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Sony DSCWX500 Digital Compact High Zoom Travel Camera with 180 Degrees Tiltable LCD Screen (18.2 MP, 30 x Optical Zoom, Wi-Fi, NFC) - Black
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- Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 30x optical zoom lens for extra clear pictures
- 18.2 MP Exmor R CMOS sensor for higher image quality even when dark
- 180 degrees tiltable LCD screen for easy framing of selfies or low position shots
- 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
- BIONZ X image processing engine delivers more detail with less noise
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30x zoom lens with Zeiss quality built in
The result of over a century and a half of Zeiss expertise in high-precision optics is clear: this 24-720 mm2 lens renders portrait, close-up and landscape images in natural glory from every perspective with vivid sharpness and contrast intact. Zeiss T* multi-layer anti-reflective coating effectively eliminates surface ghosting and flare.
Exmor R CMOS sensor for extra sensitivity
The more light is allowed to strike a sensor, the more appealing a resulting image will look. So the Exmor R CMOS sensor with 18.2 effective megapixels employs back-illuminated design to let four times more light in than a more conventional sensor, is 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 makes it possible to reproduce realistic images of true colours and textures with precision in real time.
Beauty Effect improves appearance
Retouch the appearance of people in photos quickly and intuitively. With the five modes of Beauty Effect, you can smooth skin, tone skin, dull overly glistening skin, widen eyes and brighten teeth — all in camera with no need for a PC. Your subjects will love how they can look almost 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. No NFC? No problem. You can also pair the devices manually.
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 stress-free posture while monitoring a scene that you want to shoot at a low position.
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, colour, vividness and other image characteristics.
More flexible movie formats
The XAVC S format captures movies detailing extra-smooth action and high-quality sound with fidelity to the original sources. Whether you’re shooting in XAVC S or high-definition AVCHD format, you can also simultaneously record another version of the same scene in a compressed, web-friendly MP4 format for convenient sharing.
Keep running strong
Don't worry about depleting your camera battery while you're on the road. The fully charged lithium-ion battery of the WX500 provides enough power to shoot approximately 400 stills or record approximately 75 minutes of movie footage, so you won't miss out on an appealing photo opportunity.
Intelligent Active Mode keeps blur away
Have no fear of handheld movie shooting. Intelligent Active Mode, featuring Sony's frame-analysis technology and 5-axis7 image stabilisation, compensates for camera shake. This mode reduces the blurriness that tends to occur in images when shooting handheld or shooting while chasing a subject in action.
|Imager size||1/2.3 inch||1/2.3 inch||1/2.3 inch|
|Pixels||18 M||18 M||18.2 M|
|Focal length||25-500 mm G||24-720 mm CZ||24-720 mm CZ|
|LCD||3.0 inch (460 k)||3.0 inch (Flip/921 k)||3.0 inch (Flip/921 k)|
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Manageable negatives: There are thinner cameras but of lesser quality. Fits in jeans/trouser pocket easily enough but it is the thicker side of thin, if you get my drift. Pictures are recorded under a different number format than video so after downloading they do not follow in the time sequence taken, but that may be due to a technical reason I am not aware of and not due to the camera specifically.
Overall - best camera I have owned and ticks all the boxes for where we currently are in 2015 of technical development.
My current compact camera has a lower resolution than I would like, so when the opportunity came to try this I jumped at it.
Firstly - it takes very nice photographs. The colours are good, with the primary colours having quite an impact. If anybody out there has ever used Velvia film, that's the kind of colour reproduction I have seen in sunny conditions. In bright conditions it does tend to be slightly darker than it should in some shadows, but I'm just being picky. And at 18 megapixels, I suspect the pictures could be printed at A3 size quite well. Certainly zooming in on a computer screen show a wealth of fine detail.
For a compact it is a little weighty, but there is an awful lot in this little package. Some of it necessary, some of it frivolous. Will anybody really read the Shooting Tip List? It isn't anything you can't find in a basic photography magazine or on the Web.
Having said that - that is an indicator of the market this camera is aimed at - the 'happy snapper' who just wants something to take good quality images without too much work. And it can do that in spades.
It is possible to customise it to the nth degree, but left to most of the defaults it will perform as most people want it.
A very good zoom lens, Good picture quality, good movie quality (the sound is OK, but it is a compact camera after all), easy to use.
The NFC functionality can transfer pictures to an Android phone, with the correct software installed.Read more ›
It is easy and convenient to use. The auto focus performance is impressively quick and accurate. The image stabilisation works well. I had to do a bit of head scratching to figure out how to use fully manual settings, but it was worth the effort. Last night I took some amazing photos of the moon, showing lots of clear detail of craters and other features on the surface.
The camera seems to be well made, and the battery life is very good.
Overall I am very well pleased with my purchase of the Sony Cybershot WX500. I am sure it will prove to be a very useful piece of equipment when I am out and about, and do not want to carry a larger camera.
As an experiment I took the same photos using both cameras in my garden. I found the sunlit areas on both cameras still saturated and with no detail whatsoever. Also the increase in level of fine detail between both cameras was very marginal. Certainly not enough to justify paying this amount of money.
I find the sensor in this camera is woeful. They've attached a huge 30x zoom, but haven't improved the sensor sufficiently. In fact the sensor on this camera is the same size as the WX5. In practice I found that pictures which contain shaded areas contained some detail on my previous camera, but come out very dark on this camera when fully zoomed out.
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Takes some working out for wi-fi use but take excellent photographsPublished 3 months ago by Keith Ward
A birthday present for my other half. A good product with excellent results. A menu system that can be confusing at first but very intuitive.Published 3 months ago by P. Henniker
Bought this a s a present for my daughter - now I'm buying one for me. A brilliant camera!Published 3 months ago by David G. Rose
Favorite camera. Works everyday, is simple to understand, and makes vlogging and filming my life a lot easier.Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
A good camera which takes good photos. The number of modes on this camera take some getting use to, but they are well worth taking the time to use. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer