WX500

  • 30x optical zoom ZEISS® lens plus 60x Clear Image Digital Zoom
  • Superb 18.2MP image quality
  • High-quality movies1 w/ XAVC S, AVCHD and MP4 codes
  • Simple connectivity to smartphones via Wi-Fi2 and NFC3
  • 5-axis image stabilization greatly reduces blur
  • Selfie-ready multi-angle 3" Xtra Fine LCD™ display
  • Keep your subject in focus with Lock-On AF
  • P/A/S/M modes, customizable settings & Memory Recall mode
  • Enhance features w/ downloadable camera apps4
  • Capture the decisive moment with up to 10fps

Develop for Sony cameras

The Sony Camera Remote API beta SDK allows you to develop apps to control a number of Sony cameras wirelessly from another device.

Supported APIs/SDKs

Advanced Features

  • Image Stabilization: Optical SteadyShot
  • Photo Creativity: Yes
  • Intelligent Auto: Yes
  • Sweep Panorama: Intelligent Sweep Panorama (360)
  • Anti Motion Blur: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Face Detection: Yes (eight faces max)
  • Smile Shutter™ technology: Yes
  • Picture Effects: Toy camera / Pop Color / Posterization / Retro Photo / Soft High-key / Partial Color / High Contrast Mono. / Soft Focus / HDR Painting / Richtone Monochrome / Miniature / Watercolor / Illustration
  • Superior Auto: Yes

Convenience Features

  • Red-Eye Reduction: On / Off
  • Erase/Protect: Erase: Single / Select / Date / Folder Protect: Select / Folder / Date

Drive System

  • Continuous Shooting Speed: Approx. 10 fps (for up to 10 shots)
  • Shutter Speeds: iAuto (4″ – 1/2000) / Program Auto (1″ – 1/2000) / Aperture Priority (8″ – 1/2000) / Shutter Priority (30″ – 1/2000) / Manual (30″ – 1/2000)
  • Self-timer: Off / 10sec. / 5sec. / 2sec. / 3 consecutive shots with 10sec. 5sec. or 2sec. delay selectable
  • Drive Mode: Single, Continuous shooting, Self-timer, Self-timer (cont.)

Exposure System

  • Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV, 1/3 EV step
  • Minimum Illumination: [Movie]: Auto: 12lux (Shutter Speed 1/30) / High Sensitivity: 6lux (Shutter Speed 1/30)
  • Exposure Settings: 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
  • Scene Mode(s): 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
  • Metering Modes: Multi Pattern, Center Weighted, Spot
  • Metering Sensitivity: EV 2 to 16 (at ISO100 equivalent)
  • ISO: [Still Image] Auto (ISO80-3200), 80/100/200/400/800/1600/3200, Multi-Frame NR: Auto (ISO80-3200 same as selected range in Auto), 100/200/400/800/1600/3200/6400 /12800
  • Noise Reduction: Long exposure NR Multi Frame NR: Auto, ISO100-12800
  • ISO Sensitivity (Movie): [Movie] Auto: (ISO80 Level-ISO1600 Level) / High Sensitivity: (ISO80 Level-ISO3200 Level)
  • White Balance Mode: Auto / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluor.: Cool White / Fluor.: Day White / Fluor.: Daylight / Flash / Custom / One Push, One Push Set

Flash

  • Flash Modes: Auto / Flash On / Slow Sync. / Flash Off / Rear Sync.
  • Flash Coverage: ISO Auto: Approx. 0.3m to5.4m (11 13/16 inches to 17 ft 8 19/32 inches) (W) / Approx. 2.5m to 3.0 m (8 ft 2 27/64 inches to 9 ft 10 7/64 inches) (T)

Focus Control

  • AF Illuminator: Auto / Off
  • Focus Area: Wide / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Expanded Flexible Spot
  • AF Modes: Single-shot AF, Continuous AF (Advanced sports & Movie Only)

Imaging Sensor

  • Processor: BIONZ® X
  • Pixel Gross: 21.1 MP
  • Color Filter System: RGB primary color mosaic filters
  • Effective Picture Resolution: 18.2 MP
  • Imaging Sensor: 1/2.3″ (7.82mm) Exmor R® CMOS sensor

Interface

  • NFC: NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch remote, One-touch sharing
  • HD Output: Multi / Micro USB Terminal, Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0), Micro HDMI
  • Wi-Fi: Yes (IEEE802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz band))

LCD Display

  • LCD Type: 3.0″ (7.5cm) (4:3) / 921,600 dots / Xtra Fine / TFT LCD
  • Angle Adjustment: Up by approx. 180 degrees
  • Histogram: Yes (On / Off)
  • Brightness Control: Manual (5 steps)

Optics/Lens

  • Digital Zoom: Still Image: 18M Approx. 120x / 10M Approx. 161x / 5.0M Approx. 226x / VGA Approx. 459x / 13M (16:9) Approx.120x / 2.1M (16:9) Approx.306x Movie: Approx. 120x
  • Optical Zoom: 30x (Optical Zoom during movie recording)
  • Macro Mode: Yes (Auto)
  • Minimum Focus Distance: iAuto: AF (W: Approx. 5cm (0.16 ft.) to Infinity, T: Approx. 250cm (8.20 ft.) to Infinity) / Program Auto: AF (W: Approx. 5cm (0.16 ft.) to Infinity, T: Approx. 250cm (8.20 ft.) to Infinity)
  • Lens Groups-Elements: 11 elements in 10 groups (5 aspheric element)
  • Lens Type: ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* Lens
  • Aperture (Max.): F3.5 (W) – 6.4 (T)
  • Steady Shot Mode:Active: Yes
  • 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
  • Aperture: iAuto (F3.5-F6.3(W)) / Program Auto(F3.5-F6.3(W) ) / Manual (F3.5-F8.0(W)) / Aperture Priority (F3.5-F8.0(W)) / Sutter Priority (F3.5-F6.3(W))
  • Focal Length (35 mm equivalent): [Still Image 3:2] f=25-750 mm, [Still Image 4:3] f=24-720 mm, [Still Image 16:9] f=26.5-795 mm, [Still Image 1:1] f=27.5-825 mm [Movie 16:9] f=26.5-795 mm (SteadyShot Standard), f=28-1180 mm (SteadyShot Active), f=31-1210 mm (SteadyShot InteligentActive), [Movie 4:3] f=32.5-975 mm (SteadyShot Standard), f=34.5-1450 mm (SteadyShot Active), 38-1480 mm (SteadyShot InteligentActive)
  • Aperture Blade : Iris diaphragm (5 blades)

Power

  • Power Requirements: AC 100 V to 240 V, 50/60 Hz, 70 mA
  • Battery Type: NP-BX1
  • Power Consumption (in Operation): Approx. 1.4W
  • Power Consumption (in View Finder Operation): Still Images: Approx. 400 / Approx. 200min Movie (Actual shooting): Approx. 75min (In [MP4 28M] mode, max. continuous shooting time is approx. 20 min. and max. file size is 4GB.) Movie (Continuous shooting): Approx. 110 min (In [MP4 28M] mode, max. continuous shooting time is approx. 20 min. and max. file size is 4GB.)

Recording

  • Panorama Still Image Size: Sweep Panorama: Wide (7,152 x 1,080/4,912 x 1,920) Standard: (4,912 x 1,080/3,424 x 1,920), 360 (11,520 x 1,080)
  • Microphone/Speaker: Stereo / mono
  • Still Image Size 1:1: 13M (3,664 x 3,664) / 7.5M (2,736 x 2,736) / 3.7M (1,920 x 1,920)
  • Audio Format: XAVC S: LPCM 2ch AVCHD: Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch (Dolby Digital Stereo Creator) MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
  • Video Format: XAVC S / AVCHD format Ver.2.0 compatible / MP4
  • Video Mode: AVCHD: 28M PS (1,920 x 1,080/60p) 24M FX (1,920 x 1,080/60i) 17M FH (1,920 x 1,080/60i) 24M FX (1,920 x 1,080/24p) 17M FH (1,920 x 1,080/24p) XAVC S: 60p 50M (1,920 x 1,080/60p) 30p 50M (1,920 x 1,080/30p) 24p 50M (1,920 x 1,080/24p) MP4: 28M (1,920 x 1,080/60fps) 16M (1,920 x 1,080/30fps) 6M (1,280 x 720/30fps)
  • Color Space: sRGB
  • Still Image Size 16:9: 13M (4,896 x 2,752) / 7.5M (3,648 x 2,056) / 2.1M (1,920 x 1,080)
  • Still Image Size 3:2: 16M (4,896 x 3,264) / 8.9M (3,648 x 2,432) / 4.5M (2,592 x 1,728)
  • Still Image File Format: JPEG (DCF Ver.2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MRF Baseline complians)
  • Media Type: 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(UHS-I); SDXC Memory Card(UHS-I); microSD Memory Card; microSDHC Memory Card; microSDXC Memory Card
  • Still Image Max Effective Resolution: Approx. 18.2 Megapixels
  • Still Image Size 4:3: 18M (4,896 x 3,672) / 10M (3,648 x 2,736) / 5M (2,592 x 1,944) / VGA
  • Wind Noise Reduction: Off / On

Weights and Measurements

  • Dimensions (Approx.): W x H x D: 4 1/8″ x 2 3/8″ x 1 7/16″ (101.6 x 58.1 x 35.5 mm)
  • Weight (Approx.): Approx. 8.3 oz (236 g) (Battery and Memory Stick DUO are included)
  • Weight(Approx) (Main unit only): Approx. 7.4 oz (209 g)

1. Records in 29 minute segments.
2. Requires PlayMemories Mobile™ app installed on compatible Android™ or iOS device.
3. Requires NFC-compatible mobile device. Check device’s user manual for compatibility.
4. Requires a valid Sony Entertainment Network account. Some apps require a fee.
5. Among fixed lens point and shoot cameras with 30x optical zoom or more, as of April 13, 2015.