Samsung GX-20 Review

Overall Score

57

Main Features

  • 15 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 3200 ISO
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
  • 3 fps continuous shooting
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 142 x 101 x 72 mm, 800g.
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  • Replaced: GX-10

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Samsung GX-20 Overview


First introduced in January, 2008, Samsung GX-20 is a 15 MP DSLR with a APS-C (23.4 x 15.6 mm) sized CMOS sensor. Samsung replaced the older Samsung GX-10 with GX-20. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Samsung GX-20 with Samsung GX-10


Samsung GX-20 comes with a 23.4 x 15.6 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 28.12 mm (1.1").

- Full Frame
- Samsung GX-20

Sensor resolution of Samsung GX-20 ~ 4743 x 3162 pixels.

Samsung GX-20 has Crop Factor: 1.54

The sensor has a surface area of 365.0 mm².

There are approximate 14,997,366 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Samsung GX-20


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Samsung GX-20 with competitors in semi-pro dslr cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
External Flash
RAW Support
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
Timelapse Recording
±2 AE Bracketing Range
Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
Optical Viewfinder
3.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
Environmental Sealing
11 Focus Points
Flash Sync Port
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No AF Face Detection
Low Screen Resolution: 230k dots
Weight: 800g
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
Small LCD Screen: 2"
Slow Continuous Shooting: 230 fps
Type Scores

Samsung GX-20 has an Overall Score of 57/100 and ranked #126 out of 205 in DSLR cameras, and ranked #377 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Samsung GX-20 Scores
Imaging score
52
Features score
53
Value for money score
71
Portability score
72
Overall score
57
Average Scores in Semi-Pro DSLR
Imaging Score
55
Features Score
58
Value For Money Score
73
Portability Score
70
Overall score
61

Physical Dimensions of Samsung GX-20


Samsung GX-20 weighs 800g and has external dimensions of 142 x 101 x 72mm (5.59 x 3.98 x 2.83"). Considering that the average weight of Semi-Pro DSLR cameras is 783g, Samsung GX-20 is 17 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Semi-Pro DSLR Cameras


Samsung GX-20
800g
Average weight
783g
Min weight
479g
Max weight
1074g

Thickness Comparison
Semi-Pro DSLR Cameras


Samsung GX-20
72mm
Average Thickness
75mm
Min Thickness
64mm
Max Thickness
86mm

Here is the front and top view image of Samsung GX-20 with the dimensions:

Samsung GX-20

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight GX-20 Dimensions GX-20
Samsung GX-10 Samsung GX-10 793 g 800 g 142 x 101 x 70 mm 142 x 101 x 72 mm
Pentax K20D Pentax K20D 800 g 800 g 142 x 101 x 70 mm 142 x 101 x 72 mm
Canon EOS 70D Canon 70D 755 g 800 g 139 x 104 x 79 mm 142 x 101 x 72 mm
Pentax K-3 Pentax K-3 800 g 800 g 131 x 100 x 77 mm 142 x 101 x 72 mm
Nikon D810 Nikon D810 980 g 800 g 146 x 123 x 82 mm 142 x 101 x 72 mm
Pentax 645Z Pentax 645Z 1550 g 800 g 156 x 117 x 123 mm 142 x 101 x 72 mm
Nikon D7100 Nikon D7100 765 g 800 g 136 x 107 x 76 mm 142 x 101 x 72 mm
Nikon D5300 Nikon D5300 480 g 800 g 125 x 98 x 76 mm 142 x 101 x 72 mm

Specifications of Samsung GX-20


General
Brand Samsung
Model GX-20
Announced January, 2008
Body Type Mid-size SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Pentax KAF2
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1.5
Number of Lenses 150
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 2"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 230k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.64
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 11
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 3.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 13.00
Flash Modes Auto, Red-Eye, Slow, Red-Eye Slow, Rear curtain, wireless
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 23.4 x 15.6 mm
Sensor Area 365.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 15 MP
Max Image Resolution 4688 x 3120
Max Native ISO 3200
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 6400
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution None
Video Formats
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots
Battery Type
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 800 g
Physical Dimensions 142 x 101 x 72 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/MMC/SDHC card
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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