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Sony DSC-WX500 Digital Camera

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18.2MP 30x CMOS Apr 2015
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43 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This Sony digital camera received a "Recommended" from PhotographyBlog.com who decided that this camera was good.

Expert Reviews Are Average

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

Owner Reviews Are Good

Based on 114 owner reviews the average owner rating of this camera is 83%.

Good Size

Some Sony DSC-WX500 reviewers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was compact. A few weeks ago Adam Smith mentioned on Amazon “Just pictures for memories and some videos) Compact” in his review of the Sony DSC-WX500. Amazon Customer said on Amazon in December this year “It has everything on it you need in a compact camera” in their review of the Sony DSC-WX500 and gave this digital camera an excellent review score. Champollion rated this digital camera as excellent and said “As a relative newcomer to the world of digital photography, this Sony WX500 Compact Camera provided my first steps” in their review.

A few Sony DSC-WX500 reviewers who purchased the Sony DSC-WX500 considered that it was easy to carry around. This year Supercat mentioned in their Sony DSC-WX500 review “Compact camera, easy to carry around”. One Sony DSC-WX500 reviewer concluded that it was heavy and bulky.

One Sony DSC-WX500 owner wrote that the product was thin. Loszorros said on Amazon “There are thinner cameras”.

One Sony DSC-WX500 owner who reviewed it considered that it was thick. Loszorros wrote on Amazon “It is the thicker side of thin, if you get my drift” in their review of the Sony DSC-WX500 and scored this digital camera 5 stars.

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Easy to Use

Several Sony DSC-WX500 reviewers who purchased the Sony DSC-WX500 considered that it was easy to use. This year Adam Smith mentioned “Easy to use”. Champollion mentioned in their review on Amazon “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”.

One Sony DSC-WX500 reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good experience. This month Sydney Bush wrote “You will miss a great experience” in his review.

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Good Technical Features

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

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Nine customers wrote in their reviews that the product had a good screen. This month Amazon Customer said “The flip-up screen is certainly useful - not only for taking images with friends.”. D. Elliott wrote on Amazon “The screen is a massive 2”. Loszorros wrote on Amazon “Love the screen flip up so can see yourself if talking into the camera for video or if taking a selfie” in their review and gave it a score of 5 stars.

A few people who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good viewfinder. D. Elliott rated this digital camera 5 stars and said in their review “The hinged screen viewfinder is ideal for photographs taken at low level”. D. Elliott also said “This will change now!Previously I have preferred an eye-piece viewfinder.”. Sydney Bush rated the Sony DSC-WX500 as very good and he wrote in his Sony DSC-WX500 review this month “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 Video Capture

A number of Sony DSC-WX500 reviewers who reviewed the Sony DSC-WX500 considered that it was good for video recording. In December Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Sound on video playback is also good” in their review. Loszorros said “Very fast start up - you can take a picture or video very quickly after switching on” in their review of this digital camera. Loszorros also wrote “High quality video”.

Good Quality Lens

A few customers thought this digital camera had a good zoom. In December last year Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “They've attached a huge 30x zoom.”. Djsb rated it 4 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Probably the thing which impressed me most - a 30x zoom which keeps pictures clear”. In December this year Kelly Wheelhouse said “The zoom is fantastic”.

Four customers said in their reviews that it had a good autofocus. Ayjay mentioned on Amazon “Macro (close-ups)] to ensure the best focus is used on the photos” in their review. Iwona mentioned last year “Great quality of pictures, amazing focus when use zoom! Small” in their review and rated the product 5 stars. Ukeydo mentioned in their Sony DSC-WX500 review “The auto focus performance is impressively quick and accurate”.

A number of Sony DSC-WX500 reviewers who purchased the product agreed that it had a good image stabiliser. Ukeydo said in their review of the Sony DSC-WX500 “The image stabilisation works well”. One customer said in their reviews that the product had a good lens.

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Good Quality Pictures

Several people who reviewed the product considered that it was able to produce good images. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon in December “A good camera which takes good photos”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Also it can be angled so that it is easier to take photos from a low angle”. Assekarn mentioned this month “With other pictures, they all seem to appear on the display 3 shades lighter than they come out on the PC”.

A few Sony DSC-WX500 owners who purchased the Sony DSC-WX500 agreed that it had a good picture resolution. D. Elliott said 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”. Djsb mentioned “An excellent movie shooting mode” in their review of this digital camera and scored the product 80 out of 100. Last year Mr Bd mentioned in his Sony DSC-WX500 review on Amazon “My current compact camera has a lower resolution than I would like, so when the opportunity came to try this I jumped at it” and rated it as very good.

Some customers who reviewed it concluded that it was able to produce clear pictures. Last year M. Dasani mentioned on Amazon “Taking amazing shots with minimal adjustments and has amazing clarity even” in their review of the Sony DSC-WX500 and gave it a score of 4 stars. M. Dasani also wrote “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”.

One person who bought the Sony DSC-WX500 reckoned that it had a good image sensor. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon last year “Haven't improved the sensor sufficiently” in their review of the Sony DSC-WX500 but in spite of that they only gave it a rating of 2 stars.

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Robust

A few Sony DSC-WX500 owners who bought it said that it was well made. Djsb gave this digital camera a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned last year “There is also a built in image stabiliser too which reduces blur fr” in their review of this digital camera. Ukeydo scored the Sony DSC-WX500 very highly and said on Amazon in December last year “The camera seems to be well made”.

Three people who reviewed it said that it was reliable. Last year Champollion 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. Sarah mentioned in her review of this digital camera on Amazon a few weeks ago “Very reliable”.

A number of Sony DSC-WX500 owners who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was strong and durable. Adam Smith wrote this month “It does feel sturdy” in his review. Last year Tabi mentioned on Amazon “When I picked it up I realised it was probably quite sturdy” but they only gave the product a score of 40 out of 100.

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Good Product Quality

Several people who reviewed it considered that it was good quality. A few weeks ago Amazon Customer gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and said “It took really good quality photos in the low light” in their review of the Sony DSC-WX500. Charlotte wrote “I like to take good quality photos while bird-watching” in her review. Charlotte also wrote “So a top quality point and shoot camera that will fit into my handbag is perfect”.

Good Support

Several people concluded that the Sony DSC-WX500 had good technical guidance. In December last year Champollion said on Amazon “All is explained in the helpful instruction manual” in their review of the Sony DSC-WX500 and gave it a score of 5 stars. Mrs. L. Evans said on Amazon “For more of the complicated facilities of the camera there are well-written instructions; plus there are also camera specifications” and scored the Sony DSC-WX500 5 stars. This month Sydney Bush he mentioned “Manual focus is excellent and its autofocus variations are great” in his Sony DSC-WX500 review.

Good Connectivity

A few Sony DSC-WX500 owners who bought the product thought it was wifi compatible. Champollion gave it a score of 5 stars and said in their review of the Sony DSC-WX500 on Amazon “The camera comes with WiFi connection, giving a powerful nod to the social media market”. D. Elliott scored this digital camera very highly and wrote on Amazon “On trying out the camera I can appreciate the Wi-Fi connectivity to mobile phones” in their review of the Sony DSC-WX500. In December last year Djsb mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “It has a high quality Zeiss lens, built in wifi and NFC”.

One customer who reviewed the Sony DSC-WX500 thought it was good in terms of USB connections. D. Elliott rated it 5 stars and wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-WX500 “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”.

One Sony DSC-WX500 owner mentioned in their reviews that the product was good in terms of connectivity. Djsb wrote in their review 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 fastest selling digital camera currently available for sale.

Nice Design

Some people who reviewed the product agreed that it was good looking. Charlotte mentioned in December last year “From a purely aesthetic point of view, this camera is really beautifully designed!” in her review of this digital camera. Last year Tabi said “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” however they scored it 2 stars.

One person concluded that this digital camera was smooth. Jayzinq wrote in their review of this digital camera a few weeks ago “The quality is still very clear and very smooth in 1080p 60FPS” .

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Sony Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 14,994 expert and user reviews for Sony digital cameras and found that on average Sony has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically for its compact camera digital cameras.

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Good Battery Life

A few Sony DSC-WX500 reviewers said that it had a good battery life. Ukeydo mentioned “The battery life is very good”. Expert review site Photographyblog.com said “A pop-up flash and a colossal 400-shot capacity battery” in their review and rated the product 80 out of 100.

Reasonably Priced

Three Sony DSC-WX500 reviewers said in their reviews that it was good value for money. Amazon Customer gave the Sony DSC-WX500 a score of 5 stars and said “Great value for money” in their review of the Sony DSC-WX500. Inga wrote on Amazon “Fantastic and the price was great”. Ephotozine.com wrote on expert review site Ephotozine in December last year “It cuts down on a few features, making it a more affordable version”.

Good Flash

Several customers who reviewed it agreed that it had a good flash. Mr Bd said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “A nice little built-in flash, Aperture/Shutter priority” and rated it 5 stars.

Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Unlike most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-WX500 which do not support video recording, the Sony DSC-WX500 supports video recording.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras which support video recording currently available including the Lumix DMC-TZ70[pl_2749648_price], or the Lumix DMC-TZ57[pl_2835365_price] both from Panasonic or the Sony DSC-HX90[plb_2838898_price] which has better reviews.

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Very Big Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-WX500 is 13x, and the digital zooms range from 2x to 120x. When compared to other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-WX500 that we have assessed, the digital zoom of the Sony DSC-WX500 of 120 times zoom factor is one of the biggest.

Alternative 120x digital zoom cameras currently available that you might also want to consider include 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

The Sony DSC-WX500 supports Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the DSC-WX500 do not support Full HD video.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available which you might want to consider including the Fujifilm XQ2[plb_2788588_price] which is cheaper; or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70[plb_2749648_price], or the Sony DSC-HX90[plb_2838898_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Sony DSC-WX500 supports WiFi connectivity, unlike most of the other cameras of this age and type which do not support WiFi connectivity.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70[plb_2749648_price], or the Sony DSC-HX90[plb_2838898_price] which has better reviews; or the Fujifilm XQ2[plb_2788588_price] 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, which is unusual. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-WX500 do not have a built-in flash.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70[plb_2749648_price], or the Sony DSC-HX90[plb_2838898_price] which has better reviews; or the Fujifilm XQ2[plb_2788588_price] which is cheaper.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-WX500, the DSC-WX500 has an image stabiliser.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with an image stabiliser and we think a cheaper digital camera such as the Fujifilm XQ2[plb_2788588_price] or you might consider a better rated digital camera such as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70[plb_2749648_price], and the Sony DSC-HX90[plb_2838898_price] are also worth considering.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The smallest optical zoom of cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DSC-WX500 is 2.8x and the biggest is 40x. The Sony DSC-WX500 has a fairly big optical zoom (30 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released one year ago.

Alternative 30x optical zoom digital cameras currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70[plb_2749648_price], the Nikon Coolpix S9900[plb_2751364_price], or the Sony DSC-HX90[plb_2838898_price].

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SD Memory Card

SD memory card

This 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 age and spec. 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 Sony camera is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70[plb_2749648_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated), or the Nikon Coolpix S9900[plb_2751364_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated) or the Fujifilm XQ2[plb_2788588_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and cheaper).

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Has Five White Balance Modes

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

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Fairly Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

At 30 seconds, the Sony DSC-WX500 has a quite long maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DSC-WX500. Similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-WX500 have maximum camera shutter speeds of between 0.12s and 60s, and the average maximum camera shutter speed is 16s.

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Has One Photo Effect

The DSC-WX500 has a greater number of photo effects than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This Sony camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-WX500.

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Slideshow Playback Mode

This camera has a Slideshow playback mode, which is the most frequently found playback mode on cameras of this spec and age.

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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 camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on digital cameras of this age and spec. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Sony camera.

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Quite High Maximum ISO Speed

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DSC-WX500 the maximum ISO speeds range from 100 to 13,000. The Sony DSC-WX500 has a fairly high maximum ISO speed (12,800) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DSC-WX500.

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400 Shots Per Battery Charge

The DSC-WX500 takes more shots per battery charge than most of the cameras of this age and spec. Most of the cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-WX500 only take between 185 and 399 shots per battery charge, however this camera takes 400 shots per battery charge.

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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 the most common maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best video resolution amongst all comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than a year ago.

The worst video resolution amongst similar types of camera is 1280 x 720 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The DSC-WX500 supports a maximum video resolution of 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 similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-WX500. 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 camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DSC-WX500.

Amongst similar types of camera the worst supported video resolution is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Has Six Shooting Modes

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

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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 are a similar age to it.

This digital camera's light exposure correction (± 3EV (1/3EV step)) is actually the best light exposure correction across all digital cameras of this age and spec.

The worst light exposure correction across comparable types of digital camera is ± 2EV (1/3EV step).

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3648 X 2736 Still Image Resolution

The DSC-WX500 has a higher still image resolution than most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera has a 3648 x 2736 still image resolution, whereas most cameras that were released one year ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. In addition, this Sony 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 cameras of this type and age ranges from 640 x 360 to 5152 x 3864.

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Features Two Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the DSC-WX500 is more than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. The most frequently 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 digital camera.

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Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the DSC-WX500 is more than most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Sony digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by cameras of this type and age.

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Very Small Minimum ISO Speed

The minimum ISO speed of similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than a year range from 80 to 130, and the average minimum ISO speed is 93. At only 80, the Sony DSC-WX500 has a fairly small minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-WX500.

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7 Reasons Against

Recent Price Increase of £60.03

The price of the DSC-WX500 has increased by £60.03 in the last 48 days.

Does Not Have a GPS

Most cameras of a similar age and spec 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.

It is worth also looking at other digital cameras which also have a GPS including the Canon IXUS 275 HS[plb_2846769_price] or the Nikon Coolpix S9900[plb_2751364_price].

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Not Waterproof

Most compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-WX500 are not waterproof. The DSC-WX500 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Not 3D Compatible

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

Digital cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70[plb_2749648_price].

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Not Cheap

We think this Sony camera looks expensive compared to other digital cameras of this type and age. The cheapeast camera of this type and age that we found costs £25 and the most expensive costs £277.

Thick

With a depth of 35.5 millimeters, the DSC-WX500 is fairly thick compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-WX500. The depths of digital cameras of this spec and age 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 Sony DSC-WX500 has a quite small viewfinder screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-WX500. Digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-WX500 have viewfinder screen sizes of between 0.2" and 0.5", and the average viewfinder screen size is 0.34".

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5 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-WX500

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Sony released the DSC-WX500.

Average Screen Size

The DSC-WX500 has a relatively average screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 3" screen digital cameras currently available including a cheaper digital camera such as the Fujifilm XQ2[plb_2788588_price] or you might consider a better rated digital camera such as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70[plb_2749648_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S9900[plb_2751364_price].

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Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 18.2 megapixels, the DSC-WX500 has a fairly standard megapixel count compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the DSC-WX500.

There are a number of other 18.2MP digital cameras currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-HX90[plb_2838898_price].

Cameras with a higher megapixel count that might be worth considering include the Canon IXUS 275 HS[plb_2846769_price] (20.2MP and cheaper) or the Canon G9 X[plb_3862347_price] (20.2MP and higher rated).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 209 grams, the DSC-WX500 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-WX500.

If you are not worried about having a heavier weight then you might want to look at 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 better sensor type than most comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as it have a CCD sensor type.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including 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 Nikon Coolpix S9900[plb_2751364_price], or the Sony DSC-HX90[plb_2838898_price].

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
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
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
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 Port
HDMI Connector
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Camera File System
Brightness Adjustment
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
AC Adapter Included
Included Cable
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Quick Start Guide
Included Wrist Strap
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Near Field Communication
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
USB Connectivity
Technical Details
Image Processor

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7 September 2015

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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 dscwx500, sony dscwx500r, sony dscwx500b, sony dscwx500bc, sony dscwx500rc, sony dscwx500rce, sony dscwx500rceh, sony dscwx500rce3
Barcodes 00027242889668, 00027242889675, 04548736012547, 04548736014138, 04548736014152, 04548736014169, 04548736014176, 04548736014183, 04548736014251, 04548736014275

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