Compact Samsung to hit the shelves

Taking the insides of its NX1, launched last year, and packaging them in a compact body, Samsung has produced the portable NX500. Amongst spec inherited from the NX1, the palm-sized NX500 offers a 28-megapixel Back-Side Illumination APS-C sensor and 4K video capture. It also boasts a DRIMe V processor for superior colour reproduction and noise reduction; a Hybrid AF system for speed and flexibility; plus a tilt and flip three-inch AMOLED touchscreen, perfect for shooting selfless. For the full low-down, see the official press release below:


New Samsung NX500 succeeds the core performance of the NX1 in a portable, compact device designed for everyday use

London, UK – February 5, 2015 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, today announced the launch of its new camera, the NX500, combining industry-leading design and technology, with the capabilities that professional photographers can rely on. The NX500 has the core functionality of the NX1 engineered into a portable and convenient size. Updated connectivity via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi provides an advanced wireless experience, as well as the ability to seamlessly shoot and share captured experiences.

Paul Scott, Head of Marketing, Samsung Digital Imaging UK and Ireland, said: “We are delighted to be announcing the NX500 that joins our acclaimed NX system. The NX500 allows photographers & Cinematographers to capture incredible images and movies with professional quality and share them seamlessly.”

Superior image quality – 28MP Still and 4K Video

The NX500 guarantees superb image quality and vivid photographs, regardless of the shooting scenario or subject. With its ultra-high resolution 28MP Back Side Illumination APS-C sensor, the NX500 has the ability to take the perfect shot, even in low light situations. It also supports both 4K and UHD video recording, utilising BSI APS-C sensors, the largest BSI sensor currently available, providing more flexibility when it comes to capturing movies.

The built-in HEVC Codec, the most advanced compression technology available, brings efficiency to the storage of video clips by compressing high quality video to half the size and the bit rate of H.264 footage, without any compromise on quality. Additionally, still images captured from Interval Capture mode can easily be coverted into a UHD Time-lapse video directly on the camera, without the need to transfer images to a PC.

Unparalleled responsiveness

The NX500 is equipped with a DRIMeV processor, which boasts superior colour reproduction, improved noise reduction and enhanced image quality. Combined with an innovative 28MP sensor and Hybrid AF system, you can capture even the briefest of moments by focusing and shooting immediately, allowing for extreme speed and flexibility. Additionally, 9FPS continuous shooting means you can easily monitor and capture ongoing action shots. Further enhancing the NX500’s action capture capability, the Samsung Auto Shot (SAS) feature uses motion detection to accurately predict when to capture the perfect shot in difficult scenarios.

Ergonomic design and functional connectivity

The ergonomic design of the palm-sized NX500 makes it easy to carry the camera with a comfortable grasp at all times. With a Tilt and Flip up function, as well as bright vision through the display, you can easily take the perfect selfie. The NX500 provides seamless wireless set-up with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC. With its outstanding data transfer speed and Bluetooth functionality, you can send both large images and video files swiftly to other smartphones and tablets.

The Samsung NX500 will be available globally from March 2015.