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Sony DSCWX500B Digital Camera

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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 endorse this camera. This Sony digital camera received a "Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com.

Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this camera is 77 out of 100 based on seven expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Chip.de and Les Numeriques.com.

Owner Reviews Are Good

Users have rated this Sony camera on average 83 out of 100.

Good Size

Eighteen customers who bought the product reckoned that it was compact. Adam Smith wrote on Amazon “Just pictures for memories and some videos) Compact” in his review of this digital camera and scored the product 5 stars. Amazon Customer gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned “It has everything on it you need in a compact camera”. Champollion said two years ago “As a relative newcomer to the world of digital photography, this Sony WX500 Compact Camera provided my first steps” and scored it 5 stars.

Several Sony DSC-WX500 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the Sony DSC-WX500 was easy to carry around. Champollion scored the Sony DSC-WX500 very highly and mentioned 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 review of the Sony DSC-WX500. Last year Supercat said in their review “Compact camera, easy to carry around”.

One Sony DSC-WX500 reviewer who purchased it thought it was heavy and bulky. Ayjay said on Amazon “Not too heavy” in their review of this digital camera. One person who reviewed the Sony DSC-WX500 considered that it was thin. Loszorros mentioned two years ago “There are thinner cameras” in their review of this digital camera.

One person who reviewed it concluded that it was thick. Loszorros scored it very highly and wrote “It is the thicker side of thin, if you get my drift”.

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Robust

A number of Sony DSC-WX500 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the Sony DSC-WX500 was well made. Two years ago Djsb gave the Sony DSC-WX500 a score of 4 stars and mentioned “It has a high quality Zeiss lens, built in wifi” in their review. Djsb also mentioned “There is also a built in image stabiliser too which reduces blur fr”. Ukeydo gave this digital camera a very good review and said “The camera seems to be well made”.

Three Sony DSC-WX500 owners reckoned that this digital camera was reliable. Two years ago Champollion rated the product as very good and wrote on Amazon “Reliable, Efficient, Easy to Use Camera” in their review. 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”. Sarah mentioned “Very reliable”.

Two customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was strong and durable. Adam Smith said “It does feel sturdy”. Tabi wrote in their review on Amazon two years ago “When I picked it up I realised it was probably quite sturdy”.

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Good Technical Features

Several Sony DSC-WX500 owners who reviewed it agreed 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” in their Sony DSC-WX500 review. Mike mentioned “Really impressed with features and photo quality” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Last year Sydney Bush said “The capability is far beyond many I suspect (including me) to be able to properly use all its features” in his review and scored it very highly.

Easy to Use

Some Sony DSC-WX500 reviewers who purchased it reckoned that it was easy to use. Two years ago Champollion mentioned in their review of the Sony DSC-WX500 “You are now ready to use! It is simplicity itself” and scored it very highly. Champollion also said “The camera is a delight to use and I have used both inside”. In January last year Jayzinq wrote “The Camera is great! Easy to use and set-up - quality matches” in their review of the Sony DSC-WX500 and rated the product 4 stars.

One person said in their reviews that the Sony DSC-WX500 had a good experience. Sydney Bush rated the product 5 stars and he said on Amazon “You will miss a great experience” in his review of the Sony DSC-WX500.

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Good Product Quality

Fifteen Sony DSC-WX500 owners reckoned that this digital camera was good quality. Amazon Customer mentioned in their Sony DSC-WX500 review last year “It took really good quality photos in the low light”. Charlotte mentioned in her review of this digital camera “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 Lens

Some Sony DSC-WX500 owners wrote that the product had a good zoom. Two years ago Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “They've attached a huge 30x zoom.” in their review. Djsb said on Amazon “Probably the thing which impressed me most - a 30x zoom which keeps pictures clear”. Kelly Wheelhouse mentioned in his review of this digital camera “The zoom is fantastic” however despite that he only scored the product 2 stars.

A number of customers concluded that it had a good autofocus. Ayjay gave the product an excellent review score and said “Macro (close-ups)] to ensure the best focus is used on the photos” in their review of the Sony DSC-WX500. Two years ago Iwona mentioned on Amazon “Great quality of pictures, amazing focus when use zoom! Small” in their Sony DSC-WX500 review. Ukeydo said on Amazon “The auto focus performance is impressively quick and accurate” and scored this digital camera 5 stars.

A few people said in their reviews that it had a good image stabiliser. Ukeydo rated it 5 stars and said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “The image stabilisation works well”. One customer reckoned that the product had a good lens.

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Good Video Capture

Several people reckoned that the Sony DSC-WX500 was good for video recording. In January last year Amazon Customer mentioned in their Sony DSC-WX500 review on Amazon “Sound on video playback is also good”. Djsb said in their Sony DSC-WX500 review “An excellent movie shooting mode”. Loszorros wrote in their Sony DSC-WX500 review on Amazon “Very fast start up - you can take a picture or video very quickly after switching on” and scored the Sony DSC-WX500 5 stars.

Good Quality Pictures

Thirty-two people who bought it concluded that it was able to produce good images. Amazon Customer mentioned “A good camera which takes good photos”. Amazon Customer also wrote “Also it can be angled so that it is easier to take photos from a low angle”. Assekarn wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-WX500 “With other pictures, they all seem to appear on the display 3 shades lighter than they come out on the PC”.

A number of Sony DSC-WX500 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it had a good picture resolution. D. Elliott wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-WX500 on Amazon “Not only does this new camera eclipse my previous camera with a definition of 18.2 mega pixels instead of 5.1”. Mr Bd wrote in his review of the Sony DSC-WX500 “My current compact camera has a lower resolution than I would like, so when the opportunity came to try this I jumped at it”. Mr Bd also wrote “Continuous shooting can rattle of ten pictures a second as long as the memory card can keep up”.

Four customers who purchased the product considered that it was able to produce clear pictures. M. Dasani gave it a rating of 4 stars and mentioned on Amazon “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”. Mrs. L. Evans said “What a difference they make to the end result - the clarity is outstanding” in their review of the Sony DSC-WX500.

One Sony DSC-WX500 reviewer said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good image sensor. Two years ago Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Haven't improved the sensor sufficiently” in their review but in spite of that they only gave it a score of 40 out of 100.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Several customers who bought the product reckoned that it had a good screen. Amazon Customer mentioned in their Sony DSC-WX500 review on Amazon “The flip-up screen is certainly useful - not only for taking images with friends.” and rated the Sony DSC-WX500 4 stars. D. Elliott wrote on Amazon “The screen is a massive 2”. Loszorros wrote “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 reviewers said in their reviews that the Sony DSC-WX500 had a good viewfinder. D. Elliott said on Amazon “The hinged screen viewfinder is ideal for photographs taken at low level” and scored it very highly. D. Elliott also wrote “This will change now!Previously I have preferred an eye-piece viewfinder.”. Sydney Bush gave the product a score of 5 stars and he mentioned in his review “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

A few Sony DSC-WX500 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. Champollion said in their Sony DSC-WX500 review “All is explained in the helpful instruction manual” . Mrs. L. Evans 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 on Amazon “Manual focus is excellent and its autofocus variations are great” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

Good Connectivity

A few people mentioned in their reviews that it was wifi compatible. Champollion wrote “The camera comes with WiFi connection, giving a powerful nod to the social media market” and scored this digital camera 5 stars. Two years ago D. Elliott wrote on Amazon “On trying out the camera I can appreciate the Wi-Fi connectivity to mobile phones”. Tabi wrote in their review “The NFC and wifi features are good in theory”.

One Sony DSC-WX500 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the product was good in terms of USB connections. D. Elliott mentioned “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” and rated this digital camera as very good.

One Sony DSC-WX500 owner considered that it was good in terms of connectivity. Djsb said in their review of this digital camera 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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Best Seller

The DSC-WX500 is one the top selling digital camera currently available according to Amazon sales data.

Nice Design

Several Sony DSC-WX500 owners who purchased it thought it was good looking. Charlotte wrote in her review of the Sony DSC-WX500 on Amazon “From a purely aesthetic point of view, this camera is really beautifully designed!” and scored this digital camera 5 stars. Tabi said on Amazon “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 owner thought the product was smooth. Jayzinq mentioned on Amazon “The quality is still very clear and very smooth in 1080p 60FPS” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Battery Life

A few Sony DSC-WX500 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera said that it had a good battery life. Ukeydo mentioned “The battery life is very good” in their review of this digital camera. Photographyblog.com rated the product 80 out of 100 and said in their review of this digital camera on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com two years ago “A pop-up flash and a colossal 400-shot capacity battery”.

Sony Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

On average Sony compact cameras have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all digital cameras built by Sony.

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Good Flash

A few people said in their reviews that the product had a good flash. Two years ago Mr Bd mentioned in his review “A nice little built-in flash, Aperture/Shutter priority”.

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Sony DSC-WX500 supports video capability, unlike most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than a year ago which do not support video capability.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Unlike most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-WX500 which do not support Full HD video, the DSC-WX500 supports Full HD video.

Alternative digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might also want to consider include the Olympus Stylus SH-2[plb_2898975_price] which has better reviews.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-WX500 is 1.3", the largest is 3", and the average display diagonal is 2.8". The Sony DSC-WX500 has one of the larger display diagonals (3 inches) amongst compact cameras of this age.

There are a number of alternative 3" screen cameras currently available that you might want to look at including the Canon IXUS 275 HS[plb_2846769_price] which is cheaper; or the DSC-HX90[pl_2838898_price], or the DSC-HX90V[pl_2841480_price] both from Sony which has better reviews.

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Very Big Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 120 times zoom factor, the DSC-WX500 has one of the biggest digital zooms amongst compact cameras of this age. Across all the cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-WX500 the digital zooms range from 2x to 120x.

Alternative 120x digital zoom cameras currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the DSC-HX90[pl_2838898_price], or the DSC-HX90V[pl_2841480_price] both from Sony.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Sony DSC-WX500 supports wi-Fi. Most of the other compact cameras that were launched more than a year ago do not support wi-Fi.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative cameras which support wi-Fi currently available including the Sony DSC-HX90[plb_2838898_price], the Canon SX710 HS[plb_3538695_price], or the Olympus Stylus SH-2[plb_2898975_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Sony DSC-WX500 has a built-in flash, unlike most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than a year which do not have a built-in flash.

Alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to consider include a cheaper digital camera such as the Canon IXUS 275 HS[plb_2846769_price] or you might consider a better rated digital camera such as the Olympus Stylus SH-2[plb_2898975_price].

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The DSC-WX500 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-HX90[plb_2838898_price], the Canon SX710 HS[plb_3538695_price], or the Olympus Stylus SH-2[plb_2898975_price].

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The smallest optical zoom of cameras of this spec and age is 3x, the biggest is 40x, and the average optical zoom is 15x. With an optical zoom of 30 times zoom factor, the DSC-WX500 has one of the bigger optical zooms amongst compact cameras of this age.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 30x optical zoom digital cameras currently available including the DSC-HX90[pl_2838898_price], or the DSC-HX90V[pl_2841480_price] both from Sony which has better reviews.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

SD compatible memory cards

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

Cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth considering include the DSC-HX90[pl_2838898_price] (MicroSD (TransFlash and higher rated)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated), or the DSC-HX90V[pl_2841480_price] (MicroSD (TransFlash and higher rated)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated) both from Sony; or the Canon IXUS 275 HS[plb_2846769_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and cheaper).

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Has Five White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the DSC-WX500 is more than most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-WX500. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this camera.

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Fairly Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The shortest slowest camera shutter speed of compact cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-WX500 is 0.12s and the longest is 60s. The Sony DSC-WX500 has one of the longer slowest camera shutter speeds (30 seconds) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Has One Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the DSC-WX500 is more than most compact cameras that have been available for more than a year. This Sony digital camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-WX500.

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Slideshow Playback Modes

This camera has a Slideshow playback modes, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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BIONZ X Image Processor

This camera has a BIONZ X image processor, which is the most frequently found image processor on similar spec digital cameras that were released more than a year ago.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

Similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-WX500 have display resolution (numeric)s of between 1 pixels and 1,100,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 540,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of 921,600 pixels, the DSC-WX500 has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-WX500.

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Fairly High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The lowest ISO sensitivity (max) of digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year is 800 and the highest is 13,000. The DSC-WX500 has one of the higher ISO sensitivity (max)s (12,800) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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400 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Sony DSC-WX500 is a camera that takes 400 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-WX500 take between 185 and 1,249 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the DSC-WX500 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is actually the best supported video resolution across all cameras of a similar type and age to the DSC-WX500.

Across comparable types of digital camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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

The 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 that have been around for a comparable time to it.

This digital camera's light exposure correction (± 3EV (1/3EV step)) is in fact the best light exposure correction across all compact cameras that have been around 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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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best video resolution amongst all compact cameras that have been available for more than a year.

Amongst comparable types of digital camera the worst video resolution is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The Sony DSC-WX500 has a greater number of camera file systems than most similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-WX500. The camera file system "DCF" is also supported by this Sony digital camera.

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Features Two Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The Sony DSC-WX500 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most cameras that were launched around the same time as it. The most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Face detection, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this Sony camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Continuous Auto Focus and Contrast Detection Auto Focus are also featured on this Sony digital camera.

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Very Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

At only 80, the DSC-WX500 has a fairly small ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. Compact cameras that were released one year ago have ISO sensitivity (min)s of between 80 and 130, and the average ISO sensitivity (min) is 94.

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5 Reasons Against

Not 3D

Most cameras of this age and spec are not 3D. The DSC-WX500 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-WX500, the DSC-WX500 does not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) to this camera and we think the Canon SX710 HS[plb_3538695_price], or the Sony DSC-HX90V[plb_2841480_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Most compact cameras that were launched more than a year ago are not waterproof. The DSC-WX500 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

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

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Only Has Six Shooting Modess

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 digital camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than a year ago. The shooting modess "Aperture priority", "Manual", "Movie", "Scene" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this Sony camera.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-WX500

Released Over a Year Ago

Sony released the DSC-WX500 over a year ago.

Average Megapixel

The Sony DSC-WX500 has a pretty standard megapixel (18.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 18.2MP digital cameras and we think the DSC-HX90[pl_2838898_price], and the DSC-HX90V[pl_2841480_price] both from Sony which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this Sony digital camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might also want to look at the Canon SX710 HS[plb_3538695_price] (20.3MP and higher rated) or the Canon IXUS 275 HS[plb_2846769_price] (20.2MP and cheaper).

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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 comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-WX500.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Sony DSC-WX500 has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most compact cameras that came out around the same time as it.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including the Canon IXUS 275 HS[plb_2846769_price] which is cheaper; or the DSC-HX90[pl_2838898_price], or the DSC-HX90V[pl_2841480_price] both from Sony which has better reviews.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Camera File System
Brightness Adjustment
Playback Modes
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Life (max)
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Quick Start Guide
Wrist Strap Included
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB Connectivity
Technical Details
Image Processor

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Expert Reviews

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26 October 2015

Specifications...

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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User Reviews

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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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Manufacturer Part Numbers sony ep380, sony wx500, sony ep380n, sony ep380nc, sony dscwx500, canon dscwx500, sony dscwx500w, sony dscwx500r, sony dscwx500b, sony dscwx500bc, sony dscwx500wc, sony dscwx500rc, canon dscwx500b, sony dscwx500wce, sony dscwx500rce, canon dscwx500bc, sony dscwx500bce, sony dscwx500bceh, sony dscwx500wce3, sony dscwx500bce3, sony dscwx500wceh, sony dscwx500rceh, canon dscwx500bce, sony dscwx500rce3, canon dscwx500bceh
Barcodes 00027242889668, 00027242889675, 04548736014138, 04548736014152, 04548736014169, 04548736014176, 04548736014183, 04548736014251, 04548736014275

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