Recycling Batteries Responsibly

  • The European Directive on Batteries and Accumulators aims to minimise the impact of batteries on the environment and encourage the recovery of the materials they contain. In the UK, regulations on the recycling of batteries and accumulators (rechargeable batteries) were Introduced in 2009. The Waste Batteries Regulations aim to significantly increase UK collection and recycling of used portable batteries from 3% in 2007 to 25% by 2012, rising to at least 45% in 2016.

  • The battery symbol on a product or on its packaging indicates that the product must not be disposed of with general household waste. Instead, it is the consumer’s responsibility to dispose of their waste batteries at a designated collection point so that they can be recycled. The separate collection and recycling of batteries at the time of disposal will help to conserve natural resources and ensure that they are recycled in a manner that protects human health and the environment. A comprehensive list of battery recycling centres can be obtained from: www.recycle-more.co.uk

  • All Samsung products that are subject to the Batteries Directive are compliant with the UK battery and accumulator Requirements. In accordance with national law, SAMSUNG Electronics (UK) Ltd is a member of an approved batteries producer compliance scheme. This scheme collects, treats and disposes of batteries on Samsung’s behalf.

NX500 + 16-50 Power Zoom


Superb image quality with 28 MP BSI APS-C sensor
The NX500 uses an exceptional 28 MP sensor with a high standard of colour reproduction. With exquisite detail captured, you can maintain picture quality even when editing.
Superb image quality with 28 MP BSI APS-C sensor
Record crystal clear 4K & UHD video
Record exceptional videos in ultra high definition and 4x the pixels of Full HD when shooting in 4K.
Record crystal clear 4K & UHD video
Stylish and lightweight design
A lightweight design with a retro look that lets you enjoy serious technology in a portable and stylish package.
Stylish and lightweight design
High-speed image processor DRIMe Vs
The DRIMe Vs is Samsung’s fastest, most powerful camera image processor yet. It drives the speed, performance and accuracy you need to shoot breathtaking photos in 4K and UHD in a variety of shooting conditions.
High-speed image processor DRIMe Vs
Easy sharing with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
The NX500 supports an advanced Wi-Fi standard* designed for quick transfers of high-resolution photos and videos. Together with Bluetooth and NFC, you get fast connectivity for easy sharing.
Easy sharing with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
Accurate sports shots
Samsung Auto Shot uses a predictive algorithm designed to track subject movement and automatically trigger the shutter at just the right moment. Feel prepared with a variety of options, like baseball, jump and trap.*
Accurate sports shots
Fast and accurate NX AF System III
Capture images with amazing speed and detail, thanks to an exceptionally fast NX AF System III that features hybrid auto focus. It has an excellent combo of speed and accuracy.*
*Image quality may vary depending on conditions.
Fast and accurate NX AF System III

Dual command dials & hybrid UI

The NX500 features two independent command dials and a hybrid UI that includes both a touch screen and a range of buttons on the back, providing quick and easy access to all your key settings on the fly.
Dual command dials & hybrid UI

Comfortable to hold, easy to shoot

The NX500 is designed to fits beautifully in the palm of your hand, and features a slightly slanted shutter button that is easy to press. It gives you a great combination of steadiness and ergonomics you need for great shots.
Comfortable to hold, easy to shoot

Shoot from multiple angles

Just flip up or tilt the 3-inch display and you’re ready to shoot at almost any angle. You can tilt it 90° and rotate it 180°, and the Full VGA AMOLED, helps you to see the screen clearly—even outdoors in bright sunlight.*
Shoot from multiple angles

Capture brilliance with a burst of speed

With continuous shooting, you can capture a burst of images at 9 frames per second so you don’t miss a moment. And with the advanced AF system, it continuously focuses so you don’t lose detail as the subject moves.*
*Image quality may vary depending on conditions.
Capture brilliance with a burst of speed

Fast 1/6000s shutter speed

With a fast shutter speed of 1/6000 of a second, the NX500 is designed to freeze and capture fast moving subjects with clarity.*
Fast 1/6000s shutter speed

ISO 25600

The NX500 shoots up to ISO 25600, making it very sensitive to light. That means it helps you to take great looking, natural shots in tricky lighting indoors or even outside at night, with minimal noise or blur.*
ISO 25600

Shoot with confidence even in low light

Thanks to innovative technology called Adaptive Noise Reduction, the NX500 is designed to produce crystal clear images virtually free of noise, even set at a high ISO of 25600.*
Shoot with confidence even in low light

UHD-quality time lapse shots

Take time-lapse shots like a pro. You can adjust the interval between 1 second and 24 hours and it even converts the high-res stills to continuous UHD quality footage (up to a 30 second silent video file).*
UHD-quality time lapse shots

tech specs

Image Sensor

  • Type


  • Sensor Size

    23.5 x 15.7 mm

  • Effective Pixel (Approx.)

    28.2 MP

  • Total Pixel (Approx.)

    30.7 MP

  • Color Filter

    RGB Primary

Lens Mount

  • Mount

    Samsung NX Mount


Image Stabilization

  • Type

    Lens Shift (depends on Lens)


  • Technical Information

    Aperture / Shutter speed / EV / ISO / WB / i-Zoom

Dust Reduction

  • Type

    Supersonic Drive


  • Type

    Super AMOLED with touch screen

  • Size

    3.0 " (76.6 mm)

  • Resolution


  • Field of View (Approx.)


  • Angle

    Flip (Up 180°) & Tilt (Up 90°, Down 45°)


  • Type


  • Focusing point

    205 Points (Phase Detection AF), 209 Points (Contrast AF)

  • AF Modes

    Active AF, Continuous AF, MF, Single AF


  • Speed

    Auto: 1/6,000 - 1/4 seconds, Manual: 1/6,000 - 30 seconds, Bulb


  • Metering System

    TTL 221 Block segment

  • Compensation

    Still: ±5 EV, Movie: ±3 EV (1/3 EV step)

  • ISO Equivalent

    Auto, 100 - 25,600 (1 EV or 1/3 EV step) (EXT.51,200)

Drive Mode

  • Modes

    Single, Continuous, Self-timer, Bracket

  • Continuous - JPEG

    9 fps ※ Maximum shooting speed is 9 frames per second. It will slow down after approx. JPEG 40 shots, RAW 5 shots. (Based on UHS-I SD Card. May vary depending on the spec of memory card.)

  • Bracket

    AE, Depth, PW, WB

  • Self-Timer

    2 - 30 seconds. (1 seconds. step)


  • Type

    External Flash only (Bundle with SEF8A)

  • Modes

    1st Curtain, 2nd Curtain, Auto, Auto+Red-eye reduction, Fill-in, Fill-in+Red-eye reduction, Smart Flash, Off

  • Guide Number

    8 (at ISO 100) (SEF8A)

  • Sync. Speed

    Less than 1/200 seconds

Dynamic Range Expansion

  • Dynamic Range Expansion

    Off, Smart Range+, HDR

White Balance

  • Type

    Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (W/N/D), K (Manual), Tungsten, Auto+Tungsten


  • Picture Wizard

    Calm, Classic, Cool, Custom (1-3), Forest, Landscape, Portrait, Retro, Standard, Vivid

  • Smart Filter

    Miniature, Selective Colour (R/G/B/Y 4 Colours), Vignetting, Watercolour


  • Modes

    Auto, Aperture Priority, Custom, Manual, programme, Shutter Priority, Smart, Samsung Auto Shot

  • Smart

    Action Freeze, Beauty Face, Fireworks, Landscape, Light Trace, Multi-Exposure, Night, Panorama, Rich Tones, Silhouette, Sunset, Waterfall

  • Image Size - JPEG

    (3:2): 28 M (6480 x 4320), 13.9 M (4560 x 3040), 7.1 M (3264 x 2176), 3 M (2112 x 1408) (16:9): 23.6 M (6480 x 3648), 11.9 M (4608 x 2592), 6.2 M (3328 x 1872), 2.4 M (2048 x 1152) (1:1): 18.7 M (4320 x 4320), 9.5 M (3088 x 3088), 4.7 M (2160 x 2160), 2 M (1408 x 1408)

  • Image Size - RAW

    28 M (6480 x 4320)

  • Raw Format

    SRW (Compression: Lossless, Normal)

  • Color Space

    Adobe RGB, sRGB


  • Format

    AVI, MP4 (HEVC)

  • Compression (Video)

    MJPEG (VGA only), HEVC (H.265)

  • Image Size

    4096 x 2160 (24 fps), 3840 x 2160 (30 fps), 1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720, 640 x 480, ※ When recording 4K or UHD video, the angle of view becomes narrower. (Effective angle of view: approx. 4K 1.68 times, UHD 1.77 times the focal length)

  • Frame Rate

    60 fps, 30 fps, 24 fps NTSC (50 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps PAL)

  • Noise Level (Outdoor)



  • Media

    SD, SDHC, SDXC (up to 64 GB), (UHS-1 support)

  • File Format

    MPO (3D), JPEG, RAW


  • Wi-Fi

    IEEE 802.11b/g/n

  • NFC


  • Bluetooth



  • Digital Output Connector

    Yes (USB 2.0)

  • Video Output


Power Source

  • Capacity

    1,130 mAh

  • Battery Life

    370 Shot

Physical specification

  • Dimension (WxHxD)

    119.5 x 63.6 x 42.5 mm

  • Weight (Body only)

    292 g

System Requirement

  • Windows OS

    Window 7/8/8.1

  • Macintosh OS

    Mac OS 10.7 or higher

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