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Samsung GX-1S 6.3MP Digital SLR Camera with Schneider D-XENON 18-55mm Lens

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  • 6.3-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality 14 x 19-inch prints
  • 2.5-inch LCD display with 95-percent field view and .95-times magnification
  • Compatible with many Schneider and Pentax lenses
  • 16-segment multi-pattern metering; 11-point AF sensor and a choice of AF single or AF-continuous
  • Can be powered by four AA-size Lithium, Ni-MH, or CR-V3 batteries

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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Samsung
  • Model: GX-1S
  • Optical Sensor Resolution: 6.3 MP
  • Optical zoom: 3 x
  • Display Size: 2.5 inches
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 4 x 4 inches ; 2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 5.7 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000DZFT8A
  • Item model number: GX-1S
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #37,163 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 25, 2006

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

The Samsung GX-1S is a 6.3-megapixel digital SLR featuring world renowned Schneider optics and a high-resolution 2.5-inch LCD. The interchangeable-lens DSLR was developed jointly with partner Pentax Corporation.

For outstanding image quality, the GX-1S features high-precision, 16-segment multi-pattern metering to assure accurate light measurement in addition to center-weighted metering and spot metering for more advanced applications. To provide accurate focusing on a variety of subjects the GX 1S incorporates a sophisticated 11-point AF sensor and a choice of AF single or AF continuous for a wide variety of options. For further image control, users can chose from several White Balance settings and a variety of automatic shooting modes such as Portrait, Landscape, Moving Object, Macro, and more.

World-renowned Schnieder optics have long been a defining feature of Samsung's high-end digital still camera models, and the GX-1S is no exception. The GX-1S can be used with many Pentax DSLR lens and KAF2 and KAF mount lenses.

The Samsung GX-1S includes a high-speed consecutive shooting mode of up to 2.8 frames per second for up to 8 frames in JPEG shooting and up to 5 frames per second when shooting in RAW mode, allowing the user to capture a series of the subject's action or movement.

Designed to enable easy viewing of images in all lighting conditions, the GX 1S features a large 2.5-inch LCD monitor and a bright, high-magnification pentaprism viewfinder offering a 95-percent field view and .95-times magnification.

An ideal solution for picture-taking on the go, the Samsung GX-1S has a compact design measuring 4.9 x 3.6 x 2.6 inches and weighing 17.8 ounces. The user-friendly model takes full advantage of the large LCD monitor with a convenient and informative in-camera guidance system that provides a detailed explanation of shooting, flash modes, and White Balance settings. It can be powered by four AA-size Lithium, Ni-MH, or CR-V3 batteries.

Product Description

Digimax GX-1S 6.1 mega-pixel Digital SLR (w/ D-Xenon 18 55mm lens), 2.5" Color TFT LCD, Convenient Top LCD Information Display, Bright Pentaprism Viewfinder, 11-point Stadimeter Auto Focus Feature, 16-split Photmetry System, Continuous Shooting of 2.8 Pic

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Customer Reviews

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Pentax lenses are a direct match, so that's no problem.
Jeff N. Cantwell
After I discovered a few simple techniques I was well on my way with this camera and even have taken some professional pics for friends and family!
C. Story
At over 500 you are better to look towards other brands!
Blue Rose

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Charles E. Taylor on December 14, 2007
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OFFERED FOR LESS THAN ALL BEGINNING DSLR CAMWERAS, THE CAMERA HAS FEWER FEATURES THAN THE SAMSUNG GX-1L THAT I ALREADY OWN. THE GX-1L HAS A MENU OF LIGHT SETTINGS ON AN fn SCREEN. THESE PRESET LIGHT SETTINGS MIGHT MAKE THE GX-1L SLIGHTLY EASIER TO USE THAN THE GX-1S, BUT YOU CAN'T BEAT THE PRICE. I USE THIS CAMERA TO TAKE WITH ME ALMOST EVERYWHERE AS THE GX-1S IS LIGHT WEIGHT LIKE THE GX-1L. BOTH CAMERAS ARE A GOOD WAY TO ENTER THE WORLD OF PENTAX MOUNT CAMERAS, AND KEEP THE PRICE LOW. THEY ARE WELL MADE WITH GOOD OPTICS. YOU CAN ALWAYS ADD TO A PENTAX MOUNT SYSTEM WITH CAMERAS HAVING RELATED CHARACTERISTICS. THERE ARE MANY, MANY LENSES AVAILABLE.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Marissa on January 24, 2008
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I'm glad to say I chose this camera as my first dslr and am beyond pleased! Like others have said, it's basically a copy of an *ist ds2 and can take k-mount lenses. The build is plastic (I suspect with the steel chassis of the *ist), it's nice and light, but feels very sturdy and not cheap. It's just right really. The grip is perfect for my girl hands, and the features have been easy to learn alongside the user manual. The xenon lens included feels much nicer than I expected a cheap kit lens to be, and it's a good starter to experiment with before diving into purchasing better and more expensive glass. (Seeing as Samsung and Pentax are in kahoots here, I think it must be like the Pentax kit lens, re-stamped.) I got this when it was $350 not too long ago and I'm still stoked about what an awesome value it was, and how much more of an awesome value it becomes as I get better at taking photos. I'm not so sure I would choose it over the Pentax now that the price has gone back (?) up to around $500, but it is a great camera nonetheless and I'm glad to have it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jeff N. Cantwell on January 17, 2008
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Ever since I gave up on my 35mm and went digital I've had point and shoots. Nothing more expensive than $200.

I've missed my Pentax SLR, but was unwilling to pay the high price for Digital SLRs. I was closely watching the prices on the new Pentax cameras, especially the K100 and K110. When Amazon had this Samsung GX-1S on sale for half price, I jumped.

A rebranded Pentax *IST ds2, this camera is awesome. 6.1 mega pixal, 18-55mm lens. When you factor in the price, below many high end point and shoots, it can't be beat.

I've already bought a zoom lens (75-300mm) and filters. Pentax lenses are a direct match, so that's no problem. I have a whole kit to replace my old 35mm, for not much money.

Thank you Pentax, thank you Samsung, THANK YOU AMAZON!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Chris Cunningham on December 29, 2007
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I bought this when Amazon marked it down just prior to Christmas, and it's a fantastic little camera.
The body has some surprising features for what is an entry level camera: I was surprised when I discovered that it had DOF preview, and even more surprised when I found that it had the ability to pre-release the mirror to minimize vibration during long exposures. Cranking up the ISO past 800 will result in a bit of noise at 1600, and a fair amount of noise at 3200, but it's still great to find an ISO 3200 setting. Frames at 3200 are not horrible, but you can definitely see the noise, like using high ISO film(back when I used 35mm film), so it can give a kind of cool look to the image if you want it, and if you don't the very fine grain pattern cleans up really nice and smooth in Corel Paintshop Pro using the DCNR tool. The body is surprisingly solid feeling for a camera in this class as well. Since Samsung partnered with Pentax and both lines use the same KAF2 mount, there are lots of lenses to expand this camera with(I've used some of my manual focus Pentax lenses with excellent results), and it's ability to use AA batteries is great in my opinion, since I can use inexpensive NiMH instead of propietary batteries, and in a pinch alkaline AAs will work, but they won't last long. In all I'm happy with the GX-1S, considering the image quality and features and price this was an excellent value.
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