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Samsung launches NX500 professional camera designed for everyday use

By Katrina Canlas & Marcus Wong - on 18 Feb 2015, 11:20pm

Samsung launches NX500 professional camera designed for everyday use

It seems Samsung has decided to skip the NX400 completely and move to the NX500, but they might as well be calling it the NX1 mini, as they’ve essentially taken the guts of the NX1 and placed it into the more consumer-friendly NX300’s body. Here’s what consumers get with the NX500: the same 28 Megapixel BSI APS-C sensor as the NX1, 4K and UHD video recording, the DRIMeV image processor, NX AF system III for faster autofocus performance, and Bluetooth and Wi-Fi options to allow users to easily shoot and share their images.

Yes, the NX500 will still be selfie-friendly.

The clean top view shows the NX500 keeps a hotshoe.

Like the NX1, the NX500 uses the HEVC for video capture, and features an interval capture mode which allows you to convert still images into a UHD time-lapse video directly in camera. Where the cameras differ though, is that the NX500 has a continuous shooting rate of just 9fps (compared to 15fps on the NX1). The NX500 will also come in a choice of three colors (black, white and brown), and will be available globally from March 2015.

The NX 500 comes in a choice of three colors.

Pricing is yet to be announced, but we’ll be sure to update you once we get word.