Alt Model #
DSC-WX500 (Red) : DSC-WX500/RCE32
DSC-WX500 (Black) : DSC-WX500/BCE32
DSC-WX500 (White) : DSC-WX500/WCE32
Series #
DSC-WX500 (Red) : Cyber Shot (Big zoom)
DSC-WX500 (Black) : Cyber Shot (Big zoom)
DSC-WX500 (White) : Cyber Shot (Big zoom)
DSC-WX500 (Red)
DSC-WX500 (Black)
DSC-WX500 (White)
Highlights
Lens
DSC-WX500 (Red) :  Zeiss Lens
DSC-WX500 (Black) :  Zeiss Lens
DSC-WX500 (White) :  Zeiss Lens
DSC-WX500 (Red) : Point and Shoot
DSC-WX500 (Black) : Point and Shoot
DSC-WX500 (White) : Point and Shoot
Point and Shoot: Compact Digital Camera
Camera Effective Pixels
DSC-WX500 (Red) : 21.1 MP
DSC-WX500 (Black) : 21.1 MP
DSC-WX500 (White) : 21.1 MP
Recording Media
DSC-WX500 (Red) : Memory Stick Micro (Mark2), Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick Micro*5, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo High Speed, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, microSDHC Memory Card*5, SD, SDHC, SDXC
DSC-WX500 (Black) : Memory Stick Micro (Mark2), Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick Micro*5, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo High Speed, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, microSDHC Memory Card*5, SD, SDHC, SDXC
DSC-WX500 (White) : Memory Stick Micro (Mark2), Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick Micro*5, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo High Speed, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, microSDHC Memory Card*5, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Optical Zoom
DSC-WX500 (Red) : 30x
DSC-WX500 (Black) : 30x
DSC-WX500 (White) : 30x
Warranty(Months)
DSC-WX500 (Red) : 24
DSC-WX500 (Black) : 24
DSC-WX500 (White) : 24
Design
Color
DSC-WX500 (Red) : Red
DSC-WX500 (Black) : Black
DSC-WX500 (White) : White
Best suited for
DSC-WX500 (Red) : Semi-Professional
DSC-WX500 (Black) : Semi-Professional
DSC-WX500 (White) : Semi-Professional
Lens
DSC-WX500 (Red) : F3.5 (W) – 6.4 (T)
DSC-WX500 (Black) : F3.5 (W) – 6.4 (T)
DSC-WX500 (White) : F3.5 (W) – 6.4 (T)

These are different aperture values f/1.4, f/2, f/2.8, f/4, f/5.6, f/8 (high to low) It is calibrated in f/stops and is generally written as numbers such as 1.4, 2, 2.8, 4, 5.6, 8, 11 and 16. The lower f/stops give more exposure because they represent the larger apertures, while the higher f/stops give less exposure because they represent smaller apertures.

A lens that has an aperture of f/1.2 or f/1.4 as the maximum aperture is considered to be a fast lens, because it can pass through more light. This is the reason behind using lenses with large apertures that better suits low light photography.

Battery
Battery Type
DSC-WX500 (Red) : Rechargeable Battery NP-BX1
DSC-WX500 (Black) : Rechargeable Battery NP-BX1
DSC-WX500 (White) : Rechargeable Battery NP-BX1
Battery pack
DSC-WX500 (Red) : Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1
DSC-WX500 (Black) : Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1
DSC-WX500 (White) : Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1
AC adapter
DSC-WX500 (Red) : DC5.0V
DSC-WX500 (Black) : DC5.0V
DSC-WX500 (White) : DC5.0V
Battery life of still shooting
DSC-WX500 (Red) : Approx. 200 / Approx. 100 min
DSC-WX500 (Black) : Approx. 200 / Approx. 100 min
DSC-WX500 (White) : Approx. 200 / Approx. 100 min
Technical Details
Self Timer
DSC-WX500 (Red) : 10 s, 2 s, 3 Consecutive Shots with 10sec. 5sec. or 2sec. Delay Selectable,, 5 s, Off
DSC-WX500 (Black) : 10 s, 2 s, 3 Consecutive Shots with 10sec. 5sec. or 2sec. Delay Selectable,, 5 s, Off
DSC-WX500 (White) : 10 s, 2 s, 3 Consecutive Shots with 10sec. 5sec. or 2sec. Delay Selectable,, 5 s, Off
Flash Details
DSC-WX500 (Red) : Built In
DSC-WX500 (Black) : Built In
DSC-WX500 (White) : Built In
Image Sensor Size
DSC-WX500 (Red) : 7.82mm mm
DSC-WX500 (Black) : 7.82mm mm
DSC-WX500 (White) : 7.82mm mm
Flash Modes
DSC-WX500 (Red) : Auto, Flash Off, Flash On, Rear Sync, Slow Synchro
DSC-WX500 (Black) : Auto, Flash Off, Flash On, Rear Sync, Slow Synchro
DSC-WX500 (White) : Auto, Flash Off, Flash On, Rear Sync, Slow Synchro
Sensor Type
DSC-WX500 (Red) : 1/2.3 type (7.82mm)
DSC-WX500 (Black) : 1/2.3 type (7.82mm)
DSC-WX500 (White) : 1/2.3 type (7.82mm)
DSC-WX500 (Red) : iAuto (4 - 1/2000) , Program Auto (1 - 1/2000), Aperture Priority (8 - 1/2000), Shutter Priority (30 - 1/2000), Manual (30 - 1/2000) (*3)
DSC-WX500 (Black) : iAuto (4 - 1/2000) , Program Auto (1 - 1/2000), Aperture Priority (8 - 1/2000), Shutter Priority (30 - 1/2000), Manual (30 - 1/2000) (*3)
DSC-WX500 (White) : iAuto (4 - 1/2000) , Program Auto (1 - 1/2000), Aperture Priority (8 - 1/2000), Shutter Priority (30 - 1/2000), Manual (30 - 1/2000) (*3)

Shutter speed also referred as exposure time is the time when the camera shutter is opened to expose sensor to the light. There are some times when you require fast speeds like sports or action photography, but there are other times that you can slow things down a little and get some very nice results indeed.

Shutter speed is generally measured in fractions of a second. Eg: 1/250 means one two-hundred-and-fiftieth of a second or four milliseconds. Most modern DSLRs cameras have shutter speeds of up to 1/4000th of a second, while some high end cameras can handle much higher speeds of 1/8000th of a second and even faster than that. The longest shutter speed on most DSLRs is typically 30 seconds i.e. without using external remote triggers.

  • Probably the most common settings for a DSLR used outside are 125th/sec at F8 or 250th/sec at F8.
  • 30 seconds or more: Good for night shots
  • 1 second: If you are at a party or a capture a dance
  • Image Sensor and Processing
    Image Processing Type
    DSC-WX500 (Red) : BIONZ X
    DSC-WX500 (Black) : BIONZ X
    DSC-WX500 (White) : BIONZ X
    Type of Image Sensor
    DSC-WX500 (Red) : Exmor R CMOS sensor
    DSC-WX500 (Black) : Exmor R CMOS sensor
    DSC-WX500 (White) : Exmor R CMOS sensor
    Aspect Ratio
    DSC-WX500 (Red) : 16:9
    DSC-WX500 (Black) : 16:9
    DSC-WX500 (White) : 16:9
    White Balance
    DSC-WX500 (Red) : Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluor.: Cool White, Fluor.: Day White, Fluor.: Daylight, Flash, Custom, One Push, One Push Set
    DSC-WX500 (Black) : Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluor.: Cool White, Fluor.: Day White, Fluor.: Daylight, Flash, Custom, One Push, One Push Set
    DSC-WX500 (White) : Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluor.: Cool White, Fluor.: Day White, Fluor.: Daylight, Flash, Custom, One Push, One Push Set
    Camera User Interface
    DSC-WX500 (Red) : Viewfinder
    DSC-WX500 (Black) : Viewfinder
    DSC-WX500 (White) : Viewfinder
    A device on a camera showing the field of view of the lens, used in framing and focusing the picture.This is the view of the world through the camera, the small rectangle with black edges that shows you what part of the world the lens is looking at and whether it is in focus or not.
    Viewfinder: The viewfinder is the only important user interface on any camera.
    Interface
    DSC-WX500 (Red) : Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0), Micro HDMI
    DSC-WX500 (Black) : Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0), Micro HDMI
    DSC-WX500 (White) : Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0), Micro HDMI
    Autofocus
    Autofocus Type
    DSC-WX500 (Red) : Contrast Detection AF
    DSC-WX500 (Black) : Contrast Detection AF
    DSC-WX500 (White) : Contrast Detection AF
    Effective range
    DSC-WX500 (Red) : 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)
    DSC-WX500 (Black) : 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)
    DSC-WX500 (White) : 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)
    DSC-WX500 (Red) : AF Lock
    DSC-WX500 (Black) : AF Lock
    DSC-WX500 (White) : AF Lock
    It allows you to focus on the most important part of your scene you want to capture and then hold that focus while you recompose the shot, ensuring your final image has the correct parts in focus.
    Exposure Control
    DSC-WX500 (Red) : Multi Pattern, Center Weighted, Spot
    DSC-WX500 (Black) : Multi Pattern, Center Weighted, Spot
    DSC-WX500 (White) : Multi Pattern, Center Weighted, Spot
    The metering mode refers to the way in which a camera determines the exposure. Now-a-days camera comes with light “meter”, which is a sensor that measures the amount and intensity of light.Metering is all about how your camera determines what the correct shutter speed and aperture should be, depending on the amount of light that goes into the camera and the sensitivity of the sensor.
    DSC-WX500 (Red) : +/- 3.0 EV, 1/3 EV step
    DSC-WX500 (Black) : +/- 3.0 EV, 1/3 EV step
    DSC-WX500 (White) : +/- 3.0 EV, 1/3 EV step
    Exposure compensation is used to alter exposure from the value selected by the camera, making photographs brighter or darker.
    Connectivity
    Wireless LAN Standards Compliance
    DSC-WX500 (Red) : IEEE 802.11b/g/n
    DSC-WX500 (Black) : IEEE 802.11b/g/n
    DSC-WX500 (White) : IEEE 802.11b/g/n
    DSC-WX500 (Red) : NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch Remote, One-touch Sharing
    DSC-WX500 (Black) : NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch Remote, One-touch Sharing
    DSC-WX500 (White) : NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch Remote, One-touch Sharing
    For communication with smartphones or connection to Connect Station
    Monitor Details
    LCD Monitor Type
    DSC-WX500 (Red) : Xtra Fine
    DSC-WX500 (Black) : Xtra Fine
    DSC-WX500 (White) : Xtra Fine
    LCD Monitor size
    DSC-WX500 (Red) : 3 "
    DSC-WX500 (Black) : 3 "
    DSC-WX500 (White) : 3 "
    LCD Monitor dots
    DSC-WX500 (Red) : 921600 M
    DSC-WX500 (Black) : 921600 M
    DSC-WX500 (White) : 921600 M
    Playback
    Image Rotate
    DSC-WX500 (Red) : 
    DSC-WX500 (Black) : 
    DSC-WX500 (White) : 
    Movie Playback
    DSC-WX500 (Red) : 
    DSC-WX500 (Black) : 
    DSC-WX500 (White) : 
    Slide Show
    DSC-WX500 (Red) : 
    DSC-WX500 (Black) : 
    DSC-WX500 (White) : 
    Playback Modes
    DSC-WX500 (Red) :  4K Image Output, 9/25-Frame Index View, Beauty Effect, BRAVIA Sync, Delete, Forward/Rewind (Movie), Motion Shot Video, Protect, Slide Show, TRILUMINOS Color*13
    DSC-WX500 (Black) :  4K Image Output, 9/25-Frame Index View, Beauty Effect, BRAVIA Sync, Delete, Forward/Rewind (Movie), Motion Shot Video, Protect, Slide Show, TRILUMINOS Color*13
    DSC-WX500 (White) :  4K Image Output, 9/25-Frame Index View, Beauty Effect, BRAVIA Sync, Delete, Forward/Rewind (Movie), Motion Shot Video, Protect, Slide Show, TRILUMINOS Color*13
    Movie Shoot
    Shooting Functions
    DSC-WX500 (Red) : Face Detection, Face Registration, Grid Line, Marker Display, Micref Level, Self-portrait timer, Smile Shutter, Zebra
    DSC-WX500 (Black) : Face Detection, Face Registration, Grid Line, Marker Display, Micref Level, Self-portrait timer, Smile Shutter, Zebra
    DSC-WX500 (White) : Face Detection, Face Registration, Grid Line, Marker Display, Micref Level, Self-portrait timer, Smile Shutter, Zebra
    Movie Recording format
    DSC-WX500 (Red) : AVCHD, MP4
    DSC-WX500 (Black) : AVCHD, MP4
    DSC-WX500 (White) : AVCHD, MP4
    Audio Recording format
    DSC-WX500 (Red) : XAVC S:LPCM 2ch, AVCHD:Dolby® Digital (AC-3) 2ch (Dolby® Digital Stereo Creator), MP4:MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
    DSC-WX500 (Black) : XAVC S:LPCM 2ch, AVCHD:Dolby® Digital (AC-3) 2ch (Dolby® Digital Stereo Creator), MP4:MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
    DSC-WX500 (White) : XAVC S:LPCM 2ch, AVCHD:Dolby® Digital (AC-3) 2ch (Dolby® Digital Stereo Creator), MP4:MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
    Still Photo Shooting
    DSC-WX500 (Red) : 
    DSC-WX500 (Black) : 
    DSC-WX500 (White) : 
    Live View Shooting
    Focus Methods
    DSC-WX500 (Red) : Single-shot AF, Continuous AF(Advanced sports & Movie Only)
    DSC-WX500 (Black) : Single-shot AF, Continuous AF(Advanced sports & Movie Only)
    DSC-WX500 (White) : Single-shot AF, Continuous AF(Advanced sports & Movie Only)
    Continuous AF
    DSC-WX500 (Red) : 
    DSC-WX500 (Black) : 
    DSC-WX500 (White) : 
    Panasonic Special
    Focusing Area
    DSC-WX500 (Red) : Wide Center, Flexible Spot (S/M/L), Expanded Flexible Spot
    DSC-WX500 (Black) : Wide Center, Flexible Spot (S/M/L), Expanded Flexible Spot
    DSC-WX500 (White) : Wide Center, Flexible Spot (S/M/L), Expanded Flexible Spot
    Recording
    Recording Modes/ Creative Control mode
    DSC-WX500 (Red) : Intelligent Auto, Panorama, Program Auto, Scene Selection
    DSC-WX500 (Black) : Intelligent Auto, Panorama, Program Auto, Scene Selection
    DSC-WX500 (White) : Intelligent Auto, Panorama, Program Auto, Scene Selection
    Still Image Scene Mode
    DSC-WX500 (Red) : Anti Motion Blur, Backlight Correction HDR, Beach, Fireworks, Gourmet, Handheld Twilight, High Sensitivity, Landscape, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Pet, Portrait, Snow, Soft Skin, Sports, Sunset
    DSC-WX500 (Black) : Anti Motion Blur, Backlight Correction HDR, Beach, Fireworks, Gourmet, Handheld Twilight, High Sensitivity, Landscape, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Pet, Portrait, Snow, Soft Skin, Sports, Sunset
    DSC-WX500 (White) : Anti Motion Blur, Backlight Correction HDR, Beach, Fireworks, Gourmet, Handheld Twilight, High Sensitivity, Landscape, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Pet, Portrait, Snow, Soft Skin, Sports, Sunset
    Picture Style
    DSC-WX500 (Red) : HDR Painting, High Contrast Mono, Illustration, Miniature Effect, Partial Color, Pop Color, Poster Effect, Retro Photo, Richtone Monochrome, Soft Focus, Soft High-key, Toy Camera Effect, Watercolor
    DSC-WX500 (Black) : HDR Painting, High Contrast Mono, Illustration, Miniature Effect, Partial Color, Pop Color, Poster Effect, Retro Photo, Richtone Monochrome, Soft Focus, Soft High-key, Toy Camera Effect, Watercolor
    DSC-WX500 (White) : HDR Painting, High Contrast Mono, Illustration, Miniature Effect, Partial Color, Pop Color, Poster Effect, Retro Photo, Richtone Monochrome, Soft Focus, Soft High-key, Toy Camera Effect, Watercolor
    Weight & Dimensions
    Width
    DSC-WX500 (Red) : 101.6 mm
    DSC-WX500 (Black) : 101.6 mm
    DSC-WX500 (White) : 101.6 mm
    Depth
    DSC-WX500 (Red) : 35.5 mm
    DSC-WX500 (Black) : 35.5 mm
    DSC-WX500 (White) : 35.5 mm
    Hieght
    DSC-WX500 (Red) : 58.1 mm
    DSC-WX500 (Black) : 58.1 mm
    DSC-WX500 (White) : 58.1 mm
    Weight
    DSC-WX500 (Red) : 0.209 kg
    DSC-WX500 (Black) : 0.209 kg
    DSC-WX500 (White) : 0.209 kg
    Additional Details
    DSC-WX500 (Red) : Continuous Shooting, Self-timer, Self-timer Continuous, Single shooting
    DSC-WX500 (Black) : Continuous Shooting, Self-timer, Self-timer Continuous, Single shooting
    DSC-WX500 (White) : Continuous Shooting, Self-timer, Self-timer Continuous, Single shooting
    The drive mode function within a camera can be used to change whether your camera shoots single or multiple shots once the shutter is full depressed. It can also be used to delay the shot by waiting 2 or 10 seconds to take a photo after the shutter has been pressed.
    Flash metering
    DSC-WX500 (Red) : ISO Auto: Approx.0.3m to5.4m (W) / Approx.2.5m to 3.0m (T)
    DSC-WX500 (Black) : ISO Auto: Approx.0.3m to5.4m (W) / Approx.2.5m to 3.0m (T)
    DSC-WX500 (White) : ISO Auto: Approx.0.3m to5.4m (W) / Approx.2.5m to 3.0m (T)
    LCD Brightness Adjustment
    DSC-WX500 (Red) : Manual
    DSC-WX500 (Black) : Manual
    DSC-WX500 (White) : Manual
    Max Working Temperature
    DSC-WX500 (Red) : 40 °C
    DSC-WX500 (Black) : 40 °C
    DSC-WX500 (White) : 40 °C
    Accessories
    DSC-WX500 (Red) : Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1, Micro USB cable, Wrist Strap, Instruction Manual, AC Power Cord, Carrying Case, 8 GB Memory Card
    DSC-WX500 (Black) : Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1, Micro USB cable, Wrist Strap, Instruction Manual, AC Power Cord, Carrying Case, 8 GB Memory Card
    DSC-WX500 (White) : Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1, Micro USB cable, Wrist Strap, Instruction Manual, AC Power Cord, Carrying Case, 8 GB Memory Card
    Zoom
    Digital Zoom
    DSC-WX500 (Red) : 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)
    DSC-WX500 (Black) : 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)
    DSC-WX500 (White) : 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)