- 15MP - APS-C Sensor
- 2.7" Fixed Display
- ISO 100 - 3200 (Raise to 6400)
- Sensor based Image Stabilization
- No Video
- Pentax KAF2 Mount
- 800g - 142 x 101 x 72mm
- Revealed January 2008
- Previous Model is Samsung GX-10
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Samsung GX-20 overview
Samsung GX-20 is Samsung's Advanced DSLR camera initially released on January of 2008. The camera houses a 15MP, CMOS APS-C size sensor with a maximum resolution of 4688 x 3120.
Samsung brought out this camera as a way to improve the older Samsung GX-10 (Read Full Comparison)
The GX-20 is placed #55 out of 92 in Advanced DSLR cameras & all round #394 out of 1459 for cameras in our collection. Remember to test our Advanced camera finder to get camera results based on your personal criteria.
The following is a graph of multiple criteria used in the scoring system.
Samsung GX-20 family
The Samsung GX-20 is part of a family of products. You can view the complete list underneath.
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Samsung GX-20 Gallery
You can look at the GX-20 from different angles in the gallery below.
Samsung GX-20 Pros and Cons
Here is a list of upsides and downsides of the Samsung GX-20 based on criterias which are oftentimes viewed as important in a camera.
Samsung GX-20 Sensor specs
The sensor spec on the Samsung GX-20 is 23.4mm x 15.6mm (APS-C). The 365 mm² sensor can resolve 4688 x 3120 pixels . The camera comes with Image Stabilization (Sensor based). Optical stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization since the latter can cause cropping.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The CMOS sensor has 15MP and delivers a native ISO range of 100 to 3200. The ISO can be expanded electronically to a maximum of 6400. RAW format is saved so the user has more room to maneuver in post.
The image underneath shows the GX-20's sensor size compared to other common sizes. The GX-20 sensor has a crop factor of 1.5 and is shown in green.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
To get an idea of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Samsung GX-20 dimensions
Samsung GX-20 is 1.76 lb (800 grams or 28.22 oz) & has outside proportions of 142mm x 101mm x 72mm (5.6" x 4.0" x 2.8"). The weight of normal Advanced DSLR camera is 776 grams and the Samsung GX-20 is on par as compared to various competitors.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
Down below is a image of the Samsung GX-20 next to a soda to help you to get a sense of its size.
The top view underneath will provide the button arrangement on the GX-20.
Samsung GX-20 Lens details
The GX-20 uses the Pentax KAF2 mount and has 17 lenses that you can buy. Here is a few of the lenses we have in our collection that will fit the GX-20.
Samsung GX-20 Connectivity
The GX-20 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Cameras with NFC or Bluetooth compatibility are able to be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You are able to copy photos and in some cases alter settings without the hassle of connecting physically with the camera.
Several apps also provide a Liveview and click the shutter when you aren't near the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI port, it can easily be attached to an external monitor. Virtually all cameras enable you to recharge the battery using the USB socket.
Samsung GX-20 Video details
Samsung GX-20 does not capture video. If you are looking for a camera to shoot just images, it is not a problem.
Samsung GX-20 Weather Sealing
Samsung GX-20 provides environment sealing which makes it a very good option for use during tricky environments. This can be especially valuable any time you are uncertain about the conditions you might face during outdoor photography.
Samsung GX-20 Display and Viewfinder
The Samsung GX-20 is equipped with a 2.7" fixed display screen having a resolution of 230k dots.
Sadly the display screen is not a touch screen. The GX-20 also comes with a Top display so you're able to quickly look at your settings.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
The ViewFinder specifications for Samsung GX-20 are as follows:
- ViewFinder Optical (pentaprism)
- Coverage 95 percent
- Magnification 0.64x
For sunny outdoor conditions that make the camera screens washed out and challenging to see, viewfinders can be particularly useful.
Samsung GX-20 Shutter details
Samsung GX-20 can shoot continuously at 3.0 frames/s. The maximum shutter speed is 1/4000s.
Samsung GX-20 Flash and Hot shoe details
Samsung GX-20 comes with both integrated flash together with external flash ability. The max flash sync is 1/180s.
Samsung GX-20 Autofocus details
Samsung GX-20 comes with both Phase Detect AF as well as Contrast Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is more faster and precise as compared to Contrast Detect focusing.
It supports 11 focus points to pick from. Samsung GX-20 can use manual focus if required during low light or you want to have more exact control on focus.
Samsung GX-20 Battery life
The general Advanced DSLR camera battery life is 909. Nikon D780 has got the highest possible (2260) battery life within this category of cameras.
Listed below is a list of Advanced DSLR cameras that have the highest battery life:
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Samsung GX-20 for specific styles of photography
The following bar chart presents a summation of the Samsung GX-20 for specific styles of photography. To understand more, check out the specific section underneath.
Samsung GX-20 Portrait photography info
The Samsung GX-20 gets a points total of 72 which is nice, and means the camera is a very decent option for portrait photography. Photographing portraits leans greatly towards sensor resolution, RAW support in addition to the capability to use external flash.
Samsung GX-20 Street photography information
Coming in at a above average rating of 65, the Samsung GX-20 is a very decent fit to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera comes with a perfect balance of picture quality and portability.
Samsung GX-20 as a Sports photography camera
A very good sports photography points total of 68 means the Samsung GX-20 is a respectable option for shooting sports. A camera needs to have excellent focusing plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Samsung GX-20 Travel photography advice
Size is really important when choosing a camera for travel. On the whole, the Samsung GX-20 gets a above average 64 as a travelling camera which is a respectable option to purchase for your travels.
Samsung GX-20 Landscape photography info
For anybody who is planning to pick a camera for landscape photos, the most significant aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Samsung GX-20 with it's very good rating of 71 as a landscape camera is a fine fit in the current market.
Vlogging with Samsung GX-20
A vlogging camera ought to posses a articulating screen, microphone input and if possible image stabilization. Considering everything, the Samsung GX-20 is just not good as a vlog camera as it delivers a terrible score of 9.
Samsung GX-20 Alternatives
If you are in the market for replacements to the GX-20, below is a collection of the top ranked cameras that fall within the family of Advanced DSLR.
The graph followed below will give you an overview of the GX-20 vs it's top ranking competitors listed earlier.
Following are additional cameras you may look at as alternative options. To read through a thorough comparison, visit the "compare" link.