About this product
The black Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 Digital Camera from Sony has an 18.2MP BSI Exmor R CMOS Sensor and a powerful 30x optical zoom lens. In combination with the BIONZ X image processor, the sensor provides sharp imaging and fast autofocus speeds. The 30x optical zoom Zeiss Vario-Sonnar lens has a 35mm focal length equivalency of 24-720mm which covers a full range of shooting situations from wide angle to telephoto. In addition, the camera has 60x digital zoom to allow you to effectively double the optical zoom range for distant image capture.
The WX500 also supports Full HD 1080p video capture at 60p, 60i, and 24p. In both still and video modes, the camera has Optical SteadyShot Hybrid image stabilization to help reduce shake and blur by countering camera movements in 5 axes, resulting in more stable stills and videos even at long focal lengths.
Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity allows you to instantly transfer images from your camera to your computer, smartphone, or tablet. With the included Sony PlayMemories App you can also use your smartphone as a remote control and viewer and directly send images to social media sites.
18.2MP Back-Illuminated Exmor R CMOS Image Sensor
The 18.2MP CMOS back-illuminated sensor offers high resolution low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and reduced grain.
BIONZ X Image Processor
The BIONZ X image processor provides fast performance speeds, particularly when it comes to autofocus speeds at its long focal lengths.
Zeiss Vario-Sonnar Lens with 30x Optical Zoom and 60x Digital Zoom
The 30x optical zoom provides a 35mm focal length equivalency of 24-720mm, which covers a variety of shooting situations from wide-angle to telephoto. In addition, the 60x digital zoom effectively doubles the lens's reach.
3" Tilting LCD Screen
The camera features a 180ø tilting 921k-dot 3" LCD screen for shooting at various angles.
Full HD 1080/60p Video Capture
Record full HD 1080p videos in AVCHD or in the high-quality XAVC S format at 50 Mbps in multiple frame rates.
4K Still Images
Photos can be viewed in 4K resolution on a compatible television via HDMI output.
Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC
The camera has built-in Wi-Fi and NFC capabilities to quickly share images. The PlayMemories Mobile App, available for both Android and iOS allows you to wirelessly transfer photos and videos to a connected smartphone or tablet. The application also allows your device to be used as wireless remote to control the camera.
Optical SteadyShot Hybrid Image Stabilization
Optical SteadyShot Hybrid image stabilization reduces shake and blur by countering camera movements on 5 axes.
- Pixels ... 18.2 Megapixel
- Sensor ... 1/2.3" CMOS
- File Formats ... Still Images: JPEG
- Movies: AVCHD Ver. 2.0, MPEG-4, XAVC S
- Audio: AAC LC, AC3, Dolby Digital 2ch, Linear PCM
- Max Resolution ... 18 MP: 4896 x 3672
- Aspect Ratio ... 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
- Image Stabilization ... Optical, 5-Way
- Lens ... Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar, 11 elements in 10 groups
- 5 Aspherical
- EFL: 4.3-129mm (35 mm equivalent: 24-720mm)
- Aperture: f/3.5 (W) - 6.4 (T)
- Filter Thread ... None
- Zoom ... Optical: 30x
- Digital: 60x
- Focus Range ... Wide: 1.97" (5 cm) - Infinity
- Telephoto: 8.20' (2.5 m) - Infinity
- Exposure Control
- ISO Sensitivity ... 80-3200 (Extended Mode: 80-12800)
- Shutter ... 30 - 1/2000 seconds
- Exposure Metering ... Center-weighted, Multi, Spot
- Exposure Modes ... Modes: Aperture Priority, Intelligent Auto, Manual, Memory Recall, Movie, Panorama Shot, Programmed Auto, Scene Selection, Shutter Priority, Superior Auto
- Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
- Shooting Modes ... Anti-motion Blur
- Backlight HDR
- Handheld Twilight
- High Sensitivity
- Night Portrait
- Night Scene
- Pet Mode
- Soft Skin
- White Balance Modes ... Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Incandescent, One Push, One Push Set, Shade
- Burst Rate ... Up to 10 fps
- Self Timer ... 10 Sec, 5 Sec, 2 Sec
- Flash Modes ... Flash On
- Rear Sync
- Slow Sync
- Built-in Flash ... Yes
- Maximum Effective Flash Range ... Wide: 0.98 - 17.72' (0.3 - 5.4 m)
- Telephoto: 8.20 - 9.84' (2.5 - 3 m)
- Memory Card Type ... Memory Stick Duo
- Memory Stick PRO Duo (High Speed)
- Memory Stick PRO HG-Duo
- Memory Stick Micro
- Memory Stick Micro (M2)
- Video Recording ... Yes, NTSC
- Resolution ... 1920 x 1080p: 60 fps, 24 fps
- 1920 x 1080i: 60 fps
- Viewfinder Type ... None
- Screen ... 3.0" LCD Rear Screen (921,000 pixels)
- Connectivity/System Requirements
- Connectivity ... HDMI D (Micro), Micro-USB, USB 2.0
- Wi-Fi ... Yes, 802.11b/g/n built-in
- Battery ... 1x NP-BX1 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
- AC Power Adapter ... AC-UB10C / UB10D (Included)
- Dimensions (WxHxD) ... 4.0 x 2.3 x 1.4" / 101.6 x 58.1 x 35.5 mm
- Weight ... 7.37 oz / 209 g Without battery