Samsung GX-1S

Released January, 2006
  • 6 MP
  • APS-C 23.5 x 15.7 mm CCD
  • 2.5" LCD
Image quality is generally good although the colour reproduction is almost laughably pumped-up.
by TechRadar (Apr, 2006)

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Samsung GX-1S

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

2.8 fps
Alpha A6000
11 fps
6 fps

Features Key features of the Samsung GX-1S

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

6 MP
24.2 MP
24 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

3,200 ISO
Alpha A6000
51,200 ISO
EOS 700D
25,600 ISO

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


Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

EOS 1300D

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

61.1 microns
EOS 750D
13.8 microns
15.2 microns

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the camera

Reviews Word on the street for the Samsung GX-1S

Fine detail is also well captured, to the limit of the cheap lens, at least.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight


And to be honest you still can't, as the corporate giant's first step away from compact cameras is actually a Pentax *ist DS with a Samsung badge and lens cap hastily added.
by TechRadar (Apr, 2006)
Bundled with the camera is a Schneider-Kreuznach branded 18-55mm zoom, which seems identical to the lens supplied with the Pentax *ist DL.
by TechRadar (Apr, 2006)
The Pentax's two-tone retro housing has been replaced by a smart all-black case that recalls Samsung's genuinely home-grown prosumer effort: the 8Mp, 15x zoom DigiMax Pro815.
by TechRadar (Apr, 2006)


The Samsung is quick to warm up and fairly quick to focus, although it is prone to 'chatter' if it's not quite sure what it's locking on to.
by TechRadar (Apr, 2006)
The quoted 2.8fps continuous shooting mode is difficult to achieve - count on about half that as the 1S focuses between shots.
by TechRadar (Apr, 2006)

Image quality

Fortunately the real shades are in there somewhere, and you can always dial down the saturation.
by TechRadar (Apr, 2006)
There's more optical distortion than we would like and we noticed some chromatic fringing, even at the relatively modest 84mm equivalent telephoto.
by TechRadar (Apr, 2006)


However, the 'in-viewfinder' feedback is good.
by TechRadar (Apr, 2006)
The controls are less impressive, with individual buttons that are slightly too small to locate without taking your eye from the viewfinder, and there's a four-way control pad that feels spongy and slow.
by TechRadar (Apr, 2006)


Happily the maximum ISO3200 is welcome, given the relatively low levels of noise it produces.
by TechRadar (Apr, 2006)
It's a boost for simplicity but it soon gets frustrating having to hit the Fn button, then the right button, then scroll and Enter simply to change the ISO sensitivity, for example.
by TechRadar (Apr, 2006)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Type CCD
Megapixels 6 MP
Resolution 3008 x 2008
Size APS-C
Area 23.5 x 15.7 mm
Crop factor 1.5x
Pixel size 61.1 microns
Light sensitivity 200 ISO to 3,200 ISO
  1. RAW
  2. JPEG


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


Min 30 s
Max 1/4000 s


Max continuous shooting 2.8 fps
Continuous shooting 2.8 fps, JPEG


Includes a GPS No
Supports HDR No
Automatic panorama No
Create realistic 3D images No
Image stabilization None


Video None

focus system

Type Contrast detection


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

form factor

Size 125 x 93 x 66 mm
Thickness 66 mm
Weight 605 g
Is weather sealed No
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