Samsung has announced its most powerful MILC (mirrorless interchangeable lens) camera to date with the arrival of the new NX500. The camera is a blend of things Samsung has learned both old and new.
The NX500 uses Samsung’s proven 28 megapixel BSI APS-C sensor DRIMeV image processor. It is also capable of shooting 4K and DCI 4K videos at 30 and 24 fps respectively, or 1080p at 60fps. Sensitivity levels of ISO 100-25600 are supported, and are expandable to 51200.
Being Samsung, the NX500 also keeps the newer (and younger) audiences in mind. As a result, though it misses a built-in viewfinder, the NX500 comes with a 3″ Super AMOLED touchscreen display on the back, which is also rotatable by 180 degrees for taking self-portraits with ease.
For budding photographers, there is a Samsung Auto Shot (SAS) autofocus which calibrates autofocus, exposure and white balance automatically.
Newer connectivity methods including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC are supported so you can share you photos through a smartphone. It also fits in your palm and weighs 287g for the body, which features a retro design and is available in Black, White and Brown.
The price is set at $799 with a 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 power zoom kit lens but is not known for only the body. If you’re looking for an interchangeable lens camera which shoots 4K videos, you can’t probably start cheaper than this.