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Sony DSC-WX500

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A critically acclaimed and fully featured 18.2 megapixel 30 times zoom factor digital camera
Compact 18.2MP 30x Yes Apr 2015
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Sony DSC-WX500 Review

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Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 38?

It has very good expert reviews and terrific user reviews with 94% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report good lens quality, it is easy to use and design. However they also report unacceptable noise level.
This Sony digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Fairly high megapixel
1" image sensor size
Very small viewfinder screen size
Does not have a GPS (satellite)

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared the DSC-WX500 with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for portrait photography. It is also very good for everyday photography, but average for sports photography.
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Sony DSC-WX500 Video Reviews


How Big is the Sony DSC-WX500?

The Sony DSC-WX500 is 101.6mm wide and 58.1mm tall. It is 35.5mm deep and weighs 209g.

Sony DSC-WX500 front dimensions

Sony DSC-WX500 size in context

Sony DSC-WX500 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Average

Three experts from sites including Ephotozine, zoom.nl and portablegear.nl have rated this camera on average 77 out of 100.

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Excellent User Reviews

Based on 997 user reviews this camera has a fantastic average user rating. Over 72% of reviewers gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 95% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report Good Lens Quality

12 people who bought it considered that it had a good zoom and two people mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good autofocus.

Users Report Unacceptable Noise Level

16 owners thought it was noisy.

Users Report it is Easy to Use

57 customers who reviewed it said that it was comfortable and easy to hold, 20 people who purchased it thought it was easy to use and two people said that this digital camera was easy to handle.

Customers Report Excellent Design

32 people reckoned that the product was good looking and 12 owners wrote in their reviews that the Sony DSC-WX500 was well designed.

Users Report Superior Product Quality

123 people who reviewed the Sony DSC-WX500 mentioned that it was good quality.

Sony Has Very Good Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 29,814 expert and owner reviews (including 10,342 verified purchases), Sony has very good ratings for its digital cameras. Sony also has very good ratings specifically for its cameras. 92% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

20 owners said in their reviews that the Sony DSC-WX500 was able to produce good images and three customers considered that it was able to produce clear pictures.

Users Report Good Video Capture

Five customers who reviewed it concluded that it was good for video recording.

Users Report Good Technical Features

Eight people reckoned that the Sony DSC-WX500 had good features.

Users Report Great Battery Life

Two owners thought it had a good battery life.

  • An excellent alternative to the Studios if you don't want to have to go through the hassle of making sure that the battery is always charged…
  • Light weight, great resolution, long battery life…

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two owners agreed that the Sony DSC-WX500 had a good screen and two customers considered that it had a good viewfinder.

Customers Report a Good Flash

Two owners thought the product had a good flash.

Customers Report it is Robust

14 people who purchased the product concluded that it was well made, 11 owners thought the product was strong and durable and two owners who reviewed it considered that it was reliable.

Users Report it is a Good Size

Eight customers who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was lightweight, seven owners who reviewed it thought it was compact and two people who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was easy to carry around.

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

63 people agreed that the product was good value for money.


Features

Fairly High Megapixel

With a megapixel of 18.2 megapixels, the DSC-WX500 has one of the higher megapixels amongst cameras of this age. The lowest megapixel of cameras is 0.3MP and the highest is 80MP.

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1" Image Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1|1/2.3" image sensor size, which is typical of many cameras.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 209 grams, the DSC-WX500 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other cameras.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of digital cameras range from 0.34x to 83x. The DSC-WX500 has a quite big optical zoom (30 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The DSC-WX500 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the DSC-WX500 has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The DSC-WX500 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other cameras.

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4896 X 3672 Still Image Resolution

The Sony DSC-WX500 has a 4896 x 3672 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras. In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) of 11520 x 1080, 3648 x 2736, 3648 x 2432, 7152 x 1080, 3648 x 2056, 2736 x 2736, 2592 x 1944, 2592 x 1728 and 1920 x 1920 and 1920 x 1080. Across all cameras the worst still image resolution is S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664 and the best is 6016 x 4000.

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Very Small Viewfinder Screen Size

With a viewfinder screen size of only 0.2 inches, the DSC-WX500 has a quite small viewfinder screen size compared to most of the other cameras. The average viewfinder screen size of cameras is 0.41".

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Has a USB Connectivity

The Sony DSC-WX500 has a USB connectivity. Most of the other cameras also have a USB connectivity.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The DSC-WX500 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The DSC-WX500 supports video capability. Most of the other cameras also support video capability.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

Digital cameras have digital zooms of between 0.72x and 810x. With a digital zoom of 120 times zoom factor, the DSC-WX500 has a very big digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the DSC-WX500 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by cameras. 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. The worst video resolution of all digital cameras is 320 x 120 pixels and the best is 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Sony DSC-WX500 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other cameras also support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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400 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Sony DSC-WX500 is a digital camera that takes 400 shots battery life (CIPA standard).

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Has a Wrist Strap

The DSC-WX500 has a wrist strap. Most of the other cameras also have a wrist strap.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other cameras, the Sony DSC-WX500 does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Sony DSC-WX500 features brightness adjustment. Most of the other cameras also feature brightness adjustment.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Sony DSC-WX500 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

At 921,600 pixels, the Sony DSC-WX500 has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other cameras. The average display resolution (numeric) of cameras is 600,000 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since April 2015.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers cybershot dscwx500r, sony dscwx500rceh, sony dscwx500bc, sony dscwx500w, sony 6klgy
Barcodes 00027242889668, 00027242889675, 00027242890558, 04548736012561, 04548736014138, 04548736014152, 04548736014169, 04548736014176, 04548736014183, 04548736014213, 04548736014251, 04548736014275

Frequently Asked Questions About the Sony DSC-WX500

90% larger maximum aperture number
A bit better expert reviews
User review Rating is a bit Worse

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