• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 28.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • Detailed specifications
  • Samsung NX300
  • Samsung NX500
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Predecessor: Samsung NX200
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Successor: Samsung NX500
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General
Model Number: NX300 NX500
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Compact System Camera Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $799.99 $799.99
Street Price: $1,199.99 $799.00
Date Available: 2013-03-05 2015-03-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 19.4 oz (549 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
16.0 oz (454 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 4.8 x 2.5 x 1.6 in.
(122 x 64 x 41 mm)
4.7 x 2.5 x 1.7 in.
(120 x 64 x 43 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Samsung Samsung
Effective Megapixels: 20.3 28.2
Sensor Format: APS-C APS-C
Sensor size: 368.95mm2 (23.50mm x 15.70mm) 368.95mm2 (23.50mm x 15.70mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 4.29 microns 3.63 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed None
Self-Cleaning: Yes Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: Yes Yes
DxO Sensor Score: 76 87
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 23.6 24.8
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 12.7 13.9
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 942 1,379
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 5472 x 3648 (20.0 MP, 3:2),
5472 x 3080 (16.9 MP, 16:9),
3648 x 3648 (13.3 MP, 1:1),
3888 x 2592 (10.1 MP, 3:2),
3712 x 2088 (7.8 MP, 16:9),
2640 x 2640 (7.0 MP, 1:1),
2976 x 1984 (5.9 MP, 3:2),
2736 x 1824 (5.0 MP, 3:2),
2944 x 1656 (4.9 MP, 16:9),
2000 x 2000 (4.0 MP, 1:1),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1728 x 1152 (2.0 MP, 3:2),
1024 x 1024 (1.0 MP, 1:1)
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 (EXIF 2.21), .SRW 12-bit RAW JPEG, MPO, RAW (SRW), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 8.1 8.8
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60p/​30p/​15p)
1920x810 (24p)
1280x720 (60p/​30p)
640x480 (30p)
320x240 (30p)
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: MPEG4, AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC) MP4 (Video: HEVC (H.265) / Sound: AAC)
Composite Video Out: No No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Samsung NX Samsung NX
Lens: Samsung 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS III NX i-Function Samsung 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 Power Zoom ED OIS NX
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 85mm 24 - 75mm
Focal Length (actual): 18 - 55mm 16 - 50mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.06x 3.13x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 (wide) / f/5.6 (tele) - f/22 f/3.5 (wide) / f/5.6 (tele) - f/22
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 28 cm to Infinity
11.0 in to Infinity
24 cm to Infinity
9.4 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: 58.0mm 43.0mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 2x i-Zoom
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Hybrid AF (Phase and Contrast Detection); 105 points (Phase Detection AF), 247 points (Contrast AF) Hybrid contrast/phase-detect AF: 205-point PDAF (153 cross-point type) + 209-point CDAF
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No / OLED No / OLED
Viewfinder Type:    
Focus Peaking: Yes Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):    
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):    
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.3 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 768,000 dots (384,000 px) 1,036,800 dots (345,600 px)
Touchscreen: Yes Yes
Articulating Screen: Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: Yes
Max Playback Zoom:    
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 25600 25600
Minimum ISO (native): 100 100
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600 (1 or 1/3 EV steps) Auto, 100 - 25600 in 1 or 1/3 EV steps, expandable to 51200
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, White Fluorescent, Neutral Fluorescent, Daylight Fluorescent, Tungsten, Flash, Custom, Kelvin Color Temp., 7-step A/B + G/M adjust 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: 1/6000 - 30 sec 1/6000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 221-segment Multi, Center-weighted, Spot Multi (221 segments), Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Scene: Panorama (Live, 3D), Beauty shot, Night, Landscape, Portrait, Children, Sports, Close-Up, Text, Sunset, Dawn, Backlight, Fireworks, Beach & Snow, Sound Picture, 3D Photo; Smart Filter: Vignetting, Miniature, Fish-Eye, Sketch, De-fog, Halftone Dots, Soft Focus, Old Film1, Old Film2, Negative, Selective Color (4 Color Modes); Magic Frame: Old Album, Old Film, Wave, Full Moon, Old Record, Magazine, Sunny Day, Classic TV, Wall Art, Holiday, Billboard 1, Billboard 2, Newspaper 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 sec in 1 sec steps seconds 2-30 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):   Yes
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: No No
Flash Modes: Smart Flash, Auto, Auto+Red-eye reduction, Fill-in, Fill-in+Red-eye reduction, 1st Curtain, 2nd Curtain, Off 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. 8.0 m / 26.2 ft.
Flash Range Description: Bundled SEF8A flash has GN 8m at ISO 100 Bundled SEF8A flash has GN 8m at ISO 100
Max Flash Sync: 1/180 1/200
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.5EV steps +/- 2.0 EV in 0.5EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot shoe Hot shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: UHS-I UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: .SRW 12-bit RAW RAW (SRW), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: MP4 (Video: MPEG4, AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC) MP4 (Video: HEVC (H.265) / Sound: AAC)
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes Yes
NFC: Yes Yes
Bluetooth: No Yes
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes No
DPOF Compliant: Yes No
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional wired (SR2NX02) via USB Via Wi-Fi live view or Bluetooth; optional wired USB cable release
Connections (extended): Mini HDMI, IEEE 802.11b/g/n Dual-band Wi-Fi (2.5G/5G) 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): 1.12 0.83
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 1.72  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): 2  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 2.56 0.81
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 8.1 8.8
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 14 38
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 7.1 8.5
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 5 6
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 7.7 8.6
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 5 6
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.12 seconds 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): 0.088 seconds 0.097 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.41 seconds 0.36 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.071 seconds 0.076 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes): Full AF shutter lag, Multi-area AF mode = 0.299s  
Startup Time: 1.2 seconds 1.5 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 0.9 seconds 0.8 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 2.8 seconds 3.1 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 320 shots 370 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary BP1130 Proprietary BP-1130
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable 1130mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary BP1130 lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary BP-1130 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: No No
Internal Charging Supported: Yes Yes
Software
Included Software: iLauncher, Adobe Lightroom Samsung Raw Converter, i-Launcher (web version), Power Media Player, Samsung Movie Converter and Samsung DNG Converter
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: NEW 3D Still and movie capture, NEW Hybrid AF (Phase and Contrast Detection), NEW 3.3-inch AMOLED Touchscreen and Tilt Display, NEW SMART Camera 2.0 functionality, NEW Premium retro modern design, 20.3 MP CMOS sensor (APS-C), Full HD video recording, Dual-band Wi-Fi Connectivity (2.4G/5G). Available in black/silver or white/silver. Available in black, brown and white.