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Samsung GX-10 is digital SLR camera featuring 10.2 mega-pixel image sensor, Dust-free CCD with dust removal system · Impenetrably built, resistant to water, sand, or other potentially harmful materials, one-touch RAW button, continuous shooting at 3 fps (frames per second), OPS (optical picture stabilization) Shake reduction with image-sensor shift mechanism, and a 2.5” TFT LCD screen (210K). The GX-10 and lenses are expected to be available from October, with the price being announced at that time.
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Samsung GX-10 Reviews
DCViews reviews the Samsung GX-10 and writes;
“Noise levels at most ISO settings are low and even ISO 1600 images are perfectly useable, albeit with some loss of fine detail as is to be expected. There was some purple fringing in certain high contrast situations but nothing to write home about and certainly not worse than other cameras in this class. Automatic White balance performed excellently in all our test shots and it was never necessary to use any of the advanced WB options discussed above.”
DCRP reviews the Samsung GX-10 and writes;
“With the same sensor, image processor, and firmware, the GX-10′s photo quality and performance is identical to that of the K10D. In terms of photo quality, this means that the GX-10 has mediocre straight-out-of-the-box JPEG quality (which can be fixed if you tweak some settings), and great RAW image quality…My advice is to buy the one you can get the best deal on. Right now, that’s the K10D, but since the GX-10 is just now hitting the market, that may change. ”
TrustedReviews reviews the Samsung GX-10 and writes;
“In terms of absolute image quality, the GX-10 is on the same level as the models with which it is competing, and as I’ve pointed out before, the differences in image quality between the various 10MP mid-to-high-end cameras are so slight that it’s almost a matter of personal taste as to which one you prefer….. The Samsung GX-10, and presumably by extension the Pentax K10D as well, proves yet again that the digital SLR market isn’t a two-horse race. This camera provides more versatility in its innovative shooting modes, more image quality in its processing engine and faster performance from its high-speed electronics than anything the competition have to offer in this class. Add the rugged durability of the weatherproof body and you have a photographic tool that any keen photographer will quickly learn to love. Just make sure you keep the body cap on when you’re not using it.”
PhotoReviewAU reviews the Samsung GX-10 and writes;
“Like its Pentax ‘cousin’, the Samsung GX10 is a well-built DSLR with above-average performance. Its well-designed and solidly built body is comfortable to hold and it includes plenty of premium features for its price. The kit lens is a good complement to the camera body and covers a useful focal length range and its performance is close to that of the lenses offered with the K10D. Whether you should choose the GX10 over the K10D is a moot point as the two cameras are so similar. On the basis of the sample cameras we used for our tests, the Samsung model appeared to have better noise reduction, while the Pentax delivered more accurate colours in outdoor shots. But the differences are slight enough to be irrelevant to most potential buyers. ”
CNET reviews the Samsung GX-10 and writes;
“Although I found the exposures generally a bit too dark, the excellent noise profile–quite good up through ISO 800, and competitive at ISO 1600–provides enough latitude to allow for enhancement in software. The photos are very sharp as well. The bottom line: Despite a great feature set for the price, pro-level customization, and excellent photo quality, we can’t think of a single reason to buy the Samsung GX-10 over its Pentax-made twin, the K10D. ”
ComputerActive reviews the Samsung GX-10 and writes;
“When viewed on a PC, photos reveal a certain amount of purple fringing – a slim line of differently coloured pixels between areas of high contrast – but only under close inspection. We also found a problem when shooting bright skies with dark foregrounds – if left on automatic the camera will overexpose the shot, leaving it quite washed out, but it’s possible to prevent this with experience. Overall: This fairly priced mid-range 10 megapixel DSLR may not rest as easily on the palm (or wallet) as some of its competitors, but it’s fast, competent and feels like a real camera rather than a cheap gadget. What’s more the lens is included rather than being an optional – yet essential – extra.”
Samsung GX-10 Focus Test Video by ssdslr
Samsung GX-10 Samples
Samsung GX-10 User Manuals (PDF)
Samsung GX-10 Firmware
Details of added functions:
1) A built-in flash function in wireless mode has been added.
2) A function that shifts the AF point from “SELECT” to the centre has been added.
3) A function for changing the ISO setting using the e-dials in Tv/Av modes has been added.
4) A function that can change the ISO sensitivity displayed on the upper LCD panel by using the front e-dial has been added.
5) The green button function available in M mode has been added to Tv/Av modes.
6) A function for switching the Av/Tv settings between the front and rear e-dials has been added.
7) A function that sets the strobe light compensation to its default value, using the green button, has been added.
8) A function that displays the memory size when a memory card is formatted has been added.
Samsung GX-10 Press Release
London, UK – 19.09.06. Samsung today announced the launch of the 10.2 mega-pixel Samsung GX-10 digital SLR, the first DSLR from the company to be positioned firmly towards the discerning enthusiast photographer searching for comprehensive functions, stunning design, ease of use and real value for money – all in one camera. Samsung also announced the launch of five more lenses, that each would be released before the end of 2006, giving GX-10 and GX-1 series users alike even more freedom to express their creativity through the Samsung DSLR range.
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