HX400V Compact Camera with 50x Optical Zoom

HX400V Compact Camera with 50x Optical Zoom

20.4MP Exmor R® CMOS sensor, 50x optical zoom, ZEISS® lens, Optical SteadyShot, Wi-Fi®, GPS and NFC
HX400V Compact Camera with 50x Optical Zoom

Capture 20.4 megapixel detail, even in low light

Shoot detail-packed stills and movies, even indoors or in dim light, with the 20.4 effective megapixels Exmor R® CMOS sensor.

BIONZ X for more detail and less noise

To transform data from the Exmor R® CMOS sensor into high-resolution images, the BIONZ X image processor integrates detail reproduction, diffraction-reducing and area-specific noise reduction technologies. This combination makes it possible to reproduce realistic images of truer colors and textures with exceptional precision in real time.

Powerful zoom with less to carry

Travel, wildlife and more, everything's covered by the high quality Carl Zeiss® Vario-Sonnar® T* lens with powerful 50x optical zoom.

Lock-on AF for enhanced photo opportunities

Simply press the shutter button halfway to activate Lock-on AF1 . It automatically adjusts the AF target frame size to match the subject size, improve tracking performance, and take full advantage of every photo opportunity.

Adjust light and exposure levels manually

Use the P/S/A/M manual modes to control the aperture or shutter speed and play with the creative effects in your photos.

Compose with a realistic view

Easily frame and view your shots and movies on the bright, high resolution 3.0 in (7.5 cm) Xtra Fine LCD screen.

Multi interface shoe

Attach a range of accessories to your camera, like external flashes, studio microphones, and more. The hotshoe powers these fixings to enhance your shooting.

Electronic viewfinder

Take the guesswork out of composing shots. A 201-dot resolution electronic viewfinder gives you a clear, real-time preview with 100% frame coverage – ideal for framing, focusing, and reviewing shots. A built-in eye-sensor automatically switches you between the LCD display and the viewfinder.

Shoot smooth, steady Full HD movies

Film smooth, steady video clips in Full HD 24p, even when you're walking or zooming, with Optical SteadyShot Active Mode.

Get clear close-ups

A powerful 100x Clear Image Zoom fills the frame, for dramatic close-ups that always stay clear and detail-packed.

One-touch remote and one-touch sharing

One-touch remote lets you use your smartphone or tablet as a viewfinder and remote control for a digital camera, and one-touch sharing lets you transfer your photos and videos from your camera. Either way, by installing Imaging Edge Mobile2 app to your NFC-enabled Android smartphone or tablet, you can avoid complex set-up sequences and establish wireless connection simply by touching your device to the camera. You are now ready to control your camera from your smartphone to take a photo from a previously out-of-reach spot, or simply be in your own group shot, as well as transfer them instantly to your smartphone for sharing on SNS. No NFC? No problem. You can also pair the devices manually.

PlayMemories Camera Apps3 add personality

Enhance your creative expression with PlayMemories Camera Apps, offering a growing range of enjoyable and easy-to-use applications. These apps give you greater functionality and offer the ultimate tools for personalizing your camera to meet your photographic needs. Note: Services availability depends on region.

GPS charts your course

The built-in GPS geotags photos and movies, so you can track your trip's shooting locations precisely.

Focus on the moment

After autofocusing, you can rotate a lens ring to use Direct Manual Focus to make fine adjustments, for fantastic focusing speed, precision, and control for shooting macro and fast-moving subjects.

Shoot high quality pictures quickly

The BIONZ X processor is key to high-speed continuous shooting at 10 frames per second and finely detailed image quality.

Intelligent Active Mode keeps blur away

Have no fear of handheld movie shooting. Intelligent Active Mode, featuring Sony's advanced frame-analysis technology and 5-axis4 image stabilization, compensates for camera shake. This mode reduces the blurriness that tends to occur in images when shooting handheld or shooting while chasing a subject in action.

Enjoy DSLR-like creative control

Get the shot you want with a manual ring for smooth zoom/focus, jog dial, custom buttons and memory for favorite settings.

Boost your flash photography

Advanced Flash brightens up dim scenes, lighting up subjects who are further away from the camera.

Add artistic picture effects

Add up to 13 different creative effects to stills, movies, and panoramas without having to download and use image-editing software.

Capture full panoramas with movement and faces

Just press the shutter button and sweep the camera for extra-wide panoramas of landscapes, city scenes and packed parties.

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Sensor Type 1/2.3 inch (7.82 mm) Exmor R® CMOS sensor
Number of Pixels (Effective) 20.4MP
Lens type ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar® T* Lens
F-number (Maximum Aperture) F2.8 (W) - 6.3 (T)
Focal length (f=) f=4.3-215 mm
ANGLE OF VIEW (35 MM FORMAT EQUIVALENT) 84 deg-2 deg (24–1200 mm)6
Focus Range (From the Front of the Lens) 0.39 in - Infinity (W), 7.87 ft - Infinity (T)
Optical Zoom 50x
Clear Image Zoom (Still Image) Still Image: 20M Approx.100x / 10M Approx.142x / 5M Approx.200x / VGA Approx.810x / 15M(16:9) Approx.100x / 2M(16:9) Approx.270x; Movie; Approx. 100x
Digital Zoom (Still Image) Up to 810x (VGA)
Digital Zoom (Movie) Approx. 200
Filter Diameter Yes (φ55)
Screen Type 2.95 in (3.0 type) (4:3) / 921,600 dots / Xtra Fine / TFT LCD
Brightness Control Manual (5 steps)
Viewfinder 0.2-type electronic viewfinder
Image Processing Engine BIONZ X
Focus Type Contrast detection AF
Focus Mode Single-shot AF, DMF, Manual Focus, Continuous AF (Advanced sports & Movie Only)
Light Metering Mode Multi Pattern, Center Weighted, Spot
Exposure Compensation +/- 2.0 EV (1/3 EV steps)
ISO Sensitivity (Still Image)(Recommended Exposure Index) ISO 80-128007
ISO Sensitivity (Movie) Auto (ISO80-3200, selectable with upper/lower limit), 80/100/125/160/200/250/320/400/500/640/800/1000/1250/1600/2000/2500/3200
White Balance Modes Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluor.: Cool White, Fluor.: Day White, Fluor.: Daylight, Incandescent, Flash, Custom, C.Temp./Filter
Shutter Speed iAuto (4 - 1/4000) / Program Auto (1 - 1/4000) / Aperture Priority (8 - 1/2000) / Shutter Priority (30 - 1/4000) / Manual (30 - 1/4000)
Shooting Mode Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure, MR (Memory Recall) 1,2, Movie Mode (Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure), Panorama, Scene Selection, Intelligent Auto, Superior Auto
Scene Selection High Sensitivity, Night Scene, Handheld Twilight, Night Portrait, Landscape, Portrait, Soft Skin, Anti-Motion Blur, Beach, Snow, Fireworks, Advanced Sports Shooting, Gourmet, Pet Mode
Continuous Shooting Speed (maximum) (with max. recording pixels) 10 fps (for up to 10 shots)
Self-Timer Off / 10 sec. / 2 sec. / portrait 1 / portrait 2
Panorama (Shooting) Intelligent Sweep Panorama (supports 360 format)
Picture Effect Toy Camera, Pop Color, Posterization, Retro Photo, Soft High Key, Partial Color, High Contrast Mono., Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Richtone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolor, Illustration
Auto Image Rotation Yes
Minimum Illumination Auto: 4lux (Shutter Speed 1/30)
Built-in Flash Red-Eye Correction On / Off
Flash Mode Flash Off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Advanced Flash, Rear Sync.
Flash Type Built-in, manual pop-up
AF Illuminator Auto / Off
Bracketing Yes
Flash Range ISO Auto: Approx. 1.64 to 27.89 ft. (0.5 to 8.5 m) (W) / Approx. 7.87 to 11.48 ft (2.4 to 3.5 m) (T), ISO 3200: up to Approx. 39.37 ft (12.0 m) (W) / Approx. 16.73 ft (5.1 m) (T)
Compatible Recording Media Memory Stick Duo;Memory Stick PRO Duo;Memory Stick PRO Duo(high speed);Memory Stick PRO HG Duo;Memory Stick XC-HG Duo;Memory Stick Micro;Memory Stick Micro (Mark2);SD Memory Card;SDHC Memory Card;SDXC Memory Card;microSD Memory Card;microSDHC Memory Card;microSDXC Memory Card
Recording Format Still Images: JPEG (DCF, Exif, MPF Baseline) compliant, DPOF compatible
Movie Recording Mode (NTSC) AVCHD (up to 1920 x 1080/50p at 28 Mbps) / MP4 (up to 1440 x 1080/25 fps at 12 Mbps)
Still Image Resolution 3:2 mode: 18M (5,184×3,456) / 8.9M (3,648×2,432) / 4.5M (2,592×1,728), 4:3 mode:20M (5,184×3,888) / 10M (3,648×2,736) / 5M (2,592×1,944) / VGA, 16:9 mode:15M (5,184×2,920) / 7.5M (3,648×2,056) / 2.1M (1,920×1,080), 1:1 mode: 15M (3,888×3,888) / 7.5M (2,736×2,736) / 3.7M (1,920×1,920), Sweep Panorama: Wide (7,152×1,080/4,912×1,920) /Standard (4,912×1,080/3,424×1,920) / Sweep Panorama: 360 (11,520×1,080)
Panorama (Recording) Intelligent Sweep Panorama (supports 360 format)
Input and Output Terminals High-Speed USB (USB 2.0), Micro HDMI8, Multi/Micro USB Terminal, Multi Interface Shoe
Wi-Fi® Connectivity Wi-Fi®
NFC One-touch functionality
Power Consumption (Camera Mode) Approx. 1.4 W (EVF: Approx. 1.1 W)
BATTERY LIFE(STILL IMAGES)(CIPA) Approx. 300 / Approx. 150 min (EVF: Approx. 380/Approx. 190 min)
Supplied Battery Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1
cShotShootingPhotoCreativity Yes
Shooting Functions Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure, MR (Memory Recall) 1,2, Movie Mode (Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure), Panorama, Scene Selection, Intelligent Auto, Superior Auto
Index Playback 9 / 25 images
Playback Zoom Depends on Image Size
Size & Weight
DIMENSIONS (W X H X D) (APPROX.) 5 1/8 x 3 3/4 x 4 5/8", 5 1/8 x 3 3/4 x 4 1/8" (from front of lens to monitor); 129.6 x 93.2 x 114.8 mm, 129.6 x 93.2 x 103.2 mm (from front of lens to monitor)
WEIGHT (CIPA COMPLIANT) 22.32 oz (body only)
23.28 oz (with battery and media)
External Flash
External Flash Range ISO Auto: Approx. 1.64 to 27.89 ft. (0.5 to 8.5 m) (W) / Approx. 7.87 to 11.48 ft (2.4 to 3.5 m) (T), ISO 3200: up to Approx. 39.37 ft (12.0 m) (W) / Approx. 16.73 ft (5.1 m) (T)

What's in the Box

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