Product code: 82927003
The Sony WX500 is a compact camera which makes sure you always look your best when shooting handheld or recording images. With its titlable LCD screen, PlayMemories Camera apps and wireless sharing capabilities, this camera packs in a lot to provide more fun with performance.
Quality images Packed in to its compact form is a high-performance CMOS image sensor, lightning-quick image processor and a legendary lens. The ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T 30x optical zoom lens will capture clear, sharp images with minimal distortion across a 24-720m range. This is further supported by the BIONZ image processing engine which reproduces more realistic detail and colour in images with less diffraction and noise. And taking in more light for even more details is the back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor with 18.2 effective megapixels.
Tiltable LCD monitor & creative options Comfortably take a selfie or shoot at a lower position with the high-resolution LCD monitor which can be tilted up to 180 degrees. And with Beauty Effect, you can retouch portraits to smooth skin, tone skin, widen eyes and brighten teeth. You can even change a photo’s look with Photo Creativity which allows you to alter the appearance of stills and movies with simple, intuitive changes to settings for brightness, colour, vividness and Picture Effect.
Fast Intelligent AF For capturing movement with ease is an extra-speedy and precise Fast Intelligent AF which is driven by an improved spatial object detection algorithm releasing a more optimal and accurate lens drive.
Intelligent Active Mode Featuring Sony’s advanced frame-analysis technology and 5-axis image stabilisation, Intelligent Active Mode compensates for camera shake. This reduces the blurriness which tends to occur in images when shooting handheld or when in action.
Movie recording Capture movies with the new XAVC S format which details extra-smooth action and high-quality sound. Whether you are shooting in this format or in 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.
Wi-Fi & NFC Lose the cords and cables – Wi-Fi and NFC capability lets you instantly connect to smartphones and tablets. Simply download the free PlayMemories Mobile App, touch it to your Android smartphone or tablet, and create a connection that lets you transfer photos, remotely control the camera's shutter release, and instantly receive the captured image via Wi-Fi.
This kit includes the Sony LCJ-HWA Jacket Camera Case:
Protect your WX500 and take stunning snaps at the same time with this finely-crafted Jacket Camera Case. Coming with a body case, lens jacket and shoulder strap, the hardy leather-look material will keep your camera scuff-free on your travels. The body case protrudes to give you a firm, stable grip when you're shooting, while the seamless double hook design lets the lens jacket flip open from the front or back. This case lets you tilt your screen, plug in a USB and attach a tripod too so you don't have to compromise convenience for security.
- Accessories Included
- Case LCJ-HWA, Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1, AC AdaptorAC-UB10C/UB10D, Micro USB cable, Wrist Strap, Instruction Manual, AC Power Code
This feature fixes onto the main subject and enhances focus on a snap's hot spots
- Battery Size & Number
- Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1
- Battery life
An estimate of how long the battery lasts before needing recharging, based on standard tasks and usage
- Up to 400 shots / 200 minutes
- Built In Flash
- Camera Type
- Digital Compact
- Care instructions
- Included in packaging
- USB 2.0, Micro HMDI, Wi-Fi, NFC
- Continuous Shooting Speed
Continuous Shooting Speed
The amount of frames per second that can be shot in continuous shooting mode, useful for fast moving subjects
- H58.1 x W101.6 x D35.5cm
- Direct printing
Can connect to a compatible digital camera to print without the need to use a computer.
- 3" LCD display & Vari angle screen
- Exclusive to John Lewis
- Face Detection
Automatically detects faces and optimises focus, so they're the main subject of a snap
- File Formats
Allows your camera to detect and record where a picture is taken, perfect for holiday snaps
- Hard drive
Stores files like videos and images, and programmes such as games. A portion of this may already be allocated to data like your operating system
- Image Megapixels
- Image Stabilisation
Irons out blur and shake, so your shots are super-sharp and your videos are stable
- Lens Aperture
Measures the lens' light exposure. This affects the depth of field (the distance beween the nearest and furthest objects that can be kept in focus)
- 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))
- Lens Details
- ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* Lens, 11 elements in 10 groups (5aspheric element)
- Lens Size
The distance from the sensor and the optical centre of the lens when focused to infinity. A smaller focal length will generally result in a wider angle of view
Enables extreme close-up shots of small subjects like insects or plants
- Manufacturer Part Number (MPN)
- Maximum ISO Rating
Maximum ISO Rating
Defines the sensor's light sensitivity and therefore performance in low light settings. Greater ISO numbers indicate more light sensitivity, though may lead to more grain or noise in the image
- Memory Card Type
- SD, SDHC, SDXC
- Model name / number
- NFC enabled
Devices with NFC (Near Field Connection) can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
- Night recording
Ability to record at night or in complete darkness by using built-in infrared illumination
- Night Scene
- Power Supply
- Li-ion NP-BX1 battery
- Red-Eye Reduction
Reduces red-eye effect in portraits and group photos
- Screen size
The size of the device's screen, usually measured diagonally in inches
- Self Timer
Delays taking the picture for a few seconds, ideal for self portraits or group pictures
- Sensor Size
- 1/2.3 type (7.82mm
- Sensor Type
- Exmor R CMOS sensor
- Shooting Modes
- 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
- Shutter Speeds
The amount of time is takes for the shutter to open and close. High speed lets you freeze action completely, slower ones allow motion blur
- iAuto (4" - 1/2000) / Program Auto (1" - 1/2000) / Aperture Priority (8" - 1/2000) / Shutter Priority (30" - 1/2000) / Manual (30" - 1/2000)
- Smile Detection
- Sweep Panorama
- Touch Screen
- Tripod Thread
- Video Resolution
The interface you look through to compose and focus your picture. Not all modern digital cameras will feature a physical viewfinder as well
Unpackaged weight of the product
- Wi-Fi enabled
- Zoom (digital)
Enlarges video captured by the optical zoom and makes it seem even closer. This involves zooming in on an existing image, so it gives slightly less detailed results than an equivalent optical zoom
- Zoom (optical)
Allows you to zoom the image closer to the subject. Optical zooms feature physically moving lens components, so it maintains the image quality as you zoom in. Digitial zooms essentially crop an existing image, so may lose image quality as they zoom in
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- International Delivery
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