- 6MP - APS-C Sensor
- 2.5" Fixed Display
- ISO 200 - 3200
- No Video
- Pentax KAF Mount
- 570g - 125 x 93 x 66mm
- Revealed February 2006
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Samsung GX-1L overview
Samsung GX-1L is Samsung's Advanced DSLR camera initially revealed on February of 2006. The camera comes with a 6MP, CCD APS-C size sensor with a peak resolution of 3008 x 2008.
The GX-1L ranks at #78 out of 92 in Advanced DSLR cameras & all-around #686 out of 1459 for cameras in our collection. You can check our Advanced camera search to see camera ratings based on your personal requirements.
The following is a graph of various criteria used in the scoring system.
Samsung GX-1L family
The Samsung GX-1L has a history of related cameras. Below, you can find all older and latest models as well as main specs.
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Samsung GX-1L Gallery
You can look at the GX-1L from different angles in the gallery underneath.
Samsung GX-1L Pros and Cons
Here is a collection of advantages and disadvantages of the Samsung GX-1L based on things that are often seen as necessary in a camera.
Samsung GX-1L Sensor information
The dimension of the sensor on the Samsung GX-1L is 23.5mm x 15.7mm (APS-C). The 369 mm² sensor can resolve 3008 x 2008 pixels using aspect ratios of 3:2.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The CCD sensor has 6 megapixels and gives a native ISO range of 200 to 3200. RAW files are supported so the user has more margin for error.
The image below illustrates the GX-1L's sensor size in comparison to other common sizes. The GX-1L sensor has a crop factor of 1.5 and is outlined in green.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
To get an understanding of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Samsung GX-1L dimensions
Samsung GX-1L is 1.26 lbs (570 gr / 20.11 oz) & has outer proportions of 125mm x 93mm x 66mm (4.9" x 3.7" x 2.6"). The weight of general Advanced DSLR camera is 776 gr and the Samsung GX-1L is lighter as compared to its rivals.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The following is a photo of the Samsung GX-1L beside a softdrink to help you to get a sense of its size.
The top view directly below will illustrate the button arrangement on the GX-1L.
Samsung GX-1L Lens information
The GX-1L uses the Pentax KAF mount and has 101 lenses that you can buy. Here is a few of the lenses we have in our collection that will work with the GX-1L.
Samsung GX-1L Connectivity
The GX-1L has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Cameras that include NFC and / or Bluetooth compatibility can be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You will be able to transfer photos and usually adjust settings without connecting directly with the camera.
Some apps also enable a Liveview and press the shutter if you aren't near the camera. If the camera features a HDMI port, it can be attached to an external display. Virtually all cameras will allow you to recharge the battery through the USB socket.
Samsung GX-1L Video information
Samsung GX-1L does not take video. If you are searching for a camera to shoot just photos, it is not a problem.
Samsung GX-1L Weather Sealing
Samsung GX-1L doesn't have weather sealing so rainy conditions might affect the camera.
Samsung GX-1L Display and Viewfinder
The Samsung GX-1L comes with a 2.5 inch fixed screen having a resolution of 210 thousand dots.
Please note that the screen has no touch support. The GX-1L also includes a Top LCD display so that you can quickly look at the camera's settings.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The ViewFinder specs for Samsung GX-1L are as follows:
- ViewFinder Optical (pentamirror)
- ViewFinder Coverage 96%
- ViewFinder Magnification 0.57x
Viewfinders are very useful during bright outdoor conditions which might make the camera display washed out and difficult to see.
Samsung GX-1L Shutter information
Samsung GX-1L continuous shooting speed is 3.0 fps. The max shutter speed is 1/4000s.
Samsung GX-1L Flash and Hot shoe information
Samsung GX-1L features both inbuilt flash along with external flash ability. The max flash sync speed is 1/180s.
Samsung GX-1L Autofocusing information
Samsung GX-1L features both Phase Detect AF as well as Contrast Based AF. Phase Detection focusing is more faster & exact as compared to Contrast Based focusing.
The AF system comes with 5 focus points to select from. Samsung GX-1L can use manual focusing when required during low light or you need more precise focusing control.
Samsung GX-1L Battery life
The typical Advanced DSLR camera battery life is 909. Nikon D780 comes with the highest (2260) battery life within this type of cameras.
Below is a list of Advanced DSLR cameras having the strongest battery life:
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Samsung GX-1L for various kinds of photography
The following diagram indicates a overview of the Samsung GX-1L for various kinds of photography. To understand more, visit the specific paragraph below.
Samsung GX-1L as a Portrait photography camera
The Samsung GX-1L receives a points total of 51 which is moderate, and means the camera is relatively suited for portrait images. Photographing portraits favors greatly towards sensor specs, support for RAW files and flexibility to work with off-camera lighting.
Samsung GX-1L Street photography factors
Having a average rating of 60, the Samsung GX-1L is reasonably adequate for street photography. A decent street photography camera offers a perfect balance of picture quality plus portability.
Samsung GX-1L Sports photography factors
A dreadful sports photography score of 39 means the Samsung GX-1L is just not very good for taking pictures of sports. A camera should have fantastic tracking and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Samsung GX-1L Travel photography highlights
Portability is pretty critical when getting a camera for travel. Over-all, the Samsung GX-1L gets a decent 52 as a travelling camera which is relatively appropriate to purchase for your journeys.
Landscape photography with Samsung GX-1L
For anybody who is planning to pick a digital camera for landscape photos, the most significant factor will be image quality. The Samsung GX-1L with it's reasonable grade of 47 for a landscape camera is fairly acceptable within the current marketplace.
Samsung GX-1L as a Vlogging camera
A vlogging camera really should posses a articulating display screen, microphone input and if possible IBIS. Considering all the details, the Samsung GX-1L is just not very good as a vlog camera as it delivers a dreadful score of 9.
Samsung GX-1L Alternatives
If you are looking for replacements to the GX-1L, below is a selection of the top placed cameras that fall within the category of Advanced DSLR.
The chart down below offers you an overview of the GX-1L vs it's top scored competitors suggested previously.
Following are additional cameras you may consider as alternative options. To read through a complete comparison, click the "compare" link.