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Samsung NX500 Digital Camera

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MILC 28.2MP CMOS Feb 2015
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17 Reasons For

Samsung Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Samsung MILC cameras have good ratings on average and across all digital cameras Samsung is one of the better rated brands.

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Samsung NX500 supports video capability, which is unusual. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age do not support video capability.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other cameras which support video capability currently available including the Samsung NX1[plb_2538558_price], the Sony Alpha A5000[plb_2665971_price], or the Nikon 1 J5[plb_2830177_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the NX500, the Samsung NX500 has a built-in flash.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Samsung NX1[plb_2538558_price], and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5[plb_2547546_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Fairly High Megapixel

The lowest megapixel of digital cameras of this age and type is 10MP and the highest is 43MP. With a megapixel of 28.2 megapixels, the Samsung NX500 has a quite high megapixel compared to most of the other MILC cameras that have been around for around the same time as the NX500.

There are a number of other 28.2MP cameras currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Samsung NX1[plb_2538558_price].

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Supports Wi-Fi

Like most of the other cameras of this age and type, the Samsung NX500 supports wi-Fi.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras which support wi-Fi and we think the Lumix DMC-GM5[pl_2547546_price], and the Lumix DMC-G70[pl_2967674_price] both from Panasonic or the Samsung NX1[plb_2538558_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including the Nikon 1 S1[plb_1857662_price], or the Samsung NX3000[plb_2325036_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Three Image Formats Supporteds

The Samsung NX500 has a greater number of supported image formats than most MILC cameras that are a similar age to it. This Samsung camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by cameras of a comparable age and spec to the NX500. The image formats supporteds "MPO" and "RAW" are also supported by this camera.

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Quite Many Total Megapixels

The total megapixelss of digital cameras of this spec and age range from 12MP to 44MP, and the average total megapixels is 20MP. With a total megapixels of 30.7 megapixels, the Samsung NX500 has a fairly many total megapixels compared to most of the other cameras that were released one year ago.

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4096 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Samsung NX500 is 4096 x 2160 pixels. That's 7% more video resolution than a 3840 x 2160 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

This camera's video resolution (4096 x 2160 pixels) is actually the best video resolution across all cameras of a comparable age and type to the NX500.

A 320 x 240 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution across comparable types of camera.

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6480 X 4320 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Samsung NX500 has a higher image resolution than most digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This camera has a 6480 x 4320 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it have a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution. Cameras that are a comparable age to the NX500 maximum image resolutions range from 1280 x 1024 pixels (worst) to 8688 x 5792 pixels (best).

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205 Auto Focus (AF) Pointss

205 auto Focus (AF) pointss

The Samsung NX500 is a 205 auto Focus (AF) points camera.

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Has Eight White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Samsung NX500 is more than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on cameras of a similar type and age to the NX500. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Manual" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Samsung camera.

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± 5EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The Samsung NX500 has a ± 5EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. Most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction. The worst light exposure correction of all digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the NX500 is ± 3EV (1/3EV step) and the best is ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step).

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Has One Light Exposure Modes

The Samsung NX500 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. The most frequently found light exposure modes is Auto, but this light exposure modes is not found on this camera. The light exposure modess Aperture priority AE,Auto,Manual are also found on this Samsung camera.

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Supports Three ISO Sensitivitys

The Samsung NX500 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by digital cameras of this type and age. The ISO sensitivitys "25600" and "Auto" are also supported by this Samsung camera.

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Features One Auto Focusing (AF) Modes

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Samsung NX500 is more than most cameras of this type and age. The most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Single Auto Focus, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Continuous Auto Focus,Single Auto Focus are also featured on this digital camera.

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Very Short Flash Sync-Speed

The Samsung NX500 has one of the shorter flash sync-speeds (only 0.005 seconds) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. The flash sync-speeds of digital cameras of this age and spec range from 0.004s to 1s.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the NX500 support Full HD video, however the Samsung NX500 does not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support Full HD video to this camera and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G70[plb_2967674_price] is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The Samsung NX500 is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Samsung NX500 does not have an image stabilizer. Most of the other MILC cameras that came out more than a year ago also do not have an image stabilizer.

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Not 3D

The Samsung NX500 is not 3D, although it is worth noting that most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the NX500 are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Samsung NX500 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth noting that most of the other MILC cameras that were launched more than a year ago also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The Samsung NX500 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of this spec and age. This Samsung camera features a Red-eye reduction flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on MILC cameras that have been around for a similar time to the NX500. The flash modess "Auto", "Fill-in", "Flash off" and "Second curtain synchro" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Has Five Shooting Modess

The number of shooting modes found on the Samsung NX500 is more than most MILC cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the NX500. The shooting modess "Aperture priority", "Manual", "Program" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this digital camera.

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Only Supports One Wi-Fi Standards

The number of wireless LAN types supported by the Samsung NX500 is more than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. The most frequently supported wi-Fi standards is IEEE 802.11b, but this wi-Fi standards is not supported by this Samsung digital camera. The wi-Fi standardss IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,802.11b,802.11g,802.11n are also supported by this camera.

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Very Big Maximum Aperture Number

The biggest maximum aperture number of comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the NX500 is 4.5 and the smallest is 40. The Samsung NX500 has one of the bigger maximum aperture numbers (only 5.6) amongst MILC cameras of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Samsung NX500

Released Over Two Years Ago

This MILC digital camera was released over two years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Samsung NX500 has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the NX500.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 3" screen cameras and we think the X-A2[pl_2814041_price], and the X-Pro1[pl_3085451_price] both from Fujifilm or the Nikon 1 S1[plb_1857662_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory and we think the X-A2[pl_2814041_price], and the X-Pro1[pl_3085451_price] both from Fujifilm or the Nikon 1 S1[plb_1857662_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Weight

The Samsung NX500 has a pretty average weight (285 grams) compared to most of the other MILC cameras that have been available for more than a year.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Image Stabilizer Location
Sensor Format
Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Lens Mount Interface
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Sync-Speed
External Flash Connector
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Flip-Out Screen
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Anti-Dust Function
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
Languages Support
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Lens Weight
Lens Length
Lens Diameter
Battery
Power Source Type
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standards
Data Network
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
Technical Details
Self-Timer

Expert Reviews

17 November 2015

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Excellent image quality
Superb autofocus
Classleading wireless connectivity
Attractive and well designed, the N 500 delivers great photo and video quality
Stylis, ergonomic design
No EVF
No mic input
Somewhat bland design
A shallow manual may leave you scratching your head when it comes to connectivity and video playback
Weak dynamic range obscures detail in shadow areas

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 1 October 2015 by Bayu Hartanto
Bayu Hartanto would recommend the Samsung NX500

I'm a photography enthusiast, has been shooting Canon DSLRs for almost 7 years. I've been using NX500 for about 3 months and super happy with its performance. I mainly shoot landscape, cityscape,... Read more…

Easy to Use
Fast Shutter Speed
Good in Low Light
Great Resolution
Large Clear LCD
No Viewfinder
Short Battery Life
Few Lenses Available
Flash Not Built-in
No Autofocus Macro Tubes

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung 6536089031
Barcodes 00006536089031, 00636983486618, 00636983486656, 08806086618199, 08806086621182, 08806086621205, 08806086633727, 08806086633758, 08806086633826, 08806086635691, 08806086635752, 08806086648134, 08806086662604, 08806086662611, 08806086662628, 08806086810524, 08806086823616, 08806086838054

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