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If The Samsung NX500 Is Indeed Discontinued Then $798 Is Still Too Much For It.

by Anura Guruge


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Click to access ‘B&H’ product page for the Samsung NX500.


Rumors have been around since September 2015 that Samsung’s camera division, despite the critically acclaimed Samsung NX1, was on the skids and that Samsung was looking for a buyer.

On Tuesday morning a number of camera rumor Websites were reporting that mega-distributor “B&H” had the Samsung NX500 marked as discontinued. I checked Cameta Camera and BuyDig.com. Neither of them have the NX500.

The NX500 is still listed on Amazon, by Samsung for one, at $797.99 with a 16-50mm kit lens. IF Samsung is discontinuing this camera, the baby brother of the much more expensive NX1, this is still too expensive. I have never considered the NX500 because it does not have a viewfinder — electronic or optical. And I wouldn’t get a camera at this price bracket without a viewfinder.

If it is indeed discounted the price will probably drop, quite quickly, by another $200. When it gets close to $500 it would be tempting to revisit it since it does have one heck of an impressive 28.2 MP APS-C sensor (though I keep on hearing that all the current Samsungs have autofocus issues).


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by Anura Guruge

DPReview Posts 30 Initial Sample Images From The New Panasonic Lumix ZS100 — Nothing To Write Home About.

by Anura Guruge


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Click to access the DPReview sample gallery for the Lumix ZS100.


They are definitely OK. Not bad, not bad at all. But nothing truly spectacular here — and that could be due to a myriad factors.

I can get this quality images from either my Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 or the new Lumix LX100.

I am kind of glad that I eventually opted for the LX100 without waiting for the ZS100 and my druthers about the larger sensor size in the LX100 being a better bet seems to be proving true.


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by Anura Guruge