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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S500

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S500
alaScore 82

176 reviews

Oct, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 176 reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S500. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S500 from The average user rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

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Oct, 2019

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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S500 Digital Camera Review


If you are looking for a digital camera packed with technology to help you produce beautiful shots, yet easy to use and competitively priced, the Sony Cyber-shot S500 could be perfect for you.

The Cyber-shot S500 is a great all-round digital camera that is ideal for beginners and those starting out with digital technology.

Feb, 2009

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Sony DSC S500


Digital cameras do not come much easier to use than the Sony DSC S500. This is really the entry level camera in the Sony range. It has six megapixels and a three times zoom lens.

Ease of use

Red eye ; Shutter lag

Overall the Sony DSC S500 is a bit of a disappointment to me. I was unable to produce a set of test photos up to the usual standard I see from Sony. It is not easy to find high quality digital cameras in this price range and although this camera is...

Nov, 2006

Expert review by : Rasesh Tanna (

Sony Cybershot S500


Sony have launched the new 6Megapixel camera, the S500. Sony S600 was allready launched in early 2005s. The S600 is available at the moment for about $140 or less. Although the S500 has less memory i.e. only 24Mb instead of the old one carry 32Mb. The...

Jun, 2006

Expert review by : Sudeep Naik (

Sony Cyber-shot S500


With Sony Cyber-shot S500, you can grab a bunch of features with fitted-to-the-pocket budget and go clicking. Let's have a look.....

Compact, Good picture quality, Easy to use controls, Minimal noise in higher ISO settings

Low resolution LCD, LCD performs badly in outdoor lighting conditions, Buttons are sluggish at times, Movies recorded only at 320X240

Dec, 2006

Expert review by : Brad Soo (

Sony Cyber-Shot S500


Somewhere in the middle of this year, Sony quietly brought out their Cyber-shot S500 entry-level camera. This one has 6 effective megapixels, a 3X zoom lens and a 2.4 inch LCD. Despite that, it has more simplistic operation and lacks the high...

Large LCD with good visibility ; Fairly wide zoom lens ; Easy to use ; Very good image quality; especially noise control

Low LCD resolution ; Unresponsive buttons; plastic tripod mount ; Very limited continuous shooting, below average shot-to-shot ; Few features and functions for the price

The Sony Cyber-shot S500 features a large LCD (though with low resolution) and a fairly wide 3X zoom lens. Those are contradicted off by clunky performance in many areas. The camera has very few features and functions for its price as well which make...

Oct, 2006

Expert review by : Luuk Jurrien (

Sony Cybershot DSC-S500


There is more to consider when purchasing a digital still camera than pixels and price. The new Sony Cybershot DSC S500 model offers that and more. The Sony S500 is a remarkable combination of value, simplicity and performance that makes it a perfect...

Jun, 2006

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Sony Ericsson S500


Packing a lot of features into a relatively small form factor, the Sony Ericsson S500 also carries a price tag that is well within the budgets of a number of consumers. Along with an excellent sound clarity on inbound and outbound calls, the S500 has a...

Very fast user interface ; Camera produces clear shots ; Some of the best sound clarity available on a handheld device ; Lightweight and small ; ideal for a jeans pocket ; Versatile ringtone settings

Button display is small, will take some getting used to ; No Wi-Fi connectivity

The S500's music player also makes it a nice way to take favorite songs where you go. The speaker system (part of the handheld device) provides excellent listening conditions. Unlike some devices, the load time for each music file is very short, making...

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Sony Cybershot DSC-S500


Excellent for the money

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Aug, 2007

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SONY DSC-S500 Silver 6.0 MP 2.4" 110K TFT LCD 3X Optical Zoom Digital Camera


Great camera

no complaints yet

Dec, 2006

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6.0MP ....


I wouldn't purchase another one of these. It's not that it's a bad camera. The zoom / focus is just really poorly setup.

Nice camera. Cheap price

6.0MP focus sucks badly. I purchased two of them, and in 6.0MP mode they only focus when zoomed in completely. After searching sony's knowlege base and coming up empty, setting it to a lower setting was my only option

Dec, 2006

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