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.
Summary: I have to say without a doubt, that the GX10 has met all of my expectations. I upgraded from a HP 935 which is an excellent camera, but I have teenage boys who are active in sports, and this camera allows me not only to zoom in to see the freckles on their faces, but gives me the option to shoot in any type of light.
Summary: This camera has really impressed me. I have owned a variety of DSLR's and have found this one to be the best. The tonal gradations achieved by this Sensor's 22 A/D conversion are stunning, this allows the camera to produce images that mimick Film. The lenses available include the whole Pentax line,( even though they say Samsung....they are rebadged Pentax!!), I love the Kit lens, 18-55 as well as the 50-200.