Samsung introduces NX500 with NX1's 28MP BSI sensor
Samsung has announced the NX500, which borrows many features from the NX1 starting with a 28MP APS-C-size BSI-CMOS sensor. It too provides 4K and UHD video recording, a sophisticated hybrid NX AF system III, and (naturally) built-in Wi-Fi. The NX500 offers 9 fps burst shooting and a flip up 3" touchscreen AMOLED display. The NX500 will be available in March 2015 for $799.99 with 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 Power Zoom ED OIS kit lens.
Capture Your Signature Moment with Samsung NX500
New Samsung NX500 succeeds the core performance of the NX1’s DNA in a portable, compact device designed for everyday use
MONACO – February 5, 2015 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, today announced the launch of its new NX500, combining industry-leading design and technology for everyday use, with the capabilities that professional photographers can rely on. Featuring advanced technology such as high resolution 28MP BSI APS-C sensors, 4K and UHD video recording, a best in class DRIMeV image processor, NX AF system III, and Samsung Auto Shot, the NX500 has the core functionality of the NX1 engineered into a portable and convenient size. Updated connectivity via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi provide users with an advanced wireless experience, as well as the ability to seamlessly shoot and share their captured experiences.
“We recognize the importance of the photograph and being able to capture and share the perfect moment from wherever you are. That’s why Samsung has built a camera suitable for everyday photographers,” said Sangmoo Kim, Senior Vice President of IT & Mobile Communication at Samsung Electronics. “The compact size of the NX500 and its revolutionary shooting and focus speed allows consumers to enjoy superb image quality. We’re redefining what is possible for people who aren’t professional photographers, and offering everyone the ability to capture their signature moments in every shot."
Superior image quality – 28MP Still and 4K Video
The NX500 guarantees superb image quality and vivid photographs, regardless of the shooting scenario or subject matter. With its ultra-high resolution 28MP Back Side Illumination APS-C sensor, NX500 has the ability to take the perfect shot, even in low light situations. It also supports both 4K and UHD video recording, utilizing BSI APS-C sensors, the largest BSI sensor currently available, which provides more flexibility when it comes to capturing movies.
The built-in HEVC Codec, the most advanced compression technology available, brings efficiency to the storage of video clips by compressing high quality video to half the size and the bit rate of H.264 footage, without any compromise on quality. Additionally, still images captured from Interval Capture mode can easily be transformed into a UHD Time-lapse video directly on the camera, without the need to transfer images to a PC.
The NX500 is equipped with a DRIMeV processor, which is much faster than its predecessor. This feature boasts superior color reproduction, improved noise reduction and enhanced image quality, providing users with results that serious photographers crave. Combined with an innovative 28MP sensor and Hybrid AF system, users can capture even the briefest of moments by simply focusing and shooting immediately, allowing for extreme speed and flexibility. Additionally, 9FPS continuous shooting means NX500 users can easily monitor and capture ongoing action shots. Further enhancing the NX500’s action capture capability, the Samsung Auto Shot (SAS) feature uses motion detection to accurately predict when to capture the perfect shot in difficult scenarios, such as when a child fields a baseball.
Ergonomic design and functional connectivity
The ergonomic design of the palm-sized NX500 allows users to carry the camera with a comfortable grasp at all times. With a Tilt and Flip up function, as well as bright vision through the display, users can easily take the perfect selfie. Also, the NX500 provides seamless wireless set-up with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC. With its outstanding data transfer speed and Bluetooth functionality, users can send both large images and video files swiftly to other smartphones and tablets.
The Samsung NX500 will be available globally in Black, White and Brown starting in March 2015.
Full details and product images are available at www.samsungmobilepress.com
Samsung NX500 specifications
|MSRP||$799 (with 16-50mm PZ lens)|
|Body type||Rangefinder-style mirrorless|
|Max resolution||6480 x 4320|
|Other resolutions||6480 x 3648, 4320 x 4320, 4560 x 3040, 4605 x 2592, 3088 x 3088, 3264 x 2176, 3328 x 1872, 2160 x 2160, 2112 x 1408, 2048 x 1152, 1408 x 1408|
|Image ratio w:h||1:1, 3:2, 16:9|
|Effective pixels||28 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||31 megapixels|
|Sensor size||APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm)|
|Color space||sRGB, AdobeRGB|
|Color filter array||Primary color filter|
|ISO||Auto, 100 - 25600, expandable to 51200|
|Boosted ISO (maximum)||51200|
|White balance presets||7|
|Custom white balance||Yes|
|JPEG quality levels||Super fine, fine, normal|
|Optics & Focus|
|Autofocus assist lamp||Yes|
|Number of focus points||209|
|Lens mount||Samsung NX|
|Focal length multiplier||1.5×|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Screen type||Super AMOLED|
|Minimum shutter speed||30 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/6000 sec|
|Built-in flash||No (GN8 external flash included)|
|External flash||Yes (via hot shoe)|
|Flash modes||Smart flash, auto, auto w/redeye reduction, fill flash, fill w/redeye reduction, 1st-curtain, 2nd-curtain, off|
|Flash X sync speed||1/200 sec|
|Continuous drive||9.0 fps|
|Self-timer||Yes (2 - 30 secs)|
|Exposure compensation||±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)|
|AE Bracketing||±3 (at 1 EV steps)|
|Resolutions||3840 x 2160 (30p), 4096 x 2160 (24p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720, 640 x 480|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Wireless notes||802.11/b/g/n + Bluetooth|
|Remote control||Yes (wired or via smartphone)|
|Battery description||BP1130 lithium-ion battery & charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||370|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||287 g (0.63 lb / 10.12 oz)|
|Dimensions||120 x 64 x 43 mm (4.72 x 2.52 x 1.69″)|