We’ve finally made it to one of the first steps in the Pentax/Samsung partnership. As expected, the first model out has the Samsung name on an existing Pentax camera. A jointly developed camera will come later. For now, the Samsung GX-1S Digital SLR has been announced.
Bascially, a rebadged Pentax *ist DS, the camera shoots 6 megapixels, features a Pentax lens mount and a 2.5 inch LCD. The camera can shoot 2.8 frames per second up to 8 images and has an ISO range of 200-3200. The camera is powered by 4 AA-sized batteries. For storage, the camera accepts SD memory media.
- 11 area auto focus
- Shooting modes: Auto/SCN, Portrait, Flash Off, Program AE, Shutter Priority AE, Aperture Priority AE, Manual, Bulb
- Scene modes: Normal, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Moving Object, Night Scene
- Weight: 505 grams (without batteries)
- Dimensions: 4.9 x 3.6 x 2.6 in
- USB 2.0
The Samsung GX-1S will be available starting in February