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Samsung NX3000 vs Samsung NX500

Samsung NX3000 vs Samsung NX500

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Samsung NX3000
Samsung NX500

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
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.

$374 cheaper
The Samsung NX3000 costs $425.00, whereas the Samsung NX500 is $799.00.
Six more awards
The Samsung NX3000 has 23 awards, however the Samsung NX500 has 17 awards.
4 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.

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).
Expert reviews are better
Based on 93 reviews, the Samsung NX500 has an average expert review score of 86%, however the Samsung NX3000 has an average rating of 81% (based on 128 reviews).
User reviews are better
Based on 89 reviews, the Samsung NX500 has an average user review score of 93%, however the Samsung NX3000 has an average rating of 88% (based on 267 reviews).

Reasons Against

5 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.

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).
Two months older
The Samsung NX3000 is older than the Samsung NX500 by two months.
Lower expert review Score
The Samsung NX3000 has an average expert rating of 81%, but the Samsung NX500 has an average expert rating of 86% (based on 93 reviews).
Lower user review Score
The Samsung NX3000 has an average user rating of 88%, but the Samsung NX500 has an average user rating of 93% (based on 89 reviews).
3 Reasons Against
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.

$374 more expensive
The Samsung NX500 is more expensive than the Samsung NX3000 by $374.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Samsung NX500 has received 17 awards, the Samsung NX3000 has received 23 awards.

Awards

23 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
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
hardwarezone.com.ph: Recommended
itproportal.com: Best Buy
ljudochbild.se: 4 Star
log.com.tr: Editor's Choice
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended 5 Star
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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
vido.com.ua: Recommended
17 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
digifotopro.nl: Gold
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product
Ephotozine: Editor's Choice
futurelooks.com: Recommended
hardware.info: Bronze Award
hardwarecanucks.com: Dam Good
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

25 months Ago 23 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel
20.3MP 28.2MP
BEST
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
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 Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
23.5 x 15.7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Total Megapixels
21.6MP Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Lens Mount Interface
 Samsung NX
 Samsung NX

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
BEST
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points
35 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
BEST
 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
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 Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 H.264
 H.265
 MP4
 H.264
 H.265
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
Video Recording
 Video recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
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 Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
460,800 pixels 1,036,000 pixels
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
HDMI Version
 1.4a
BEST
 1.4a

Camera

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
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
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
 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

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
230g
BEST
285g
Height
65.9mm 63.5mm
Depth
39mm 43.2mm
Width
117.4mm 119.4mm

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data BP1130
Battery Life (max)
3h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
2,330mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
370 shots Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
3.8V Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
5 - 85 5 - 85
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

System Requirements

Operating Systems Supported (mac)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Operating systems supported (mac)
Operating Systems Supported (windows)
 Operating systems supported (windows)
 Operating systems supported (windows)
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
Unknown - Click to provide data ILauncher, Power Media Player, Samsung Movie Converter, Samsung Raw Converter, Samsung DNG converter
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

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth
Data Network
 Not supported
 Not supported

Other Features

Video Capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video capability

Technical Details

Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
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