As well as being compared against other mirrorless, the Samsung NX500 is also often compared to pro digicams, entry-level DSLRs, boutiques, pro DSLRs, super zooms and digicams. The Samsung NX500's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15) and the Lumix DMC-GX80) and Sony (such as the Alpha a6300 and the Alpha A5000)

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung NX500 compared to other mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it records very high quality movies (4K @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 120fps), has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,036k dots vs 768k dots), takes slightly higher resolution photos (28 MP vs 20 MP), has a touch screen and has a screen which flips out.

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (3" vs 3.3"), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps), it's body is not weather sealed and lacks and external mic jack.

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the NX500)

  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Weather sealed

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the NX500)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 120fps vs 4K @ 24fps
  • No touch screen
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED

common strengths of the Alpha a6300 and NX500

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×67×49 mm) vs Mid size (120×64×43 mm)
  • Light weight: 404 g vs 287 g

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000
1 year older
$498 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A5000 (vs the NX500)

  • Built-in flash

Significant disadvantages of the A5000 (vs the NX500)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 4K @ 24fps
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,036k dots
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the A5000 and NX500

  • Fairly small: Compact (110×63×36 mm) vs Mid size (120×64×43 mm)
  • Light weight: 210 g vs 287 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.7"

Samsung NX1

Samsung NX1
5 months older
$3,599 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX1 (vs the NX500)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Weather sealed
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the NX1 (vs the NX500)

  • Slower autofocus: Hybrid detection vs Phase detection
  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (139×102×66 mm) vs Mid size (120×64×43 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 550 g vs 287 g

common strengths of the NX1 and NX500

  • Both shoot very high resolution HD movies: 4K @ 24fps vs 4K @ 24fps
  • Capture very high resolution images: 28 MP vs 28 MP
  • OLED screens: OLED vs OLED

Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300
2 years older
$699 20-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX300 (vs the NX500)

  • Much larger screen: 3.3" vs 3"

Significant disadvantages of the NX300 (vs the NX500)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 4K @ 24fps
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 768k dots vs 1,036k dots
  • Slower autofocus: Hybrid detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the NX300 and NX500

  • OLED screens: OLED vs OLED
  • Fairly small: Mid size (122×64×41 mm) vs Mid size (120×64×43 mm)
  • Light weight: 280 g vs 287 g

Sony Alpha a6500

Sony Alpha a6500
1 year newer
$1,098 (body only)
$1,498 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6500 (vs the NX500)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Weather sealed
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a6500 (vs the NX500)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED

common strengths of the Alpha a6500 and NX500

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×67×53 mm) vs Mid size (120×64×43 mm)
  • Thin: 2.1" vs 1.7"

Samsung NX2000

Samsung NX2000
1 year older

Significant advantages of the NX2000 (vs the NX500)

  • Much larger screen: 3.7" vs 3"

Significant disadvantages of the NX2000 (vs the NX500)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 4K @ 24fps
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the NX2000 and NX500

  • Fairly small: Mid size (119×65×36 mm) vs Mid size (120×64×43 mm)
  • Light weight: 228 g vs 287 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.7"

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung NX500 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it takes significantly higher resolution photos (28 MP vs 20 MP), much higher maximum light sensitivity (51,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), has a touch screen, has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD) and has a significantly longer battery life (370 shots vs 265 shots).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in flash, lacks and external mic jack, is older (february 2015 vs february 2016), is much more expensive ($1,399.00 vs $532.00) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15)
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15) (vs the NX500)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15) (vs the NX500)

  • None found

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15) and NX500

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10
1 year older
$798 - $1,097

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX10 (vs the NX500)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX10 (vs the NX500)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-RX10 and NX500

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
8 months older
$510 - $748

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 III (vs the NX500)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 III (vs the NX500)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 III and NX500

  • None found

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
4 months older
$534

Significant advantages of the G7 X (vs the NX500)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the G7 X (vs the NX500)

  • None found

common strengths of the G7 X and NX500

  • None found

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II
1 year newer
$369 - $429

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II (vs the NX500)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II (vs the NX500)

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II and NX500

  • None found

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
1 year newer
$532 - $649

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the NX500)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the NX500)

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and NX500

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Pentax K-r

Pentax K-r
4 years older
$1,195 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the K-r (vs the NX500)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the K-r (vs the NX500)

  • None found

common strengths of the K-r and NX500

  • None found

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400
1 year newer
$309 (body only)
$395 - $397 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3400 (vs the NX500)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D3400 (vs the NX500)

  • None found

common strengths of the D3400 and NX500

  • None found

Canon Rebel SL1

Canon Rebel SL1
1 year older
$550 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the SL1 (vs the NX500)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SL1 (vs the NX500)

  • None found

common strengths of the SL1 and NX500

  • None found

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100
1 year older
$709 (body only)
$1,097 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7100 (vs the NX500)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D7100 (vs the NX500)

  • None found

common strengths of the D7100 and NX500

  • None found

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D
1 year newer
$872 - $999 (body only)
$870 - $1,149 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS 80D (vs the NX500)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the EOS 80D (vs the NX500)

  • None found

common strengths of the EOS 80D and NX500

  • None found

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung NX500 compared to boutique competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.8"), is slightly smaller (mid size (120×64×43 mm) vs prosumer size (161×67×82 mm)), takes slightly higher resolution photos (28 MP vs 16 MP), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (51,200 ISO vs 6,400 ISO) and has a touch screen.

However, on average it is slightly more expensive ($1,399.00 vs $347.40), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs optical) and doesn't have a built-in flash.

Sigma DP2 Quattro

Sigma DP2 Quattro
1 year older
$700 - $899

Significant advantages of the Quattro (vs the NX500)

  • Built-in flash

Significant disadvantages of the Quattro (vs the NX500)

  • No touch screen
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 370 shots

common strengths of the Quattro and NX500

  • Light weight: 395 g vs 287 g
  • Inexpensive: $699.99 vs $1,399.00

Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Fujifilm FinePix X100s
2 years older
$347

Significant advantages of the X100s (vs the NX500)

  • Has a viewfinder: Optical vs None
  • Built-in flash

Significant disadvantages of the X100s (vs the NX500)

  • No touch screen
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.8" vs 3"

common strengths of the X100s and NX500

  • Fairly small: Standard size (127×74×54 mm) vs Mid size (120×64×43 mm)
  • Thin: 2.1" vs 1.7"
  • Light weight: 445 g vs 287 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
4 months older
$538 - $598

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX100 (vs the NX500)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX100 (vs the NX500)

  • No touch screen
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the DMC-LX100 and NX500

  • Fairly small: Mid size (115×66×55 mm) vs Mid size (120×64×43 mm)
  • Light weight: 393 g vs 287 g
  • Thin: 2.2" vs 1.7"

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
3 years older
$2,300 (body only)
$2,844 50mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5D Mark III (vs the NX500)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 5D Mark III (vs the NX500)

  • None found

common strengths of the 5D Mark III and NX500

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung NX500 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is significantly smaller (mid size (120×64×43 mm) vs large (133×94×145 mm)), takes much higher resolution photos (28 MP vs 9.7 MP), much higher maximum light sensitivity (51,200 ISO vs 6,400 ISO), has a touch screen and has a screen which flips out.

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in flash, it's body is not weather sealed, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (9 fps vs 24 fps), lacks and external mic jack and has a significantly shorter battery life (370 shots vs 600 shots).

Samsung WB2200F

Samsung WB2200F
1 year older
$520

Significant advantages of the WB2200F (vs the NX500)

  • Built-in flash
  • Much longer battery life: 600 shots vs 370 shots
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the WB2200F (vs the NX500)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 51,200 ISO
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,036k dots

common strengths of the WB2200F and NX500

  • Great battery life: 600 shots vs 370 shots
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 1.7"
  • Light weight: 708 g vs 287 g

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the NX500)

  • Built-in flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the NX500)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 51,200 ISO
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 28 MP

common strengths of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) and NX500

  • Have touch screens
  • Light weight: 616 g vs 287 g
  • Each supports an external flash

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV

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2 years newer
$1,698

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV (vs the NX500)

  • Built-in flash
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,440k dots vs 1,036k dots
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV (vs the NX500)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 51,200 ISO
  • Significantly larger: Large (133×94×145 mm) vs Mid size (120×64×43 mm)

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV and NX500

  • Extremely good maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 51,200 ISO
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 28 MP
  • Have touch screens

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung NX500 compared to digicam competitors include: it takes much higher resolution photos (28 MP vs 9.7 MP), much higher maximum light sensitivity (51,200 ISO vs 6,400 ISO), has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD), has a slightly longer battery life (370 shots vs 240 shots) and uses fast phase detection autofocus (phase detection vs contrast detection).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in flash, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (9 fps vs 24 fps), has slightly fewer focus points (209 vs 315), is older (february 2015 vs february 2019) and is slightly more expensive ($1,399.00 vs $1,164.00).

Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80 (Lumix DC-TZ95)

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4 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-ZS80 (Lumix DC-TZ95) (vs the NX500)

  • Built-in flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-ZS80 (Lumix DC-TZ95) (vs the NX500)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 51,200 ISO
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 28 MP

common strengths of the Lumix DC-ZS80 (Lumix DC-TZ95) and NX500

  • Have touch screens
  • Flip-out screens
  • Great battery life: 380 shots vs 370 shots

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI

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3 years newer
$1,198

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI (vs the NX500)

  • Built-in flash
  • Shoots much faster: 24 fps vs 9 fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI (vs the NX500)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 51,200 ISO
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much shorter battery life: 240 shots vs 370 shots

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI and NX500

  • Capture extremely high resolution images: 20 MP vs 28 MP
  • Have touch screens
  • Flip-out screens