Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 Digital Camera (Black)

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 Digital Camera unleashes the best within you, letting you shoot at your best with an 18MP, 1/2.3” Exmor R CMOS Sensor, along with its BIONZ X Image Processor to deliver enhanced performance and image quality.

The Sony WX500 Camera delivers astonishing performance so that you never have to miss that special moment; as it features an impressive ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T 30X Optical Zoom lens with improved, and high-precision optics to ensure that you’ll only capture sharp, clear, undegraded images throughout a 24-720mm range; enables you to capture up to 400 shots approximately with a fully charged battery, and 75 minutes of video recording; a WiFi connection that allows you to easily share your files with friends and family; and a 180-Degree tiltable LCD that’s fully touchscreen, and also makes it so much easier to get a good selfie of yourself.

The compact Sony WX500 is known for being the world's smallest camera to hold the far-reaching performance of a ZEISS 30X optical zoom lens; to capture beautiful portraits; and definitely offers instant access with an intuitive operation.

  • 18.2MP BSI Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • Zeiss Vario-Sonnar 30x Optical Zoom Lens
  • 24-720mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • 3.0" 921k-Dot LCD
  • Full HD 1080/60p AVCHD/XAVC S Video
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC
  • Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
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SKU
SONY-WX500
R5,995.00
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18MP Exmor R CMOS Sensor

With the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500, you’ll find that it sports an impressive 18.2MP, 1/2.3” Exmor R CMOS Sensor to ensure that superb images can be taken over and over again. The sensor utilises a Back-Illuminated design – enabling light to enter four times more than your conventional sensors. Additionally, its much more sensitive to light and it features Sony’s Column A/D Conversion technology which is used to minimise image noise.


BIONZ X Image Processor

Utilising the BIONZ X Image Processor in the Sony WX500, it ensures that data will be processed much faster, along with high-resolution images. The BIONZ X Image Processor integrates diffraction-reducing, area-specific noise reduction technologies and detail reproduction. Having all this merged into this powerful compact camera, its guaranteed to produce realistic images with accurate colours and textures.


30x Optical Zoom Lens

Sony incorporates the ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T, 30x optical zoom lens. A lens that features high-precision optics to ensure that you capture clear, and sharp images which is ideal when capturing portraits, close-ups, and landscapes. The lens also utilises special anti-reflective coatings to ensure that you won’t come across any surface ghosting and flare on your images.


180-Degree Tiltable LCD Monitor

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 Camera features a 180-degree tiltable LCD monitor; which is something cool to feature on the camera, especially for vlogging and to get the perfect selfie shot captured. Easily tilt the monitor upwards to check the framing before you shoot a selfie. Having this incorporated onto the design – ensures a comfortable and stress-free posture while monitoring a scene from a much higher angle.


WiFi Connectivity

Having a WiFi connectivity, surely allows you to easily transfer files over to your device. It also enables a One-touch Remote feature – allowing you to utilise your smartphone as a viewfinder and a remote to control your camera. This can easily be achieved by downloading the Imaging Edge Mobile App onto your NFC smartphone where you can then connect, by simply tapping your phone to your camera. Once the connection has been established – you are now ready to control your camera from your smartphone to take photos; and then quickly transfer them over to your device.


Flexible Video Recording Formats

Beautiful video can be recorded on the Sony WX500 Camera in AVCHD format; and it allows you to record video with extra-smooth action details, along with high-quality sound and also holds to the original sources in XAVCS format.


Intelligent Active Mode

The Intelligent Active Mode is always a great feature to have in every camera as it eliminates blurriness from taking place when capturing photos, and also ideal for handheld video recording. The advanced frame-analysis technology, and 5-axis image stabilisation that’s been added to this compact camera ensures that you achieve sharp looking photos.


Fast & Precise Intelligent AutoFocus

Capture your precious moments with ease as it sports an enhanced spatial object detection algorithm that realises a more optimal and precise lens drive to achieve an Autofocus that so much faster.

  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 Digital Camera (Black)
  • NP-BX1 Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • Micro-USB Cable
  • Wrist Strap

Sensor

SENSOR TYPE
1/2.3 inch (7.82 mm) Exmor R® CMOS sensor
NUMBER OF PIXELS (EFFECTIVE)
18.2MP

Lens

LENS TYPE
ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar® T* lens
F-NUMBER (MAXIMUM APERTURE)
F3.5 (W) - 6.4 (T)
FOCAL LENGTH (F=)
f = 4.1-123 mm
ANGLE OF VIEW (35MM FORMAT EQUIVALENT) (STILL IMAGE)
84deg.-3deg.30min.(24-720mm)
FOCUS RANGE (FROM THE FRONT OF THE LENS)
5 cm – Infinity (W), 2.5 m – Infinity (T)
OPTICAL ZOOM
30x
CLEAR IMAGE ZOOM (STILL IMAGE)
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
DIGITAL ZOOM (STILL IMAGE)
Up to 120x (VGA)

Screen

SCREEN TYPE
2.95 in (3.0 type) (4:3) / 921,600 dots / Xtra Fine / TFT LCD
BRIGHTNESS CONTROL
Manual (5 steps)

Viewfinder

VIEWFINDER
0.2-type electronic viewfinder

Camera

IMAGE PROCESSING ENGINE
BIONZ X™
STEADYSHOT
Optical SteadyShot
FOCUS TYPE
Contrast detection AF
FOCUS MODE
Single-shot AF, Continuous AF
LIGHT METERING MODE
Multi Pattern; Center Weighted; Spot
EXPOSURE COMPENSATION
+/- 3.0 EV, 1/3 EV step
ISO SENSITIVITY (STILL IMAGE)(RECOMMENDED EXPOSURE INDEX)
ISO 80-12800
ISO SENSITIVITY (MOVIE)
ISO 80–3200
WHITE BALANCE MODES
Auto; Daylight; Shade; Cloudy; Incandescent; Fluor.: Cool White; Fluor.: Day White; Fluor.: Daylight; Flash; Custom; One Push, One Push Set
SHUTTER SPEED
iAuto (4 in – 1/2000) / Program Auto (1 in – 1/2000) / Aperture Priority (8 in – 1/2000) / Shutter Priority (30 in – 1/2000) / Manual (30 in – 1/2000)
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
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
CONTINUOUS SHOOTING SPEED (MAXIMUM) (WITH MAX. RECORDING PIXELS)
10 fps (for up to 10 shots)
SELF-TIMER
Off / 10 sec. / 5 s / 2 sec. / 3 consecutive shots with 10 s 5 s or 2 s delay selectable
PANORAMA (SHOOTING)
Intelligent Sweep Panorama (supports 360 format)
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
AUTO IMAGE ROTATION
Yes
MINIMUM ILLUMINATION
Movie: Auto 12 lux (shutter speed 1/30) / High sensitivity 6 lux (shutter speed 1/30)
BUILT-IN FLASH RED-EYE CORRECTION
On / Off

Flash

FLASH MODE
Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Rear Sync / Flash Off
FLASH TYPE
Built-in, manual pop-up
AF ILLUMINATOR
Auto / Off
FLASH RANGE
ISO Auto: Approx. 0.98 to 17.72 ft (W) / Approx. 8.20 to 9.84 ft (T)

Recording

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™ (Mark 2); SD Memory Card; SDHC Memory Card; SDXC Memory Card (UHS-I); microSD Memory Card; microSDHC Memory Card; microSDXC Memory Card
RECORDING FORMAT
Still Image: JPEG (DCF, ver. 2.0, Exif, ver. 2.3, MRF Baseline compliant); Movie: XAVC S, AVCHD format, ver. 2.0 compatible, MP4
MOVIE RECORDING MODE (NTSC)
NTSC Mode: AVCHD (up to 1920 x 1080/60p at 28 Mbps) / XAVC S (up to 1920 x 1080/60p at 50 Mbps) / MP4 (up to 1920 x 1080/60 fps at 28 Mbps)
MOVIE RECORDING MODE (PAL)
PAL Mode: AVCHD (up to 1920 x 1080/50p at 28 Mbps) / XAVC S (up to 1920 x 1080/50p at 50 Mbps) / MP4 (up to 1920 x 1080/50 fps at 28 Mbps)
STILL IMAGE RESOLUTION
3:2 mode: 16M (4896 × 3264) / 8.9M (3648 × 2432) / 4.5M (2592 × 1728), 4:3 mode: 18M (4896 × 3672) / 10M (3648 × 2736) / 5M (2592 × 1944) / VGA, 16:9 mode: 13M (4896 × 2752) / 7.5M (3648 × 2056) / 2.1M (1920 × 1080), 1:1 mode: 13M (3664 × 3664) / 7.5M (2736 × 2736) / 3.7M (1920 × 1920), Sweep Panorama: Wide (7152 × 1080/4912 × 1920), Standard (4912 × 1080/3424 × 1920), 360 (11520 × 1080)

Interface

INPUT AND OUTPUT TERMINALS
Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0), Micro HDMI, Multi/Micro USB Terminal
NFC
One-touch remote, One-touch sharing
WIRELESS CAPABILITIES
NFC One-touch functionality, Wi-Fi®

Power

POWER CONSUMPTION (CAMERA MODE)
Approx. 1.4W
BATTERY LIFE(STILL IMAGES)(CIPA) 
Up to 400 shots / 200 minutes
SUPPLIED BATTERY
Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1

Others

Yes
PLAYBACK FUNCTIONS
Slide Show;Forward/Rewind (Movie);Delete;Protect;Motion Shot Video;Beauty Effect;BRAVIA Sync (Control for HDMI);9/25-frame index view
INDEX PLAYBACK
9 / 25 images
PLAYBACK ZOOM
Depends on Image Size

Size & Weight

DIMENSIONS (W X H X D) (APPROX.)
4.00 x 2.29 x 13.98 in
WEIGHT (CIPA COMPLIANT)
7.37 oz (body only), 8.32 oz (with battery and media)

Color Options

black

What's In The Box

  • Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1
  • AC adapter AC-UB10C/UB10D
  • Micro USB cable
  • Wrist Strap
  • Instruction Manual
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