Samsung GX-1L SLR Review
By Movable Type Admin
Camera Controls, Storage, I/O, & Power
The controls on the grip side of the camera: the Power switch / Preview and Shutter
Release button, the +/- exposure compensation button which is used in Manual mode to
change the aperture value. The data LCD is not illuminated but current settings can be
seen on the color LCD using the Info button (see next page).
The data LCD display indicates: (1) Shutter speed, (2) Aperture value, (3) Flash Information (Auto, Flash-On, Flash-Off, Red-eye reduction), (4) Single frame/Continuous advance/Bracketing, Self-timer, Remote control, (5) Focusing area, (6) AE Metering information, (7) Auto bracketing, (8) White balance information, (9) Battery level, (10) EV compensation and (11) Number of recordable images/EV compensation value.
The Mode Dial has positions for: Flash Off, Night Scene Portrait, Moving Object, Macro, Landscape,
Portrait, Auto Scene Program, Scene, Program AE, Aperture-Priority AE,
Shutter-Priority AE, Manual and Bulb.
On the back is the e-dial which is used to change shutter speed, aperture and other
settings. In playback it functions as the Index-Zoom dial (see next page for digital
controls). The AE-L is used to lock the Auto Exposure to allow you to reframe without
changing the exposure value.
Below the Mode Dial is the Flash Release button to open the pop-up flash when in any
mode other than No Flash or Auto Picture.
Images are stored on Secure Digital (SD) flash memory cards. Samsung guarantees compatibility with SD
card capacity up to 1GB, although we tested successfully with a 133x 2GB SD memory card.
The above table shows the approximate image storage capacity when using a 128MB SD memory card.
The Samsung GX-1L can powered by either four AA type (lithium, alkaline, nickel-metal
hydride) or two CR-V3 lithium batteries.
Lithium type provide the best performance for one-use batteries and offer the longest
"shelf life" and low temperature usability.
Rechargeable NiMH AA's are more economical and
ecologically sound than one-use batteries that end up in the landfill.
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