Samsung Camera Announces Second DSLR Model to 2006 Line-Up
The New GX-1L i s the Second DSLR Model Developed Jointly With Pentax
Seoul , Korea ( 2006.2.24) – S AMSUNG TECHWIN is pleased to announce a second digital SLR model for 2006—the GX-1L—an entry-level, six-megapixel model. The interchangeable lens DSLR, jointly developed with partner Pentax Corporation, features world-renowned Schneider optics in a compact, lightweight, easy-to-hold body.
For exceptional image quality and control, the GX-1L has a five-point, wide-area Auto Focus system, with a choice of AF-single or AF-continuous, providing accurate auto focusing in a variety of shooting conditions. The GX-1L also incorporates a high-precision, three-mode metering system including, 16-segment multi-pattern metering, center-weighted metering and spot metering. For additional control and creativity, users can choose from eight scene modes including Kids, Pets, Candlelight, Museum, Night Scene, Surf & Snow, Text and Sunset and several White Balance settings.
As with many high-end Samsung camera models, the GX-1L was developed for use with the Schneider optics. The GX-1L uses the Schneider D - XENON 18mm ~ 55mm lens . The GX-1L will be available as a body only, or bundled with the D-XENON lens as a kit. For added convenience the GX-1L can be used with many Pentax DSLR lenses and KAF2 and KAF mount lenses.
Designed for easy use, the GX-1L includes a host of automatic operations including an innovative Auto scene mode that automatically selects the appropriate picture mode from Standard, Landscape, Macro or Action depending on the subject. When in Auto Sensitivity mode the GX-1L automatically selects the camera’s sensitivity including brightness and focal length to help reduce camera shake and ensure a steady, clear image. And, for easy selection, all major functions can be accessed from the large, easy-to-read mode dial.
The Samsung GX-1L includes a high-speed consecutive shooting mode of up to 2.8 frames per second up to five frames in JPEG shooting and up to three frames per second when shooting in Raw Mode, allowing the user to capture a series of the subject’s action or movement.
Designed to enable easy viewing of images in all lighting conditions, the GX‑1L features a large, 2.5-inch LCD monitor (210,000 pixels) and a bright penta mirror viewfinder offering a 96-percent field view.
The GX-1L features a compact, lightweight body measuring just 4.9 x 3.6x 2.6-inches and weighing 16-ounces* perfect for on-the-go shooting.
The Samsung GX-1L can be powered by four AA-size Lithium, Ni-MH or CR-V3 batteries.
The Samsung GX-1L has an MSRP of $( - ) and will be available in March 2006.
Technical specifications subject to change prior to product launch
*Without memory card or battery
SAMSUNG Techwin Co., Ltd., Sungnam Kyungki-Do, Korea.
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