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What is the crop factor of the Samsung NX500?

The Samsung NX500 is equipped with an APS-C sensor, whose diagonal measures 28.3mm. The sensor has a crop factor (or format factor, or focal length multiplier) of 1.5.

The crop factor is defined as the ratio of the 35mm full-frame film diagonal to the diagonal of a digital sensor. This number indicates how a lens behaves in relation to the size of the image sensor.

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Sensor size comparison with a film slide

With a crop factor of 1.5, the sensor in the Samsung NX500 is smaller than the receptor area of a 35mm film slide or negative. As a result, a lens that is attached to the Samsung NX500 will offer a narrower angle of view and provide deeper depth of field than a lens of similar focal length and aperture on a film camera. The equivalent focal length is obtained by multiplying the actual focal length of the lens with the crop factor. For example, a 33mm lens on the Samsung NX500 will provide the same angle of view and depth of field as a 50mm normal lens on a film camera (33mm * 1.5 = 50mm).

Samsung NX500 and Credit Card sensor measures

Sensor specs and performance

The table below compares the sensor specs of the Samsung NX500 to those of several similar cameras. The reported DXO values are indicators of the sensor's imaging quality (higher is better), covering color depth (DXO Portrait), dynamic range (DXO Landscape), and high-ISO noise (DXO Sports). Larger sensor cameras tend to outperform cameras of the same generation that are equipped with a smaller imager. On the other hand, larger sensors are more expensive and require bigger and heavier lenses than smaller light receptors.

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Sensor Characteristics
    Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
1.
 
Samsung NX500 APS-C 28.0 6480 43204K/30p24.813.9137987
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Canon 77D APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p23.613.397178
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Canon M100 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p23.512.9127278
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Canon M3 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/30p22.811.8116972
5.
 
Nikon D5600 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.114.0130684
6.
 
Nikon D5500 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.114.0143884
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Ricoh GR II APS-C 16.1 4928 32641080/30p23.613.7107880
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Samsung NX1 APS-C 28.0 6480 43204K/30p24.213.2136383
9.
 
Samsung NX30 APS-C 20.0 5472 36481080/60p23.512.4101476
10.
 
Sony A5100 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p23.812.7134780
11.
 
Sony A6000 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.113.1134782
Further information on the sensor in the Samsung NX500 and the camera's operation can be found in the camera manual.

In the United States, the NX500 was initially launched in February 2015 at a price of $799.

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Camera to camera comparisons

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    Specifications Summary
    Camera Model Samsung NX500
    Camera Type Mirrorless system camera
    Camera Lens Samsung NX mount lenses
    Launch Date February 2015
    Launch Price USD 799
    Sensor Specs
    Sensor Technology BSI-CMOS
    Sensor Format APS-C Sensor
    Sensor Size 23.5 x 15.7 mm
    Sensor Area 369 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 28.3 mm
    Crop Factor 1.5x
    Sensor Resolution 28 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 6 480 x 4 320 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 3.63 μm
    Pixel Density 7.59 MP/cm2
    Moiré control no AA filter
    Movie Capability 4K/30p Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 25 600 ISO
    ISO Boost 100 - 51 200 ISO
    Image Processor DRIMe Vs
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 87
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 24.8
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 13.9
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 1379
    Screen Specs
    Viewfinder Type No viewfinder
    Top-Level Screen no Top Display
    LCD Framing Live View
    LCD Size 3.0 inch
    LCD Resolution 1036k dots
    LCD Attachment Tilting screen
    V-logging Friendliness Front-flip possible
    Touch Input Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs
    Focus System On-Sensor Phase-detect
    Manual Focusing AidFocus Peaking
    Maximum Shutter Speed 1/6000s
    Continuous Shooting 9 shutter flaps/s
    Shutter Life Expectancy100 000 actuations
    Silent Shootingno E-Shutter
    Time Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer Built-in
    Fill Flash Built-in Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards
    Single or Dual Card Slots Single card slot
    UHS card support UHS-I
    Connectivity Specs
    External Flash Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 2.0
    HDMI Port micro HDMI
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in
    Near-Field Communication NFC built-in
    Bluetooth Support Bluetooth built-in
    Body Specs
    Battery Type BP1130 power pack
    Battery Life (CIPA)370 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging USB charging
    Body Dimensions 120 x 64 x 43 mm
    (4.7 x 2.5 x 1.7 in)
    Camera Weight 287 g (10.1 oz)

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