Sony Cyber-Shot WX500 Camera, HD 1080p, 18.2MP, 30x Optical Zoom, Wi-Fi, NFC, 3" Vari Angle LCD Screen with Jacket Camera Case, Black

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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
Autofocus Information This feature fixes onto the main subject and enhances focus on a snap's hot spots
Battery life Information How long the battery lasts for (and if applicable) until it needs recharging
Up to 400 shots / 200 minutes
Battery Size & Number
Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1
Built In Flash
Camera Type
Digital Compact
Care instructions
Included in packaging
USB 2.0, Micro HMDI, Wi-Fi, NFC
Continuous Shooting Speed Information The amount of frames per second that can be shot in continuous shooting mode
H58.1 x W101.6 x D35.5cm
Direct printing Information 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 Information Automatically detects faces and optimises focus, so they're the main subject/s of a snap
File Formats
GPS Information Allows your camera to detect and record where a picture is taken
Hard drive Information Stores files and programmes. A portion of this may already be consumed by pre-installed data.
Image Megapixels
Image Stabilisation Information Irons out blur and shake, so your shots are super-sharp
Lens Aperture Information Measures the lens' light exposure and, thus, depth of field
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 Size Information Also known as focal length, this is the distance from the sensor and the optical centre of the lens when focused to infinity
Lens Type Information Whether it zoom, wide-angle or telephoto, different lens types serve different purposes
ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* Lens, 11 elements in 10 groups (5aspheric element)
Macro Information Extreme close-up shots of small subjects like insects or plants
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN)
Maximum ISO Rating Information Defines the sensor's light sensitivity and, thus, performance in low-light settings
Memory Card Type
Model name / number
NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
Night recording Information Ability to record at night or in complete darkness by using built-in infrared illumination
Power Supply
Li-ion NP-BX1 battery
Red-Eye Reduction Information Shuts outs red-eye in portraits and group photos
Screen size Information Measured diagonally.
Self Timer Information Lets you run into your own pictures by delaying it being taken by a few seconds after the shutter is pressed
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 Information 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 Information Lets you attach a tripod to the camera's frame
Video Resolution
Viewfinder Information The interface you look through to compose and focus your picture
0.2-type electronic viewfinder
Weight Information Unpackaged weight
Wi-Fi enabled
Zoom (digital) Information Enlarges video captured by the optical zoom and makes it seem even closer
Zoom (optical) Information Higher the zoom, the closer you can get to the subject. In optical, the lens physically moves, maintaining more quality than digital zoom.


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