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The Samsung NX5 is a budget-friendly and compact Micro Four Thirds DSLR.

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Pros

replaces the AMOLED display of the NX10 with an LCD to reduce cost - retains all other important features

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VGA resolution electronic viewfinder with proximity sensor (100% coverage, 921k dot resolution)

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records video in 720p high definition

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respectable battery life

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image quality of larger full dSLR camera in a compact mirror-less body

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large 14.6MP APS-C sensor more than 1.5x the size of a comparable micro4/3rd's

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HDMI output

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hot-shoe for additional accessories

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pop-up flash

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price start at or quickly fall below $600 - affordable for such a beautiful camera

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swappable lenses

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fast autofocus with any AF-point selection methods

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Cons

poor ergonomics

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larger than its direct competitors

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launch price point is higher than what the NX10 currently goes for

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uses a new lens mount (NX mount)

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The Samsung NX5 is a budget-friendly and compact Micro Four Thirds DSLR released in June 2010 as an affordable counterpart to the Samsung NX10 (April 2010). It replaces its sibling’s AMOLED display with a 3” LCD display, while maintaining its 14.6MP APS-C format CMOS sensor, electronic viewfinder and NX interchangeable lens system. Also inherited is an integrated pop-up style flash, SD/SDHC memory card slots and HDMIU connectivity. What critics especially find appealing is the NX5’s form factor, which is in fact only slightly larger than that a conventional, mass-market digital camera. Plus despite its size, it’s still ferocious in that it supports high-definition video/still capture, an advanced AF function for capture rapid movement without blurs, and a bevy of in-depth manual controls.

Features
  • Micro Four Thirds DSLR
  • Affordable Counterpart to NX10
  • Compact Form Factor
  • APS-C Format CMOS Sensor
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • NX Interchangeable Lens System
  • SD/SDHC Expansion
  • HDMI Connectivity
  • Pop-Up Flash
  • LCD Display
  • HD A/V Capture
  • Manual Controls
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