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Sony Cyber-Shot WX500 Digital Camera - Improve your selfie, and take it with ease. A 180-degree tiltable LCD monitor makes it simple to see how you look in the frame.

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Sony Cyber-Shot WX500 Digital Camera Benefits

Sony Cyber-Shot WX500

Shoot your best — Look even better

Improve your selfie, and take it easily, too. A 180-degree tiltable LCD monitor makes it simple to see how you look in the frame. Meet the new Sony WX500 — the world’s smallest1 camera to contain the far-reaching performance of a ZEISS® 30x optical zoom lens. With so much creative capability at hand to shoot for fun, you'll capture more star quality in every image.

The Elements of Comprehensive Image Quality

The synergy of a higher-performance CMOS image sensor, lightning-quick image processor and legendary lens pack the latest optical and engineering advancements into an amazingly compact form.

Sony Cyber-Shot WX500 - Go farther, closer and wider

Go farther, closer and wider

The ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* 30x optical zoom lens extends a legacy of high-precision optics to capture clear, sharp, undegraded images throughout a 24–720 mm range.


Renowned ZEISS optics

Legendary ZEISS quality delivers brilliant sharpness, rich contrast and minimal distortion.

Sony Cyber-Shot WX500 - Renowned ZEISS optics


Sony Cyber-Shot WX500 - Exmor R™ CMOS sensor

Exmor R™ CMOS sensor

A back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor with 18.2 effective megapixels takes in more light for greater detail in every shot.


BIONZ X™ image processing engine

Now reproducing more realistic detail and colour in images with less diffraction and noise.

Sony Cyber-Shot WX500 - BIONZ X™ image processing engine

Greater Selfie Satisfaction Assured

Now, it's easier than ever to shoot for a look that you like in selfies, portraits and everything else with the flexibility that a full-tilt LCD monitor, customisable functions and easy photo retouching provide.

Sony Cyber-Shot WX500 - Look before you shoot

Look before you shoot

The high-resolution LCD monitor on the camera back can be tilted up to 180 degrees, so you can comfortably frame a selfie prior to shooting it or shoot at a low position.


Spread the good looks

To retouch the appearance of people in photos, you can use Beauty Effect to smooth skin, tone skin, dull overly glistening skin, widen eyes and brighten teeth — all in camera.

Sony Cyber-Shot WX500 - Spread the good looks


Sony Cyber-Shot WX500 - Change a photo's look

Change a photo's look

Photo Creativity mode lets you alter the appearance of stills and movies with simple, intuitive changes to settings for brightness, colour, vividness and Picture Effect.


Quick — call up your menu

Six customisable buttons/keys include the Function button that can be assigned up to 12 frequently used functions, and five buttons/keys that can be assigned one function each.

Sony Cyber-Shot WX500 - Quick — call up your menu


Sony Cyber-Shot WX500 - Extra-speedy & precise Fast Intelligent AF

Extra-speedy & precise Fast Intelligent AF

An improved spatial object detection algorithm realises a more optimal and accurate lens drive to make AF even faster, for capturing more fleeting moments with ease.

Set the Right Mode in Motion

Whether you want to share action quickly or save it at a higher resolution for editing, it's simple to make format, mode, exposure and other settings, then start to record.

Sony Cyber-Shot WX500 - Movies in versatile formats Sony Cyber-Shot WX500 - Keep the blurs away

Movies in versatile formats

Record in XAVC S or AVCHD high-resolution movie format and as MP4 file.

Keep the blurs away

Intelligent Active Mode w. 5-axis image stabilisation + frame analysis.

Get Upwardly Mobile

With its high battery capacity, connectivity for mobile sharing and smart, compact design, the Sony WX500 is extraordinarily easy to take and have fun with over the long run, wherever you go.

Long may you run

Hold your power — live long, work hard, stay strong

A full battery lets you take approx. 400 stills or record 75minutes of movie footage to make sure that you won't miss a good chance to shoot.

Sony Cyber-Shot WX500 - Long may you run


Sony Cyber-Shot WX500 - Share with ease — Gain remote control

Share with ease — Gain remote control

An easy, direct connection gets your images across

Use built-in NFC™/Wi-Fi capability to send photos and movies from your camera to other mobile devices. It takes just a single touch of your mobile device to the camera to make the connection.

Apply glamour for more beautiful portraits

PlayMemories Camera Apps

PlayMemories Camera Apps include free My Best Portrait for adding brightening and softening effects to skin, and sparkling catch-light effects to eyes in selfies and portraits.

Sony Cyber-Shot WX500 - My Best Portrait Sony Cyber-Shot WX500 - Smart Remote Control Sony Cyber-Shot WX500 - Sync to Smartphone

My Best Portrait

Add skin-softening, skin-brightening and eye catch-light effects.

Smart Remote Control

Use a smartphone to control exposure, release shutter and receive photos.

Sync to Smartphone

Transfers photos to a mobile device automatically after powering off.


Stay in style

An optional accessory set of soft body case, lens jacket and shoulder strap (Jacket Case LCJ-HWA available in three colours) keeps the camera in style. The body case doesn’t have to be removed during shooting.

Sony Cyber-Shot WX500 - Stay in style


Sony Cyber-Shot WX500 - Dimensions

Product Specifications

  • Advanced Features

    • Image Stabilization : Optical SteadyShot
    • Photo Creativity : Yes
    • Intelligent Auto : Yes
    • Sweep Panorama : Intelligent Sweep Panorama (360)
    • Anti Motion Blur : Yes
    • Wi-Fi : Yes
    • Face Detection : Yes (eight faces max)
    • Smile Shutter™ technology : Yes
    • Picture Effects : Toy camera / Pop Color / Posterization / Retro Photo / Soft High-key / Partial Color / High Contrast Mono. / Soft Focus / HDR Painting / Richtone Monochrome / Miniature / Watercolor / Illustration
    • Superior Auto : Yes
  • Convenience Features

    • Red-Eye Reduction : On / Off
    • Erase/Protect : Erase: Single / Select / Date / Folder Protect: Select / Folder / Date
  • Drive System

    • Continuous Shooting Speed : Approx. 10 fps (for up to 10 shots)
    • Shutter Speeds : iAuto (4" - 1/2000) / Program Auto (1" - 1/2000) / Aperture Priority (8" - 1/2000) / Shutter Priority (30" - 1/2000) / Manual (30" - 1/2000)
    • Self-timer : Off / 10sec. / 5sec. / 2sec. / 3 consecutive shots with 10sec. 5sec. or 2sec. delay selectable
    • Drive Mode : Single, Continuous shooting, Self-timer, Self-timer (cont.)
  • Exposure System

    • Exposure Compensation : +/- 3.0 EV, 1/3 EV step
    • Minimum Illumination : [Movie]: Auto: 12lux (Shutter Speed 1/30) / High Sensitivity: 6lux (Shutter Speed 1/30)
    • Exposure Settings : 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 Mode(s) : 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
    • Metering Modes : Multi Pattern, Center Weighted, Spot
    • Metering Sensitivity : EV 2 to 16 (at ISO100 equivalent)
    • ISO : [Still Image] Auto (ISO80-3200), 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 /12800
    • Noise Reduction : Long exposure NR Multi Frame NR: Auto, ISO100-12800
    • ISO Sensitivity (Movie) : [Movie] Auto: (ISO80 Level-ISO1600 Level) / High Sensitivity: (ISO80 Level-ISO3200 Level)
    • White Balance Mode : Auto / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluor.: Cool White / Fluor.: Day White / Fluor.: Daylight / Flash / Custom / One Push, One Push Set
  • Flash

    • Flash Modes : Auto / Flash On / Slow Sync. / Flash Off / Rear Sync.
    • Flash Coverage : ISO Auto: Approx. 0.3m to5.4m (11 13/16 inches to 17 ft 8 19/32 inches) (W) / Approx. 2.5m to 3.0 m (8 ft 2 27/64 inches to 9 ft 10 7/64 inches) (T)
  • Focus Control

    • AF Illuminator : Auto / Off
    • Focus Area : Wide / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Expanded Flexible Spot
    • AF Modes : Single-shot AF, Continuous AF (Advanced sports & Movie Only)
  • Imaging Sensor

    • Processor : BIONZ® X
    • Pixel Gross : 21.1 MP
    • Color Filter System : RGB primary color mosaic filters
    • Effective Picture Resolution : 18.2 MP
    • Imaging Sensor : 1/2.3" (7.82mm) Exmor R® CMOS sensor
  • Interface

    • NFC : NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch remote, One-touch sharing
    • HD Output : Multi / Micro USB Terminal, Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0), Micro HDMI
    • Wi-Fi : Yes (IEEE802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz band))
  • LCD Display

    • LCD Type : 3.0" (7.5cm) (4:3) / 921,600 dots / Xtra Fine / TFT LCD
    • Angle Adjustment : Up by approx. 180 degrees
    • Histogram : Yes (On / Off)
    • Brightness Control : Manual (5 steps)
  • Optics/Lens

    • Digital Zoom : Still Image: 18M Approx. 120x / 10M Approx. 161x / 5.0M Approx. 226x / VGA Approx. 459x / 13M (16:9) Approx.120x / 2.1M (16:9) Approx.306x Movie: Approx. 120x
    • Optical Zoom : 30x (Optical Zoom during movie recording)
    • Macro Mode : Yes (Auto)
    • Minimum Focus Distance : iAuto: AF (W: Approx. 5cm (0.16 ft.) to Infinity, T: Approx. 250cm (8.20 ft.) to Infinity) / Program Auto: AF (W: Approx. 5cm (0.16 ft.) to Infinity, T: Approx. 250cm (8.20 ft.) to Infinity)
    • Lens Groups-Elements : 11 elements in 10 groups (5 aspheric element)
    • Lens Type : ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* Lens
    • Aperture (Max.) : F3.5 (W) - 6.4 (T)
    • Steady Shot Mode:Active : Yes
    • Clear Image Zoom : 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
    • Aperture : iAuto (F3.5-F6.3(W)) / Program Auto(F3.5-F6.3(W) ) / Manual (F3.5-F8.0(W)) / Aperture Priority (F3.5-F8.0(W)) / Sutter Priority (F3.5-F6.3(W))
    • Focal Length (35mm equivalent) : [Still Image 3:2] f=25-750mm, [Still Image 4:3] f=24-720mm, [Still Image 16:9] f=26.5-795mm, [Still Image 1:1] f=27.5-825mm [Movie 16:9] f=26.5-795mm (SteadyShot Standard), f=28-1180mm (SteadyShot Active), f=31-1210mm (SteadyShot InteligentActive), [Movie 4:3] f=32.5-975mm (SteadyShot Standard), f=34.5-1450mm (SteadyShot Active), 38-1480mm (SteadyShot InteligentActive)
    • Aperture Blade : Iris diaphragm (5 blades)
  • Power

    • Power Requirements : AC 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz, 70mA
    • Battery Type : NP-BX1
    • Power Consumption (in Operation) : Approx. 1.4W
    • Power Consumption (in View Finder Operation) : Still Images: Approx. 400 / Approx. 200min Movie (Actual shooting): Approx. 75min (In [MP4 28M] mode, max. continuous shooting time is approx. 20 min. and max. file size is 4GB.) Movie (Continuous shooting): Approx. 110 min (In [MP4 28M] mode, max. continuous shooting time is approx. 20 min. and max. file size is 4GB.)
  • Recording

    • Panorama Still Image Size : Sweep Panorama: Wide (7,152 x 1,080/4,912 x 1,920) Standard: (4,912 x 1,080/3,424 x 1,920), 360 (11,520 x 1,080)
    • Microphone/Speaker : Stereo / mono
    • Still Image Size 1:1 : 1:1 mode: 13M (3,664 x 3,664) / 7.5M (2,736 x 2,736) / 3.7M (1,920 x 1,920)
    • Audio Format : XAVC S: LPCM 2ch AVCHD: Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch (Dolby Digital Stereo Creator) MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
    • Video Format : XAVC S / AVCHD format Ver.2.0 compatible / MP4
    • Video Mode : AVCHD: 28M PS (1,920 x 1,080/60p) 24M FX (1,920 x 1,080/60i) 17M FH (1,920 x 1,080/60i) 24M FX (1,920 x 1,080/24p) 17M FH (1,920 x 1,080/24p) XAVC S: 60p 50M (1,920 x 1,080/60p) 30p 50M (1,920 x 1,080/30p) 24p 50M (1,920 x 1,080/24p) MP4: 28M (1,920 x 1,080/60fps) 16M (1,920 x 1,080/30fps) 6M (1,280 x 720/30fps)
    • Color Space : sRGB
    • Still Image Size 16:9 : 16:9 mode: 13M (4,896 x 2,752) / 7.5M (3,648 x 2,056) / 2.1M (1,920 x 1,080)
    • Still Image Size 3:2 : 3:2 mode: 16M (4,896 x 3,264) / 8.9M (3,648 x 2,432) / 4.5M (2,592 x 1,728)
    • Still Image File Format : JPEG (DCF Ver.2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MRF Baseline complians)
    • Media Type : Memory Stick Duo; Memory Stick PRO Duo; Memory Stick PRO Duo(High Speed); Memory Stick PROHG Duo; Memory Stick Micro; Memory Stick Micro (Mark2); SD Memory Card; SDHC Memory Card(UHS-I); SDXC Memory Card(UHS-I); microSD Memory Card; microSDHC Memory Card; microSDXC Memory Card
    • Still Image Max Effective Resolution : Approx. 18.2 Megapixels
    • Still Image Size 4:3 : 4:3 mode: 18M (4,896 x 3,672) / 10M (3,648 x 2,736) / 5M (2,592 x 1,944) / VGA
    • Wind Noise Reduction : Off / On
  • Weights and Measurements

    • Dimensions (Approx.) : W x H x D: 4 1/8" x 2 3/8" x 1 7/16" (101.6 x 58.1 x 35.5mm)
    • Weight (Approx.) : Approx. 8.3oz (236g) (Battery and Memory Stick DUO are included)
    • Weight(Approx) (Main unit only) : Approx. 7.4oz (209g)

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Sutton GB Point & shoot
Easy to understand different modes. Like where the flash pops up. Doesn’t get in the way. Nice size.
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Confirmed purchase: 09 June 2020
Published on: 07 July 2020
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Camborne GB Point & shoot
Only a novice, and it suits me perfectly.A friend of mine who is a professional photographer is impressed with the camera he will instruct me on all its capabilities. Looking forward to useing it on my holidays.
Confirmed purchase: 23 April 2019
Published on: 03 May 2019

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