Samsung GX-20 review
Value for Money
When considering whether or not the GX-20 is good value for money, it pays to bear in mind both the strength of the specification with regards to its competitors, and the price and specification with which its predecessor launched. When the GX-10 hit the shelf back at the start of 2008, you would have had to part with around £650 to pick up the body-only package, and then a touch more for the body and kit lens. When you consider the kind of build quality that the GX-10 delivered compared against its competition, it is fair comment to say that it was good value.
Samsung has now improved the sensor so much that it now reaches the kind of pixel count that enthusiasts demand for large-scale reproductions. This, coupled with the aforementioned build quality and weather sealing, mean that the GX-20 is a versatile prosumer proposition.
To that, add the noteworthy ease-of-use and the inclusion of an auto capture mode, extensive in-camera image editing and a remarkably customisable interface, and the GX-20 becomes a cracking bit of value for a broad range of photographic users. Having launched at a lower price than the Pentax K20D, both models are now at a similar price.