Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 Digital Camera (Black)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 Digital Camera (Black)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 Digital Camera (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • 18.2MP BSI Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • Zeiss Vario-Sonnar 30x Optical Zoom Lens
  • 24-720mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • 3.0" 921k-Dot LCD
  • Full HD 1080/60p AVCHD/XAVC S Video
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC
  • Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
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Sony DSC-WX500 overview

  • 1Description

The black Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 Digital Camera from Sony has an 18.2MP BSI Exmor R CMOS Sensor and a powerful 30x optical zoom lens. In combination with the BIONZ X image processor, the sensor provides sharp imaging and fast autofocus speeds. The 30x optical zoom Zeiss Vario-Sonnar lens has a 35mm focal length equivalency of 24-720mm which covers a full range of shooting situations from wide angle to telephoto. In addition, the camera has 60x digital zoom to allow you to effectively double the optical zoom range for distant image capture.

The WX500 also supports Full HD 1080p video capture at 60p, 60i, and 24p. In both still and video modes, the camera has Optical SteadyShot Hybrid image stabilization to help reduce shake and blur by countering camera movements in 5 axes, resulting in more stable stills and videos even at long focal lengths.

Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity allows you to instantly transfer images from your camera to your computer, smartphone, or tablet. With the included Sony PlayMemories App you can also use your smartphone as a remote control and viewer and directly send images to social media sites.

18.2MP Back-Illuminated Exmor R CMOS Image Sensor
The 18.2MP CMOS back-illuminated sensor offers high resolution low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and reduced grain.
BIONZ X Image Processor
The BIONZ X image processor provides fast performance speeds, particularly when it comes to autofocus speeds at its long focal lengths.
Zeiss Vario-Sonnar Lens with 30x Optical Zoom and 60x Digital Zoom
The 30x optical zoom provides a 35mm focal length equivalency of 24-720mm, which covers a variety of shooting situations from wide-angle to telephoto. In addition, the 60x digital zoom effectively doubles the lens's reach.
3" Tilting LCD Screen
The camera features a 180° tilting 921k-dot 3" LCD screen for shooting at various angles.
Full HD 1080/60p Video Capture
Record full HD 1080p videos in AVCHD or in the high-quality XAVC S format at 50 Mbps in multiple frame rates.
4K Still Images
Photos can be viewed in 4K resolution on a compatible television via HDMI output.
Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC
The camera has built-in Wi-Fi and NFC capabilities to quickly share images. The PlayMemories Mobile App, available for both Android and iOS allows you to wirelessly transfer photos and videos to a connected smartphone or tablet. The application also allows your device to be used as wireless remote to control the camera.
Optical SteadyShot Hybrid Image Stabilization
Optical SteadyShot Hybrid image stabilization reduces shake and blur by countering camera movements on 5 axes.
UPC: 027242889668
In the Box
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 Digital Camera (Black)
  • NP-BX1 Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • Micro-USB Cable
  • Wrist Strap
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Sony DSC-WX500 specs

    Pixels 18.2 Megapixel
    Sensor 1/2.3" CMOS
    File Formats Still Images: JPEG
    Movies: AVCHD 2.0, XAVC S
    Audio: AAC LC, AC3, Dolby Digital 2ch, Linear PCM
    Max Resolution 18 MP: 4896 x 3672
    Aspect Ratio 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
    Image Stabilization Optical, 5-Way
    Lens Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar, 11 elements in 10 groups
    5 Aspherical
    EFL: 4.3-129mm (35 mm equivalent: 24-720mm)
    Aperture: f/3.5 (W) - 6.4 (T)
    Filter Thread None
    Zoom Optical: 30x
    Digital: 60x
    Focus Range Wide: 2.0" (5 cm) to Infinity
    Telephoto: 8.2' (2.5 m) to Infinity
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity 80-3200 (Extended Mode: 80-12800)
    Shutter 30 - 1/2000 Seconds 
    Exposure Metering Center-Weighted, Multi, Spot
    Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Intelligent Auto, Manual, Memory Recall, Movie, Panorama Shot, Programmed Auto, Scene Selection, Shutter Priority, Superior Auto
    Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV Steps)
    Shooting Modes Anti-motion Blur
    Backlight HDR
    Handheld Twilight
    High Sensitivity
    Night Portrait
    Night Scene
    Pet Mode
    Soft Skin
    White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Incandescent, One Push, One Push Set, Shade
    Buffer/Continuous Shooting Up to 10 fps for up to Frames
    Self-Timer 2, 5, 10 Seconds
    Flash Modes Flash On
    Rear Sync
    Slow Sync
    Built-In Flash Yes
    Maximum Effective Flash Range Wide: 0.98 - 17.72' (0.3 - 5.4 m)
    Telephoto: 8.20 - 9.84' (2.5 - 3 m)
    Memory Card Type Memory Stick Duo
    Memory Stick PRO Duo (High Speed)
    Memory Stick PRO HG-Duo
    Memory Stick Micro
    Memory Stick Micro (M2)
    Video Recording Yes, NTSC
    Resolution 1920 x 1080p: 60 fps, 24 fps
    1920 x 1080i: 60 fps
    Viewfinder Type None
    Screen 3.0" LCD Rear Screen (921,000 pixels)
    Connectivity/System Requirements
    Connectivity HDMI D (Micro), Micro-USB, USB 2.0
    Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 4 built-in
    Battery 1 x NP-BX1 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
    AC Power Adapter AC-UB10C / UB10D (Included)
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.0 x 2.3 x 1.4" / 101.6 x 58.1 x 35.5 mm
    Weight 7.37 oz / 209 g Without battery
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.05 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.1 x 4.7 x 2.7"

    Sony DSC-WX500 reviews

    Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 Digital Camera (Black) is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 15.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Small point-and-shoot with a great zoom I got this camera before taking a week long cruise to Alaska and was immensely pleased with it. It doesn't have a viewfinder, so my polarized sunglasses had to be taken off for vertical shots, but that's a very minor inconvenience in my opinion. The image quality, even at 30x zoom, was amazing. A tripod would have helped, but I was still pleased with the results without one. The flip up screen for taking selfies has an automatic mode where it does a 3 second count down, which I found to be nice. The recycle time (time between pictures) is quite minimal, much quicker than my last super-zoom. Overall, I'd buy it again.
    Date published: 2015-08-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice camera, but better to have next model with viewfinder. I always wanted to have small camera with me. Here we go. Was said enough about picture quality. I would like to note things that I would like to improve: 1. Turning on: this is compact camera; it is always with me and I would like to have fast turning on to be able take a unique picture. By the way, I thing that Power button is very flat with camera's body, so it is not so simple to turn it. 2. LCD display Well, it is almost impossible to use it in sun bright weather. So, HX90V model would be much better at this point of view. 3. Wind cancelation reduce a lot of LF range and not always works. If you don't care about points above, this is a good product!
    Date published: 2016-10-27
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Tele For a Point N Shoot Very satisfied with the Sony WX500 camera. Like a lot of others nowadays most of my photo and video is shot with an iPhone. But an iPhone can't zoom like this camera. The 30x zoom is fantastic! Just have to make sure your stable when you use it. You just can't zoom like that with a phone and really any kind of zoom with a phone and you're talking pixel city. You don't get that with this camera. And it's just as easy to carry around as your phone (almost). I'm not big into all the technical photo stuff so fairly simple controls are all I really want to deal with and the WX500 allows me to do just that. Keep it simple with great results. Videos are very good. Low light isn't a strong point but we are talking about a point n shoot so I'm ok with that. Sound recording is good (just don't cover up the mic's on top). The flip up screen is great for selfie recording. And when your trying to get a grandkid level video shot just tilt the screen up 90degrees. Too cool. Flash is easy to use and does a nice job. I always get my subjects looking like they've been hit by a searchlight but I get that same flash result with any camera I use. If you want a simple to use point n shoot with great looking pics and video then I highly recommend the Sony DSC-WX500. Fun camera!
    Date published: 2015-09-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Camera This is a great compact camera. Lens quality is excellent, easy to handle. Took it on a trip to South America, and used it for stills, movies, panoramas with ease. Flip screen is very helpful; screen hard to view in bright sunlight.
    Date published: 2016-02-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Sony WX500: A Great Little Point and Shoot. I currently own four Sony digital cameras: an Alpha 55, A7, DSC-HX30V, and now a DSC-WX500. I bought the WX500 recently because the view window on my HX30V was losing the emulsion finish and it was getting difficult to see an image being framed. My new WX500 has all of the features I have on the older HX30V, plus a longer magnification and adjustable back viewing window. The glass is made by Carl Zeiss who produces some of the best lenses on the market. I have a Zeiss 24-70 f2.8 on my A7. While smaller, the glass on this WX500 is proving it can hold its own with the big boys. This WX500 is small which makes it easy for me to pack while hiking, yet I can mount it on a small protable tripod and shoot under any light conditions available. It is very reasonably priced and produces excellent quality images. You would be hard pressed to find a camera with the features packaged in this little guy, and at a cost that clearly out shines the competition.
    Date published: 2016-11-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing image quality Amazing image quality. A bit thicker and heavier than anticipated, but worth it. Incredible zoom range.
    Date published: 2016-06-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic camera I bought this to replace my Panasonic Lumix, seemed like a great camera but the pictures always came out awful no matter the setting. I bought this Sony specifically for kids activities and low lighting. So far it's been great, very user friendly and many settings to choose from for basic point and shoot. Selfie screen is coll but not what I bought it for.
    Date published: 2016-09-06
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Only for video Screen is not good, Record sign is not visible, Poor Image Quality, Good video
    Date published: 2015-08-10
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