Sony WX500 weighs 236 g (0.52 lb / 8.32 oz) and has external dimensions of 102 x 58 x 36 mm (4.02 x 2.28 x 1.42″). Considering that the average weight of Compact type cameras is 188g, Sony WX500 is a significantly heavy camera for its class. With a thickness of 36mm, it is not small either, 7mm thicker than the average of its class.
In order to give you a better idea about the real life size of Sony WX500, we have added an image of how it looks next to a credit card and an AA type battery.
Now let's compare Sony WX500 size with the camera that it replaced: Sony WX350. Sony WX350 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 6mm narrower, 3mm shorter and 10mm thinner than Sony WX500.
Below you can find the comparison of the weight and thickness of Sony WX500 with its main competitors:
Sony WX500 doesn't have any environmental sealings on its body so you got to be extra careful to protect it against water and dust. If you shoot under these conditions very often, consider checking Top Compact Cameras with Weather Sealing page.