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Sony DSC-WX500 Compact Digital Camera Black

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.


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We Love

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

Sony Disc WX500 Compact Camera - Black Product Summary

With a 30x optical zoom in a compact body, the Disc 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 with the camera than previous models allowing a noticeable downsizing of the body.

  • 18.2MP 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 map4 format filming to create web compressed map4 files for easy sharing.
  • NFC and Wi-Fi capability to transfer photos and movies
  • Variety of pre-set modes for ease of use

Sony DSC-WX500 Compact Digital Camera Black Specifications

Sensor Type

1/2.3 type (7.82mm) Exmor R CMOS sensor



ISO range

ISO 80-3200


Optical Stedyshot

Focus points

Contrast detection AF


AVCHD (up to 1,920x1,080/50p at 28Mbps)

Continuous shooting

10 fps (for up to 10 shots)

LCD Screen

3.0'' (7.5 cm) (4:3) / 921,600 dots / Xtra Fine / TFT LCD



Wireless connectivity

NFC One-touch functionality, Wi-Fi


ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* Lens OPTICAL ZOOM 30x

Storage 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;SDXC Memory Card(UHS-I);microSD Memory Card; microSDHC Memory Card; microSDXC Memory Card


101.6 x 58.1 x 35.5 mm


209 g (Body only), 236 g (With battery and media)

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Offer Category: Digital Cameras
Offer Product Type: Compact Cameras
Model: Sony DSC-WX500
AE Bracketing: N/A
Autofocus Modes: N/A
Articulated Screen: N/A
Aperture priority: Yes
Battery: N/A
Built-in flash: Yes
Battery Life (CIPA): 360
Camera CIPA image stabilization rating: N/A
Colour: N/A
Continuous drive (fps): 10.0
Custom white balance: Yes
Digital zoom: Yes
Effective pixels (megapixels): 18
Environmental Sealing: N/A
Exposure compensation: N/A
External flash: N/A
Flash range (metres): 5.40 m (Auto ISO)
Focal length (equiv.): 24 - 720 mm
Focal length multiplier: N/A
Flash modes: N/A
HDMI Port: N/A
Headphone port: N/A
Height (mm): 58
Length (mm): 36
Width (mm): 102
Weight (g): N/A
Weight (inc. batteries) (g): 236
Image ratio w:h: N/A
Camera Image stabilization: N/A
ISO: Auto, 80 - 12800
JPEG quality levels: Fine, standard
Live view: Yes
Camera Lens mount: N/A
Manual exposure mode: Yes
Maximum shutter speed (electronic): N/A
Maximum ISO: 12800
Maximum ISO (boosted): N/A
Max resolution: N/A
Maximum shutter speed (seconds): N/A
Maximum aperture: 3.50
Manual focus: N/A
Microphone: N/A
Microphone port: N/A
Camera Minimum focus distance (cm): 5
Minimum ISO: 80
Minimum ISO (boosted): N/A
Minimum macro focus distance (cm): 5
Minimum shutter speed (seconds): N/A
Metering modes: N/A
Number of focus points: N/A
Number of white balance presets: 8
Optical zoom multiplier: 30.0
Orientation sensor: Yes
Other resolutions: N/A
Processor: BIONZ X
Remote control: N/A
Screen dots: 921000
Screen size: N/A
Screen type: N/A
Self-timer: Yes
Shutter priority: Yes
Speaker: N/A
Sensor photo detectors (megapixels): 21.00
Sensor size: N/A
Sensor type: N/A
Storage types: N/A
Subject / scene modes: Yes
Timelapse recording: N/A
Touchscreen: N/A
Camera Type: N/A
Uncompressed format: N/A
Camera USB: N/A
USB charging: N/A
Viewfinder coverage: N/A
Viewfinder magnification: N/A
Viewfinder resolution: N/A
Viewfinder type: N/A
Video formats: N/A
Video Mode Categories: N/A
Video Modes: N/A
WB Bracketing: Yes
Wireless: N/A
Notes: N/A

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.

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  • Like New – The equipment is in a condition as if you have just bought it from the manufacturer. The item is still considered to be ‘Like New’ even without the original packaging. The product has been fully tested and is in perfect working order.
  • Excellent – The equipment should be close to being ‘Like New’ but there may be some small cosmetic blemishes that lower its grade. The product has been fully tested and is in perfect excellent order.
    • Cameras – Should have no marks on the LCD screen
    • Lenses – Should have no marks on the elements or dust within the lens
  • Very Good – The equipment may have some slight cosmetic wear to the paintwork and cosmetic blemishes  with only light signs of use and the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – The LCD screen may have small signs of wear that does not affect its display
    • Lenses – The mount of the lens will start to show signs of wear
  • Good – The equipment is showing more obvious signs of cosmetic wear and blemishes, but the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – LCD screen may have scratches or wear that is starting to affect the display.
    • Lenses – May have slight dust inside that does not affect images. The mount shows signs of use.
  • Well Used – The equipment will show significant signs of wear. The paintwork will be coming away in large areas exposing the metal work, but the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – LCD screen is heavily worn either by de-lamination or has scratches to it. Rubber grips are starting to come away from the body.
    • Lenses – The lens has dust inside that may affect images. The rubber zoom/focus ring is coming away from the barrel of the lens.

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