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

Capture sharp photos and videos of important moments and events with this Sony DSC-WX500 digital camera, which features an 18.2-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor and ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* lens. Built-in Wi-Fi makes it easy to share images across devices.

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    What's Included

    • DSC-WX500 18.2-Megapixel Digital Camera
    • Rechargeable battery pack (NP-BX1)
    • AC adapter (AC-UB10C/UB10D)
    • Micro USB cable
    • Wrist strap
    • Owner's manual

    Ratings & Reviews

    Overall Customer Rating:
    90% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (26 out of 29)

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    18.2-megapixel 1/2.3" Exmor R CMOS sensor

    Captures high-resolution images up to 4896 x 3264 pixels.

    30x optical/120x digital/3600x total zoom

    Along with 60x Clear Image digital zoom through a ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* lens, with 11 elements in 10 groups, for precise zooming and accuracy.

    3" Xtra Fine LCD

    With up to 180° angle adjustment, 5-step manual brightness adjustment and 921,600 dots resolution makes it easy to review footage. A viewfinder helps you set up your shots.

    High-definition movie mode

    Enables you to capture 1080/60p/24p video footage with linear PCM audio.

    BIONZ X processor

    Promotes realistic image capture.

    Optical SteadyShot 5-axis image stabilization

    Minimizes the effects of camera shake and vibration to promote clear photos. Intelligent Active Mode uses advanced frame-analysis technology to reduce blurring.

    Burst mode

    Enables you to capture images in rapid succession at up to 10 fps (frames per second) for up to 10 shots.

    Scene modes

    Include portrait, advanced sports shooting, landscape, sunset, night scene, handheld twilight, night portrait, antimotion blur, backlight correction HDR, pet mode, gourmet, beach, snow, fireworks, soft skin and high sensitivity.

    White balance modes

    Include auto, daylight, shade, cloudy, incandescent, fluorescent (cool white, day white, daylight), flash, custom, one push and one push set for shooting in a variety of lighting conditions.

    Built-in manual pop-up flash

    Enables you to add light to scenes when necessary.

    Picture effects

    Include toy camera, pop color, posterization, retro photo, soft high-key, partial color, high-contrast mono, soft focus, HDR painting, richtone monochrome, miniature, watercolor and illustration to enhance your creativity.

    Single-shot autofocus

    Along with continuous autofocus in advanced sports and movie modes makes it easy to bring subjects into clear view.

    Built-in Wi-Fi

    Enables you to share photos and control the camera using your compatible phone or tablet. NFC (near-field communication) technology simplifies pairing with select devices.

    Card slot

    Supports MS Duo, MS PRO Duo, MS PRO-HG Duo, MS Micro, SD, SDHC, SDXC, microSD, microSDHC and microSDXC formats.

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    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 29 reviews

    would recommend to a friend

    Expert rating

    Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 6 reviews



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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great point and Shoot camera for the price.

      • 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 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

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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      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: 2 out of 5 stars

      Disappointing camera

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      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


        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

      Great Point and Shoot DSLR Substitute

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      • 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: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good little camera with great zoom capabilities.

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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      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

      • 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


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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

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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      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

    What experts are saying

    Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars with 6 reviews

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    The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about connectivity, shutter, exposure and stabilizer . Editors are less positive about viewfinder. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 86/100 = Very good quality.
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