Samsung GX-1S summary
Samsung GX-1S is Samsung's Advanced DSLR digital camera originally announced on January of 2006. It comes with a 6 MegaPixel, CCD APS-C sized sensor and has a max resolution of 3008 x 2008.
The GX-1S is placed #76 out of 92 in Advanced DSLR cameras and over all #637 out of 1428 for digital cameras in our database. You should look at our Advanced camera search to find camera ratings based on your customized factors.
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Samsung GX-1S history
The Samsung GX-1S is part of a family of cameras. You can view the detailed range below.
Samsung GX-1S Gallery
You can see the GX-1S from different angles in the gallery here.
Samsung GX-1S Pros and Cons
Below is a checklist of pros and cons of the Samsung GX-1S based on features that are typically considered crucial in a digital camera.
Samsung GX-1S Sensor info
The dimension of the sensor in the Samsung GX-1S is 23.5mm x 15.7mm (APS-C). The 369 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 3008 x 2008 pixels at aspect ratios of 3:2.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
The CCD sensor boasts 6MP and gives a standard ISO range of 200 - 3200. RAW photos are saved therefore the user has wider room to maneuver in post.
The picture below shows the GX-1S's sensor dimensions compared to other popular sizes. The GX-1S sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.5 and is highlighted in green.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
To get an understanding of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Samsung GX-1S dimensions
Samsung GX-1S weighs in at 1.33 lbs (605 grams / 21.34 ounces) and features outer size of 125mm x 93mm x 66mm (4.9" x 3.7" x 2.6"). The weight of typical Advanced DSLR camera is 776 grams so the Samsung GX-1S is less heavy when compared with other competitors.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Below is a visual of the Samsung GX-1S alongside a softdrink to help you have a sense of its scale.
The top view here will highlight the button arrangement on the GX-1S.
Samsung GX-1S Lens info
The GX-1S works with the Pentax KAF mount and has 94 lenses to select from. Below is some of the lenses we have in our collection which will fit the GX-1S.
Samsung GX-1S Connectivity
The GX-1S has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras with NFC or Bluetooth support are able to be used wirelessly via smartphones. You can easily copy files and in some cases alter camera settings with no need to connect directly to the camera.
Some applications even provide a Liveview and hit the shutter whenever you are not near the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI out, it can easily be hooked up to an external screen. Almost all cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack using the USB port.
Samsung GX-1S Video info
Samsung GX-1S does not record video. In case you are wanting a digital camera to take only pictures, this might not be an issue.
Samsung GX-1S Weather Sealing
There is no environment sealing in the Samsung GX-1S so you need to be careful in rainy or dusty situations.
Samsung GX-1S Screen and Viewfinder
The Samsung GX-1S comes with a 2.5 inch fixed display screen boasting a resolution of 210 thousand dots.
Unfortunately the display screen isn't a touch screen. The GX-1S also has a Top LCD screen so you're able to instantly see camera settings.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
The View Finder specs regarding Samsung GX-1S are as follows:
- ViewFinder Optical (pentaprism)
- Coverage 95%
- Magnification 0.64x
Viewfinders can be rather helpful during bright outdoor situations which will make the camera screen washed out and difficult to view.
Samsung GX-1S Shutter info
Samsung GX-1S continuous shooting speed is 3.0 fps. The max shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds.
Samsung GX-1S Flash and Hot shoe info
Samsung GX-1S includes both built in flash plus external flash support. The highest flash sync speed is 1/180 seconds.
Samsung GX-1S Autofocus info
Samsung GX-1S includes both Phase Detect Auto Focus along with Contrast Based Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot quicker & accurate when compared with Contrast Based focusing.
The Sensor comes with 11 focus points to choose from. Samsung GX-1S supports manual focusing if needed during low light conditions or you want more accurate focusing control.
Samsung GX-1S Battery life
The usual Advanced DSLR camera battery life is 909. Nikon D780 comes with the maximum (2260) battery life within this type of cameras.
Listed below is a number of Advanced DSLR cameras that come with the best battery life:
Samsung GX-1S for different types of photography
The following diagram shows a summary of the Samsung GX-1S for different types of photography. To check out more, browse to the specific section below.
Samsung GX-1S Portrait photography details
The Samsung GX-1S receives a rating of 51 which is reasonable, and means the camera is relatively acceptable to use for portrait photography. Taking portraits favors greatly towards sensor specs, support for RAW files plus the capability to use off-camera lighting.
Samsung GX-1S Street photography features
Having a decent rating of 60, the Samsung GX-1S is reasonably suited for street photography. A decent street photography camera gives a perfect balance of picture quality plus portability.
Sports photography with Samsung GX-1S
A bad sports photography rating of 39 means the Samsung GX-1S is not really very good for shooting sports. A camera must have fantastic focusing plus continuous shooting for sports photography.
Samsung GX-1S Travel photography details
Size is pretty crucial in picking a camera for travel. Overall, the Samsung GX-1S gets a average 52 for a travel camera which makes it relatively appropriate to take with you on your trips.
Samsung GX-1S Landscape photography info
For anybody looking to purchase a camera for landscape photographs, the most important aspect is going to be image quality. The Samsung GX-1S and it's modest score of 47 for a landscape camera is fairly adequate in the current market.
Samsung GX-1S Vlogging factors
A camera for vlogging preferably should come with a articulating display, microphone port and preferably IBIS. Considering all the details, the Samsung GX-1S is not really very good as a vlog camera as it comes to a bad score of 9.
Samsung GX-1S Alternatives
If you are shopping for replacements to the GX-1S, here is a list of the top rated cameras which fall under the category of Advanced DSLR.
The chart down below shows you an overview of the GX-1S compared to it's top ranked competitors mentioned earlier.
Here are a few more cameras you might regard as alternative options. To see a extensive comparison, simply click the "compare" link.