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Samsung NX500 Digital Camera

MILC 28.2MP CMOS Feb 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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18 Reasons For

Samsung Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 5,487 user and expert reviews for Samsung digital cameras and found that on average Samsung has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Samsung has good reviews specifically for its MILC digital cameras.

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

Unlike most of the other cameras of this type and age which do not support video capability, the Samsung NX500 supports video capability.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras which support video capability and we think the Sony Alpha A5000[plb_2665971_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7[plb_2775892_price], and the Samsung NX1[plb_2538558_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Samsung NX500 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the NX500 also have a built-in flash.

There are a number of other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Sony Alpha A5000[plb_2665971_price].

It is worth also looking at other cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II[plb_2751171_price].

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Samsung NX500 supports wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the NX500 also support wi-Fi.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras which support wi-Fi and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G70[plb_2967674_price], the Samsung NX3000[plb_2325036_price], and the Nikon 1 J5[plb_2830177_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Quite High Megapixel

The Samsung NX500 has a very high megapixel (28.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other MILC digital cameras that were released more than a year ago. The average megapixel of similar spec digital cameras that were released one year ago is 18MP, and the megapixels range from 10MP to 43MP.

We compared all the other 28.2MP cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung NX1[plb_2538558_price] is also worth considering.

If this Samsung digital camera megapixel is too low for you then you might want to look at the Sony Alpha A7R II[plb_2959086_price] (42.4MP) which is also higher rated.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on cameras of this spec and age.

Alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available which you might want to consider include the NX3000[pl_2325036_price], or the NX1[pl_2538558_price] both from Samsung which has better reviews.

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Supports Three Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the Samsung NX500 is more than most digital cameras that came out more than a year ago. This Samsung camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the NX500. The image formats supporteds "MPO" and "RAW" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Fairly Many Total Megapixels

The Samsung NX500 has a fairly many total megapixels (30.7 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the NX500. MILC digital cameras that were released around the same time as the NX500 have total megapixelss of between 12MP and 44MP, and the average total megapixels is 20MP.

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Quite High Motion JPEG Frame Rate

At 60 frames per second, the Samsung NX500 has a fairly high motion JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the NX500. Comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the NX500 have motion JPEG frame rates of between 24fps and 60fps.

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4096 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Samsung NX500 has a maximum video resolution of 4096 x 2160 pixels. That's 7% more video resolution than the most common maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

A 4096 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best video resolution amongst all cameras that were released more than a year ago.

Amongst comparable types of digital camera the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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6480 X 4320 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Samsung NX500 has a 6480 x 4320 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than a year ago. Most cameras that were launched around the same time as it have a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution. The image resolution of all comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the NX500 ranges from 1280 x 1024 pixels (worst) to 8688 x 5792 pixels (best).

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205 Auto Focus (AF) Pointss

205 auto Focus (AF) pointss

Most MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year have between 35 and 398 auto Focus (AF) pointss, including the Samsung NX500 which has 205 auto Focus (AF) pointss.

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Has Eight White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Samsung NX500 is more than most cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on digital cameras that were launched more than a year ago. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Manual" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Samsung camera.

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± 5EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The Samsung NX500 has a ± 5EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. Most MILC digital cameras that are a comparable age to it have a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

A ± 5EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is in fact the best light exposure correction amongst all digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the NX500.

The worst light exposure correction across comparable types of camera is ± 3EV (1/3EV step).

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Has One Light Exposure Modes

The Samsung NX500 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. The most frequently found light exposure modes is Auto, but this light exposure modes is not found on this camera. The light exposure modess Aperture priority AE,Auto,Manual are also found on this digital camera.

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Supports Three ISO Sensitivitys

The Samsung NX500 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 6,400, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this digital camera. The ISO sensitivitys 100, 25600 and Auto are also supported by this Samsung digital camera.

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Features One Auto Focusing (AF) Modes

The Samsung NX500 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. The most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Single Auto Focus, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Continuous Auto Focus,Single Auto Focus are also featured on this digital camera.

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Very Short Flash Sync-Speed

Across all the cameras that have been on the market for more than a year the flash sync-speeds range from 0.004s to 1s. The Samsung NX500 has one of the shorter flash sync-speeds (only 0.005 seconds) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the NX500 support Full HD video, however the Samsung NX500 does not support Full HD video.

It is worth also looking at other cameras which also support Full HD video including the Olympus PEN E-PL6[plb_2168948_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G70[plb_2967674_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most digital cameras of this age and spec do not have a GPS (satellite). The Samsung NX500 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

The Samsung NX500 is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other MILC digital cameras that are a similar age to the NX500 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Samsung NX500 does not have an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the NX500 also do not have an image stabilizer.

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Not 3D

The Samsung NX500 is not 3D. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type are also not 3D.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The Samsung NX500 has a greater number of flash modes than most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera features a Red-eye reduction flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on cameras of a comparable age and type to the NX500. The flash modess "Auto", "Fill-in", "Flash off" and "Second curtain synchro" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Only Has Five Shooting Modess

The Samsung NX500 has a greater number of shooting modes than most similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This digital camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on MILC digital cameras that are a comparable age to the NX500. The shooting modess "Aperture priority", "Manual", "Program" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this camera.

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Only Supports One Wi-Fi Standards

The number of wireless LAN types supported by the Samsung NX500 is more than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. The most frequently supported wi-Fi standards is IEEE 802.11b, but this wi-Fi standards is not supported by this camera. The wi-Fi standardss IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,802.11b,802.11g,802.11n are also supported by this Samsung camera.

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Very Big Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of only 5.6, the Samsung NX500 has one of the bigger maximum aperture numbers amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. Digital cameras that came out around the same time as the NX500 have maximum aperture numbers of between 4 and 40.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Samsung NX500

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Samsung released the NX500.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Samsung NX500 has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other MILC digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the NX500.

We compared all the other 3" screen cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the X-A2[pl_2814041_price], and the X-Pro1[pl_3085451_price] both from Fujifilm or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1[plb_2070627_price] is also worth considering.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the X-A2[pl_2814041_price], and the X-Pro1[pl_3085451_price] both from Fujifilm or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1[plb_2070627_price] is also worth considering.

If the memory card type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Sony Alpha A7S II[plb_3055049_price] (MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

The Samsung NX500 has a pretty standard weight (285 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Image Stabilizer Location
Sensor Format
Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Lens Mount Interface
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Sync-Speed
External Flash Connector
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Flip-Out Screen
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Anti-Dust Function
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
Languages Support
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Lens Weight
Lens Length
Lens Diameter
Battery
Power Source Type
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standards
Data Network
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
Technical Details
Self-Timer

Expert Reviews

17 November 2015

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Excellent image quality
Superb autofocus
Classleading wireless connectivity
Attractive and well designed, the N 500 delivers great photo and video quality
Stylis, ergonomic design
No EVF
No mic input
Somewhat bland design
A shallow manual may leave you scratching your head when it comes to connectivity and video playback
Weak dynamic range obscures detail in shadow areas

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 1 October 2015 by Bayu Hartanto
Bayu Hartanto would recommend the Samsung NX500

I'm a photography enthusiast, has been shooting Canon DSLRs for almost 7 years. I've been using NX500 for about 3 months and super happy with its performance. I mainly shoot landscape, cityscape,... Read more…

Easy to Use
Fast Shutter Speed
Good in Low Light
Great Resolution
Large Clear LCD
No Viewfinder
Short Battery Life
Few Lenses Available
Flash Not Built-in
No Autofocus Macro Tubes

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