• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 28.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 50 - 50,000
  • Detailed specifications
  • Samsung NX500
  • Leica SL (Typ 601)
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Predecessor: Samsung NX300
NX300 vs NX500
 
Successor:   Leica SL2
SL (Typ 601) vs SL2
General
Model Number: NX500 SL (Typ 601)
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Compact System Camera Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $799.99 $7449.99
Street Price: $799.00 $3,944.08
Date Available: 2015-03-15 2015-11-20
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 16.0 oz (454 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
29.9 oz (847 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.7 x 2.5 x 1.7 in.
(120 x 64 x 43 mm)
5.8 x 4.1 x 1.5 in.
(147 x 104 x 39 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Samsung  
Effective Megapixels: 28.2 24.2
Sensor Format: APS-C 35mm
Sensor size: 368.95mm2 (23.50mm x 15.70mm) 864mm2 (36.00mm x 24.00mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 3.63 microns 6.00 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x 1.0x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: None None
Self-Cleaning: Yes Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: Yes No
DxO Sensor Score: 87 88
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 24.8 25.0
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 13.9 13.4
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 1,379 1,821
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)
6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2),
3936 x 2624 (10.3 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG, MPO, RAW (SRW), RAW+JPEG JPEG, .DNG RAW (14-bit), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 8.8 10.6
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 (24p)
3840x2160 (30p/​25p)
1920x1080 (120p/​100p/​60p/​50p/​30p/​25p/​24p)
1280x720 (120p/​100p/​60p/​50p/​30p/​25p/​24p)
Movie File Format: MP4 (Video: HEVC (H.265) / Sound: AAC) H.264: MOV with 48KHz 16-bit LPCM stereo audio, or MP4 format with 256Kbps 16-bit AAC stereo audio
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 Leica L bayonet
Lens: Samsung 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 Power Zoom ED OIS NX n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 24 - 75mm  
Focal Length (actual): 16 - 50mm  
Zoom Ratio: 3.13x  
Aperture Range: f/3.5 (wide) / f/5.6 (tele) - f/22  
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 24 cm to Infinity
9.4 in to Infinity
 
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: 43.0mm n/a
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 Contrast-detect AF: 49 or 37 zones; Point, Field, Zone (9 Fields); Static, Dynamic (tracking), Auto (face detection); AF-S (focus priority), AF-C (shutter priority), MF, Touch-AF
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes No
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No / OLED EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type:   EVF: 0.66-inch, 4.4M-dot SXGA+ LCD, 0.80x magnification (50mm lens at infinity, -1dpt), 100% coverage, 20mm eyepoint, -4 to +2 diopter, eye sensor
Focus Peaking: Yes Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a 4,400,000 dots (1,470,000 pixels)
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):   0.80x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):   0.80x
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 No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: Yes No
Max Playback Zoom:    
Top Deck Display: No Yes
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 25600 50000
Minimum ISO (native): 100 50
ISO Settings: Auto, 100 - 25600 in 1 or 1/3 EV steps, expandable to 51200 Auto, ISO 50 to 50,000
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, Daylight 5200 K, Cloudy 6000 K, Shade 7000 K, Tungsten 3200 K, HMI 5600 K, Fluorescent warm 4000 K, Fluorescent cool 4500 K, Flash 5400 K, Greycard (custom), Manual color temperature 2000K to 11500K
Shutter Speed Range: 1/6000 - 30 sec 1/16000 - 60 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Multi (221 segments), Center-weighted, Spot Multi-field, Center-weighted, Spot
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)  
Self Timer: 2-30 seconds 2 or 12 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): Yes 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 TTL Auto, Manual
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 8.0 m / 26.2 ft. n/a
Flash Range Description: Bundled SEF8A flash has GN 8m at ISO 100 n/a
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, X-Sync terminal
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: UHS-I UHS-II
Other Memory:   Slot 1: UHS-II, Slot 2: UHS-I
Dual Card Slots: No Yes
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: RAW (SRW), RAW+JPEG .DNG RAW (14-bit), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: MP4 (Video: HEVC (H.265) / Sound: AAC) H.264: MOV with 48KHz 16-bit LPCM stereo audio, or MP4 format with 256Kbps 16-bit AAC stereo audio
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes Yes
NFC: Yes No
Bluetooth: Yes No
Built-In GPS: No Yes
Microphone Jack: No Yes
Headphone Jack: No Yes
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi USB 3.0 Super Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: No No
DPOF Compliant: No No
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Via Wi-Fi live view or Bluetooth; optional wired USB cable release Wired or via Wi-Fi
Connections (extended): Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11b/g/n) with NFC; Bluetooth; Mult-function USB port compatible with wired remote USB 3.0 Micro Type B port; HDMI Type A port; Multi Connector supports adapter for 3.5mm mic and headphone jacks or a cable release; X-Sync socket; Multifunctional interface in baseplate for optional handgrip
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.83 0.37
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 10.6
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 38 Unlimited
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 8.5 10.5
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 6 33
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 8.6 10.5
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 6 32
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.20 seconds 0.18 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 0.061 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.36 seconds  
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.076 seconds 0.046 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time: 1.5 seconds 1.1 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 0.8 seconds 0.7 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 3.1 seconds  
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 370 shots 400 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):   400 shots
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary BP-1130 Proprietary 8.4V, 1860mAh
Usable Battery Types: 1130mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary BP-1130 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: No Yes
Internal Charging Supported: Yes
Software
Included Software: Samsung Raw Converter, i-Launcher (web version), Power Media Player, Samsung Movie Converter and Samsung DNG Converter Remote Control (USB): Leica Image Shuttle SL; Remote Control (Wi-Fi): Leica SL app (Android/iOS)
OS Compatibility:    
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Available in black, brown and white.