4:03 AM

The South Korean company decided not to wait for the CP+ show in Japan and has just unveiled their latest compact system camera, the Samsung NX500. The model replaces the 2013 Samsung NX300 and according to the official press release, has some pretty impressive specs, many borrowed from its big brother, the high-end Samsung NX1, widely regarded as one of the best mirrorless camera available right now.

Among the features NX500 shares with the NX1, there’s the 28-megapixel back-side illuminated sensor and 4K video recording capabilities. On the other hand, at 119.5 x 63.6 x 42.5mm (without lens) the NX500 is smaller than the NX1, making it easier to carry around and it looks like it’s designed better than its predecessor, the NX300. We especially like the position of the shutter button and the separation from the top plate to the rear. The new NX500 also features Samsung’s AMOLED panel and touch control, plus the “selfie camera” we already saw on the NX Mini which can flip forward so people can take a quick selfie.

The camera also offers Wi-Fi for sharing files and NFC for syncing it with smart devices. As for video recording, we mentioned earlier the NX500 has 4K capabilities. More exactly, the camera is capable of 24 fps 4K DCI capture at 4096x2160 resolution and 30/25 fps capture at the standard 3840x2160 resolution.

The Samsung NX500 will be available this March in black, white or brown color options and it will retail for $799 (which includes a 16-55 mm kit lens). Now that doesn't sound like a bad deal at all and we’re really looking forward to seeing this new bad boy on the market.


  1. Where do you type your messages. Is the keyboard hidden?

  2. Anybody know when it starts to ship in US?