Sony HX400V/B 20.4 MP Digital Camera
Sony’s latest flagship ultra zoom camera presents more of an update than a complete overall, including most of the same basic parts as its predecessor the HX300. This includes the same 50x zoom lens, 20-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, and three-inch tilting LCD screen. New for this model are added WiFi with NFC, built-in GPS, and a multi-interface shoe allowing for the additional of an external flash.
The Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V/B uses Sony’s Bionz X image processor, which allows for the inclusion of features such as an improved Clear Image Zoom (this digitally doubles the zoom range), as well as automatic conversion of photos to 4K resolution. Sony has also unified its camera interfaces, allowing for someone who is more familiar with Sony’s entry-level cameras to use more advanced ones without as much of a steep learning curve. Although the HX400V/B does not support Raw capture, it does offer the ability to record full HD video.
The camera design overall is quite ergonomic and simple to use. While the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V/B may only be a minor upgrade to the previous model, the addition of more connectivity and small improvements to performance have allowed this model to keep up with the competition and offer a compelling package overall.