Samsung enters the digital SLR camera market with its GX-20

Samsung Australia, with 20 years experience in developing cameras, has announced the launch of its first DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera – the GX-20.

Developed over 2 years, the GX20 boasts a 14.6 megapixel CMOS image sensor, developed by Samsung and Pentax together and manufactured by Samsung. It brings the advantages of using a battery for extended time of use, with low power consumption and noise reduction at high sensitivity. Moreover, the CMOS image sensor can express clear images with high definition and excellent reliability in colour by improving the amount of light received per unit area by refining the circuit process.

As the use of DSLR cameras has increased and shooting locations have become diversified, so have the incidents of dust and moisture getting into cameras. The GX-20 cameras have a specific dust and waterproof design with 72 areas on the camera, such as the shutter button, the operational button and the dial, sealed to minimize any internal damage to the camera. The dual dust reduction system of the GX-20 removes dust as much as possible by using two high technologies simultaneously, and this prevents unnecessary spots or marks on the picture. Microscopic dust cannot be adsorbed onto the image sensor itself, which has a special protective coating for spotless, clean pictures.

For customers who want clearer pictures, the GX-20 utilizes the OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation) with shaking image sensor method. The OIS quickly detects minor vibrations in the hands, and minimises camera shake by moving the image sensor in the opposite direction of the shakes.

The GX-20 can support a high sensitivity ISO 6400 in the user setting and produce optimal image quality under any circumstances through the equipped upgraded image correction technologies. The GX20 also provides professionals with an ‘X sync’ for connection with an external flash, a one-touch RAW & JPEG conversion button and high class RAW format conversion software. Moreover the GX-20 is equipped with a high quality, 6.86 cm (2.7 inch) LCD screen.


Image sensor: 14.6 megapixel
Lens: Schneider D-XENON, D_XENOGON
LCD screen: 6.8 cm TTF LCD
Focusing: TTL phase matching 11 point AF
Shutter speed: 1/1,400sec ~ 30 sec
ISO equivalent: Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400
White balance: Auto, daylight, cloudy, Fluorescent(W, D, N), Flash, Manual, Colour temperature, One touch WB, tungsten
Storage: 512MB capacity
Interface: Windows, Mac
Power source: Rechargeable Lithium Ion battery
Dimensions (W x H x D): 142 x 101 x 71.5 mm
Weight: 710 grams (body only)

Source: Samsung