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.
Excerpt: I have only begun playing with my Samsung GX10 after using a variety of simpler digital cameras for 8 yrs. I bought this Pentax clone in order to use my collection of lenses from my 20yr old Pentax ME Super 35mm camera. - 20 mm and 50 mm Pentax lenses and 28 mm and 70-200 mm Image brand lenses.
Excerpt: after extended use of various point-and-shoots and slr-like digital cameras (panasonics and sonys, most notably) i decided it was time to upgrade to my first DSLR. I decided on a mid-range camera and had a budget of around $800 (tax refund!
Excerpt: really very good camera, battery life is excellent and the supplied kit lens has done good, see some of my GX10 shots here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/21953297@N06/ Problems: dust on sensor, not great dust removal
Excerpt: Great camera for it's price range. Bought it for $699 USD for the kit. Much better than the Sony A-100, Canon Rebel XTi and Nikon D40x. In my opinion, its built better and all around is a much more solid camera.
Excerpt: I have recently purchased this camera. I too was looking at the K10D but saw this one which is a clone of the Pentax and it was on special with $250.00 cheaper than the pentax K10D. To me it was a no brainer and i can use my existing lenses.
Excerpt: I was looking for an D200 alternative which wouldn´t cost too much. I wanted a weather-sealed body, good continuos performance and more hardware buttons to switch the settings. What I don´t liked from the D200: - it uses CF-cards(I hate CF and have a lot of good SD cards there) - loud shutter - no...
Excerpt: I have had the GX 10 for over a week now & i can only recommend this excellent camera. Paid £599.00 with twin lens. I checked out the Pentax 10D first but decided to go with the GX 10 as it is exactly the same camera but is much cheaper & comes with an extra 1 year guarantee.
Excerpt: I checked out the Pentax K10d before buying the Samsung GX10. Finally decided to get the Samsung on the price. For the money I would have paid for a Pentax with one Lens I got the Twin lens kit plus 1 extra year gurantee. The camera is easy to use and produces stunning results.
Excerpt: I did a lot of reading before buying this camera. I wanted a camera that was going to be compatible with my Pentax AF lens collection. I had initially decided to purchase the new Pentax K10 but at the last minute decided to compare it with the Samsung GX10. Am I glad I did?