• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 28.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 337.5mm2
  • 32.5 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • Detailed specifications
  • Samsung NX500
  • Canon EOS 90D
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Predecessor: Samsung NX300
NX300 vs NX500
Canon 80D
80D vs 90D
Successor:    
General
Model Number: NX500 90D
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Compact System Camera SLR
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $799.99 $1599.00
Street Price: $799.00 $1,199.00
Date Available: 2015-03-15 2019-09-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 16.0 oz (454 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
42.9 oz (1,216 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 4.7 x 2.5 x 1.7 in.
(120 x 64 x 43 mm)
5.5 x 4.1 x 3.0 in.
(141 x 105 x 77 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Samsung Canon
Effective Megapixels: 28.2 32.5
Sensor Format: APS-C APS-C
Sensor size: 368.95mm2 (23.50mm x 15.70mm) 337.5mm2 (22.50mm x 15.00mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 3.63 microns 3.23 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x 1.6x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: None Fixed
Self-Cleaning: Yes Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: Yes 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)
6960 x 4640 (32.3 MP, 3:2),
4800 x 3200 (15.4 MP, 3:2),
3472 x 2320 (8.1 MP, 3:2),
2400 x 1600 (3.8 MP, 3:2),
6160 x 4640 (28.6 MP, 4:3),
4256 x 3200 (13.6 MP, 4:3),
3072 x 2320 (7.1 MP, Other),
2112 x 1600 (3.4 MP, Other),
6960 x 3904 (27.2 MP, 16:9),
4800 x 2688 (12.9 MP, Other),
3472 x 1952 (6.8 MP, 16:9),
2400 x 1344 (3.2 MP, Other),
4640 x 4640 (21.5 MP, 1:1),
3200 x 3200 (10.2 MP, 1:1),
2320 x 2320 (5.4 MP, 1:1),
1600 x 1600 (2.6 MP, 1:1)
Image File Format: JPEG, MPO, RAW (SRW), RAW+JPEG JPEG (EXIF 2.31), 14-bit .CR3 RAW, C-RAW, RAW+JPEG, C-RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 8.8 10.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 4096x2160 (24p)
3840x2160 (30p)
1920x1080 (60p/​30p/​24p)
1280x720 (60p/​30p)
640x480 (60p/​30p)
1920x1080 (120p)
1280x720 (120p)
640x480 (120p)
3840x2160 (30p/​25p/​24p)
1920x1080 (120p/​100p/​60p/​50p/​30p/​25p/​24p)
1280x720 (60p/​50p/​30p/​25p)
Movie File Format: MP4 (Video: HEVC (H.265) / Sound: AAC) MOV (Video: H.264 All-I, Audio: Stereo Linear PCM), MP4 (Video: H.264 IPB/IPB Light, Audio: 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 Canon EF/EF-S
Lens: Samsung 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 Power Zoom ED OIS NX Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 24 - 75mm 29 - 216mm
Focal Length (actual): 16 - 50mm 18 - 135mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.13x 7.50x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 (wide) / f/5.6 (tele) - f/22 f/3.5 - f/22 (wide) / f/5.6 - f/36 (tele)
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 24 cm to Infinity
9.4 in to Infinity
39 cm to Infinity
15.4 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: 43.0mm 67.0mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values:  
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Hybrid contrast/phase-detect AF: 205-point PDAF (153 cross-point type) + 209-point CDAF OVF: AF-dedicated CMOS sensor, 45-points, up to 45 cross-type (f/5.6), 1 dual-cross (f/2.8 and f/5.6), 27 support f/8 (9 cross-type); Live View: Dual-Pixel CMOS AF
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No / OLED Optical / LCD
Viewfinder Type:   SLR type; eye-level pentaprism, ~100% coverage, ~0.95x magnification, 22mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopter
Focus Peaking: Yes No
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):   0.59x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):   0.95x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 1,036,800 dots (345,600 px) 1,040,000 dots (346,600 px)
Touchscreen: Yes Yes
Articulating Screen: Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No Yes
Selfie Screen: Yes Yes
Max Playback Zoom:    
Top Deck Display: No Yes
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 25600 25600
Minimum ISO (native): 100 100
ISO Settings: Auto, 100 - 25600 in 1 or 1/3 EV steps, expandable to 51200 Auto, 100 - 25600 in 1/3 or 1EV steps, Expandable to 51200
Auto ISO Mode: Yes 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 Auto (with White or Ambience Priority), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent, Flash, Custom, Kelvin 2,500K - 10,000K
Shutter Speed Range: 1/6000 - 30 sec 1/16000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Multi (221 segments), Center-weighted, Spot 220K-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor: 216-zone Evaluative (linked to all AF points), Center-weighted, Partial (6.5%), Spot (2.0%); 384 zones in Live View mode
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 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) Creative Auto, Scene (Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Group Photo, Panning, Food, Kids, Candlelight, Night Portrait, Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight Control), 2 Custom User Settings, Creative Filters (Fish-eye, Water-painting, Grainy Black and White, Soft Focus, Toy Camera, Miniature, HDR Art (Standard/Vivid/Bold/Embossed)
Self Timer: 2-30 seconds 10 or 2 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): Yes Yes
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: No Yes
Flash Modes: Smart Flash, Auto, Auto+Red-eye reduction, Fill-in, Fill-in+Red-eye reduction, 1st Curtain, 2nd Curtain, Off Auto, Manual flash, Integrated Speedlite Transmitter
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 8.0 m / 26.2 ft. 12.0 m / 39.4 ft.
Flash Range Description: Bundled SEF8A flash has GN 8m at ISO 100 Lens aperture dependent; GN= 12m (39.4 ft.) at ISO 100, works out to about 11.2 feet at f/3.5 and 7 feet at f/5.6
Max Flash Sync: 1/200 1/250
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.5EV steps +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot shoe Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   Full TTL exposure
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: UHS-I UHS-II
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: RAW (SRW), RAW+JPEG 14-bit .CR3 RAW, C-RAW, RAW+JPEG, C-RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: MP4 (Video: HEVC (H.265) / Sound: AAC) MOV (Video: H.264 All-I, Audio: Stereo Linear PCM), MP4 (Video: H.264 IPB/IPB Light, Audio: AAC)
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes Yes
NFC: Yes No
Bluetooth: Yes Yes
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No Yes
Headphone Jack: No Yes
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: No Yes
DPOF Compliant: No Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Via Wi-Fi live view or Bluetooth; optional wired USB cable release Optional wired or wireless
Connections (extended): Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11b/g/n) with NFC; Bluetooth; Mult-function USB port compatible with wired remote Mini (Type-C) HDMI, Micro-B USB 2.0, 3.5mm Microphone Jack, 3.5mm Headphone Jack, Wired Remote Jack
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.83 <0.3
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 0.31
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 8.8 10.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 38 57
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 8.5 10.0
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 6 27
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 8.6 10.0
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 6 26
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.20 seconds 0.13 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):   0.056 seconds
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.097 seconds 0.080 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.36 seconds 0.16 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.076 seconds 0.057 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):   Default EFCS mode used. Electronic shutter mode: Full AF lag = 0.231s, Manual focus lag = 0.079s, Prefocused lag = 0.056s
Startup Time: 1.5 seconds 0.4 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 0.8 seconds 0.2 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 3.1 seconds 3.2 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 370 shots 450 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):   1300 shots
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary BP-1130 Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: 1130mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable LP-E6N or LP-E6 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary BP-1130 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary LP-E6N Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: No Yes
Internal Charging Supported: Yes No
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.