Samsung NX500

Announced Feb 5, 2015 •
28 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
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Samsung NX500 28 MP Wireless Smart Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens (Black)
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Announced Feb 5, 2015
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The NX500 is a essentially a scaled down version of Samsung's flagship NX1. It uses the same 28MP BSI-CMOS sensor, advanced hybrid AF system, and DRIMe V processor as the NX1, with the main differences being the design (rangefinder vs SLR), burst mode (9 vs 15 fps), and viewfinder (none vs electronic). The NX500 can still record 4K and UHD video (at 24p and 30p respectively) using the HEVC/H.265, though it cannot output clean video over HDMI. While it lacks the electronic viewfinder of its big brother, the NX500 still has a tilting 3" Super AMOLED display with touch controls. Photos can be shared easily via the built-in Wi-Fi system with NFC capability. While the NX500 has no built-in flash, a small external one is included in the box.

Quick specs
Body type Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Max resolution 6480 x 4320
Effective pixels 28 megapixels
Sensor size APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm)
Sensor type BSI-CMOS
ISO Auto, 100 - 25600, expandable to 51200
Lens mount Samsung NX
Focal length mult. 1.5×
Articulated LCD Tilting
Screen size 3
Screen dots 1,036,000
Max shutter speed 1/6000 sec
Format H.265
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
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)
GPS None

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Our review

The NX500 is one of the most impressive midrange mirrorless cameras, with excellent photo and video quality, good ergonomics, and a broad feature set. Those serious about 4K video may be put off by the large crop factor, and the lack of an EVF may also disappoint some users.

Good for: Those seeking a compact camera with top-notch photo and video quality in a compact, inexpensive body.

Not so good for: Photographers who require an electronic viewfinder or who plan on recording wide-angle 4K video.

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