Shoot unforgettable action with a 50x optical zoom (100x Clear Image Zoom) Sony compact camera that teams 20.4MP Exmor R® CMOS sensor and BIONZ X™ image processor for peerless performance, yet is easy to operate and accessorize like a DSLR camera. Add versatility using the built-in Multi Interface Shoe to connect an external flash, light, microphone, etc.
20.4MP Exmor R® CMOS sensor: Bring out the detail, even in low light. A back-illuminated 20.4MP Exmor R® CMOS sensor has wide receptive areas to allow more light and detail into every frame.
BIONZ X™ image processor: Expect truer colour rendering, better noiseNOISEThe appearance of random pixels scattered over a photo, similar to the grain effect seen in film photography, which degrades photo quality almost as if it is stained. It occurs when taking photos in low-light conditions, with very slow shutter speeds on high sensitivity (ISO) settings. It is caused by amplification done by the sensor when high ISO settings are used. You can counteract digital noise by lowering the sensitivity (ISO) setting of your camera - the lower the ISO setting, the lower the noise in the image. Typically cameras with larger sensors (like full-frame cameras) will inherently produce less noise due to larger pixels on the sensor. reduction, and faster burst mode shooting with the BIONZ X™ image processor — it's 3x more powerful than our previous BIONZ processor, for images of the highest quality.
ZEISS® lens: A premium 50x optical zoom. ZEISS® quality ensures brilliant images with rich details and contrastCONTRASTThe difference between areas of different brightness levels in a photograph: A high-contrast image has a greater difference between light and dark areas, whereas a low-contrast image has a narrow range of tones. Contrast is used to direct a viewer’s attention to a photographer’s subject either with colour contrast (bold versus duller colours) or tonal contrast (bright versus darker tones). . Stabilised with Optical SteadyShot.
20.4MP 1/2.3" Exmor R CMOS Sensor
BIONZ X Image Processor
50x Optical Zoom Carl Zeiss Lens
24-1200mm Equiv. Focal LengthFOCAL LENGTHMeasured in mm, it is the distance from the focal point of a lens (its centre or curved mirror where light converges) to the plane of the image sensor (film) when an object is in focus. A shorter focal length lens sees a wider image and a longer focal length brings your subject closer. For example, a 15mm lens sees a very wide image and is perfect for landscape photography. Conversely, a 500mm lens sees a very narrow image, brings the subject much closer and is thus great for subjects that are far away, like a bird in a tree. With zoom lenses, its minimum and maximum focal lengths are indicated, for example, as 24-105mm. A zoom lens allows you to change the lens’ focal length, with shorter (wide-angle) and longer (telephoto) options, whereas a fixed focal length lens requires you to move back and forth to find the correct image composition.
3" Xtra Fine 921k-Dot LCD & Viewfinder
Full HD 1080/60p/24p AVCHD Video
Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
10fps Continuous Shooting & Lock-On AF
Intelligent Sweep Panorama 360˚
Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity, GPS & NFC
Zoom with Clarity
50x optical zoom: Distance is no issue. Pull everything closer with huge 50x optical zoom – for pin-sharp clarity in every frame.
Optical SteadyShot: The lens moves gyroscopically and compensates for movements caused by handheld shooting, for amazingly sharp pictures across the focal range.
Track the action
Never lose sight of the perfect shot. Lock-on autofocus automatically adjusts frame size based on the characteristics of your subject for clear and defined results.
Handles like a pro
Get the feel and look of a DSLR with easy-to-use controls and an ergonomic grip. Buttons and features are carefully placed and easy to reach, just like a professional camera.
Mode dial: With the mode dial, you can select apertureAPERTUREAperture, shutter speed and ISO form what is known as the exposure triangle in photography. Aperture refers to an opening inside the lens, similar to the iris of your eye, that changes in diameter to control the amount of light that enters a camera. Aperture is expressed in f-stops: the lower the number, the larger the aperture, e.g. f/1.4 is larger than f/8. A larger (or wider) aperture allows more light to pass through the lens to the sensor (film) as a picture is taken, particularly useful in low-light conditions. A larger aperture also produces a shallower depth-of-field, and thus more background blur. or shutter priority. A handy control dial for your thumb gives you quick and simple manual control over whichever mode you’ve selected.
LCD Screen: See images appear bright and clear on a 921k-dot resolution Xtra Fine LCD WhiteMagic™ 3 in (7.5 cm) display.
Multi-interface shoe: Attach a range of accessories to your camera, like external flashes, studio microphones, and more. The hot shoe powers these fixings to enhance your shooting.
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.
Unleash your inner director
Give your home movies the cinematic treatment. Just hit the dedicated movie button to start shooting crisp, clear Full HD movies. Optical SteadyShot Intelligent Active Mode keeps your videos stable and shake-free, even when you’re walking or zooming.
See every trick & transition
A cool effect to show off jumps, tracks, and more with Motion Shot Video. Captured subject movement is displayed in a sequence of superimposed images on a single background.
Apps to evolve each shot
Get more creative with your shooting. PlayMemories Camera Apps adds more effects and settings to your camera, including time-lapse, light shaft, multiple exposureEXPOSUREExposure is controlled by three elements: Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO. Achieving the correct exposure is similar to collecting rain in a bucket, up to an optimum level. The rate of rainfall is out of your control (light), yet you can control these three factors: the bucket’s width (lens aperture), the duration you leave it in the rain (shutter speed), and how effective your bucket is in collecting rain (ISO). These three elements work together to control the amount of light per unit area, preventing underexposure (too dark) or overexposure (too bright), giving you a natural looking image.s, and more.
Create, connect & share
There’s only one thing better than taking a great photo, and that’s sharing it. With Wi-Fi® and NFC built-in you can share your best shots in a second. And with the smartphone remote app you’ll always be in control.
Share with Wi-Fi® and NFC: Use NFC to make a connection with Wi-Fi® to share your pictures and videos with friends and family.
Make your smartphone a remote control: Change settings, zoom in, and, most importantly, take a shot with the Smartphone Remote App.
Breathe new life into a picture by using built-in Picture Effect technology. There’s a range of modes to choose from – you don’t even have to download image-editing software.
See your pictures in 4K detail
Connect this small and digital compact camera to a 4K Ultra HD TV to see your photos in dazzling clarity on a big screen. Every shade you see will appear vivid and lifelike thanks to TRILUMINOS®® colour.
Actual: 21.1 Megapixel
Effective: 20.4 Megapixel
Sensor Size Type
Exmor R CMOS
Sensor actual Size
6.17 x 4.55 mm
1280 x 720p: 30 fps
640 x 480p: 30 fps
Wide: 1 cm - Infinity
Telephoto: 350 cm - Infinity
Memory Stick PRO Duo (High Speed)
Memory Stick PRO HG-Duo
Fastest Shutter Speed
1/2000 sec in Auto Mode
1/2000 sec in Program Mode
1/2000 sec in Manual Mode
Longest Shutter Speed
2 sec in Auto Mode
1 sec in Program Mode
30 sec in Manual Mode
Flash Sync Speed
BIONZ R Image Processor
1920 x 1080p: 60 fps, 24 fps
1440 x 1080p: 30 fps
640 x 480p: 30 fps
Still Images: JPEG
Movies: MP4, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Built-in Lens Focal Length
Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar
EFL: 4.3-215mm (35 mm equivalent: 24-1200mm)
Built-in Lens Maximum Aperture
Aperture: f/2.8 (W) - 6.3 (T)
Built-in Lens Minimum Aperture
Aperture: f/2.8 (W) - 6.3 (T)
What's in the box?
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400 Digital Camera
Sony NP-BX1 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
AC Adaptor AC-UB10C
Multi USB Cable
Limited 1-Year Warranty
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