Samsung GX-10

 
Samsung GX-10 front
 
  • 10MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • No Video
  • Pentax KAF2 Mount
  • 793g - 142 x 101 x 70mm
  • Launched September 2006
  • Replacement is Samsung GX-20
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
Portability
59
Imaging
50
Features
43
Overall
47

Samsung GX-10 summary

Samsung GX-10 is Samsung's Advanced DSLR digital camera first announced on September of 2006. The camera comes with a 10MP, CCD APS-C size sensor with a max resolution of 3872 x 2592.

Samsung released the more recent Samsung GX-20 (Read Full Comparison) to update this model.

The GX-10 is scored #64 out of 91 in Advanced DSLR cameras & overall #466 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our list. You should use our Smart camera finder to see camera rankings based on your customized factors.

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Here is a diagram of specific factors used in the rating system.

Samsung GX-10 history

The Samsung GX-10 has a history of related digital cameras. Underneath, you can see all previous and more recent models as well as key specifications.

ModelVisualizeResolutionSensor SizeMax fpsReleased
Samsung-GX-20 front thumbnailSamsung GX-20
GX-10 vs GX-20
15MPAPS-C3.0 fps2008
Samsung-GX-10 front thumbnailSamsung GX-1010MPAPS-C3.0 fps2006
400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
Samsung-GX-1L front thumbnailSamsung GX-1L
GX-10 vs GX-1L
6MPAPS-C3.0 fps2006
Samsung-GX-1S front thumbnailSamsung GX-1S
GX-10 vs GX-1S
6MPAPS-C3.0 fps2006

Samsung GX-10 Pros and Cons

Here is a collection of advantages and disadvantages of the Samsung GX-10 based on factors that are normally considered useful in a digital camera.

decent sensor size (APS-C)
does have Top LCD screen
environment proof
flash built-in
good minimum ISO (100)
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
has manual focus
has phase detect auto focus
supports RAW formats
swap lenses (Pentax KAF2 mount)
doesn't have liveview
lack of external mic jack
lack of HDMI support
lack of headphone jack
lack of Time Lapse recording
lack of video recording
low fps (3.0 fps)
pixelated screen (210 thousand dot)
screen does not articulate
screen is not selfie friendly
sensor resolution not great (10MP)
small screen (2.5")
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Samsung GX-10 Sensor information

The measurement of the sensor on the Samsung GX-10 is 23.5mm x 15.7mm (APS-C). The 369 mm² sensor can capture 3872 x 2592 pixels with aspect ratios of 3:2. The camera has Image Stabilization (Sensor based). Sensor stabilization is more desirable than digital stabilization since the latter can produce cropping.

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The CCD sensor has 10MP and gives a standard ISO range of 100 to 1600. RAW photos are supported therefore you have more room to maneuver in post.

The graphic below displays the GX-10's sensor size compared to other popular sizes. The GX-10 sensor has a crop factor of 1.5 and is presented in green.

Samsung GX-10 sensor size Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone

To get an understanding of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Samsung GX-10 dimensions

Samsung GX-10 weighs in at 1.75 pounds (793g / 27.97 ounces) & the overall size of the camera is 142mm x 101mm x 70mm (5.6" x 4.0" x 2.8"). The weight of typical Advanced DSLR camera is 775g and the Samsung GX-10 is very much the same when compared to various competitors.

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Listed below is a pic of the Samsung GX-10 alongside a soft drink to help you to get a feel for its size.

Samsung GX-10 dimensions scale

The top view here will illustrate the button design on the GX-10.

Samsung GX-10 topview buttons dials

Samsung GX-10 Lens information

The GX-10 uses the Pentax KAF2 mount and has 17 lenses that you can buy. Here is some of the lenses we have in our database that will work with the GX-10.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Pentax-smc-DA-60-250mm-F4.0-ED-IF-SDM lensPentax smc DA 60-250mm F4.0 ED IF SDM60-250mmf/4.0 1040g
Samsung-D-Xenon-10-17mm-F3.5-4.5-Fisheye lensSamsung D-Xenon 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 Fisheye10-17mmf/3.5-4.5 320g
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Samsung-D-Xenon-18-55mm-F3.5-5.6 lensSamsung D-Xenon 18-55mm F3.5-5.618-55mmf/3.5-5.6 225g
Samsung-D-Xenon-100mm-F2.8-macro lensSamsung D-Xenon 100mm F2.8 macro100mmf/2.8 345g
Venus-Laowa-25mm-F2.8-2.5-5X-Ultra-Macro-Pentax-KAF2 lensVenus Laowa 25mm F2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro25mmf/2.8400g
Venus-Laowa-105mm-F2-Smooth-Trans-Focus-Pentax-KAF2 lensVenus Laowa 105mm F2 Smooth Trans Focus105mmf/2745g
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Samsung-D-Xenon-12-24mm-F4-ED-Pentax-KAF lensSamsung D-Xenon 12-24mm F4 ED12-24mmf/4.0 430g
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Samsung GX-10 Connectivity

The GX-10 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes

Digital cameras that come with NFC or Bluetooth connectivity can easily be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You can easily send files and in some cases adjust camera settings with no need to connect physically with the camera.

Many apps also give a Liveview and hit the shutter if you are not close to the camera. If the camera features a HDMI port, it could be hooked up to an external screen. A good number of cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack using the USB port.

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Samsung GX-10 Video information

Samsung GX-10 doesn't capture video. If you are searching for a digital camera to shoot just pictures, it might not be a concern.

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Samsung GX-10 Weather Sealing

Samsung GX-10 comes with environment proofing which makes it a excellent option for use during tough locations. This can be especially handy in case you are not sure about the conditions you may encounter during outdoor photography.

Samsung GX-10 Screen and Viewfinder

The Samsung GX-10 comes with a 2.5 inch fixed screen with a resolution of 210 thousand dots.

Unfortunately the screen isn't a touch screen. The GX-10 also has a Top LCD screen so that you can instantly view camera settings.

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The ViewFinder specifications for Samsung GX-10 are as follows:

  • ViewFinder Optical (pentaprism)
  • Coverage 95%
  • Magnification 0.64x

Viewfinders can be rather helpful during bright outdoor conditions which can easily make the camera screen washed out and hard to see.

Samsung GX-10 Shutter information

Samsung GX-10 continuous shooting speed is 3.0 fps. The maximum shutter speed is 1/4000s.

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Samsung GX-10 Flash and Hot shoe information

Samsung GX-10 has both integrated flash together with external flash support. The highest flash sync speed is 1/180s.

Samsung GX-10 Autofocusing information

Samsung GX-10 has both Phase Detect Auto Focus as well as Contrast Based Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more quicker & exact than Contrast Based autofocusing.

It comes with 11 focus points to select from. Samsung GX-10 can use manual focusing when needed during low light conditions or you need more precise control on focusing.

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Samsung GX-10 Battery life

The usual Advanced DSLR camera battery life is 911. Nikon D780 offers the maximum (2260) battery life within this group of cameras.

Here is a collection of Advanced DSLR cameras that come with the highest battery life:

ModelVisualizeBattery LifeRAWNFCBluetooth
Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
Nikon-Df front thumbnailNikon Df
GX-10 vs Df
1400 yesnono
Canon-EOS-90D front thumbnailCanon 90D
GX-10 vs 90D
1300 yesnoyes

Samsung GX-10 for varying kinds of photography

The following diagram provides a outline of the Samsung GX-10 for varying kinds of photography. To see more, go to the specific paragraph below.

Samsung GX-10 as a Portrait photography camera

The Samsung GX-10 gets a rating of 54 which is moderate, and means the camera is reasonably suitable for portraits. Shooting portraits favors greatly towards sensor resolution, RAW support & option to work with off-camera flash.

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has manual focus
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
no liveview
low MP (10 megapixels)

Samsung GX-10 Street photography advice

With a nice points total of 64, the Samsung GX-10 is a respectable fit to use in street photography. A good street photography camera has a good balance of image quality plus portability.

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built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
exports RAW files
environment proof
screen does not articulate

Samsung GX-10 Sports photography details

A moderate sports photography rating of 53 means the Samsung GX-10 is reasonably appropriate for photographing sports. A camera must have fantastic focusing plus shutter speeds for sports photography.

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has image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
environment proofing
has phase detect autofocus
no liveview feature
low fps (3.0 frames/s)
low resolution (10MP)

Samsung GX-10 Travel photography highlights

Portability is very critical in getting a travel camera. All things considered, the Samsung GX-10 gets a moderate 49 for a travelling camera which makes it fairly suited to purchase for your vacations.

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environment proofing
built-in flash
no Timelapse function
resolution not great (10MP)
display is not selfie friendly

Samsung GX-10 Landscape photography details

For those who are planning to pick a digital camera for landscape photos, the most important factor will be image quality. The Samsung GX-10 with it's decent rating of 55 as a landscape camera is relatively suited amongst its competitors.

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you can focus manually
change lenses (Pentax KAF2 mount)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
good sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW files
environment sealing
tiny screen (2.5 inches)
no liveview feature
low resolution sensor (10MP)
doesn't have Timelapse recording

Vlogging with Samsung GX-10

A camera for vlogging preferably should posses a articulating display screen, mic input and if possible image stabilization. Considering all things, the Samsung GX-10 is just not acceptable for vlogging as it delivers a terrible score of 9.

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can't shoot video

Samsung GX-10 Alternatives

If you are shopping for alternatives to the GX-10, below is a range of the top ranked cameras that fall within the family of Advanced DSLR.

The line chart listed below shows you an overview of the GX-10 compared to it's highest scoring competitors suggested earlier.

Following are several cameras you may consider as alternatives. To read a thorough comparison, just click on the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Brand
Samsung
Model type
Samsung GX-10
Class
Advanced DSLR
Launched
2006-09-21
Body design
Mid-size SLR
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CCD
Sensor size
APS-C
Sensor dimensions
23.5 x 15.7mm
Sensor surface area
369.0mm²
Sensor resolution
10MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
3:2
Highest Possible resolution
3872 x 2592
RAW format
Maximum native ISO
1600
Lowest native ISO
100
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Total focus points
11
Lens
Lens mount type
Pentax KAF2
Number of lenses
151
Focal length multiplier
1.5
Screen
Screen type
Fixed Type
Screen diagonal
2.5"
Resolution of screen
210 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage
95%
Viewfinder magnification
0.64x
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
Features
Min shutter speed
30s
Max shutter speed
1/4000s
Continuous shutter speed
3.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation
Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash options
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye reduction
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Max flash sync
1/180s
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Maximum video resolution
None
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless
None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight
793g (1.75 lbs)
Dimensions
142 x 101 x 70mm (5.6" x 4.0" x 2.8")
Other
Self timer
Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage
SD/MMC/SDHC card
Storage slots
One
Launch cost
$850