Samsung NX500 Mirrorless Digital Camera

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Samsung NX500 Mirrorless Camera

The compact Samsung NX500 Mirrorless Digital Camera allows you to capture brilliant photographs and video. This camera pairs a 28.2-megapixel backside-illuminated APS-C CMOS sensor with the DRIMe V Image Signal Processor to produce high resolution images with low noise at sensitivities as high as ISO 51200. This combination also allows the capture of 4K video at up to 24 frames per second or UHD at up to 30 frames per second with HEVC (H.265) compression for saving space without giving up quality. Adding to the unit's versatility is the included 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 Power Zoom ED OIS zoom lens.

High-speed photography at up to 9 frames per second is possible as well and the NX500 makes use of the NX AF System III featuring 205 phase-detect points of which 153 are the cross-type for quick, precise focusing. Composing and viewing images and video is available with the inclusion of a 3.0 inch 1036k-dot AMOLED touchscreen monitor at the back of the camera. In addition, this screen may be tilted up to 180° for capturing photos at a wide variety of angles.

Operability of the NX500 is engineered to be simple to operate with the use of a pair of separate command dials on the rear and front of the camera along with a Hybrid UI for intuitive control. Another feature is the Samsung Auto Shot which tracks subjects at 240 frames per second in order to trigger the shutter at the optimal moment, such as when a baseball player comes in contact with a pitch. In addition, it features the ED-SEF8A Flash and comes with built-in Wi-Fi connectivity along with NFC and Bluetooth options.

The camera uses Samsung NX-mount lenses and the Samsung Power Zoom 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 ED OIS lens is includes with this kit. Delivering a 24.6 thru 77mm-equivalent focal length range, this all around wide-to-short telephoto makes use of low dispersion and aspherical elements to diminish aberrations through the entire zoom range. Optical image stabilization diminishes the display of camera shake and Electro zoom control results in smooth zooming operation that is especially beneficial to video recording.

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MSRP $799 (with 16-50mm PZ lens)
Body type
Body type Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Max resolution 6480 x 4320
Other resolutions 6480 x 3648, 4320 x 4320, 4560 x 3040, 4605 x 2592, 3088 x 3088, 3264 x 2176, 3328 x 1872, 2160 x 2160, 2112 x 1408, 2048 x 1152, 1408 x 1408
Image ratio w:h 1:1, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels 28 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 31 megapixels
Sensor size APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm)
Sensor type BSI-CMOS
Processor DRIMe Vs
ISO Auto, 100 - 25600, expandable to 51200
Boosted ISO (maximum) 51200
White balance presets 7
Custom white balance Yes
Image stabilization No
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Super fine, fine, normal
Optics & Focus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Manual focus Yes
Number of focus points 209
Lens mount Samsung NX
Focal length multiplier 1.5
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Tilting
Screen size 3
Screen dots 1,036,000
Touch screen Yes
Screen type Super AMOLED
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type None
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/6000 sec
Aperture priority Yes
Shutter priority Yes
Manual exposure mode Yes
Subject / scene modes Yes
Built-in flash No (GN8 external flash included)
External flash Yes (via hot shoe)
Flash modes Smart flash, auto, auto w/redeye reduction, fill flash, fill w/redeye reduction, 1st-curtain, 2nd-curtain, off
Continuous drive 9.0 fps
Self-timer Yes (2 - 30 secs)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation 5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
AE Bracketing 3 (at 1 EV steps)
WB Bracketing Yes
Videography features
Resolutions 3840 x 2160 (30p), 4096 x 2160 (24p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720, 640 x 480
Format H.265
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI Yes (micro-HDMI)
Microphone port No
Headphone port No
Wireless Built-In
Wireless notes 802.11/b/g/n + Bluetooth
Remote control Yes (wired or via smartphone)
Environmentally sealed No
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description BP1130 lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 370
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)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
GPS None



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Samsung NX500 Mirrorless Digital Camera Reviewed by Gene Wright on . Rating: 4.5