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This list of the best Sony digital cameras under $500 is narrowed down to the digital cameras which have favorably rated by various digital camera reviewers. Some of the best DSLRs a entry-level DSLRs from Sony are affordable under this price range. These cameras can be put into use to capture action shots, interiors and portraits because of their offering of best image and video quality.

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
Sony Alpha A5000
Sony SLT-A58
Sony SLT-A37
Sony Alpha NEX-F3 3D
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
Sony Alpha A5000
Sony SLT-A58K Digital Camera
Sony SLT-A37K Digital Camera with 18-55mm lens
Sony NEX-F3K/B 3D Digital Camera with 18-55mm lens
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Release Date
Aug 2015
Mar 2014
Feb 2013
Jun 2012
Jun 2012
Camera Type
Compact
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
SLR/Professional, Compact SLR
SLR/Professional
3D Digital Camera, Digital camera - Mirrorless system
Optical Zoom
30.0 x
3.0 x
3.0 x
Resolution
18.0 Megapixel
20.0 Megapixel
20.0 Megapixel
16.5 Megapixel
16.1 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
BSI-CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
Exmor APS HD CMOS
CMOS
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
2.7 in.
2.7 in.
3.0 in.
Image Sensor Size
2.5 mm
27.84 mm
28.2 mm
28.2 mm
28.2 mm

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V is a solid entry in the world of compact superzooms.

Sony's entry-level CSC stays simple, but adds Wi-Fi and a top-end processor

Excellent OLED electronic viewfinder

Respectable photo quality

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Produces very nice low- to midrange sensitivity pictures