Samsung Announces 10MP DSLR

Looking to continue its fine run of form...

Samsung is on a fantastic roll at the moment with its digital cameras. The Pro815, NV3 and NV10 have all wowed Cliff in recent weeks and its latest DSLR looks set to continue the trend.

The GX-10 (which sounds like a Sharp mobile phone) is a 10.2 megapixel model which follows up the company’s GX-1 and GX-2 and is firmly fixed on the enthusiast.

It is equipped with a 2.5in LCD, RAW image processing and more inbuilt photographic aids than you could shake a stick at (well, you could, but it wouldn’t come out blurry) including anti-shake reduction (told you), optical picture stabilisation (OPS), an automatic dust removal system for the CCD, 1600 ISO and a continuous shooting mode of three pictures per second until the memory is full.

Furthermore, the GX-10 is water resistant, has a bright PentaPrism viewfinder with 0.95x magnification, a TTL phase matching 11 points wide AF, a TTL open aperture 16 segment metering system and lens mount support for Pentax, KA, KAF and KAF2 lenses. I would love to tell you what phase matching and segment metering systems are but I know about as much about high end photography as I do about flower arranging and besides those who want this kind of beast know what it is already. The rest of us, step back and keep our hands firmly by our sides.

There’s no RRP available yet for the GX-10 but it will be coming in November. Between now and then I’ll try and learn what ‘phase matching’ and ‘segment metering’ is…

…oh I lie, no I won’t. I’ll just ask Cliff.


”’Update:”’ I’ve clearly been on more sleepy pills than usual today after failing to spot the Samsung GX-10 is simply a rebadged Pentax K10D which covered just the other day. You’d have thought this should’ve tipped me off! Cheers Riyad.

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