Samsung NX500 Review

Overall Score

71

Main Features

  • 28 MP APS-C BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • 9 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 4096 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 120 x 64 x 43 mm, 287g.
  • Price Category:
  • Replaced: NX300

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Samsung NX500 Overview


First introduced in February, 2015, Samsung NX500 is a 28 MP Mirrorless with a APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor. Samsung replaced the older Samsung NX300 with NX500. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Samsung NX500 with Samsung NX300


Samsung NX500 comes with a 23.5 x 15.7 mm BSI-CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 28.26 mm (1.1").

- Full Frame
- Samsung NX500

Sensor resolution of Samsung NX500 ~ 6480 x 4320 pixels.

Samsung NX500 has Crop Factor: 1.53

The sensor has a surface area of 369.0 mm².

There are approximate 27,993,600 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Samsung NX500


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Samsung NX500 with competitors in entry-level mirrorless cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
NFC Connectivity
Touch Screen
External Flash
RAW Support
25600 Max Native ISO
9.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
287g Light Body
209 Focus Points
Flash Sync Port
Remote Control with a Smartphone
Bluetooth Connectivity
Tilting Screen
4096 x 2160 (4K) Max Video Resolution
AF Face Detection
28MP High Resolution Sensor
1036k dots Screen Resolution
1/6000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
Timelapse Recording
5 AE Bracketing Range
Focus Bracketing
Cons
No Articulating Screen
No Environmental Sealing
Low Battery Life: 370 shots
No Image Stabilization
No Built-in Viewfinder
Type Scores

Samsung NX500 has an Overall Score of 71/100 and ranked #74 out of 195 in Mirrorless cameras, and ranked #150 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Samsung NX500 Scores
Imaging score
65
Features score
65
Value for money score
84
Portability score
92
Overall score
71
Average Scores in Entry-Level Mirrorless
Imaging Score
51
Features Score
60
Value For Money Score
76
Portability Score
91
Overall score
62

Physical Dimensions of Samsung NX500


Samsung NX500 weighs 287g and has external dimensions of 120 x 64 x 43mm (4.72 x 2.52 x 1.69"). Considering that the average weight of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras is 320g, Samsung NX500 is 33 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras


Samsung NX500
287g
Average weight
320g
Min weight
180g
Max weight
561g

Thickness Comparison
Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras


Samsung NX500
43mm
Average Thickness
40mm
Min Thickness
23mm
Max Thickness
85mm

Here is the front and top view image of Samsung NX500 with the dimensions:

Samsung NX500

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight NX500 Dimensions NX500
Sony Alpha a6000 Sony A6000 344 g 287 g 120 x 67 x 45 mm 120 x 64 x 43 mm
Samsung NX300 Samsung NX300 331 g 287 g 122 x 64 x 41 mm 120 x 64 x 43 mm
Samsung NX3000 Samsung NX3000 230 g 287 g 117 x 66 x 39 mm 120 x 64 x 43 mm
Sony Alpha a5100 Sony a5100 283 g 287 g 110 x 63 x 36 mm 120 x 64 x 43 mm
Samsung NX1 Samsung NX1 550 g 287 g 139 x 102 x 66 mm 120 x 64 x 43 mm
Samsung NX30 Samsung NX30 375 g 287 g 127 x 96 x 58 mm 120 x 64 x 43 mm
Sony Alpha a6300 Sony A6300 404 g 287 g 120 x 67 x 49 mm 120 x 64 x 43 mm
Fujifilm X-A2 Fujifilm X-A2 350 g 287 g 117 x 67 x 40 mm 120 x 64 x 43 mm

Specifications of Samsung NX500


General
Brand Samsung
Model NX500
Announced February, 2015
Body Type Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Lens
Lens Mount Samsung NX
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1.5
Number of Lenses 32
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Tilting
Screen Resolution 1036k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 209
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/6000 sec
Continuous Shooting 9.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash
Flash Modes Smart flash, auto, auto w/redeye reduction, fill flash, fill w/redeye reduction, 1st-curtain, 2nd-curtain, off
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 23.5 x 15.7 mm
Sensor Area 369.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 28 MP
Max Image Resolution 6480 x 4320
Max Native ISO 25600
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 51200
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 4096 x 2160
Video Formats H.265
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 370 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model BP1130
Physical
Weight 287 g
Physical Dimensions 120 x 64 x 43 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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