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Very First Pictures With The Samsung NX500.

by Anura Guruge


NO post-processing whatsoever.

Original JPEGs off camera 6480 x 4320 (11.3 MB).
Reduced in Picasa 3 to 1600 x 1067 (571 KB)!

6 JPEGs from among the first 18 pictures taken.
Image numbers: 02, 03, 05, 10, 16 & 18.

Click pictures to ENLARGE.

Attribution WILL be enforced.







Cute little camera and ‘little’ really the key word. It is very small and my hands, though bigger than Trump’s, aren’t that big.

Much to my relief came in a sealed box. Korean version! Took me a few minutes to find the MENU option to change the language to English. It is not easy when the menu is in Korean.

It is nice.

Right now I am non-committal about it. Today was a crazy busy day, as will be this week. Which is why I really didn’t want to get a camera this week.

I could only spend 20 minutes with it — and that in poor light.

No convinced that autofocus is what folks cracked it up to be.

It also exposes dark. DARN. The Nikon P900 has been such a delight. I can shoot 99.9% of the time with EV at ‘0’. Not so with the Samsung NX500. Need at least EV +0.3 to get the color that I like.

I am going to evaluate it up until Tuesday of next week, Monday being a holiday. If I don’t like it …



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Olympus Stylus SZ-16 One Heck Of A Point-and-Shoot For $149 (or even less).

Taken with Olympus SZ-16. CLICK.

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** Sony’s
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OlympusDeanna now swears by this $149 Olympus Stylus SZ-16 we got from BuyDig.com. She thinks it is the BEST point-and-shoot she has ever had. She loves that she can take good, IN FOCUS pictures with it, in ‘IA’ intelligent mode, while she is a passenger in a car. When we were in Arizona, in April, (where I did all of the 1,490 miles we drove in 5 days), Deanna shot hundreds of pictures while we were moving. Most came out well. So we have a good record of the road trip thanks to this little camera.

It is a 16 MP (megapixel) camera with a 6.16 x 4.62 mm (1/2.3″) sensor. That is a small sensor BUT it takes very decent pictures especially IF all you intend to do with them is display them on the Web or look at them on a screen.

That it has a 24x zoom, with a max. f/3 aperture is a bonus. The autofocus is good and it does panorama.

Deanna took these two pictures with her Olympus. Click to ENLARGE. As you can see it is NOT bad at all. There is good detail. Yes, you will not get a very good LARGE print but that is not what these cameras are for.


The sensor in this camera is surprisingly small. But you can’t argue with the quality. Here is a comparison. So the APS-C sensor in my much, much larger Canon T3i, is of course, much, much larger. 

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Bottom line: For $149, with free shipping, it is hard to beat this Olympus, for practical use, especially when travelling, for all-round versatility and very good image quality. After we got back from Arizona Deanna managed to lose her Olympus with a 32GB memory card in it. We searched for weeks. We now think that somebody took it! Given that she previously had a Panasonic I got her a new Panasonic ahead of our trip to Acadia in June. She hated that Panasonic — and that is another post. She returned it to Amazon telling them she didn’t like the picture quality. Then she ordered another from BuyDig.com. Olympus used to be a STORIED name in photography. In the 1970s I owned an Olympus Reflex camera. Loved it. Now after Deanna’s experience I am going to start looking at some ‘larger’ Olympus camera.


Easter Lilies In Bloom In New Hampshire (Indoors, Of Course) — Taken With 20 MP Nikon S3600

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 Reduced to 1,000 x 750 pixels [211 kB] (for your convenience) from the original 5,152 x 3,864 pixels [4.5MB].


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These, in contrast to my recent pictures, taken with a $39.90 refurbished Nikon Coolpix S3600 I got my hands on (from buydig.com) yesterday. I think the quality is pretty acceptable. 20.1 MP, and 4.5 MB, in original format. What is a hoot, other than the insane $40 price, is that it is miniscule, 3.8″ x 2.4″ x .7″. Real small. Will easily fit into a pocket. Smaller than my wallet, and that is pretty slim since I never have any money in it. That is basically the reason I ended up with this cute little camera. I got it for Deanna, on impulse, when I got a ‘it is yours for $39.90, free shipping” e-mail offer from buydig.com. She needed a new point-and-shoot. But as soon as it arrived I knew she would not like it. Too small! But perfect for me — as an adjunct for my rather bulky Canon T3i (or whatever is to come). So I ordered Deanna a rather fancy Olympus, from buydig (which arrived today), and kept the Nikon. So that is the story as to how I ended up with a Nikon Coolpix that is smaller than the standard lens on my DSLR. It really is small. Gets lost in my palm and I have small hands.


My Astronomer Friend, Philip Corneille, FRAS, Visiting The Famed Greenwich Observatory (As In GMT Fame etc.)

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.
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Philip Corneille, FRAS, collaborated with me on my
Comet ISON books.


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Click to access article about visit by Philip.
Use Google Translate.

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We Start 2014 With An Asteroid, AA 2014, Discovered Just Hours Before, Hitting Earth’s Atmosphere!

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.
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Let Philip Corneille, FRAS, who collaborated with me on my
Comet ISON books tell you the story in his words:

Click to access his blog post. Use Google translate. Enjoy.

Click to access his blog post. Use Google translate. Enjoy.


Philip also send me this link which has more background information:

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