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Quick hands-on: Samsung 28-megapixel NX500 Interchangeable Lens Camera

By Katrina Canlas - 13 Jul 2015

Quick hands-on: Samsung 28-megapixel NX500 Interchangeable Lens Camera

Samsung NX500

Samsung just revealed its 28-megapixel Interchangeable Lens Camera, the NX500. The camera is well-built and after a few shots with it, it proved itself in delivering great photo and video quality.

Here's a closer look of the NX500:

The Samsung NX500 has a movable LCD screen so you can shoot conveniently even at awkward angles. However, it misses a viewfinder.

Like Samsung smartphones, the NX500 sports a Super AMOLED display.

Transfer of photos from the NX500 to your smartphone can be done via Wi-Fi.

You can pair your Android smartphone with the Samsung NX500 via Bluetooth and access the camera using the Samsung Camera Manager app that you can download on Google Play.

Using the Samsung Camera Manager app, you can transfer photos from the camera directly to your smartphone, which you can instantly share on social media. You can also use your smartphone as a remote viewfinder and Bluetooth shutter.

We transferred a few photos we took and despite of the file size averaging around 8MB, it took just a little while to transfer the photos. 

Here are a few sample shots taken using the Samsung NX500. Click the photo to see in full resolution.

Samsung NX500 Quick Specs:

Camera Type: Interchangeable Lens Camera (ILC)

Resolution: 28MP

Image Sensor Type: BSI CMOS

Lens Type: Samsung NX Lens

Mount: Samsung NX Mount

Shutter Speed: 1/6000 - 1/4sec (Auto); 1/6000 - 30sec Bulb (Manual)

Exposure Compensation: Still: ±5 EV, Movie: ±3 EV (1/3EV step)

ISO Equivalent: Auto, 100-25600 (1EV or 1/3EV step)

Focus Modes: Active AF, Single AF, Continuous AF, MF

Focus Range: EV -4-20

Display: 3-inch Super AMOLED w/Touch Screen

Video: 4K-capable

Image Stabilization: OIS Mode1 / Mode2 / Off

Self-timer: Yes, 2 - 30sec. (1sec. step)

White Balance: Auto, Auto+Tungsten, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent (W, N, D), Tungsten, Flash, Custom, K(Manual)

Wi-Fi: Yes

Bluetooth: Yes


USB 2.0: Yes

Weight: 0.63lbs. (without battery)

Price: PhP 39,990