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Samsung NX500 Digital Camera

$956.94
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MILC 28.2MP CMOS Jul 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Full HD Video Release Date
Seventeen industry awards
Excellent sound quality
Recharge via le botier, suivi d'autofocus
182 Reviews + 17 Awards
Digital Versus 5 Star Trusted Reviews Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Editor's Choice
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Reviews

Seventeen Industry Awards

Amongst digital cameras of this age and type, this high megapixel digital camera is one of the most awarded.

The authors at four expert review sites all concluded that they would endorse this camera. This digital camera received a "Recommended" award from both Futurelooks.com and Trusted Reviews, it received a "Recommended Product" award from Digitaltrends.com and Lydogbilde.no gave it an "Especially Recommended 5 star" award.

This digital camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from review websites Ephotozine, Photoreview.com.au and Reviewed.com all of whom decided that this high megapixel digital camera was excellent.

This camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from websites PhotographyBlog.com, Ljudochbild.se and Lydogbillede.dk all of whom thought that this Samsung camera was great.

An additional three expert review sites endorsed this digital camera. This Samsung camera received a Digifotopro.nl "Gold" award and the editor of review website Hardware.info gave it a "Bronze Award" and wrote it was good. Furthermore, the editor of review site Ixbt.com gave this camera an "Original Design" award and concluded it was well designed.

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Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on fifty-one expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com and Ephotozine this Samsung digital camera has an overall expert rating of 86 out of 100. Experts think this high megapixel digital camera is one of the better digital cameras of this spec and age.

Excellent User Reviews

On average, people who bought this high megapixel digital camera rated it as exceptional. 66 reviewers gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 94% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Good Brand

Based on 7,330 user and expert reviews (including 401 verified purchases), Samsung has good ratings for its cameras. Samsung also has good ratings specifically within its high megapixel cameras range compared to other brands. 91% of those that bought a Samsung digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Display

Has a Touchscreen

The Samsung NX500 has a touchscreen. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera do not have a touchscreen.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Samsung NX500 has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera also have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Samsung NX500 has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

There are a number of other 3" screen digital cameras currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Canon EOS 70D ($999).

If this Samsung camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might also want to consider the D7200 ($769.95) (3.2"), the D5 ($6,496) (3.2"), or the D610 ($1,100) (3.2") all from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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Power

Recharge Via Le Botier, Suivi D'autofocus

Five people said in their reviews that the Samsung NX500 did not have a good battery life. Wired.com said in their review of this digital camera “Recharge via le botier, suivi d'autofocus”. Two years ago Bestbuy.com said “Short Battery Life” in their review of this digital camera however despite that they still gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars. Bestbuy.com also wrote “Battery does not last that long” in their review.


Features

Generous Features

Twenty-four owners who reviewed it thought it had good features. Liveatpc.com wrote “Generous features” in their review of the Samsung NX500. Wired.com wrote “Masses of features and connections” in their review of this digital camera. Wired.com also said “Features that actually work” in their review.


Smart TV

Connectivity Options

Four people who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was good in terms of connectivity. Wired.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Connectivity options” . Dp Review wrote in their review of this digital camera on DP Review two years ago “Classleading wireless connectivity”. Macworld.com said on expert website Mac World “The LN40B650 serves up impressive picture quality with strong Internet connectivity”.


Light Exposure

Supports Three ISO Sensitivities

The Samsung NX500 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras of this age and type. This camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by similar spec cameras that were launched more than a year ago. The ISO sensitivities "25600" and "Auto" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Samsung NX500 has an HDMI, as do most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Camera

Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Samsung NX500 has an anti-dust function. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera also have an anti-dust function.

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Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The Samsung NX500 has a self-timer. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera also have a self-timer.

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Flash

Has an External Flash Connector

The Samsung NX500 has an external flash connector, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Design

Easy to Setup and Control

Twenty-five owners mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use. Two years ago Liveatpc.com wrote “Easy to setup and control” in their review of this digital camera. Techradar.com mentioned on Techradar “A superb camera that is both feature rich and easy to use” in their Samsung NX500 review. Eight years ago Macworld.com wrote on expert website Mac World “Makes everything easy to use” and gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars.

Nine people who bought the product wrote that it was easy to use the menus. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned two years ago “Menu system”. Expert review site Camerastuffreview.com said “The Samsung NX300, with the most important difference being a very handy extra settings wheel on the back of the Samsung NX500.” in their review of this digital camera. Reviewed.com scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Equipped with a 28MP BSI APS-C sensor, 4K video, RAW shooting, tilt-screen, intuitive controls, simple menus, compact design”.

Five people concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Two years ago Bestbuy.com said “Was comfortable” in their review of this digital camera. Bestbuy.com also said “It is comfortable on the head” in their review. Eight years ago expert review site Futurelooks.com mentioned “You’ll want a comfortable chair”.

Three people agreed that it was easy to setup. Liveatpc.com wrote “Easy to setup and operate with new app” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars out of 5.

Three customers who bought it agreed that it was easy to handle. Wired.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “4K video very fast shooting handles well great connectivity”. Kr gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “So far I am impressed with the handling and controls of the camera”. Bayu Hartanto said on Bhphotovideo.com “It handles very nice” in their review of this digital camera.

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Excellent Sound Quality

Fourty-four customers thought this digital camera was good quality. Liveatpc.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Excellent sound quality”. Liveatpc.com also mentioned “Gorgeous design and superb build quality” in their review. Wired.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera two years ago “Great picture quality all around”.

Solid Grip and Excellent Balance

Sixteen owners who reviewed the Samsung NX500 agreed that it was well made. Wired.com mentioned two years ago “Solid grip and excellent balance”. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned seven years ago “Samsung's LE32B650 has a curvy, clear-edged bezel that looks classy and, along with the solid glass plinth, will look great in any living room”. Two years ago Pcmag.com wrote on PC Mag “The Samsung NX500 is a solid mirrorless camera with 4K recording capabilities.” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars out of 5.

One owner who bought the product considered that it was strong and durable. Expert website Gizmodo.com.au mentioned “When I reviewed the Samsung NX1 earlier this year, I really liked its combination of large, versatile sensor, sturdy body and genuinely smart instant photo sharing” in their review of this digital camera.

One customer who reviewed it considered that it was good at resisting water ingress. Weisy14 mentioned on Walmart.com “I wish it was dust and water resistant like the nx1” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5.

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Pent Design

Twenty-two customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was well designed. Liveatpc.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Beautiful design”. Liveatpc.com also mentioned “Gorgeous, conical design” in their review. Wired.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Design very easy on the eye” .

Twelve people who reviewed the product considered that it was good looking. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned “The remote also looks stylish and has large, clearly labelled” and rated the product 80 out of 100. Expert website Whathifi.com gave the product a score of 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned “Styling is top notch too, with Samsung's trademark Crystal TV design”. Expert website Asia.cnet.com said “While the LA32B650T1M lacks some of the glamor and cant quite match the picture quality of LED-lit LCD TVs, its still beautifully designed and feature-packed”.

One person mentioned that the Samsung NX500 was retro. Tomsguide.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera two years ago “This sleek, slightly retro slab of a camera with a great OLED touch screen”. One customer reckoned that it was smooth. Gilard gave the product a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and wrote two years ago “The 1080 (60p) is very sharp, smooth” in their review of this digital camera.

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Support

Good Support

Five owners wrote in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. Melissa scored it a maximum of 5 stars and she said on Bhphotovideo.com “The guide was very helpful in explaining settings”. Max Yuryev wrote in his review of this digital camera two years ago “There are two scroll wheels for your shutter speed and aperture just like on a full size DSLR/mirrorless camera so it makes it easy to use manual mode” . Ttb24 mentioned in the same month “I am still playing around with flash and once I get that working correctly I am sure it will help with the low light pictures” in their review of this digital camera.


Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Samsung NX500 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera also have an image stabilizer.

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6480 X 4320 Pixels Image Resolution

The Samsung NX500 has a 6480 x 4320 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 3008 x 2000 pixels maximum image resolution found on most comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than a year ago. The image resolution of all digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera ranges from 2560 х 1280 pixels to 7952 x 5304 pixels.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Samsung NX500 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Features Bluetooth

The Samsung NX500 features bluetooth. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera do not feature bluetooth.

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Video

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Samsung NX500 supports Full HD video. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera also support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras which support Full HD video currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon D7200 ($769.95).

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Samsung NX500 supports video capability, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

We compared all the other cameras which support video capability to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon EOS 70D ($999), and the Nikon D7200 ($769.95) is also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also support video capability including the Nikon D3200 ($360).

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

Three owners reckoned that this digital camera was noisy. Bestbuy.com wrote “Noise cancelling microphone is great” and rated the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Bestbuy.com also wrote “Noise cancelation is excellence” in their review. Thrukurtslens mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The dynamic range is just fine, sensor noise is not that bad, sharpness”.

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Samsung NX500 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Noisy

Three owners reckoned that this digital camera was noisy. Bestbuy.com wrote “Noise cancelling microphone is great” and rated the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Bestbuy.com also wrote “Noise cancelation is excellence” in their review.

Thrukurtslens mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The dynamic range is just fine, sensor noise is not that bad, sharpness”.

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Weight & Dimensions

Greatlooking Body

Twenty-nine people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was compact. Expert review site Macworld.com scored it a maximum of 5 stars and said eight years ago “This model is an excellent HDTV for anyone seeking an Internet-connected model in a more compact design” in their review of the Samsung NX500. Expert review site Photographyblog.com gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote two years ago “The Samsung NX500 is an affordable new 28 megapixel compact system camera that offers 4k video recording”. Expert review site Brisbanetimes.com.au wrote “The phone impact on compact camera sales has been devastating” in their review of this digital camera.

Four owners who reviewed this digital camera thought it was lightweight. Photoreview.com.au gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and said “If you're in the market for a compact, lightweight camera and lens that can deliver high-resolution still images”. Dathon said on Walmart.com “Lens are lightweight and sharp” in their review of this digital camera and gave the product a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Gilard mentioned “It is lightweight, only 1 pound” and gave this digital camera a rating of 4 stars out of 5.

Three owners who purchased it agreed that it was a good body shape. Two years ago Techradar.com/au/ said “Greatlooking body”.

Three customers concluded that it was heavy and bulky. Mr.g. said on Bhphotovideo.com “I've got this camera for walk-around, when I don't want to carry anything large and heavy”. Lgtv said on Bestbuy.com “It's super heavy”. Brianb2 mentioned in their review of this digital camera “I have always disliked large, heavy cameras and the svelte NX500 fits my needs precisely”.

Two people said that it was easy to carry around. Tsk7 gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said in their review of this digital camera “Light and easy to navigate and has the same sensor as the nx1”. One owner concluded that it was good structurally. Kr rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “The camera feels great in my hands and construction is good”.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 285 grams, the Samsung NX500 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for more than a year.

If you would consider a digital camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the NX30 ($438.55) (375g), or the NX3000 ($213.74) (230g) both from Samsung.

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WiFi Can Send Pictures

Seventy customers who reviewed the Samsung NX500 concluded that it was able to produce good images. Two years ago Wired.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Very good picture quality”. Wired.com also said “Great picture performance” in their review. Wired.com also wrote “Overflowing with connections and useful features, produces deep, dark blacks, great depth and detail to the picture with DVDs” in their review.

Twenty-three people mentioned in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Very High Resolution”. Expert website Televisioninfo.com wrote eight years ago “We also like the native 1080p resolution and solid color performance” . Also eight years ago expert website Hdtvorg.co.uk rated it a maximum of 5 stars and wrote “While we believe that the value of 100Hz and a Full HD resolution are negligible” in their review of this digital camera.

Twelve owners who purchased it concluded that it had a good image sensor. Techradar wrote in their review of this digital camera “Powerful sensor” . Two years ago Max Yuryev scored it a maximum of 5 stars and he wrote in his review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “The image quality gets very close to full frame cameras and the BSI (back side illuminated) 28MP sensor is fantastic”. Victor mentioned “The 1.5x sensor is a good one” .

Eight customers said in their reviews that it was good in low light. Bestbuy.com wrote two years ago “Good in Low Light” . Nabby West Side scored it a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “I would seriously give the NX500 a try if you are after a mirrorless with better low-light performance than micro four-thirds options, along with a reasonably-priced albeit first-party lens ecosystem”. Nabby West Side also said “Low-light image quality is good with the caveat that the NX autofocusing system can struggle a bit in low light compared to the AF on Sony sensors” in their review.

Two people who bought it agreed that it was able to produce clear pictures. Victor mentioned “Clarity is exceptional for a kit lens (16-50mm OIS”.

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Separate Video and Stills Buttons Next to Each Other

Twenty-eight customers who reviewed the Samsung NX500 considered that it was good for video recording. Two years ago Wired.com wrote “Separate video and stills buttons next to each other”. Cnet.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The Samsung NX500 offers a lot of useful features, excellent video quality”. Expert review site Ephotozine.com wrote “That means you get the same 28.2MP back-side illuminated APS-C sensor, 4K video recording and super”.

Good Lens

Twenty-one people thought the Samsung NX500 had a good lens. Bhphotovideo.com said “Excellent Kit Lens”. Ephotozine.com mentioned two years ago “The NX500 essentially takes the best tech from Samsung's superb flagship NX1 interchangeable lens camera and crams it into a slimmer”. Expert review site Digitalone.com.sg mentioned “In a crowded camera market - the "big two" makers, Nikon and Canon, dominate the market for digital single lens reflex (DSLR)”.

Thirteen customers who purchased it agreed that it had a good autofocus. Dp Review said “Superb autofocus” in their review of this digital camera. Bhphotovideo.com said “Fast Focusing”. Mikeridesabike wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “I upgraded from a NX300 and this new NX500 seems to focus faster and has many more features than the old one” in their review of this digital camera.

Two people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good zoom. Deanfromthebay wrote on Walmart.com “This camera is great! I used to own a EX2F and what I really miss is the zoom dial thats now replaced as an on” and rated the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

One owner said in their reviews that the product had a good image stabiliser. Escapewheel said “With excellent image stabilization” in their review of this digital camera and gave the product a score of a maximum of 5 stars.

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Passable Audio Performance for a Flat Panel Display

Thirteen owners wrote that it was mirrorless. Expert review site Tomsguide.com wrote “Samsung's new mainstream mirrorless camera has a handsome design” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Wired.com wrote two years ago “Samsung already makes a truly awesome mirrorless c” in their review of this digital camera. Brisbanetimes.com.au said “This 28-megapixel compact mirrorless camera is the little brother to the acclaimed Samsung NX1”.

Twelve owners who reviewed it thought it had a good screen. Wired.com said in their review of this digital camera “Passable audio performance for a flat panel display”. Two years ago Bhphotovideo.com said “Responsive Touch Screen”. Bhphotovideo.com also wrote “Articulating Screen” in their review.

Two people mentioned in their reviews that the product had an electronic viewfinder. Expert website Straitstimes.com wrote “The NX1 looks and works like a professional DSLR with a built-in electronic viewfinder (EVF), while the NX300 sports a smaller” in their review of this digital camera. Bayu Hartanto said on Bhphotovideo.com “Although, I admit that having EVF is useful in the bright daylight situation” in their review of this digital camera.

One owner who purchased this digital camera concluded that it had a good viewfinder. Neofite mentioned on Walmart.com “I don't mind that they is no viewfinder, as the screen is very nice”.

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Released Over a Year Ago

This digital camera was released in April 2017.

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