Samsung NX3000 vs Samsung NX500

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Samsung NX3000
Samsung NX500

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Vastly smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Samsung NX3000 has a maximum aperture number of 22, however the Samsung NX500 is only a 5.6 maximum aperture digital camera (16.4 bigger).
55g lighter Edit
The Samsung NX3000 is a 230g digital camera. That's 55g lighter than the Samsung NX500 (285g). 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.

1,200mAh bigger battery capacity Edit
The Samsung NX3000 is a 2,330mAh battery digital camera, whereas the Samsung NX500 is only a 1,130mAh battery digital camera (1,200mAh smaller).
$301 cheaper
The Samsung NX3000 costs $399.00, whereas the Samsung NX500 is $699.90.
Available from 2 shops
The more stores stock this digital camera, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
9 Reasons For
7.9MP higher megapixel Edit
The Samsung NX500 has a megapixel of 28.2MP, whereas the Samsung NX3000 is only a 20.3MP 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 megapixels Edit
The Samsung NX500 has a total megapixels of 30.7MP, but the Samsung NX3000 is only a 21.6MP digital camera (9.1MP less).
One hundred and seventy more auto Focus (AF) pointss Edit
The Samsung NX500 is a 205.00 auto Focus (AF) points digital camera, whereas the Samsung NX3000 only has 35.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss.
Shorter flash sync-speed Edit
The Samsung NX500 is a 0.01s flash sync-speed digital camera. That's 0.99s shorter than the Samsung NX3000 (0.01s).
30fps higher motion JPEG frame rate Edit
Samsung NX500 is 60fps JPEG frame rate, but the Samsung NX3000 is only a 30fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (30fps lower).
Touchscreen Edit
The Samsung NX500 has a touchscreen, however the Samsung NX3000 does not have a touchscreen.
575,200 pixels higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
Samsung NX500 is 1,036,000 pixels display resolution, but the Samsung NX3000 is only a 460,800 pixels display resolution digital camera (575,200 pixels lower).
Built-in flash Edit
The Samsung NX500 has a built-in flash, whereas the Samsung NX3000 does not have a built-in flash. Read more

Cameras with a built in flash illuminate the subject in low light conditions. A flash can also be used to place more emphasis on the foreground or lighten dark shadows.

Cameras with a built in flash can take pictures in low light conditions. Since no external flash is required, cameras with a built in flash are smaller and easier to carry.

User reviews are appreciably better
Based on 1 review, the Samsung NX500 has an average user review score of 100%, however the Samsung NX3000 has an average rating of 88% (based on 24 reviews).

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
A lot lower megapixel Edit
The Samsung NX3000 has a megapixel of 20.3MP, however the Samsung NX500 is a 28.2MP 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 megapixels Edit
The Samsung NX3000 has a total megapixels of 21.6MP, whereas the Samsung NX500 is a 30.7MP digital camera (9.1MP more).
One hundred and seventy less auto Focus (AF) pointss Edit
The Samsung NX3000 has 35.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss, however the Samsung NX500 only has 205.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss.
Longer flash sync-speed Edit
The Samsung NX3000 is a 1s flash sync-speed digital camera. That's 0.99s longer than the Samsung NX500 (0.01s).
30fps lower motion JPEG frame rate Edit
The Samsung NX3000 is a 30fps JPEG frame rate digital camera, whereas the Samsung NX500 is a 60fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (30fps higher).
Does not have a touchscreen Edit
The Samsung NX3000 does not have a touchscreen, whereas the Samsung NX500 has a touchscreen.
575,200 pixels lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Samsung NX3000 is a 460,800 pixels display resolution digital camera, whereas the Samsung NX500 is a 1,036,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (575,200 pixels higher).
Does not have a built-in flash Edit
The Samsung NX3000 does not have a built-in flash, but the Samsung NX500 has a built-in flash. Read more

Cameras with a built in flash illuminate the subject in low light conditions. A flash can also be used to place more emphasis on the foreground or lighten dark shadows.

Cameras with a built in flash can take pictures in low light conditions. Since no external flash is required, cameras with a built in flash are smaller and easier to carry.

One month older
The Samsung NX3000 is older than the Samsung NX500 by one month.
A lot Lower user review Score
The Samsung NX3000 has an average user rating of 88%, but the Samsung NX500 has an average user rating of 100% (based on 1 review).
5 Reasons Against
16.4 bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Samsung NX500 is a 5.6 maximum aperture digital camera, whereas the Samsung NX3000 is a 22 maximum aperture digital camera (16.4 smaller).
Heavier Edit
The Samsung NX500 is a 285g digital camera. That's 55g heavier than the Samsung NX3000 (285g). 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.

Hugely smaller battery capacity Edit
Samsung NX500 is only 1,130mAh battery, but the Samsung NX3000 is a 2,330mAh battery digital camera (1,200mAh bigger).
$301 more expensive
The Samsung NX500 is more expensive than the Samsung NX3000 by $300.90.
Less retailers
Only 2 stores sells the Samsung NX500, whereas 4 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
No awards found

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

25 months Ago 24 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel
20.3MP 28.2MP
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Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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
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 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
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Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
23.5 x 15.7 23.5 x 15.7
Total Megapixels
21.6MP 30.7MP
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Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Maximum Aperture Number
22
BEST
5.6
Minimum Aperture Number
3.5 3.5
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
77mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
24.6mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
16 - 50 16 - 50
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
9/8 9/8
Lens Mount Interface
 Samsung NX
 Samsung NX
Number of Diaphragm Blades
7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
43mm 43mm

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Closest Focusing Distance
0.24m Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points
35 205
BEST
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity (max)
25,600 25,600
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
BEST

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Flash off
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Flash off
 Second curtain synchro
Flash Sync-Speed
1s 0.01s
BEST
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
 External flash connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 4096 x 2160
 4096 x 2160
BEST
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 60fps
BEST
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 H.264
 H.265
 MP4
 H.264
 H.265
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 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 At Capture Speed
 3840x2160@30fps
 4096x2160@24fps
 3840x2160@30fps
 4096x2160@24fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
 AAC++
 AAC++
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Maximum Memory Card Size
64GB 64GB
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 AMOLED
 AMOLED
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% 100%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
BEST
Display Resolution (numeric)
460,800 pixels 1,036,000 pixels
BEST
Flip-Out Screen
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Ports & Interfaces

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

Camera

GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Flash
 Custom modes
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Vivid
 Calm
 Vivid
 Calm
Self-Timer Delay
2,3,5,10,12,20,30 2,30
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Anti-Dust Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Anti-dust function
Image Editing
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
BEST
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Multi Burst Mode
 Multi burst mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Saturation Adjustment
 Saturation adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Contrast Adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data DRIMe V
Scene Modes
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sunset
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 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
285g
Height
65.9mm 63.5mm
Depth
39mm 43.2mm
Width
117.4mm 119.4mm
Lens Weight
111g 111g
Lens Length
31mm 31mm
Lens Diameter
64.8mm 64.8mm

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 1
Battery Type
B740AE / B740AC / B740AU / B740AK BP1130
Battery Life (max)
3h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
2,330mAh
BEST
1,130mAh
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
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 (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 32 - 104
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
5 - 85 5 - 85
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

System Requirements

Mac Operating Systems Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mac operating systems supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
 Windows operating systems supported
 Windows operating systems supported
Minimum Processor
Intel Core 2 Duo 1.66 GHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum RAM
512MB Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Hard Disk Space
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
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
BEST
 USB
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wrist Strap Included
 Wrist strap included
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standards
 IEEE 802.11b
 IEEE 802.11g
 IEEE 802.11n
 IEEE 802.11b
 IEEE 802.11g
 IEEE 802.11n
Data Network
 Not supported
 Not supported

Other Features

Video Capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video capability
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
BEST

Technical Details

Self-Timer
 Self-timer
 Self-timer
Feedback