Samsung NX500 28 MP Wireless Smart Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens (Brown)
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- New 28MP Back Side Illuminated APS-C Sensor.
- The NX AF System III on the NX500 is supported by 205 phase detect auto focus points
- NX500 can shoot at up to 9 FPS at full resolution
- Captures UHD/4k video to SD card
- Incorporates the newest Wi-Fi standard, IEEE802.11 b/g/n
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28-megapixel smart camera captures UHD/4K video.
NX500 28MP Smart Camera
At a glance:
- Powerful APS/C sensor captures images in 28MP resolution
- Records video in true 4K resolutions
- Fast shutter speed captures moving subjects with exceptional precision
- Ergonomic design with intuitive, manual controls and Wi-Fi/Bluetooth connectivity
- Flip screen lets you capture low-angle shots
Samsung NX500 Camera (Brown)
An ideal choice for casual photographers and enthusiasts alike, the Samsung NX500 Mirrorless Camera packs exceptional image and video quality, fast shooting, and versatile connectivity features into a compact package. This camera is equipped with a 28MP sensor and a high-performance autofocus system, helping you capture even the fastest-moving subjects with speed and precision. It also supports 4K UHD video recording.
Built to handle any shooting situation, the NX500 gives you full access to manual control with its intuitive dials and bright, ergonomic touchscreen. The camera also boasts Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity for easier sharing and photo uploading. And thanks to the camera's interchangeable lens design, you have the option of shooting with any of the powerful Samsung NX lenses.
Powerful sensor captures vivid, detailed photos
The NX500 Mirrorless Camera features a powerful 28MP APS/C image sensor that captures lifelike colors and detail with ultra-high resolution. The sensor uses innovative backside illumination (BSI) technology to maximize the amount of useable light, resulting in a rich, colorful image with minimal noise. With its exceptionally fast NX hybrid autofocusing system, the camera can hone in on a subject quickly and keep it in focus for the duration of your shooting.
Shoot accurately in a variety of lighting conditions
Even if your scene is poorly lit, you can still snap a sharp, in-focus shot thanks to the NX500's robust low-light capabilities. The camera features a broad ISO range of 100 to 25,600 (expandable to 51,200) that lets you capture night shots and indoor shots with minimal blurring. It is also equipped with Adaptive Noise Reduction technology, which helps minimize the amount of noise in your images, even when you're shooting at high ISO levels.
Fast, continuous shooting captures all the action
Thanks to its powerful DRIMe 5s processor and fast shutter speeds, the NX500 camera captures moving targets with exceptional speed and accuracy. The camera supports shutter speeds as fast as 1/6000 of a second, so you can capture fleeting moments. Continuous shooting of up to nine frames per second lets you track a moving subject, while the adaptive autofocus ensures that don't lose detail even as your subject moves. The NX500 also assists you with Samsung Auto Shot technology, which uses a predictive algorithm to track movement and triggers the shutter at just the right moment.
Shoot high-resolution, true 4K videos
The NX500 lets you record videos in breathtaking resolutions up to 4K. The camera's high-efficiency video coding (HEVC) uses only half the storage space typically used for recording, so you can capture a large volume of footage without filling up your entire SD card.
Versatile, interchangeable lens design
Thanks to the NX500's NX lens mount, you can switch out the included 16-50 millimeter Power Zoom lens for any of the Samsung NX lenses. These powerful lenses give you access to 3-D shooting and video, wide-angle, advanced telephoto zooming, and more, so you'll be prepared to shoot in almost any situation.
Intuitive controls and ergonomic design
The NX500 gives you full creative control over your photography with its dual command dials and intuitive touchscreen UI. Using the controls, you can easily adjust settings, manage your files, and build shooting profiles with just a few flicks of your finger. And thanks to the NX500's ergonomic design, you'll always be able to shoot in comfort.
Bright flip screen for easy low-angle shots
The NX500's brilliant, full VGA AMOLED screen helps you frame your shot perfectly with its flexible, rotating design. The 3-inch screen can tilt up to 90 degrees, so you'll always have a clear view of your shot even when you're in bright sunlight. It also rotates a full 180 degrees for framing low-angle shots.
Versatile connectivity options for easy sharing
Thanks to the camera's built-in Wi-Fi, transferring your images and sharing them doesn't require memory cards or cables. You won't have to worry about running out of space, either. The camera also features Bluetooth support for effortless connections to a smartphone, tablet, or other Bluetooth-enabled device.
Product Dimensions and Weight
The NX500 measures 4.70 by 2.50 by 1.67 inches (W x H x D) and weighs 0.62 pounds.
What's in the Box
NX500 Camera Body, 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 ED OIS Power Zoom Lens, SEF-8A hot shoe mount flash unit, BP1130 lithium-ion battery, USB wall charger, Micro USB cable, body cap, lens cap, and strap.
|Auto Focus Technology|
|Battery Average Life||370 Photos|
|Battery Type||Lithium Ion|
|Compatible Mountings||Samsung NX|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||9 fps|
|Display Fixture Type||Tilting|
|Display Resolution Maximum||1036000|
|Display Size||3 inches|
|Expanded ISO Maximum||51,200|
|Expanded ISO Minimum||100|
|Exposure Control Type|
|External Memory Included||No|
|File Format||JPEG, RAW (SRW)|
|Flash Memory Type||SD/SDHC/SDXC|
|Flash Modes Description|
|Flash Sync Speed||1/200 sec|
|Flash Type||via hot shoe|
|Focus Description||Hybrid autofocus (phase + contrast detection)|
|Focus Type||Includes Manual Focus|
|Form Factor||Rangefinder-style mirrorless|
|ISO Range||Auto, 100 - 25600, expandable to 51200|
|Image Aspect Ratio||1:1, 3:2, 16:9|
|Item Dimensions||2.52 x 1.69 x 4.72 inches|
|Item Weight||0.63 pounds|
|Lens Design||Fixed Zoom|
|Lithium Battery Energy Content||8.58 Watt Hours|
|Lithium Battery Voltage||7.6 Volts|
|Lithium Battery Weight||1 gram|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description||1 year parts & labor|
|Maximum Aperture Range||f/3.5-f/5.6|
|Maximum Focal Length||50|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/6000 of a second|
|Maximum horizontal resolution||6,480|
|Metering||Multi, Center-weighted, Spot|
|Minimum Focal Length||16|
|Minimum Shutter Speed||30 seconds|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||28 MP|
|Optical Sensor Technology||CMOS|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||43 mm|
|Photo Sensor Technology||BSI-CMOS|
|Processor Description||DRIMe Vs|
|Remote Control Description||wired or via smartphone|
|Sensor Cleaning Method||Yes|
|Shipping Weight||1.8 pounds|
|Style Name||w/ 16-50mm PZ Lens|
|Supported Battery Types||BP1130 lithium-ion battery & charger|
|Touch Screen Type||Yes|
|Video Capture Format||H.265|
|Video Capture Resolution||3840 x 2160 (30p), 4096 x 2160 (24p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720, 640 x 480|
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|Screen Size||3 in||3.3 in||3 in||3.31 in||3 in||3.3 in|
|Item Dimensions||1.69 x 4.72 x 2.52 in||1.61 x 4.8 x 2.52 in||1.77 x 4.72 x 2.64 in||1.61 x 4.8 x 2.52 in||0.91 x 4.33 x 2.44 in||1.61 x 4.8 x 2.52 in|
|Item Weight||0.63 lb||0.73 lb||0.76 lb||0.73 lb||6.88 ounces||0.73 lb|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||28 megapixels||20.3 megapixels||24 megapixels||20.3 megapixels||20.5 megapixels||20.3 megapixels|
|Photo Sensor Size||APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm)||APS-C (23.5 x 15.7mm)||APS-C (23.5 x 15.6mm)||APS-C||1||APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm)|
|Video Capture Resolution||3840 x 2160 (30p), 4096 x 2160 (24p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720, 640 x 480||1080p_hd||1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 24p), 1440 x 1080 (30p, 25p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p)||1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720, 640 x 480, 320 x 240||1080p_hd||1080p_hd|
The NX500 is defined by its advanced 28.2MP APS-C, BSI CMOS Sensor. Delivering up to 9 frames per second bursting with sharp detail and intense colors. The large sensor is ideal for creating detailed images and stunning 4k/UHD video.
Top customer reviews
The NX500 is a fantastic camera overall. Its positives greatly outweigh it few negatives. Its impressive that they took their flagship sensor from the NX1 and fit it into this smaller body. The image quality gets very close to full frame cameras and the BSI (back side illuminated) 28MP sensor is fantastic. Raw images are great up to 3200iso where as when I owned 2 full frame Canon 5d Mark2's the max I would go to is 1600 so that very impressive.
The camera is built very well, much better than I thought for the price and I love the layout of the buttons and dials. There are two scroll wheels for your shutter speed and aperture just like on a full size DSLR/mirrorless camera so it makes it easy to use manual mode. If your coming down from fullsize camera or potentially getting on in the future this will give you a very good transition. The screen is the same from the NX1 and one of the very best I've seen. It's really high resolution and very sharp with great colors and viewing angles and the touch screen is very responsive, better than any other cameras touchscreen that I've used.
The 4k video looks fantastic and is almost identical to the flagship NX1. I had to take two 4k stills from the images and zoom in 4x to see just a hair more detail in the NX1 that's double the price. There are a few compromises that had to be made to meet the price point and more so the size of this camera. There's not mic or headphone jack, and there's a crop and rec time limit for 4k video. Instead of offering a EVF they gave us a verticle flip screen which may be a big benefit for you, or a negative depending on your shooting style (I like it).
I have a video review for the NX500 on my youtube channel where I go into detail with testing and examples for both photo and 4k video as well as a detailed comparison of the NX500 with a competitor the Panasonic LX100. Both these videos have links where you can download photo and video samples from the cameras. If your interested just do a search for Max Yuryev NX500 and you'll find them.
If you're interested in a compact camera with interchangeable lenses that takes fantastic images and 4k video I would recommend this camera to you. Samsung's Pancake 30mm F2 lens is a great combo for this camera!
Crazy fast start-up time. You can take a photo within 1 second of powering the camera on. Nice feel, sits comfortably in my hands and I like how the shutter button is on a sloped angle, makes it much more natural to take the photo. The touchscreen, as we've come to expect from Samsung, is slick and very responsive. Very sharp screen, and it's an articulating screen which should please the selfie nuts. The included 16-50 power zoom lens seems like it's very good quality. It's mostly metal and had some weight on it, which is usually a good sign for an electronic product.
The several different "smart" photo options are great too. Rich Tones and Panorama are my 2 favorites so far, the waterfall one is very nice too (make sure you're using a tripod for that setting though). Onboard editing of pictures is great and very easy to do, and sharing images right to facebook or your cell phone couldn't possibly be any easier.
I previously owned the NX2000 and I feel, so far, that this camera is a very nice step forward in technology. A lot of the gripes about this camera will be directed towards the 4k crop video recording and the lac of a mic, since I have a Hero4 and don't intend to shoot video with this that doesn't really bother me at all. A reviewer below me gave the camera a mediocre review based on the "fact" that this camera has the same CPU as the NX1, which is false. This uses the Drime Vs CPU instead of the Drime V in the NX1. It's a scaled down version. If the Drime V was in the NX500 the camera would overheat in minutes, especially whilst recording 4k. It's a compact camera people, the technology simply isn't there yet for true 4k recording. The 60fps in 1080p does look incredibly sharp, for what it's worth. Videophiles will not be pleased with this camera (nor any compact for that matter) and that's just how it's going to be until technology advances.
I slapped my 30mm pancake lens on and shot a few photos, one is attached. I'm a mountaineer and look forward to some epic landscape shots with this camera and will update this review after the next time I climb. So far I'm quite impressed with the few pictures I have taken.
No hotshoe cover. My NX2000 came with a little plastic piece that went into the hotshoe slot to protect it when I wasn't using flash. The NX500 doesn't come with that and just sits naked.
Odd spot for the recording button, took me a couple minutes to find it.
Nothing major outside of these minor issues.
Overall I'm very pleased so far and look forward to using it in the mountains ASAP
Most recent customer reviews
I wish the NX500 had been around in those days. This is a wonderful camera.