The 10.1-megapixel Samsung GX-10 digital SLR was developed in partnership with Pentax and helps to redefine what consumers can expect for their money at this price point.

Product Overview

Overall rating:


Samsung GX10

Overall score:90%
Image Quality:85%


  • Professional’ build quality, top-end spec, excellent price point, good AF system


  • Multi-area metering underexposes too easily, occasionally wayward auto white balance


Samsung GX10 Review


Price as reviewed:



What we?re looking at here is a cracking DSLR ? the Samsung GX10 redefines what we should expect at this price point. If you think ?Nikon D200 at a D80 price? you won?t go far wrong. Samsung is now a ?class leader? and certainly not the ?also-ran? it had risked becoming.

The key to getting the best from the GX-10 lies in how much work you are willing to put into your photography. If you want to shoot Raw, have a basic understanding of exposure metering and white balance then you won?t go wrong, but if you just want to point and shoot you?ll be better served elsewhere.


AF Points:11 AF points
Cable Release:-
PC Socket:No
Max Flash Sync:1/180 sec
DoF Prview:Yes
Built-in Flash:Built in, GN11m @ISO: 100, Hotshoe
Colour Temp Control:3 settings, Kelvin
White Balance Bracket:Yes
Colour Space:Adobe RGB / sRGB
Exposure Comp:±3 EV (1/2EV steps), ±2 EV (1/3EV steps)
Shutter Type:Electronically controlled vertical-run focal plane shutter
Focusing Modes:Selectable automatically or individually
Built-in Image Stabilisation:Shake Reduction (SR) system
Dust Reduction:72 water and dust seals, dust removal system
Weight:10g (without battery / card)
Dimensions:141.5 x 101 x 70mm
Power:Li-Ion, Optional AC Adaptor
Live Mode:No
Connectivity:USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Memory Card:SD / SDHC
Field of View:95% coverage
Drive Mode:Single, Continuous (3fps for 9 frames RAW / card capacity with JPEG)
Viewfinder Type:Pentaprism type
White Balance:Auto, 8 presets, Manual, 3 x colour temperature
ISO:Auto / Manual 100-1600
Metering System:16-segment Multi, Centre-weighted, Spot
Compression:JPEG Best,Better, Good. RAW: PEF, DN
Shutter Speeds:30-1/4000sec + Bulb
Exposure Modes:Auto, Program AE, Shutter priority, Aperture priority, Shutter & aperture priority, Sensitivity priority, Manual
Output Size:JPEG: [10M]3872 x 2592 pixcels, [6M] 3008 x 2000 pixels, [2M] 1824 x 1216 pixels. RAW: [10M] 3872 x 2592 pixels
Lens Mount:Pentax KAF2
File Format:RAW (.DNG / .PEF), JPEG, RAW + JPEG
LCD:2.5in LCD with 210,000 pixels
Focal Length Mag:1.5
Sensor:23.5 x 15.7mm CCD SENSOR: with10.75mp total / 10.2mp effective
  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Features
  3. 3. Design and Performance
  4. 4. Image Quality
  5. 5. Verdict
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