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First Samsung NX500 Reviews and Samples

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First reviews and sample are now available online for the Samsung NX500 mirrorless interchangeable lens camera.

The new Samung NX500 4K capabilities camera has been tested by Cinema5D website. See their pros and cons list below.

PhotographyBlog also posted a gallery of 63 JPEG photos and 5 movies taken with the new Samsung NX500 camera.

The Samsung NX500 features a 28MP APS-C-size BSI-CMOS sensor and provides 4K and UHD video recording, a sophisticated hybrid NX AF system III, and (naturally) built-in Wi-Fi.


First Samsung NX500 Reviews

The NX500 is also highly recommended at PhotographyBlog and their conclusion is :

So although the Samsung NX500’s formula isn’t quite as simple as NX1 features meets NX300 design, the fact that you can now buy a 28 megapixel, 4K video interchangeable lens camera that’s stylish, well-built and fast for just £599.99 / $799.99 (with a half-decent lens) is a really aggressive move by Samsung, one that should make the other manufacturers sit up and take note. Our only concern is that the NX500 might prove to be too complicated for its target consumer audience, and not quite complicated enough for advanced users, especially on the video side…

Samsung NX500 Pros and Cons


  • Excellent battery life
  • full manual control
  • Good fast mostly accurate autofocus in video mode
  • High quality OLED screen which allows easy focusing (especially if used in combination with LCDVF from Kinotehnik
  • Peaking is accurate and pleasant to the eyes
  • Multi resolution/frame rate camera
  • Multi region (PAL/NTSC)
  • H265 codec (currently not supported by the major editing platforms but it’s only a matter of time)…
  • Touch screen (for the one who like/need it)
  • Interchangeable lens system


  • No dedicated headphone/ line-in terminals for better audio recording/monitoring
  • 30 min recording limit
  • No build in viewfinder
  • No “flat picture profile” in this engineering sample.
  • “In camera” battery charging

Samsung NX500 Camera Price

The NX500 is available from the camera stores below for $799.99 with 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 Power Zoom ED OIS kit lens.

Buy Samsung NX500 Mirrorless Camera
Samsung NX500 with 16-50mm PZW Lens $799.99 Amazon | Adorama