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The audacious styling of the wireless speakers serve a purpose. Whereas other speakers fire audio horizontally like a beam of light, the WAM series projects sound spherically, in the same way a light bulb illuminates a room.
The WAM range of speakers stream music over Wi-Fi, work with Samsung’s existing range of modular speakers and can be controlled by smartphones.
The NX500 can double as a video camera. Cinematic 4K videos can be recorded at 24 frames-per-second and Ultra high definition (UHD) videos are captured at 30 frames-per-second. Videos at these resolutions are storage intensive. Tending to this dilemma is the in-built HVEC codec, which Samsung claims will compress “high quality video to half the size and bit rate of H.264 footage”, and it’ll do this without discounting quality.
Integrating this technology into a body significantly smaller has resulted in some drawbacks. Photographers will have to do without a live viewfinder for instance. In its stead is a 3-inch SuperAMOLED touchscreen, which tilts and pivots 180 degrees. The versatility of this touchscreen makes self-photography a possibility with the NX500 – a prospect that was much more challenging with the NX300.
Sharing photos between devices can be done a number of ways. Most will pop out the SDXC memory card and slide it into their notebook/PC. Tech-savvy users will tap their NFC-capable smartphone with the NX500 and have their photos transferred over Bluetooth of Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n).
Samsung's existing range of lenses will work with the NX500 by way of a mount.
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