The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 Digital Camera an 18.2MP BSI Exmor R CMOS Sensor and a powerful 30x optical zoom lens. In combination with the BIONZ X image processor, the sensor provides sharp imaging and fast autofocus speeds.

The 30x optical zoom Zeiss Vario-Sonnar lens has a 35mm focal length equivalency of 24-720mm which covers a full range of shooting situations from wide angle to telephoto. The camera also has a 60x digital zoom that allows you to effectively double the optical zoom range for distant image capture.

  • Selfie friendly
  • Beautify portraits
  • Intuitive operation
  • Instant access
Brand: Sony
Product Code: CAMSODSWX500
R 5,995.00
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  • 18.2MP BSI Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • Zeiss Vario-Sonnar 30x Optical Zoom Lens
  • 24-720mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • 3.0" 921k-Dot LCD
  • Full HD 1080/60p AVCHD/XAVC S Video
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC
  • Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilisation

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 24-720mm range.

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.

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, exposureEXPOSUREExposure is controlled by three elements: Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO. Achieving the correct exposure is similar to collecting rain in a bucket, up to an optimum level. The rate of rainfall is out of your control (light), yet you can control these three factors: the bucket’s width (lens aperture), the duration you leave it in the rain (shutter speed), and how effective your bucket is in collecting rain (ISO). These three elements work together to control the amount of light per unit area, preventing underexposure (too dark) or overexposure (too bright), giving you a natural looking image. and other settings, then start to record.

  • Movies in versatile formats: Record in XAVC S or AVCHD high-resolution movie format and as MP4 file.
  • Keep the blurs away: Intelligent Active Mode w. 5-axis 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.

  • Long may you run: A full battery lets you take approx. 400 stills or record 75 minutes of movie footage to make sure that you won't miss a good chance to shoot.

Share with ease — Gain remote control

Wi-Fi® connectivity with iOS and Android™ smartphones for remote camera control and still/video sharing is easy. In addition to Wi-Fi support for connecting to smartphones, NFC technology (near field communication) provides “One-touch connection” to compatible Android™ smartphones and tablets. Users need only touch devices to connect; no complex set-up is required.

Apply glamour for more beautiful portraits

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


18 MP: 4896 x 3672
Sensor Size Type
Sensor actual Size
Not specified by manufacturer.
Sensor Type
Up to 10 fps for up to Exposures
ISO Range
80 to 3200 (Extended Mode:80 to 12800)
Memory Stick Duo
Memory Stick PRO Duo (High Speed)
Memory Stick PRO HG-Duo
Memory Stick Micro
Memory Stick Micro (M2)
Fastest Shutter Speed
1/2000 sec
Longest Shutter Speed
30 sec
Flash Sync Speed
Not specified by manufacturer.

1920 x 1080p: 60 fps, 24 fps
1920 x 1080i: 60 fps
File Formats
Still Images: JPEG
Movies: AVCHD 2.0, XAVC S
Audio: AAC LC, AC3, Dolby Digital 2ch, Linear PCM
Built-in Flash

Effective Flash Range:
Wide: 0.3 to 5.4 m
Telephoto: 2.5 to 3 m

Flash On
Rear Sync
Slow Sync
Built-in Lens Focal Length
Effective Focal Length: 4.3 to 129mm (35 mm Equivalent: 24 to 720mm)
Built-in Lens Maximum Aperture
f/3.5 (W)
Built-in Lens Minimum Aperture
f/6.4 (T)
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In the Box

  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 Digital Camera (Black)
  • NP-BX1 Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • Micro-USB Cable
  • Wrist Strap
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty

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