Another new SLR – this tiome from Samsung, with the launch of the 10.2 megapixel GX-10, aimed, according to the company at "the discerning enthusiast photographer searching for comprehensive functions, stunning design, ease of use and real value for money – all in one camera". Blimey.
The 10.2 megapixel image sensor should offer a sharper image and richer colours. The camera also features a PentaPrism viewfinder with high magnification (0.95x) to provide a clearer field of view, along with a wide view 2.5-inch TFT LCD (210k pixels) and built-in Optical Picture Stabilisation (OPS) technology to avoid blurring. It’s also got a water-proof and anti-dust coating, with an advanced dust removal function included to remove dust from the CCD by vibrating it when the camera is booted.
A one-touch RAW button makes RAW file shooting easy and instantly available, even during general JPEG shooting. RAW files can be checked on the LCD and then be directly converted to JPEG format via a built-in converter. There’s continuous shooting at 3 fps (frames per second), with RAW files shot at the same speed up to 9 frames.
The GX-10 is expected to be available from October, along with a new range of lenses, with a price being announced nearer sale date.