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WX500 Compact Camera with 30x Optical Zoom

Sony DSCWX500B


  • 30x zoom lens with ZEISS® quality built in
  • Exmor R® CMOS sensor for extra sensitivity
  • BIONZ X for more detail and less noise
  • 180-degree tiltable LCD monitor for easy framing

Quick Specs

  • Type: Digital
  • Style: Digital Still Camera
  • Width: 4 1/8"
  • Height: 2 3/8"
  • Depth: 1 7/16"
  • Energy Star Rated: No

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30x zoom lens with ZEISS® quality built in The results of over 150 years of ZEISS® expertise in high-precision optics is perfectly clear: this 24-720 mm lens renders portrait, close-up, and landscape images in natural glory from every perspective, with vivid sharpness and contrast intact. ZEISS® T* multilayer, anti-reflective coating effectively eliminates surface ghosting and flare.

Exmor R® CMOS sensor for extra sensitivity The more light that strikes a sensor, the more brilliant the resulting image. So the Exmor R® CMOS sensor with 18.2 effective megapixels uses back-illuminated design to let four times more light in than more conventional sensors. It's twice as sensitive to light, and even features Sony Column A/D Conversion technology to reduce image noise.

BIONZ X for more detail and less noise To transform data from the Exmor R® CMOS sensor into high-resolution images, the BIONZ X image processor integrates detail reproduction, diffraction-reducing, and area-specific noise reduction technologies. This combination reproduces realistic images with truer colors and textures, and with exceptional precision in real time.

180-degree tiltable LCD monitor for easy framing The high-resolution LCD monitor on the camera back can be tilted up to 180 degrees. So when you're in front of the camera, you can easily view the LCD monitor to check the framing before you shoot a selfie, for example. This flexibility also lets you comfortably maintain a stress-free posture while monitoring a scene that you want to shoot at a low position.

Beauty Effect improves appearance Retouch the appearance of people in photos quickly and intuitively. With five Beauty Effect modes, you can smooth, tone, and dull overly glistening skin, widen eyes, and brighten teeth-all in camera, with no need for a PC. Your subjects will love how they look magically enhanced in your portraits.

One-touch remote and one-touch sharing One-touch remote lets you use your smartphone or tablet as a viewfinder and remote control for a digital camera, and one-touch sharing lets you transfer your photos and videos from your camera. Either way, by installing Imaging Edge Mobile app to your NFC-enabled Android smartphone or tablet, you can avoid complex set-up sequences and establish wireless connection simply by touching your device to the camera. You are now ready to control your camera from your smartphone to take a photo from a previously out-of-reach spot, or simply be in your own group shot, as well as transfer them instantly to your smartphone for sharing on SNS. No NFC" No problem. You can also pair the devices manually.

P/A/S/M exposure modes and Photo Creativity Express your vision of still images with Programmed AE (P)/Aperture priority (A)/Shutter-speed priority (S)/Manual (M) exposure modes. Use these to manually control exposure, to adjust background blur, for example. Photo Creativity also lets you make adjustments intuitively to change brightness, color, vividness, and other image characteristics.

More flexible movie formats In addition to high-definition AVCHD format, the camera can capture movies with extra-smooth action details and high-quality sound with great fidelity to the original sources in XAVC S format.

Keep running strong Don't worry about depleting your camera battery while on the road. The fully charged lithium-ion battery of the WX500 provides enough power to shoot approx. 400 stills or record approx. 75 minutes of movie footage, so you won't miss out on a great photo opportunity.

Match color to suit your style WX500 is available in black, white, and red. Also, a soft Sony camera case/lens jacket/shoulder strap set is a practical, stylish optional accessory in a choice of three colors to suit your mood or camera.

Intelligent Active Mode keeps blur away Have no fear of handheld movie shooting. Intelligent Active Mode, featuring Sony's advanced frame-analysis technology and 5-axis image stabilization, compensates for camera shake. This mode reduces blurriness in images when shooting handheld or chasing a subject in action.

Customizable settings for personal control Assign frequently used functions (Focus Mode, White Balance, Picture Effect, etc.) to customizable buttons and keys for easier, quicker access while shooting. For example, assign up to 12 functions to the Function button, press it, choose a function, and adjust function parameters using the control ring or rear control wheel.

Extra-speedy & precise Fast Intelligent AF An improved spatial object detection algorithm realizes a more optimal and accurate lens drive to make AF even faster, for capturing more fleeting moments with ease.

PlayMemories Camera Apps add personality Enhance your creative expression with PlayMemories Camera Apps, offering a growing range of enjoyable and easy-to-use applications. These apps give you greater functionality and offer the ultimate tools for personalizing your camera to meet your photographic needs. Note: Services availability depends on region.

Works with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X This product is compatible with Final Cut Pro X and iMovie.


  • 30x zoom lens with ZEISS® quality built in
  • Exmor R® CMOS sensor for extra sensitivity
  • BIONZ X for more detail and less noise
  • 180-degree tiltable LCD monitor for easy framing
  • Beauty Effect improves appearance
  • One-touch remote and one-touch sharing
  • P/A/S/M exposure modes and Photo Creativity
  • More flexible movie formats
  • Keep running strong
  • Match color to suit your style
  • Intelligent Active Mode keeps blur away
  • Customizable settings for personal control
  • Extra-speedy & precise Fast Intelligent AF
  • PlayMemories Camera Apps add personality
  • Works with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X
Sensor Type 1/2.3 inch (7.82 mm) Exmor R® CMOS sensor
Number of Pixels (Effective) 18.2MP
Lens type ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar® T* lens
F-number (Maximum Aperture) F3.5 (W) - 6.4 (T)
Focal length (f=) f = 4.1-123 mm
ANGLE OF VIEW (35 MM FORMAT EQUIVALENT) 84deg.-3deg.30min.(24-720mm )
Focus Range (From the Front of the Lens) 5 cm - Infinity (W), 2.5 m - Infinity (T)
Optical Zoom 30x
Clear Image Zoom (Still Image) Still Image: 18M approx. 60x / 10M approx. 80x / 5.0M approx. 113x / VGA approx. 459x / 13M (16:9) approx. 60x / 2.1M (16:9) approx. 153x; Movie: Approx. 60x
Digital Zoom (Still Image) Up to 120x (VGA)
Screen Type 2.95 in (3.0 type) (4:3) / 921,600 dots / Xtra Fine / TFT LCD
Brightness Control Manual (5 steps)
Viewfinder 0.2-type electronic viewfinder
Image Processing Engine BIONZ X
Focus Type Contrast detection AF
Focus Mode Single-shot AF, Continuous AF
Light Metering Mode Multi Pattern; Center Weighted; Spot
Exposure Compensation +/- 3.0 EV, 1/3 EV step
ISO Sensitivity (Still Image)(Recommended Exposure Index) ISO 80-12800
ISO Sensitivity (Movie) ISO 80-3200
White Balance Modes Auto; Daylight; Shade; Cloudy; Incandescent; Fluor.: Cool White; Fluor.: Day White; Fluor.: Daylight; Flash; Custom; One Push, One Push Set
Shutter Speed iAuto (4 in - 1/2000) / Program Auto (1 in - 1/2000) / Aperture Priority (8 in - 1/2000) / Shutter Priority (30 in - 1/2000) / Manual (30 in - 1/2000)
Shooting Mode Intelligent Auto;Superior Auto;Program Auto;Aperture Priority;Shutter Speed Priority;Manual Exposure;MR (Memory Recall) 1,2,3;Movie Mode (Intelligent Auto/Scene Selection);Panorama;Scene Selection
Scene Selection Portrait; Advanced Sports Shooting; Landscape; Sunset; Night Scene; Handheld Twilight; Night Portrait; Anti-Motion Blur; Backlight Correction HDR; Pet Mode; Gourmet; Beach; Snow; Fireworks; Soft Skin; High Sensitivity
Continuous Shooting Speed (maximum) (with max. recording pixels) 10 fps (for up to 10 shots)
Self-Timer Off / 10 sec. / 5 s / 2 sec. / 3 consecutive shots with 10 s 5 s or 2 s delay selectable
Panorama (Shooting) Intelligent Sweep Panorama (supports 360 format)
Picture Effect Still Image: Toy Camera, Pop Color, Posterization, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Color, High Contrast Mono., Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Richtone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolor, Illustration
Auto Image Rotation Yes
Minimum Illumination Movie: Auto 12 lux (shutter speed 1/30) / High sensitivity 6 lux (shutter speed 1/30)
Built-in Flash Red-Eye Correction On / Off
Flash Mode Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Rear Sync / Flash Off
Flash Type Built-in, manual pop-up
AF Illuminator Auto / Off
Flash Range ISO Auto: Approx. 0.98 to 17.72 ft (W) / Approx. 8.20 to 9.84 ft (T)
Compatible Recording Media Memory Stick Duo ; Memory Stick PRO Duo ; Memory Stick PRO Duo (High Speed); Memory Stick PROHG Duo ; Memory Stick Micro ; Memory Stick Micro (Mark 2); SD Memory Card; SDHC Memory Card; SDXC Memory Card (UHS-I); microSD Memory Card; microSDHC Memory Card; microSDXC Memory Card
Recording Format Still Image: JPEG (DCF, ver. 2.0, Exif, ver. 2.3, MRF Baseline compliant); Movie: XAVC S, AVCHD format, ver. 2.0 compatible, MP4
Movie Recording Mode (NTSC) NTSC Mode: AVCHD (up to 1920 x 1080/60p at 28 Mbps) / XAVC S (up to 1920 x 1080/60p at 50 Mbps) / MP4 (up to 1920 x 1080/60 fps at 28 Mbps)
Movie Recording Mode (PAL) PAL Mode: AVCHD (up to 1920 x 1080/50p at 28 Mbps) / XAVC S (up to 1920 x 1080/50p at 50 Mbps) / MP4 (up to 1920 x 1080/50 fps at 28 Mbps)
Still Image Resolution 3:2 mode: 16M (4896 x 3264) / 8.9M (3648 x 2432) / 4.5M (2592 x 1728), 4:3 mode: 18M (4896 x 3672) / 10M (3648 x 2736) / 5M (2592 x 1944) / VGA, 16:9 mode: 13M (4896 x 2752) / 7.5M (3648 x 2056) / 2.1M (1920 x 1080), 1:1 mode: 13M (3664 x 3664) / 7.5M (2736 x 2736) / 3.7M (1920 x 1920), Sweep Panorama: Wide (7152 x 1080/4912 x 1920), Standard (4912 x 1080/3424 x 1920), 360 (11520 x 1080)
Input and Output Terminals Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0), Micro HDMI , Multi/Micro USB Terminal
NFC One-touch remote, One-touch sharing
Wireless Capabilities NFC One-touch functionality, Wi-Fi®
Power Consumption (Camera Mode) Approx. 1.4W
BATTERY LIFE(STILL IMAGES)(CIPA) Up to 400 shots / 200 minutes
Supplied Battery Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1
Playback Functions Slide Show;Forward/Rewind (Movie);Delete;Protect;Motion Shot Video;Beauty Effect;BRAVIA Sync (Control for HDMI);9/25-frame index view
Index Playback 9 / 25 images
Playback Zoom Depends on Image Size
DIMENSIONS (W X H X D) (APPROX.) 4.00 x 2.29 x 13.98 in
WEIGHT (CIPA COMPLIANT) 7.37 oz (body only), 8.32 oz (with battery and media)

Quick Specs

  • Appearance

  • Type: Digital
  • Style: Digital Still Camera

  • Dimensions

  • Width: 4 1/8"
  • Height: 2 3/8"
  • Depth: 1 7/16"

  • Features

  • Energy Star Rated: No

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