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

BH #SODSCWX500B • MFR #DSCWX500/B
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 Digital Camera (Black)
Key Features
  • 18.2MP BSI Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • Zeiss Vario-Sonnar 30x Optical Zoom Lens
  • 24-720mm (35mm Equivalent)
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.
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Sony DSC-WX500 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 218.2MP Back-Illuminated Exmor R CMOS Image Sensor
  • 3BIONZ X Image Processor
  • 4Zeiss Vario-Sonnar Lens with 30x Optical Zoom and 60x Digital Zoom
  • 53" Tilting LCD Screen
  • 6Full HD 1080/60p Video Capture
  • 74K Still Images
  • 8Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC
  • 9Optical SteadyShot Hybrid Image Stabilization

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.

Sony DSC-WX500 Specs

Imaging
Sensor Resolution
Effective: 18.2 Megapixel
Lens
Focal Length
4.3 to 129mm (35mm Equivalent: 24 to 720mm)
Optical Zoom
30x
Digital Zoom
2x Optimized (60x Combined Zoom)
Maximum Aperture
f/3.5 to 6.4
Focus Range
1.97" to Infinity / 5 cm to Infinity (Wide)
8.2' to Infinity / 2.5 m to Infinity (Telephoto)
Optical Design
11 Elements in 10 Groups
Exposure Control
Shutter Speed
1/2000 to 30 Seconds
Exposure Modes
Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation
-3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
Continuous Shooting
Up to 10 fps
Self-Timer
2/5/10-Second Delay
Special Options
Beach, Fireworks, Food, Handheld Night, Landscape, Night Landscape, Night Portrait, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Sunset
Aspect Ratio
1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image File Format
JPEG
Broadcast Output
NTSC
Interface
Resolution
921,000 Dot
Display Type
180° Tilting LCD
Flash
Built-In Flash/Light
Yes, Flash Only
External Flash Connection
No
Battery Type
1x NP-BX1 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.96 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.1 x 4.7 x 2.85"

Sony DSC-WX500 Reviews

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max FPS rate while recording?

max FPS rate while recording?
Asked by: Dylan
The frame rate specs are; AVCHD/XAVC S Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 24p/59.94p Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 59.94i
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2019-08-08

Is a memory card included? If not, which one is ...

Is a memory card included? If not, which one is recommended?
Asked by: bruce
This comes in a kit with free items, including a memory card. Click the link below to view the kit; https://bhpho.to/2HpktNe
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2019-07-30

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Japan or china made??
Asked by: Ameer N.
According to the information we have, our current inventory's Country of Origin is Japan. Please be aware this can change over the product's production life without notice.
Answered by: Daniel M.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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Can you take a picture while videoing?
Asked by: Lena S.
I never tried to take a picture while shooting a video.
Answered by: HOWARD D W.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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Weight? And good for sports?
Asked by: Anonymous
excellent for sports. My son is a pitcher and it can shoot 10 shots per second showing his entire rotation
Answered by: Charles B.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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This camer movie record mode, is NTSC (30/60P) OR PAL (25/50P) ?
Asked by: Bob K.
The DSC-WX500 that B&H carries records NTSC only.
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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This camera buy from B&H is NTSC 60i version or PAL 50i version?
Asked by: Bob K.
This is an NTSC camera.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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Can this camera download to an Apple computer
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes. It is supposed to, but I haven't got it to work yet.
Answered by: Robert H.
Date published: 2018-08-26
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