Samsung Announces NX500 4K Camera Under $800 US.


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Samsung just announced the NX500 4K camera for just under eight hundred smackers. This looks to be a great little 4K camera. Here is a rip from the post.

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“If the NX500’s image performs the same as the NX1 then this will be the best overall video quality you can get for the price.

We’ve come a long way on a budget since the GH2. Here are the specs of the upcoming NX500 –

  • 28.2MP BSI APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DRIMe V Image Signal Processor
  • 4K HEVC Video Recording at 24 fps
  • 3.0″ 1036k-Dot Tilt-Touchscreen Monitor
  • NX Autofocus System III & Auto Shot Mode
  • 205 Phase-Detection AF Points
  • Up to 9 fps Shooting and ISO 51200
  • Dual Command Dials & Hybrid UI

That $799 is not just the body only price, that includes the 16-50mm power zoom OIS kit lens.

At first glance it seems Samsung have done a minimal haircut compared to the NX1 but there’s no mention of slow-mo mode (NX1 has 1080/120fps) or 25p in 4K. It’s also not yet clear whether the other new NX1 firmware features such as picture profiles like Gamma DR and the Master Black Level setting have made it over to the NX500.

Frame rates look similar to the NX1 pre-firmware update.”

  • 4096 x 2160: 24 fps
  • 3840 x 2160: 30 fps
  • 1920 x 1080: 60 fps, 50 fps, 30 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps


Jared Abrams
Jared Abrams is a cinematographer based in Hollywood, California. After many years as a professional camera assistant he switched over to still photography. About two years ago a new Canon camera changed the way the world sees both motion and still photography. He just happened to be in the right place at the right time.