• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 28.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 364.3mm2
  • 19.6 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400

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Differences

Samsung NX500 advantages over Sigma sd Quattro

  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (DCI) vs No
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Thinner
    42 mm vs 90 mm
    Thinner
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    28.2 vs 19.6 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Faster RAW shooting
    8.5 fps vs 3.6 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/6000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Sigma sd Quattro advantages over Samsung NX500

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.33 vs 3.63 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • More dots on screen
    1620k vs 1037k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    14 vs 6 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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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.

The Competition

Compared to Sony A6000

Samsung NX500
Sony A6000
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $548
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
Sigma sd Quattro
Sony A6000
  • $722
  • APS-C
  • Newer
  • More dots on screen
  • $548
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Sony A6300

Samsung NX500
Sony A6300
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $818
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Sigma sd Quattro
Sony A6300
  • $722
  • APS-C
  • More dots on screen
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
  • $818
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Shoot 4K video

Compared to Sigma sd Quattro H

Samsung NX500
Sigma sd Quattro H
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $1099
  • APS-H
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Sigma sd Quattro
Sigma sd Quattro H
  • $722
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger RAW buffer
  • $1099
  • APS-H
  • Larger sensor
  • More pixels

Compared to Sony A6500

Samsung NX500
Sony A6500
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • More pixels
  • $998
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Sigma sd Quattro
Sony A6500
  • $722
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • More dots on screen
  • $998
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Fujifilm X-H1

Samsung NX500
Fujifilm X-H1
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
  • $1000
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Sigma sd Quattro
Fujifilm X-H1
  • $722
  • APS-C
  • More dots on screen
  • $1000
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
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