30x zoom lens with ZEISS® quality built in
The results of over 150 years of ZEISS® expertise in high-precision optics is perfectly clear: this 24–720 mm4 lens renders portrait, close-up, and landscape images in natural glory from every perspective, with vivid sharpness and contrast intact. ZEISS® T* multilayer, anti-reflective coating effectively eliminates surface ghosting and flare.
Exmor R® CMOS sensor for extra sensitivity
The more light that strikes a sensor, the more brilliant the resulting image. So the Exmor R® CMOS sensor with 18.2 effective megapixels uses back-illuminated design to let four times more light in than more conventional sensors. It's twice as sensitive to light, and even features Sony Column A/D Conversion technology to reduce image noise.
BIONZ X™ for more detail and less noise
To transform data from the Exmor R® CMOS sensor into high-resolution images, the BIONZ X™ image processor integrates detail reproduction, diffraction-reducing, and area-specific noise reduction technologies. This combination reproduces realistic images with truer colors and textures, and with exceptional precision in real time.
180-degree tiltable LCD monitor for easy framing
The high-resolution LCD monitor on the camera back can be tilted up to 180 degrees. So when you're in front of the camera, you can easily view the LCD monitor to check the framing before you shoot a selfie, for example. This flexibility also lets you comfortably maintain a stress-free posture while monitoring a scene that you want to shoot at a low position.
Beauty Effect improves appearance
Retouch the appearance of people in photos quickly and intuitively. With five Beauty Effect modes, you can smooth, tone, and dull overly glistening skin, widen eyes, and brighten teeth—all in camera, with no need for a PC. Your subjects will love how they look magically enhanced in your portraits.
One-touch remote and one-touch sharing
One-touch remote lets you use your smartphone or tablet as a viewfinder and remote control for a digital camera, and one-touch sharing lets you transfer your photos and videos from your camera. Either way, by installing PlayMemories Mobile app to your NFC enable Android smartphone or tablet, you can avoid complex set-up sequences and establish wireless connection simply by touching your device to the camera. You are now ready to control your camera from your smartphone to take a photo from a previously out-of-reach spot, or simply be in your own group shot, as well as transfer them instantly to your smartphone for sharing on SNS. No NFC? No problem. You can also pair the devices manually.
More flexible movie formats
In addition to high-definition AVCHD format, the camera can capture movies with extra-smooth action details and high-quality sound with great fidelity to the original sources in XAVC S 5 format.
Keep running strong
Don't worry about depleting your camera battery while on the road. The fully charged lithium-ion battery of the WX500 provides enough power to shoot approx. 400 6 stills or record approx. 75 7 minutes of movie footage, so you won't miss out on a great photo opportunity.
Match color 8 to suit your style
WX500 is available in black, white, and red. Also, a soft Sony camera case/lens jacket/shoulder strap set is a practical, stylish optional accessory in a choice of three colors to suit your mood or camera.
P/A/S/M exposure modes and Photo Creativity
Express your vision of still images with Programmed AE (P)/Aperture priority (A)/Shutter-speed priority (S)/Manual (M) exposure modes. Use these to manually control exposure, to adjust background blur, for example. Photo Creativity also lets you make adjustments intuitively to change brightness, color, vividness, and other image characteristics.
Intelligent Active Mode keeps blur away
Have no fear of handheld movie shooting. Intelligent Active Mode, featuring Sony's advanced frame-analysis technology and 5-axis9 image stabilization, compensates for camera shake. This mode reduces blurriness in images when shooting handheld or chasing a subject in action.
Customizable settings for personal control
Assign frequently used functions (Focus Mode, White Balance, Picture Effect, etc.) to customizable buttons and keys for easier, quicker access while shooting. For example, assign up to 12 functions to the Function button, press it, choose a function, and adjust function parameters using the control ring or rear control wheel.
Extra-speedy & precise Fast Intelligent AF
An improved spatial object detection algorithm realizes a more optimal and accurate lens drive to make AF even faster, for capturing more fleeting moments with ease.
PlayMemories Camera Apps 10 add personality
Enhance your creative expression with PlayMemories Camera Apps, offering a growing range of enjoyable and easy-to-use applications. These apps give you greater functionality and offer the ultimate tools for personalizing your camera to meet your photographic needs. Note: Services availability depends on region.
Works with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X
This product is compatible with Final Cut Pro X and iMovie. 11