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Samsung GX-10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 198 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the performance and usability. The build quality and value for money are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the video and focus.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital SLR Cameras the Samsung GX-10 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Samsung Digimax GX-10 Digital SLR Camera


An inexpensive, consumer-level digital SLR, the GX-10 captures well-exposed images, but our test shots weren't very sharp.

Records RAW and JPEG images at once ; Can limit ISO range used in auto modes

Low marks for image sharpness ; Hard-to-use doors for media and battery

Other highlights include a flexible system for limiting the automatic ISO's top and bottom range; an extended automatic bracketing feature that lets you pick white balance, contrast, saturation, or sharpness as parameters (this is much more than what...

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Samsung GX10


Can changing the name on a camera save you money? Yes, when you take the Pentax K10D and call it the Samsung GX-10 Digital SLR Camera. The former, with a 27-83mm (35mm equivalent) zoom lens sells for $800, more or less, while the latter--virtually...

Records RAW and JPEG images at once ; Can limit ISO range used in auto modes

Low marks for image sharpness ; Hard-to-use doors for media and battery

An inexpensive, consumer-level digital SLR, the GX-10 captures well-exposed images, but our test shots weren't very sharp.

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Samsung GX-10 (with 15mm-55mm lens)


Excellent photo quality; well-designed and solidly built body; premium features for its price class; nice kit lens.

Occasional autofocus hunting; Optical Picture Stabilization only buys you about a stop.

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.


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Samsung GX-10 Digital Camera - First Shots - The Imaging Resource!


A rebranded equivalent to the Pentax K10D digital SLR with some restyling of buttons and the like, the Samsung GX-10 is based around an APS-C sized CCD imager with an effective resolution of 10.2 megapixels, a 22-bit A/D converter (output is 8-bit JPEG...

The GX-10 includes both a 2.5" LCD display with 210,000 pixels and a 140-degree horizontal / vertical viewing angle, as well as a pentaprism based TTL optical viewfinder with 96% field of view, 0.95x magnification, diopter adjustment from -2.5m-1 to...

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Samsung GX-10 Digital SLR


Editor's Note: We take camera reviews here at Boot Daily very seriously and because of that, we think you'll find some of the best reviews anywhere on today's digital cameras. Jon Austin is one of the biggest technical camera nerds we know of, his...

What does all this mean? Taking the price, ergonomics, over-all image quality, and ease-of-use into consideration, if you are looking for an entry-level DSLR for less than a grand, I'd suggest you seriously consider the GX-10.

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Samsung GX-10


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Samsung GX-10


Samsung announced the launch of the 10.2 Megapixel Samsung GX10 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...

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The GX-10 Digital SLR from Samsung


Samsung officially announced today their plans to launch their new 10 mega pixel camera, the GX-10 digital SLR. The camera features a stunning design as well as a wide range of features that make it one of the most anticipated cameras of the fall. The...

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Samsung GX10


Welcome to the Samsung GX10 Review, The result of a joint Samsung & Pentax venture, boasting 10.7 Megapixels and an extremely quick DDR2 processing unit! The Samsung GX10 offers a lot of camera for not a lot of money!

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Samsung GX10


excellent pic quality green buton very helpfull for the novice...complicated at first but it does get easier with use....picture preview button very usefull......loaded with features worth the investment

sharpe vivid photo's ton of feature's comfortable in your hand actually feels like a solid well build water-resistant camera

hard to find any samsung len's have to purchase pentax len's hard to find a case to fit this bad-boy but worth owning !!!!1

Product Specifications

The GX-10 boasts a 10.2 mega-pixel image sensor, which offers the photographer a sharper image, with richer colors for a truly compelling composition. Taking photos is easier with the PentaPrism viewfinder with its high magnification (0.95x) to provide a clearer, wider field of view (95%) for optimum shooting. For unrivaled viewing of photos the GX-10 also comes complete with a wide view 2.5" TFT LCD (210k pixels). With its powerful built-in Optical Picture Stabilization (OPS) technology, the GX-10 prevents blurred pictures by shifting the CCD to counter any movement of the camera's body. In addition, when a manual lens is used in ordinary digital SLR cameras, the camera's shake prevention mechanism does not function properly since the camera does not have the lens information. In the GX-10, however, the manual lens information can be input so that film cameras' manual lenses can also be used with the GX-10. The advanced design features of the GX-10 ensure it is robust enough for taking quality pictures in even wet, sandy or dusty conditions as the camera comes equipped with a special water-resistant and anti-dust sealing. The advanced dust removal function included in the GX-10 also removes potentially problematic dust from the CCD by vibrating it automatically when the camera is booted, resulting in perfect blemish-free pictures with minimum effort on the part of the photographer. A further dust barrier is provided by the special coating on the CCD's protective window.

Audio Input

Type: None


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Pentax D-Li50

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Pop-up flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:SLR
Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card/MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Landscape / Portrait mode / Macro/Landscape / Macro / Portrait mode


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung

Lens System

Lens for SD:Body only

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:15.7 x 23.5mm
Optical Sensor Size (metric):15.7 x 23.5 mm
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Dust Reduction: Yes
Sensor Resolution:10.2Megapixel

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical (image sensor shift mechanism)

Optical Viewfinder

Type:Fixed eye-level pentaprism

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

ISO (Max):1600
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 800 / ISO 400 / ISO 200 / ISO 1600 / ISO auto/ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 800 / ISO auto
Special Effects:Black & White / Sepia / Slim / Soft/Soft / Black & White / Sepia / Slim
Still Image Format:JPEG / RAW/JPEG / RAW
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type:Optical