SONY Cyber-shot DSC-WX500R Superzoom Compact Camera - Red

Product code: 141339

Product features

  • 18.1 megapixels
  • Sensor type: 1/2.3" / 6.17 x 4.55 mm CMOS sensor
  • Optical zoom: 30x
  • 3" / 76.2 mm tiltable LCD screen
  • Built-in WiFi and NFC

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Product features

  • 18.1 megapixels
  • Sensor type: 1/2.3" / 6.17 x 4.55 mm CMOS sensor
  • Optical zoom: 30x
  • 3" / 76.2 mm tiltable LCD screen
  • Built-in WiFi and NFC

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Product information
Delivering high quality images and video, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500R Superzoom Digital Camera features a powerful zoom and tilting screen.

Sharp shooting

With a 18.1 megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor for increased sensitivity and BIONZ X image processor for speedy operation, the Cyber-shot DSC-WX500B delivers brilliantly-lit, detail-rich, realistic photographs with minimum noise.

The Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 features a high quality CARL ZEISS lens with high precision optics for excellent sharpness and contrast. An impressive 30 x optical zoom lets you capture faraway subjects in incredible detail, while a multi-layer anti-reflective coating helps reduce surface ghosting and flare.

Tiltable screen

Allowing for excellent versatility when taking photos, the 180° tiltable LCD Live View monitor lets you perfectly frame images such those taken from a high or low angle. It also makes it incredibly easy to snap the perfect selfie.

Get perfect portraits without the need for touching-up on a PC afterwards. Beauty Effect features five different modes for smoothing skin, adjusting tone, reducing shine, widening eyes and brightening teeth – quickly creating enhanced results that can be shared instantly.

Scene enhancement

Instantly enhance images – all in camera – with Photo Creativity mode which lets you adjust brightness, vividness and colour, and add effects.

A range of scene modes ensure the optimum settings are automatically chosen for the scene in front of you, including tricky subjects such as snow, fireworks and night scenes.

Full HD video

Shoot detailed Full HD 1080p video for high quality home movies that look great played back on a HDTV. The Cyber-shot WX500 lets you record in XAVC S format with a compatible memory card for detailed, extra-smooth action footage, while MP4 offers a compressed, web-friendly format for convenient sharing.

With Intelligent Active Mode – Sony's advanced frame-analysis technology and five-axis image stabilisation – camera shake when shooting images and video is significantly reduced for sharper results.

Wireless connectivity

Quickly establish a connection with your compatible smartphone or tablet thanks to built-in WiFi and one-touch NFC. You'll then be able to transfer and share your favourite photos and movies with friends and family.

In addition to letting you view and share your images, the Sony PlayMemories Mobile app lets you remotely control your camera – ideal when setting up selfies or group shots.

Add memory

It is important to have the right memory card for your camera. The memory card will determine how fast an image is saved and how fast an image is uploaded.

If you're shooting high definition videos along with high resolution images then it's best to invest in a high performance memory card. A high performance memory card will get the best out of your photography, ensuring the best continuous shooting speed and high quality data capture.

Take advantage of high quality shooting with the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500R Superzoom Digital Camera in stylish red.



Technical specifications for SONY Cyber-shot DSC-WX500R Superzoom Compact Camera - Red

Camera type Superzoom compact camera
Processor BIONZ X
Resolution 18.1 megapixels
Type Exmor R CMOS
Size 1/2.3" / 6.17 x 4.55 mm
ISO sensitivity AUTO, 80 - 3200
Image stabiliser Optical
Focal length 4.1 - 123 mm
35 mm equivalent 25 - 750 mm
Maximum aperture f/3.5 - f/6.4
Minimum distance 5 cm
Normal distance 5 cm to infinity
Focusing Autofocus
Optical zoom 30 x
Digital zoom 306 x
Type Live View
Screen 3" / 76.2 mm TFT LCD tiltable screen
Screen features - Resolution: 921,000 dots
- Adjustable brightness
Shutter speed 30 secs - 1/2000th
Continuous shooting 10 fps
Self-timer - 2 seconds
- 5 seconds
- 10 seconds
Exposure modes 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
Effects Toy camera, Pop colour, Posterization, Retro photo, Soft high-key, Partial colour, High contrast mono, Soft focus, HDR painting, Richtone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolour, Illustration
Panorama mode Yes
White balance Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluor.: Cool White, Fluor.: Daylight, Fluor.: Day White, Flash, Custom
Maximum photo resolution 4896 × 3264p
Photo file formats JPEG
Video mode Yes, with sound
Maximum video resolution Full HD 1920 x 1080p (60 fps)
Other video resolutions HD 1280 x 720 (30 fps)
Video file formats - AVCHD
- MP4
Memory card - Memory Stick Duo
- Memory Stick PRO Duo
- Memory Stick XC-HG Duo
- Memory Stick Micro
- SD
- microSD
Built-in Yes
Guide number - Wide: 0.3 - 5.4 m at ISO Auto
- Telephoto: 2.5 - 3 m at ISO Auto
Interface - Micro USB
- USB 2.0
- Micro HDMI
Pictbridge / direct printing No
App available Yes, PlayMemories app
WiFi connectivity Yes
Construction Aluminium & plastic
Battery type Lithium-Ion NP-BX1
Battery life Approx. 400 shots
Colour Red
Box contents - Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500R Superzoom Compact Camera
- Battery pack NP-BX1
- AC adapter AC-UB10C/UB10D
- AC power cable
- Micro USB cable
- Wrist strap
- Instruction manual
Dimensions 58.1 x 101.6 x 35.5 mm (H x W x D)
Weight 236 g
Manufacturer’s guarantee 1 year
Customer reviews

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(9 out of 10)


Southampton GB Point & shoot
Excellent zoom range and good images.
No viewfinder
Confirmed purchase: 06 June 2016
Published on: 21 June 2016
(8 out of 10)


Wales GB Keen amateur
It is very light so excellent for traveling.

There are many features available. The optical zoom is good.

The Wireless link to send photos to a mobile does work but it is time consuming ( may be a better way.. haven't found it )
Hoped the lift up at the back would allow me to see what I was photographing in sunlight... but it didn't make any difference.

Need to spend more time to work out all the features available.

Seems a bit slow between pictures at nightime.. but I am probably not using it properly

Valencia at night

Confirmed purchase: 30 December 2015
Published on: 16 January 2016
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SONY Cyber-shot DSC-WX500R Superzoom Compact Camera - Red