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Sony Cybershot DSC-WX500

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Sony Cybershot DSC-WX500
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A bargain price and positively reviewed compact camera, good for sports photography
Compact 18.2MP 30x Yes Apr 2015
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Sony Cybershot DSC-WX500 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with reviews, we have ranked the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX500 number 43 across all digital cameras.
83
Reviews
1 Review
91
Value for Money
Excellent
71
Features
Good Features
54
Age
2 Years Old
77
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 78?

It has good expert reviews and brilliant user reviews with an average overall rating of 82%. Fuji cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
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 cameras 2017.
Customers report superior product quality, that it is a good size and excellent design. However they also report unacceptable noise level.
This Sony digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Higher than average megapixels
4896 x 3264 pixels image resolution
Does not have a GPS (satellite)

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared the Cybershot DSC-WX500 with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for wildlife photography, ranking number 34 in wildlife photography cameras. It is also very good for sports photography, ranking number 23 in sports photography cameras as well being good for everyday photography, ranking number 33 in everyday photography cameras.
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Portrait Photography
Mediocre
57
Landscape Photography
Average
67
Everyday Photography
Good
79
Sports Photography
Very Good
83
Wildlife Photography
Excellent

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes up. The price has dropped from £289 to £239 in the last 46 days. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes back up.
There is a 68% chance that the price will go up. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go down. Get Price Alerts.

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX500 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Users Report Great Product Quality

121 customers who bought it thought it was good quality.

Users Report That it is a Good Size

12 customers who reviewed the product considered that it was lightweight and seven people agreed that it was compact.

Customers Report Excellent Design

33 owners mentioned that this digital camera was good looking and 10 people who reviewed it reckoned that it was well designed.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

66 customers who reviewed the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX500 wrote that it was comfortable and easy to hold, 19 people wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to use and two people who bought it considered that it was easy to handle.

Users Report Unacceptable Noise Level

16 customers who reviewed the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX500 concluded that it was noisy.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

13 owners who reviewed it wrote that it had a good zoom.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

21 customers who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was able to produce good images and seven owners who reviewed the product concluded that it was able to produce clear pictures.

Sony Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 19,380 user and expert reviews (including 6,846 verified purchases), Sony has very good reviews for its cameras. 92% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report That it is Robust

13 owners reckoned that the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX500 was well made and 12 owners who purchased it mentioned that it was strong and durable.

Users Report Good Video Capture

Three customers agreed that the product was good for video recording.

Users Report Great Battery Life

Two people agreed that it had a good battery life.

  • Light weight, great resolution, long 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…

Customers Report Good Technical Features

Eight owners who bought this digital camera concluded that it had good features.

Users Report a Good Flash

Three people who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good flash.

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

51 customers who bought it considered that it was good value for money.

Value For Money

Brilliant Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and very good features but is over 6 months old. However at £239.00 it is cheaper than 65% of digital cameras.

Price Has Gone Down by £50 (17%)

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX500 and the United Kingdom price of £239.00 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $328.00 (£436.50).

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since April 2015.

Features

Higher Than Average Megapixels

The megapixels of cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The Cybershot DSC-WX500's sensor megapixels of 18.2MP is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 24% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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4896 X 3264 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX500 is 4896 x 3264 pixels. That's 0% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution. Across all digital cameras the best resolution is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Cybershot DSC-WX500 of 30x is fairly standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 53% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Cybershot DSC-WX500 of 3.5 is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 8% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Cybershot DSC-WX500 has an image stabilizer. 77% of digital cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The Cybershot DSC-WX500's maximum ISO sensitivity of 12,800 is relatively standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 64% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Cybershot DSC-WX500 has a built-in flash. 68% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Average Weight

The weight of the Cybershot DSC-WX500 of 209g is pretty typical compared to most other cameras. It is heavier than 52% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Cybershot DSC-WX500 does not have a GPS (satellite). 89% of cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Cybershot DSC-WX500 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. 76% of cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Cybershot DSC-WX500 supports Wi-Fi, unlike 70% of cameras which do not support Wi-Fi.

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4896 X 3264 Still Image Resolution

The Cybershot DSC-WX500 supports a maximum still image resolution of 4896 x 3264. That's over five times the resolution of a 1712 x 1712 camera, which is the most common resolution supported by digital cameras. Cameras resolutions range from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of cameras range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x. The Cybershot DSC-WX500's digital zoom of 120x is bigger than 98% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Cybershot DSC-WX500 features brightness adjustment, which is unusual. 78% of cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Has a Wrist Strap

The Cybershot DSC-WX500 has a wrist strap, which is unusual. 91% of cameras do not have a wrist strap.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The display resolution of the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX500 of 922,000 pixels is in the highest 25% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The average display resolution of all digital cameras is 610,000 pixels, with the lowest being 23,000 pixels and the highest being 6,300,000 pixels.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The Sony Cybershot DSC-WX500's image sensor size of 0.435" is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 75% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a USB Connectivity

The Cybershot DSC-WX500 has a USB connectivity, which is unusual. 87% of cameras do not have a USB connectivity.

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400 Battery Life

The Sony Cybershot DSC-WX500 is a camera that takes 400 shots battery life. Most of the other cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Cybershot DSC-WX500 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), unlike 87% of digital cameras which do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX500 of 3" is relatively standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 34% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported resolution on cameras.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Sony Cybershot DSC-WX500 supports video capability. 67% of digital cameras do not support video capability.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

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