Pentax K-500 vs Samsung NX500

Pentax K-500
Samsung NX500

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
75% smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Pentax K-500 has a maximum aperture number of 22. That's 16.4 smaller than the Samsung NX500 (5.6).
0.7 smaller minimum aperture number Edit
Pentax K-500 is 2.8 minimum aperture, but the Samsung NX500 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera (0.7 larger).
50% higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
Pentax K-500 is 51,200 maximum ISO speed. That's 25,600 higher than the Samsung NX500 (25,600).
480.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Pentax K-500 is a digital camera that takes 480.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas the Samsung NX500 only takes 370.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

11 Reasons For
11.92MP higher megapixel Edit
The Samsung NX500 has a megapixel of 28.2MP, however the Pentax K-500 is only a 16.28MP digital camera (11.92MP lower). 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.

14.21MP more total megapixels Edit
The Samsung NX500 has a total megapixels of 30.7MP, whereas the Pentax K-500 is only a 16.49MP digital camera (14.21MP less).
One hundred and ninety-four more auto Focus (AF) pointss Edit
The Samsung NX500 has 205.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss, however the Pentax K-500 only has 11.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss.
Vari-angle LCD display Edit
The Samsung NX500 has a vari-angle LCD display, however the Pentax K-500 does not.
Touchscreen Edit
The Samsung NX500 has a touchscreen, but the Pentax K-500 does not have a touchscreen.
115,000 pixels higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Samsung NX500 is a 1,036,000 pixels display resolution digital camera, whereas the Pentax K-500 is only a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (115,000 pixels lower).
HDMI Edit
The Samsung NX500 has an HDMI, whereas the Pentax K-500 does not have an HDMI. Read more

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

Significantly lighter Edit
The Samsung NX500 is a 285g digital camera. That's 305g lighter than the Pentax K-500 (285g). 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.

Wi-Fi Edit
The Samsung NX500 supports wi-Fi, but the Pentax K-500 does not. Read more

WiFi connectivity allows you upload photos to your computer and the internet without connecting the camera to the computer with a cable.

WiFi connectivity makes it easier to upload your photos as you will not need a cable. Most cameras will also allow you to print photos via Wifi.

Near Field Communication (NFC) Edit
The Samsung NX500 supports near Field Communication (NFC), but the Pentax K-500 does not support near Field Communication (NFC).
Bluetooth Edit
The Samsung NX500 features bluetooth, whereas the Pentax K-500 does not.

Reasons Against

12 Reasons Against
74% lower megapixel Edit
The Pentax K-500 is a 16.28MP digital camera. That's 11.92MP 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.

87% less total megapixels Edit
The Pentax K-500 is a 16.49MP digital camera. That's 14.21MP less than the Samsung NX500 (30.7MP).
Only 11.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss Edit
The Pentax K-500 has 11.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss, however the Samsung NX500 only has 205.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss.
Does not have a vari-angle LCD display Edit
The Pentax K-500 does not have a vari-angle LCD display, but the Samsung NX500 has a vari-angle LCD display.
Does not have a touchscreen Edit
The Pentax K-500 does not have a touchscreen, whereas the Samsung NX500 has a touchscreen.
115,000 pixels lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Pentax K-500 is a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 115,000 pixels lower than the Samsung NX500 (1,036,000 pixels).
Does not have an HDMI Edit
The Pentax K-500 does not have an HDMI, however the Samsung NX500 does. Read more

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

Significantly heavier Edit
The Pentax K-500 has a weight of 590g, whereas the Samsung NX500 is a 285g digital camera (305g 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.

Does not support wi-Fi Edit
The Pentax K-500 does not support wi-Fi, whereas the Samsung NX500 supports wi-Fi. Read more

WiFi connectivity allows you upload photos to your computer and the internet without connecting the camera to the computer with a cable.

WiFi connectivity makes it easier to upload your photos as you will not need a cable. Most cameras will also allow you to print photos via Wifi.

Does not support near Field Communication (NFC) Edit
The Pentax K-500 does not support near Field Communication (NFC), whereas the Samsung NX500 does.
Does not feature bluetooth Edit
The Pentax K-500 does not feature bluetooth, however the Samsung NX500 features bluetooth.
Older by two months
The Pentax K-500 is two months older than the Samsung NX500.
5 Reasons Against
Vastly bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Samsung NX500 has a maximum aperture number of 5.6, however the Pentax K-500 is a 22 maximum aperture digital camera (16.4 smaller).
Larger minimum aperture number Edit
Samsung NX500 is 3.5 minimum aperture. That's 0.7 larger than the Pentax K-500 (3.5).
Lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
Samsung NX500 is only 25,600 maximum ISO speed, but the Pentax K-500 is a 51,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (25,600 higher).
One hundred and ten less battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Samsung NX500 is a digital camera that takes 370.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas the Pentax K-500 only takes 480.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
BEST
 SLR
Megapixel
16.28MP 28.2MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2176
 3328 x 1872
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2176
 3328 x 1872
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 6480 x 4320
 6480 x 4320
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
23.7 x 15.7 23.5 x 15.7
Total Megapixels
16.49MP 30.7MP
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Image Stabilizer Location
 Body
 Body
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1
BEST

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
0.34x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number
22
BEST
5.6
Minimum Aperture Number
2.8
BEST
3.5
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
75mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
24mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
18 - 200 16 - 50
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
15/13 9/8
Lens Mount Interface
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
 Samsung NX
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
 Samsung NX
Number of Diaphragm Blades
7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
62mm 43mm
Mounting Type
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 spot
 selective
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Selective Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 spot
 selective
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Selective Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Closest Focusing Distance
0.35m Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points
11 205
BEST
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Sensitivity
 100
 200
 51200
 Auto
 25600
 25
 100
 200
 51200
 Auto
 25600
 25
ISO Sensitivity (max)
51,200
BEST
25,600
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Shutter Speed Settings
 B
 B
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Second curtain synchro
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Second curtain synchro
Flash Guide Number
12m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Sync-Speed
0.01s 0.01s
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
 External flash connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±1EV (1/2 EV step)
BEST
 ±1EV (1/2 EV step)

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 4096 x 2160
 4096 x 2160
BEST
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
60fps 60fps
Video Formats Supported
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 H.265
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 H.265
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 4096 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 4096 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Resolution At Capture Speed
 3840x2160@30fps
 4096x2160@24fps
 3840x2160@30fps
 4096x2160@24fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
Maximum Memory Card Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 64GB
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 AMOLED
 AMOLED
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
BEST
Field of View
100% 100%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
BEST
Display Resolution (numeric)
921,000 pixels 1,036,000 pixels
BEST
Second Display
 Second display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flip-Out Screen
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Viewfinder

Magnification
0.92x Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder Type
 Optical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
BEST
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB

Camera

GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fine
 Fluorescent L
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fine
 Fluorescent L
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Muted
 Neutral
 Calm
 Vivid
 Muted
 Neutral
 Calm
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,12 2,30
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
16x Unknown - Click to provide data
Anti-Dust Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Anti-dust function
Image Editing
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
BEST
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 Single image
 Slide show
 Single image
 Slide show
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data DRIMe V
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
-2.5 - 1.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 Backlight
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Surf
 Pet
 Backlight
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Surf
 Pet
Languages Support
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 Multi
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 Multi
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 HEB
 CZE
 LAV
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 JPN
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 SRP
 CRO
 PER
 VIE
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 HEB
 CZE
 LAV
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 JPN
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 SRP
 CRO
 PER
 VIE

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
590g 285g
BEST
Height
96.5mm 63.5mm
Depth
70mm 43.2mm
Width
129mm 119.4mm
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
Weight (including Battery)
650g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 1
Battery Type
D-LI109 BP1130
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,130mAh
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
480 shots
BEST
370 shots

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 32 - 104
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 5 - 85
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 40

System Requirements

Mac Operating Systems Supported
 Mac operating systems supported
 Mac operating systems supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
 Windows operating systems supported
 Windows operating systems supported

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.0 LE ILauncher, Power Media Player, Samsung Movie Converter, Samsung Raw Converter, Samsung DNG converter
Cables Included
 USB
BEST
 USB
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
BEST
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
BEST
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
BEST
Wi-Fi Standards
 IEEE 802.11b
 IEEE 802.11g
 IEEE 802.11n
 IEEE 802.11b
 IEEE 802.11g
 IEEE 802.11n
Data Network
 Not supported
 Not supported

Other Features

Video Capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video capability
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

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