Sony DSCWX500 – compact camera with 30x optical zoom

Sony DSCWX500 camera
Sony DSCWX500 camera

Sony released new compact camera Sony DSCWX500 with 30x optical zoom. It is equipped with : ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* objective lens, Exmor R CMOS sensor with 1/2.3-inch size ( which is not very much for camera with such price ) and 18.2 MP effective resolution and BIONZ X image processor. It can shoot photos with 4896 × 3672 pixels maximal resolution and save them in JPEG format. Camera records videos in Full HD 1920 x 1080 60p/50p/28p and HD 60p/50p/28p modes and saves them in XAVC S, AVCHD format ver. 2.0 compatible and MP4 formats. Its TFT LCD display has 2.95-inch size and 921.6K dots resolution and can rotate under different angles. Camera does not support manual focus and exposure settings, which makes it unusable for astro photo. One charge of its Li-ion battery is enough for making of 400 photos. Camera supports Wi-Fi connections for photos and videos transmitting to mobile devices and for remote control of camera from smartphone. It has following connectors : USB 2.0 for data transmitting and battery recharging and Micro HDMI for images viewing on screens of TV or monitor. Package contains : Sony DSCWX500 camera itself, Li-ion battery, recharger, USB cable, strap on hand and user’s guide. Overall : it is good fully automatic camera for persons, who does not like to go into details of professional photo, who need 30x optical zoom and tilting display; the other advantage : it is Sony. But it is worth to note, that there are much cheaper good automatic cameras and for such amount of money there is ability to buy semi-professional camera, which will give much more opportunities.

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