Rated 5 out of 5
by LenteLoko Best ever Hybrid 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! ❤️
September 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chele58 Absolutely LOVE this camera
I have owned MANY cameras. I consider myself semi pro. I know just enough about manual adjustments to really screw up my photos. :) I decided after many years with several larger DSLRs to go back to a simpler camera that gave me more options than the standard point and shoot. This fit the bill. The zoom is incredible. The intelligent auto really is intelligent. Many options for scenes as well as manual settings. The low light is also very good. I seldom use flash. When you do, you need to be 10-12 ft from your subject otherwise they are over exposed. This camera does great night scenes as well. I have one camera now, no messing around with 3 or 4 lenses and a camera body. I never seemed to have the right lens on my camera when i needed it. Now - its all there all the time! The only negative comment i have and it really is minor is that the rapid shoot appears to be limited to 10 frames and then 15-20 seconds of processing time. Get extra batteries as well... i just returned from a 2 week trip to Europe where i took over 2500 photos. I brought 5 batteries with me as depending on how much you like to use your zoom each one may only last around 300 photos.
June 25, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Paulthetraveler Great Camera for traveling
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.
September 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Alexphoto 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 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.
June 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NorCalHermit Incredible Camera
I have no complaints about this camera, in fact it has exceeded all of my expectations. There is no other camera on the market today that can compare with the combination of features, performance, and price of the DSC-HX400/b!
The limited amount of available flashes compatible with the "Multi-interface Shoe" is a drawback, but not a mark against the camera it's self. Maybe next year I will be able to afford the HVL-F60M Flash. Until then I will continue to take amazing pictures without it!!
Thank you Sony for making such an amazing piece of technology!
May 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by doxiemom Best purchase ever!
Takes clear sharp photos!
September 27, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by cjb2 No RAW???!!!
I love everything about this camera---totally perfect for what I need to use it for EXCEPT....no raw. I could live with any other short coming but this is a deal killer. Please make the next iteration of this camera record raw format as well as jpg. Please!
February 27, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by mommies2girls Disappointed so far! - No screenshot during video?
I am upgrading from a previous model and I am very disappointed so far. I have had 5 previous models of this camera and have always loved every model better than the previous. I have only used the camera a few times but am already very frustrated, disappointed and am considering returning it.
First, they have eliminated the option of taking a photo during videoing. This is extremely important when you are using your only camera, you're the only shooter and want a photo to have of the event you're videoing. They have this option with previous models. Why take away a feature?
I am also disappointed in the crispness of the pictures. They are not any clearer than the previous models though the mega pixels have increased.
When using the flash, in automatic, the pictures are way over exposed. I tried to shoot in program mode but there doesn't seem to be a flash control there like previous models. All of the flash photos look way blown out and yellow.
Lastly, when you take a photo and want to immediately take another photo at a different focal length, if you use the zoom, it takes you to a preview mode to preview all images or view a calendar if you don't wait for the image to preview and disappear. So, if you are photographing something important, and want to take a close up and a far away picture, instantly after you take the close up, you are going to miss out on something by waiting for this preview to disappear if you forget and try to zoom in or out, you're now in another screen unless you stop...hit the shutter and by that time the important fleeting moment has passed.
I am sure that I will have additional complaints but since I have only used the camera a couple of times (for two very important events that I can't get back) this is what I have noticed so far.
The only positive that I see so far is video quality is much better than previous models.
April 28, 2014