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Sony Cybershot DSC-WX500

£279.00
£239.00 £40 cheaper than 61 days ago
Sony Cybershot DSC-WX500
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A great value for money and newly released compact camera, good for landscape photography
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Sony Cybershot DSC-WX500 Review

Representing excellent value for money and at under only 6 months old, we have ranked the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX500 number 6 across all digital cameras.
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Value for Money
Excellent
81
Features
Fully-Featured
90
Age
5 Months Old
87
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 87?

It has good expert reviews and terrific user reviews with an average overall rating of 84%. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
Released by Sony 4 months ago, it is one of the newest digital cameras on the market, incorporating some of the latest digital camera features. View the latest cameras 2018.
Customers report design, superior product quality and that it is easy to use. However they also report unacceptable noise level.
This digital camera has some great features:
Higher than average megapixels
4896 x 3264 pixels image resolution
Bigger than average optical zoom
Average minimum aperture number

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 8 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 7 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 7 in wildlife photography cameras.
75
Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
78
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

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.
There is a 90% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX500 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Customers Report Excellent Design

29 owners who reviewed the product said that it was good looking and six customers who bought the product wrote that it was well designed.

Users Report Superior Product Quality

130 people said that the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX500 was good quality.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

61 people said in their reviews that the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX500 was comfortable and easy to hold, 16 customers said that the product was easy to use and two owners who purchased it thought it was easy to handle.

Users Report Unacceptable Noise Level

26 people who reviewed it thought it was noisy.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

19 owners who purchased it mentioned that it was able to produce good images and nine customers who purchased this digital camera agreed that it was able to produce clear pictures.

Users Report That it is a Good Size

Nine owners concluded that this digital camera was lightweight, seven people who reviewed it reckoned that it was compact and two customers who reviewed this digital camera thought it was a good size. two owners who reviewed it wrote that it was easy to carry around.

Sony Has Very Good Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 22,092 expert and user reviews (including 7,416 verified purchases), Sony has very good ratings for its digital cameras. 92% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Good Video Capture

Five owners reckoned that it was good for video recording.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Seven owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good zoom.

Customers Report Good Technical Features

Eight owners who reviewed the product said that it had good features.

Users Report That it is Robust

17 people mentioned in their reviews that the product was strong and durable and 11 customers mentioned in their reviews that the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX500 was well made.

Users Report Superior Battery Life

Two owners considered that it had a good battery life.

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

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Six customers who purchased the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX500 considered that it had a good viewfinder.

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

54 customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was good value for money.

Value For Money

Fantastic Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews, very good features and is under 6 months old. At £239.00 it is in the cheapest 41% of cameras.

Price Has Gone Down by £40 (14%)

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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 $337.54 (£468.13).

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Age

Just Released Five Months Ago

This digital camera has only been on the market for five months.

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Features

Higher Than Average Megapixels

Cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The megapixels of the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX500 of 18.2MP is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 75% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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4896 X 3264 Pixels Image Resolution

The Sony Cybershot DSC-WX500 has a maximum image resolution of 4896 x 3264 pixels. That's 0% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all cameras the resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

The Cybershot DSC-WX500's optical zoom of 30x is bigger than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 11% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

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

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Cybershot DSC-WX500 of 3.5 is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 89% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Cybershot DSC-WX500 has an image stabilizer, as do 78% of cameras.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Cybershot DSC-WX500 of 12,800 is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 68% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The lowest maximum ISO sensitivity of cameras is 200, the highest is 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

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

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Average Weight

The Cybershot DSC-WX500's weight of 209g is fairly typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the heaviest 48% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Cybershot DSC-WX500 supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 69% of cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Sony Cybershot DSC-WX500 supports Full HD video, unlike 76% of digital cameras which do not support Full HD video.

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400 Battery Life

The Sony Cybershot DSC-WX500 is a camera that takes 400 shots battery life.

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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 typical of many digital cameras.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX500 of 3" is fairly average compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 46% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

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

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The Cybershot DSC-WX500's display resolution of 922,000 pixels is higher than 75% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. Digital cameras have display resolutions of between 23,000 pixels and 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels.

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Has a USB Connectivity

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

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Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX500 of 0.435" is relatively average compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 65% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most other cameras, the Cybershot DSC-WX500 does not have a GPS (satellite). 89% of cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has a Wrist Strap

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

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Features Brightness Adjustment

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

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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 digital zoom of the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX500 of 120x is very big compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 98% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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4896 X 3264 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Cybershot DSC-WX500 is 4896 x 3264. That's over five times the resolution of a 1712 x 1712 digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by cameras. Across all cameras the worst resolution is 384 x 480 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Cybershot DSC-WX500 supports video capability, which is unusual. 67% of cameras do not support video capability.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony dscwx500rceh, sony dscwx500wceh, sony dscwx500bc

Barcodes:

00027242889675, 00027242890558, 04548736014138, 04548736014152, 04548736014169, 04548736014176, 04548736014183, 04548736014251, 04548736014275

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