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 worlds 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 will 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 mm 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, its 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 photos 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, its simple to make format, mode, exposure and other settings, then start to record.
Movies in versatile formats
Record in XAVC S3 or AVCHD high-resolution movie format and as MP4 file.
Keep the blurs away
Intelligent Active Mode w. 5-axis4 image stabilisation frame analysis.
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. 400 stills or record 75 minutes of movie footage to make sure that you will not 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.
Smart Remote Control
Use a smartphone to control exposure, release shutter and receive photos.
Sync to Smartphone
Transfers photos to a mobile device automatically after powering off.
Size & Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D) (CIPA): 101.6 x 58.1 x 35.5 mm
Weight (CIPA): 209 g (Body only), 236 g (With battery and media)
Sensor Type: 1/2.3 type (7.82mm) Exmor R CMOS sensor
Effective pixels: 18.2MP
Lens type: ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T*
Lens F-number: F3.5 (W) - 6.4 (T)
Focal length: f=4.1-123 mm
Optical Zoom: 30x
Digital Zoom (Still Image): Up to 120x (VGA)
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
Steadyshot: Optical Stedyshot
Focus Type: Contrast detection AF
Focus Mode: Single-shot AF, Continuous AF
Light Metering Mode: Multi Pattern; Center Weighted; Spot
Screen Type: 3.0" (7.5 cm) (4:3) / 921,600 dots / Xtra Fine / TFT LCD
Viewfinder: 0.2-type electronic viewfinder
Brightness Control: Manual (5 steps)
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)
White Balance Modes: Auto; Daylight; Shade; Cloudy; Incandescent; Fluor.: Cool White; Fluor.: Day White; Fluor.: Daylight; Flash; Custom; One Push, One Push Set
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
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)Movie Recording ModeNTSC Mode: AVCHD (up to 1,920x1,080/60p at 28Mbps) / XAVC S (up to 1,920x1,080/60p at 50Mbps) / MP4 (up to 1,920x1,080/60fps at 28Mbps);PAL Mode: AVCHD (up to 1,920x1,080/50p at 28Mbps) / XAVC S (up to 1,920x1,080/50p at 50Mbps) / MP4 (up to 1,920x1,080/50fps at 28Mbps)
Recording Format: Still Image: JPEG (DCF Ver.2.0,Exif Ver.2.3,MRF Baseline complians); Movie: XAVC S, AVCHD format Ver.2.0 compatible, MP4
Built-in Flash Mode: Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Rear Sync / Flash Off
Flash Type: Built-in, manual pop-up
Built-in Flash Range: ISO Auto: Approx. 0.3m to 5.4m (W) / Approx. 2.5m to 3.0m (T)
Image Processor: BIONZ X™
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
Continuous Shooting Speed (maximum): 10 fps (for up to 10 shots)
Self-Timer: Off / 10sec. / 5sec. / 2sec. / 3 consecutive shots with 10sec. 5sec. or 2sec. delay selectable
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
Photo Creativity: Yes
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
Panorama (Shooting): Intelligent Sweep Panorama (supports 360 format)
Playback Modes: Slide Show; Forward/Rewind (Movie); Delete; Protect; Motion Shot Video; Beauty Effect; BRAVIA Sync (Control for HDMI); 9/25-frame index view
Exposure Compensation: /- 3.0 EV, 1/3 EV step
ISO Sensitivity (Still Image): ISO 80-12800
ISO Sensitivity (Movie): ISO 80-3200
Power Consumption (Camera Mode): Approx. 1.4W
Battery Life (CIPA, Still Images): Up to 400 shots / 200 minutes
Input and Output Terminals: Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0), Micro HDMI, Multi/Micro USB Terminal
Wireless Capabilities: NFC One-touch functionality, Wi-Fi
Whats In The Box
Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1, AC AdaptorAC-UB10C/UB10D, Micro USB cable, Wrist Strap, Instruction Manual, AC Power Code