- 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
- Size Comparison
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 #65 out of 92 in Advanced DSLR cameras & overall #511 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our list. You should use our Smart camera finder to see camera rankings based on your customized factors.
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.
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Samsung GX-10 Gallery
You can view the GX-10 from various angles in the gallery here.
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.
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.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
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.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
To get an understanding of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
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 776g and the Samsung GX-10 is very much the same when compared to various competitors.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
Listed below is a pic of the Samsung GX-10 alongside a soft drink to help you to get a feel for its size.
The top view here will illustrate the button design on the GX-10.
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.
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.
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.
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.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
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.
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.
Samsung GX-10 Battery life
The usual Advanced DSLR camera battery life is 909. 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:
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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 53 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.