 500, ISO 250, ISO 1600, ISO 3200, ISO 1000, ISO 1250, ISO auto (100-12800), ISO 2000, ISO 2500, ISO auto (80-3200)
    Exposure Metering
    Multi-segment, center-weighted, spot
    Exposure Modes
    Program, automatic, manual, aperture-priority, shutter-priority
    Shooting Programs
    Landscape, night portrait, pet, fireworks, night scene, beach, snow, high sensitivity, soft skin, handheld twilight, gourmet, advanced sports, anti-motion blur
    Special Effects
    Black & White, Sepia, Vivid, Sunset, Landscape, Portrait
    White Balance
    Custom, automatic, presets
    White Balance Presets
    Incandescent, cloudy, flash, daylight, fluorescent light (cool white), fluorescent light (daylight), fluorescent light (daylight white)
    Max Shutter Speed
    1/4000 sec
    Min Shutter Speed
    30 sec
    Exposure Compensation
    ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps

    Lens System

    Carl Zeiss zoom lens - 50x zoom - 4.3 - 215 mm - f/2.8-6.3 Vario-Sonnar T*
    Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera
    24 - 1200mm
    Focus Adjustment
    Automatic, manual
    Min Focus Distance
    0.4 in
    Zoom Adjustment
    Manual (by ring), motorized drive
    Lens Construction
    10 groups / 15 elements
    Filter Size
    55 mm
    ED glass, aspherical lens, Super ED glass

    Camera Flash

    Camera Flash
    Pop-up flash
    Flash Modes
    Fill-in mode, rear curtain sync, slow synchro, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction
    Red-Eye Reduction
    AF illuminator
    Effective Flash Range
    • 1.6 ft - 28 ft: ISO auto (wide lens)
    • 8 ft - 11.5 ft: ISO auto (tele lens)
    • 39 ft: ISO 3200 (wide lens)
    • 16.7 ft: ISO 3200 (tele lens)

    Additional Features

    Continuous Shooting Speed
    10 frames per second for 10 frames
    Self-Timer Delay
    10 sec, 2 sec
    Flash Terminal
    Hot shoe
    Additional Features
    Built-in speaker, RGB primary color filter, Dynamic Range Optimizer, USB charging, built-in help guide, 24p Cinema Mode, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, Anti-motion Blur Mode, Intelligent AUTO (iAUTO), Superior Auto mode, Clear Image Zoom, noise reduction over long exposures, Intelligent Sweep Panorama (360)


    Viewfinder Type
    Built-in - electronic
    Viewfinder Color Support
    Viewfinder Diagonal Size
    Viewfinder Resolution
    201,600 pixels


    3" LCD display
    Display Format
    921,600 pixels
    Display Form Factor
    Display Features
    Display brightness control


    Microphone Operation Mode
    Microphone Features
    Wind noise reduction


    Connector Type
    • USB 2.0
    • HDMI output
    • Composite video/audio output


    Sony PlayMemories Home


    Compatible with Windows 7
    "Compatible with Windows 7" software and devices carry Microsoft’s assurance that these products have passed tests for compatibility and reliability with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.
    Included Accessories
    Lens cap, shoulder strap, AC power adapter, shoe cap, micro-USB cable


    Battery Type
    Sony NP-BX1 lithium ion
    Sony NP-BX1 Li-ion rechargeable battery - 1240 mAh (included)
    Battery Life Details
    • Photo shooting - 300 shots (LCD Monitor on)
    • Photo shooting - 380 shots (EVF on)

    Memory / Storage

    Memory Card Slot
    Memory Stick PRO Duo card, SD card
    Supported Memory Cards
    Memory Stick Duo, SD Memory Card, Memory Stick PRO Duo, SDXC Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo
    Image Storage
    • JPEG 5184 x 3888
    • JPEG 5184 x 3456
    • JPEG 5184 x 2920
    • JPEG 3648 x 2736
    • JPEG 3648 x 2432
    • JPEG 3648 x 2056
    • JPEG 2592 x 1944
    • JPEG 2592 x 1728
    • JPEG 1920 x 1080
    • JPEG 3888 x 3888
    • JPEG 2736 x 2736
    • JPEG 1920 x 1920
    Video Capture
    • AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 60 fps - 28Mbps
    • AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 60 fps - 24Mbps
    • AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 60 fps - 17Mbps
    • AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 24 fps - 24Mbps
    • AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 24 fps - 17Mbps
    • H.264 - 1440 x 1080 - 30 fps - 12Mbps
    • H.264 - 640 x 480 - 30 fps - 3Mbps

    Manufacturer Warranty

    Service & Support
    Limited warranty - parts and labor - 1 year

    Dimensions & Weight

    5.1 in
    4.1 in
    3.7 in
    22.33 oz

    Environmental Parameters

    Min Operating Temperature
    32 °F
    Max Operating Temperature
    104 °F

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