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Sony DSCWX500B Digital Camera

$372.51
$343.51 $29.00 cheaper than 79 days ago
Compact Camera 18.2MP 30x Apr 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
One industry award
Good zoom
Compact
58 Reviews + 1 Award
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Reviews

One Industry Award

Websites PhotographyBlog.com recommend this Sony digital camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on seven expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Les Numeriques.com and Chip.de the average expert rating of this Sony camera is 77%.

Good Owner Reviews

On average, DSC-WX500 owners rated this digital camera 84%. Over 78% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 77% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Good Brand

We checked 23,045 user and expert reviews (including 7,132 verified purchases) 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 high megapixel cameras range. 92% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Good Zoom

Twenty-one people concluded that the product had a good zoom. Bestbuy.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Great Zoom” . Tabi said on Amazon “The zoom works well”. Sydney Bush said in his Sony DSC-WX500 review in April last year “Wonderful camera My Canon SX 60HX with 130x zoom is fantastic and this little Sony is a super companion”.

Three owners who reviewed it concluded that it had a good autofocus. Ukeydo said “The auto focus performance is impressively quick” in their review of this digital camera. Two people mentioned in their reviews that it had a good image stabiliser. Two years ago Ukeydo wrote “The image stabilisation works well”.

One customer concluded that this digital camera had a good lens.

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Good Flash

Three people who purchased this digital camera considered that it had a good flash. Mr Bd wrote on Amazon “A nice little built-in flash, Aperture/Shutter priority”.

Good Video Capture

Twelve owners who bought the product agreed that it was good for video recording. Serg scored it 7 stars and wrote two years ago “Screen is not good, Record sign is not visible, Poor Image Quality, Good video”. Popstu wrote “Videos are very good” in their review of this digital camera. Adam Smith said in his Sony DSC-WX500 review “Just pictures for memories and some videos) Compact” and gave it a rating of 7 stars.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Eleven customers who reviewed the Sony DSC-WX500 mentioned that it had a good screen. Popstu mentioned “And when your trying to get a grandkid level video shot just tilt the screen up 90degrees” in their review of this digital camera. Popstu also mentioned “The flip up screen is great for selfie recording” in their review. Cort1 said in their Sony DSC-WX500 review “Camera takes great pictures and the flip screen comes in handy when taking selfies”.

Six owners who purchased this digital camera thought it had a good viewfinder. Sydney Bush mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “This has screen AND a proper electronic viewfinder that makes a VAST difference, besides greatly extending battery life”. Sydney Bush also wrote “I CAN PULL IT OUT QUICKLY THEN AND HAVE GREAT FUN as the viewfinder pop-up switches it on! You can also use the viewfinder like a little telescope” in his review. D. Elliott rated this digital camera 5 stars and said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon two years ago “This will change now! Previously I have preferred an eye-piece viewfinder.”.

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Good Quality Pictures

Fourty customers mentioned in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Tabi said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “For this price I would expect photos at least as good as what my little three-year-old Lumix was capable off” and scored the product 5 stars. Tabi also mentioned “The quality of photos outdoors was fine” in their review. Mr. K. I. Mansley wrote on Amazon “My iPhone SE takes better photographs” in their review of this digital camera.

Eight people who purchased the product agreed that it had a good picture resolution. Mr Bd wrote in his review of this digital camera “Continuous shooting can rattle of ten pictures a second as long as the memory card can keep up” . Bob said on Bhphotovideo.com two years ago “The 30X zoom is great and the 18MP give me good resolution on zoom shots” and gave the product a rating of 8 stars. Picmom said in their review of this digital camera “The continuous shooting mode catches everything during sporting events”.

Four people who bought it reckoned that it was able to produce clear pictures. Mrs. L. Evans mentioned two years ago “What a difference they make to the end result - the clarity is outstanding” . M. Dasani said “Taking amazing shots with minimal adjustments and has amazing clarity even”. M. Dasani also said “The picture quality, clarity and light were amazing, almost like you were in a well lit room” in their review.

Two people wrote that it had a good image sensor. Two years ago Froman said “I really wanted to get the alpha with the better sensor”. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Haven't improved the sensor sufficiently” in their Sony DSC-WX500 review.

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Weight & Dimensions

Compact

Nineteen owners who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was compact. Bestbuy.com wrote two years ago “Small Compact”. Techradar.com mentioned on expert website Techradar “The Sony WX500 is a 'travel compact' camera aimed at people who want a relatively small, light camera with a large lens zoom range” in their review of the Sony DSC-WX500. Tabi scored it 6 stars and said on Amazon “After my previous compact was stolen, I spent weeks researching other cameras”.

Four customers who purchased the product reckoned that it was heavy and bulky. Tabi said two years ago “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”. Tabi also said “It's also much heavier than other cameras of this size.I tried the NFC” in their review.

Three customers who reviewed the product considered that it was easy to carry around. Supercat gave it a score of 8 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon last year “Compact camera, easy to carry around”. Popstu mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “And it's just as easy to carry around as your phone (almost” in their review of this digital camera. Champollion mentioned “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 review of this digital camera.

One owner who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was thick. Loszorros said on Amazon two years ago “It is the thicker side of thin, if you get my drift”. One customer who reviewed this digital camera thought it was thin. Two years ago Loszorros wrote “There are thinner cameras” and gave it a score of 7 stars.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 209 grams, the Sony DSC-WX500 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

Digital cameras with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the Sony DSC-QX30 (178g and cheaper); or the Sony DSC-HX90 (218g and higher rated), or the Panasonic DMC-TZ60 (214g and higher rated).

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Design

Good Product Quality

Twenty-two customers concluded that the Sony DSC-WX500 was good quality. Tabi said “I figured if the photo quality was really good”. Mr Bd gave it a score of 8 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “A very good zoom lens, Good picture quality, good movie quality (the sound is OK.” in his review of this digital camera. Siam said “Intelligent Auto mode and 30x optical zoom let me make good quality pictures outdoors” in their review of this digital camera.

Nice Design

Three people reckoned that the product was good looking. Amarnath gave this digital camera a rating of 6 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Bestbuy.com “This is a pretty nice camera for point”. Charlotte wrote in her review of this digital camera on Amazon “From a purely aesthetic point of view, this camera is really beautifully designed!”.

One person who bought it thought it was smooth. Jayzinq said “The quality is still very clear and very smooth in 1080p 60FPS”.

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Easy to Use

Thirteen customers wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use. Mr Bd wrote in his Sony DSC-WX500 review “It is a compact camera after all), easy to use”. Popstu said “If you want a simple to use point n shoot with great looking pics”. Popstu also mentioned “Flash is easy to use and does a nice job” in their review.

One owner who bought it considered that it was easy to use the menus. Ukeydo rated this digital camera 6 stars and mentioned on Amazon two years ago “I had to do a bit of head scratching to figure out how to use fully manual settings.” in their Sony DSC-WX500 review.

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Robust

Three people who reviewed the product agreed that it was well made. Ukeydo scored the Sony DSC-WX500 8 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “The camera seems to be well made”. Djsb said on Amazon “There is also a built in image stabiliser too which reduces blur fr” in their review of the Sony DSC-WX500 and scored it 7 stars. Djsb also wrote “It has a high quality Zeiss lens, built in wifi” in their review.

Three customers who bought it said that it was reliable. Sarah said in her Sony DSC-WX500 review on Amazon “Very reliable”. Two years ago Champollion mentioned “Reliable, Efficient, Easy to Use Camera” in their review of this digital camera. 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” in their review.

Two people considered that it was strong and durable. Tabi rated it 6 stars and said on Amazon “When I picked it up I realised it was probably quite sturdy” in their review of this digital camera. Adam Smith said in his review of the Sony DSC-WX500 on Amazon “It does feel sturdy”.

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Support

Good Support

Five owners who reviewed the product considered that it had good technical guidance. Sydney Bush mentioned on Amazon “Manual focus is excellent” in his Sony DSC-WX500 review. Mrs. L. Evans wrote “For more of the complicated facilities of the camera there are well-written instructions; plus there are also camera specifications” in their review of this digital camera and rated it 6 stars. Champollion wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “All is explained in the helpful instruction manual”.


Smart TV

Good Connectivity

Two people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good in terms of connectivity. D. Elliott said “On trying out the camera I can appreciate the Wi-Fi connectivity to mobile phones” in their review of this digital camera. Djsb gave it a score of 8 stars 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”.


Power

Good Battery Life

Three people mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good battery life. Bestbuy.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Good Battery Life” . Expert review site Photographyblog.com mentioned in their review of the Sony DSC-WX500 “A pop-up flash and a colossal 400-shot capacity battery” . Ukeydo mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “The battery life is very good”.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The DSC-WX500 supports video recording. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera also support video recording.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The DSC-WX500 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available including cheaper cameras such as the Canon EOS 600D - Rebel T3i ($900.00), or the Sony DSC-QX30.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Sony DSC-WX500 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera. 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

The worst supported video resolution across comparable types of digital camera is 320 x 240 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 the most commonly found maximum video resolution on cameras of this type and age.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Eight customers said that the product had good features. Sydney Bush mentioned “The capability is far beyond many I suspect (including me) to be able to properly use all its features” in his review of this digital camera and rated the product 7 stars. Tabi mentioned two years ago “The NFC and wifi features are good in theory” in their Sony DSC-WX500 review. Jeff he mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “Great photos Great features”.


Lens System

Quite Big Digital Zoom

At 120 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-WX500 has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera. The digital zooms of high megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this camera range from 2x to 810x.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 120x digital zoom cameras currently available including the Sony DSC-HX90 which has better reviews.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The smallest optical zoom of high megapixel cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera is 0.34x and the biggest is 65x. At 30 times zoom factor, the DSC-WX500 has a quite big optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 30x optical zoom cameras currently available including the Sony DSC-QX30 which is cheaper; or the Panasonic DMC-TZ60, or the Sony DSC-HX90 which has better reviews.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Sony DSC-WX500 supports video capability, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras which support video capability currently available including the Nikon D5200 ($459.99) which has better reviews; or the Canon EOS 600D - Rebel T3i ($900.00) which is cheaper.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Sony DSC-WX500 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including a cheaper camera such as the Canon EOS 600D - Rebel T3i ($900.00) or you might consider a higher scoring camera such as the Nikon D5200 ($459.99).

It is worth also looking at other digital cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Canon EOS 100D - Rebel SL1 ($409.00).

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Has a USB Connectivity

The Sony DSC-WX500 has a USB connectivity, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

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

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other digital cameras which support Wi-Fi currently available including a cheaper camera such as the Sony DSC-QX30 or you might consider a higher scoring camera such as the Sony DSC-HX90, or the Panasonic DMC-TZ60.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

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

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony DSC-WX500 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera.

Alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might want to look at include the Canon EOS 600D - Rebel T3i ($900.00), or the Sony DSC-QX30 which is cheaper; or the Sony DSC-HX90 which has better reviews.

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4896 X 3672 Still Image Resolution

The Sony DSC-WX500 has a higher still image resolution than most high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera has a 4896 x 3672 still image resolution(s), whereas most digital cameras of this type and age have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Sony camera have still image resolution(s) of 4896x3264, 3648x2432, 2592x1728, 4896x3672, 3648x2736, 2592x1944, 4896x2752, 3648x2056, 1920x1080, 3664x3664, 2736x2736, 1920x1920, 7152x1080, 4912x1920, 4912x1080 and 3424x1920 and 11520x1080. Across all cameras of this age and spec the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 6000 x 4000.

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Packaging Content

Has a Wrist Strap Included

The DSC-WX500 has a wrist strap included, as do most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Sony DSC-WX500 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The DSC-WX500 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Has a Batteries Included

The DSC-WX500 has a batteries included, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Camera

Features Brightness Adjustment

The DSC-WX500 features brightness adjustment. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also feature brightness adjustment.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Sony DSC-WX500 does not have a GPS (satellite), although this is within the context that most of the other cameras that are a similar age to this camera also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Panasonic DMC-TZ60.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Sony DSC-WX500 features voice recording, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Sony DSC-WX500 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The DSC-WX500 has an HDMI. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera also have an HDMI.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Price

Price Has Gone Down by $29 (8%)

The price has dropped from $348 to $343.51 in the last 79 days. Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There is a 90% chance that the price will go down further. However the future is never certain and there remains a 10% chance that the price will actually go back up. Sign up to price alerts to be notified when the price changes.

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Light Exposure

Only Supports Two ISO Sensitivities

The DSC-WX500 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 100, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivities 80 and 12800 are also supported by this Sony camera.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

Sony released the DSC-WX500 in April 2017.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Sony DSC-WX500 has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Other 3" screen cameras currently available that you might also want to consider include a cheaper digital camera such as the Canon EOS 600D - Rebel T3i ($900.00) or you might consider a higher scoring digital camera such as the Nikon D5200 ($459.99).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony dscwx500rceh
Barcodes 00027242889668, 00027242889675, 04548736014138, 04548736014152, 04548736014169, 04548736014176, 04548736014183, 04548736014251, 04548736014275

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