#WIN get your hands on the tried & tested Sony H400 or HX60!

***Competition now closed – Thank you for entering***  The Very.co.uk team have put Sony’s latest range of cameras to the test so you don’t have to; and boy have we had some fun doing it! We have done everything with these cameras, from being away in Bali to celebrating with friends; these cameras have seen it all!

Whether you’re looking for a camera to capture your holiday snaps, or looking for something a little more technical, we’ve reviewed them for you.

Sony DSCH400 20.1 Megapixel Digital Camera with Case Bundle

First up was the H400, reviewed in Bali by Esmee Freeman! She said;

‘I loved this camera! It looked and felt like a DSLR, but was so much easier to use and with a lot less faff! The image quality is great, thanks to the extensive zoom. It is quite a big camera but I felt like a true professional using it, I would definitely recommend it.’

Sony ILCE5000L 20.1 Megapixel Interchangeable Lens Camera with SELP1650 Lens

Next was the Sony A5000, reviewed by Paddy Donnelly. Paddy loves photography and took this on holiday with him to Portugal. His review was:

‘This camera is compact and feels well built, definitely sturdy enough to take the whacks us photographers are prone to accidentally inflicting on our equipment. There are very few buttons on the camera itself, something which has ultimately been sacrificed to allow the cameras size while maintaining for the large vary-angle lcd display on the back. The flip up screen on the camera was a great touch! Overall I would recommend the camera and think it is worth the money.’

Sony DSCW830 20.1 Megapixel Digital Compact Camera

Rebecca Woodward tested the W830, when being a bridesmaid at her best friend’s wedding! Her thoughts were

‘I would recommend this camera as it is easy to use, and is perfect to fit in your handbag! It is great for a night out and the photo quality is ideal for this everyday use.  It is a great all-rounder and the colour made it stand out and looked great when taking a selfie!’

Sony DSCHX60B 20.4 Megapixel Compact Digital Camera

Finally was the HX60, tested by Sophie Thistlewood when out with friends. She reviewed it saying ‘This is a great camera that gives so many more benefits and features than my mobile. It was really easy to use, fast and full of features. Once I’d taken all my photos I simply transferred them over WiFi to my tablet, a real bonus as I hate having to locate my cable and turn on my laptop! All in all a great choice and would highly recommend to friends and family who want to capture the action!’

The four cameras were very different and each had their individual features for the different cameras. Each camera had their own pros and cons but the one we loved the most was the H400! Esmee felt, and looked, like a true professional using it and the picture quality was amazing. It is great for a variety of occasions and is a good camera for everyday use. Second place went to the HX60, for all the extra features, we loved how you could instantly share photos! The a5000 came next, being ideal for the professional photographer, offering a more technical spec! Then was the W830, the perfect all-rounder for nights out and a good selfie!

So, if you fancy winning one of our top two cameras – the H400 or HX60…then all you have to do is comment below & tell us where you are going this summer to capture the action and why you want the camera you do? Happy snapping!

Good Luck!

The Very team x


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3rd June 2014
Written by Very_Lauren

Posted by: Gordon 3 June 2014


Posted by: steven young 3 June 2014

Not going anywhere special in the Summer. Got family from Ireland visiting in July so hopefully have nice weather like last year so we can entertain in the garden.

Posted by: Becky Temple 3 June 2014

I’m going to a few festivals in London and it would be amazing to have the camera to capture all the fun!