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Samsung Intros 2nd d-SLR

Orlando, Fla. — Fast on the heels of its first d-SLR introduction, Samsung announced its second model — the GX-1S — which it developed in conjunction with Pentax.

The 6-megapixel model is being positioned as an entry-level d-SLR with several automatic modes and new operating system.

The GX-1L features a 2.5-inch, 210,000-pixel LCD, eight scene modes, a five-point AF system, a three-mode metering system including 16-segment multi-pattern metering, center-weighted metering and spot metering.

A new “Auto Picture” mode selects a scene mode from standard, landscape, macro or action depending on the environment. To tackle image blur, the model features an “Auto Sensitivity” mode that automatically adjusts brightness and focal.

The GX-1L can burst at 2.8 frames per second (fps) up to eight frames in JPEG and at 5 fps in RAW. It offers a shutter speeds from 30 to 1/4000 seconds and automatic and manual exposure controls.

The Samsung GX-1L can be powered by four AA-size lithium, NiMH or CR-V3 batteries

The camera will ship with or without a Schneider D-XENON 18mm-55mm lens. The camera is also compatible with Pentax’s d-SLR lenses.