Sony High Zoom Point and Shoot Camera

Sony High Zoom Point and Shoot Camera

Capture the action up close with the powerful 63x zoom, 20.1MP camera that takes you there. Even shoot on the move thanks to Optical SteadyShot that helps minimize blur. Use Easy Mode to simplify the camera’s menu functions, plus add fun or dramatic looks with the built-in Picture Effects. It’s ready when you are. Sony High Zoom Point and Shoot Camera

Features

Get everything up close with powerful 63x Optical Zoom

Get everything up close with powerful 63x Optical Zoom

Get amazingly close with 63x optical zoom lens. Far off subjects are now in reach with amazing detail with this incredibly powerful zoom.

Shoot incredibly smooth video1 and stills

Shoot incredibly smooth video1 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.
Shoot incredibly smooth video<sup>1</sup> and stills
20.1MP Super HAD CCD sensor for beautifully detailed images

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.
Picture Effect for more expressive photos
Sweep Panorama<sup>™</sup> mode (up to 360°)

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.
Smile Shutter<sup>™</sup> technology automatically captures smiles

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.

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Specifications

Advanced Features
Picture Effects Still/Movie:Toy camera/Pop Color/Partial color/SoftToy High-key; Panorama: Pop Color/Partial color/Soft High-key
Advanced Features
Face Detection 8 faces
Image Stabilization Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization with Intelligent Active Mode
Intelligent Auto Yes
Smile Shutter technology Yes
Sweep Panorama Sweep Panorama (360)
Tracking Focus Off / Auto
Camera
Camera Type High Zoom digital camera
Convenience Features
Erase/Protect Erase: Single / Select / Date / Folder, Protect: Single / Select / Date / Folder
Power Save Mode Standard / Max /Off
Red-Eye Reduction Auto / On / Off
Drive System
Burst Mode Approx.0.71 fps (100 shots)
Self-timer Off / 10sec. / 2sec. / portrait1 / portrait2
Shutter Speeds iAuto(2 - 1/2000) / Program Auto(1 - 1/2000) / Manual(30 - 1/2000)
Exposure System
D-Range Optimizer Standard / Plus / Off
Exposure Compensation Plus / Minus 2.0EV, 1 / 3EV step
ISO Auto / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 /1600 / 3200
ISO Sensitivity (Movie) Auto:( ISO100-ISO 800 Level )
Metering Modes Multi Pattern / Center Weighted / Spot
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
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 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) / ISO3200: up to Approx. 12.4m(40.6 ft)(W) /Approx. 6.5m(21.3 ft)(T)
Flash Modes Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Flash Off / Advanced Flash
Focus Control
AF Illuminator Auto / Off
AF Modes Multi Point AF /Center Weighted AF / Spot AF / Tracking Focus / Face Tracking Focus
Imaging Sensor
Color Filter System RGB primary color mosaic filters
Effective Picture Resolution 20.1 MP
Imaging Sensor 1/2.3" Super HAD CCD Sensor
Pixel Gross 20.4 MP
Processor Bionz®
Interface
Memory Card Slot MS Duo and SD/SDHC compatible
SD Output Composite
Tripod Mount Yes
USB Port(s) Multi (AV/USB), Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0)
LCD Display
Brightness Control 5(Bright) / 4 / 3 / 2 / 1(Dark)
Grid Display Yes
Histogram Yes
LCD Type 3.0" Clear Photo LCD (460K dots)
Optics/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
Lens Type Sony Lens
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)
Optical Zoom 63x
Power
Power Consumption (in Operation) Approx.1.5W
Battery Type NP-BX1
Number of Still Images Approx. 300 / Approx. 150min
Power Requirements AC 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz, 70mA
Recording
Media Type SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card
Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo media
Microphone/Speaker Mono / Mono
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)
Still Image File Format JPEG
Still Image Max Effective Resolution Approx. 20.1 Megapixels
Still Image Mode JPEG
Still Image Size 16:9 15M(5,152 x 2,896) / 2M(1,920 x 1,080)
Still Image Size 4:3 20M(5,152 x 3,864) / 10M(3,648 x 2,736) / 5M(2,592 x 1,944)
Video Format MP4 (AVC / H.264)
Video Mode 1280x720(Fine)(1,280×720/30fps)/1280x720(Standard)(1,280×720/30fps)/VGA(640×480/30fps)
Service and Warranty Information
Limited Warranty Term 1year limited parts / 90days labor
Software
Operating System Compatibility supported, 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: PlayMemories Home
Viewfinder
Type .2" (0.5cm) EVF (201k)
Weights and Measurements
Dimensions (Approx.) W x H x D: 5 1/8" x 3 3/4" x 4 7/8" (129.6mm x 95.0mm x 122.3mm)
Weight(Approx) (Main unit only) Approx 1lb 6.2oz (628g)

What's in the Box

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

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