The NX500 is essentially a stripped-down NX1, featuring the same sensor and processor as its bigger brother. Can it manage the same high level of image quality? See for yourself in our Samsung NX500 Review Sample Image Gallery

The full review of the Samsung NX500 is now live! You can see what we made of Samsung’s latest CSC here.

Samsung has been producing its NX range of compact system cameras for some time now. The electronics giant has borrowed from its various other technology sectors to produce a range of cameras featuring all the bells and whistles one might expect from a popular CSC.

Despite this, the NX range had struggled to produce a camera set to topple the established CSC manufacturers, such as Panasonic and Olympus.

Samsung NX500 sample image 15

1/80 sec @ f/5.6, 0.3EV, ISO 4000, AWB
Samsung NX 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 Power Zoom

That was up until last year when the manufacturer announced the Samsung NX1 to wide acclaim. An impressive specification included a new 28MP APS-C sensor complete with on-chip phase detection capabilities, 4K video capture capabilities and an SLR-style design clearly aimed at the enthusiast photographer.

The NX1 achieved what it set out to do, namely disrupting the CSC market and establishing Samsung as a serious player. That does mean that the NX500 has had a lot to live up to, so maybe unsurprisingly the camera has inherited a host of features from the NX1.

Samsung NX500 sample image 8

1/320 sec @ f/6.3, -0.3EV, ISO 100, Daylight WB
Samsung NX 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 Power Zoom

The NX500 features the same 28MP sensor, covering a huge ISO range of 100-51200, while it also remains capable of capturing video at Ultra HD 4k resolution.

Samsung NX500 sample image 13

1/250 sec @ f/5.6, ISO 100, AWB
Samsung NX 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 Power Zoom

So, is the new model able to capture the same excellent image quality as its bigger brother? See what you think in this review sample image gallery.