• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 28.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 26.1 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 12,800
  • Detailed specifications
  • Samsung NX500
  • Fujifilm X-T30
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Predecessor: Samsung NX300
NX300 vs NX500
Fujifilm X-T20
X-T20 vs X-T30
Successor:    
General
Model Number: NX500 X-T30
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Compact System Camera Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $799.99 $999.00
Street Price: $799.00 $799.32
Date Available: 2015-03-15 2019-11-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 16.0 oz (454 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
13.5 oz (383 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.7 x 2.5 x 1.7 in.
(120 x 64 x 43 mm)
4.7 x 3.3 x 1.8 in.
(118 x 83 x 47 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Samsung  
Effective Megapixels: 28.2 26.1
Sensor Format: APS-C APS-C
Sensor size: 368.95mm2 (23.50mm x 15.70mm) 366.6mm2 (23.50mm x 15.60mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 3.63 microns 3.77 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG X-Trans 4
Anti Aliasing Filter: None Not needed
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)
6240 x 4160 (26.0 MP, 3:2),
6240 x 3512 (21.9 MP, 16:9),
4160 x 4160 (17.3 MP, 1:1),
4416 x 2944 (13.0 MP, 3:2),
4416 x 2488 (11.0 MP, Other),
2944 x 2944 (8.7 MP, 1:1),
3120 x 2080 (6.5 MP, 3:2),
3120 x 1760 (5.5 MP, Other),
2080 x 2080 (4.3 MP, 1:1)
Image File Format: JPEG, MPO, RAW (SRW), RAW+JPEG JPEG (Exif Ver 2.3), .RAF 14-bit RAW, uncompressed or lossless compression; RAW + JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 8.8 20.0
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)
4096x2160 (30p/​25p/​24p/​23.98p)
3840x2160 (30p/​25p/​24p/​23.98p)
1920x1080 (60p/​50p/​30p/​25p/​24p/​23.98p)
1920x1080 (120p/​100p)
Movie File Format: MP4 (Video: HEVC (H.265) / Sound: AAC) MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: Linear PCM / Stereo sound 24bit / 48KHz sampling)
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 Fujifilm X
Lens: Samsung 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 Power Zoom ED OIS NX Fujinon XC 15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 24 - 75mm 23 - 68mm
Focal Length (actual): 16 - 50mm 15 - 45mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.13x 3.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 (wide) / f/5.6 (tele) - f/22 f/3.5 (wide) / f/5.6 (tele) - f/22; 7 diaphragm blades
Integrated ND Filter: No
Normal Focus Range: 24 cm to Infinity
9.4 in to Infinity
13 cm to Infinity
5.1 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: 43.0mm 52.0mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes No
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Hybrid contrast/phase-detect AF: 205-point PDAF (153 cross-point type) + 209-point CDAF Hybrid Phase/Contrast Detect AF with 100% frame coverage: Single point AF: EVF / LCD: 13x9 / 25x17 (Changeable size of AF frame) Zone AF: 3x3 / 5x5 / 7x7 from 91 areas on 13x9 grid; Wide/Tracking AF: (up to 18 area)
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No / OLED EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type:   EVF: 0.39-inch 2.36M-dot OLED with 100% coverage, 0.62x magnification (35mm format equivalent), 17.5mm eyepoint (from the rear end of the camera's eyepiece), -4 to +2 diopter adjustment, eye sensor
Focus Peaking: Yes Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a 2,360,000 dots
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):   0.62x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):   0.93x
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
Touchscreen: Yes Yes
Articulating Screen: Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: Yes No
Max Playback Zoom:    
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 25600 12800
Minimum ISO (native): 100 160
ISO Settings: Auto, 100 - 25600 in 1 or 1/3 EV steps, expandable to 51200 AUTO (3) with selectable limits, ISO 160-12800, Extended output sensitivity equivalent to ISO 80, 100, 125, 25600 and 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, Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light, Underwater, Custom, Color Temperature (2,500-10,000K)
Shutter Speed Range: 1/6000 - 30 sec 1/32000 - 900 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 TTL 256-zones metering; Multi, Spot, Average, Center-weighted
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) Film Simulation: PROVIA/Standard, Velvia/Vivid, ASTIA/Soft, Classic Chrome, PRO Neg.Hi, PRO Neg.Std, Black&White, Black&White+Ye Filter, Black&White+R Filter, Black&White+G Filter, Sepia, ACROS, ACROS+Ye Filter, ACROS+R Filter, ACROS+G Filter, ETERNA/Cinema; Advanced Filter: Toy camera, Miniature, Pop color, High-key, Low-key, Dynamic tone, Soft focus, Partial color (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple); Dynamic Range Setting: AUTO (100-400%), 100%, 200%, 400%; Dynamic Range Priority: Off, Auto, Weak, Strong; Panorama
Self Timer: 2-30 seconds 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): 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 TTL (Flash Auto / Standard / Slow Sync.), Manual, Commander, Off; Sync: 1st Curtain, 2nd Curtain; Red-eye Reduction pre-flash & Red-eye removal, Red-eye Reduction pre-flash Only, Red-eye removal Only, Off
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 8.0 m / 26.2 ft. 5.0 m / 16.4 ft.
Flash Range Description: Bundled SEF8A flash has GN 8m at ISO 100 GN=5m (ISO 100) or 7m (ISO 200)
Max Flash Sync: 1/200 1/180
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.5EV steps +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot shoe Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   Trigger Only
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: RAW (SRW), RAW+JPEG .RAF 14-bit RAW, uncompressed or lossless compression; RAW + JPEG
Movie File Format: MP4 (Video: HEVC (H.265) / Sound: AAC) MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: Linear PCM / Stereo sound 24bit / 48KHz sampling)
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 No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi USB 3.0 Super Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: No No
DPOF Compliant: No Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Via Wi-Fi live view or Bluetooth; optional wired USB cable release Threaded cable release, optional wired, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
Connections (extended): Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11b/g/n) with NFC; Bluetooth; Mult-function USB port compatible with wired remote USB Type-C (USB 3.1 Gen1), Micro HDMI (Type-D), 2.5mm stereo mic/remote jack; headphone support via USB-C possible (3rd party)
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.83 0.35
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 0.37
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No Yes
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 8.8 20.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 38 28
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 8.5 20.0
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 6 17
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 8.6 20.0
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 6 17
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.20 seconds 0.06 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 0.059 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.36 seconds 0.16 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.076 seconds 0.051 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time: 1.5 seconds 1.3 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 0.8 seconds 1.0 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 3.1 seconds 3.5 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 370 shots 380 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):   360 shots
Battery Life, Video:   45 minutes
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary BP-1130 Proprietary NP-W126S
Usable Battery Types: 1130mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary BP-1130 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary NP-W126S Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: No Yes
Internal Charging Supported: Yes 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.