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18.2MP 30x CMOS Apr 2015
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42 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The reviewer at one expert review site concluded that they would recommend this camera. PhotographyBlog.com gave this digital camera a "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on seven expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Chip.de and Les Numeriques.com this compact camera digital camera has an overall expert rating of 77 out of 100.

Good Owner Reviews

On average, based on 114 owner reviews the average owner rating of this camera is 83%.

Easy to Use

A number of Sony DSC-WX500 owners who purchased it concluded that it was easy to use. Champollion rated the product as very good and said in their review of this digital camera in November last year “You are now ready to use! It is simplicity itself”. Champollion also said “The camera is a delight to use and I have used both inside”. This month Jayzinq wrote “The Camera is great! Easy to use and set-up - quality matches” and rated the Sony DSC-WX500 80 out of 100.

One customer who reviewed the Sony DSC-WX500 said that it had a good experience. A few weeks ago Sydney Bush said on Amazon “You will miss a great experience” in his review of the Sony DSC-WX500.

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Good Technical Features

Some Sony DSC-WX500 reviewers said that it had good features. D. Elliott mentioned on Amazon “I am uncertain on the value to me of some features as ‘Beauty Effect’ modes”. Mike rated it 5 stars and he said in his review of this digital camera “Really impressed with features and photo quality”. Sydney Bush rated it as very good and he mentioned in his Sony DSC-WX500 review on Amazon this year “The capability is far beyond many I suspect (including me) to be able to properly use all its features”.

Good Size

Several Sony DSC-WX500 owners considered that the Sony DSC-WX500 was compact. Adam Smith scored the Sony DSC-WX500 very highly and he mentioned “Just pictures for memories and some videos) Compact” in his review of the Sony DSC-WX500. In November this year Amazon Customer said “It has everything on it you need in a compact camera” and rated the product 5 stars. In November last year Champollion wrote “As a relative newcomer to the world of digital photography, this Sony WX500 Compact Camera provided my first steps”.

Several Sony DSC-WX500 reviewers who reviewed the Sony DSC-WX500 agreed that it was easy to carry around. Champollion wrote on Amazon “With it being light and easy to use-although it does not quite feel as robust as other cameras-it is perfect for those impromptu situations” in their Sony DSC-WX500 review and rated the product as very good. Supercat mentioned “Compact camera, easy to carry around” in their review of this digital camera and scored the product very highly.

One person who reviewed it reckoned that it was heavy and bulky. Ayjay gave it a score of 5 stars and said “Not too heavy”. One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was thin. In November last year Loszorros wrote on Amazon “There are thinner cameras” in their review of this digital camera.

One person who bought the Sony DSC-WX500 concluded that it was thick. Loszorros wrote in their review “It is the thicker side of thin, if you get my drift”.

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Robust

Several customers said in their reviews that this digital camera was well made. Djsb said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon in November last year “There is also a built in image stabiliser too which reduces blur fr”. Ukeydo said in their review on Amazon “The camera seems to be well made” and scored the product very highly.

Three people who reviewed the product concluded that it was reliable. Last year Champollion mentioned “Reliable, Efficient, Easy to Use Camera” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Champollion also mentioned “If you want a reliable, efficient, no frills/fuss to use camera, then this Sony camera could be the one for you”. A few weeks ago Sarah mentioned “Very reliable”.

Two customers who reviewed the Sony DSC-WX500 concluded that it was strong and durable. Adam Smith wrote in November “It does feel sturdy”. Tabi wrote on Amazon “When I picked it up I realised it was probably quite sturdy” but they only gave this digital camera a rating of 2 stars.

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Good Product Quality

Fifteen Sony DSC-WX500 reviewers who bought it considered that it was good quality. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “It took really good quality photos in the low light”. Charlotte rated the product as very good and she said on Amazon “I like to take good quality photos while bird-watching”. Charlotte also said “So a top quality point and shoot camera that will fit into my handbag is perfect”.

Good Quality Pictures

Several Sony DSC-WX500 owners who reviewed it considered that it was able to produce good images. Amazon Customer gave it a score of 4 stars and wrote on Amazon “A good camera which takes good photos” in their review of the Sony DSC-WX500. Amazon Customer also said “Also it can be angled so that it is easier to take photos from a low angle”. A few weeks ago Assekarn said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “With other pictures, they all seem to appear on the display 3 shades lighter than they come out on the PC”.

A few customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good picture resolution. D. Elliott wrote on Amazon “Not only does this new camera eclipse my previous camera with a definition of 18.2 mega pixels instead of 5.1” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Djsb gave the product a rating of 4 stars and mentioned on Amazon “An excellent movie shooting mode”. In November last year Mr Bd mentioned “My current compact camera has a lower resolution than I would like, so when the opportunity came to try this I jumped at it”.

Several Sony DSC-WX500 owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce clear pictures. M. Dasani scored it 80 out of 100 and wrote “Taking amazing shots with minimal adjustments and has amazing clarity even”. M. Dasani also mentioned “The picture quality, clarity and light were amazing, almost like you were in a well lit room”. Mrs. L. Evans wrote in their review on Amazon “What a difference they make to the end result - the clarity is outstanding”.

One Sony DSC-WX500 reviewer reckoned that the product had a good image sensor. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Haven't improved the sensor sufficiently” in their Sony DSC-WX500 review.

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Good Quality Lens

Some Sony DSC-WX500 owners who purchased the Sony DSC-WX500 said that it had a good zoom. In November last year Amazon Customer mentioned in their Sony DSC-WX500 review on Amazon “They've attached a huge 30x zoom.” but in spite of that they only rated it 2 stars. Djsb wrote “Probably the thing which impressed me most - a 30x zoom which keeps pictures clear” and gave it a score of 4 stars. Kelly Wheelhouse said in his review on Amazon this month “The zoom is fantastic”.

Several people mentioned that the Sony DSC-WX500 had a good autofocus. Ayjay mentioned in their review of the Sony DSC-WX500 in November last year “Macro (close-ups)] to ensure the best focus is used on the photos” . Iwona mentioned on Amazon “Great quality of pictures, amazing focus when use zoom! Small” in their review of this digital camera and gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars. Ukeydo wrote “The auto focus performance is impressively quick and accurate” in their review of the Sony DSC-WX500.

Several people said that this digital camera had a good image stabiliser. Ukeydo said in their Sony DSC-WX500 review on Amazon “The image stabilisation works well”. One person considered that the product had a good lens.

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Good Video Capture

A number of people who bought the product agreed that it was good for video recording. In November this year Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Sound on video playback is also good” in their review and rated it 80 out of 100. Loszorros wrote on Amazon “Very fast start up - you can take a picture or video very quickly after switching on” in their review of this digital camera and scored this digital camera 5 stars. Loszorros also mentioned “High quality video”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

A number of Sony DSC-WX500 reviewers considered that it had a good screen. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “The flip-up screen is certainly useful - not only for taking images with friends.” and gave the Sony DSC-WX500 a rating of 4 stars. In November last year D. Elliott said in their Sony DSC-WX500 review “The screen is a massive 2”. Loszorros rated the Sony DSC-WX500 as excellent and said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon also in November last year “Love the screen flip up so can see yourself if talking into the camera for video or if taking a selfie”.

Five Sony DSC-WX500 owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good viewfinder. D. Elliott wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “The hinged screen viewfinder is ideal for photographs taken at low level” and gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars. D. Elliott also mentioned “This will change now!Previously I have preferred an eye-piece viewfinder.”. Sydney Bush mentioned “HAVE GREAT FUN as the viewfinder pop-up switches it on! You can also use the viewfinder like a little telescope”.

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Good Support

Five Sony DSC-WX500 reviewers who reviewed the product concluded that it had good technical guidance. Champollion mentioned on Amazon “All is explained in the helpful instruction manual”. Mrs. L. Evans gave it a rating of 5 stars and said in their Sony DSC-WX500 review on Amazon “For more of the complicated facilities of the camera there are well-written instructions; plus there are also camera specifications”. Sydney Bush said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “Manual focus is excellent and its autofocus variations are great”.

Good Connectivity

Four Sony DSC-WX500 owners who bought it wrote that it was wifi compatible. Champollion wrote last year “The camera comes with WiFi connection, giving a powerful nod to the social media market”. D. Elliott wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-WX500 “On trying out the camera I can appreciate the Wi-Fi connectivity to mobile phones”. Djsb scored the Sony DSC-WX500 4 stars and said in their review “It has a high quality Zeiss lens, built in wifi and NFC”.

One customer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good in terms of USB connections. D. Elliott said “And I’m still coming to terms with transferring images to my computer as there are a number of alternatives – card slot, USB micro connection or special ‘Play Memories’ software” in their review of the Sony DSC-WX500.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was good in terms of connectivity. Djsb scored the Sony DSC-WX500 80 out of 100 and said on Amazon “I also found the wi-fi connectivity worked well; I was able to transfer photos directly from my camera to my iPad this way, thanks to the Sony app”.

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Nice Design

A number of people agreed that it was good looking. Charlotte mentioned “From a purely aesthetic point of view, this camera is really beautifully designed!”. Tabi said in their review on Amazon last year “When I opened the box I was greeted by a chunky little thing that looked a lot more like a plastic finish than a stylish white one”.

One Sony DSC-WX500 reviewer who purchased this digital camera thought it was smooth. A few weeks ago Jayzinq wrote in their review of this digital camera “The quality is still very clear and very smooth in 1080p 60FPS”.

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Sony Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

We checked 14,929 user and expert reviews for Sony digital cameras and found that on average Sony has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically within its compact camera digital cameras range.

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Good Battery Life

Two customers who bought the product considered that it had a good battery life. Ukeydo mentioned on Amazon “The battery life is very good”. Last year expert review site Photographyblog.com said “A pop-up flash and a colossal 400-shot capacity battery” in their Sony DSC-WX500 review and scored the product 4 stars.

Good Flash

A number of people thought the product had a good flash. Mr Bd wrote in his review of the Sony DSC-WX500 “A nice little built-in flash, Aperture/Shutter priority”.

Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Sony DSC-WX500 supports video recording, unlike most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-WX500 which do not support video recording.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras which support video recording and we think because of it's better review score, the Lumix DMC-TZ70[pl_2749648_price], and the Lumix DMC-TZ57[pl_2835365_price] both from Panasonic or the Sony DSC-HX90[plb_2838898_price] is also worth considering.

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Very Big Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-WX500 is 2x and the biggest is 120x. When compared to other cameras of this age and spec that we have assessed, the Sony DSC-WX500's digital zoom of 120 times zoom factor is one of the biggest.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 120x digital zoom cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-HX90[plb_2838898_price].

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Unlike most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-WX500 which do not support Full HD video, the DSC-WX500 supports Full HD video.

There are a number of other cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70[plb_2749648_price], the Sony DSC-HX90[plb_2838898_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS[plb_1496416_price].

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The DSC-WX500 supports WiFi connectivity, unlike most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out more than a year ago which do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support WiFi connectivity to this camera and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70[plb_2749648_price], and the Sony DSC-HX90[plb_2838898_price] which has better reviews; or the Fujifilm XQ2[plb_2788588_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DSC-WX500 has a built-in flash, unlike most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-WX500 which do not have a built-in flash.

There are a number of other cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to look at including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70[plb_2749648_price], the Sony DSC-HX90[plb_2838898_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS[plb_1496416_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other cameras of this age and spec, the DSC-WX500 has an image stabiliser.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70[plb_2749648_price], the Sony DSC-HX90[plb_2838898_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS[plb_1496416_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

At 30 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-WX500 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DSC-WX500 the optical zooms range from 2.8x to 40x, and the average optical zoom is 15x.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 30x optical zoom cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70[plb_2749648_price], or the Sony DSC-HX90[plb_2838898_price].

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SD Memory Card

SD memory card

This digital camera supports a MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many digital cameras of this spec and age. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the PowerShot SX270 HS[pl_1496416_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the PowerShot SX280 HS[pl_2126239_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) both from Canon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70[plb_2749648_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector

The DSC-WX500 has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most cameras of this spec and age. This camera has a Micro HDMI connector, which is the most frequently found HDMI connector found on compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-WX500.

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Has Five White Balance Modes

The DSC-WX500 has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on cameras of this spec and age. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this Sony digital camera.

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Has One Photo Effect

The DSC-WX500 has a greater number of photo effects than most cameras of this spec and age. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than a year ago.

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Fairly Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

Similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-WX500 have maximum camera shutter speeds of between 0.12s and 60s. The Sony DSC-WX500 has a fairly long maximum camera shutter speed (30 seconds) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Slideshow Playback Mode

This digital camera has a Slideshow playback mode, which is the most commonly found playback mode on similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Fairly High Display Resolution

At 921,600 pixels, the Sony DSC-WX500 has a fairly high display resolution compared to most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-WX500. The display resolutions of comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-WX500 range from 230,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 550,000 pixels.

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Very High Maximum ISO Speed

The maximum ISO speeds of cameras of this age and type range from 1,600 to 13,000. At 12,800, the DSC-WX500 has a very high maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-WX500.

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400 Shots Per Battery Charge

The DSC-WX500 is a camera that takes 400 shots shots per battery charge. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age only take between 150 and 399 shots per battery charge.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Sony DSC-WX500 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best video resolution across all cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-WX500.

A 1280 x 720 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Sony DSC-WX500 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-WX500.

The worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of digital camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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3648 X 2736 Still Image Resolution

The Sony DSC-WX500 has a 3648 x 2736 still image resolution which is higher than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. Most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. In addition, this digital camera have still image resolutions of 4896x3264, 3648x2432, 2592x1728, 4896x3672, 3648x2736, 2592x1944, 4896x2752, 3648x2056, 1920x1080, 3664x3664, 2736x2736, 1920x1920, 7152x1080, 4912x1920, 4912x1080 and 3424x1920 and 11520x1080. The still image resolution of all digital cameras of this age and spec ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 5152 x 3864 (best).

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± 3EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The Sony DSC-WX500 has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than the ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction found on most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

This digital camera's light exposure correction (± 3EV (1/3EV step)) is in fact the best light exposure correction across all comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-WX500.

Across similar types of digital camera the worst light exposure correction is ± 2EV (1/3EV step).

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Has Six Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the DSC-WX500 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This Sony camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-WX500. The shooting modes "Aperture priority", "Manual", "Movie", "Scene" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this Sony digital camera.

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the DSC-WX500 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-WX500. The camera file system "DCF" is also supported by this Sony camera.

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Supports One Image Format

The Sony DSC-WX500 has a greater number of supported image formats than most compact camera digital cameras that came out more than a year ago. This digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by similar spec cameras that have been available for more than a year.

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Very Small Minimum ISO Speed

Across all the digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-WX500 the minimum ISO speed range from 80 to 130. The DSC-WX500 has a quite small minimum ISO speed (only 80) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DSC-WX500.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a GPS

Most cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DSC-WX500 do not have a GPS. The DSC-WX500 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also have a GPS including the Canon PowerShot SX280 HS[plb_2126239_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The Sony DSC-WX500 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-WX500 are also not waterproof.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DSC-WX500 are not 3D compatible. The DSC-WX500 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

Cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70[plb_2749648_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The DSC-WX500 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than a year. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Features Two Auto Focus

The DSC-WX500 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most digital cameras of this age and type. The most commonly featured auto focus is Face detection, but this auto focus is not featured on this camera. The auto focus Continuous Auto Focus and Contrast Detection Auto Focus are also featured on this Sony camera.

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Thick

The Sony DSC-WX500 is one of the thicker compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-WX500 (35.5 millimeters) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that were released one year ago the depths range from 18mm to 86mm.

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Very Small Viewfinder Screen Size

With a viewfinder screen size of only 0.2 inches, the DSC-WX500 has a fairly small viewfinder screen size compared to most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-WX500. The average viewfinder screen size of comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-WX500 is 0.3".

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-WX500

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the DSC-WX500 has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than a year.

Alternative 3" screen cameras currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the PowerShot SX270 HS[pl_1496416_price], or the PowerShot SX280 HS[pl_2126239_price] both from Canon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70[plb_2749648_price].

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Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 18.2 megapixels, the Sony DSC-WX500 has a fairly average megapixel count compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 18.2MP cameras and we think the Sony DSC-HX90[plb_2838898_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Weight

The DSC-WX500 has a relatively average weight (209 grams) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than a year ago.

Other digital cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Lumix DMC-TZ57[pl_2835365_price] (223g), or the Lumix DMC-TZ70[pl_2749648_price] (217g) both from Panasonic or the Sony DSC-HX90[plb_2838898_price] (218g) which also has a higher rating.

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MOS Sensor Type

The DSC-WX500 has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most cameras of this type and age.

We compared all the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor to this camera and we think the PowerShot SX270 HS[pl_1496416_price], and the PowerShot SX280 HS[pl_2126239_price] both from Canon or the Sony DSC-HX90[plb_2838898_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Focal Length Range
Focusing
Auto Focus
Light Exposure
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
HDMI Connector
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Maximum Battery Life
Shot Per Battery Charge
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Networking
Other Features
Technical Details
Image Processor

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26 October 2015

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7 September 2015

PhotographyBlog.com

Want a 30x optical zoom in the smallest possible package? Sony has the camera for you. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 isn't much larger than the 20x WX350, yet it packs 30x zoom, a tiltable screen,... Read more…

15 April 2015

If the HX90 didn't exist the WX500 would seem very attractive. It has an excellent specification and should deliver the same image quality as the HX90, but the lack of a viewfinder could be an...

14 April 2015

If the HX90 didn't exist the WX500 would seem very attractive. It has an excellent specification and should deliver the same image quality as the HX90, but the lack of a viewfinder could be an...

Looking at the rear of the camera, it's dominated by a 3.0-inch LCD monitor with 921,000 dot resolution. The display is articulated, able to tilt upwards a full 180 degrees so that you can frame... Read more…

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Reviewed 23 August 2015 by 71wonderful
71wonderful would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX500 (Verified Purchase)

I spent a lot of time researching for a small camera that you could fit in your pocket and take HD film clips and pictures. For the size and price this camera is best for taking high quality film... Read more…

Easy to Use
Good Battery Life
Great Resolution
Great Zoom
Large Clear LCD
Viewfinder
Poor Image Quality
Reviewed 7 August 2015 by Froman
Froman would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX500 (Verified Purchase)

This was the first Camera purchase that I had made in nearly 7 years. I did a lot of research and finally settled on this one. It takes fantastic photos has 30x zoom and still fits in my pocket. I... Read more…

Reviewed 5 September 2015 by PopStu
PopStu would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX500 (Verified Purchase)

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!... Read more…

Reviewed 27 August 2015 by Bob
Bob would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX500 (Verified Purchase)

I use this small camera to replace a Kodak 5MP camera for general photography. The 30X zoom is great and the 18MP give me good resolution on zoom shots. The size and weight are right for use... Read more…

Reviewed 11 August 2015 by Arudolph
Arudolph would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX500 (Verified Purchase)

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... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony ep380, sony ep380n, sony ep380nc, sony dscwx500rc, sony dscwx500rce, sony dscwx500rceh, sony dscwx500rce3
Barcodes 00027242889668, 00027242889675, 04548736014138, 04548736014152, 04548736014169, 04548736014176, 04548736014183, 04548736014251, 04548736014275

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