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Sony Cyber-SHOT DSC-WX500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 546 reviews of Sony Cyber-SHOT DSC-WX500. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and performance. The zoom and portability also get good reviews, whereas there are some negative opinions about the viewfinder.

usability, portability, zoom, performance, size

viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-SHOT DSC-WX500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Cyber-SHOT DSC-WX500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of Sony Cyber-SHOT DSC-WX500 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the performance and image quality. The screen and usability also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the viewfinder, and some have doubts about the sensor and reliability.

portability, usability, screen, image quality, performance

reliability, sensor

84% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Cyber-SHOT DSC-WX500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 user reviews of Sony Cyber-SHOT DSC-WX500 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the usability and performance. The zoom and image quality also get good feedback.

portability, image quality, zoom, performance, usability

75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2019

Expert review by : Angela Nicholson (techradar.com)

Sony WX500 review

 

Sony's more affordable new travel zoom leaves out some of the luxuries of the HX90

30x optical zoom ; Tilting screen ; Small size considering the feature set

No viewfinder ; No raw recording ; No touch-screen

If the HX90 didn't exist the WX500 would seem very attractive. It has an excellent specification and should deliver the same image quality as the HX90, but the lack of a viewfinder could be an issue in sunny conditions.

Apr, 2015

Recommended

Expert review by : Joshua Waller (ephotozine.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 Review

 

Reviewed, the compact Sony Cyber-shot WX500 with a 30x optical zoom lens.

30x optical zoom lens ; Tilting 3inch screen ; Incredibly compact considering the 30x optical zoom lens ; Good colour and reliable exposure ; Optical image stabilisation ; Fast continuous shooting ; Very good battery life

Lacks front grip ; Noise in all images (although not too excessive at ISO400 or below) ; Competitors are available for less

The Sony Cyber-shot WX500 (and HX90 ), is the smallest digital camera available with a 30x optical zoom lens. The camera gives bright colourful images and is easy to use, as well as being quick, with a fast continuous shooting mode. Noise is a concern,...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : William Chambers (steves-digicams.com)

Sony DSC-WX500

 

Sony has just launched two new powerful Cyber-shot models, the DSC-WX500 and DSC-HX90V, which both share the label of the world's "smallest 30x optical zoom compact camera" (as of 4/13/2015). Offering nearly identical specifications, these two new...

Apr, 2015

Recommended

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 Review

 

Want a 30x optical zoom in the smallest possible package? Sony has the camera for you. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 isn't much larger than the 20x WX350, yet it packs 30x zoom, a tiltable screen, a pop-up flash and a colossal 400-shot capacity...

Compact cameras with 30x optical zoom are becoming fairly commonplace, but the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 stands out from the crowd by being noticeably smaller than the competition. It’s a pity this comes at the expense of ergonomics though, as the...

Sep, 2015

Expert review by : Mike Tomkins (imaging-resource.com)

Sony WX500 Review

 

Enthusiasts looking for a far-reaching zoom compact that can fit in a pocket have an interesting option in the Sony HX90V, but what if you're more of a casual photographer who doesn't need every possible bell and whistle? That's where the Sony WX500...

Still images are stored only as sRGB JPEG-compressed files. Raw capture and the Adobe RGB color space aren't supported on this camera.

Apr, 2015

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Theano Nikitas (tomsguide.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 Review: Best Compact Camera

 

For $300, you get a lot of bang for your buck with the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500. And, its wide feature set and shooting options means that anyone in the family can use it — from snap shooters to savvy photographers. Running a close second is the Nikon...

Wide focal range ; Compact ; Built-in Wi-Fi ; Variety of mobile apps ; Flip-up LCD ; Built-in image stabilization

No viewfinder ; LCD difficult to see in bright sunlight

Small and portable, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 takes great pictures for a compact camera, and a wide range of mobile apps lets you add functionality and fun effects to your photos.

Jul, 2016

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

great camera,great zoom

 

i bought this a few weeks ago,so easy to use and excellent photos

Aug, 2019

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Easy to use.

 

Easy to use, despite being clearly advanced in its settings. The zoom is amazing and I have even been able to take excellent focused shots of the moon and local wildlife.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Great camera but!

 

I bought this thinking it would be very easy to use unfortunately quite technical I couldn't get it to link to the internet for the WiFi. I am a techno person but this beat me so returned it. If you know what you are doing it's a very beautiful camera...

Jun, 2019

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Excellent camera.

 

All round excellent performer. I have it in White . Picture quality is good. Video Good. It's Compact and easy to carry in pocket. Excellent Travel Camera. Unable to see on screen in bright light. ( But no different to Others)

May, 2019

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