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Samsung NX500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 322 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 are impressed by the price and image quality. The portability and usability also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the connectivity and focus, while some have doubts 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. People really like the focus and usability. The price and performance are also appreciated, whereas many are less positive about the lens.

portability, performance, price, usability, focus

lens

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

Nov, 2019

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. Comments about the image quality and portability are generally positive. The price and performance are also appreciated, whereas 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.

Nov, 2019

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. Reviewers really like the performance. The size is also appreciated. There are some critical opinions about the low light performance.

size, performance

low-light

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

Nov, 2019

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Expert review by : TrustedReviews (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung NX500

 

The Samsung NX500 is a relatively affordable CSC, costing £599 with a 16-50mm kit lens. In the past, the company's CSCs have struggled to attract our attention when up against rivals Sony, Panasonic and co. However, the NX500 inherits plenty of...

Excellent image quality ; Superb autofocus ; Class-leading wireless connectivity

No EVF ; No mic input ; Somewhat bland design

Aug, 2015

Expert review by : Angela Nicholson (techradar.com)

Samsung NX500 review

 

Samsung puts the power of its flagship NX1 compact system camera into a smaller body

High quality, high pixel count sensor ; Excellent AF system ; Excellent screen and touch-control

No viewfinder ; Magnification limited to the centre of the scene in manual focus mode ; More control needed in the Samsung Auto Shot modes.

The NX500 has some great features and for the most part an excellent user interface as well as top-notch AMOLED screen. It's also capable of producing very high quality images. The only fly in the ointment is the lack of a viewfinder.

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.co.uk)

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 : Raymond Wong (mashable.com)

Samsung NX500: Small camera with big 4K video-recording power for $800 [REVIEW]

 

Samsung's $800 NX500 mirrorless camera takes high-res 28-megapixel pictures, and records stunning 4K-resolution video.

28-megapixel resolution images ; Fast autofocus ; Flippable touchscreen for selfies ; 4K video recording ; Simple Wi-Fi and image editing features

Lacks electronic viewfinder ; Plastic leatherette design ; No built-in flash ; You'll need to convert 4K footage to H.264

The Samsung NX500 does high-quality 4K video recording for only $800.

May, 2015

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Ben Andrews (ephotozine.com)

Samsung NX500 Review

 

Ben Andrews reviews the new Samsung NX500 - with a 28.2 megapixel APS-C BSI CMOS sensor, and 4K video recording, could this be the bargain mirrorless camera of the year?

Excellent image quality ; UHD & 4K video ; Fast, accurate autofocussing ; Wi-Fi, NFC & Bluetooth ; High screen quality ; Tiltable, touch-sensitive screen ; Compact size ; Manual controls ; Good battery life

No EVF ; No built-in flash ; H.265 video codec compatibility issues

We were extremely impressed with the performance, features and image quality of the Samsung NX1, but there was one major drawback with that camera: its size. By taking many of the key components from the NX1 and packaging them in a smaller, lighter...

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : Ben Andrews (ephotozine.com)

Samsung NX500 Hands-On Preview

 

Ben Andrews goes hands-on with the new Samsung NX500 - with a 28.2 megapixel APS-C BSI CMOS sensor, and 4K video recording, could this be the bargain mirrorless camera of the year?

Mar, 2015

Expert review by (photoanswers.co.uk)

Samsung NX500

 

Samsung's latest NX offers the spec of an enthusiast DSLR in a temptingly portable package.

There are so many cameras on the market that it can be a real headache when it comes to choosing the right one for you. If you’re considering a new camera, the choice of whether you go for Samsung’s NX500 is simple. If you want all the functionality...

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

Samsung NX500 mirrorless camera

 

Get the picture, and get it in a fun way with this great mirrorless camera

Comfortable to hold ; Easy menu and settings ; Crisp and vibrant picture quality ; Good wireless capabilities

Video playback requires HEVC codec to be installed, is a little fiddly

Jun, 2015

Expert review by (dpreview.com)

Samsung NX500 Review

 

With the release of its NX1, Samsung showed that they can play with the 'big boys' in the enthusiast ILC arena. The company's NX500 brings the majority of the features from the NX1 and put them into a compact body with a more consumer-friendly price...

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (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

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