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Samsung NX500

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Samsung NX500

£1,699.99
Samsung NX500
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A top-quality and high image quality MILC digital camera, with multiple awards but representing only middle of the road value for money
MILC 28.2MP 6480 X 4320 Pixels CMOS Jul 2015
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Samsung NX500 Review

With excellent features and reviews, we have ranked the Samsung NX500 number 204 across all digital cameras and number 244 in best selling cameras.
95
Reviews
203 Reviews + 18 Awards
51
Value for Money
Average
96
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Age
2 Years Old
80
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 80?

It has very good expert reviews and terrific user reviews with 93% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. This digital camera has received 18 awards including a "Recommended" award from Trusted Reviews plus three other sites and a "Highly Recommended" award from Ljudochbild.se plus two other sites. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Samsung digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2018.
Customers report product quality, it is easy to use and good picture quality.
The NX500 has some great features:
6480 x 4320 pixels image resolution
Higher than average megapixels
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
4096 x 2160 pixels video resolution
4K UHD video recording
NX autofocus system III
28MP BSI APS-C sensor
DRIMe V processor

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 322 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 338 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 337 in wildlife photography cameras.
75
Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
78
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

Samsung NX500 Video Reviews

How Big is the Samsung NX500?

The Samsung NX500 is 119.4mm wide and 63.5mm tall. It is 43.2mm deep and weighs 285g.

Samsung NX500 front dimensions
Samsung NX500 size in context

Samsung NX500 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

18 Industry Awards

This Samsung digital camera has received 18 awards from experts.

The authors at review websites Trusted Reviews, Lydogbilde.no, Digitaltrends.com and Futurelooks.com all recommend this Samsung camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

This digital camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from websites Ljudochbild.se, Lydogbillede.dk and PhotographyBlog.com all of whom said that this Samsung camera was great.

The experts at three other expert review sites all thought that this camera was stunningly good and gave it their highest award. This was from Reviewed.com, Photoreview.com.au and Ephotozine who gave it an "Editor's Choice".

Another three expert review sites all endorsed this Samsung digital camera. This digital camera received an Ixbt.com "Original Design" award and website Digifotopro.nl gave it a "Gold" award and thought it was outstanding. Additionally, review site Hardware.info gave this camera a "Bronze Award" and thought it was very good.

This Samsung camera was given a "Silver" award by website DP Review who concluded that this camera was great.

Good Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this digital camera is 86% based on 55 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com and CNET.com. Digital camera experts think this camera is one of the better cameras.

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Excellent User Reviews

NX500 owners on average rated this camera as marvellous. 79 reviewers (92% of all reviewers) gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 93% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report Great Product Quality

20 customers mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

12 people concluded that it was easy to use and four people who purchased it agreed that it was easy to use the menus.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

34 owners said in their reviews that it was able to produce good images, eight owners mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good picture resolution and four people considered that the product had a good image sensor. two owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was good in low light.

Users Report That it is Robust

Four customers who reviewed the Samsung NX500 considered that it was well made.

Very Good Brand

We checked 9,508 owner and expert reviews (including 2,242 verified purchases) for Samsung digital cameras and found that on average Samsung has very good reviews. 94% of those that bought a Samsung digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report That it is a Good Size

10 customers who reviewed the Samsung NX500 concluded that it was compact and two people agreed that it was lightweight.

Users Report Excellent Design

Five owners who reviewed the Samsung NX500 considered that it was good looking and two owners reckoned that it was well designed.

Customers Report Good Video Capture

Three people wrote in their reviews that the Samsung NX500 was good for video recording.

Users Report Excellent Technical Features

Nine customers who purchased the product considered that it had good features.

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

Seven people mentioned in their reviews that the product was good value for money.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

Nine owners who reviewed the Samsung NX500 considered that it had a good lens.

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and features, but is over 6 months old, and at £1,699.99 it is more expensive than 86% of cameras.

Cheaper Price Found in the United States

We found a cheaper price for the Samsung NX500 of $869.90 (£1,206.64) in the United States. That's a saving of £493.35.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera was released in July 2015.

Features

6480 X 4320 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Samsung NX500 is 6480 x 4320 pixels. That's 76% higher resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. The best resolution of all cameras is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Higher Than Average Megapixels

The lowest megapixels of cameras is 0.3MP, the highest is 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The megapixels of the Samsung NX500 of 28.2MP is very high compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 97% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera.

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4096 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Samsung NX500 is 4096 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The worst resolution of all cameras is 160 x 120 pixels and the best is 3840 x 3840 pixels. A video resolution of 4096 x 2160 is known as 4K.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

Across all the cameras the ISO sensitivities (max) range from 200 to 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000. The Samsung NX500's maximum ISO sensitivity of 25,600 is in the highest 14% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This Samsung digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Samsung NX500 has a built-in flash. 68% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Average Weight

The Samsung NX500's weight of 285g is fairly average compared to most other cameras. It is in the heaviest 62% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Samsung NX500 has an anti-dust function. 90% of cameras do not have an anti-dust function.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Samsung NX500 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), unlike 87% of cameras which do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Wide Range of Maximum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Samsung NX500 has a self-timer, unlike 82% of cameras which do not have a self-timer.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Samsung NX500 supports Wi-Fi. 69% of cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The Samsung NX500's display resolution of 1,040,000 pixels is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 81% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The lowest display resolution of cameras is 23,000 pixels, the highest is 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Samsung NX500 does not have a GPS (satellite), although keep in mind that 89% of digital cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has a Touchscreen

The Samsung NX500 has a touchscreen. 83% of cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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370 Battery Life

Most cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life, including the Samsung NX500 which takes 370 battery life.

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Features Bluetooth

The Samsung NX500 features bluetooth. 95% of digital cameras do not feature bluetooth.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Samsung NX500 of 3" is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is larger than 43% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Samsung NX500 has an external flash connector, which is unusual. 86% of digital cameras do not have an external flash connector.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Samsung NX500 supports Full HD video. 76% of cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Larger Than Average Maximum Memory Card Size

The smallest maximum memory card size of cameras is 1GB, the largest is 260GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 43GB. The Samsung NX500's maximum memory card size of 64GB is in the largest 30% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Wide Range of Minimum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Samsung NX500 supports video capability. 67% of cameras do not support video capability.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Samsung NX500 has a vari-angle LCD display, unlike 83% of digital cameras which do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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4096 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The Samsung NX500 supports a maximum video resolution of 4096 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels (which is also supported by this camera) and is in fact the best supported resolution across all cameras. In addition, this digital camera supports video resolutions of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels, 3840 x 2160 pixels, 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels plus 2 more values.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

samsung evnx500zbmjus

Barcodes:

00887276095097, 08806086618182, 08806086618199, 08806086621182, 08806086621205, 08806086633604, 08806086633727, 08806086633758, 08806086633826, 08806086635691, 08806086635752, 08806086648134, 08806086662567, 08806086662604, 08806086662611, 08806086662628, 08806086810463, 08806086810524, 08806086823586, 08806086823616, 08806086838054, 08806086933704

Frequently Asked Questions About the Samsung NX500

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