Pros Good review of the camera body
Cons What about the glass?
Summary Cameras are about the glass. Why does this review only mention that this will help Pentax lens sales. What about the Samsung and Pentax lenses? Are they good quality? Are there a good selection of focal lenghts and speeds?
IMHO, selection of a camera in the flim days was 90% lens and 10% camera body. In the digital era, it might shift a bit more toward the camera body. But, it is still the lens that bends the light.
I am sure that the body is as good as the reviewer states. Please mention the lens systems in DSLR reviews.
Pros Solid Build
Cons Built-In Flash Coverage Weak
Summary Purchased from CraigsList for $350. A great deal. The kit lens is very good 18-55mm.
The ergonomics are fine as is the camera build quality. The built in flash is the only weakness of an otherwise exceptionally conceived Pentax designed and manufactured product. Would recommend to a first time dSLR buyer. Go for the optional Pentax external AF-360FGZ P-TTL flash and you will be very happy you did!
Pros Value, size, weight, speed of operation, quality and picture
Cons high (1600 & 3200) ISOs are noisy, silly price for case, low qdos for Samsung name on SLR (will change over time)
Summary I happened to pick this up in a dual lens kit with free goodie bag at an offer price. I think its due to Samsung having difficulty pushing the brand. However its a bargain. You can set/change virtually everything. The buttons and quick presses are well thought through. Noobies can put it on auto and get far better pictures then compacts, expert amateurs can tweak everything they need.
For those interested its actually a rebadged Pentax *ist DS2. Samsung have mucked around with the process software a bit and unfortunately have screwed up the 1600 and 3200 iso settings. But 800 and below are identical to the Pentax and it takes all lenses/accessories. Its 6m pixels which are fine for me. Believe me when I tell you that a 6mp DSLR will shoot far better pictures then a 8mp or 10mp Compact. Also the raw files are manageable at 10-11 mbytes. One thing that struck me about this camera is the speed. Focusing is good but average in the DSLR world, however picture taking and power up is extrememly rapid.
If you want a good value, light DSLR which give you quality and potential and were considering a high-end Compact, this is a much better bet. If you want the best picture quality with levels of hugh functionality you will need to look at a Canon 30 or Nikon 200 or better. If you want something tiny and just to do snaps then get a small compact.
In its current discount form this camera blows away the top of the compact sector. This won't last as the Samsung brand name will build along with the price!
Pros Excellent feature set
Cons Ultra high ISO performance
Summary Practically offers more value than most competitors.
Pros great picture quality, light and ease of use
Cons nothing really
Summary This SLR camera by samsung is designed mainly for its simplicity and ease of use. It is very light and extremly easy to operate. It contains a nice information LCD on the top in addition to a 2.5 inch LCD. You can get some great picture qualities out of this camera.