Summary: I didn't have a problem with this camera, that is until one day when it was only two and a half years old it suddenly stopped working. I never missed treated it in any way. It just stopped working. Tried a new battery and a new charger - still didn't work so I sent it off to get it repaired and they said you might as well buy a new one. Now I am waiting to try and get a bit of compensation from samsung to go towards a new one - but not a Samsung of course.
Summary: First of all. People buying DSLR cameras expect to be a Photographer or take Great Pictures. If you want to be a Photographer it will be way expensive since all Samsung/Pentax lenses are expensive and rare. For example. A Canon 50mm 1.8 is US90, and Pentax 1.7 is like US200. If you want to borrow a lens from Anyone. Will be impossible since I've never seen anyone using Pentax, or less Samsung. Thats why most new to dslr companies fail. The legacy is Important.
Summary: I love this thing. Fantastic camera. Takes really great images, but..... Try finding a Samsung dealer to buy accessories! While you can use Pentax accessories, being that the camera itself is made by Pentax, and in some cases is better then the Pentax itself (operating system for example. The Samsung is different, and actually better then the Pentax) Samsung replacement batteries for this camera?
Summary: I was looking for a Pentax K100D Super when I came across this Samsung deal on eBay. For a very good price with MS Cashback to boot, I now have a well regarded, Pentax K10D functional and feature equivalent camera which is 2 steps up from the K100D I was looking for. The camera is solidly constructed with a stainless steel internal frame and water resistant seals so use in the field should be no issue.
Summary: A few years ago I was looking for A new computer moniter. I asked A young salesman at BestBuy his opinion, and his response was Samsung DUDE.He then instructed me on how they had evolutionized the computer industry by stepping up A notch with their product line. What I considered A second rate at best electronics company had now become A state of the art electronics company. I have purchased their computer moniters, Television sets, and now one of their DSLR'S.
Summary: This is a great camera. with a powerful professional set of controls. I've been using it since 2008. I also have the GX 20. The GX20 if you can find one, offers a bigger image file but if you are not printing very very large images, that may be unimportant. For anything that is not poster sized, this camera is terrific. I like the Samsung controls much better than the Pentax K10d which is otherwise very nearly identical.
Summary: We purchased this camera as an upgrade for our aged Minolta Dimage 500. The Minolta takes great pictures, but is rather limited as far as creativity and doesn't do well with landscapes. Living in Colorado, my wife and I take a lot of landscape pics and wanted something to accurately capture the beauty we see. As with most things, I did a lot of research on DSLR's before we made this purchase.
Summary: Samsung GX-10 is an excellent DSLR (if not one of the best)on the market, technologically and value-wise. Based on Pentax technology, this modfied DSLR is full of technical options only available in higher-priced cameras. The solid (sealed construction) feel of the camera should be an added asset. I recommend this camera to anyone, including serious photographers.
Summary: This is a heck of a camera for the price paid (I hate to say it but even at the current price it's a steal). To start off, you can use all the pentax AF lenses made virtually in the past 50 years and don't need adapters. You can use 95% of the MF ones without adapters as well. And these are VERY high quality lenses. You get them really cheap. For example, you can get a stunning high quality 70-210mm AF (autofocus) lens made by pentax (takumar) for less than $70.
Summary: To anyone looking at getting this camera, don't worry, it's a great camera. It is almost a twin of the Pentax K10D camera. Everything the same except that the battery grip for the K10D does not fit this camera well. You can do a search on this topic. And the problem is that Samsung does not sell its battery grip in the USA yet. So if the grip is really important to you ,consider the Pentax. Other than that, this is one fantastic camera, I love it.