Samsung NX300M vs Samsung NX500

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Samsung NX300M
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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
10% larger screen size Edit
Samsung NX300M is 3.31" screen. That's 0.31" larger than the Samsung NX500 (3"). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

2% thinner Edit
Samsung NX300M is 42.7mm deep. That's 0.5mm thinner than the Samsung NX500 (43.2mm).
Cheaper by £262
The Samsung NX300M is £261.82 cheaper than the Samsung NX500.
Better user reviews
The average user review score of the Samsung NX300M is 100%, whereas the average rating of the Samsung NX500 is 92% (based on 26 reviews).
9 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Samsung NX500 is a 28.2MP digital camera. That's 7.9MP higher than the Samsung NX300M (28.2MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

More total megapixel count Edit
The Samsung NX500 is a 30.7MP digital camera. That's 9.1MP more than the Samsung NX300M (30.7MP).
Significantly shorter flash sync-speed Edit
The Samsung NX500 has a flash sync-speed of 0.01s, but the Samsung NX300M is a 1s flash sync-speed digital camera (0.99s longer).
Higher display resolution Edit
The Samsung NX500 is a 1,036,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 268,000 pixels higher than the Samsung NX300M (1,036,000 pixels).
25g lighter Edit
The Samsung NX500 has a weight of 285g, but the Samsung NX300M is a 310g digital camera (25g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

1% shorter Edit
Samsung NX500 is 63.5mm tall. That's 0.2mm shorter than the Samsung NX300M (63.5mm).
Narrower Edit
The Samsung NX500 is a 119.4mm wide digital camera. That's 2.6mm narrower than the Samsung NX300M (119.4mm).
3 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
A little better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Samsung NX500 is 85% based on 63 reviews, however the average rating of the Samsung NX300M is 84% (based on 7 reviews).

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Samsung NX300M is a 20.3MP digital camera. That's 7.9MP lower than the Samsung NX500 (28.2MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Less total megapixel count Edit
The Samsung NX300M is a 21.6MP digital camera. That's 9.1MP less than the Samsung NX500 (30.7MP).
0.99s longer flash sync-speed Edit
The Samsung NX300M has a flash sync-speed of 1s, however the Samsung NX500 is a 0.01s flash sync-speed digital camera (0.99s shorter).
Lower display resolution Edit
The Samsung NX300M is a 768,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 268,000 pixels lower than the Samsung NX500 (1,036,000 pixels).
25g heavier Edit
The Samsung NX300M has a weight of 310g, however the Samsung NX500 is a 285g digital camera (25g lighter). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

1% taller Edit
The Samsung NX300M has a height of 63.7mm. That's 0.2mm taller than the Samsung NX500 (63.5mm).
Wider Edit
Samsung NX300M is 122mm wide. That's 2.6mm wider than the Samsung NX500 (119.4mm).
Fewer sellers
The Samsung NX300M is only stocked by 1 store, but the Samsung NX500 is stocked by 4 stores. Read more
The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Older by three months
The Samsung NX300M is three months older than the Samsung NX500.
Expert review Rating is slightly Worse
The average expert rating of the Samsung NX300M is 84%, whereas the average expert rating of the Samsung NX500 is 85% (based on 63 reviews).
4 Reasons Against
0.31" smaller screen size Edit
The Samsung NX500 is a 3" screen digital camera. That's 0.31" smaller than the Samsung NX300M (3"). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

2% thicker Edit
The Samsung NX500 is a 43.2mm deep digital camera. That's 0.5mm thicker than the Samsung NX300M (43.2mm).
More expensive by £262
The Samsung NX500 is £261.82 more expensive than the Samsung NX300M.
User review Rating is Worse
The Samsung NX500's average user score is 92%, however the Samsung NX300M's is 100% (based on 4 reviews).

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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel Count
20.3MP 28.2MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 3648
 3888 x 2592
 3712 x 2088
 2640 x 2640
 2976 x 1984
 2736 x 1824
 2944 x 1656
 2000 x 2000
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 1024 x 1024
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2176
 3328 x 1872
BEST
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 3648
 3888 x 2592
 3712 x 2088
 2640 x 2640
 2976 x 1984
 2736 x 1824
 2944 x 1656
 2000 x 2000
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 1024 x 1024
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2176
 3328 x 1872
Maximum Image Resolution
 6480 x 4320
 6480 x 4320
BEST
Image Format
 JPG
 RAW
 MPO
 JPG
 RAW
 MPO
BEST
Full-Frame Sensor Size
23.5 x 15.7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Total Megapixel Count
21.6MP 30.7MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5
Focal Length Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 16 - 50
Lens Structure
Unknown - Click to provide data 9/8
Lens Mount Interface
 Samsung NX
 Samsung NX
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 43mm
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
BEST
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Closest Focusing Distance
0.28m Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Point
247 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual

Light Exposure

ISO Speed
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
25,600 25,600
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
BEST

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Second curtain synchro
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Second curtain synchro
Flash Guide
8m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Sync-Speed
1s 0.01s
BEST
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
 External flash connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 4096 x 2160
 4096 x 2160
BEST
JPEG Frame Rate
60fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 MP4
 H.264
 H.265
 MP4
 H.264
 H.265
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 810
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 4096 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 810
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 4096 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
BEST
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 AAC++
 AAC++
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Maximum Memory Card Size
128GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3.31"
BEST
3"
Display
 Super AMOLED
 Super AMOLED
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% 100%
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
768,000 pixels 1,036,000 pixels
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
HDMI Version
 1.4a
BEST
 1.4a

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Manual
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Manual
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Lens priority
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Program
 Auto
 Lens priority
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Program
Photo Effect
 Vivid
 Calm
 Vivid
 Calm
Self-Timer
2,30 2,30
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Anti-Dust Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Anti-dust function
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 RAW
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 RAW
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data DRIMe V
Scene Mode
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Portrait
 Sunset
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 EST
 HEB
 SER
 CZE
 LAV
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 CRO
 PER
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 EST
 HEB
 SER
 CZE
 LAV
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 CRO
 PER

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
310g 285g
BEST
Height
63.7mm 63.5mm
BEST
Depth
42.7mm
BEST
43.2mm
Width
122mm 119.4mm
BEST
Lens Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 111g
Lens Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 31mm
Lens Diameter
Unknown - Click to provide data 64.8mm

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Supported Battery
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
BP1130 BP1130
Maximum Battery Life
2.75h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
1,130mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
330 shots Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
5 - 85 5 - 85
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

System Requirements

Mac Operating System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mac operating system
Windows Operating System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Windows operating system
Minimum Processor
Intel i5 3.3GHz / AMD Phenom II x4 3.2GHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum RAM Requirement
256MB Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Hard Disk Space Requirement
110MB Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5, iLauncher ILauncher, Power Media Player, Samsung Movie Converter, Samsung Raw Converter, Samsung DNG converter
Battery Included
 Battery included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Near Field Communication
 Near field communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth

Other Features

Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording

Technical Details

Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
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