• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 28.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 370.5mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 50,000

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Differences

Samsung NX500 advantages over Leica TL2

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Less expensive
    $799 vs $1950*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 370 vs 250 shots
    Capture more photos
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More pixels
    28.2 vs 24.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.8 fps vs 7.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Leica TL2 advantages over Samsung NX500

  • Newer
    3 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Faster shutter
    1/40000 vs 1/6000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Very good image quality with high-resolution files; Excellent high ISO performance with RAW files; Very good dynamic range; Fast AF performance; Compact design with good build quality; Better ergonomics than predecessor; 4K video recording.

  • High ISO noise reduction too strong; AF struggles in low-light; Buffer depth is shallow with RAW files; No option for EVF; No built-in flash (external one included); 4K Video is cropped with narrower FOV.

The Competition

Compared to Sony A6000

Samsung NX500
Sony A6000
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $548
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
Leica TL2
Sony A6000
  • $1950
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $548
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Sony A6300

Samsung NX500
Sony A6300
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Leica TL2
Sony A6300
  • $1950
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Thinner
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Fujifilm X-A3

Samsung NX500
Fujifilm X-A3
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Fast startup
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection
Leica TL2
Fujifilm X-A3
  • $1950
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Sony A6500

Samsung NX500
Sony A6500
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $1398
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Leica TL2
Sony A6500
  • $1950
  • APS-C
  • Thinner
  • Higher-res screen
  • $1398
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Leica TL

Samsung NX500
Leica TL
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $1447
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Internal flash
Leica TL2
Leica TL
  • $1950
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • More pixels
  • $1447
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
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