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Samsung NX500 vs Sony NEX-5

The Samsung NX500 and the Sony Alpha NEX-5 are two digital cameras that were revealed to the public, respectively, in February 2015 and May 2010. Both the NX500 and the NEX-5 are mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras that are equipped with an APS-C sensor. The Samsung has a resolution of 28 megapixels, whereas the Sony provides 14 MP.

Below is an overview of the main specs of the two cameras as a starting point for the comparison.

Headline Specifications
Samsung NX500 versus Sony NEX-5
Samsung NX500 Sony NEX-5
Mirrorless system camera Mirrorless system camera
Samsung NX mount lenses Sony E mount lenses
28 MP, APS-C Sensor 14 MP, APS-C Sensor
4K/30p Video 1080/60i Video
ISO 100-25,600 (100 - 51,200) ISO 200-12,800
No viewfinder, LCD framing Viewfinder optional
3.0 LCD, 1036k dots 3.0 LCD, 920k dots
Tilting touchscreen Tilting screen (not touch-sensitive)
9 shutter flaps per second 7 shutter flaps per second
370 shots per battery charge330 shots per battery charge
120 x 64 x 43 mm, 287 g 111 x 59 x 38 mm, 287 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Samsung NX500 and the Sony Alpha NEX-5? Which one should you buy? Read on to find out how these two cameras compare with respect to their body size, their imaging sensors, their shooting features, their input-output connections, and their reception by expert reviewers.

Body comparison

The physical size and weight of the Samsung NX500 and the Sony NEX-5 are illustrated in the side-by-side display below. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three successive views from the front, the top, and the rear are shown. All size dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

The NEX-5 can be obtained in two different colors (black, silver), while the NX500 is only available in black.

Size Samsung NX500 vs Sony NEX-5
Compare NX500 versus NEX-5 top
Comparison NX500 or NEX-5 rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Sony NEX-5 is notably smaller (15 percent) than the Samsung NX500. In terms of weight, the two cameras are very close. In this context, it is worth noting that neither the NX500 nor the NEX-5 are weather-sealed.

The above size and weight comparisons are to some extent incomplete since they do not consider the interchangeable lenses that both of these cameras require. Hence, you might want to study and compare the specifications of available lenses in order to get the full picture of the size and weight of the two camera systems.

The power pack in the NX500 can be charged via the USB port, so that it is not always necessary to take the battery charger along when travelling.

The following table provides a synthesis of the main physical specifications of the two cameras and other similar ones. If you want to switch the focus of the display and review another camera pair, you can move across to the CAM-parator tool and choose from the broad selection of possible camera comparisons there.

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Body Specifications
    Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
Weather
Sealing
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Samsung NX500 120 mm 64 mm 43 mm 287 g 370 n Feb 2015 799 i
2.
 
Sony NEX-5 111 mm 59 mm 38 mm 287 g 330 n May 2010 699 i
3.
 
Canon 77D 131 mm 100 mm 76 mm 540 g 600 n Feb 2017 899 i
4.
 
Canon M100 108 mm 67 mm 35 mm 302 g 295 n Aug 2017 499 i
5.
 
Canon M3 111 mm 68 mm 44 mm 366 g 250 n Feb 2015 679 i
6.
 
Nikon D5600 124 mm 97 mm 70 mm 465 g 970 n Nov 2016 699 i
7.
 
Nikon D5500 124 mm 97 mm 70 mm 420 g 820 n Jan 2015 899 i
8.
 
Ricoh GR II 117 mm 63 mm 35 mm 251 g 320 n Jun 2015 699 i
9.
 
Samsung NX1 139 mm 102 mm 66 mm 550 g 500 Y Sep 2014 1,499 i
10.
 
Samsung NX30 127 mm 96 mm 58 mm 375 g 360 n Jan 2014 999 i
11.
 
Sony A5100 110 mm 63 mm 36 mm 283 g 400 n Aug 2014 549 i
12.
 
Sony A6000 120 mm 67 mm 45 mm 344 g 360 n Feb 2014 599 i
13.
 
Sony NEX-5R 111 mm 59 mm 39 mm 276 g 330 n Aug 2012 749 i
14.
 
Sony NEX-F3 117 mm 67 mm 42 mm 314 g 470 n May 2012 599 i
15.
 
Sony NEX-5N 111 mm 59 mm 38 mm 269 g 460 n Aug 2011 699 i
16.
 
Sony NEX-C3 110 mm 60 mm 33 mm 225 g 400 n Jun 2011 599 i
17.
 
Sony NEX-3 117 mm 62 mm 33 mm 297 g 330 n May 2010 599 i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

Any camera decision will obviously take relative prices into account. The listed launch prices provide an indication of the market segment that the manufacturer of the cameras have been targeting. The NEX-5 was launched at a somewhat lower price (by 13 percent) than the NX500, which makes it more attractive for photographers on a tight budget. Normally, street prices remain initially close to the MSRP, but after a couple of months, the first discounts appear. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down.

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Sensor comparison

The imaging sensor is at the core of digital cameras and its size is one of the main determining factors of image quality. A large sensor will tend to have larger individual pixels that provide better low-light sensitivity, wider dynamic range, and richer color-depth than smaller pixel-units in a sensor of the same technological generation. Moreover, a large sensor camera will give the photographer more control over depth-of-field in the image and, thus, the ability to better isolate a subject from the background. On the downside, larger sensors tend to be associated with larger, more expensive camera bodies and lenses.

Both cameras under consideration feature an APS-C sensor, but their sensors differ slightly in size. The sensor area in the NEX-5 is 1 percent smaller. They nevertheless have the same format factor of 1.5. Both cameras have a native aspect ratio (sensor width to sensor height) of 3:2.

Samsung NX500 and Sony NEX-5 sensor measures

With 28MP, the NX500 offers a higher resolution than the NEX-5 (14MP), but the NX500 has smaller individual pixels (pixel pitch of 3.63μm versus 5.11μm for the NEX-5). However, the NX500 is a much more recent model (by 4 years and 8 months) than the NEX-5, and its sensor will have benefitted from technological advances during this time that enhance the light gathering capacity of its pixels. Coming back to sensor resolution, it should be mentioned that the NX500 has no anti-alias filter installed, so that it can capture all the detail its sensor resolves.

The resolution advantage of the Samsung NX500 implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the NX500 for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 32.4 x 21.6 inches or 82.3 x 54.9 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 25.9 x 17.3 inches or 65.8 x 43.9 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 21.6 x 14.4 inches or 54.9 x 36.6 cm. The corresponding values for the Sony NEX-5 are 23 x 15.3 inches or 58.3 x 38.8 cm for good quality, 18.4 x 12.2 inches or 46.7 x 31 cm for very good quality, and 15.3 x 10.2 inches or 38.9 x 25.9 cm for excellent quality prints.

The NX500 has on-sensor phase detect pixels, which results in fast and reliable autofocus acquisition even during live view operation.

The Samsung NX500 has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 25600, which can be extended to ISO 100-51200. The corresponding ISO settings for the Sony Alpha NEX-5 are ISO 200 to ISO 12800 (no boost).

NX500 versus NEX-5 MP

Consistent information on actual sensor performance is available from DXO Mark for many cameras. This service determines an overall sensor rating, as well as sub-scores for low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports"), dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), and color depth ("DXO Portrait"). Of the two cameras under review, the NX500 provides substantially higher image quality than the NEX-5, with an overall score that is 18 points higher. This advantage is based on 2.6 bits higher color depth, 1.7 EV in additional dynamic range, and 0.8 stops in additional low light sensitivity. The table below summarizes the physical sensor characteristics and sensor quality findings and compares them across a set of similar cameras.

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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/30p24.813.91379 87
2.
 
Sony NEX-5 APS-C 14.0 4592 30561080/60i22.212.2796 69
3.
 
Canon 77D APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p23.613.3971 78
4.
 
Canon M100 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p23.512.91272 78
5.
 
Canon M3 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/30p22.811.81169 72
6.
 
Nikon D5600 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.114.01306 84
7.
 
Nikon D5500 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.114.01438 84
8.
 
Ricoh GR II APS-C 16.1 4928 32641080/30p23.613.71078 80
9.
 
Samsung NX1 APS-C 28.0 6480 43204K/30p24.213.21363 83
10.
 
Samsung NX30 APS-C 20.0 5472 36481080/60p23.512.41014 76
11.
 
Sony A5100 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p23.812.71347 80
12.
 
Sony A6000 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.113.11347 82
13.
 
Sony NEX-5R APS-C 16.0 4912 32641080/60i23.713.1910 78
14.
 
Sony NEX-F3 APS-C 16.0 4912 32641080/60i22.712.31114 73
15.
 
Sony NEX-5N APS-C 16.0 4912 32641080/60i23.612.71079 77
16.
 
Sony NEX-C3 APS-C 16.0 4912 3264720/30p22.712.21083 73
17.
 
Sony NEX-3 APS-C 14.0 4592 3056720/30p22.112.0830 68

Many modern cameras are not only capable of taking still images, but can also record movies. Both cameras under consideration have a sensor with sufficiently fast read-out times for moving pictures, but the NX500 provides a higher video resolution than the NEX-5. It can shoot video footage at 4K/30p, while the Sony is limited to 1080/60i.

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Feature comparison

Beyond body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a range of features. The NX500 and the NEX-5 are similar in the sense that neither of the two has a viewfinder. The images are, thus, framed using live view on the rear LCD. That said, the NEX-5 can be equipped with an optional viewfinder – the FDA-SV1. The table below summarizes some of the other core capabilities of the Samsung NX500 and Sony NEX-5 in connection with corresponding information for a sample of similar cameras.

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Core Features
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Size
(inch)
LCD
Resolution
(000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Samsung NX500none n 3.0 1036 tilting Y 1/6000s 9.0 Y n
2.
 
Sony NEX-5optional n 3.0 920 tilting n 1/4000s 7.0 n n
3.
 
Canon 77Doptical Y 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 6.0 Y n
4.
 
Canon M100none n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/4000s 6.1 Y n
5.
 
Canon M3optional n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/4000s 4.2 Y n
6.
 
Nikon D5600optical n 3.2 1037 swivel Y 1/4000s 5.0 Y n
7.
 
Nikon D5500optical n 3.2 1037 swivel Y 1/4000s 5.0 Y n
8.
 
Ricoh GR IIoptional n 3.0 1230 fixed n 1/4000s 4.0 Y n
9.
 
Samsung NX12360 Y 3.0 1036 tilting Y 1/8000s 15.0 Y n
10.
 
Samsung NX302359 n 3.0 1036 swivel Y 1/8000s 9.0 Y n
11.
 
Sony A5100none n 3.0 922 tilting Y 1/4000s 6.0 Y n
12.
 
Sony A60001440 n 3.0 922 tilting n 1/4000s 11.0 Y n
13.
 
Sony NEX-5Roptional n 3.0 920 tilting Y 1/4000s 10.0 n n
14.
 
Sony NEX-F3optional n 3.0 920 tilting n 1/4000s 5.5 Y n
15.
 
Sony NEX-5Noptional n 3.0 920 tilting Y 1/4000s 10.0 n n
16.
 
Sony NEX-C3optional n 3.0 920 tilting n 1/4000s 5.5 n n
17.
 
Sony NEX-3optional n 3.0 920 tilting n 1/4000s 7.0 n n

One difference between the cameras concerns the presence of an on-board flash. The NX500 has one, while the NEX-5 does not. While the built-in flash of the NX500 is not very powerful, it can at times be useful as a fill-in light.

Both cameras have an articulated rear screen that can be turned to be front-facing. This feature will be particularly appreciated by vloggers and photographers who are interested in taking selfies.

The Samsung NX500 has an intervalometer built-in. This enables the photographer to capture time lapse sequences, such as flower blooming, a sunset or moon rise, without purchasing an external camera trigger and related software.

The NX500 writes its imaging data to SDXC cards, while the NEX-5 uses SDXC or Memory Stick PRO Duo cards. The NX500 supports UHS-I cards (Ultra High Speed data transfer of up to 104 MB/s), while the NEX-5 cannot take advantage of Ultra High Speed SD cards.

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Connectivity comparison

For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Samsung NX500 and Sony Alpha NEX-5 and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

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Input-Output Connections
    Camera
Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Microphone
Internal
Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
1.
 
Samsung NX500Ystereomono--micro2.0YYY
2.
 
Sony NEX-5Ystereomono--mini2.0---
3.
 
Canon 77DYstereomonoY-mini2.0YYY
4.
 
Canon M100-stereomono--micro2.0YYY
5.
 
Canon M3YstereomonoY-mini2.0YY-
6.
 
Nikon D5600YstereomonoY-mini2.0YYY
7.
 
Nikon D5500YstereomonoY-mini2.0Y--
8.
 
Ricoh GR IIYstereomono--micro2.0YY-
9.
 
Samsung NX1YstereomonoYYmicro3.0YYY
10.
 
Samsung NX30Ystereomono--micro2.0YY-
11.
 
Sony A5100-stereomono--micro2.0YY-
12.
 
Sony A6000Ystereomono--micro2.0YY-
13.
 
Sony NEX-5RYstereomono--mini2.0Y--
14.
 
Sony NEX-F3Ystereomono--mini2.0---
15.
 
Sony NEX-5NYstereomono--mini2.0---
16.
 
Sony NEX-C3Ystereomono--mini2.0---
17.
 
Sony NEX-3Ystereomono--mini2.0---

It is notable that the NX500 offers wifi support, while the NEX-5 does not. Wifi can be a very convenient means to transfer image data to an off-camera location.

Both the NX500 and the NEX-5 have been discontinued, but can regularly be found used on eBay. The NEX-5 was replaced by the Sony NEX-5N, while the NX500 does not have a direct successor. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Samsung and Sony websites.

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Review summary

So how do things add up? Is the Samsung NX500 better than the Sony NEX-5 or vice versa? Below is a summary of the relative strengths of each of the two contestants.

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Reasons to prefer the Samsung NX500:

  • More detail: Offers more megapixels (28 vs 14MP) with a 41% higher linear resolution.
  • Maximized detail: Lacks an anti-alias filter to exploit the sensor's full resolution potential.
  • Better image quality: Scores substantially higher (18 points) in the DXO overall assessment.
  • Richer colors: Generates images with noticeably better colors (2.6 bits more color depth).
  • More dynamic range: Captures a larger spectrum of light and dark details (1.7 EV of extra DR).
  • Better low-light sensitivity: Requires less light for good images (0.8 stops ISO advantage).
  • Better video: Provides higher definition movie capture (4K/30p vs 1080/60i).
  • Better live-view autofocus: Features on-sensor phase-detection for more confident autofocus.
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (1036k vs 920k dots).
  • Fewer buttons to press: Is equipped with a touch-sensitive rear screen to facilitate handling.
  • Faster shutter: Has higher mechanical shutter speed (1/6000s vs 1/4000s) to freeze action.
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (9 vs 7 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • Easier time-lapse photography: Has an intervalometer built-in for low frequency shooting.
  • Longer lasting: Can take more shots (370 versus 330) on a single battery charge.
  • Easier travel charging: Can be conveniently charged via its USB port.
  • Easier fill-in: Is equipped with a small onboard flash to brighten deep shadow areas.
  • Easier file upload: Has wifi built in for automatic backup or image transfer to the web.
  • Easier device pairing: Supports NFC for fast wireless image transfer over short distances.
  • Easier wireless transfer: Supports Bluetooth for image sharing without cables.
  • Faster buffer clearing: Has an SD card interface that supports the UHS-I standard.
  • More modern: Reflects 4 years and 8 months of technical progress since the NEX-5 launch.

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Advantages of the Sony Alpha NEX-5:

  • Better moiré control: Has an anti-alias filter to avoid artificial patterns to appear in images.
  • More framing options: Can be equipped with a hotshoe-mounted accessory-viewfinder.
  • More compact: Is smaller (111x59mm vs 120x64mm) and will fit more readily into a bag.
  • More affordable: Was released into a lower priced segment (13 percent cheaper at launch).
  • More heavily discounted: Has been around for much longer (launched in May 2010).

If the count of individual advantages (bullet points above) is taken as a guide, the NX500 is the clear winner of the match-up (21 : 5 points). However, the pertinence of the various camera strengths will differ across photographers, so that you might want to weigh individual camera traits according to their importance for your own imaging needs before making a camera decision. A professional sports photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a street photog, and a person interested in family portraits has distinct needs from a landscape shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

NX500 21:05 NEX-5

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Samsung NX500 and the Sony NEX-5 place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera listing whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the comparison of technical specifications can provide a useful overview of the capabilities of different cameras, it remains incomplete and does no justice, for example, to the way the NX500 or the NEX-5 perform in practice. User reviews, such as those found at amazon, can sometimes inform about these issues, but such feedback is often incomplete, inconsistent, and biased.

Expert reviews

This is why expert reviews are important. The table below provides a synthesis of the camera assessments of some of the best known photo-gear review sites (amateurphotographer [AP], cameralabs [CL], dpreview [DPR], ephotozine [EPZ], photographyblog [PB]). As can be seen, the professional reviewers agree in many cases on the quality of different cameras, but sometimes their assessments diverge, reinforcing the earlier point that a camera decision is often a very personal choice.

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Expert Camera Reviews
     Camera 
 Model 
 AP 
 score 
 CL 
 score 
 DPR 
 score 
 EPZ 
 score 
 PB 
 score 
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Samsung NX5004.5/5..81/1005/54.5/5 Feb 2015 799 i
2.
 
Sony NEX-53/5+ +71/1004.5/54/5 May 2010 699 i
3.
 
Canon 77D4.5/5..82/1004.5/54/5 Feb 2017 899 i
4.
 
Canon M1003/5+..4/53.5/5 Aug 2017 499 i
5.
 
Canon M34/5o75/1004.5/54/5 Feb 2015 679 i
6.
 
Nikon D56004/5..79/1004.5/54/5 Nov 2016 699 i
7.
 
Nikon D55005/5+79/1004.5/54.5/5 Jan 2015 899 i
8.
 
Ricoh GR II......4.5/54.5/5 Jun 2015 699 i
9.
 
Samsung NX15/5..87/1005/55/5 Sep 2014 1,499 i
10.
 
Samsung NX303/5..77/1004.5/54.5/5 Jan 2014 999 i
11.
 
Sony A51004.5/5+..4.5/55/5 Aug 2014 549 i
12.
 
Sony A60005/5+80/1004.5/55/5 Feb 2014 599 i
13.
 
Sony NEX-5R......4.5/54.5/5 Aug 2012 749 i
14.
 
Sony NEX-F34/5..74/1004.5/54.5/5 May 2012 599 i
15.
 
Sony NEX-5N3/5+ +79/1004.5/54.5/5 Aug 2011 699 i
16.
 
Sony NEX-C33/5+ +74/1004.5/54/5 Jun 2011 599 i
17.
 
Sony NEX-3....70/1004.5/54/5 May 2010 599 i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

The above review scores should be interpreted with care, though. The assessments were made in relation to similar cameras of the same technological generation. Hence, a score should always be seen in the context of the camera's market launch date and its price, and rating-comparisons among cameras that span long time periods or concern very differently equipped models make little sense. Also, please note that some of the review sites have changed their methodology and reporting over time.

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    Specifications: Samsung NX500 vs Sony NEX-5

    Below is a side-by-side comparison of the specs of the two cameras to facilitate a quick review of their differences and common features.

    Camera Specifications
    Camera Model Samsung NX500 Sony NEX-5
    Camera Type Mirrorless system camera Mirrorless system camera
    Camera Lens Samsung NX mount lenses Sony E mount lenses
    Launch Date February 2015 May 2010
    Launch Price USD 799 USD 699
    Sensor Specs Samsung NX500 Sony NEX-5
    Sensor Technology BSI-CMOS CMOS
    Sensor Format APS-C Sensor APS-C Sensor
    Sensor Size 23.5 x 15.7 mm 23.4 x 15.6 mm
    Sensor Area 368.95 mm2 365.04 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 28.3 mm 28.1 mm
    Crop Factor 1.5x 1.5x
    Sensor Resolution 28 Megapixels 14 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 6480 x 4320 pixels 4592 x 3056 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 3.63 μm 5.11 μm
    Pixel Density 7.59 MP/cm2 3.84 MP/cm2
    Moiré control no AA filter Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability 4K/30p Video 1080/60i Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 25,600 ISO 200 - 12,800 ISO
    ISO Boost 100 - 51,200 ISO no Enhancement
    Image Processor DRIMe Vs BIONZ
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 87 69
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 24.8 22.2
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 13.9 12.2
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 1379 796
    Screen Specs Samsung NX500 Sony NEX-5
    Viewfinder Type no viewfinder Viewfinder optional
    Viewfinder Magnification
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.0inch 3.0inch
    LCD Resolution 1036k dots 920k dots
    LCD Attachment Tilting screen Tilting screen
    Touch Input Touchscreen no Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Samsung NX500 Sony NEX-5
    Focus System On-Sensor Phase-detect Contrast-detect AF
    Manual Focusing AidFocus PeakingFocus Peaking
    Max Shutter Speed (mechanical) 1/6000s 1/4000s
    Continuous Shooting 9 shutter flaps/s 7 shutter flaps/s
    Time-Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer built-inno Intervalometer
    Fill Flash Build-in Flash no On-Board Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards MS or SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Single card slot Single card slot
    UHS card support UHS-I no
    Connectivity Specs Samsung NX500 Sony NEX-5
    External Flash Hotshoe Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 2.0 USB 2.0
    HDMI Port micro HDMI mini HDMI
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in no Wifi
    Near-Field Communication NFC built-in no NFC
    Bluetooth Support Bluetooth built-in no Bluetooth
    Body Specs Samsung NX500 Sony NEX-5
    Battery Type BP1130 NP-FW50
    Battery Life (CIPA)370 shots per charge330 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging USB charging no USB charging
    Body Dimensions 120 x 64 x 43 mm
    (4.7 x 2.5 x 1.7 in)
    111 x 59 x 38 mm
    (4.4 x 2.3 x 1.5 in)
    Camera Weight 287 g (10.1 oz) 287 g (10.1 oz)

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