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18.2MP 30x CMOS Apr 2015
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42 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The editor of PhotographyBlog.com recommend this camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Average Expert Reviews

This Sony digital camera has an average expert rating of 77 out of 100 based on seven expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Chip.de and Les Numeriques.com.

Good Owner Reviews

Owners have rated this digital camera on average 83%.

Robust

Some people mentioned in their reviews that it was well made. Djsb mentioned in their review of this digital camera “It has a high quality Zeiss lens, built in wifi”. Djsb also wrote “There is also a built in image stabiliser too which reduces blur fr”. Ukeydo mentioned in their review on Amazon “The camera seems to be well made”.

A few Sony DSC-WX500 reviewers thought it was reliable. Champollion mentioned on Amazon “Reliable, Efficient, Easy to Use Camera” in their Sony DSC-WX500 review. Champollion also wrote “If you want a reliable, efficient, no frills/fuss to use camera, then this Sony camera could be the one for you”. Sarah mentioned in her review of this digital camera on Amazon last year “Very reliable” and rated it 5 stars.

A few Sony DSC-WX500 owners who bought it mentioned that it was strong and durable. Adam Smith gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars and he mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “It does feel sturdy”. Tabi said in their review of the Sony DSC-WX500 on Amazon “When I picked it up I realised it was probably quite sturdy”.

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Good Technical Features

A few Sony DSC-WX500 reviewers who reviewed it wrote that it had good features. D. Elliott said on Amazon “I am uncertain on the value to me of some features as ‘Beauty Effect’ modes” in their review. Mike mentioned two years ago “Really impressed with features and photo quality”. In January last year Sydney Bush rated it 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon “The capability is far beyond many I suspect (including me) to be able to properly use all its features”.

Easy to Use

Eleven Sony DSC-WX500 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use. Champollion mentioned in their review of this digital camera “You are now ready to use! It is simplicity itself” and scored the product 5 stars. Champollion also wrote “The camera is a delight to use and I have used both inside”. Jayzinq scored the product 80 out of 100 and mentioned on Amazon “The Camera is great! Easy to use and set-up - quality matches”.

One Sony DSC-WX500 reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good experience. In January last year Sydney Bush said on Amazon “You will miss a great experience”.

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Good Product Quality

A number of customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good quality. Amazon Customer wrote “It took really good quality photos in the low light”. Charlotte she said in her review on Amazon “I like to take good quality photos while bird-watching”. Charlotte also mentioned “So a top quality point and shoot camera that will fit into my handbag is perfect”.

Good Size

Eighteen Sony DSC-WX500 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was compact. Adam Smith mentioned in his review of this digital camera “Just pictures for memories and some videos) Compact”. Amazon Customer said in their review of the Sony DSC-WX500 “It has everything on it you need in a compact camera”. Two years ago Champollion rated the product as very good and said in their review of this digital camera “As a relative newcomer to the world of digital photography, this Sony WX500 Compact Camera provided my first steps”.

Some customers who reviewed this digital camera thought it was easy to carry around. Champollion wrote “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”. Supercat mentioned “Compact camera, easy to carry around”.

One customer thought it was heavy and bulky. Ayjay said in their review of the Sony DSC-WX500 “Not too heavy” and scored this digital camera 5 stars. One customer said in their reviews that the product was thin. Two years ago Loszorros said on Amazon “There are thinner cameras”.

One customer who bought it thought it was thick. Loszorros mentioned in their review of the Sony DSC-WX500 on Amazon “It is the thicker side of thin, if you get my drift”.

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Good Quality Pictures

A few Sony DSC-WX500 owners wrote in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Amazon Customer wrote “A good camera which takes good photos” and gave the Sony DSC-WX500 a score of 4 stars. 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 this digital camera on Amazon “With other pictures, they all seem to appear on the display 3 shades lighter than they come out on the PC” however they gave this digital camera a score of 2 stars.

A few customers thought the Sony DSC-WX500 had a good picture resolution. D. Elliott wrote “Not only does this new camera eclipse my previous camera with a definition of 18.2 mega pixels instead of 5.1”. Djsb said in their review of the Sony DSC-WX500 “An excellent movie shooting mode”. Mr Bd wrote two years ago “My current compact camera has a lower resolution than I would like, so when the opportunity came to try this I jumped at it” .

Some Sony DSC-WX500 owners who reviewed it concluded that it was able to produce clear pictures. M. Dasani mentioned two years ago “Taking amazing shots with minimal adjustments and has amazing clarity even” in their Sony DSC-WX500 review and scored the product 80 out of 100. M. Dasani also mentioned “The picture quality, clarity and light were amazing, almost like you were in a well lit room”. Mrs. L. Evans mentioned in their review on Amazon “What a difference they make to the end result - the clarity is outstanding”.

One person said in their reviews that it had a good image sensor. Amazon Customer wrote in their review on Amazon “Haven't improved the sensor sufficiently”.

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Good Quality Lens

Several customers agreed that this digital camera had a good zoom. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “They've attached a huge 30x zoom.” but in spite of that they only gave this digital camera a rating of 40 out of 100. Djsb mentioned 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 on Amazon last year “The zoom is fantastic”.

Some Sony DSC-WX500 reviewers said in their reviews that it had a good autofocus. Ayjay mentioned “Macro (close-ups)] to ensure the best focus is used on the photos” in their Sony DSC-WX500 review and scored it very highly. Iwona wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon two years ago “Great quality of pictures, amazing focus when use zoom! Small” and gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars. Also two years ago Ukeydo wrote in their Sony DSC-WX500 review “The auto focus performance is impressively quick and accurate”.

A number of Sony DSC-WX500 reviewers said in their reviews that it had a good image stabiliser. Two years ago Ukeydo gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-WX500 “The image stabilisation works well”.

One person mentioned in their reviews that the Sony DSC-WX500 had a good lens.

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Good Video Capture

Eight customers said in their reviews that it was good for video recording. In January last year Amazon Customer scored it 80 out of 100 and said on Amazon “Sound on video playback is also good”. Loszorros wrote in their review “Very fast start up - you can take a picture or video very quickly after switching on”. Loszorros also mentioned “High quality video”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Nine Sony DSC-WX500 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it had a good screen. Amazon Customer gave the Sony DSC-WX500 a rating of 4 stars and said “The flip-up screen is certainly useful - not only for taking images with friends.”. D. Elliott said on Amazon “The screen is a massive 2”. Loszorros mentioned “Love the screen flip up so can see yourself if talking into the camera for video or if taking a selfie” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

A few customers reckoned that it had a good viewfinder. D. Elliott scored it very highly and mentioned in their review of the Sony DSC-WX500 “The hinged screen viewfinder is ideal for photographs taken at low level”. D. Elliott also wrote “This will change now!Previously I have preferred an eye-piece viewfinder.”. In January last year Sydney Bush wrote in his review “HAVE GREAT FUN as the viewfinder pop-up switches it on! You can also use the viewfinder like a little telescope” and rated it as excellent.

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Good Support

Several Sony DSC-WX500 owners who reviewed the Sony DSC-WX500 reckoned that it had good technical guidance. Champollion wrote “All is explained in the helpful instruction manual” in their review of this digital camera. Mrs. L. Evans rated it as excellent and wrote on Amazon two years ago “For more of the complicated facilities of the camera there are well-written instructions; plus there are also camera specifications”. Sydney Bush mentioned on Amazon last year “Manual focus is excellent and its autofocus variations are great” in his Sony DSC-WX500 review and gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars.

Good Connectivity

Several Sony DSC-WX500 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera thought it was wifi compatible. Champollion wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-WX500 “The camera comes with WiFi connection, giving a powerful nod to the social media market” and rated it 5 stars. D. Elliott mentioned in their review of this digital camera “On trying out the camera I can appreciate the Wi-Fi connectivity to mobile phones” . Two years ago Tabi mentioned “The NFC and wifi features are good in theory” in their Sony DSC-WX500 review however they scored the product 40 out of 100.

One Sony DSC-WX500 reviewer who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was good in terms of USB connections. D. Elliott gave it a score of 5 stars and said on Amazon “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” in their Sony DSC-WX500 review.

One Sony DSC-WX500 reviewer who reviewed the product concluded that it was good in terms of connectivity. Djsb said in their review of this digital camera two years ago “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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Popular Choice

The DSC-WX500 is one the fastest selling digital camera currently on the market.

Nice Design

Several Sony DSC-WX500 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera thought it was good looking. Charlotte mentioned on Amazon “From a purely aesthetic point of view, this camera is really beautifully designed!” in her review of this digital camera and scored the product 5 stars. Tabi mentioned “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” in their Sony DSC-WX500 review although they only rated it 2 stars.

One Sony DSC-WX500 reviewer thought it was smooth. Jayzinq rated the product 4 stars and said “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

Some Sony DSC-WX500 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the Sony DSC-WX500 had a good battery life. Ukeydo said “The battery life is very good” in their Sony DSC-WX500 review and gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars. Two years ago Photographyblog.com said on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com “A pop-up flash and a colossal 400-shot capacity battery”.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

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

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Reasonably Priced

Several customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good value for money. Amazon Customer gave the product a rating of 5 stars and wrote “Great value for money”. Inga rated it as very good and she mentioned in her Sony DSC-WX500 review “Fantastic and the price was great”. Ephotozine.com scored the product 4 stars and said two years ago “It cuts down on a few features, making it a more affordable version” in their review of the Sony DSC-WX500.

Good Flash

A few people concluded that this digital camera had a good flash. Mr Bd said on Amazon “A nice little built-in flash, Aperture/Shutter priority”.

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Sony DSC-WX500 supports video capability. Most of the other compact cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-WX500 do not support video capability.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The DSC-WX500 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. Most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-WX500 do not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras which support Full HD video currently available including because of it's better review score, the Olympus Stylus SH-2[plb_2898975_price].

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Very Big Digital Zoom

When compared to other compact cameras that have been around for a similar time 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. Across all the comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DSC-WX500 the digital zooms range from 2x to 120x.

Other 120x digital zoom digital cameras currently available that you might also want to look at include the Sony DSC-HX90[plb_2838898_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DSC-WX500 has a built-in flash, which is unusual. Most of the other cameras that were released more than a year ago do not have a built-in flash.

Alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might also want to consider include the Olympus Stylus SH-2[plb_2898975_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S9900[plb_2751364_price] which has better reviews; or the Canon IXUS 275 HS[plb_2846769_price] which is cheaper.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

When compared to other compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DSC-WX500 that we have assessed, the DSC-WX500's display diagonal of 3 inches is one of the largest. The display diagonals of compact cameras that were released one year ago range from 1.3" to 4.7", and the average display diagonal is 2.8".

It may also be worth considering one of the other 3" screen cameras currently available including the Canon IXUS 275 HS[plb_2846769_price] which is cheaper; or the Nikon Coolpix S9900[plb_2751364_price], or the Sony DSC-HX90[plb_2838898_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Sony DSC-WX500 supports wi-Fi. Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DSC-WX500 also support wi-Fi.

Alternative digital cameras which support wi-Fi currently available which you might want to consider include the Canon IXUS 275 HS[plb_2846769_price] which is cheaper; or the Olympus Stylus SH-2[plb_2898975_price], or the Sony DSC-HX90[plb_2838898_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony DSC-WX500 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DSC-WX500.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the Olympus Stylus SH-2[plb_2898975_price], and the Sony DSC-HX90[plb_2838898_price] which has better reviews; or the Canon IXUS 275 HS[plb_2846769_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DSC-WX500 is 15x. With an optical zoom of 30 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-WX500 has one of the bigger optical zooms amongst compact cameras of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 30x optical zoom cameras currently available including the Nikon Coolpix S9900[plb_2751364_price], or the Sony DSC-HX90[plb_2838898_price] 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 cameras that were launched around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a better memory card type then you might want to look at the Nikon Coolpix S9900[plb_2751364_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated), or the Sony DSC-HX90[plb_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 Canon IXUS 275 HS[plb_2846769_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and cheaper).

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Has Five White Balances

The DSC-WX500 has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-WX500. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this Sony camera.

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Quite Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The slowest camera shutter speeds of cameras of this age and type range from 0.12s to 60s. The DSC-WX500 has one of the longer slowest camera shutter speeds (30 seconds) amongst similar spec 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 digital cameras of this age and type. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-WX500.

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Slideshow Playback Modes

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

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BIONZ X Image Processor

This digital camera has a BIONZ X image processor, which is the most commonly found image processor on digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of 921,600 pixels, the DSC-WX500 has one of the higher display resolution (numeric)s amongst digital cameras of this age. Across all the compact cameras that came out more than a year ago the display resolution (numeric)s range from 230,000 pixels to 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 700,000 pixels.

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Fairly High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The DSC-WX500 has a quite high ISO sensitivity (max) (12,800) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec. The ISO sensitivity (max)s of compact cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-WX500 range from 800 to 26,000.

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400 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The DSC-WX500 is a camera that takes 400 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type only take between 150 and 399 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Sony 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 cameras of a similar spec and 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 digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution across all digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DSC-WX500.

The worst supported video resolution across comparable types of digital camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Sony DSC-WX500 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution across all digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

The worst video resolution amongst similar types of camera is 1280 x 720 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 compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it.

This digital camera's light exposure correction (± 3EV (1/3EV step)) is actually the best light exposure correction amongst all comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-WX500.

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

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the DSC-WX500 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This Sony digital 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 more than a year. The camera file system "DCF" is also supported by this 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 that have been on the market for a similar time to the DSC-WX500. The ISO sensitivity (min)s of digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-WX500 range from 80 to 130.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most digital cameras of this spec and age do not have a GPS (satellite). The DSC-WX500 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) to this digital camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix S9900[plb_2751364_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

Most similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-WX500 are not 3D. The Sony DSC-WX500 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Not Waterproof

The DSC-WX500 is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-WX500 are also not waterproof.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the DSC-WX500 is more than most cameras of this spec and age. This Sony digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of this type and age. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Features Two Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the DSC-WX500 is more than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. The most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Face detection, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Continuous Auto Focus and Contrast Detection Auto Focus are also featured on this Sony camera.

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Very Small Viewfinder Screen Size

The DSC-WX500 has a fairly small viewfinder screen size (only 0.2 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec. The smallest viewfinder screen size of similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-WX500 is 0.2" and the largest is 0.46".

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Not Cheap

We think this camera looks expensive compared to other digital cameras of this age and type. The price range of digital cameras of this age and type is from £25 to £300.

4 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 Megapixel

The Sony DSC-WX500 has a pretty average megapixel (18.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-WX500.

Other 18.2MP digital cameras currently available which you might want to look at include the Sony DSC-HX90[plb_2838898_price] which has better reviews.

If you want a higher megapixel then you might also want to consider the Canon IXUS 275 HS[plb_2846769_price] (20.2MP and cheaper).

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Average Weight

The DSC-WX500 has a relatively typical weight (209 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the DSC-WX500.

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MOS Sensor Type

The DSC-WX500 has a MOS sensor type which is better than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. Most compact cameras that were released around the same time as it have a CCD sensor type.

We compared all the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor to this camera and we think a cheaper camera such as the Canon IXUS 275 HS[plb_2846769_price] or you might consider a higher scoring camera such as the Nikon Coolpix S9900[plb_2751364_price], and the Sony DSC-HX90[plb_2838898_price] are also worth considering.

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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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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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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's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony dscwx500, sony dscwx500b, sony dscwx500bc, sony dscwx500rc, sony dscwx500rce, sony dscwx500rce3, sony dscwx500rceh
Barcodes 00027242889668, 00027242889675, 00027242890558, 04548736012547, 04548736014138, 04548736014152, 04548736014169, 04548736014176, 04548736014183, 04548736014251, 04548736014275

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