Thanks to its compact body, it's super light too, weighing in at only a little more than half a pound -- I only wish it wasn't mostly made out of plastic, because it does have a slightly cheap feel to it. Not a dealbreaker, perhaps, but definitely worth noting. On paper, the NX500 easily stands out from the growing list of mirrorless shooters. For the most part, though, the same can't be said about its real-world performance. The pictures and video it produces are good, but not great -- especially when compared to a direct rival like Panasonic's Lumix G7.
During my time with the camera, which was paired with a 16-50mm PZ lens, I found that it struggled a bit in low-light situations and when shooting moving subjects. That was a surprise given its top-of-the-line spec sheet. You can certainly get the shot you're looking for, but your patience will be tested. Still, the NX500 does perform well outside of those scenarios, like during the day or in well-lit places, and that may be more than enough for some people. Meanwhile, 4K movies came out looking colorful and sharp; it's also nice to have the option to shoot at either 24 or 30 fps, depending on what suits your needs. That said, I wouldn't recommend using the continuous autofocus setting in video mode, as it had trouble keeping up with subjects from time to time.