Samsung NX300 vs Samsung NX500

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Samsung NX300
Samsung NX500

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
Smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Samsung NX300 is a 22 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 16.4 smaller than the Samsung NX500 (5.6).
247 auto focus points Edit
The number of auto focus points on the Samsung NX300 is 247, but the Samsung NX500 only has 205 auto focus points.
10% larger screen size Edit
Samsung NX300 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.

Vastly higher display resolution Edit
The Samsung NX300 is a 768,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 767 pixels higher than the Samsung NX500 (1,036,000 pixels pixels).
8g lighter Edit
The Samsung NX300 has a weight of 284gg, however the Samsung NX500 is a 292gg digital camera (8g 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.

Eight more awards
The Samsung NX300 has 21 awards from expert review sites, but the Samsung NX500 has 13 awards.
9 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Samsung NX500 is a 28.2MPMP digital camera. That's 7.9MP higher than the Samsung NX300 (28.2MPMP). 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.

More total megapixel count Edit
The Samsung NX500 is a 30.7MPMP digital camera. That's 9.1MP more than the Samsung NX300 (30.7MPMP).
Ninety-nine times shorter flash sync-speed Edit
The Samsung NX500 has a flash sync-speed of 0.01ss, but the Samsung NX300 is a 1ss flash sync-speed digital camera (0.99s longer).
Higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Samsung NX500 is a 60fpsfps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 30fps higher than the Samsung NX300 (60fpsfps).
370 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Samsung NX500 is 370 shots, but the Samsung NX300 only takes 320 shots shots per battery charge. 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.

Cheaper by $74
The Samsung NX500 costs $73.69 less than the Samsung NX300.
7 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Slightly better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Samsung NX500 is 85% based on 63 reviews, however the average rating of the Samsung NX300 is 84% (based on 115 reviews).
Slightly better user reviews
The average user review score of the Samsung NX500 is 92% based on 26 reviews, however the average rating of the Samsung NX300 is 90% (based on 233 reviews).

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Samsung NX300 is a 20.3MPMP digital camera. That's 7.9MP lower than the Samsung NX500 (28.2MPMP). 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.

Less total megapixel count Edit
The Samsung NX300 is a 21.6MPMP digital camera. That's 9.1MP less than the Samsung NX500 (30.7MPMP).
0.99s longer flash sync-speed Edit
The Samsung NX300 has a flash sync-speed of 1ss, however the Samsung NX500 is a 0.01ss flash sync-speed digital camera (0.99s shorter).
Vastly lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Samsung NX300 is a 30fpsfps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 30fps lower than the Samsung NX500 (60fpsfps).
Only 320 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The Samsung NX300 takes 320 shots shots per battery charge, however the Samsung NX500 only takes 370 shots shots per battery charge. 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.

More expensive by $74
The Samsung NX300 is $73.69 more expensive than the Samsung NX500.
Fewer sellers
The Samsung NX300 is only stocked by 1 retailer, but the Samsung NX500 is stocked by 8 retailers. Read more
The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Older by over one year
The Samsung NX300 is 14 months older than the Samsung NX500.
Expert review Rating is moderately Worse
The average expert rating of the Samsung NX300 is 84%, whereas the average expert rating of the Samsung NX500 is 85% (based on 63 reviews).
User review Rating is moderately Worse
The average user rating of the Samsung NX300 is 90%, whereas the average user rating of the Samsung NX500 is 92% (based on 26 reviews).
6 Reasons Against
Significantly bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Samsung NX500 is a 5.6 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 16.4 bigger than the Samsung NX300 (5.6).
Only 205 auto focus points Edit
The Samsung NX500 is a 205 auto focus point digital camera, whereas the Samsung NX300 only has 247 auto focus points.
0.31" smaller screen size Edit
The Samsung NX500 is a 3"" screen digital camera. That's 0.31" smaller than the Samsung NX300 (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.

Hugely lower display resolution Edit
The Samsung NX500 is a 1,036,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 767 pixels lower than the Samsung NX300 (1,036,000 pixels pixels).
8g heavier Edit
The Samsung NX500 has a weight of 292gg, but the Samsung NX300 is a 284gg digital camera (8g 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.

Eight less awards
The Samsung NX500 has only received 13 awards, whereas the Samsung NX300 has received 21 awards.

Awards

21 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
benchmark.pl: Good Product
CNET.co.uk: Editor's Choice
digifotopro.nl: Silver
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
hardwarezone.com.ph: Recommended
itproportal.com: Best Buy
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
log.com.tr: Editor's Choice
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended 5 Star
lydogbillede.dk: Especially Recommended 5 Star
onfoto.ru: Silver
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
pcauthority.com.au: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
Pocket Lint: Recommended
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
Techradar: Recommended
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
13 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product
Ephotozine: Editor's Choice
ixbt.com: Original Design
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended 5 star
lydogbillede.dk: Especially Recommended 5 Star
mashable.com: Mashable Choice
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

36 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 3080
 3648 x 3648
 3888 x 2592
 3712 x 2088
 2640 x 2640
 2976 x 1984
 2736 x 1824
 2944 x 1656
 2112 x 2112
 2000 x 2000
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 1024 x 1024
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2176
 3328 x 1872
BEST
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 3648
 3888 x 2592
 3712 x 2088
 2640 x 2640
 2976 x 1984
 2736 x 1824
 2944 x 1656
 2112 x 2112
 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
Aspect Ratio
 1:1
 3:2
 16:9
BEST
 1:1
 3:2
 16:9
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
Maximum Waterproof Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
2x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture
22
BEST
5.6
Minimum Aperture
3.5 3.5
Maximum Focal Length
84.7mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
27.7mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
18 - 55 16 - 50
Fixed Focal Length
45mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens
 Standard
 Standard
Lens Structure
12/9 9/8
Lens Mount Interface
 Samsung NX
 Samsung NX
Aspheric Element
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diaphragm Blades
7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
58mm 43mm
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
0.28m Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Point
247
BEST
205
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Auto
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
 80
 100
 160
 200
 400
 800
 1600
 12800
 25600
 25
 64
 320
 640
 3200
 6400
 80
 100
 160
 200
 400
 800
 1600
 12800
 25600
 25
 64
 320
 640
 3200
 6400
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
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Flash off
 Second curtain synchro
 Fill-in
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Flash off
 Second curtain synchro
Flash Guide
8m Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 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 and 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
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
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Maximum Memory Card Size
128GB 64GB
BEST
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
3.31"
BEST
3"
Display
 Super AMOLED
 Super AMOLED
BEST
Field of View
100% 100%
Display Resolution
768,000 pixels
BEST
1,036,000 pixels

Ports & Interfaces

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

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Flash
 Custom modes
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Lens priority
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Lens priority
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Calm
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Calm
Self-Timer
2,30 2,30
Image Adjustment Mode
 Brightness
 Contrast
 Brightness
 Contrast
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Movie
 Single image
Built-In Processor
DRIMe IV DRIMe V
Scene Mode
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sunset
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 EST
 CZE
 LAV
 THA
 NOR
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 HEB
 RUS
 ENG
 LIT
 JPN
 RUM
 SRP
 CRO
 PER
 VIE
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 EST
 CZE
 LAV
 THA
 NOR
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 HEB
 RUS
 ENG
 LIT
 JPN
 RUM
 SRP
 CRO
 PER
 VIE

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
284g
BEST
292g
Height
63.7mm 63.6mm
Depth
40.7mm 42.5mm
Width
122mm 119.5mm
Lens Weight
111g 111g
Lens Length
31mm 31mm
Lens Diameter
64.8mm 64.8mm
Weight Including Battery
331g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
BP1130 BP1130
Maximum Battery Life
2.66h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
1,130mAh 1,130mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
320 shots 370 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
7.6V Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 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 / AMD Athlon X2 Dual-Core 2.2 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 Lightroom 4 ILauncher, Power Media Player, Samsung Movie Converter, Samsung Raw Converter, Samsung DNG converter

Certificates

Certification
DLNA Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Interface
USB 2.0 (Micro-USB) Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimension
122 x 63.7 x 40.7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range
3.5 - 5.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed Range
30 - 1/6000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Frame Rate
60fps Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Continuous Shooting Speed (max)
8.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
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