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  • 6.1-megapixel CCD delivers 3,008 x 2,008 pixel images
  • ISO from 200 to 3,200
  • 11-point autofocus
  • Large, bright 2.5 inch colour TFT LCD screen
  • Pentaprism technology provides clear, bright viewfinder
  • SD media card storage and High Speed USB 2.0 data transfer
  • Light weight and portable - only 505g
  • Pentax AF lens mount

(From company literature) Samsung is announcing its advance into the digital SLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera arena with the launch of the six mega-pixel GX-1S. This new interchangeable lens GX-1S is Samsung's first digital SLR camera, developed in conjunction with Pentax. Samsung now provides a full offering of digital cameras to cater for the needs of everyone - from point and shooters to advanced enthusiast photographers.

Offering high portability and mobility through its compact design, the GX-1S will weigh just 505 grams and houses a 23.5mm x 15.7mm CCD image sensor. The 3200 ISO equivalent allows high sensitivity shooting in indoor environments.

The GX-1S also provides a continuous shooting speed of 2.8 frames per second (up to eight frames in JPEG mode).

The GX-1S will utilize the new advanced Schneider Kreuznach D-Xenon lens system and Pentax's lens KAF bayonet mount technology - all Pentax DSLR lenses will be mountable on the GX-1S.

The large TFT colour LCD screen (2.5 inch and 210K pixels) and Pentaprism technology ensure a clear and bright view. The field of view is 95% with magnification at 0.95x (50mm f/1.4 lens).

Focusing, Shutter & Flash
Modes include AF Single (with focus lock) and manual focus together with continuous AF. Shutter speed is 30 ~ 1/4,000 sec. with Bulb. The flash is a built-in retractable P-TTL auto pop-up offering the following modes: Auto, Manual, Auto/Red-eye reduction, Manual/red-eye reduction. Angle of view coverage is 28mm wide-angle (equivalent to 35mm). Recharge time is 3 seconds.

Note: The GX-1S is a rebadged Pentax model, possibly the *ist DS2. The Schneider lens also appears to be a rebadged Pentax.

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Keywords: Samsung SLR SD APS-C 6MP


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