With SLR-like styling, the 20.4-megapixel Sony HX400V ultrazoom is aimed at photographers looking for a reasonably sophisticated feature set, but who don't want the bulk and complexity of interchangeable lenses or the cost and relatively more limited zoom range of the enthusiast-friendly RX10.
Sony's new Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V is virtually identical to the HX300 model that it replaces, so a lot of the comments that we made in our review of that camera apply equally to the new HX400V. The HX400V clearly takes its design cues from an entry-level DSLR camera. The HX400V's optical zoom is still a massive 50x and the effective resolution remains at 20.4 million pixels from a 1/2.3-inch Sony Exmor R CMOS sensor. Key new features include a 3x faster processor, multi interface shoe, and built-in Wi-Fi, NFC and GPS.