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Samsung NX500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 321 reviews of Samsung NX500. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and image quality. The portability and usability are also appreciated. There are mixed comments on the connectivity and focus. Many are less positive about the low light performance and image stabilizer.

performance, usability, portability, image quality, price

durability, viewfinder, flash, stabilizer , low-light

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Samsung NX500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung NX500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Samsung NX500 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the focus and usability. The price and performance also get good feedback. There are some critical views about the lens.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Apr, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung NX500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 120 user reviews of Samsung NX500 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People really like the image quality and portability. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the low light performance and image stabilizer.

usability, performance, price, portability, image quality

reliability, focus, durability, stabilizer , low-light

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Apr, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Samsung NX500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Samsung NX500 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. People really like the performance. The size also gets good feedback. Many are negative about the low light performance.

size, performance

low-light

80% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Apr, 2020

Expert review by : Jeff Keller , Dale Baskin (dpreview.com)

Good genes: Samsung NX500 review posted

 

The Samsung NX500 is the baby brother to the company's superb NX1 mirrorless camera. It brings over many of the features of the NX1, including its 28MP BSI CMOS sensor and AF system, and puts them into a compact body at a price competitive with other...

Samsung has made waves in the camera market in the past year. It gained a lot of credibility with the release of its flagship

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Samsung NX500 review: A great general-purpose interchangeable-lens camera, if you don't miss a viewfinder

 

Ready for action with great video, the Samsung NX500 is a nice choice for families and travelers.

Attractive and well designed, the NX500 delivers great photo and video quality.

A shallow manual may leave you scratching your head when it comes to connectivity and video playback.

The Samsung NX500 offers a lot of useful features, excellent video quality, and action-friendly performance that makes it a nice choice for families and travelers.

Jul, 2015

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Samsung NX500

 

The Samsung NX500 is a solid mirrorless camera with 4K recording capabilities, but it requires you to take some extra steps to edit video.

9fps burst shooting. 28-megapixel resolution. Fast autofocus. Tilting touch-screen display. Includes compact zoom lens. Dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. 4K video recording.

Limited burst shooting in Raw mode. Diminished wide-angle capabilities when shooting at 4K. Video requires transcoding for editing and playback. Bluetooth only works with Android devices. Lacks in-body flash. Doesn't include external charger. No mic...

Performance and Conclusions The NX500 is a speedy performer. It starts and captures an in-focus image in about 1.5 seconds, which is a solid result when you consider that its power zoom lens must extend as it starts up. The camera focuses in about...

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : Josh Fate (steves-digicams.com)

Samsung NX500

 

The Samsung NX500 is a compact ILC that is easy to use and provides great image quality. WiFi, great shooting modes and 4K video give you all the greatest features and options available. Coming in under $800 for the kit, it is a great option for you...

Auto and Program modes are very accurate ; Outstanding overall image quality ; Always ready to record video with one touch ; Fantastic shooting performance ; Dual command dials for total control over settings ; NX mount features a great lens selection...

Mediocre battery life ; Lacks a viewfinder that would complete the dSLR feel ; External flash can be forgotten or left behind ; Does not include external battery charger ; Trouble playing movies on a computer without Samsung Software

The Samsung NX500 is a compact ILC that is easy to use and provides great image quality. WiFi, great shooting modes and 4K video give you all the greatest features and options available. Coming in under $800 for the kit, it is a great option for you...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by : Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

Samsung NX500 Review – the TARDIS of cameras

 

Is a bigger camera necessarily better? Or, put a different way, does a big sensor need to have a big body wrapped around it? Samsung would argue no, and the NX500 is its evidence. Distilling much of the NX1 into a form-factor only slightly larger than...

May, 2015

Expert review by : Rex (4k.com)

Samsung NX500 28 MP Wireless 4k Smart Mirrorless Digital Camera Review

 

The release of the NX500 is Samsung's statement that it too can create a quality midrange compact camera to run with the best Canon and Nikon have to offer . The NX500 keeps a majority of the features of the flagship Samsung NX1, but packs them into a...

If you approach the NX500 as a midrange mirrorless camera, it is among the best in its class. However, when comparing it to the flagship NX1 its limitations quickly become noticeable. For the photographer looking for an ultra portable stills shooter,...

May, 2016

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Samsung NX500

 

Samsung NX500 system camera : Samsung announced the launch of its new Smart camera, the NX500, combining industry-leading design and technology, with the capabilities that professional photographers can rely on. The Samsung NX500 digital camera has the...

The Samsung NX500 digital compact camera will come in three colours: Black, White and Brown, and will be available globally from March 2015. Availability of colors and optional NX500 accessories may differ depending on the country. Please check the...

Feb, 2015

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Samsung NX500 Review

 

The Samsung NX500 is an affordable new 28 megapixel compact system camera that offers 4k video recording. The rangefinder-like NX500 features a 28.2 megapixel APS-C BSI CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter, both 4K and UHD video recording,...

The new Samsung NX500 is by far the cheapest interchangeable lens camera to offer 4K video recording, coming in at less than half the price of the flagship NX1 whilst cramming in most of that camera's features into the design of the more compact...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : William Brawley (imaging-resource.com)

Samsung NX500 Review

 

The Samsung NX500 is a fun, great little camera with lots of the same horsepower and technology from the larger NX1. The high-res 28MP sensor and fast processor allow for very good, high-resolution images, good high ISO performance and crisp 4K video.

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 Samsung NX500 is a fun, great little camera with lots of the same horsepower and technology from the larger NX1. The high-res 28MP sensor and fast processor allow for very good, high-resolution images, good high ISO performance and crisp 4K video....

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : Sean Captain (tomsguide.com)

Samsung NX500 Mirrorless Camera Review: No Sony Killer

 

The NX500 is a lovely camera in many ways. The slim, curvy design makes it not only attractive, but also easy to hold. The flip-up OLED touch screen is beautiful for setting up and showing off photos. Controls, especially the on-screen menus, are far...

Stylish, ergonomic design ; Gorgeous flip-up OLED touch screen ; Intuitive, smartphone-like controls and menus ; True-color reproduction, Ultra-HD and 4K video capability.

Weak dynamic range obscures detail in shadow areas ; Autofocus less consistent than rival Sony a6000's ; No built-in flash, and included external unit adds bulk ; Videos in H.265 format require transcoding to view or edit.

Samsung's new mainstream mirrorless camera has a handsome design and takes good-looking photos, but doesn't beat the rival Sony a6000.

Jun, 2015

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