Samsung NX500 – the Irresistible 4K Camera below $1K

I was about to visit the PC SHOW 2015 to get a camera when I discovered the Samsung Electronics NX500 28 MP Wireless Smart Mirrorless Digital Camera with Included Kit Lens.

What attracted me was its large sensor, 4K video recording, and the pricing below $1000.

Other attractions to note…

  • Compare Samsung Nx500 vs Panasonic GH4…
    • Bigger sensor: APS-C vs 4/3.
    • Half the price. Only S$1200 (US$699) with 16-50mm lens
  • Shoots full 4k and UHD: Good 4k reviews on the web.
  • PC show promos: $200 off NX lens. Free 30mm prime lens.
  • Nearest 4k competitor below US$1K: Panasonic G7 LUMIX. Only 4/3 sensor size.

The Cons…

  • No microphone in and headphones out jacks. Need external audio recorder.
  • Too small for work in front of clients. Can use as b-roll though.
  • No flash built in. Anyway, I always use external lights for video.

Good to know…

  • Image stabilization is built in the lens, not in the camera. So get the right lens. Its a good thing.
  • 4K image is cropped and not using the full sensor.

To be verified…

  • How long is battery life for video recording?

Samsung Electronics NX500 28 MP Wireless Smart Mirrorless Digital Camera with Included Kit Lens (Black)

SAMSUNG Samsung NX500, succeed the core Performance of NX1’s DNA in portable size.

Source: NX500 (16-50 mm Power Zoom) | SAMSUNG Singapore

Adrian Lee
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PS: I bought it!

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I am Adrian Lee from Sunny Singapore. My passions are in digital electronics, quantum physics, and exploring lifestyles. In this personal blog, I journal my thoughts and lessons. Enjoy!

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