Samsung introduced the NX500 here at the Samsung Forum 2015 in Bangkok — a compact, mirror-less camera with a 28-megapixel APS-C sensor that is capable of recording 4K videos.
The NX500 inherits a lot of its features from the flagship Samsung NX1 and packs it in a compact body that’s similar to the NX300. Using a DRIMeV Image processor and NX AF system III, the portable form factor of the NX500 combines the performance of the bigger NX1 into a rangefinder-like body.
The NX500 uses the world’s first 28MP, BSI APS/C size image sensor. At 28MP of resolution, it is the highest resolution APS/C size sensor available in the market.
The camera comes with a 3-inch display features a full VGA AMOLED screen which flips 90° and rotate up to 180°.
Samsung NX500 specs:
Type: Interchangable Lens Camera
Display: 3″ Super AMOLED w/ Touch Screen
Effective Pixel: 28.2 MP
Total Pixel: 30.7 MP
Sensor Type: BSI CMOS
Shutter Speed: 1/6000 – 30 sec., Bulb
Self-timer: 2 – 30sec. (1sec. step)
Burst shot: 9fps
Video: 1080p, 4K at 24fps
File Format: RAW, JPEG, MPO(3D)
External memory: SD, SDHC, SDXC(UHS-1 support)
Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, HDMI, USB 2.0
With WiFi, Bluetooth and NFC functionality, the NX500 can pair and share files with any compatible smartphone or tablet. For under $800 (including a 16-50mm power zoom lens), you get a premium, powerful camera in a smaller, rangefinder-like form factor.