DigitalCameraInfo’s Patric Singleton has recently posted his review of the Samsung GX-1S DSLR, a 6.1 Megapixel (CCD sensor) Pentax mount Digital SLR camera featuring a large 2.5 inch LCD screen, high speed 2.8 fps up to 8 frames in JPEG mode CCD sensor.
“The GX-1S delivered very good noise performance in manual mode as well. When the image mode is set to “Natural,” rather than “Bright,” the GX-1S surpasses the performance of the similar Pentax *ist DL. The two cameras’ noise curves are very similar. Notably, the GX-1S’s noise level increases gradually at higher ISOs – there isn’t a single point at which the GX-1S suddenly deteriorates precipitously. “
In conclusion, he writes;
“Likes: Solid Construction, Large, high-resolution LCD, Good Usability, Mirror lock connected to self-timer, Excellent user manual, Compact body, Nice color reproduction, Handles noise well at lower ISOs, Very easy to use
Dislikes: Poor resolution performance, Unreliable meter – often underexposed, Poor autofocus, Grip is uncomfortable for some users, Kit lens has small maximum aperture”