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02-18-2009, 04:05 PM   #1
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Great deal on the GX-1L kit $228

I just saw this deal posted on Fatwallet, $228 for the Samsung Digimax 1L kit (basically the same as the *ist DL). Only this time, I don't have to go through the free printer ebay sales dance to get the final price down.


Yeah, I bought one.

Here's the link for those interested.

Samsung GX-1L deal

So, what firmware/updates do I need to do to it? What are the practical differences between it and the Pentax *ist DL version (which I also have)?

02-18-2009, 04:25 PM   #2
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Hi rfortson

I noticed that this deal is only available to US customers......boo......hiss !
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I got my GX-1L last month for a bit more than $228; sweet deal btw.
I'm quite pleased with it so far. Good to meet more GX-1L/istDL users.

Here's a minor comparison between the GX-1L and istDL:
The GX-1L is the entry-level Samsung dSLR for 2006. Its resemblance to the Pentax *ist DL is no accident; the GX-1L was jointly developed with Samsung's partner, the Pentax Corporation. The GX-1L incorporates the same 2 1/2-inch LCD monitor, firmware features, pentamirror viewfinder and shooting performance of the Pentax *ist DL, but increases the number of AF points from 3 to 5.

Steves Digicams - Samsung GX 1L Digital SLR - User Review

In order to use SDHC cards with your GX-1L you may have to upgrade the firmware to 1.02 for SDHC support.

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Thanks for the information. It looks like the camera handles the same, including using older Pentax lenses. I'm pretty stoked about the deal (shame it's US only).

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Received the camera today and set it up for my sister. It's a sweet deal, $230 for a digital slr with kit lens. I upgraded the firmware to use SDHC, installed a 4GB card (holds ~350+ raw images), set it for use on manual lenses (I'm sending her a 135/2.8 and a 28/2.8), and threw in a pack of 4 hybrid NiMH cells. She's going to be stoked! Can't wait to see what she can do with it. She used to take nice shots of her travels 25 years ago.
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I got it too, very nice camera!
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QuoteOriginally posted by arhu23 Quote
I got it too, very nice camera!
Welcome to the forum! Be sure to post some shots from your new cam.
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