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Sony - Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 Compact Digital Camera

Sony - Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 Compact Digital Camera

- 18.2 Megapixel Exmor R CMOS Sensor
- BIONZ X Image Processor
- Built-in Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 4.1-123mm f/3.5-6.4 Lens
- 30x Optical Zoom
- 60x Digital Zoom
- Full HD 1080p video recording
- Fast and Intelligent Autofocus
- Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
- 3", 921k-dot tiltable LCD monitor
- WiFi and NFC connectivity
- 12 Months Genuine Warranty from Sony Australia

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  • 18.2 Megapixel Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • Built-in Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 4.1-123mm f/3.5-6.4 Lens
  • 30x Optical Zoom
  • 60x Digital Zoom
  • Full HD 1080p video recording
  • Fast and Intelligent Autofocus
  • Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
  • 3", 921k-dot tiltable LCD monitor
  • WiFi and NFC connectivity
  • Six customizable function buttons
  • Photo Creativity mode
  • Beauty Effect
  • 12 Months Genuine Warranty from Sony Australia

Those who are fond of selfies can enjoy the 3", 921k-dot tiltable LCD monitor of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500. However, this camera is more than just a one-trick pony. Equipped with a BIONZ X Image Processor, this camera takes images of great detail with the help of the 18.2 Megapixel Exmor R CMOS Sensor. Meanwhile, its built-in Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 4.1-123mm f/3.5-6.4 Lens is capable of 30x optical zoom and 60x digital zoom for closer focusing. Moving subjects can also be captured clearly through its fast and intelligent autofocus. Despite camera shake, photographs are kept clear through its Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization. On the other hand, the DSC-WX500 is also capable of full HD 1080p video recording. For easier access to various command, you can program them in any of the six customizable function buttons. Quick edits can also be attained via the Photo Creativity mode and the Beauty Effec feature. Photos or videos taken with the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 can be shared online by accessing its WiFi and NFC connectivity.

Product Features in Detail

30x zoom lens with ZEISS® quality built in
The result of over a century and a half of ZEISS® expertise in high-precision optics is perfectly clear: this 24–720 mm lens renders portrait, close-up, and landscape images in natural glory from every perspective, with vivid sharpness and contrast intact. ZEISSĀ® T* multi-layer anti-reflective coating effectively eliminates surface ghosting and flare.

Exmor R® CMOS sensor for extra sensitivity
The more light that is allowed to strike a sensor, the more brilliant a resulting image will look. So the Exmor R® CMOS sensor with 18.2 effective megapixels employs back-illuminated design to let four times more light in than a more conventional sensor, is twice as sensitive to light, and even features Sony Column A/D Conversion technology to reduce image noise.

BIONZ X™ for more detail and less noise
To transform data from the Exmor R® CMOS sensor into high-resolution images, the BIONZ X™ image processor integrates detail reproduction, diffraction-reducing and area-specific noise reduction technologies. This combination makes it possible to reproduce realistic images of truer colors and textures with exceptional precision in real time.

180-degree tiltable LCD monitor for easy framing
The high-resolution LCD monitor on the camera back can be tilted up to 180 degrees. So when you're in front of the camera, you can easily view the LCD monitor to check the framing before you shoot a selfie, for example. This flexibility also lets you comfortably maintain stress-free posture while monitoring a scene that you want to shoot at a low position.

Beauty Effect improves appearance
Retouch the appearance of people in photos quickly and intuitively. With the five modes of Beauty Effect, you can smooth skin, tone skin, dull overly glistening skin, widen eyes and brighten teeth — all in camera, with no need for a PC. Your subjects will love how they can look almost magically enhanced in your portraits.

One-touch remote and one-touch sharing
One-touch remote lets you use your smartphone or tablet as a viewfinder and remote control for a digital camera, and one-touch sharing lets you transfer your photos and videos from your camera. Either way, by installing PlayMemories Mobile app to your NFC-enabled Android smartphone or tablet, you can avoid complex set-up sequences and establish wireless connection simply by touching your device to the camera. You are now ready to control your camera from your smartphone to take a photo from a previously out-of-reach spot, or simply be in your own group shot, as well as transfer them instantly to your smartphone for sharing on SNS. No NFC? No problem. You can also pair the devices manually.

More flexible movie formats
In addition to high-definition AVCHD format, the camera can capture movies with extra-smooth action details and high-quality sound with great fidelity to the original sources in XAVC S format.

P/A/S/M exposure modes and Photo Creativity
Express your vision of still images with Programmed AE (P)/Aperture priority (A)/Shutter-speed priority (S)/Manual (M) exposure modes. Use these to manually control exposure, to adjust background blur, for example. Photo Creativity also lets you make adjustments intuitively to change brightness, color, vividness and other image characteristics.

Keep running strong
Don't worry about depleting your camera battery while on the road. The fully charged lithium-ion battery of the WX500 provides enough power to shoot approx. 400 stills or record approx. 75 minutes of movie footage, so you won't miss out on a great photo opportunity.

Intelligent Active Mode keeps blur away
Have no fear of handheld movie shooting. Intelligent Active Mode, featuring Sony's advanced frame-analysis technology and 5-axis image stabilization, compensates for camera shake. This mode reduces the blurriness that tends to occur in images when shooting handheld or shooting while chasing a subject in action.

Extra-speedy & precise Fast Intelligent AF
An improved spatial object detection algorithm creates a more optimal and accurate lens drive to make AF even faster, for capturing more fleeting moments with ease.

Customizable settings for personal command
Assign frequently used functions (Focus mode, White Balance, Picture Effect, etc.) to customizable buttons and keys for easier, quicker access to such functions while shooting. For example, you can assign 12 functions to the Function button, then press it, choose a function, and adjust function parameters via the control ring or rear control wheel.

PlayMemories Camera Apps add personality
Enhance your creative expression with PlayMemories Camera Apps, offering a growing range of enjoyable applications that are easy to download. Not only do these apps give you greater functionality — they are the ultimate means of personalizing your camera to fulfill your photographic aims.

Match color to suit your style
The WX500 is available in black, white, or red. Also, a soft Sony camera case/lens jacket/shoulder strap set is a practical, stylish optional accessory in your choice of three colors to suit your mood or camera.

Included in the Box

     Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500
     NP-BX1 Rechargeable Battery Pack
     Micro USB Cable
     Wrist Strap
     Instruction Manual
     AC Power Code
     12 Months Genuine Warranty with Sony Australia

Warranty Information

     This Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 comes with 12 Months Genuine Warranty with Sony Australia.
     Our products are sourced from authorised Australian suppliers and therefore come with genuine Australian warranty.
     Camera Warehouse does not participate in 'Grey Market' or 'Parallel Import' activities.

SENSOR TYPE 1/2.3 type (7.82 mm) Exmor R® CMOS sensor
LENS TYPE Zeiss® Vario-Sonnar® T* lens
FOCAL LENGTH f=4.1–123 mm
FOCUS RANGE (FROM THE FRONT OF THE LENS) 5 cm - Infinity (W), 2.5 m - Infinity (T)
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
SCREEN TYPE 7.5 cm (3.0 in) (4:3) / 921,600 dots / Xtra Fine / TFT LCD
VIEWFINDER 0.2-type electronic viewfinder
STEADYSHOT Optical Steadyshot
FOCUS MODE Single-shot AF, Continuous AF
LIGHT METERING MODE Multi Pattern;Center Weighted;Spot
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" - 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
SELF-TIMER Off/10 s / 5 sec. /2 s / 3 consecutive shots with 10 sec. 5 sec. or 2 sec. 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
FOCUS TYPE Contrast detection AF
FLASH MODE Auto/Flash On/Slow Synchro/Rear Sync/Flash Off
FLASH TYPE Built-in, manual pop-up
FLASH RANGE ISO Auto: Approx. 0.3 m to 5.4 m (W) / Approx. 2.5 m to 3.0 m (T)
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 (Mark2);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 1,920x1,080/60p at 28 Mbps) / XAVC S (up to 1,920x1,080/60p at 50 Mbps) / MP4 (up to 1,920x1,080/60fps at 28 Mbps);PAL Mode: AVCHD (up to 1,920x1,080/50p at 28 Mbps) / XAVC S (up to 1,920x1,080/50p at 50 Mbps) / MP4 (up to 1,920x1,080/50fps at 28 Mbps)
MOVIE RECORDING MODE (PAL) PAL Mode: AVCHD (up to 1,920 x 1,080/50p at 28 Mbps) / XAVC S (up to 1,920 x 1,080/50p at 50 Mbps) / MP4 (up to 1,920 x 1,080/50fps at 28 Mbps)
STILL IMAGE RESOLUTION 3:2 mode: 16M (4,896×3,264) / 8.9M (3,648×2,432) / 4.5M (2,592×1,728), 4:3 mode: 18M (4,896×3,672) / 10M (3,648×2,736) / 5M (2,592×1,944) / VGA, 16:9 mode: 13M (4,896×2,752) / 7.5M (3,648×2,056) / 2.1M (1,920×1,080), 1:1 mode: 13M (3,664×3,664) / 7.5M (2,736×2,736) / 3.7M (1,920×1,920), Sweep Panorama: Wide (7,152×1,080/4,912×1,920), Standard (4,912×1,080/3,424×1,920), 360(11,520×1,080)
INPUT AND OUTPUT TERMINALS High-Speed USB (USB2.0), Micro HDMI, Multi/Micro USB Terminal
NFC One-touch remote, One-touch sharing
WIRELESS CAPABILITIES One-touch NFC functionality, Wi-Fi
BATTERY LIFE(STILL IMAGES) Up to 400 shots/200 minutes
PLAYBACK FUNCTIONS Slide Show;Forward/Rewind (Movie);Delete;Protect;Motion Shot Video;Beauty Effect;BRAVIA® Sync (Control for HDMI);9/25-frame index view
DIMENSIONS (W X H X D) 58.1 x 101.6 x 35.5 mm
WEIGHT 209 g (Body only), 236 g (With battery and media)
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Sony - Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 Compact Digital Camera

Sony - Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 Compact Digital Camera

$428.00 Incl. GST