Samsung NX500 Review – The Follow-Up to the NX1

When Samsung released the NX1, it showed that the South Korean tech giant can also play in the camera arena; and now they plan to step up ahead of the game with the Samsung NX500. With the NX500, it brings in the majority of features that was found in its predecessor but now with a more consumer-friendly price tag. But despite a more reasonable price, it is still able to deliver a lot of new features to keep a lot of shutterbugs happy.

Samsung NX500 Review - The Follow-Up to the NX1

The Samsung NX500 Continues the Legacy of the NX1 But Improves on a Lot of Aspects

For the features found on the Samsung NX500, it has a 28-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor (APS-C), a DRIMe Vs processor, and a 3-inch flip-up touchscreen Super AMOLED display. It also has a hybrid autofocus system, 9 frames-per-second continuous shooting, Wi-Fi with NFC and Bluetooth connectivities, and 4k or UHD video recording.

In terms of design, the NX500 camera inherits more from the NX300 that came before it. It does sell a lot less than other cameras within the company’s NX series, the company did not cheap out with regards to its build quality. It is made with both metal and sturdy plastic materials. This is with the exception of the battery/memory card door.

Carrying the camera is easy enough which is thanks to the grip that is just about the right size for any hand. It also has that right “stickiness” to it so that the camera does not slip out, even from people who have sweaty palms. The buttons and its dials are well-placed as they do not hinder shooting experience. However, the red video recording button is a bit of a stretch to press.

When it comes to shooting experience, it can be quite impossible to talk about the NX500 without mentioning the NX1. Many people have liked the NX1, a lot in fact. With the NX500, it has a great electronic viewfinder (EVF) which is bright, detailed, and is color accurate. The photos that come out have excellent detail thanks to its 28-megapixel sensor. The autofocusing system is also impressively fast.

Overall, the Samsung NX500 does a pretty good job. The still photos taken with the camera are as good as anything that you can get from the NX1. The 4K video is also excellent, as long as you shoot with this video option at a wide angle or at a very low light place. However, the quickness of the autofocusing system is a step back from what the NX1 can handle, but it is still very effective.

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