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 Donowner Best camera I've ever owned!
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!
December 28, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by ArtisticCreator 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 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.
March 16, 2015
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 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 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 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 3 out of 5 by japtrs Different flash setting
I have a previous mode of this camera DSC- HX200V. This is the best camera I'ved ever had. What I liked the most is the flash setting.SCN--flash will work on Auto,Flash, Flash Slow Synchro,Flash rear slowor off. Now I wanted to upgrade bought this camera now they changed it. None of those will work on this new model. WHY ????? The DSC- HX200V has no problem on focusing. Took a best clear pictures. Not this model, It takes a long time to focus. The pictures is not as good as a prevoius model. Then I bought the RX10. Still the same result. Very disappointed. Now I end up using my old Model HX200V. I keep my 2 cameras.HX400 & RX10. They are not good camera to me. The flash is not as good as the old model.
December 30, 2014