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Sony Cyber-SHOT DSC-WX500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 536 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. Comments about the image quality and zoom are generally positive. The performance and portability also get good feedback, but there are some critical reviews about the viewfinder.

usability, portability, performance, zoom, image quality


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 ( review summary for Sony Cyber-SHOT DSC-WX500


alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of Sony Cyber-SHOT DSC-WX500 from 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 Reviewers are impressed by the performance and image quality. The screen and usability are also appreciated. Comments are divided on the viewfinder, while some have doubts about the sensor and reliability.

portability, usability, screen, image quality, performance

reliability, sensor

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

Jul, 2020

Consumer review ( review summary for Sony Cyber-SHOT DSC-WX500


alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 user reviews of Sony Cyber-SHOT DSC-WX500 from 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 Views about the usability and performance are on the whole positive. The zoom and image quality are also mentioned favorably.

portability, image quality, zoom, performance, usability

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

Jul, 2020

Expert review by : William Chambers (

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


Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (

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 (

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

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Expert review by : Theano Nikitas (

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

Expert review by : Angela Nicholson (

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


Expert review by : Joshua Waller (

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

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A good all-rounder


I was considering buying a longish telephoto lens for my CSC camera, but was put off by the high cost. So decided to try a compact camera with a long zoom lens, as a cheaper alternative, as I do not expect to use the long zoom facility very often. I...

Jan, 2016

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handy snapper


bought mine recently as a replacement, so pleased with it. its lightweight and small but takes such great pictures. Just the job when you don't want to be lugging a larger camera about. the images are crystal clear, colourful and sharp.

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (

Perfect pocket super-zoom


I purchased this camera prior to a holiday in Italy. I was fed up of carrying a large camera strapped round my neck and was looking for a versatile quality camera that I could pop in my pocket. I bought the camera in the departure lounge at Gatwick...

Oct, 2015

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Absolutely delighted with this camera


I like to take a compact camera with me when bird-watching and garden-visiting. I want something unobtrusive that I can pretty much point and shoot, but that will deliver high-quality pictures. This fits the bill perfectly. The colours and stability of...

Sep, 2015

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