As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 is also often compared to mirrorless, entry-level DSLRs, pro digicams, super zooms and compacts. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V and the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix A900 and the Coolpix B500)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, compared to other travel zoom competitors the Sony DSC-WX500 has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (24 mm vs 4 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, is older (april 2015 vs february 2016), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital) and doesn't support an external flash.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
similar age
$367

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX90V (vs the DSC-WX500)

  • Has a GPS
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX90V (vs the DSC-WX500)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-HX90V and DSC-WX500

  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 360 shots
  • Inexpensive: $366.79 vs $348.00

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX99

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3 years newer
$448

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 (vs the DSC-WX500)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 (vs the DSC-WX500)

  • None found

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 and DSC-WX500

  • Inexpensive: $448.00 vs $348.00

Nikon Coolpix A900

Nikon Coolpix A900
10 months newer
$199 - $397

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the DSC-WX500)

  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the DSC-WX500)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 360 shots

common strengths of the Coolpix A900 and DSC-WX500

  • Inexpensive: $199.00 vs $348.00

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350
1 year older
$268 - $345

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX350 (vs the DSC-WX500)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX350 (vs the DSC-WX500)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Shorter max exposures: 4 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the DSC-WX350 and DSC-WX500

  • Inexpensive: $268.00 vs $348.00

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80
10 months newer
$368

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 (vs the DSC-WX500)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 (vs the DSC-WX500)

  • None found

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 and DSC-WX500

  • Great battery life: 390 shots vs 360 shots
  • Inexpensive: $364.99 vs $348.00

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60V

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60V
1 year older
$266

Significant advantages of the HX60V (vs the DSC-WX500)

  • Much better wide angle: 4 mm vs 24 mm
  • Has a GPS
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the HX60V (vs the DSC-WX500)

  • None found

common strengths of the HX60V and DSC-WX500

  • Inexpensive: $265.79 vs $348.00

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-WX500 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), records movies in 24p, has a slightly longer battery life (360 shots vs 255 shots) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/500 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 17.9 MP), doesn't have a touch screen, has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm) and is older (april 2015 vs february 2016).

Canon EOS M10

Canon EOS M10
6 months newer
$599 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M10 (vs the DSC-WX500)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M10 (vs the DSC-WX500)

  • None found

common strengths of the EOS M10 and DSC-WX500

  • Fairly small: Mid size (108×67×35 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 301 g vs 236 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.4"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7
similar age
$523 12-32mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GF7 (vs the DSC-WX500)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Higher true resolution: 15.8 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GF7 (vs the DSC-WX500)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DMC-GF7 and DSC-WX500

  • Fairly small: Compact (107×65×33 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 266 g vs 236 g
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.4"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8
10 months newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-GF8 (vs the DSC-WX500)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Higher true resolution: 15.8 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-GF8 (vs the DSC-WX500)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-GF8 and DSC-WX500

  • Fairly small: Compact (107×65×33 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 266 g vs 236 g
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.4"

Fujifilm X-A2

Fujifilm X-A2
similar age

Significant advantages of the X-A2 (vs the DSC-WX500)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Higher true resolution: 16 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the X-A2 (vs the DSC-WX500)

  • No 24p support

common strengths of the X-A2 and DSC-WX500

  • Fairly small: Mid size (117×67×40 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 350 g vs 236 g
  • Thin: 1.6" vs 1.4"

Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)

Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9) (vs the DSC-WX500)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Higher true resolution: 15.8 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9) (vs the DSC-WX500)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9) and DSC-WX500

  • Fairly small: Compact (107×65×33 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 269 g vs 236 g
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.4"

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-WX500 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 3 fps), has a screen which flips out, is much smaller (compact (102×58×36 mm) vs professional size (129×101×78 mm)) and is thinner (1.4" vs 3.1").

However, on average it takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 17.9 MP), has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentamirror), users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection) and is older (april 2015 vs march 2016).

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
1 year newer
$310 - $549 (body only)
$393 - $399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the DSC-WX500)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the DSC-WX500)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Shoots much slower: 3 fps vs 10 fps
  • Much larger: Professional size (129×101×78 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and DSC-WX500

  • Inexpensive: $299.00 vs $348.00

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-WX500 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a built-in flash, has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has a significantly longer battery life (360 shots vs 280 shots), is newer (april 2015 vs january 2014) and is slightly less expensive ($348.00 vs $598.56).

However, on average it has a significantly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm), has a much narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/1.8), has a slightly lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 1,228k dots), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
2 years older
$403 - $448

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the DSC-WX500)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Much larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 921k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the DSC-WX500)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and DSC-WX500

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Great battery life: 330 shots vs 360 shots
  • Inexpensive: $403.11 vs $348.00

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
similar age
$650 - $898

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 IV (vs the DSC-WX500)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 921k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 IV (vs the DSC-WX500)

  • Significantly shorter battery life: 280 shots vs 360 shots

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 IV and DSC-WX500

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Flip-out screens

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX100
1 year older
$599

Significant advantages of the DSC-QX100 (vs the DSC-WX500)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-QX100 (vs the DSC-WX500)

  • No built-in flash
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much shorter battery life: 220 shots vs 360 shots

common strengths of the DSC-QX100 and DSC-WX500

  • None found

Canon PowerShot N100

Canon PowerShot N100
1 year older

Significant advantages of the N100 (vs the DSC-WX500)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the N100 (vs the DSC-WX500)

  • None found

common strengths of the N100 and DSC-WX500

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Flip-out screens
  • Great battery life: 330 shots vs 360 shots

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
10 months newer
$532 - $649

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the DSC-WX500)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the DSC-WX500)

  • Significantly shorter battery life: 265 shots vs 360 shots

common strengths of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and DSC-WX500

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Flip-out screens

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-WX500 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 460k dots), is significantly smaller (compact (102×58×36 mm) vs professional size (130×93×103 mm)), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 0.8 fps) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.8), lacks and external mic jack, has a significantly shorter battery life (360 shots vs 590 shots), doesn't have a built-in GPS and doesn't support an external flash.

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
10 months newer
$242 - $257

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the DSC-WX500)

  • Much longer battery life: 600 shots vs 360 shots
  • Wider aperture: f/3 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the DSC-WX500)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Significantly thicker: 3.7" vs 1.4"
  • Heavier: 541 g vs 236 g

common strengths of the Coolpix B500 and DSC-WX500

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×78×95 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Great battery life: 600 shots vs 360 shots
  • Light weight: 541 g vs 236 g

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300
1 year older
$140 - $178

Significant advantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the DSC-WX500)

  • Wider aperture: f/3 vs f/3.5

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the DSC-WX500)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Significantly larger: Large (130×95×122 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)

common strengths of the DSC-H300 and DSC-WX500

  • Great battery life: 350 shots vs 360 shots
  • Light weight: 590 g vs 236 g
  • Very inexpensive: $139.98 vs $348.00

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V
1 year older
$448

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX400V (vs the DSC-WX500)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX400V (vs the DSC-WX500)

  • Significantly larger: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 360 shots

common strengths of the DSC-HX400V and DSC-WX500

  • Fairly small: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Thin: 4.1" vs 1.4"
  • Light weight: 660 g vs 236 g

Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840
similar age
$274

Significant advantages of the L840 (vs the DSC-WX500)

  • Much longer battery life: 590 shots vs 360 shots
  • Wider aperture: f/3 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the L840 (vs the DSC-WX500)

  • Larger: Prosumer size (114×89×96 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 3.8" vs 1.4"
  • Heavier: 538 g vs 236 g

common strengths of the L840 and DSC-WX500

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×89×96 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Great battery life: 590 shots vs 360 shots
  • Light weight: 538 g vs 236 g

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-WX500 compared to compact competitors include: it has much more zoom (30x vs 5x), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), much higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), has a screen which flips out and has a much longer battery life (360 shots vs 240 shots).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.6), is slightly larger (compact (102×58×36 mm) vs super compact (95×56×20 mm)), is thicker (1.4" vs 0.9"), is significantly heavier (236 g vs 146 g) and is slightly more expensive ($348.00 vs $129.95).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5
4 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX5 (vs the DSC-WX500)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.4 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (92×52×22 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 1.4"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX5 (vs the DSC-WX500)

  • Significantly less zoom: 5x vs 30x
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the DSC-WX5 and DSC-WX500

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Sony Cybershot WX7

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7
4 years older

Significant advantages of the WX7 (vs the DSC-WX500)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.6 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (95×56×20 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 1.4"

Significant disadvantages of the WX7 (vs the DSC-WX500)

  • Significantly less zoom: 5.6x vs 30x
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the WX7 and DSC-WX500

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Fujifilm FinePix XP130

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2 years newer
$130 - $162

Significant advantages of the FinePix XP130 (vs the DSC-WX500)

  • Significantly thinner: 1.1" vs 1.4"

Significant disadvantages of the FinePix XP130 (vs the DSC-WX500)

  • Significantly less zoom: 5x vs 30x
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much shorter battery life: 240 shots vs 360 shots

common strengths of the FinePix XP130 and DSC-WX500

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"