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Sony - DSC-HX400 20.4-Megapixel Digital Camera - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 532 reviews

95%
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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Customization!Customization!Customization!

    Posted
    Toygrapher
    • My Best Buy® Member

    First off I looked at many different cameras before settling on this one. This is a great camera for a beginnner or a pro. With its comprehensive menus and useful features you are garunteed to get the best possible shot. The titling screen is perfect for getting a shot at an awkward angle. The viewfinder is amazing and unbelievably clear. Great for framing a shot or reviewing one. Wifi and Nfc make sharing and posting pcitures to social media a cinch. The 50x zoom isn't overkill and lets you capture anything yards away. All in all a great camera and I would definetly buy it again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic camera for the enthusiast.

    Posted
    DerekSLC
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I bought the HX400v model. Its been a fantastic camera. I have taken brilliant outdoor photos, as well as great photos of my kids. I specifically got this camera for aviation photography. From airshows, to airports, the Sony can pick airplanes out of the sky in great detail. Enough detail to read tail numbers perfectly. My favorite features are WiFi, and the super zoom. You can send photos directly to your phone on the spot. Download the easy to use Sony app, then your camera and phone sync up fast. For the price, I highly recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Bought this twice

    Posted
    Seagull5

    I have come to the decision that for the money a bridge camera will give you the best all around camera for the money you invest. I own three now and each one has its advantages. The HX400 is a solid feature laden camera. The glass used in the lens is top notch. The focus is quick so any sports or Birding shots are not lost. As far as low light photos go being it has a small sensor it can struggle to find focus. My other cameras are a Fuji S1. Another bridge with one big plus. A Weather resistant 24 to 1200 mm which is great for Florida. Also has a hard time in low light. The last and a great all around piece of equiptment is the Lumix FZ200...very bright F28 lens which will keep the F28 up to 600mm. The HX400 is a very good camera....I had to buy a second one as I sold the first one and missed having a really good fun camera. Enjoy

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    love zoom range and simple for beautiful pictures

    Posted
    retired
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Easy to use and the "auto" features do A great job to get great clear sharp pictures with our requiring special skills. Love the zoom range from wide angle to telephoto without changing lens. Lightweight easy to carry and use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great easy to use camera

    Posted
    Shutterbug
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Not a professional photographer by no means which makes this the perfect camera as this grandmother does not want to miss any of the grand kids activities. I love the Auto setting, zoom, low light exposure and Wi-Fi feature. No heavy lenses to carry or change. The view finder makes it easier to steady for the long zoom photos at ballet recitals. Beautiful clear photos for grandma bragging rights. When not photographing the grandchildren I'm in the garden taking pictures of my many gardens. This is my third Sony Point and Shoot camera, my only big complaint is the LCD Screen that over time discolors. I wish Sony could bring back the auto flash that pops up automatically with the lens cap popping off, and a fully auto zoom which would make this a six star perfect camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Point and Shoot Camera Ever! Easy to use!

    Posted
    Xenardr
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I needed a camera that took still and photos in motion with high clarity. The 50X zoom is the greatest thing ever. I'm still learning everything it does and each time I find something else it just amazes me. This camera gives you all the fantastic features of a DSLR camera without having to buy extra lenses....although I recently found out that you can get other lenses for this camera. It's simple to use, and with a point and zoom and shoot you can get those amazing photos that you see everyone with a high tech camera get without major cost and without trying to change lenses. I bought an extra battery and a 64 Gig card and went on vacation.....using it several days taking video and photos and never used all the space on the card. The only thing I wasn't happy with was it could have used a better How To guide. I would have loved to have a guide that showed every single thing that the camera could do on different settings. Would have made learning all of it a bit easier but overall....this camera is fantastic and I recommend it if you want fantastic photos without a DSLR cost.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best bang for your buck

    Posted
    EmGee
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I am going to a concert soon and they only allow fixed lense cameras. Obviously I wanted as much optical zoom as possible. This was the clear choice. Don't buy this thinking it will equate to a high end DSLR. . you get what you pay for BUT compared to all cameras in its class, this is the best. The value you get is pretty incredible considering the quality of image and features. The zoom is stable and very good. I was able to take a picture of the moon and see fine details and craters. Low light pictures so far has not been an issue also. Picture quality is good. Haven't had the "grainy" effect like some other reviews have mentioned. All in all, this camera is the best value for the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy, Amazing Point and Shoot

    Posted
    miabella1121
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    This camera is wonderful if you don't want all the whistles and bells that most people don't understand if they're not professionals. The pictures are so clear. The video is even amazing, especially with the zoom. I wish it did have a removable battery but it's not that big of a deal. So easy to use. Take it out of the box and start shooting. Super cool features if you take a little time to learn them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great, Sturdy Camera!

    Posted
    Lyssakat89

    For the past few years, I have only had Nikon cameras; however, I started getting tired of them lagging and thus, missing my shots. With having 4 younger kids, it's hard to capture good pictures of someone not moving, so it's important to find a camera that can take good movement shots and my Nikons were not doing the job. On top of it, they would shut down randomly. I swore I would never get away from Nikon; however, I have done extensive reviews and I decided to try out a Sony. I decided to go with the open-box item because it was almost $100 cheaper. I just placed the order yesterday and it already arrived today. I took it out of the box and was pleased to find everything like brand new. I was also pleasantly surprised to feel how sturdy it felt. It was heavier than my latest Nikon P600, but for that reason, it does feel sturdy and better made. I haven't tried out too many shots yet, but for the few that I did, it definitely felt a lot faster and more crisp than I was used to on my Nikon. I am anxious to get outside more and take some more shots and especially more shots of my kids. I also love the zoom feature so far and the fact that you can zoom in 2 different ways, either on the lens itself, or, the button on the top. So far, I am pleased with my purchase and glad I chose to step out of my comfort zone and try a Sony!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great camera for the price and many features

    Posted
    shelbel
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    It took me a while to review many camera styles and manufacturer brands. This one was in the top 4 that I was interested in. Two of the ones I wanted was no longer being sold. This Sony brand was a better fit for me than the other one on my list. This camera seemed to have it all and it was not that expensive. It fits well in my hand, not heavy and all the features are great! I love the zoom. I cannot believe how close I can get to my subjects. The manual focus is wonderful. This is one of the reasons I decided to get this camera. I wanted to be able to focus at my subjects when needed, and not have to go into a specific menu to push a button for manual focus. That is dumb. Of course, it also has easy controls to use as well as easy to use menu buttons. I just love it. Yes, I would definitely recommend this Sony Camera!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Do-it-all camera

    Posted
    DforJ
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This review is for the Sony DSC-HX400. Stills, video or both are your choices with this camera. It has GPS and WIFI and a 50X zoom Zeiss lens. The LED screen is excellent if you like to shoot that way. It's only fault is mediocre quality of it's viewfinder. I'm used to the view through an SLR and find the Sony's to be a little contrasty and fuzzy in comparison. It does have adjustable diopters for the finder but it just not as sharp as my SLR. However, it's light and compact in comparison and takes excellent quality video and still shots. 90% of my shooting is with this camera. It has a host of features I haven't used yet, like remote shutter release using a smart phone or mobile downloads.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A must buy for enthusiasts.

    Posted
    TommyGun
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Quality and joy. -drop the mic. Easy to use and the zoom is ridiculous!!!!! This was sold out and I needed to buy a camera for my son who is 16 so 1st bought the Canon - PowerShot SX60 HS but returned it within a week and got the better camera. This Sony. Buy it. You'll love it. Has familiar features as the big Sony boys have and holds up very well in every lighting condition we've thrown at it. Also with the hot shoe, you can now do off camera flash!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great shots with lots of features

    Posted
    MarkS
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I bought this after extensive research on similar long zoom cameras. The color, focus, low light exposure, and zoom are great. In addition to full auto, the options to control aperture, shutter, and ISO make it fun to get more creative, with on screen reminders to help get the best shots.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great zoom feature.

    Posted
    Larry
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I've owned two Sony cameras before that were awesome. This is less so. Still a great camera with a 50x zoom, 20.4 megapixals and a viewfinder! I don't like the lense cover because it's difficult to remove if you have any fingernails at all. You really have to pinch it hard to remove it and not much space for fingers to do this. Once it's off, it's not attached to anything, nor is there anyway to attach a cord to it. I added velcro to it and the bottom of the camera but it's awkward. I like my lense covered when I'm not shooting so it's awkward a lot if I'm out taking shots, walking a bit and shooting again. Haven't had it long enough to really review anything else about it. Still learning.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A good camera, more than she needs (she thinks @@@@@@@

    Posted
    TomBuyerAsAGift
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    A lot of features, a lot of zoom.....all she wanted was a point and shoot. I see the need for the bigger zoom for soccer games, school events, travel.....but, in simple auto mode it takes a great picture

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Gotta Love Wireless Downloads

    Posted
    UpstateBroker
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Great camera, with great and easy to use features. Convenient instructions and directions found on the screen when needed. Great zoom and very easy download to your cell or computer. Glad I made the investment!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very nice camera

    Posted
    AwesomeArmies
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I had this same camera before only older. It got ruined, but I like it a lot so I just got the current one. Lots of nice improvements. Nice zoom, wireless and plenty of other nice features. Sony cameras take very high quality pictures. I have no complaints.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera on all levels

    Posted
    Hernan
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    First off comes with incredible zoom. Almost makes you think you're using high powered binoculars when you're outdoors. Crisp photos even during twilight hours. Super fast focus that can be switched to manual as well. Lots of different features for beginners and advanced photographers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera

    Posted
    raven
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    Perfect for someone who loves taking pix but doesn't want to go professional. It has a great zoom, and best of all displays an explanation on the screen of the feature you choose for a shot.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What a Zoom

    Posted
    Fran
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Great 50x optical zoom. Quality pictures with lots of features that I have yet to master.

    I would recommend this to a friend