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Model Name: Samsung NX500 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
Predecessor: Samsung NX300
NX300 vs NX500
Successor:  
General
Model Number: NX500
Alternate Model Number(s):  
Camera Format: Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: Yes
Retail Price: $799.99
Street Price: $799.00
Date Available: 2015-03-15
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 16.0 oz (454 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 4.7 x 2.5 x 1.7 in.
(120 x 64 x 43 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Samsung
Effective Megapixels: 28.2
Sensor Format: APS-C
Sensor size: 368.95mm2 (23.50mm x 15.70mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 3.63 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: None
Self-Cleaning: Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: Yes
DxO Sensor Score: 87
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 24.8
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 13.9
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 1,379
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 6480 x 4320 (28.0 MP, 3:2),
4560 x 3040 (13.9 MP, 3:2),
3264 x 2176 (7.1 MP, 3:2),
2112 x 1408 (3.0 MP, 3:2),
6480 x 3648 (23.6 MP, 16:9),
4608 x 2592 (11.9 MP, 16:9),
3328 x 1872 (6.2 MP, 16:9),
2048 x 1152 (2.4 MP, 16:9),
4320 x 4320 (18.7 MP, 1:1),
3088 x 3088 (9.5 MP, 1:1),
2160 x 2160 (4.7 MP, 1:1),
1408 x 1408 (2.0 MP, 1:1)
Image File Format: JPEG, MPO, RAW (SRW), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 8.8
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 4096x2160 (24p)
3840x2160 (30p)
1920x1080 (60p/30p/24p)
1280x720 (60p/30p)
640x480 (60p/30p)
1920x1080 (120p)
1280x720 (120p)
640x480 (120p)
Movie File Format: MP4 (Video: HEVC (H.265) / Sound: AAC)
Composite Video Out: No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Samsung NX
Lens: Samsung 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 Power Zoom ED OIS NX
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 24 - 75mm
Focal Length (actual): 16 - 50mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.13x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 (wide) / f/5.6 (tele) - f/22
Integrated ND Filter: No
Normal Focus Range: 24 cm to Infinity
9.4 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:  
Filter Thread: 43.0mm
Thread Type: n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values:
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Hybrid contrast/phase-detect AF: 205-point PDAF (153 cross-point type) + 209-point CDAF
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No / OLED
Viewfinder Type:  
Focus Peaking: Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 1,036,800 dots (345,600 px)
Touchscreen: Yes
Articulating Screen: Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: Yes
Max Playback Zoom:  
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 25600
Minimum ISO (native): 100
ISO Settings: Auto, 100 - 25600 in 1 or 1/3 EV steps, expandable to 51200
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent (W, N, D), Tungsten, Auto+Tungsten, Flash, Custom, K (Manual); Micro Adjustment each 7 steps in Amber/Blue and Green/Magenta axes
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/6000
Bulb Mode: Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Multi (221 segments), Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Beauty Face, Landscape, Action Freeze, Rich Tones, Panorama, Waterfall, Silhouette, Sunset, Night, Fireworks, Light Trace, Multi-Exposure; Smart Range+, HDR, Samsung Auto Shot (SAS)
Self Timer: 2-30 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): Yes
High Resolution Composite: No
Flash
Built-in Flash: No
Flash Modes: Smart Flash, Auto, Auto+Red-eye reduction, Fill-in, Fill-in+Red-eye reduction, 1st Curtain, 2nd Curtain, Off
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 8.0 m / 26.2 ft.
Flash Range Description: Bundled SEF8A flash has GN 8m at ISO 100
Max Flash Sync: 1/200
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.5EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:  
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: UHS-I
Other Memory:  
Dual Card Slots: No
RAW Capture Support: Yes
Uncompressed Format: RAW (SRW), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: MP4 (Video: HEVC (H.265) / Sound: AAC)
Included Memory: No memory included
Included Memory Type:  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes
NFC: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Built-In GPS: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: No
DPOF Compliant: No
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Via Wi-Fi live view or Bluetooth; optional wired USB cable release
Connections (extended): Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11b/g/n) with NFC; Bluetooth; Mult-function USB port compatible with wired remote
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.83
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 0.81
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 8.8
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 38
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 8.5
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 6
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 8.6
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 6
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.20 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.097 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.36 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.076 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time: 1.5 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 0.8 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 3.1 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 370 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):  
Battery Life, Video:  
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary BP-1130
Usable Battery Types: 1130mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary BP-1130 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: No
Internal Charging Supported: Yes
Software
Included Software: Samsung Raw Converter, i-Launcher (web version), Power Media Player, Samsung Movie Converter and Samsung DNG Converter
OS Compatibility:  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Available in black, brown and white.


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