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Samsung NX300 vs Samsung NX500

Samsung NX300 vs Samsung NX500

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Samsung NX300
Samsung NX500

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
10% larger display diagonal 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.

1g lighter Edit
The Samsung NX300 has a weight of 284g, however the Samsung NX500 is a 285g digital camera (1g 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.

Four more awards
The Samsung NX300 has 21 awards from expert review sites, but the Samsung NX500 has 17 awards.
4 Reasons For
Higher megapixel Edit
The Samsung NX500 is a 28.2MP digital camera. That's 7.9MP higher than the Samsung NX300 (28.2MP). 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.

Higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
Samsung NX500 is 1,036,000 pixels display resolution. That's 268,000 pixels higher than the Samsung NX300 (1,036,000 pixels).
Slightly better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Samsung NX500 is 86% based on 93 reviews, however the average rating of the Samsung NX300 is 83% (based on 101 reviews).
Better user reviews
The average user review score of the Samsung NX500 is 93% based on 89 reviews, however the average rating of the Samsung NX300 is 88% (based on 156 reviews).

Reasons Against

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

Lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Samsung NX300 has a display resolution (numeric) of 768,000 pixels. That's 268,000 pixels lower than the Samsung NX500 (1,036,000 pixels).
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Older by ten months
The Samsung NX300 is ten months older than the Samsung NX500.
Expert review Rating is moderately Worse
The average expert rating of the Samsung NX300 is 83%, whereas the average expert rating of the Samsung NX500 is 86% (based on 93 reviews).
User review Rating is Worse
The average user rating of the Samsung NX300 is 88%, whereas the average user rating of the Samsung NX500 is 93% (based on 89 reviews).
3 Reasons Against
0.31" smaller display diagonal 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.

1g heavier Edit
The Samsung NX500 has a weight of 285g, but the Samsung NX300 is a 284g digital camera (1g 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.

Four less awards
The Samsung NX500 has only received 17 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
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

33 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 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 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
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
 16:9
 1:1
BEST
 3:2
 16:9
 1:1
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 RAW
 MPO
 JPG
 RAW
 MPO
BEST
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
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 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
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
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Second curtain synchro
Flash Guide Number
8m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Sync-Speed
0.01s 0.01s
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)

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
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
 1920 x 810
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 810
 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

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3.31"
BEST
3"
Display
 OLED
 OLED
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% 100%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
768,000 pixels 1,036,000 pixels
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST

Camera

White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Flash
 Custom modes
Shooting Modes
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Auto
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
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Resizing
 Rotating
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 RAW
 DCF
 DPOF
BEST
 DPOF 1.1
 RAW
 DCF
 DPOF
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
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data DRIMe V
Scene Modes
 Close-up (macro)
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sunset
 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
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 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
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
284g
BEST
285g
Height
63.7mm 63.5mm
Depth
40.7mm 43.2mm
Width
122mm 119.4mm

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
BP1130 BP1130
Battery Life (max)
2.6h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
1,130mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
320 shots Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
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)
 Operating systems supported (mac)
 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
8.3GB 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
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth
Data Network
 Not supported
 Not supported

Other Features

Video Capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video capability
USB 2.0 Port
 USB 2.0 port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

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