Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500


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Availability : June 2015
Price : $330 ( Pre-order : Adorama | B&H | Amazon)
Color : Black | White | Red

The new compact cameras boast a variety of impressive imaging credentials including high-resolution 18.2 MP2 Exmor R CMOS Sensors, 30x optical zoom ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* lenses, powerful BIONZ X processors and Optical SteadyShot® stabilization, making them the ultimate companion for any travel photographer or casual weekend shooter.

Key Features

  • 30x ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* optical zoom lens with 60x “Clear Image” digital zoom capability
  • 18.2 MP Exmor R CMOS sensor and BIONZ X processor ensure the finest capture details for still images and Full HD videos in all lighting conditions
  • Optical SteadyShot with 5-axis image stabilization minimizes effects of camera shake
  • 921k dot, 3.0 type LCD screen that tilts a full 180 degrees
  • Full HD movie shooting capabilities including high-speed XAVC S format at 50 mbps
  • Built-in ‘pop up’ flash for low-light shooting support
  • Compatible with Wi-Fi / NFC for seamless wireless transfer of content and with select Sony PlayMemories™ Camera apps


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LensZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* Lens
Optical zoom (35mm format equivalent)30x (25-750mm)
Maximum apertureF3.5 (W) – 6.4 (T)
Image sensor / effective megapixelsExmor R CMOS 18.2MP
Image processorBIONZ X
Image stabilisationStandard; Active/Intelligent Active mode (for movies)
HD movie (Active Mode for movies only)Full HD 60p/50pvi
ISO sensitivity (still image)Auto (ISO80-3200, selectable with upper / lower limit), 80/100/200/400/800/1600/3200, Multi-Frame NR:Auto (ISO80-3200 same as selected range in Auto), 100/200/400/800/1600/3200/6400[vi] /12800viii
Monitor Type7.5cm (3.0type) (4:3) / 921,600 dots / Xtra Fine / TFT LCD
Monitor Adjustable angleUp by approx. 180 degrees
Beauty EffectYes
Picture EffectYes (still: 13 modes/ movie: 7 modes)
PlayMemories Camera AppsYes
4K still image output (HDMI)Yes
Shooting staminaApprox. 400 still images (CIPA standard)
Dimensions (WxHxD)101.6mm x 58.1mm x 35.5mm
Weight (Battery and Memory Stick DUO are included)Approx. 236g
Battery LifeApprox. 400 still images (CIPA standard)
Available coloursBlack, white, red