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Samsung NX500 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens (White)

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Samsung NX500 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens (White)
Key Features
  • 28.2MP BSI APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DRIMe V Image Signal Processor
  • 4K HEVC Video Recording at 24 fps
  • 3.0" 1036k-Dot Tilt-Touchscreen Monitor
Capture brilliant photographs and video with the exceptionally compact NX500 Mirrorless Digital Camera from Samsung. This camera takes a 28.2-megapixel backside-illuminated APS-C CMOS sensor and pairs it with the DRIMe V Image Signal Processor to creative high resolution images with low noise at sensitivities up to ISO 51200. This combination also enables the recording of 4K video at up to 24 fps or UHD at up to 30 fps with HEVC (H.265) compression for saving space without sacrificing quality. Adding to the unit's versatility is the inclusion of the 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 Power Zoom ED OIS zoom lens.
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Samsung NX500 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 228.2MP BSI APS-C CMOS Sensor & DRIMe V Image Signal Processor
  • 34K, UHD, and Full HD Video Recording
  • 4NX Autofocus System III
  • 5High-Speed Performance
  • 63.0" 1036k-Dot Tilt-Touchscreen Monitor
  • 7Operability
  • 8Connectivity
  • 9Auto Shot Mode
  • 10Other Features

Capture brilliant photographs and video with the exceptionally compact NX500 Mirrorless Digital Camera from Samsung. This camera takes a 28.2-megapixel backside-illuminated APS-C CMOS sensor and pairs it with the DRIMe V Image Signal Processor to creative high resolution images with low noise at sensitivities up to ISO 51200. This combination also enables the recording of 4K video at up to 24 fps or UHD at up to 30 fps with HEVC (H.265) compression for saving space without sacrificing quality. Adding to the unit's versatility is the inclusion of the 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 Power Zoom ED OIS zoom lens.

High-speed shooting at up to 9 fps is possible as well and the NX500 uses the NX Autofocus System III with 205 phase-detect points of which 153 are cross-type for fast, accurate focusing. Composing and viewing images and video is greatly benefited by the inclusion of a 3.0" 1036k-dot AMOLED touchscreen monitor on the rear of the camera. Additionally, this screen can be tilted up to 180° for shooting at a wide variety of angles.

Operability of the NX500 is designed to be simple through the use of two separate command dials on the back and front of the camera as well as a Hybrid UI for intuitive usage. Another feature of this model is Samsung Auto Shot which tracks subjects at 240 fps in order to trigger the shutter at the ideal moment, such as when a baseball player makes contact with a pitch. Additionally, it comes with the ED-SEF8A Flash and has built-in Wi-Fi connectivity with NFC and Bluetooth options.

The camera is compatible with Samsung NX-mount lenses and included in this kit is the Samsung 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 Power Zoom ED OIS lens. Offering a 24.6-77mm-equivalent focal length range, this versatile wide-to-short telephoto utilizes low dispersion and aspherical elements to reduce aberrations throughout the zoom range. Optical image stabilization minimizes the appearance of camera shake and Electro zoom control realizes smooth zooming performance that is especially beneficial to video recording.

28.2MP BSI APS-C CMOS Sensor & DRIMe V Image Signal Processor

A large 28.2MP BSI APS-C CMOS sensor works with the DRIMe V Image Signal Processor to produce high-resolution digital imagery while maintaining good shadow details and enhancing low-light performance throughout the camera's 100 to 51200 ISO range.

4K, UHD, and Full HD Video Recording

As a 4K-capable camera, the NX500 is among the most compact cameras in its class. Aside from 4K/24p, video can be recorded in Ultra-HD, at 30p, as well as in full HD up to 60p. To help ensure that even the highest resolution video files are easy work with, the NX500 accommodates UHS-I memory cards and employs HEVC (H.265) compression.

NX Autofocus System III

The NX Autofocus System III utilizes 205 phase and 209 contrast-detection autofocus points to acquire focus quickly and precisely. The phase-detection method is ideal for gaining focus in an expedited manner while contrast-detection is employed to fine-tune the focus for critical applications. When combined, focusing is sharp and leads to making photos in a natural and intuitive manner.

High-Speed Performance

Leveraging the powerful processor, the NX500 features continuous shooting rates of up to 9 fps as well as a maximum shutter speed of 1/6000 second. Also, high-speed bursts are possible at up to 30 fps when using lower resolutions.

3.0" 1036k-Dot Tilt-Touchscreen Monitor

Reviewing and composing critical shots is made easier by the 180° tilt capability of the 3.0" 1036k-dot touchscreen AMOLED monitor. This display enables users to shoot at odd angles while still keeping the image in view. Also, the touchscreen functionality allows for fast review or changing of settings.

Operability

The NX500 incorporates two separate command dials, one on the front and one on the back, that streamline the changing of shooting settings. This is combined with a Hybrid UI for intuitive control over your camera.

Connectivity

Files saved on a memory card within the NX500 can be downloaded off the camera via its USB 2.0 connection. When wirelessly accessing images stored to the camera is preferred, NFC capability allows individual files to be transferred to a smartphone or tablet with one tap. Large groups of images may be transferred using 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth can be used to easily activate the Wi-Fi while allowing a connected phone to constantly feed accurate GPS data to the camera for tagging to photos and videos in real-time.

Auto Shot Mode

Samsung's Auto Shot mode tracks subjects at 240 fps and triggers the shutter at the ideal moment. The NX500 offers 3 different settings for this mode, Baseball, Group Jump, and Trap Shot, which will allow users to more easily capture action in their images.

Other Features

  • Features micro-USB and micro HDMI ports for connection to a computer or display.
  • Intervalometer feature for setting up time lapses.
  • Software CD includes i-Launcher, Power Media Player, Samsung Movie Converter, and Samsung DNG Converter.

Samsung NX500 Specs

Imaging
Sensor ResolutionActual: 30.7 Megapixel
Effective: 28.2 Megapixel
Aspect Ratio16:9
Bit Depth14-Bit
Exposure Control
Metering MethodCenter-Weighted Average, Multi-Zone, Spot
White BalanceAuto, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Natural White), Fluorescent (Warm White), Kelvin, Tungsten
Focus
Focus ModeAutomatic (A), Continuous-Servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M), Single-Servo AF (S)
Autofocus PointsPhase Detection: 205 (153 Cross-Type)
Contrast Detection: 209
Flash
Flash ModesFirst-Curtain Sync, Auto, Auto/Red-Eye Reduction, Fill Flash, Fill Flash/Red-Eye Reduction, Off, Second-Curtain Sync,
External Flash ConnectionHot Shoe
Battery1 x ED-BP1130 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.6 VDC, 1130 mAh
Kit Lens
Angle of View82.6° to 31.4°
Maximum Magnification0.24x
Minimum Focus Distance9.45" / 24 cm
Optical Design9 Elements in 8 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7
Image StabilizationYes
Dimensions (ø x L)2.55 x 1.22" / 64.8 x 31 mm
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.8 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.9 x 5.9 x 4"
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What is the largest SD card supported by this camera ?
Asked by: Steven W.
There is no size limit for SD cards in the NX500.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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My NX500 refuses to send pictures via email. Also, the Samsung Manager app is not working and whenever I connect my camera to my macbook air it stops working and my computer claims that I ejected my camera when I didn't Is this a bug with my camera? Can anyone help me I just want to be able to post my pics on social media!
Asked by: erin k.
Recheck your email settings to make sure it's set up right. If it is then maybe your email provider is holding you back from sending pics that are too big. Many email providers will not let you send any more then 10MB files. Since the NX500 produced 29megapixel images, they are probably too big to send.
Answered by: Rick Q.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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How is the video performance of the NX-500 at 720p 120fps? is there a duration limit recording in slow motion? Also I have read that the NX-500 has a short live battery, how long the battery last recording video?
Asked by: Sandra B.
Yes, when using that setting there is a 30 minute time limit. Let me say this much. I highly recommend this camera. I have been using it since December and I love it. As for battery life I have used all kinds of camera's Nikon, Panasonic, etc and I am very pleased with the amount of battery life I get from the Samsung. However it has long been my habit to always purchase two additional batteries when I purchase a camera. I number them and use them in sequence. I hope this helps.
Answered by: P.Neko M.
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

the NX500 has clean hdmi out? works with atomos ninja 2?
Asked by: Adilson M.
This camera does not have clean HDMI out.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

Can I put a trigger on this to operate studio lights?
Asked by: Jeffrey A.
The NX500 Manual says Yes (page 108-109): Set the flash mode, exposure value, flash brightness, or multi flash when you attach an external flash to the camera. You can also set wireless sync to control the external flash. Set wireless sync to control internal and external flash units remotely via wireless signal. The remote system consists of a master flash that is mounted on the camera and one or more slave flash units. A slave flash is assigned to one of three groups: A, B, or C. (page 109)
Answered by: Sergey T.
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

What are the differences in the NX-500 and NX-1 processor?
Asked by: Anonymous
The NX500 uses the DRIMe Vs processor and the NX1 uses the DRIMe V process. Which means the NX1 processor is a bit faster than the NX500. This is why the NX1 shoots 15fps and the NX500 shoots 9fps. Hope this answers your question!
Answered by: Neil B.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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Is the included flash a separate item or is it built-in ?
Asked by: Anonymous
it is a separate item, inclded in the package
Answered by: mike g.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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Does the Samsung NX500 output a live video signal from the HDMI port whilst taking stills? I want to use this camera as primarily a stills camera mounted on a UAV so need a realtime video feed of what the camera is seeing.
Asked by: Anonymous
The camera WILL still continue an HDMI feed while taking stills and video. It is recommended to turn off the Auto Preview after each image is captured to help prevent any interruptions from occurring.
Answered by: Anthony Z.
Date published: 2018-08-26
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