Samsung NX500

Released February, 2015
  • 28 MP
  • APS-C 23.5 x 15.7 mm CMOS
  • 3" OLED
9.4 Out of 10

Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of the Samsung NX500

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

NX500
10.0
D5500
10.0
NX300
9.0
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

NX500
8.2
D5500
7.9
NX300
9.4
Focus lag and focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

NX500
8.9
D5500
9.4
NX300
9.7
Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

NX500
n.d.
D5500
9.0
NX300
9.2
Reviews from multiple trusted sites

9.4

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

NX500
9.4
D5500
9.4
NX300
9.3

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Samsung NX500

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

NX500
1,379 ISO
Nikon D600
2,980 ISO
NX300
942 ISO

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

NX500
202 ms
NX300
116 ms
Nikon D600
260 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

NX500
76 ms
Alpha A6000
22 ms
Nikon D600
54 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

NX500
1,500 ms
Nikon D600
300 ms
D5500
400 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

NX500
9 fps
Samsung NX1
15 fps
D5500
5 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

NX500
370 photos
Nikon D600
900 photos
D5500
820 photos

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Type CMOS
Megapixels 28 MP
Resolution 6480 x 4320
Size APS-C
Area 23.5 x 15.7 mm
Crop factor 1.5x
Pixel size 13.2 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 51,200 ISO

focus system

Type Phase detection
Focus points 209
Supports continuous Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror None
Viewfinder None

performance

Max continuous shooting 9 fps
Battery life 370 photos
Continuous shooting 9 fps
Focus lag 202 ms
Shutter lag 76 ms
Startup delay 1,500 ms

video

Video 4096 x 2160 @ 24 fps
Shoots video in 24p Yes
Shoots high speed video No
External mic jack None

display

Type OLED
Size 3"
Resolution 1,036 k dots
Has a touch screen Yes
Has a flip out screen Yes
Supports live view Yes

shutter

Min 30 s
Max 1/5999 s

form factor

Size 120 x 64 x 43 mm
Thickness 43 mm
Weight 287 g
Is weather sealed No

features

Includes a GPS No
WiFi 802.11n
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