WX500 Compact Camera with 30x Optical Zoom
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 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'll capture more star quality in every image.
The Elements of Comprehensive Image Quality
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.
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.
Long may you run
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.
Share with ease — Gain remote control
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.
Apply glamour for more beautiful portraits
PlayMemories Camera Apps7
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.
My Best Portrait
Add skin-softening, skin-brightening and eye catch-light effects.
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.
ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* 30x optical zoom lens for extra-clear pictures
18.2 10 MP Exmor R CMOS sensor for higher image quality even when dark
BIONZ X™ image processing engine delivers more detail with less noise
180-degree tiltable LCD for easy framing of selfies/low-position shots
Beauty Effect to retouch people's appearance in stills, by degrees
Size & Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D) (CIPA)
101.6 x 58.1 x 35.5 mm
209 g (Body only), 236 g (With battery and media)
1/2.3 type (7.82mm) Exmor R CMOS sensor
ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* Lens
F3.5 (W) - 6.4 (T)
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
Contrast detection AF
Single-shot AF, Continuous AF
Light Metering Mode
Multi Pattern;Center Weighted;Spot
3.0'' (7.5 cm) (4:3) / 921,600 dots / Xtra Fine / TFT LCD
0.2-type electronic viewfinder
Manual (5 steps)
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 (4,8963,264) / 8.9M (3,6482,432) / 4.5M (2,5921,728), 4:3 mode: 18M (4,8963,672) / 10M (3,6482,736) / 5M (2,5921,944) / VGA, 16:9 mode: 13M (4,8962,752) / 7.5M (3,6482,056) / 2.1M (1,9201,080), 1:1 mode: 13M (3,6643,664) / 7.5M (2,7362,736) / 3.7M (1,9201,920), Sweep Panorama: Wide (7,1521,080/4,9121,920), Standard (4,9121,080/3,4241,920), 360(11,5201,080)
Movie Recording Mode
NTSC 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)
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
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)
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)
Off / 10sec. / 5sec. / 2sec. / 3 consecutive shots with 10sec. 5sec. or 2sec. delay selectable
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
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
Intelligent Sweep Panorama (supports 360 format)
Slide Show;Forward/Rewind (Movie);Delete;Protect;Motion Shot Video;Beauty Effect;BRAVIA Sync (Control for HDMI);9/25-frame index view
+/- 3.0 EV, 1/3 EV step
ISO Sensitivity (Still Image)
ISO Sensitivity (Movie)
Power Consumption (Camera Mode)
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
NFC One-touch functionality, Wi-Fi
What's In The Box
- Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1
- AC AdaptorAC-UB10C/UB10D
- Micro USB cable
- Wrist Strap
- Instruction Manual
- AC Power Code