Samsung GX-10

Released September, 2006
  • 10 MP
  • APS-C 23.5 x 15.7 mm CCD
  • 2.5" LCD
Despite its relatively heavy weight the camera handles superbly.
by TrustedReviews (Feb, 2011)

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Samsung GX-10

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

GX-10
3 fps
SLT A37
7 fps
Nikon D750
6.5 fps

Features Key features of the Samsung GX-10

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

GX-10
10 MP
D810A
36.2 MP
Nikon D3X
24.4 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

GX-10
1,600 ISO
Nikon D750
51,200 ISO
D810A
51,200 ISO

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

GX-10
2.5"
Nikon D750
3.2"
D5300
3.2"

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

GX-10
0.62x
D5000
0.51x
EOS 650D
0.53x

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

GX-10
36.8 microns
D5300
15.3 microns
EOS 650D
18.5 microns

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the camera

Reviews Word on the street for the Samsung GX-10


10.0
Picture adjustment parameters include vivid or normal colour, and well as saturation, contrast and sharpness with seven adjustment steps for each, and colour space selection (sRGB or Adobe RGB).

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Sensor

The range of the selected ISO settings in this and in auto ISO mode can be pre-set by the user in the Fn menu, which is another immensely useful feature.
by TrustedReviews (Feb, 2011)
In JPEG mode a 1GB card is enough for approximately 207 shots, in RAW mode about 60, and in RAW+JPEG mode only 47.
by TrustedReviews (Feb, 2011)
This indicates quite a lot of JPEG compression, so using RAW mode is obviously essential for maximum quality.
by TrustedReviews (Feb, 2011)

Lens

The SMC Pentax lens (whatever the branding says) is the same high quality glass that we’ve seen before on previous cameras such as the *ist D and K100D, and it produces outstanding corner-to-corner sharpness as always.
by TrustedReviews (Feb, 2011)
The Schneider-Kreuznach-branded Pentax lens produces excellent detail from corner to corner, but slight barrel distortion does bend the horizon a bit.
by TrustedReviews (Feb, 2011)
The Samsung GX-10 is currently available for around £550 with an 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens, or £600 as a two-lens kit with the addition of a 50-200mm f/4-.
by TrustedReviews (Feb, 2011)

Raw

While the additional colour depth provided by the 22-bit pipeline and PRIME engine doesn’t make much difference in JPEG mode, in RAW mode it provides a huge amount of exposure latitude, enabling a wide range of exposure adjustment in the post-processing phase, more I would say than any competing camera.
by TrustedReviews (Feb, 2011)
In JPEG mode the 22-bit data path doesn't give much advantage, but in RAW mode it provides greater colour depth and more exposure latitude.
by TrustedReviews (Feb, 2011)
As with previous DSLRs that I've tested, I shot this image in RAW mode and then converted it to a maximum-quality JPEG using Adobe Camera RAW in Photoshop CS2.
by TrustedReviews (Feb, 2011)

Focus

I also found that the AF system exceptionally well in low light, in fact even in almost total darkness.
by TrustedReviews (Feb, 2011)
The camera has the ability to pulse the pop-up flash to act as an AF assist lamp, but with the exceptional low light ability this feature is almost redundant.
by TrustedReviews (Feb, 2011)
The AF system is also very quick, certainly on a par with other high-end DSLRs.
by TrustedReviews (Feb, 2011)

Autofocus

It has a number of advanced features, including built-in moving-sensor shake reduction, a two-part anti-dust system to help keep the CCD clean, a strong weatherproof body with environmental seals on all hatches, a large bright pentaprism viewfinder, 11-point autofocus system and a 22-bit A/D converter.
by TrustedReviews (Feb, 2011)
The 11 target points of the AF system are bright and easy to see even in bright sunlight, and fine lines of the targeting reticule are unobtrusive.
by TrustedReviews (Feb, 2011)
Controls such as AE lock, exposure compensation and AF activation are positioned within easy reach of the right thumb, while the exposure setting dials fall neatly under the thumb and forefinger.
by TrustedReviews (Feb, 2011)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Type CCD
Megapixels 10 MP
Resolution 3872 x 2592
Size APS-C
Area 23.5 x 15.7 mm
Crop factor 1.5x
Pixel size 36.8 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 1,600 ISO
Codecs
  1. RAW
  2. JPEG

display

Type LCD
Size 2.5"
Resolution 210 k dots
Has a touch screen No
Has a flip out screen No
Supports live view No

shutter

Min 30 s
Max 1/4000 s

performance

Max continuous shooting 3 fps
Continuous shooting 3 fps, JPEG

features

Includes a GPS No
Supports HDR No
Automatic panorama No
Create realistic 3D images No
Image stabilization Sensor shift

video

Video None

focus system

Type Contrast detection

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Opaque
Viewfinder Viewfinder
Type Pentaprism
Coverage 95%
Magnification 0.95x
Viewfinder size 0.62x

form factor

Size 142 x 101 x 70 mm
Thickness 70 mm
Weight 793 g
Is weather sealed Yes
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