Apr 14 2015
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Overview of the Cyber-shot DSC-WX500
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 is a powerful digital camera that offers a host of features for photographers seeking a compact device. This camera packs a punch with its high-resolution sensor, 30x optical zoom, and ability to shoot 4K video. Whether you're a hobbyist or a professional, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 is an excellent choice. In this blog post, we will take a closer look at the camera's features and what sets it apart from other digital cameras. Read on to discover the power of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 Pros and Cons
Now, we will look more closely at our review of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 camera. We will see what it can do and compare it to other cameras like it. We will tell you what's good about it and what's not so good. This way, you'll know if it's the camera for you!
Build and Construction
Body and dimensions
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500
|Dimensions||102 x 58 x 36mm|
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 is not sealed against water and dust, so it's important to be careful when using it in such conditions. If you often shoot in environments with water or dust, it's recommended to check out another camera with weather sealing.
Design and Handling
Main design features
|Screen Resolution||921k dots|
This camera has a tilting 3.00" screen, with a display resolution of 921k dots. This makes the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 not as suitable for those looking for a vlogging camera as you cannot view yourself while shooting selfies easily. Unfortunately, the camera does not have a touch screen, which may make it less user-friendly.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 does not include a viewfinder. The lack of a viewfinder on the Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 camera may make it less suitable for outdoor photography in bright conditions.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 has a 18MP sized BSI-CMOS sensor. You can shoot at maximum resolution of 18 pixels. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 has a native ISO range of 80 - 12800 which can be boosted to null - null.
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80 - 12800
|Extended ISO||null - null|
|Max resolution||4896 x 3672 pixels|
DXO Sensor Scores
Low Light ISO
DXO mark sensor scores
The DXOmark rankings indicate that the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 camera has excellent color depth performance, which refers to the number of colors the sensor can distinguish. Additionally, its dynamic range is also excellent, allowing it to retain high amounts of details in both bright and dark areas of a scene. The camera's low light ISO performance is excellent, which is an important factor to consider if you plan to use it in dimly lit indoor environments or at night. Overall the image quality of the Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 is excellent
Camera crop factor (or focal length multiplier) refers to how a camera's sensor size affects the apparent field of view of a lens. Crop factor is determined by comparing the size of a camera's sensor to that of a full-frame sensor, which is a standard reference size for camera sensors.
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Full frame equivalent
This camera: 1/2.3"
Connectivity, storage, battery
|Storage||SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo|
|Battery Life||360 shots|
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 supports SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo with 1 slots for storage. This may suffice for everyday use. However, for professional applications such as wedding photography, it is not recommended as a memory card malfunction could lead to the loss of all footage.
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 uses the NP-BX1 model of battery pack. This is rated for 360 shots shots which is high. If you intend to take photos or record videos for an extended period, it might be a good idea to bring along additional batteries.
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 has built in flash which is great for event photography and in low light situations. However it lacks an external flash shoe, which limits you to using the built-in flash.
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 boasts a maximum mechanical shutter speed of 1/2000s, which is ideal for shooting fast-moving subjects in bright environments, such as in sports photography. Faster shutter speeds enable you to freeze the action and capture every detail, making it easier to get the perfect shot.
With a continuous mechanical shutter speed of n/a or an electronic shutter speed of n/a, this camera is not capable of capturing the perfect moment more easily, making it not as suited for wedding, sports, and wildlife photography. Higher shutter speeds make it easier to capture fast-paced action, ensuring that you never miss the perfect shot.
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 includes contrast detection autofocus (AF), with null number of focus points.
While contrast detection is generally more accurate and precise, phase detection autofocus is faster and more effective in most situations, particularly when photographing moving subjects.
Phase detection autofocus works by dividing the incoming light into pairs and then analyzing how they intersect on the camera's sensor. This method allows the camera to determine not only if a subject is in focus but also the direction and distance needed to adjust the focus to achieve perfect sharpness.
On the other hand, contrast detection autofocus works by analyzing the contrast of an image and adjusting the focus until the highest contrast is detected. While this method is very accurate, it can be slow, especially in low light conditions or when photographing moving subjects.
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 features a BSI-CMOS sensor
No the Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 does not have weather sealing.
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 was announced on Apr 14 2015
Yes the Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 does have in-body image stabilization that can compensate for camera shake, making it easier to shoot handheld in low light conditions.
The Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 has a native ISO range of 80-12800, which can be expanded to ISO null-null for even greater sensitivity in low light conditions.