Samsung Electronics has released details of its latest CSC, the NX500, which features many of the same advanced functions as the NX1 in a consumer-orientated body.


Front view of the NX500 showing the monitor flipped up. (Source: Samsung.)

Equipped with a 28-megapixel BSI APS-C sensor and DRIMeV image processor, the NX500 includes the same NX AF system III as the NX1 and also offers similar Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth connectivity. It also supports both 4K and UHD video recording using the efficient HEVC /H.265 codec and allows frame grabbing of still images from video clips. Still images captured from Interval Capture mode can easily be converted into a UHD Time-lapse video directly on the camera. The DRIMeV processor enables continuous shooting at nine frames/second and the NX500 includes the Samsung Auto Shot function, which uses  motion detection to accurately predict when to trigger the shutter for action shots.

The palm-sized NX500 includes a Tilt-and-Flip-up monitor for self-portraits but lacks a built-in viewfinder. The screen uses SuperAMOLED   technology and has a resolution of 1.04 million dots. The camera body is almost identical to other consumer-level NX models with no dials other than a mode dial and a cluster of buttons around the arrow pad. It measures 119.5 x 63.6 x 42.5mm, with a body weight of 287 grams. The NX500 will be manufactured in Black, White, and Brown. It will be available globally starting in March 2015. Full details and product images are available at  Local release date and pricing have still to be decided.