Full Specifications and Features



Rs. 22,990

(incl. of all taxes)


Sensor type
1/2.3 type (7.82mm) Exmor R™ CMOS sensor
Number of Pixels (Effective)
Approx. 21.1 Megapixels
Number of Pixels (Gross)
Approx. 18.2 Megapixels


Lens type
ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* Lens, 11 elements in 10 groups (5aspheric element)
F-number (Maximum Aperture)
F3.5 (W) – 6.4 (T)
Focal length
f=4.1-123 mm
Focus Range (From the Front of the Lens)
iAuto: AF (W: Approx. 5cm (0.16 ft.) to Infinity, T: Approx. 250cm (8.20 ft.) to Infinity), Program Auto: AF (W: Approx. 5cm (0.16 ft.) to Infinity, T: Approx. 250cm (8.20 ft.) to Infinity)
Optical zoom
30x (Optical Zoom during movie recording)
Clear Image Zoom (Still Image)
Still Images: 18M Approx.60x / 10M Approx.80x / 5.0M Approx.113x / VGA Approx.459x / 13M(16:9) Approx.60x / 2.1M(16:9) Approx.153x, Movies: Approx. 60x (*1)
Digital Zoom (Still Image)
Up to 120x (VGA)
Aperture Type
Iris diaphragm (5 blades)
Digital Zoom
Still images: 18M Approx.120x / 10M Approx.161x / 5.0M Approx.226x / VGA Approx.459x / 13M(16:9) Approx.120x / 2.1M(16:9) Approx.306x, Movies: Approx. 120x (*1)
Focal Length (f=) 35mm format equivalent
Still images: 3:2: f=25-750mm, 4:3: f=24-720mm, 16:9: f=26.5-795mm, 1:1: f=27.5-825mm, Movies: 16:9: f=26.5-795mm (SteadyShot Standard), f=28-1180mmmm (SteadyShot Active), f=31-1210mm (SteadyShot InteligentActive), 4:3: f=32.5-975mm (SteadyShot Standard), f=34.5-1450mm (SteadyShot Active), 38-1480mm (SteadyShot InteligentActive)


Screen type
7.5cm (3.0-type) (4:3) / 921,600 dots / Xtra Fine / TFT LCD
Brightness Control
Manual (5 steps)
Adjustable Angle
Up by approx. 180 degrees


Brightness Control
Manual (5 steps)


Image Processing Engine
Still images: Optical, Movies: Intelligent Active Mode, Optical type with electronic compensation, , Anti Rolling type
Focus Type
Contrast detection AF
Focus Mode
Single-shot AF, Continuous AF(Advanced sports & Movie Only)
Focus Area
Wide Center, Flexible Spot (S/M/L), Expanded Flexible Spot
Light Metering Mode
Multi Pattern, Center Weighted, Spot
Exposure Compensation
+/- 3.0 EV, 1/3 EV step
ISO Sensitivity (Still Image)(Recommended Exposure Index)
Auto: (ISO80-3200), 80/100/200/400/800/1600/3200, Multi-Frame NR: Auto(ISO80-3200 same as selected range in Auto), 100/200/400/800/1600/3200/6400*2 /12800*2
ISO Sensitivity (Movie)
Auto:(ISO80-1600Level) / High Sensitivity: (ISO80-3200)
Minimum Illumination (Movie)
Auto: 12lux (Shutter Speed 1/30) / High Sensitivity: 6lux (Shutter Speed 1/30)
White Balance Modes
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluor.: Cool White, Fluor.: Day White, Fluor.: Daylight, Flash, Custom, One Push, One Push Set
Shutter Speed
iAuto (4 - 1/2000) , Program Auto (1 - 1/2000), Aperture Priority (8 - 1/2000), Shutter Priority (30 - 1/2000), Manual (30 - 1/2000) (*3)
iAuto (F3.5-F6.3(W)) / Program Auto (F3.5-F6.3(W) ) / Manual (F3.5-F8.0(W)) / Aperture Priority (F3.5-F8.0(W)) / Sutter Priority (F3.5-F6.3(W))
Image Control
Noise Reduction
Long exposure NR, Multi Frame NR: Auto, ISO100-12800
Shooting Mode
Intelligent Auto, Superior Auto, Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure, MR(Memory Recall) 1,2,3, Movie Mode (Intelligent Auto/Scene Selection), Panorama, Scene Selection
Scene Selection
Portrait, Advanced Sports Shooting, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Handheld Twilight, Night Portrait, Anti Motion Blur, Backlight Correction HDR, Pet Mode, Gourmet, Beach, Snow, Fireworks, Soft Skin, High Sensitivity
Continuous Shooting Speed (maximum) (with max. recording pixels)
Approx. 10 fps (for up to 10 shots) (*4)
Off / 10 sec. / 5 sec. / 2 sec. / 3 consecutive shots with 10 sec. 5 sec. or 2 sec. delay selectable
Drive Modes
Single, Continuous shooting, Self-timer, Self-timer(cont.)
Panorama (Shooting)
Intelligent Sweep Panorama (supports 360 format)
Picture Effect
Still images: Toy camera, Pop Color, Posterization, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Color, High Contrast Mono., Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Richtone Monochrome, Miniature Watercolor, Illustration
Auto Image Rotation
Number of Recognised Scenes
Still images: Superior Auto: 44 , iAuto: 33, Movies: Intelligent Auto: 44
Flash Red-Eye Correction
On / Off


Flash Mode
Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off, Rear Sync.
Flash type
Built-in, manual pop-up
AF Illuminator
Flash Range
ISO Auto: Approx.0.3m to5.4m (W) / Approx.2.5m to 3.0m (T)


Compatible Recording Media
Memory Stick™ Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo™, Memory Stick PRO Duo™ (High Speed), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™, Memory Stick™ Micro*5, Memory Stick™ Micro (Mark2)*5, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card(UHS-I), SDXC Memory Card(UHS-I), microSD Memory Card*5, microSDHC Memory Card*5, microSDXC Memory Card*5 (*6)
Recording Format
Still images: JPEG(DCF Ver.2.0,Exif Ver.2.3,MPF Baseline compliant), Movies: SAVC S, AVCHD format Ver.2.0 compatible, MP4
Recording Format (Movie Audio)
XAVC S:LPCM 2ch, AVCHD:Dolby® Digital (AC-3) 2ch (Dolby® Digital Stereo Creator), MP4:MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
Colour Space (Still)
Movie Recording Mode (NTSC)
NTSC Mode: AVCHD (up to 1,920 x 1,080/60p at 28 Mbps)/XAVC S (up to 1,920 x 1,080/60p at 50 Mbps)/MP4 (up to 1,920 x 1,080/60fps at 28 Mbps); PAL Mode: AVCHD (up to 1,920 x 1,080/50p at 28 Mbps)/XAVC S (up to 1,920 x 1,080/50p at 50 Mbps)/MP4 (up to 1,920 x 1,080/50fps at 28 Mbps)
Movie Recording Mode
PAL Mode: AVCHD (up to 1,920 x 1,080/50p at 28 Mbps)/XAVC S (up to 1,920 x 1,080/50p at 50 Mbps)/MP4 (up to 1,920 x 1,080/50fps at 28 Mbps)
Movie recording mode
PAL: AVCHD: 28M PS(1920 x 1080/50p) / 24M F x (1920 x 1080/50i) / 17M FH(1920 x 1080/50i) / 24M F x (1920 x 1080/25p) / 17M FH(1920 x 1080/25p) / x AVC S: 50p 50M(1920 x 1080/50p) / 25p 50M(1920 x 1080/25p) / MP4: 28M(1920 x 1080/50fps) / 16M(1920 x 1080/25fps) / 6M(1280 x 720/25fps) NTSC: AVCHD: 28M PS(1920 x 1080/60p) / 24M F x (1920 x 1080/60i) / 17M FH(1920 x 1080/60i) / 24M F x (1920 x 1080/24p) / 17M FH(1920 x 1080/24p) / x AVC S: 60p 50M(1920 x 1080/60p) / 30p 50M(1920 x 1080/30p) / 24p 50M(1920 x 1080/24p)/ MP4: 28M(1920 x 1080/60fps) / 16M(1920 x 1080/30fps) / 6M(1280 x 720/30fps)
Still Image Resolution
3:2 mode: 16M (4,896×3,264) / 8.9M (3,648×2,432) / 4.5M (2,592×1,728), 4:3 mode: 18M (4,896×3,672) / 10M (3,648×2,736) / 5M (2,592×1,944) / VGA, 16:9 mode: 13M (4,896×2,752) / 7.5M (3,648×2,056) / 2.1M (1,920×1,080), 1:1 mode: 13M (3,664×3,664) / 7.5M (2,736×2,736) / 3.7M (1,920×1,920), Sweep Panorama: Wide (7,152×1,080/4,912×1,920), Standard (4,912×1,080/3,424×1,920), 360 (11,520×1,080)
Number of Recording Pixels (Image Size)
3:2: 16M(4,896x3,264) / 8.9M(3,648x2,432) / 4.5M(2,592x1,728), 4:3:18M(4,896x3,672) / 10M(3,648x2,736) / 5M(2,592x1,944) / VGA, 16:9: 13M(4,896x2,752) / 7.5M(3,648x2,056) / 2.1M(1,920x1,080), 1:1: 13M(3,664x3,664) / 7.5M(2,736x2,736) / 3.7M(1,920x1,920), Sweep Panorama: Wide(7,152x1,080 / 4,912x1,920),Standard(4,912x1,080 / 3,424x1,920), 360°(11,520x1,080)


Input and output terminals
Multi/Micro USB Terminal*7 , Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0), Micro HDMI
NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch remote, One-touch sharing
Yes(IEEE802.11b/g/n(2.4GHz band))
Wireless capabilities
NFC One-touch functionality, Wi-Fi


Power Source
DC3.6V (supplied battery) / DC5.0V (supplied AC Adaptor)
Battery System
Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1 (supplied)
Power Consumption (Camera Mode)
Approx. 1.4 W
USB Charge/USB Power Supply
Yes (with supplied AC Adaptor and supplied Battery)
Battery Life(Still Images)
Still images*8: Approx. 200 / Approx. 100min, Movies (actual shooting)*9 *10: Approx. 75min(In [MP4 28M] mode, max. continuous shooting time is approx. 20 min. and max. file size is 4GB.), Movies (continuous shooting)*9: Approx. 110 min(In [MP4 28M] mode, max. continuous shooting time is approx. 20 min. and max. file size is 4GB.)*11
Supplied Battery
Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1


Playmemories Camera Apps
Photo Creativity
Shooting Functions
Face Detection, Face Registration, Smile Shutter, Grid Line, Zebra, Marker Display, Micref Level, Self-portrait timer
Playback Functions
Beauty Effect, BRAVIA™ Sync (Control for HDMI), 9/25-frame index view, Slideshow, Forward/Rewind (Movie), Delete, Protect, Motion Shot Video, TRILUMINOS Color*13, 4K image output
Operating Temprature
Approx. 0°C to 40°C (32F° to 104F°)
Playback Zoom
Depends on Image Size


Exif Print, PRINT Image Matching (PIM3)

Size & Weight

Dimensions (W x H x D) (CIPA)
Approx. 101.6 x 58.1 x 35.5 mm
Weight (CIPA)
Approx. 209 g (Body only), Approx. 236 g (With battery and media)


*1 Optical zoom from the wide side., *2 Achieved by using "By Pixel Super Resolution" technology and overlay burst shooting., *3 When ISO sensitivity is higher than IS0 3200, the slowest shutter speed limit is 1/4 sec. Manual setting of ISO sensitivity to lower than ISO 3200 is necessary to set shutter speed slower than 1/4. , *4 You may not be able to shoot images in Burst mode depending on the Shooting mode.,*5 With Adaptor (optional), *6 For movies, compatible Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark2), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo,Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, Memory Stick Micro (Mark2), SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card or microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC card (Class 4 or faster speed is recommended) can be used. , *7 Supports Micro USB compatible device., *8 The LCD screen is turned on, shooting once every 30 seconds, the zoom is switched alternately between the W and T ends the flash strobes once every two times, the power turns on and off once every ten times., *9 Continuous shooting is possible for approximately 29 minutes (limited by product specifications,default setting)., *10 Indication recording time, which is defined by repeating the cycle: Power on, start recording, zoom (except RX1), stand-by, power off., *11 Based on non-stop recording until the limit (29 minutes or 4GB) has been reached, and then continued recording again. Shooting functions such as zoom will not be available., *12 Services vary by country., *13 Models capable of extended-gamut recording and HDMI transmission function for both still images and movies.

Colour Options


What's In The Box

  • Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1, Micro USB cable, Wrist Strap, Instruction Manual, AC Power Cord


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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 perfectly clear: this 24–720 mm 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.

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Exmor R® CMOS sensor for extra sensitivity

The more light that is allowed to strike a sensor, the more brilliant 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.

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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 truer colours and textures with exceptional precision in real time.

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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.

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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.

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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-enabled 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.

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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 or to adjust background blur, for example. Photo Creativity also lets you intuitively make adjustments to brightness, colour, vividness and other image characteristics.

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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 format.

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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 approx. 400 stills or record approx. 75 minutes of movie footage, so you won't miss out on a great photo opportunity.

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Match colour to suit your style

The WX500 is available in black, white or red. Also, a soft Sony camera case/lens jacket/shoulder strap set is a practical, stylish optional accessory in your choice of three colours to suit your mood or camera.

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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-axis 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.

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Customisable settings for personal command

Assign frequently used functions (Focus mode, White Balance, Picture Effect etc.) to customisable buttons and keys for quicker, easier access to such functions while shooting. For example, you can assign 12 functions to the Function button, then press it, choose a function and adjust function parameters via the control ring or rear control wheel.

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Extra-speedy & precise Fast Intelligent AF

An improved spatial object detection algorithm realises a more optimal and accurate lens drive to make AF even faster, for capturing more fleeting moments with ease.

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PlayMemories Camera Apps add personality

Enhance your creative expression with PlayMemories Camera Apps, offering a growing range of enjoyable applications that are easy to download. Not only do these apps give you greater functionality — they are the ultimate means of personalising your camera to fulfil your photographic aims. Note: Services availability depends on region.

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Works with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X

This product is compatible with Final Cut Pro X and iMovie.