Sony DSC-WX500 Compact Digital Camera
Key Features
  • 18.2 MP BSI Exmor R CMOS sensor
  • ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* 30x optical zoom lens
  • 60x Clear Image Zoom
  • 3.0" 921k-Dot 180° tilt LCD screen
  • XAVCS*4 high-quality Full HD (1920 x 1080) 60p/50p recording
  • BIONZ X™ image processor
  • Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC
  • 12 Months Genuine Warranty from Sony Australia
$428.00 Incl. GST


The DSC-WX500 Compact Digital Camera from Sony has an 18.2 MP BSI Exmor R CMOS sensorand a powerful ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* 30x optical zoom lens. It combines the BIONZ X™ image processor providing fast autofocus speeds and sharp imaging. In addition, it has 60x Clear Image Zoom that effectively doubles the optical zoom range for distant image capture. The camera supports XAVCS*4 high-quality Full HD (1920 x 1080) 60p/50p recording and Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization to reduce the blur and camera shakes. The Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity helps you instantly transfer images from your camera to your smartphone, tablet, and computer. 

Product Features in Detail

Shoot your best — Look even better

Improve your selfie, and take it easily, too. A 180-degree tiltable LCD monitor makes it simple to see how you look in the frame. Meet the new Sony WX500 — the world’s smallest1 camera to contain the far-reaching performance of a ZEISS® 30x optical zoom lens. With so much creative capability at hand to shoot for fun, you'll capture more star quality in every image.

The Elements of Comprehensive Image Quality

The synergy of a higher-performance CMOS image sensor, lightning-quick image processor and legendary lens pack the latest optical and engineering advancements into an amazingly compact form.

Go farther, closer and wider

The ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* 30x optical zoom lens extends a legacy of high-precision optics to capture clear, sharp, undegraded images throughout a 24–720 mm2 range.

Renowned ZEISS optics

Legendary ZEISS quality delivers brilliant sharpness, rich contrast and minimal distortion.

Exmor R™ CMOS sensor

A back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor with 18.2 effective megapixels takes in more light for greater detail in every shot.

BIONZ X™ image processing engine

Now reproducing more realistic detail and colour in images with less diffraction and noise.

Greater Selfie Satisfaction Assured

Now, it's easier than ever to shoot for a look that you like in selfies, portraits and everything else with the flexibility that a full-tilt LCD monitor, customisable functions and easy photo retouching provide.

Look before you shoot

The high-resolution LCD monitor on the camera back can be tilted up to 180 degrees, so you can comfortably frame a selfie prior to shooting it or shoot at a low position.

Spread the good looks

To retouch the appearance of people in photos, you can use Beauty Effect to smooth skin, tone skin, dull overly glistening skin, widen eyes and brighten teeth — all in camera.

Change a photo's look

Photo Creativity mode lets you alter the appearance of stills and movies with simple, intuitive changes to settings for brightness, colour, vividness and Picture Effect.

Quick — call up your menu

Six customisable buttons/keys include the Function button that can be assigned up to 12 frequently used functions, and five buttons/keys that can be assigned one function each.

Extra-speedy & precise Fast Intelligent AF

An improved spatial object detection algorithm realises a more optimal and accurate lens drive to make AF even faster, for capturing more fleeting moments with ease.

Set the Right Mode in Motion

Whether you want to share action quickly or save it at a higher resolution for editing, it's simple to make format, mode, exposure and other settings, then start to record.

Get Upwardly Mobile

With its high battery capacity, connectivity for mobile sharing and smart, compact design, the Sony WX500 is extraordinarily easy to take and have fun with over the long run, wherever you go.

Hold your power — live long, work hard, stay strong

A full battery lets you take approx. 4005 stills or record 756 minutes of movie footage to make sure that you won't miss a good chance to shoot.

An easy, direct connection gets your images across

Use built-in NFC™/Wi-Fi capability to send photos and movies from your camera to other mobile devices. It takes just a single touch of your mobile device to the camera to make the connection.

PlayMemories Camera Apps
PlayMemories Camera Apps include free My Best Portrait for adding brightening and softening effects to skin, and sparkling catch-light effects to eyes in selfies and portraits.

Stay in style

An optional accessory set of soft body case, lens jacket and shoulder strap (Jacket Case LCJ-HWA available in three colours) keeps the camera in style. The body case doesn’t have to be removed during shooting.

IMAGE SENSOR Type Exmor R CMOS sensor
Size 1/2.3 type (7.82mm)
Gross Pixels Approx. 21.1 mega pixels
Effective Pixels Approx. 18.2 mega pixels
LENS Lens Type ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* Lens, 11 elements in 10 groups (5aspheric element)
F Number F3.5 (W) - 6.4 (T)
Focal Length (f=) f=4.1 - 123mm
Focal Length (35mm conversion) - Still Image 16:9 f=26.5 - 795mm
Focal Length (35mm conversion) - Still Image 4:3 f=24 - 720mm
Focal Length (35mm conversion) - Still Image 3:2 f=25 - 750mm
Focal Length (35mm conversion) - Still Image 1:1 f=27.5 - 825mm
Focal Length (35mm conversion) - Movie 16:9 f=26.5 - 795mm(SteadyShot Standard), f=28 - 1180mm(SteadyShot Active), f=31 - 1210mm(SteadyShot InteligentActive)
Focal Length (35mm conversion) - Movie 4:3 f=32.5 - 975mm(SteadyShot Standard), f=34.5 - 1450mm(SteadyShot Active), 38 - 1480mm(SteadyShot InteligentActive)
Focus Range (iAuto) W: Approx. 5cm to Infinity, T: Approx. 250cm to Infinity
Focus Range (Program Auto) W: Approx. 5cm to Infinity, T: Approx. 250cm to Infinity
Optical Zoom 30x (Optical Zoom during movie recording)
Clear Image Zoom 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 *5
Precision Digital Zoom - Still Image 18M Approx. 120x/ 10M Approx. 161x/ 5.0M Approx. 226x/ VGA Approx. 459x/ 13M(16:9) Approx. 120x/ 2.1M(16:9) Approx. 306x *5
LCD Screen Size Approx. 7.5cm (3.0 inch) 4:3 format
Number Of Dots 921,600 dots
Name Xtra Fine / TFT LCD
Adjustable angle Up by approx. 180 degrees
Brightness Setting Manual (5 steps)
Image Stabilizer System (Still image) Optical SteadyShot, (Movie) Optical SteadyShot Intelligent Active Mode, Optical type with electronic compensation, Anti Rolling type
Focus Mode - Single-shot AF (AF-S) Yes
Focus Mode - Continuous AF (AF-C) Yes (Advanced sports & Movie Only)
Focus Area: Wide Yes
Focus Area: Center Yes
Focus Area Flexible Spot (S/M/L) Yes
Focus Area: Expanded Flexible Spot Yes
Lock On AF Yes
Light Metering - Multi Pattern Yes
Light Metering - Center-Weighted Yes
Light Metering - Spot Yes
Exposure Compensation +/- 3.0 EV, 1/3 EV step
Exposure Control Yes
ISO Sensitivity Setting (Still Image) (Auto(ISO80-3200), 80/ 100/ 200/ 400/ 800/ 1600/ 3200, Multi-Frame NR:Auto(ISO80-3200 same as selected range in Auto), 100/ 200/ 400/ 800/ 1600/ 3200/ 6400 *7 /12800 *7 )*6
ISO Sensitivity Setting (Movie) Auto:(ISO80Level-ISO1600Level)/ High Sensitivity:(ISO80Level-ISO3200Level)
White Balance Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluor.: Cool White, Fluor.: Day White, Fluor.: Daylight, Flash, Custom, One Push, One Push Set
Shutter Speed iAuto (4" - 1/2000)/ Program Auto (1" - 1/2000)/ Aperture Priority (8" - 1/2000)/ Shutter Priority (30" - 1/2000)/ Manual (30" - 1/2000) *8
Image Control Long exposure NR
Noise Reduction Multi Frame NR:Auto, ISO100-12800
Self-Timer Off/ 10sec./ 5sec./ 2sec./ 3 consecutive shots with 10sec. 5sec. or 2sec. delay selectable
Flash Mode Auto/ Flash On/ Slow Sync./ Flash Off/ Rear Sync.
Flash Range ISO Auto: Approx. 0.3m to 5.4m(W)/ Approx. 2.5m to 3.0 m(T)
Auto Macro Yes
Auto Focus Illuminator Auto/Off
Aperture iAuto(F3.5-F6.3(W))/ Program Auto(F3.5-F6.3(W) )/ Manual(F3.5-F8.0(W))/ Aperture Priority(F3.5-F8.0(W))/ Shutter Priority(F3.5-F6.3(W))
Face Detection - Mode Off/ On(Regist Faces)/ On
Face Detection - Face Selection Yes (Key, Selected-face Memory)
Face Detection - Max. No of Detectable Faces 8 faces
SHOOTING MODE Superior Auto Yes
Intelligent Auto Yes
Program Auto (Program shift available) Yes
Shutter Speed Priority Yes
Aperture Priority Yes
Movie Mode(Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure) Yes
Panorama Yes
Scene Selection Yes
MR (Memory Recall) 1,2,3 Yes
Manual Exposure Yes
SCENE SELECTION High Sensitivity Yes
Night Scene Yes
Night Portrait Yes
Portrait Yes
Landscape Yes
Beach Yes
Snow Yes
Fireworks Yes
Advanced Sports Shooting Yes
Gourmet Yes
Pet Yes
Soft Skin Yes
Handheld Twilight Yes
Anti Motion Blur Yes
Backlight Correction HDR Yes
Sunset Yes
Rich-tone Monochrome Yes
Miniature Yes
Toy Camera Yes
Pop Colour Yes
Partial Colour Yes
Soft High-key Yes
Water Colour Yes
Posterization Yes
Retro Photo Yes
Soft Focus Yes
High Contrast Monochrome Yes
Illustration Yes
COMPATIBLE RECORDING MEDIA Memory Stick Duo (Still Image / Movies) Yes*10
Memory Stick PRO Duo (Still Image / Movies) Yes*10
Memory Stick PRO Duo - High Speed Yes*10
Memory Stick PRO HG Duo Yes*10
SD Memory Card Yes*10
SDHC Memory Card Yes*10
SDXC Memory Card Yes*10
Memory Stick Micro Yes*10 *11
Memory Stick Micro (Mark2) Yes*10 *11
Micro SD Memory Card Yes*10 *11
Micro SDHC Memory Card Yes*10 *11
Micro SDXC Memory Card Yes*10 *11
STILL IMAGE RECORDING 13M (3,664×3,664) 1:1 mode Yes
7.5M (2,736×2,736) 1:1 mode Yes
3.7M (1,920×1,920) 1:1 mode Yes
16M (4,896×3,264) 3:2 mode Yes
8.9M (3,648×2,432) 3:2 mode Yes
4.5M (2,592×1,728) 3:2 mode Yes
18M (4,896 X 3,672) 4:3 mode Yes
10M (3,648 X 2,736) 4:3 mode Yes
5M (2,592 X 1,944) 4:3 mode Yes
VGA (640 X 480) 4:3 mode Yes
13M (4,896 X 2,752) 16:9 mode Yes
7.5M (3,648×2,056) 16:9 mode Yes
2.1M (1,920×1,080) 16:9 mode Yes
Sweep Panorama 360 (11,520 X 1,080) Yes
Sweep Panorama Wide (7,152 X 1,080 / 4,912 X 1,920) Yes
Sweep Panorama Standard (4,912 X 1,080 / 3,424 X 1,920) Yes
MOVIE RECORDING AVCHD - 1,920 X 1,080/50p (28M, PS) Yes
AVCHD - 1,920 X 1,080/50i (24M, FX) Yes
AVCHD - 1,920 X 1,080/25p (24M, FX) Yes
AVCHD - 1,920 X 1,080/50i (17M, FH) Yes
AVCHD - 1,920 X 1,080/25p (17M, FH) Yes
MP4 - 28M(1,920x1,080/50fps) Yes
MP4 - 16M(1,920x1,080/25fps) Yes
MP4 - 6M(1,280x720/25fps) Yes
XAVC S - 50p 50M(1,920x1,080/50p) Yes
XAVC S - 25p 50M(1,920x1,080/25p) Yes
BATTERY LIFE Still Image Approx. 400 / Approx. 200min *12
Movies actual shooting Approx. 75min(In [MP4 28M] mode, max. continuous shooting time is approx. 20 min. and max. file size is 4GB.) *13 *14
OTHER FEATURES PlayMemories Camera Apps Yes
Beauty Effect Skin Toning/ Skin Smoothing/ Shine Removal/ Eye Widening/ Teeth Whitening
Face Detection Yes
Face Registration Yes
Smile Shutter Yes
MR (memory recall) Yes
Photo Creativity Yes
Zebra Yes
Micref Level Yes
Self-portrait timer Yes
Control for HDMI Yes
Start-up Time Approx. 1.8 sec. *15
Shooting Time Lag Approx. 0.14 sec. *15
Shutter Release Time Lag Approx. 0.008 sec.
Shooting Interval Approx. 0.67 sec. *15
Burst Speed (Maximum) Approx. 10 fps (for up to 10 shots) *9
Burst Interval (Minimum) Approx.0.1 sec.(10 shots) *9 *16
Built-in Microphone Stereo
Wind Noise Reduction Off/On
Optical Zoom During Movie Recording 30x
Histogram Indicator Yes (On/Off)
FLASH Built-in flash Built-in, manual pop-up
PLAYBACK Slide Show - Video Out HD (HDMI)
Slide Show - Movie Yes
Automatic Image Rotation Yes
USB USB Connection - Auto (Multi-Configuration) Yes
USB Connection - Mass Storage Yes
USB Connection - MTP Yes
Hi-Speed USB Yes
Micro USB Yes *17
INTERFACE Multi-use Terminal Yes
Micro HDMI Yes
NFC NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch remote, One-touch sharing
Wi-Fi Yes(Control with Smartphone, Send to Smart Phone, View on TV and PC transfer)
POWER SOURCE Supplied Battery Maximum Voltage: 4.2V, Nominal Voltage: 3.6V, Maximum charge voltage: DC 4.2V, Maximum charge current: 1.89A, Capacity for Shooting: 4.5Wh(1240mAh)
  AC Adaptor Power Requirements: AC 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz, 70mA; Output voltage: DC 5V, 0.5A
USB Charge Yes (with supplied AC Adaptor and supplied Battery)
USB Power Supply Yes (with supplied AC Adaptor and supplied Battery)
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 101.6 x 58.1 x 35.5 mm (CIPA compliant)
Weight (with Battery & Memory Stick) Approx. 236g
Weight (Body only) Approx. 209g
SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES Supplied Accessories Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1, AC AdaptorAC-UB10C/UB10D, Micro USB cable, Wrist Strap, Instruction Manual, AC Power Code
Features and specifications are subject to change without notice.
*5 Optical zoom from the wide side (except RX1).
*6 REI = Recommended Exposure Index
*7 Achieved by using "By Pixel Super Resolution" technology and overlay burst shooting.
*8 When ISO sensitivity is higher than IS0 3200, the slowest shutter speed limit is 1/4 sec. Manual setting of ISO sensitivity to lower than ISO 3200 is necessary to set shutter speed slower than 1/4. (except RX series models).
*9 You may not be able to shoot images in Burst mode depending on the Shooting mode.
*10 For movies, compatible Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark2), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo,Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, Memory Stick Micro (Mark2), SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card or microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC card (Class 4 or faster speed is recommended) can be used.
*11 with Adaptor (optional)
*12 The LCD screen is turned on, shooting once every 30 seconds, the zoom is switched alternately between the W and T ends the flash strobes once every two times, the power turns on and off once every ten times.
*13 Continuous shooting is possible for approximately 29 minutes (limited by product specifications,default setting).
*14 Indication recording time, which is defined by repeating the cycle: Power on, start recording, zoom (except RX1), stand-by, power off.
*15 Shooting interval of maximum recoded pixels.
*16 Speed will be slowing after taking some shots. *without CMOS models
*17 Supports Micro USB compatible device.

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In the Box

Sony DSC-WX500 Compact Digital Camera
Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1
AC Adaptor AC-UB10C/UB10D
Micro USB cable
Wrist Strap
Instruction Manual
AC Power Code
12 Months Genuine Warranty from Sony Australia

Sony DSC-WX500 Compact Digital Camera

Sony DSC-WX500 Compact Digital Camera

$428.00 Incl. GST