• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 28.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 12,800

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Differences

Samsung NX500 advantages over Fujifilm X-A5

  • Slower slow-motion
    120 fps vs 100 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Fast startup
    ~1.50 vs 3.1 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Less shutter lag
    0.20 vs 0.33 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    28.2 vs 24.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.8 fps vs 5.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    38 vs 22 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    8.5 fps vs 5.7 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode

Fujifilm X-A5 advantages over Samsung NX500

  • Lens selection
    Good vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Less expensive
    $499 vs $799
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 450 vs 370 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    10 months vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/6000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • 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
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • 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.

  • Impressive overall image quality; Excellent high ISO performance; Very good dynamic range from RAW files; Full HD video at 60 fps; Good battery life.

  • Slower-than-average AF speed; 4K video capped at 15fps; Very slow startup to first shot time with new power-zoom kit lens; Sluggish single-shot cycle times.

The Competition

Compared to Samsung NX3000

Samsung NX500
Samsung NX3000
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $800
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
Fujifilm X-A5
Samsung NX3000
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $800
  • APS-C
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Fast startup

Compared to Sony A6300

Samsung NX500
Sony A6300
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Fujifilm X-A5
Sony A6300
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Fujifilm X-A3

Samsung NX500
Fujifilm X-A3
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Fast startup
  • $366
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection
Fujifilm X-A5
Fujifilm X-A3
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $366
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup

Compared to Sony A6500

Samsung NX500
Sony A6500
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • More pixels
  • $1098
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Fujifilm X-A5
Sony A6500
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $1098
  • APS-C
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Canon EOS M6

Samsung NX500
Canon EOS M6
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $479
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash
Fujifilm X-A5
Canon EOS M6
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $479
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • NFC
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