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Hands On The With Samsung NX500 | A Solid Challenger To The A6000?

By Anthony Thurston on June 21st 2015

Samsung made quite the splash last year with the introduction of their NX1 and the technology that they had packed inside of it. This year, they followed that up with the announcement of their smaller, more compact mirrorless option, the NX500.


Meant to go up against the likes of Sony’s A6000 and other small compact mirrorless offerings, the NX500 features much of the same hardware found in the NX1, including that first of its kind 28MP BSI sensor. It is a high-end, powerful camera in a small, manageable package. But how does it stack up against the competition and how does all of that hardware translate into real world usability?

The guys over at The Camera Store TV just released their hands on review with the NX500, and the episode was even filmed with its older brother, the NX1. Take a look below to see how the NX500 stacks up.

If you liked what you saw from the NX500, you can get your hands on one now over on B&H for just $699. I really enjoyed my time with the NX1 earlier this year, and if the NX500 matches the image quality – as it seems to do – it will give you some stunning images.

What are your thoughts on Samsung’s camera lineup? Do you think they have some good potential or would it be pointless to invest in such a limited system? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!

[via CSTV]

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Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Dave Haynie

    Samsung is an also-ran right now, kinda. But they do have might, as the world’s second-largest semiconductor maker. They may ultimately have the same problem Sony has, making lots of interesting bodies without the glass to match, too early to tell I suppose. But they did release the very first large BSI sensor out there — that 28Mpixel sensor usually benchmarks ahead of nearly every other APS chip (and I think it WAS every other, until the latest Nikons came out, there may be a debate happening on that).

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  2. Jesper Ek

    Still a samsung product…

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  3. Brandon Dewey

    good review

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