- 15MP - APS-C Sensor
- 3" Fixed Display
- ISO 100 - 3200
- 1280 x 720 video
- Samsung NX Mount
- 499g - 123 x 87 x 40mm
- Introduced June 2010
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Samsung NX5 overview
Samsung NX5 is Samsung's Entry-Level Mirrorless camera first introduced on June of 2010. The camera features a 15MP, CMOS APS-C sized sensor and has a maximum resolution of 4592 x 3056.
The NX5 stands at #87 out of 115 in Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras and all round #391 out of 1459 for cameras in our collection. Remember to use our Advanced camera search to find camera results based on your customized factors.
Here is a diagram of various criteria used in the scoring system.
Samsung NX5 family
The Samsung NX5 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can view the complete range underneath.
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Samsung NX5 Gallery
You can see the NX5 from different angles in the gallery here.
Samsung NX5 Pros and Cons
Below is a shortlist of benefits and drawbacks of the Samsung NX5 based on features which are normally viewed as necessary in a camera.
Samsung NX5 Sensor details
The Samsung NX5 houses the DRIM Engine chip. The dimension of the sensor in the Samsung NX5 is 23.4mm x 15.6mm (APS-C). The 365 mm² sensor can resolve 4592 x 3056 pixels at aspect ratios of 3:2 and 16:9.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The CMOS sensor boasts 15MP and includes a native ISO range of 100 - 3200. RAW files are supported which means that the user has wider room to maneuver in post.
The image underneath shows the NX5's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The NX5 sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.5 and is displayed in green.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
To get an idea of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Samsung NX5 dimensions
Samsung NX5 weighs about 1.10 lb (499 gr or 17.60 oz) and features outside proportions of 123mm x 87mm x 40mm (4.8" x 3.4" x 1.6"). The weight of normal Entry-Level Mirrorless camera is 327 gr so the Samsung NX5 is weightier when compared with various competitors.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
Here is a image of the Samsung NX5 beside a softdrink to help you to have a sense of its scale.
The top view just below will show you the button design on the NX5.
Samsung NX5 Lens specs
The NX5 fits the Samsung NX mount and has 34 lenses that are available. Below is some of the lenses we have in our collection which will work with the NX5.
Samsung NX5 Connectivity
The NX5 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
- GPS Yes
Cameras that come with NFC and Bluetooth connectivity can be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You can easily send photos and at times change settings with no need to connect directly to the camera.
Several applications even stream a Liveview and click the shutter in case you aren't near the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI out, it can be connected to an external monitor. Almost all cameras enable you to recharge the battery through the USB socket.
Samsung NX5 Video specs
The maximum video quality in the Samsung NX5 is 1280 x 720 and it can capture in H.264 format. 720p is low by today's standards. You really should target a minimum 1080p quality for decent video. The camera doesn't feature a mic and headphone socket which means you have got no control over your audio. It is perhaps a better idea to purchase a different model should you need decent audio in your video clips.
Samsung NX5 Weather Sealing
Samsung NX5 doesn't include weather sealing so rainy conditions may affect the camera.
Samsung NX5 Display and Viewfinder
The Samsung NX5 features a 3" fixed display screen boasting a resolution of 230k dots.
Please be aware that the display offers no touch support.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The ViewFinder specifications regarding Samsung NX5 are as follows:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- Coverage 100 percent
- Magnification 0.57x
Viewfinders are pretty useful in sunny outdoor conditions which may make the camera display washed out and hard to view.
Samsung NX5 Shutter specs
Samsung NX5 continuous shooting rate is 3.0 frames/s. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000s.
Samsung NX5 Flash and Hot shoe specs
Samsung NX5 has got both integrated flash and also external flash ability. The highest flash sync is 1/180s.
Samsung NX5 Autofocusing specs
Samsung NX5 has got just Contrast Detect AF and does not have Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more faster and accurate when compared with Contrast Detect focusing. The camera features Face detect which is useful for portrait photography.
It features 15 focus points to select from. Samsung NX5 boasts manual focus in case it is required in low light occasions or you want more exact control on focus.
Samsung NX5 Battery life
The battery (BP1130) in the Samsung NX5 is made to last for 400 clicks with respect to the CIPA standards making it higher than average when compared to its class. The general Entry-Level Mirrorless camera battery life is 339. Samsung NX mini comes with the highest possible (650) battery life in this range of cameras.
Listed below is a number of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras with the strongest battery life:
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Samsung NX5 for various styles of photography
The following graph presents a analysis of the Samsung NX5 for various styles of photography. To check out more, visit the specific paragraph underneath.
Samsung NX5 Portrait photography details
The Samsung NX5 gets a rating of 73 which is above average, and means the camera is a respectable fit for portraits. Taking portraits leans greatly towards sensor size, support for RAW photos & flexibility to utilize external flash.
Samsung NX5 Street photography highlights
Having a decent rating of 60, the Samsung NX5 is somewhat adequate to use in street photography. A very good street photography camera features a fine balance of picture quality and portability.
Samsung NX5 Sports photography highlights
A decent sports photography points total of 53 indicates the Samsung NX5 is somewhat adequate for taking pictures of sports. A camera should have good autofocus plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Samsung NX5 Travel photography info
Weight is super crucial in picking a travel camera. On the whole, the Samsung NX5 gets a very good 63 for a travel camera which makes it a good choice to buy for your trips.
Samsung NX5 as a Landscape photography camera
If you're looking to purchase a camera for landscape photography, the most important aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Samsung NX5 and it's very good score of 69 for a landscape camera is a respectable option compared to it's competition.
Samsung NX5 Vlogging factors
A vlogging camera preferably should offer a articulating screen, mic input and if possible IBIS. Taking all things in to account, the Samsung NX5 is not suitable as a vlog camera as it gets a terrible score of 24.
Samsung NX5 Alternatives
If you are trying to find replacements to the NX5, below is a range of the top scored cameras which fall in to the category of Entry-Level Mirrorless.
The graph followed below offers you a summary of the NX5 vs it's highest ranking rivals listed earlier.
These are various other cameras you might consider as alternative options. To look at a comprehensive comparison, simply click the "compare" link.