Samsung NX500 summary
Samsung NX500 is Samsung's Entry-Level Mirrorless digital camera initially announced on February of 2015. It uses a 28 MegaPixel, BSI-CMOS APS-C sized sensor and has a full resolution of 6480 x 4320.
The NX500 places at #15 out of 112 in Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras and overall #109 out of 1436 for digital cameras in our list. Please try out our Smart camera search to get camera rankings based on your personal requirements.
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Samsung NX500 history
The Samsung NX500 is part of a family of cameras. You can view the detailed range below.
Samsung NX500 Gallery
You can check the NX500 from different angles in the gallery below.
Samsung NX500 Pros and Cons
Below is a selection of advantages and drawbacks of the Samsung NX500 based on criterias that are often regarded as crucial in a digital camera.
Samsung NX500 Sensor details
The Samsung NX500 is powered by the DRIMe 5 chip. The sensor size in the Samsung NX500 is 23.5mm x 15.7mm (APS-C). The 369 mm² sensor is able to capture 6480 x 4320 pixels and aspect ratios of 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The BSI-CMOS sensor boasts 28 megapixels and supports a standard ISO range of 100 - 25600. This ISO can also be widened digitally to a high of 51200. RAW photos are supported therefore you have wider room to maneuver in post.
Samsung made the decision to skip the anti-alias filter in the Samsung NX500. This can result in more clear photos but could cause moire under certain conditions.
The graphic below illustrates the NX500's sensor dimensions in comparison to other popular sizes. The NX500 sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.5 and is outlined in green.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
To get an understanding of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Samsung NX500 dimensions
Samsung NX500 has a weight of 0.63 lb (287 gr or 10.12 ounces) and the volume of the camera is 120mm x 64mm x 43mm (4.7" x 2.5" x 1.7"). The weight of average Entry-Level Mirrorless camera is 325 gr so the Samsung NX500 is less heavy in comparison with various rivals.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
Below is a pic of the Samsung NX500 alongside a soft drink so you can have a feel for its scale.
The top view below will show you the button design on the NX500.
Samsung NX500 Lens specs
The NX500 fits the Samsung NX mount and has 34 lenses available on the market. Below is some of the lenses we have in our database which will work with the NX500.
Samsung NX500 Connectivity
The NX500 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- Bluetooth Yes
- NFC Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that include NFC and Bluetooth support can easily be used wirelessly with smartphones. You will be able to send images and at times adjust camera settings without connecting straight to the camera.
Several applications even give a Liveview and release the shutter whenever you are not close to the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI out, it could be connected to an external monitor. Most cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack through the USB port.
Samsung NX500 Video specs
The highest possible video resolution in the Samsung NX500 is 4096 x 2160 and it can shoot in H.265 file format. 2160p provides an exceptional resolution for video. You can easily crop to 1080p in order to get improved video. Be mindful of the substantial file sizes and ensure you have got good SD cards that have fast write speeds. The camera does not offer a mic and headphone port which means that you get little control over your sound. It is probably best to have a look at another camera in case you need good sound in your videos.
Samsung NX500 Weather Sealing
There is no environment proofing for the Samsung NX500 so you need to be careful in rainy or dusty situations.
Samsung NX500 Screen and Viewfinder
The Samsung NX500 houses a 3" tilting display supporting a resolution of 1,036k dots.
Moreover the display is touch friendly which means you can easily change focus point as well as change settings using your fingers.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The View Finder specifications regarding Samsung NX500 are below:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders can be rather beneficial during bright outdoor situations which can easily make the camera screen washed out and hard to view.
Samsung NX500 Shutter specs
Samsung NX500 continuous shooting speed is 9.0 fps. The highest shutter speed is 1/6000 sec.
Samsung NX500 Flash and Hot shoe specs
Samsung NX500 includes external flash support but does not include built-in flash.
Samsung NX500 Autofocusing specs
Samsung NX500 includes both Phase Detect Auto Focus along with Contrast Based Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more faster and accurate in comparison with Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera boasts Face detection which makes it handy for portrait photography.
It boasts 209 focus points to choose from. Samsung NX500 has touch to focus. You are able to use your fingers in order to change where you focus. It also includes Tracking Auto Focus for things on the move. Samsung NX500 boasts manual focusing when needed during low light conditions or you want more accurate control on focusing.
Samsung NX500 Battery life
The battery life (BP1130) for the Samsung NX500 is designed to last for 370 pictures based on the CIPA requirements making it on par with its rivals. The average Entry-Level Mirrorless camera battery life is 338. Samsung NX mini features the best (650) battery life within this group of cameras.
Below is a listing of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras having the strongest battery life:
Samsung NX500 for various forms of photography
The following graph indicates a rundown of the Samsung NX500 for various forms of photography. To look at more, go to the specific paragraph below.
Samsung NX500 Portrait photography info
The Samsung NX500 has a points total of 82 which is terrific, meaning that it is a great choice to use for portraits. Photographing portraits favors heavily to sensor resolution, RAW support and capability to utilize external lighting.
Samsung NX500 Street photography highlights
Coming in at a impressive score of 82, the Samsung NX500 is a wonderful choice to use in street photography. A very good street photography camera provides a fine balance of image quality and portability.
Samsung NX500 Sports photography factors
A exceptional sports photography points total of 76 means the Samsung NX500 is a superb choice for photographing sports. A camera must have fantastic focusing plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Samsung NX500 Travel photography advice
Portability is very important in choosing a camera for travel. On the whole, the Samsung NX500 gets a fantastic 78 for a travel camera which makes it a fantastic fit to purchase for your travels.
Samsung NX500 Landscape photography info
If you are planning to purchase a digital camera for landscape photographs, the most essential factor is going to be image quality. The Samsung NX500 with it's wonderful grade of 81 for a landscape camera is a wonderful pick in the current marketplace.
Vlogging with Samsung NX500
A camera for vlogging preferably should come with a articulating display, microphone port and if possible IBIS. Taking everything into account, the Samsung NX500 is not really appropriate as a vlog camera as it comes to a subpar score of 34.
Samsung NX500 Alternatives
If you are shopping for replacements to the NX500, here is a collection of the top scored cameras which fall under the family of Entry-Level Mirrorless.
The chart followed below gives you a summary of the NX500 compared to it's top ranked rivals shown above.
Here are a few more cameras you might take into account as alternate options. To see a extensive comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.