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Sony - DSC-WX500 18.2-Megapixel Digital Camera - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 31 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great point and Shoot camera for the price.

    Posted
    4424
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I was looking for a new Digital Camera for my birthday back in april of this year I came on here at bestbuy.com at the end of last year and the Beginning of this year. It did not take me very long to find the Digital Camera That i wanted for my birthday. Will it turns out that the new digital camera that i pick out was the Sony DSC-WX500 digital camera I talk to somebody from Geek Squad they help me out a lot they said that this Digital camera works great just like a Professional DSLR Digital Camera just let me say that that i made a great choice By picking this Camera out I Went to the Closet Bestbuy store and see if they had it in the store but they didn't so i ask Bestbuy employee and they said we don't have it available in the store. But what we can do is order it online here at the store and that what i did. Just let me say i absolute love this digital Camera I took it on vacation with us this year and let me tell it works great the picture quality comes out very clear but it does get it a little fuzzy if you zoom in and don't let it focus in right away. I like the fact that It as WIFI on the digital camera where you can Transfer Pictures you just taking from your Digital Camera and Send them to your Smartphone and you can look at the picture you took from your digital camera and see how they turn out on your smartphone. that is very cool feature to have on a camera You do need to download a app from the the play store or apple store just depending on what type of smartphone you have. This camera is very easy to use. Transfer the picture from the camera to the smartphone is to use I love how many picture it can store in the camera depending the type of memory card you get for this camera. I like how fast this camera takes picture too. Sony does a good job and they did not disappointed me I love this camera i am glad that i did buy this camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Camera

    Posted
    jffrhds
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This camera is amazing. The zoom lens is great. I took this camera on my vacation trip. I was using this zoom to capture animals in there natural habitat. One photo, I was about 60 yards away and I zoomed in and took the photo. When I reviewed the photo, it looked like I was right there close to the animal. The photo was clear and detailed. No blur or distortion. It is loaded with features that I'm still learning to use. All of my photos that I took, were taken in the general setting. They all came out clear and amazing. You will not be disappointed. The rotating screen so you can take selfies worked great. It allows you to see your image before you take the shot. Once you push the button to take the photo, it gives you 5 seconds to adjust before the photo is taken. I love this camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Point and Shoot DSLR Substitute

    Posted
    PS4Player
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I primarily use this camera for taking pictures at concerts. I used the camera to take pics at Empire Polo Fields a couple weeks ago and the results were pretty good. I couldn't get decent pics from any of the "night" scene presets- my best pics were just went the camera was left to auto. You can make many manual adjustments to get better performance for low-light shots. The flip up screen was a nice feature for taking group selfies. The NFC transfer worked pretty well with my Android. Definitely recommend setting up that feature and trying it out before trying to do it at a concert : )

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing camera

    Posted
    Notsavy2
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Was disappointed with the latest Sony camera. Was looking for a small zoom camera with a good picture quality. I have owned Sony camera before and was expecting similar performance. The zoom is good, no doubt but not happy with the quality of the photos. Few other features bothered me such as the switch for the flash, small on off button, also sometimes when I turn on the camera, it will shut off automatically for some reason. Not worth the wait for the new camera, also this did not have the view finder, which I feel is useful on a sunny day. I also did not like that the battery had to be charged while it is inside the camera. I ended up returning the camera.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      SonyListens

      Hi Notsavy2, we're sorry to hear that this camera failed to meet your needs and had to be returned. We appreciate the feedback nonetheless. Thanks_MItch Sonystyle

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good little camera with great zoom capabilities.

    Posted
    Daniel
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Bought this camera right before driving across the US to visit the Badlands, Black Hills, Yellowstone, and end in LA. Came home with 600+ fantastic photos and short videos. The compact size makes it convenient to carry, store and use. The Zeiss lens was a primary consideration for quality optics and that seems to have paid off. The 30X optical zoom brings those far-off shots in crisp and clear. The controls and settings can be very touchy due to the compact size and my fat fingers, but with practice, that problem is going away.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awsome camera for the zoo

    Posted
    Rezilent
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I really like this camera for so many reasons . the flip around screen is cool for selfies but the photo quality , videos and zoom is awesome . I love taking photos at the zoo so need a good zoom . My photos and videos turn out awesome . Also the wifi sharing between phone and camera is fast and easy I can share 100 photos in 5 min . I have a iPhone 6 and it works really well at transferring them fast . I highly recommend this camera .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    EXECELENT CMAERA FOR THE SIZE AND PRICE.

    Posted
    71wonderful
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I spent a lot of time researching for a small camera that you could fit in your pocket and take HD film clips and pictures. For the size and price this camera is best for taking high quality film clips and pictures. The focus is right on( no lag ) when you are zooming in/out during filming and picture taking. I look at Canon and Nikon in same range and they can not compare to this camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good video, terrible pictures

    Posted
    Danny
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    I purchased the camera mainly for video recording but I ended up returning it within 24 hours due to the fact that it the pictures were terrible. It wouldn't focus on anything even objects that were right in from of me. the Video recording was pretty nice and clear. I don't understand why the focus was good on video but the pictures were so bad but if you are only going to be using the camera for vlogging or recording small clips then this would be sufficient.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Camera

    Posted
    froman
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    This was the first Camera purchase that I had made in nearly 7 years. I did a lot of research and finally settled on this one. It takes fantastic photos has 30x zoom and still fits in my pocket. I really wanted to get the alpha with the better sensor but price and size won out. I especially enjoy the wifi and nfc features.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Point and shoot camera.

    Posted
    DescartesShaman

    I've used the camera about a month. It had a great zoom and takes great pictures for the most part with superior auto. Tilt Screen allows you to take the perfect selfie pics. Like many cameras however at low light without flash there can be some noise and also it may be hard to shoot moving situations such as sports photos but overall still photos are excellent.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera for long distance zoom & self photo

    Posted
    96826
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Needed a new camera for upcoming trip & wanted a model with long distance zoom & self-photo capability. Checked other Panasonic, Samsung, Canon models too, and decided on this Sony for what I thought was best overall value for quality & price. It's a little heavy for it's size, but packed with many features and the photo/video's are great. Extremely satisfied.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera and easy to use..

    Posted
    pugnational234
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I bought this camera for a wonderful winter trip and I just loved this camera in every way possible! Easy to use, the perfect size, lovely images to be taken with the zoom, and best of all it was just an awesome camera. The pictures produced were superb. I'm so glad I bought this camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent digital camera and simple to sue

    Posted
    Bond21
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    This digital camera has great zoom options from 30x to 120x with three separate zoom options (optical, clear zoom, and digital). The quality of the pictures are excellent. Also the lightweight and thin structure makes the camera extremely easy to carry.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great buy

    Posted
    vatori
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    So far I love this camera, although I don't give much credit to Best buy as I was a little confused as to some of the gadgets on it and brought it to the store hoping they would show me how to work it. but no help there. I figured it out on my own.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good camera for a beginner

    Posted
    Siam
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Intelligent Auto mode and 30x optical zoom let me make good quality pictures outdoors. A viewfinder would be make 5 stars.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    awesome for sports

    Posted
    picmom
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I love the size. It fits in my purse or sports bag. The zoom is incredible for such a small camera. The continuous shooting mode catches everything during sporting events.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing camera for beginners or professionals

    Posted
    Sarah
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This is an absolutely amazing camera the quality is great the flash is perfect and its designed beautifully and takes amazing videos and pictures. Definitely a great camera to buy. For easy use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Sort of..,

    Posted
    David
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Yes, it works via wifi sort of. About 200 steps, not intuitive at all. Really not practical as you are traveling. Direct connect from camera to phone only works for Android devices. Very disappointed.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great compact camera!

    Posted
    adp711
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    Great compact camera. Plenty of features for the money. Variangle screen comes in handy. Wife loves the beauty effect feature to touch up our pictures.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great camera

    Posted
    lmj7252
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This is a camera everyone can use, and should have! It is small enuf to carry in your pocket, and big enuf to do a LOT! love it. even connects to wifi!

    I would recommend this to a friend