Toys + Tech: Seattle’s Samsung #DitchTheDSLR Day

Ditch your DSLR for a brand new Samsung NX500!

Samsung Electronics America, Inc. is bringing the highly successful #DitchTheDSLR movement to Seattle at the inaugural PIX Photo Expo and Conference hosted by DPReview and Amazon next Wednesday, October 7th. Samsung will offer PIX show attendees the chance to receive the
award-winning Samsung NX500 camera, valued at $799, by simply trading in their DSLRs (terms and conditions apply). This program has previously seen nearly 1,000 DSLRs traded in at events in New York and Los Angeles. We are excited to bring one of our DSLRs to trade in!


The NX500 is the latest addition to Samsung’s NX line of mirrorless cameras and is packed with advanced technology and features. Built around the same technology architecture featured in the flagship NX1, including a high resolution 28MP BSI APS-C sensor, 4K and UHD video recording, and Samsung Auto Shot, the NX500 places powerful performance in a portable and convenient size. This award-winning camera comes with updated connectivity options via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, which provide users with an advanced wireless experience and the ability to effortlessly shoot and share their captured moments with family and friends.


  • Date: Tuesday – Wednesday, Oct 6-7
  • Time: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Where: Seattle Center

Register here.

To be eligible to ditch, you must be registered for the PIX conference.


PANELS & PRESENTATIONS: Beginning on Tuesday, October 6, a group of award-winning Samsung Imageloggers, unpaid photography experts who photograph with Samsung gear, will be on hand participating in a number of panels and presentations discussing their experiences with the NX System and sharing stories behind the images they’ve captured including:

  • Tuesday: The Evolution of News Photography, with Reuters Photographer Jonathan Alcorn
  • Wednesday: Using Photography to Drive Change, with Social Marketer CC Chapman
  • Wednesday: Getting the Right Shot, with celebrity photographer Brian Ach

TESTING YOUR NEW CAMERA: PIX attendees will have the opportunity to put their new NX500 to the test and participate in local photo walks led by Imageloggers Ibarionex Perello and Rinzi Ruiz alongside DPReview editors.  They can then further expand their knowledge of the NX system’s capabilities by attending panels and demonstrations led by Imageloggers Matt Kumasaka, Laura Winslow and Wasim Muklashy.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of TVs, smartphones, tablets, PCs, cameras, home appliances, printers, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 286,000 people across 80 countries with annual sales of US$216.7 billion. To discover more, please visit

Photos by Samsung.

PIX Photo Expo and Conference            |            Seattle Center          |           October 6 – 7, 2015