One thing I want to say mehmen:
The camera is designed for users who are only looking for a camera with which you want to keep only the fully automatic mode just kind of on the subject and take pictures, really a shame.
Of course, this is but the Sony is much, much more.
I was moved the camera to occupy myself once with the basic concepts of digital photography, so I can at least begin to take advantage of the opportunities which come with the camera. On the web there are to masses of reading material.
After the first sample images I was amazed at the great image quality, the photos are sharp, and have natural colors, almost every picture succeed right away.
Today, after about 500 images and after I have occupied myself with something the matter, I can say the DSC-HX400V was a very good buy.
Landscapes, macros, portraits, animal photography, images with high zoom and also the interior shots with and succeed without a flash with this camera and are many times better than with my previous compact but that is a few years old, although certainly not at the worst market counted.
Conclusion: Photo Quality: Super.
It's great I find the thread on the lens, here eröffen ways that I've always missed in my compact car.
Polarizer for rich colors, radiant sky blue or for anti-reflective, neutral density filter for long exposures even during the day, a sun visor against unwanted lens flares, all you can buy as a useful accessory.
Among the criticisms that are often here to read:
One must always keep in mind, these are a bridge camera with a correspondingly small sensor. Under these vital aspects obtained images in a completely ordinary quality, entry-level DSLR's provide here some photos from poorer.
But: not a professional photographer would be several thousand euros to spend on his equiptment when with a 350, - could achieve the same results Bridge. So at negative criticism always stay on the carpet.
Of course, the image quality at high zoom ratios can be slightly, moreover, when the light is bad and you work without a tripod. Often help here but manual settings of aperture, Verschusszeit and readjust the focus in order to achieve good to very good results.
Of course you can see a Pixelbrei when viewing images on the PC in the 100% magnification.
But why do you do that?
A poster of a 20MP image can be up to 2m x 1.5m (!) Be large and this poster would certainly not See 30cm distance.
In addition: If you use that? Or you can still customize any paper images in 99% of cases more in Photo Albums size?
Criticism missing unwanted background blur despite large aperture for portraits or macro:
Well, when the small sensor is not so simple, but it comes in a roundabout way. Just a little further away from the subject, but with a little zoom work, you've got this effect.
Criticism of delivery:
An external charger is missing, that's really a weak point. Here it is essential, in my opinion, a charger to buy as an accessory. These are available on the net as a set with 2 additional batteries as early as under 20, -.
I am pleased with my Sony DSC-HX400V. For home users, the emphasis on good photos and a camera with many individual possibilities sought, I am well served here.
If you look at the technology and the basic concepts such as aperture, ISO, Verschusszeit, depth of field, focusing etc a little busy, that thing does really fun.
From me, therefore gibts 5 stars because price-performance I find here top.