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GENERAL
Model Samsung NX300 Samsung NX210 Samsung NX500
Release Date 2013-11-24 2012-08-14 2015-02-06
Camera Type Rangefinder-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Current Price $990.00 $625.00 $1,495.00
SENSOR COMPARISON
Sensor Resolution
20

Megapixel

20

Megapixel

28

Megapixel

Max Image Dimensions 5472 x 3648 5472 x 3648 6480 x 4320
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor Size APS-C APS-C APS-C
Sensor Dimensions 23.5 x 15.7 mm 23.5 x 15.7 mm 23.5 x 15.7 mm
Sensor Area
368mm2
368mm2
368mm2
Max ISO

25600

12800

25600

Min ISO

100

100

100

RAW Support
SHOOTING FEATURES COMPARISON
Model Samsung NX300 Samsung NX210 Samsung NX500
Max Shutter Speed 1/6000 sec 1/4000 sec 1/6000 sec
Min Shutter Speed 30 sec 30 sec 30 sec
Continuous Shooting 9 fps 8 fps 9.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure
Exposure Compensation ±3 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) 3 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) ±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
Exposure Metering
  • MultiCenter-weightedSpot
  • MultiCenter-weightedSpot
  • MultiCenter-weightedSpot
Auto Exposure Bracketing ±3 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps) 3 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) ±3 (at 1 EV steps)
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilizer No Optical No
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash no built-in flash no built-in flash
Max Flash Sync 1/180s 1/180s no built-in flash
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in, 1st/2nd Curtain, Smart Flash, Manual Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in, 1st/2nd Curtain, Smart Flash, Manual Smart flash, auto, auto w/redeye reduction, fill flash, fill w/redeye reduction, 1st-curtain, 2nd-curtain, off
External Flash
AE Bracketing
WB Bracketing
VIEWFINDER COMPARISON
Viewfinder Type None None None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder no electronic viewfinder no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification n/a n/a n/a
LCD DISPLAY COMPARISON
Display Type Tilting Fixed Type Tilting
Technology Active Matrix OLED screen Active Matrix OLED screen n/a
Screen Size
3.3"
3"
3"
Resolution 768k dots 614k dots 1,036k dots
Live View
Touch Screen
VIDEO COMPARISON
Model Samsung NX300 Samsung NX210 Samsung NX500
Video Resolution 1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720, 640 x 480, 320 x 240 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1920 x 810 (24 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 3840 x 2160 (30p), 4096 x 2160 (24p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720, 640 x 480
Video File Format
  • MPEG-4
  • H.264
  • MPEG-4
  • H.264
  • H.265
Microphone Type Stereo Stereo Stereo
Speaker Type Mono Mono Mono
External Microphone Port
External Headphone Port
PHYSICAL SPECS COMPARISON
Weight 331 g 222 g 287 g
Dimensions 122 x 64 x 41 mm 117 x 63 x 37 mm 120 x 64 x 43 mm
Body Sealing No n/a No
BATTERY and STORAGE
Battery Type Battery Pack Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Life

330 Shots

330 Shots

370 Shots

Storage Media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
CONNECTIVITY COMPARISON
Wireless Connectivity Built-In Built-In Built-In
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
LENS COMPARISON
Model Samsung NX300 Samsung NX210 Samsung NX500
Lens Mount Samsung NX Samsung NX Samsung NX
Focal Range(35mm) No Lens No Lens No Lens
Focal Length Multiplier 1.5× 1.5 1.5×
Optical Zoom No Lens No Lens No Lens
Max Aperture No Lens No Lens No Lens
Macro Focus Range No Lens No Lens No Lens
Manual Focus
AUTOFOCUS COMPARISON
Number of Focus Points 247 15 209
Contrast Detection
Phase Detection
AF Modes
  • AF Touch
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Selective
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Live View
  • Face Detection
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Selective
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Live View
  • Face Detection
  • AF Touch
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Tracking
  • AF Selective
  • AF Center
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Live View
  • Face Detection
Current Price $990.00 $625.00 $1,495.00