Samsung Electronics EV-NX500ZBMIUS NX500 28 MP Wireless Smart Compact System Camera with Included Kit Lens


The NX500 is defined by its advanced 28.2MP APS-C, BSI CMOS Sensor. Delivering up to 9 frames per second bursting with sharp detail and intense colors. The large sensor is ideal for creating detailed images and stunning 4k/UHD video.

Top Features:

  • New 28MP Back Side Illuminated APS-C Sensor.
  • The NX AF System III on the NX500 is supported by 205 phase detect auto focus points
  • NX500 can shoot at up to 9 FPS at full resolution
  • Captures UHD/4k video to SD card
  • Incorporates the newest Wi-Fi standard, IEEE802.11ac


The Samsung NX500 is a compact system camera that offers high-end features at an affordable price. It boasts a 28.2 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor , fast 9fps burst shooting, and 4K video recording capabilities. The NX500 features a compact rangefinder-like design, 3-inch tilting AMOLED screen, built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and NFC connectivity .

Samsung Nx500 Camera

It uses the same 28MP BSI-CMOS sensor, advanced hybrid AF system, and DRIMe V processor as Samsung’s flagship NX1 . The main differences between the NX500 and the NX1 are the design, burst mode (9 vs 15 fps), and viewfinder (none vs electronic). The NX500 is available with a 16-50mm lens


The Samsung NX500 offers several benefits for its users, including:

  1. Compact design with a lot of features: The NX500 packs a lot of features into a relatively small frame, including Wi-Fi, a fast 9fps capture rate, and 4K video capability.
  2. Excellent photo and video quality: The NX500 is one of the most impressive midrange mirrorless cameras, with excellent photo and video quality .
  3. Good ergonomics: The NX500 has good ergonomics, making it comfortable to hold and use .
  4. 4K video recording: The NX500 is capable of shooting 4K video in both UHD (3840 x 2160) and DCI (4096 x 2160) resolution formats. The NX500 is the only interchangeable lens camera under $1,000 capable of shooting 4K video.
  5. Broad feature set: The NX500 has a broad feature set, making it a versatile camera that can be used for a variety of applications.

Highlights and Features:

  • The Samsung NX500 is a scaled-down version of the Samsung NX1.
  • It features a 28.2 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor that produces noise-free JPEG images at ISO 100-1600 and ISO 3200 with good quality.
  • It is more of a casual camera that can shoot short 4K video clips, unlike the NX1 which is more geared towards videography enthusiasts and pros

1 review for Samsung Electronics EV-NX500ZBMIUS NX500 28 MP Wireless Smart Compact System Camera with Included Kit Lens

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    I’ll try to get to the point quickly. I don’t want to talk about this forever. But I did want to put my rating and some general thoughts about this camera here in case it helps others.
    First of all, if you’ve used an NX camera before, especially an NX300, you’ll feel right at home with this one. The body is mostly the same as the NX300’s, but there have been some small changes made to improve how it handles and feels. Nothing bad about this. I liked how the 300 felt in my hand, but the 500 is better. The shutter button is easier to use now that it is on a sloped panel. Overall, if you like what Samsung is trying to do with their NX line, this won’t let you down and is probably their best-handling phone to date. Samsung knows how to make a camera that works well and makes sense. I’m sure a lot of people don’t want to admit it, but Samsung knows how to make a camera that works well and makes sense.
    This continues with the menu system, which is easily one of the best mirrorless menu systems on the market. It blows Olympus and Panasonic out of the water and makes Sony look crazy. In this way, it is even better than Fuji. Very simple, but still has a lot of depth. Samsung owners will already know and understand what I’m saying, but for those who are new to cameras, I’ll say this: this is one of the easiest cameras to use right away with little to no knowledge.

    The system of AF. Yes, it’s quick. Very quickly. Is it faster than the Sony A6000 and the Fuji X-T1, which are the latest micro four-thirds cameras? I think it depends. This is one of the best mirrorless systems you can buy if you want to take pictures of things that are moving. I haven’t used the A6000, but I’ve heard that it’s also very good. I’ve used some of the newest micro four-thirds gear as well as the Fuji X-T1, and this one is better. For single-shot autofocus, it’s really a coin toss. At this point, MFT is very fast for learning about a single subject. Overall, I’d say that the newest MFT cameras are probably faster in this area, but a lot depends on the lens you’re using, the lighting, and other factors. Even though the Samsung AF gets high marks for how well it works in low light, I find that it has trouble as the light fades (but this really is true for all mirrorless systems). I will say that this is one of the best mirrorless AF systems for moving subjects and one of the best for focusing on a single subject. So there isn’t much bad to say about this. Can it get any better? Of course. But now we can see for sure that mirrorless cameras will be able to keep up with the best DSLRs when it comes to continuous focusing. Some of this is already happening.

    The chip. Is wonderful. If you trust DxO Mark, it’s one of the best cameras with an APS-C sensor. Some people I’ve read have said that, with the BSI technology, etc., it should have been much better. But I think Samsung gets a gold star for increasing the resolution while still being better than almost everyone else with a sensor the same size. Sony’s sensors are hard to beat these days, and Samsung is now a real competitor. There’s really nothing bad to say about this.
    I’ve done really well in the real world. I’ve seen a great dynamic range and very little noise, especially at low ISOs, which is impressive given the increase in resolution. Around 3200, things start to even out, and Samsung is about on par with a lot of its APS-C competitors at this point. But up to 3200, it does better than most others. Haters can say what they want, but Samsung is finally a player when it comes to the quality of its sensors. Period.

    The screen looks great, and the touch screen works about as well as a modern smartphone’s screen. In fact, some ways to use touch are brilliant, like being able to touch one area to focus and then another area to set the exposure. You might have trouble seeing the screen in bright light, but with the screen brightness turned up, it works pretty well for me; I haven’t had many problems seeing it.
    WiFi is great, connects quickly, and works in a natural way. I don’t use it very often, but what I’ve seen has been good.

    What’s bad? Anything? Yes. The break. I’m sure other reviewers have said this a million times, but it really does stink. Horrid. For raw, I think I got about 6-7 shots before the camera started to slow down. This is terrible, and it makes the great ability to have continuous AF less useful, since why would you use it for sports or action when the buffer is so bad? Really, you wouldn’t. I hope that a firmware update can make the buffer better, but I think that if it does, the change will probably be small. I’m not sure what the point of this is either. It doesn’t make much sense to me.

    No viewfinder. Then what? So what? This camera won’t sell to anyone who wants a viewfinder. Since I’m not one of them, I did. It’s silly to be upset about it. You want a viewfinder on a camera this small? Good, there are other things to do. I think it’s great. Would it make me sad if someone found it? It would depend on how the changes to the body’s size and shape were made. But having more stuff is never a bad thing in general. Will I kill myself because it’s not there? Hardly.

    The lens that came with the camera. is good. It fits together well, which is great. The quality of the build is fine, but not great. I love the fact that Samsung lenses have iFunction buttons. For a kit lens, it is pretty sharp and has a range that can be used. I think it’s a good lens to start with or use to get around. But I didn’t use it for long before I sold it and bought a prime. But for a kit lens, it’s a pretty good choice.

    Sorry, I’m not really into videos. If I were, I’d be pretty upset about the crop when I shot in 4k. So maybe that’s a problem for you. And there could be other problems as well. I’m sorry I can’t say more about this.

    In the end, I think I could give this camera a 4.5 because of the stupid buffer. But I’ll give it a 5 instead of a 4 because I like using the camera and that helps it get back up there. Obviously, this camera/maker isn’t for everyone, but Samsung has really done a great job “catching up” to the competition and even beating them in some ways, which is great to see. It’s always good to have more choices, and Samsung is finally a good one. The lens line needs work, but new pro lenses are also being made to help with this. It really is a great time to be a photographer. There are so many great products on the market right now that you can’t really go wrong with any system.

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