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Samsung GX-1S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 78 reviews of Samsung GX-1S. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Views about the image quality and price are on the whole positive. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are mixed views on the lens and focus. The software and color get critical opinions.

portability, performance, usability, price, image quality

low-light, color, software

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Samsung GX-1S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung GX-1S


alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Samsung GX-1S from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on People really like the lens and usability. The portability and price are also appreciated. Many are negative about the focus and image quality.

performance, price, portability, usability, lens

image quality, focus

67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : staff (

Samsung GX-1S review


This new camera may be a sheep in sheep's clothing

Smooth, reliable manual zooming and focusing ; Generous 2.5-inch screen ; Tough build ; Good image quality

Controls are not too impressive ; Some optical distortion and chromatic fringing

The GX-1S is a cheap SLR option, but there's still better value to be had out there

Apr, 2006

Expert review by : What Digital Camera (

Samsung 12-24mm f/4 ED AL

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Ben Long (

Samsung Digimax GX1S


If you're shopping for an entry-level digital SLR, it's easy to become confused by the array of cameras currently available. The Samsung Digimax GX-1S should be one of your less perplexing options, though, because it is very similar to the Pentax *ist...

Good, sturdy design, small size, good image quality

Noisy images at high ISOs, must use the menu to change many of the functions

The Samsung Digimax GX-1S is a well-designed, capable camera for people who want to get started with a digital SLR. However, for a fairly comparable price, you can also buy the Canon EOS 250D, which offers more controls, better image quality and a...

Aug, 2006

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Samsung GX-1S DSLR Review


Samsung GX-1S Digital SLR Review

Colourful, punchy images are produced with default settings.; The option to use AA or rechargeable CR-V3 type batteries.; Compact size.; 11-point AF system

No live ISO or quality setting information displayed

Jun, 2006

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Samsung GX-1S


The Samsung GX-1S captures fine detail well and skin tones look especially good. But rebadging an old Pentax wont win Samsung much market share. The GX-1S should be seen as statement of intent than a real challenge to the status quo. Its a cheap SLR...

Expert review by : What Digital Camera Magazine (

Review of the Samsung GX-1S - Digital SLR Reviews


A 6 megapixel SLR that utilises the Schneider Kreuznach D-Xenon lens system and Pentax's established KAF bayonet mount technology.....

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Samsung GX-1S DSLR reviewed


It's been a couple of months since Samsung dropped their first DSLR, the GX-1S, and we'd yet to hear anything of it since -- until now. DigitalCameraInfo has a...

Apr, 2006

Expert review by : Ben Long (

Samsung Digimax GX-1S Camera


The Samsung Digimax GX-1S ($800 as of 5/5/06) is an entry-level digital SLR that's very similar to the Pentax *ist D2. Though the name on the front says Samsung, the camera has the same small, sturdy body and features as Pentax's latest entry-level...

Sturdy construction, small size Controls are easy to use one-handed

Images didn't look very sharp Must use menus to access many features

The Samsung Digimax GX-1S is a little expensive when compared with competitors such as the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT, considering that the Rebel XT offers more controls, better image quality, and a larger selection of lenses. As with any digital SLR,...

Jun, 2006

Expert review by : Phil Ryan (

Samsung GX-1S review: Samsung GX-1S


Samsung GX-1S

Relatively compact; beginner-friendly mix of manual and automatic features.

Poor high-ISO image quality; slow autofocus in low light.

Beginners will applaud the Samsung GX-1S's automated features, but advanced shooters might wince at the menu-centric controls.

Apr, 2006


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Samsung GX-1S review


The digital SLR camera market is no longer served exclusively by camera manufacturers. After the takeover of Konica Minolta, we have seen the sudden arrival of electronics giant Sony, whose introduction of the Alpha 100 instantly puts them on the map....

To venture into the market of the DSLR camera as a perfect stranger can be very tricky indeed. Samsung have adopted a rather clever approach to this problem by joining forces with one of the "old hands". However, where we saw Sony and Panasonic add a...


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