LCD and Viewfinder
Samsung NX5 has a Fixed Type 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 230k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
NX5 has a built-in Electronic viewfinder. The viewfinder has a coverage of 100% and a magnification ratio of 0.57x. 100% coverage ensures that what you see in the viewfinder while shooting matches exactly what you will get later in your image, helping accurate framing your shots and minimizes the need for cropping images later.
Max Shutter speed
Samsung NX5 can shoot continuously at max speed of 3 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec.
NX5 has a built-in flash, and it also has a flash shoe to mount your external flashes too.
Samsung NX5 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 15 points to choose from.
Samsung NX5 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Samsung NX5, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1280 x 720 at 30 fps and save in and H.264 formats. 1280 x 720 is a low video resolution by todays standards. If video quality is important for you, we recommend you to look at cameras with Full HD, even better 4K / Ultra-HD resolution .
NX5 has a built-in Stereo microphone but no speaker.
Samsung NX5 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Mirrorless camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Sony Alpha A7 or Olympus OM-D E-M1 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect NX5 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Samsung NX5 is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 400 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Mirrorless type cameras is 356 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 Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras
Samsung NX mini with its 650shots is the model with longest battery life among Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras. Check the comparison of Samsung NX5 vs Samsung NX mini or take a look at Longest Battery Life Mirrorless cameras list.
Samsung NX5 Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Samsung NX5 is $549.95