Samsung GX-1L SLR Review

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Samsung GX-1L



Playback Features


Samsung GX-1L, image (c) 2006 Steve's Digicams

Pressing the Play button brings up the last image captured full screen on the LCD. The current folder and file number is in the upper right corner. Press the 4-way controller to the right or left to scroll through the images.



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Press the INFO button once to display a histogram





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Press the INFO button a second time to display the exposure details.





Samsung GX-1L, image (c) 2006 Steve's Digicams

Rotate the e-dial to the left to enable the thumbnail preview mode with 9 images per screen. Navigate with the 4-way controller and display any image in full screen mode by rotating the e-dial to the right or pressing OK.



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Rotate the e-dial to the right to enlarge the playback image, each time you rotate the dial the image is magnified more until you reach the maximum of 12x, there are 15 steps in all. At any magnification step you can scroll around inside of the image by using the 4-way controller.



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Press the Down button on the 4-way controller to rotate the image 90-degrees counter clockwise. Repeated depressions rotate the image in 90-degree increments.



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Press the Trashcan (delete) button to erase image(s).





Samsung GX-1L, image (c) 2006 Steve's Digicams

Press the Fn button to bring up this shortcut menu that lets you quickly start a slideshow, set DPOF printing information or enter the Digital Filter option.



Samsung GX-1L, image (c) 2006 Steve's Digicams

Playback Menu:

  • Playback display method - Images only, Image+histogram, Image+details, Last memory
  • Instant Review - Display the image for 1, 3 or 5 seconds, or eliminate the instant display
  • Preview Display - Display a histogram or Blink areas that are possibly over-exposed in Instant Review/Digital Preview
  • Digital Filter - Apply B&W, Sepia, Soft Focus or Slim filter effect, or adjust Brightness
  • Slideshow - Automated slide show with 3, 5, 10 or 30 sec picture delay


Samsung GX-1L, image (c) 2006 Steve's Digicams

The Digital Filter function lets you change the image to B&W or Sepia, apply a Soft Focus, a Slim filter effect, or adjust image brightness.



Samsung GX-1L, image (c) 2006 Steve's Digicams

Setup options:

  • Format - Format the SD card
  • Beep - Enable/disable button beep sounds
  • Date Adjust - Set internal clock's time and date
  • World Time - Setup world time zones
  • Language - Menu language (English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, Dutch, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese)
  • Guide display - Enable or disable the onscreen guides (explanations of modes)
  • Brightness Level - Adjust LCD backlight intensity
  • Video Out - NTSC or PAL signal timing
  • Transfer Mode - Set USB port for PC or Printer mode
  • Auto Power Off - Auto-Off time delay (off, 1m, 3m, 5m, 10m, 30m)
  • Folder - Use standard or date-oriented folder names
  • File # - Serial (automatically number) or Reset
  • Sensor Cleaning - Mirror up to clean CCD imager
  • Reset - Return all settings to default other than date/time, language, video out and world time.


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