LCD and Viewfinder
Samsung NX500 has a Tilting 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 1,036k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
LCD is Touch screen type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips.
NX500 doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Mirrorless camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Hasselblad X1D (Compare) or Samsung NX1 (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Samsung NX500 can shoot continuously at max speed of 9.0 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/6000 sec . Unfortunately NX500 doesn't have a built-in flash but there is a port for mounting external flashes.
Samsung NX500 features both Contrast Detection and Phase Detection autofocus (AF) systems which ensures speed and accuracy of focusing in most situations. The AF system has 209 points to choose from.
With Samsung NX500, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 4096 x 2160 at 30p fps and save in and H.265 formats. This means that Samsung NX500 provides 4K (Ultra-HD) video, highest resolution that is available in the market today. When viewed on a 4K screen, you will be amazed by the level of details and the crispness.NX500 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Samsung NX500 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Mirrorless camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Hasselblad X1D or Samsung NX1 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Samsung NX500 features a built-in wireless connectivity ( 802.11/b/g/n + Bluetooth) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.
With its NFC (Near Field Communication) feature, NX500 can communicate with devices such as smartphones which are also equipped with this technology by simply touching each other. You can connect your camera to other devices through HDMI port or via USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Samsung NX500 is powered by BP1130 battery which provides a shooting life of 370 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Mirrorless type cameras is 350 shots, its battery life is about average in its class but it would still be wise to invest in some spare batteries for long photo trips.
Battery Life Comparison in Mirrorless Cameras
Current Lowest price for Samsung NX500 is $1,500.00