Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 Review

Overall Score

48

Main Features

  • 18 MP 1/2.3 BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 24-720 mm (30x) F3.5-6.4 Zoom Lens
  • 80 - 12800 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • 10 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 102 x 58 x 36 mm, 236g.
  • Price Category:
  • Replaced: Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 Overview


First introduced in April, 2015, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 is a 18 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor. Sony replaced the older Sony WX350 with Cyber-shot DSC-WX500. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Sony WX500 with Sony WX350


Sony WX500 comes with a 6.16 x 4.62 mm BSI-CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.7 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

Sensor resolution of Sony WX500 ~ 4892 x 3678 pixels.

Sony WX500 has Crop Factor: 5.62

The sensor has a surface area of 28.5 mm².

There are approximate 17,992,776 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Sony WX500


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 with competitors in small sensor superzoom cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Optical Image Stabilization
AF Face Detection
921k dots Screen Resolution
Long Battery Life: 360 shots
24 mm Wide Angle Lens
Focus Bracketing
NFC Connectivity
Tilting Screen
12800 Max Native ISO
10.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Exposure Mode
6.4 Lens at Tele
3 AE Bracketing Range
Remote Control with a Smartphone
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Built-in Viewfinder
Slow Lens at Wide: F3.5
No Articulating Screen
No Environmental Sealing
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Tele: F6.4
Type Scores

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 has an Overall Score of 48/100 and ranked #184 out of 801 in Compact cameras, and ranked #517 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Sony WX500 Scores
Imaging score
23
Features score
53
Value for money score
65
Portability score
95
Overall score
48
Average Scores in Small Sensor Superzoom
Imaging Score
24
Features Score
50
Value For Money Score
61
Portability Score
85
Overall score
45

Physical Dimensions of Sony WX500


Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 weighs 236g and has external dimensions of 102 x 58 x 36mm (4.02 x 2.28 x 1.42"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras is 388g, Sony WX500 is 152 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Sony WX500 is less by 11mm more than the average length in Small Sensor Superzoom.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Sony WX500
236g
Average weight
388g
Min weight
136g
Max weight
1415g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Sony WX500
36mm
Average Thickness
65mm
Min Thickness
0mm
Max Thickness
181mm

Here is the front and top view image of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 with the dimensions:

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 Dimensions Cyber-shot DSC-WX500
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V Sony HX90V 245 g 236 g 102 x 58 x 36 mm 102 x 58 x 36 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350 Sony WX350 164 g 236 g 96 x 55 x 26 mm 102 x 58 x 36 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 Sony HX80 245 g 236 g 102 x 58 x 36 mm 102 x 58 x 36 mm
Nikon Coolpix S9900 Nikon S9900 289 g 236 g 112 x 66 x 40 mm 102 x 58 x 36 mm
Canon PowerShot SX720 HS Canon SX720 HS 270 g 236 g 110 x 64 x 36 mm 102 x 58 x 36 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Sony RX100 240 g 236 g 102 x 58 x 36 mm 102 x 58 x 36 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 Panasonic ZS50 243 g 236 g 111 x 65 x 34 mm 102 x 58 x 36 mm
Nikon Coolpix A900 Nikon A900 289 g 236 g 113 x 67 x 40 mm 102 x 58 x 36 mm

Specifications of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500


General
Brand Sony
Model Cyber-shot DSC-WX500
Announced April, 2015
Body Type Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 5
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Tilting
Screen Resolution 921k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 0
Number of Cross Focus Points
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
Continuous Shooting 10.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 5.40
Flash Modes Auto, flash on, slow sync, flash off, rear sync
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±3 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 6.16 x 4.62 mm
Sensor Area 28.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 18 MP
Max Image Resolution 4896 x 3672
Max Native ISO 12800
Min Native ISO 80
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats AVCHD, XAVC S
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 360 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model NP-BX1
Physical
Weight 236 g
Physical Dimensions 102 x 58 x 36 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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