Ridgefield Park, NJ—Samsung’s new mirrorless compact system camera, the NX500, combines the company’s latest design and technology features for everyday use with the capabilities that professional photographers require.
The portable NX500 employs a 28 megapixel backside-illuminated APS-C sensor, 4K and UHD video recording, Samsung’s latest DRIMeV image processor, the NX AF III system, an auto shot function, and a 3-inch Super AMOLED touch display. Updated connectivity via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi provides users with an advanced wireless experience.
“We recognize the importance of the photograph and being able to capture and share the perfect moment from wherever you are. That’s why Samsung has built a camera suitable for everyday photographers,” said Sangmoo Kim, senior vice president of IT & Mobile Communication, Samsung Electronics. “The compact size of the NX500 and its revolutionary shooting and focus speed allows consumers to enjoy superb image quality. We’re redefining what is possible for people who aren’t professional photographers, and offering everyone the ability to capture their signature moments in every shot.”
The NX500’s DRIMeV processor is much faster than its predecessor. It’s said to provide “superior color reproduction, improved noise reduction and enhanced image quality.” Combining the processor with a 28MP sensor and hybrid AF system, the camera is engineered to capture even the briefest moment by focusing and shooting immediately. This is complemented by 9-frame-per-second continuous shooting and the Samsung auto shot feature that uses motion detection to predict when to capture the perfect shot in difficult scenarios, such as when a child fields a baseball. The camera also offers ISO settings of 100-51,200 for low-light performance.
The ergonomic design of the palm-size NX500 allows users to carry the camera with a comfortable grasp, and a tilt and flip-up function enables them to easily take selfies. For sharing, the NX500 provides wireless setup with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC, permitting users to send both large images and video files to smartphones and tablets.
In addition, the camera uses a built-in HEVC codec, the most advanced compression technology available. This 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 reducing quality. And still images captured from interval capture mode can be transformed into a UHD time-lapse video in-camera, without the need to transfer images to a PC.
The Samsung NX500 will be available black, white and brown starting in March 2015. It will be come bundled with a 16-50mm zoom lens and flash unit. samsung.com