Samsung recently unveiled its new line of HD-compatible point and shoot cameras as well as the new GX-20 DSLR. I wasn’t able to attend the launch but Fritz as well as some other photo enthusiasts were able to glance at the GX-10’s successor. Samsung isn’t a very big player in the local DSLR scene. It’s no contests that when we walk along the streets of the metro, we will see preference for Canon and Nikon DSLR’s. There are also cult followings of Olympus E series and the Sony Alpha that is now compatible with the older Konica-Minolta lenses. But Samsung?
The GX-20 doesn’t have a huge lens selection to choose from yet. What’s so good about the GX-20? Well it’s sorta like the Sony Alpha cum live view and IS functionality. Overall I’d say a good camera although I must stress the lack of lens choices. This is bound to change of course as time passes. If you’re starting anew with your hobby, why not give Samsung a chance and build your lens collection from there?
Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast, EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.
6 replies on “Samsung GX-20 unveiled”
This samsung is somewhat a brother/clone of Pentax K20D. Samsung now makes the sensor chips for Pentax and if I’m not mistaken, their lenses are compatible with the pentax K-mount line as well. Pentax has a huge following here in the Philippines and I think that would solve the problem of lens availability.
So what would you suggest as the best DSLR for newbies a.k.a. photography idiots like me?
But even so, lenses for Pentax/Samsung DSLRs far less common than lenses for Canon and Nikon DSLRs 🙁
mas ok pa rin ang Sonly Alpha 350 kasi 14 megapixels
Fact: The average DSLR owner will never need 14 megapixels.
The d40’s still a good choice for DSLR beginners, especially with prices going down with the release of the d60.
I second the motion as to what Ryan said…the D40 is the best choice for beginners 🙂