In most discussion about digital SLR cameras, people are referring to\neither Canon or Nikon cameras as the standard level of good quality\nproducts. There are also talks about Pentax, Olympus, Fuji and Sony.\nHowever, Canon and Nikon appears to dominate the market for high\ndigital SLR.\nMy question is about Samsung digital cameras - GX10, GX-1S, GX-1L. The\nperception about these brand name is relatively low. I knew that the\ntechnology ofr Samsung is shared from Pentax cameras. However, when I\nread articles on these cameras at dpreview, their ratings are higher\nthan Nikon, Canon or others.\nAre these cameras worth to consider? Sometimes, a good quality cameras\nhas superior quality over time (fine things, like buttons, switches,\netc are designed more rugged than cheaper cameras). Would anyone\ncomment about long term use of these cameras?\n\nI have a small Samsung digimax i5. It was rated as an average camera\n(some considered below average). I like it because of its price and\nsize. So far, I am happy with this camera. I must have click the\nshutter button over 1500 times within the past 6 months. It seems to\nbe an OK camera. Are samsung digital SLRs, however better than Canon\nand Nikon? Is it better than its 'sibling",i.e. the Pentax ?