Samsung NX500 Review

March 17, 2015 | Mark Goldstein | |

Specifications

Design

  • Color

    Black

  • Camera Type

    Interchangable Lens Camera

 

Image sensor

  • Effective Pixel

    28.2 MP

  • Total Pixel

    Entire amount of pixels in a camera's chip regardless of whether any are shaded or inactive.

30.7 MP

  • Image Sensor Type

    BSI CMOS

Lens

  • Type

    Samsung NX lens

  • Mount

    Samsung NX mount

Shutter Speed

  • Modes

    Auto:1/6000 - 1/4sec. Manual:1/6000 - 30sec. Bulb

Exposure

  • Compensation

    Still: ±5 EV, Movie: ±3 EV (1/3EV step)

  • ISO Equivalent

    Auto, 100-25600 (1EV or 1/3EV step)

  • Metering System

    TTL 221 Block segment

Focusing

  • Modes

    Active AF, Single AF, Continuous AF, MF

  • Range

    EV -4-20

 

Shooting

  • Drive Modes

    Single, Continuous, Self-timer, Bracket

  • Modes

    Auto, Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual, Samsung Auto Shot, Smart, Custom

  • RAW format shooting

    28M (6480x4320)

Display

  • Field of View

    100

  • Main LCD Screen

    3" Super AMOLED w/Touch Screen

  • Resolution

    1036k dots

Video

  • Edit

    Still Image Capture, Time Trimming

  • Recording

    4096x2160 (24 fps),3840x2160 (30 fps),1920x1080,1280x720,640x480,*When recording 4K or UHD video, the angle of view becomes narrower. (Effective angle of view : approx. 4K 1.68 times, UHD 1.77 times the focal length)

  • Movie Clip

    Audio On/Off

Flash

  • Modes

    Smart Flash, Auto, Auto+Red-eye reduction, Fill-in, Fill-in+Red-eye reduction, 1st Curtain, 2nd Curtain, OFF

  • Sync. Speed

    Less than 1/200sec.

Image Stabilization

  • Optical Image Stabilization

    OIS Mode1 / Mode2 / Off

Smart Settings

  • Smart Filter

    Vignetting, Minature, Watercolor, Selective Color (R/G/B/Y 4 Colors)

 

Picture Effects

  • Picture Wizard

    Standard, Classic, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Forest, Retro, Cool, Calm, Custom(1-3)

i-Function

  • i-Zoom

    Yes

Self-timer

  • Self-timer

    2 - 30sec. (1sec. step)

Dust Reduction

  • Dust Reduction

    Supersonic drive

 

White Balance

  • Modes

    Auto, Auto+Tungsten, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent (W, N, D), Tungsten, Flash, Custom, K(Manual)

Storage

  • File Format

    RAW, JPEG, MPO(3D)

  • Image Size

    JPEG: (3:2):28M (6480x4320), 13.9M (4560x3040), 7.1M (3264x2176), 3M (2112x1408) (16:9):23.6M (6480x3648), 11.9M (4608x2592), 6.2M (3328x1872), 2.4M (2048x1152) (1:1):18.7M (4320x4320), 9.5M (3088x3088), 4.7M (2160x2160), 2M (1408x1408)
    RAW: 28M (6480x4320)
    Burst: 7M (3232x2152)

  • External Memory (Optional)

    SD, SDHC, SDXC(UHS-1 support)

Wireless Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi

    Yes

  • Bluetooth

    Yes

Inputs & Outputs

  • HDMI

    Yes

  • USB 2.0

    Yes

Dimensions

  • Product Size (WxHxD)

    4.7" x 2.5" x 1.7"

Weight

  • Product without battery and card

    0.63 lb.

Power

  • DC power input

    DC 5.0V, 1A via Micro USB port

  • Battery

    Rechargeable Battery BP1130

System Requirements

  • Windows

    Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 Intel 3rd Gen. i5 3.4GHz or higher (equivalent AMD processor) recommended

  • Macintosh

    Mac OS 10.7 or higher recommended

Operating Conditions

  • Humidity

    5 - 85%

  • Temperature

    32 - 104 °F

Software

  • Included in Box

    iLauncher, Power Media Player, Samsung Movie Converter, Samsung Raw Converter, Samsung DNG converter

User Interface

  • Supported Languages

    33 Languages (Arabic, Chinese(Simplified/Traditional), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norsk, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese)