Samsung NX3000 vs Samsung NX500

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Samsung NX3000
Samsung NX500

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Overstock
6ave
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In stock (13 available)

Reasons For

6 Reasons For
Vastly smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Samsung NX3000 has a maximum aperture of 22, however the Samsung NX500 is only a 5.6 maximum aperture digital camera (16.4 bigger).
459 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Samsung NX3000 has a display resolution of 460,800 pixels pixels, whereas the Samsung NX500 is only a 1,036,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (459 pixels lower).
Lighter Edit
The Samsung NX3000 is a 230gg digital camera. That's 62g lighter than the Samsung NX500 (292gg). 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.

1mAh bigger battery capacity Edit
The Samsung NX3000 is a 2,330mAhmAh battery digital camera, whereas the Samsung NX500 is only a 1,130mAhmAh battery digital camera (1mAh smaller).
$489 cheaper
The Samsung NX3000 costs $467.72, whereas the Samsung NX500 is $956.94.
Available from 1 shops
The more stores stock this digital camera, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
8 Reasons For
7.9MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Samsung NX500 has a megapixel count of 28.2MPMP, whereas the Samsung NX3000 is only a 20.3MPMP digital camera (7.9MP 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.

9.1MP more total megapixel count Edit
The Samsung NX500 has a total megapixel count of 30.7MPMP, but the Samsung NX3000 is only a 21.6MPMP digital camera (9.1MP less).
One hundred and seventy more auto focus points Edit
The Samsung NX500 is a 205 auto focus point digital camera, whereas the Samsung NX3000 only has 35 auto focus points.
Shorter flash sync-speed Edit
The Samsung NX500 is a 0.01ss flash sync-speed digital camera. That's 0.99s shorter than the Samsung NX3000 (0.01ss).
30fps higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Samsung NX500 has a JPEG frame rate of 60fpsfps, but the Samsung NX3000 is only a 30fpsfps JPEG frame rate digital camera (30fps lower).
Seven more awards
The Samsung NX500 has 13 awards, whereas the Samsung NX3000 has 6 awards.
Expert reviews are better
Based on 63 reviews, the Samsung NX500 has an average expert review score of 85%, however the Samsung NX3000 has an average rating of 79% (based on 39 reviews).
User reviews are a bit better
Based on 26 reviews, the Samsung NX500 has an average user review score of 92%, however the Samsung NX3000 has an average rating of 88% (based on 24 reviews).

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
A lot lower megapixel count Edit
The Samsung NX3000 has a megapixel count of 20.3MPMP, however the Samsung NX500 is a 28.2MPMP digital camera (7.9MP higher). 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.

A lot less total megapixel count Edit
The Samsung NX3000 has a total megapixel count of 21.6MPMP, whereas the Samsung NX500 is a 30.7MPMP digital camera (9.1MP more).
One hundred and seventy less auto focus points Edit
The Samsung NX3000 has 35 auto focus points, however the Samsung NX500 only has 205 auto focus points.
Longer flash sync-speed Edit
The Samsung NX3000 is a 1ss flash sync-speed digital camera. That's 0.99s longer than the Samsung NX500 (0.01ss).
30fps lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Samsung NX3000 has a JPEG frame rate of 30fpsfps, whereas the Samsung NX500 is a 60fpsfps JPEG frame rate digital camera (30fps higher).
One month older
The Samsung NX3000 is older than the Samsung NX500 by one month.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Samsung NX3000 has received 6 awards, the Samsung NX500 has received 13 awards.
Lower expert review Score
The Samsung NX3000 only has an average expert rating of 79%, but the Samsung NX500 has an average expert rating of 85% (based on 63 reviews).
A bit Lower user review Score
The Samsung NX3000 has an average user rating of 88%, but the Samsung NX500 has an average user rating of 92% (based on 26 reviews).
6 Reasons Against
16.4 bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Samsung NX500 has a maximum aperture of 5.6, whereas the Samsung NX3000 is a 22 maximum aperture digital camera (16.4 smaller).
459 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Samsung NX500 has a display resolution of 1,036,000 pixels pixels, but the Samsung NX3000 is a 460,800 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (459 pixels higher).
Heavier Edit
The Samsung NX500 is a 292gg digital camera. That's 62g heavier than the Samsung NX3000 (292gg). 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.

Smaller battery capacity Edit
Samsung NX500 is only 1,130mAhmAh battery, but the Samsung NX3000 is a 2,330mAhmAh battery digital camera (1mAh bigger).
$489 more expensive
The Samsung NX500 is more expensive than the Samsung NX3000 by $489.22.
Less retailers
Only 1 seller sell the Samsung NX500, whereas 2 shops sell the Samsung NX3000. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.

Awards

6 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
vido.com.ua: Recommended
13 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product
Ephotozine: Editor's Choice
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PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

24 months Ago 22 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel Count
20.3MP 28.2MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 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 Format
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
Full-Frame Sensor Size
23.5 x 15.7 23.5 x 15.7
Total Megapixel Count
21.6MP 30.7MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Body Material
 Leather
 Leather

Lens System

Maximum Aperture
22
BEST
5.6
Minimum Aperture
3.5 3.5
Maximum Focal Length
77mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
24.6mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
20 - 50 16 - 50
Lens Structure
9/8 9/8
Lens Mount Interface
 Samsung NX
 Samsung NX
Diaphragm Blades
7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
40.5mm 43mm

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
0.24m Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Point
35 205
BEST
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 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 Speed
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
25,600 25,600
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Flash off
 Second curtain synchro
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Flash off
 Second curtain synchro
Flash Sync-Speed
1s 0.01s
BEST
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 4096 x 2160
 4096 x 2160
BEST
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 60fps
BEST
Video Format
 MP4
 H.264
 AVI
 MP4
 H.264
 AVI
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 4096 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 4096 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Resolution and Capture Speed
 3840x2160@30fps
 4096x2160@24fps
 3840x2160@30fps
 4096x2160@24fps
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD

Audio

Audio Format
 AAC++
 AAC++
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Internal Memory
2GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Memory Card Size
64GB 64GB
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 Super AMOLED
 Super AMOLED
BEST
Field of View
100% 100%
Display Resolution
460,800 pixels
BEST
1,036,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
0.2x Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder
 Optical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

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

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Flash
 Custom modes
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Vivid
 Calm
 Vivid
 Calm
Self-Timer
2,3,5,10,12,20,30 2,30
Image Editing Mode
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
BEST
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data DRIMe V
Scene Mode
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sunset
Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 EST
 HEB
 CZE
 LAV
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 SRP
 Multi
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 EST
 HEB
 CZE
 LAV
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 SRP
 Multi
On Screen Display Language
 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
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 CRO
 PER
 VIE
 JPN
 SRP
 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
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 CRO
 PER
 VIE
 JPN
 SRP

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
230g
BEST
292g
Height
65.9mm 63.6mm
Depth
39mm 42.5mm
Width
117.4mm 119.5mm
Lens Weight
111g 111g
Lens Length
31mm 31mm
Lens Diameter
64.8mm 64.8mm

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
B740AE / B740AC / B740AU / B740AK BP1130
Maximum Battery Life
3h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
2,330mAh
BEST
1,130mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
370 shots 370 shots
Battery Voltage
3.8V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Recharge Time
4.5h Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
32 - 104 32 - 104
Relative Humidity Operating Range
5 - 85 5 - 85
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

System Requirements

Minimum Processor
Intel Core 2 Duo 1.66 GHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum RAM Requirement
512MB Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Hard Disk Space Requirement
250MB Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Adobe Light Room 5, iLauncher, Samsung DNG Converter ILauncher, Power Media Player, Samsung Movie Converter, Samsung Raw Converter, Samsung DNG converter
Included Cable
 USB
BEST
 USB

Technical Details

Housing Material
 Leather
 Leather
Display Type
 TFT
 TFT-LCD
 LCD
 TFT
 TFT-LCD
 LCD
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