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Sony DSC-WX500 Compact Digital Camera - Black

Product Code: 7010366K
Packed with features such as a Zeiss 30x optical zoom, the Sony DSC-WX350 compact camera in black also sports 180-degree tilt-able LCD monitor for easy selfies and portraits with quality 18.2MP images.


Sony DSC WX500 Compact Camera - Black Product Summary

With a 30x optical zoom in a compact body, the DSC WX500 is perfect for travel photography or casual weekend shooting.

The new compact body features a Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T 30x optical zoom lens which occupies 30% less space within the camera than previous models allowing a noticeable downsizing of the body.


  • 18.2MP MP2 Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • 30x optical zoom
  • High resolution, 180 degree tiltable 3” LCD screen
  • Zeiss T coating helps reduce reflections, ghosting and flare on the lens surface
  • Movie making features are improved with a 5-axis image stabilization system, as well as the choice to record in XAVC S3, or AVCHD format.
  • Bracket MP4 format filming to create web compressed MP4 files for easy sharing.
  • NFC and Wi-Fi capability to transfer photos and movies
  • Variety of pre-set modes for ease of use
Our Verdict

We love how Sony have managed to fit in a whopping 30x optical zoom, while reducing the overall size of the camera.

The scene selection mode allows you to cater for all situations, meaning you won’t miss a moment.  

We Love
  • Zeiss lens, massive optical zoom
  • Quality video recording
  • Connectivity options
  • 180 degree tiltable screen

Buy Sony DSC-WX500 Compact Digital Camera - Black - price £279.00

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Sony DSC-WX500 Compact Digital Camera - Black Specifications

Size & Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D) (CIPA) 101.6 x 58.1 x 35.5 mm
Weight (CIPA) 209 g (Body only), 236 g (With battery and media)
Sensor Type 1/2.3 type (7.82mm) Exmor R CMOS sensor
Effective pixels 18.2MP
Lens type ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* Lens
F-number F3.5 (W) - 6.4 (T)
Focal length f=4.1-123 mm
Digital Zoom (Still Image) Up to 120x (VGA)
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
Image Stabilization
Steadyshot Optical Stedyshot
Focus Type Contrast detection AF
Focus Mode Single-shot AF, Continuous AF
Light Metering Mode Multi Pattern;Center Weighted;Spot
Brightness Control Manual (5 steps)
Shutter Speed iAuto (4" - 1/2000) / Program Auto (1" - 1/2000) / Aperture Priority (8" - 1/2000) / Shutter Priority (30" - 1/2000) / Manual (30" - 1/2000)
White Balance
White Balance Modes Auto;Daylight;Shade;Cloudy;Incandescent;Fluor.: Cool White;Fluor.: Day White;Fluor.: Daylight;Flash;Custom;One Push, One Push Set
Storage Media
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 (Mark2);SD Memory Card;SDHC Memory Card;SDXC Memory Card(UHS-I);microSD Memory Card;microSDHC Memory Card;microSDXC Memory Card
Still Image Resolution 3:2 mode: 16M (4,896×3,264) / 8.9M (3,648×2,432) / 4.5M (2,592×1,728),
4:3 mode: 18M (4,896×3,672) / 10M (3,648×2,736) / 5M (2,592×1,944) / VGA,
16:9 mode: 13M (4,896×2,752) / 7.5M (3,648×2,056) / 2.1M (1,920×1,080),
1:1 mode: 13M (3,664×3,664) / 7.5M (2,736×2,736) / 3.7M (1,920×1,920),
Sweep Panorama: Wide (7,152×1,080/4,912×1,920), Standard (4,912×1,080/3,424×1,920), 360(11,520×1,080)
Movie Recording Mode NTSC Mode: AVCHD (up to 1,920x1,080/60p at 28Mbps) / XAVC S (up to 1,920x1,080/60p at 50Mbps) / MP4 (up to 1,920x1,080/60fps at 28Mbps);PAL Mode: AVCHD (up to 1,920x1,080/50p at 28Mbps) / XAVC S (up to 1,920x1,080/50p at 50Mbps) / MP4 (up to 1,920x1,080/50fps at 28Mbps)
Recording Format Still Image: JPEG(DCF Ver.2.0,Exif Ver.2.3,MRF Baseline complians);Movie: XAVC S, AVCHD format Ver.2.0 compatible, MP4
Built-in Flash
Built-in Flash Mode Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Rear Sync / Flash Off
Flash Type Built-in, manual pop-up
Built-in Flash Range ISO Auto: Approx. 0.3m to 5.4m (W) / Approx. 2.5m to 3.0m (T)
Image Processor BIONZ X™
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
Continuous Shooting Speed (maximum) 10 fps (for up to 10 shots)
Self-Timer Off / 10sec. / 5sec. / 2sec. / 3 consecutive shots with 10sec. 5sec. or 2sec. delay selectable
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
Photo Creativity Yes
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
Panorama (Shooting) Intelligent Sweep Panorama (supports 360 format)
Playback Modes Slide Show;Forward/Rewind (Movie);Delete;Protect;Motion Shot Video;Beauty Effect;BRAVIA Sync (Control for HDMI);9/25-frame index view
Exposure Compensation +/- 3.0 EV, 1/3 EV step
ISO Sensitivity (Still Image) ISO 80-12800
ISO Sensitivity (Movie) ISO 80-3200
Power Consumption (Camera Mode) Approx. 1.4W
Battery Life (CIPA, Still Images) Up to 400 shots / 200 minutes
Input and Output Terminals Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0), Micro HDMI, Multi/Micro USB Terminal
Wireless Capabilities NFC One-touch functionality, Wi-Fi
Color Options red/white/black
What's In The Box Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1
AC AdaptorAC-UB10C/UB10D
Micro USB cable
Wrist Strap
Instruction Manual
AC Power Code

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