Sony Cyber-shot H400 Detailed Review

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The Cyber-shot H400 was presented by Sony in March 2014. It is a Superzoom Digital Camera.
Brand Sony
Category Superzoom
Date 03/2014
Sensor Properties

Also Cyber-shot H400 has a Compact CMOS sensor with size of 6 x 5 mm² (0.24″ x 0.18″).

The Cyber-shot H400’s sensor has resolution of 20 megapixel.

The Sony does not support recording RAW images. RAW images are stored as they come from the sensor, without any in-camera processing or sharpening. Converting to JPEG or other formats takes place on the computeand involves one extra processing step but will almost always result in superior image quality.

Format Compact
Sensor area 6.17 x 4.55mm²
(0.24″ x 0.18″)
Resolution (physical) 21.00 megapixel
Resolution (effective) 20.40 megapixel
Pixel size 1.87 µm²
Sensor cleaning
RAW support
Continuous 1 frames/second
Focal length (min) 24mm
Focal length (max) 1550mm
Aperture (max) 3.4
Aperture (min) 6.5
Viewfinder Properties

The Cyber-shot H400 uses an electronic viewfinder with a resolution of 0.40 megapixel, close to the practical minimum for a viewfinder like this.

The magnifcation is c. 0.50x, an average value for an electronic viewfinder.

Type Elektronic
Coverage 100%
Magnification 0.50x
Resolution 0.40 megapixel
Dioptric correction

The Cyber-shot H400’s shutter speed varies from 1/2000s to 30s.

The highest shutter speed of the Sony is just 1/2000s. That’s no longer state of the art and may cause problems in challenging light conditions.

Max. shutter speed 1/2000s
Min. shutter speed 30s
Sensitivity Properties

The Cyber-shot H400’s sensitivity goes from 80 ISO und 3200 ISO, a very useful and practical range.

Min. sensitivity 80 ISO
Max. sensitivity 3200 ISO
Exposure Modes

The Cyber-shot H400 supports all general exposure modes.

Center weight
Auto Focus Properties

The Cyber-shot H400’s auto focus processor uses 1 AF points (or sensors). A basic rule of thumb says that the more AF points you have, the better. More AF points mean a better chance to have a point at the location of interest in a scene, a big plus in challenging situations (e.g. in low light).

The Sony doesn’t support manual focussing. That can be an issue if the auto focus has problems with your subject or lighting.

Type Contrast Detection
AF points 1
Manual focusing
Flash Specs

The Cyber-shot H400 features a built-in flash with a range of up to 9m (29 ft.). That range will work for most situations.

A hotshoe is missing from the Sony.

Range 8.80m
(29 ft.)
Hot shoe
Display Specs

The Cyber-shot H400 features a monitor with a diagonal of 75.00mm (3.0 in.) and a resolution of c. 0.46 megapixel. That rather low resolution is no longer state of the art and will make it difficult to evaluate images on the display.

Unfortunately, the Cyber-shot H400’s monitor is not articulated. That can make it tricky to frame your subject in some situations, e.g. when taking selfies.

The Cyber-shot H400 does not feature a touch screen.

Display characteristics at a glance:

Type LCD
Size 75.00mm (diagonal)
(3.0 in.)
Resolution 0.46 megapixel
Touch screen
Video Specs

Cyber-shot H400 video supported the resolution with 1280 x 720 pixel.

ACamera is not equipped with an external microphone.

Sony Cyber-shot H400 Video parameters:

Max. resolution 1280 x 720 pixel
…with frame rates 30 frames/second
External microphone
Connectivity & Wireless Specs

Built-in wireless connectivity is not available with the Sony. You will need appropriate accessories to wirelessly transfer images between camera and smartphone.

The Sony supports USB 2.0.

Connection parameters:

Remote (wired)
Remote (infrared)
HDMI (standard)
HDMI (mini)
HDMI (micro)
USB 2.0
USB 3.0
USB Micro
USB Mini

The camera will accept all common SD HC and SD XC cards. Sony MemorySticks can be used, too.

Memory cards characteristics:

Slots 1
Memory cards SD
Memory Stick Pro Duo
Memory Stick Micro

The Sony Cyber-shot H400 has a NP-BX1 LiIon battery. The battery provides a shooting life of 300 shots. It`s enough for one day or more.

The battery can be charged over USB while in camera. Very useful, especially on vacation when most people bring a USB charger for their smartphone anyway.

The Cyber-shot H400’s battery battery parameters:

Type NP-BX1 LiIon
In-camera charging
Battery life 300 photos

The Sony Cyber-shot H400’s dimensions are 129.6 x 95 x 122.3mm³. (5.1″ x 3.7″ x 4.8″). This includes the lens. The camera’s weight is a reasonable 655 grams (21.1 oz.), lens included.

Here is front and top view of the Cyber-shot H400:

Dimensions Comparison

For a better idea of the size of the camera, takes a look off camera and ID card comparison image.

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