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Samsung NX500

DP Review Silver Trusted Reviews Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Editor's Choice
A multi award winning and fully featured MILC camera
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Samsung NX500 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Samsung NX500 number 434 across all digital cameras.
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188 Reviews + 18 Awards
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Fully-Featured
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2 Years Old
Overall Score
63
Good

Why Has it Scored 63?

It has very good expert reviews and fantastic 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. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer 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 2017.
Customers report excellent product quality, it is easy to use and good picture quality.
The NX500 has some great features:
6480 x 4320 pixels image resolution
Fairly high megapixels sensor
Quite high ISO sensitivity (max)
Optical image stabilisation may be available with some lenses

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

18 Industry Awards

Amongst digital cameras, this camera is one of the most awarded by digital camera experts.

The experts at websites Trusted Reviews, Lydogbilde.no, Digitaltrends.com and Futurelooks.com all said that concluded that they would recommend this digital camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

This camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from review sites Ljudochbild.se, Lydogbillede.dk and PhotographyBlog.com all of whom concluded that this Samsung camera was very good.

The experts at websites Reviewed.com, Photoreview.com.au and Ephotozine all decided that this Samsung camera was brilliant and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

Three more expert review sites all liked this camera. This Samsung digital camera received an "Original Design" award from website Ixbt.com and the editor of review site Digifotopro.nl thought that it was marvellous and gave it a "Gold" award. This camera also received a "Bronze Award" from review site Hardware.info who thought it was very good.

The author at one more expert review site concluded that this digital camera was very good. This Samsung camera received a "Silver" award from DP Review.

Expert Reviews Are Good

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

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Excellent User Reviews

On average, people who bought this digital camera rated it as superb. 76 reviewers (71% of all reviewers) gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 93% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report Superior Product Quality

20 people mentioned in their reviews that the product was good quality.

Users Report it is Easy to Use

13 owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use and four customers who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to use the menus.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

33 people wrote in their reviews that the Samsung NX500 was able to produce good images, eight customers who reviewed it considered that it had a good picture resolution and four owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good image sensor. two people who reviewed the product considered that it was good in low light.

Customers Report it is Robust

Four people wrote in their reviews that it was well made.

Users Report it is a Good Size

Nine customers who bought the Samsung NX500 reckoned that it was compact and two people mentioned that this digital camera was lightweight.

Samsung Digital Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 6,711 owner and expert reviews (including 1,798 verified purchases) for Samsung digital cameras and found that on average Samsung has very good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Samsung has very good reviews specifically for its digital cameras. 92% of those that bought a Samsung digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Nice Design

Five customers who bought the Samsung NX500 said that it was good looking and two customers who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was well designed.

Customers Report Good Video Capture

Three people said in their reviews that it was good for video recording.

Users Report Excellent Technical Features

Nine customers considered that the Samsung NX500 had good features.

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

Seven people concluded that the product was good value for money.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Nine customers who reviewed it thought it had a good lens.


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 a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. The best resolution of all cameras is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Fairly High Megapixels Sensor

The megapixels of digital cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The Samsung NX500's sensor megapixels of 28.2MP is very high compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 3% of all digital 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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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

Digital cameras have ISO sensitivities (max) of between 200 and 820,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 14,000. The Samsung NX500's ISO sensitivity (max) of 25,600 is in the highest 8% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

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

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Average Weight

The weight of the Samsung NX500 of 285g is relatively typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lightest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Samsung NX500 has a built-in flash, as do 66% of digital cameras.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Samsung NX500 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), which is unusual. 88% of digital cameras do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Wide Range of Aspherical Lenses Depending On Lens Used

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

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Samsung NX500 has a vari-angle LCD display, which is unusual. 84% of digital cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Fairly High Display Resolution

The Samsung NX500's display resolution of 1,040,000 pixels is quite high compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 17% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The lowest display resolution of digital cameras is 3 pixels, the highest is 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 590,000 pixels.

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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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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 Samsung digital camera) and is actually the best supported resolution across all digital cameras. In addition, this digital camera supports video resolutions of 3840 x 2160 pixels, 1280 x 720 pixels and 640 x 480 pixels.

A 160 x 120 pixels resolution is the worst supported resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera.

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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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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Samsung NX500 of 3" is fairly average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Quite Large Maximum Memory Card Size

The maximum memory card size of the Samsung NX500 of 64GB is in the largest 23% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. Digital cameras have maximum memory card sizes of between 1GB and 2.1TB, and the average maximum memory card size is 48GB.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Samsung NX500 supports Wi-Fi. 72% of digital cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Samsung NX500 has an anti-dust function, unlike 91% of digital cameras which do not have an anti-dust function.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

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

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Features Bluetooth

The Samsung NX500 features bluetooth. 96% of digital cameras do not feature bluetooth.

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Wide Range of Closest Focusing Distances Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the closest focusing distance depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of closest focusing distances are possible with this camera.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Samsung NX500 supports Full HD video, unlike 75% of digital cameras which do not support Full HD video.

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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 an External Flash Connector

The Samsung NX500 has an external flash connector, which is unusual. 87% of digital cameras do not have an external flash connector.

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370 Battery Life

The Samsung NX500 is a digital camera that takes 370 shots battery life.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Samsung NX500 has a touchscreen. 84% of cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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4608 X 2592 Pixels Still Image Resolution

The Samsung NX500 supports a maximum still image resolution of 4608 x 2592 pixels. That's 25% lower still image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most common resolution supported by digital cameras. This digital camera also supports a still image resolution of 3264 x 2176 pixels and 3328 x 1872 pixels. Across all digital cameras the resolution ranges from 384 x 480 pixels (worst) to 6016 x 4016 pixels (best).

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

Samsung released the NX500 in July 2015.


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Frequently Asked Questions About the Samsung NX500

920 pixels higher display resolution (numeric)
User reviews are moderately better
Vastly larger maximum aperture number
Over one year older
User reviews are moderately better
Vastly larger maximum aperture number
70 more battery life
Over one year older
2x lighter
229 pixels higher display resolution (numeric)
A lot lower megapixel
Higher display resolution (numeric)
1.3 larger maximum aperture number
Only 190 shots battery life (CIPA standard)

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