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The Everyday Sling might just be the perfect pack for not carrying too much gear, combining comfort with Peak Design's signature modern style.
With the release of its NX1, Samsung showed that they can play with the 'big boys' in the enthusiast ILC arena. The company's NX500 brings the majority of the features from the NX1 and put them into a compact body with a more consumer-friendly price point. The most significant features inherited by the NX500 are the NX1's excellent 28MP BSI CMOS sensor and hybrid autofocus system.
Some of the other features on the NX500 are very similar to those of its big brother, just scaled back. The image processor is not as powerful, video recording not as elaborate (no full-sensor readout), burst speed slower and the body not weather-sealed. The NX500 also lacks an electronic viewfinder, built-in flash and and top-mounted LCD info display.
So what does the NX500 have, aside from the aforementioned sensor and autofocus system? It has a compact, lightweight body with a 180 degree tilting touchscreen LCD. Unlike a lot of mass market ILCs, the NX500 has twin dial operation, making shutter speed and aperture adjustments a snap. It doesn't have a built-in flash, though it does have a hot shoe and a small external flash comes in the box. The NX500 also has an advanced Wi-Fi system that uses Bluetooth to maintain connections, so there's no need to re-pair every time you want to transfer a photo (with compatible devices). The one feature that really separates it from other cameras in its price range is its 4K video capability, which will be covered in more detail later in the review.
To say that the NX500 is in a crowded market is an understatement. Every major player has a camera that matches up against it, including the Canon EOS M3, Fujifilm X-A2, Nikon 1 J5, Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7, Olympus PEN E-PL7 and the Sony Alpha a5100. By the end of this review you should have a pretty good idea as to how the NX500 stacks up.
Samsung has quietly built up a good-sized collection of NX-mount lenses. In addition to standard kit lenses (18-55mm, 20-50mm) and inexpensive zooms (50-200mm, 18-200mm) there are also a decent selection of primes, ranging from 16mm to 85mm (plus a 10mm fisheye).
|This is the 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OIS kit lens. It's a power zoom, which keeps it compact when shut off and zooms when you rotate the ring on the front of the lens or the + and - button on the barrel.||Above is Samsung's premium S-series 16-50mm F2-2.8 OIS lens, which we've been very impressed with.|
The two most impressive lenses are in Samsung's S-series, which include a 16-50mm F2-2.8 and 50-150mm F2.8 OIS. They look kind of silly when mounted on the petite NX500, but they're fantastic lenses.
The NX500 comes in three colors - brown, black and white - and includes a 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 power zoom lens with optical image stabilization at a suggested retail price of $799.
It's not often we get to eat what we photograph, but that's what we did in our latest Field Test. We took the Samsung NX500 into the woods with pro photographer and mycology enthusiast Eirik Johnson to forage for some wild mushrooms. While providing a keen eye to make sure we didn't try to eat anything poisonous, Eirik also helped us try out the NX500's imaging and 4K video features. Read more
Seattle-based band Ever So Android are an indie rock trio who have played all over the western USA. Their energetic live shows pack venues throughout the year in their hometown, but recently, they performed their single 'Moment' for a different crowd: a small crew of filmmakers armed with Samsung NX1 and NX500 cameras, led by directors Brad Strain and Matt Kumasaka. Read more
Samsung is bringing its Ditch the DSLR event to Seattle on October 7th, giving PIX 2015 attendees the opportunity to swap out an old DSLR for a new Samsung NX500. Read more
When the Fujifilm X-T2 arrived, it was more than just a modest upgrade to the already impressive X-T1. While the new X-T3 hasn't changed the overall design of the camera, this model is way more than an upgrade; rather, it's a quantum leap.
The Movie Maker is a compact, motorized slider designed for phones, action cams and small mirrorless cameras. We think it's a fun little kit and a good value proposition for the cost, provided you can work around a few of its weak points.
Nikon's Z7 is the first camera to use the all-new Z-mount, the company's first new full-frame mount since 1959. We've put together our first impressions based on quality shooting time with a pre-production camera - check out what we've found.
What's the best camera for a parent? The best cameras for shooting kids and family must have fast autofocus, good low-light image quality and great video. In this buying guide we've rounded-up several great cameras for parents, and recommended the best.
What's the best camera for shooting landscapes? High resolution, weather-sealed bodies and wide dynamic range are all important. In this buying guide we've rounded-up several great cameras for shooting landscapes, and recommended the best.
What’s the best camera costing over $2000? The best high-end camera costing more than $2000 should have plenty of resolution, exceptional build quality, good 4K video capture and top-notch autofocus for advanced and professional users. In this buying guide we’ve rounded up all the current interchangeable lens cameras costing over $2000 and recommended the best.
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GoPro has announced its HERO7 camera lineup. The updated action cameras feature new HyperSmooth and TimeWarp modes, as well as improved video and photo specs.
The latest Samsung midrange smartphone offers a super-wide-angle lens in its triple-camera setup.
The Sony 24mm F1.4 is the latest lens to join the company's premium G Master lineup. We've been shooting with one for a couple of days - here's what you need to know.
Apple released iOS 12 a few days ago and some iPhone X users are less than happy with how the new operating system has made their phones look.
Camera bag manufacturer Lowepro has introduced mark II backpacks for its ProTactic AW range with models that are said to feature an improved handling experience as well as a collection of accessories that can be attached to the outside.
Canon has announced its latest superzoom camera, the PowerShot SX70 HS. Compared to the SX60 that came before it, the SX70 has the same lens but offers a higher resolution EVF, 4K video capture and support for Canon's new CR3 Raw format.
Cosina has announced its eighth lens designed specifically for Sony's E-mount system. The Voigtlander 21mm F3.5 lens is due out October 2018.
Sony has taken the wraps off of its new 24mm F1.4 GM full-frame lens, which the company claims is the lightest in its class. Despite its fast aperture, the 24mm F1.4 is remarkably light, weighing just 445 grams (15.7 ounces). The lens will set you back $1400 when it ships next month.
In this episode of DPReview TV we take a look at Sony's brand new 24mm F1.4 GM lens, a desirable focal length for many photographers. How does it perform? Chris and Jordan give us their first impressions.
We've had a little time to shoot with Sony's new wide/fast prime, both close to home and on the water in San Francisco. Check out our initial sample images.
Fujifilm released a firmware upgrade for its X-T3 mirrorless camera that addresses issues with distortion compensation and the mechanical lock on SD cards.
The app's algorithms have been trained using using 200 million cropping data points from real photographers.
Thanks to a software update, the Loupedeck+ editing console can now be used for video editing.
British photographic engineer MTF Services is claiming the world’s first third-party lens adapters for the new Nikon Z system with a collection of four units designed to allow cinema lenses to be mounted on the mirrorless full frame bodies.
Think Tank Photo has updated its line of heavy-duty rain covers and introduced a new, compact version for emergency situations.
The X-T3 is our first opportunity to analyze what's likely to be Fujifilm's next generation image sensor. Take a look at how it performs next to the competition in our studio test scene.
Canon's new normal is seriously sharp wide open. After shooting with it for a few days, we've prepared a gallery of real-world sample images.
Nikon will cease offering Brazil-based customer service and technical support, though the company stresses that it will still offer technical assistance and warranty repairs for valid warranties.
Two years ago, CatLABS of JP announced a plan to save Packfilm from the dead. Now, it's announced it's giving up its efforts to better focus its resources elsewhere.
The GoPro Fusion is designed to make it easy to capture 360-degree video and stills. We took it out recently on a typically hot Seattle summer day to see what it can do.
We've got our hands on a full-production Nikon Z7 camera and have updated our gallery with additional samples.
A new Kickstarter campaign seeks funding for Chroma Chrono, a programmable RGB camera flash that emits multiple colors during long exposures.
Think Tank Photo has launched a new lineup of six dual-access, water-resistant protective lens cases it calls Lens Case Duo.
Canon and Nikon finally entered the full-frame mirrorless market this summer with the brand-new RF and Z mounts. Now that we've had some time with the cameras, we wanted to revisit our earlier predictions and take stock.
The devices' camera specs look pretty much identical to last year's iPhone X but under the hood a number of important improvements have been made.
Blackmagic Design has announced the public beta of its new Blackmagic RAW video codec. The company says the new format combines the benefits of shooting Raw video with the ease of use and smaller file sizes usually associated with non-Raw video files.
Serif, the company behind the Affinity suite, has announced the latest update for its mobile Photoshop competitor Affinity Photo for iPad.
The Atomos Ninja V external video recorder and monitor will be ready to ship at the end of this month. The 5.2in Ninja V is designed to provide a smaller option, while still offering many of the features of the larger 7-inch models.
Having shot with the camera, spoken to Canon and read the tea leaves, here's what DPR Technical Editor Richard Butler thinks the EOS R tells us about Canon and the RF's mount's future.
After last week's teaser, lighting manufacturer Profoto has announced its 'small big' new product. The B10 is designed to be used as studio flash head but in a very small body, and has a powerful continuous light source for videographers as well.