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Samsung NX300M vs Samsung NX500

Samsung NX300M vs Samsung NX500

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Smaller maximum aperture number Edit
Samsung NX300M is 22 maximum aperture. That's 16.4 smaller than the Samsung NX500 (5.6).
64GB larger maximum memory card size Edit
The Samsung NX300M has a maximum memory card size of 128GB, whereas the Samsung NX500 is only a 64GB maximum memory card size digital camera (64GB smaller).
10% larger display diagonal 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.

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 106 reviews).
5 Reasons For
Higher megapixel 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.

Higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
Samsung NX500 is 1,036,000 pixels display resolution. 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.

370.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard) on the Samsung NX500 is 370.00, but the Samsung NX300M only takes 330.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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.

A little better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Samsung NX500 is 86% based on 94 reviews, however the average rating of the Samsung NX300M is 84% (based on 7 reviews).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel 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.

Lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Samsung NX300M has a display resolution (numeric) of 768,000 pixels. 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.

Only 330.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Samsung NX300M takes 330.00 battery life (CIPA standard), however the Samsung NX500 only takes 370.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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.

Older by seven months
The Samsung NX300M is seven 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 86% (based on 94 reviews).
5 Reasons Against
Bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Samsung NX500 is a 5.6 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 16.4 bigger than the Samsung NX300M (5.6).
Vastly smaller maximum memory card size Edit
The Samsung NX500 has a maximum memory card size of 64GB, however the Samsung NX300M is a 128GB maximum memory card size digital camera (64GB larger).
0.31" smaller display diagonal 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.

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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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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel
20.3MP 28.2MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 JPG
 RAW
 MPO
 JPG
 RAW
 MPO
BEST
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
23.5 x 15.7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Total Megapixels
21.6MP 30.7MP
BEST
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

Design

Colour
 White
 White

Lens System

Digital Zoom
2x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number
22
BEST
5.6
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
84.7mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
27.7mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
18 - 55 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Samsung NX
 Samsung NX
Aspheric Element
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diaphragm Blade
7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
58mm 43mm
Mounting Type
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Closest Focusing Distance
0.28m Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points
247
BEST
205
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual

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
 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
ISO Sensitivity (max)
25,600 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)
BEST

Shutter

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

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Second curtain synchro
Flash Guide Number
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

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
60fps 60fps
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 H.264
 AVI
 H.265
 MP4
 H.264
 AVI
 H.265
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 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 At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 3840x2160@30fps
 4096x2160@24fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 3840x2160@30fps
 4096x2160@24fps
BEST
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
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Maximum Memory Card Size
128GB
BEST
64GB
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3.31"
BEST
3"
Display
 OLED
 OLED
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% 100%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
768,000 pixels 1,036,000 pixels
BEST
Flip-Out Screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Flip-out screen

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
HDMI Version
 1.4a
BEST
 1.4a
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Manual
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Manual
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Lens priority
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Program
 Auto
 Lens priority
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Program
Photo Effects
 Vivid
 Calm
 Vivid
 Calm
Self-Timer Delay
2,30 2,30
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
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
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data DRIMe V
Scene Modes
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Portrait
 Sunset
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 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
 JPN
 RUM
 SRP
 VIE
 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
 JPN
 RUM
 SRP
 VIE

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
310g 285g
BEST
Height
63.7mm 63.5mm
Depth
42.7mm 43.2mm
Width
122mm 119.4mm

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Supported
1 1
Battery Type
BP1130 BP1130
Battery Life (max)
2.75h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
1,130mAh 1,130mAh
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
330 shots 370 shots
BEST

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
5 - 85 5 - 85
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

System Requirements

Operating Systems Supported (mac)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Operating systems supported (mac)
Operating Systems Supported (windows)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Operating systems supported (windows)
Minimum Processor
Intel i5 3.3GHz / AMD Phenom II x4 3.2GHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum RAM
256MB Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Hard Disk Space
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
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth
Data Network
 Not supported
 Not supported

Other Features

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

Technical Details

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