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.
Launching in February, the 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
Offering high portability and mobility through its compact design, the
GX-1S will weigh just 505 grams and house a 23.5mm x 15.7mm CCD image
sensor. The 3200 ISO equivalent allows high sensitivity shooting in
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 lens 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 F1.4 lens).
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.
Samsung announced its vision of becoming a world class digital camera
manufacturer in May 2005. Since then, Samsung has seen strong success
and rapid sales growth via the launch of innovative slim style cameras
such as the Digimax i5 and i50 MP3. Its advanced technology was
recognized again in the high-end camera Pro815 for semi-professional