Excerpt: Samsung entered the digital SLR market just over a year ago with the launch of the entry-level GX-1-series, based on the Pentax *ist DL. Its latest model, the GX-10, is aimed at the advanced amateur looking for an affordable but durable and feature-packed DSLR. How does it fare in such a competitive area of the market? Daniel Lezano finds out.
Excerpt: It's common practice in the electronics and car industries to have joint ventures and rebadge stock, but in the photographic arena it's only been the budget end of the compact market where a brace of similar specified models would have appeared. This is changing as photographic manufacturers join forces with electronics companies to compete against the likes of Nikon and Canon.
Pros: Weather sealed body with solid steel chassis, Solid build, DNG RAW formats supported, Good 11 point AF system, Sensitivity priority programs, In camera anti-shake should keep lenses reasonably priced, Good battery life., Very well priced
Cons: Existing lens range limited in pro-sector, SD compartment door release fiddly, Battery grip a little quirky, ISO1600 a bit too noisy, No flash sync socket, Instruction manual not as well indexed as Pentax K10D
Summary: A solidly-built, high-resolution DSLR camera with an above-average feature set and some innovative and useful functions.Samsung continues to re-badge Pentax DSLR cameras with its latest GX10 model, this time selecting the excellent Pentax K10D as its base. The strategy has helped both companies to spread the distribution of the camera as the Samsung model will sell well in countries where its brand is more familiar and the Pentax, likewise.
Summary: Die Samsung GX-10 (700 Euro) ist eine nahezu baugleiche Verwandte der Pentax K10D und erreicht mit ihrem 10-Megapixel-Sensor eine respektable Bildqualität, die nur durch erhöhtes Rauschen bei höheren Empfindlichkeiten etwas getrübt wird. Unterm Strich erzielt sie 55/50,5 Punkte bei ISO 100/400. Dank des eingebauten Bildstabilisators wird man in vielen Situationen auf das Einstellen höherer ISO-Werte aber verzichten können.