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The Samsung EX2F is a new 12 megapixel compact camera aimed at serious photographers. The pocketable EX2F features a large 1/1.7” CCD sensor, bright f/1.4 lens with a 3.3x focal range of 24-80mm, wi-fi connectivity and a 3 inch swivelling AMOLED screen. If that doesn't pique your interest, the EX2F also offers full 1080p movies, an external flash hotshoe, RAW shooting mode, ISO 80-12800, Dual Image Stabilization technology, High Dynamic Range and full manual control over exposure. The Samsung EX2F is available in grey or black for £449 / $499. First impressions of the new Samsung EX2F are of very well-constructed camera with a high-quality all-metal body that just about squeezes into the compact category. Officially measuring 112.1 x 62.4 x 27.55mm and weighing 286g, the EX2F is smaller than its EX1 prededecssor and will just fit into a trouser pocket. The depth doesn't take the lens into account though, with the EX2F actually measuring around 45mm deep, which means that whilst the EX2F is still pocketable, it's a tighter squeeze than the official figures suggest and better suits a small camera bag.
As one of Samsung's flagship point-and-shoot cameras, the EX2F is nicely styled shooter that offers plenty of user-adjustable controls. It also sports an amazing fast-aperture lens, large sensor, beautiful display, and great use of Wi-Fi. It can't rival a DSLR or mirrorless camera, but the EX2F is a very good point-and-shoot. When you hold the EX2F in your hand, the heft and size tells you right away that it's no ordinary point-and-shoot. With a rangefinder-like design, dials, and a solid metal (magnesium alloy) construction, you can't help but feel like a street or war photographer when you're shooting with it. You can stash it in your coat pocket, but there's nothing small or compact about it. The EX2F, of course, was not created for the average user. The ideal buyer would be someone who wants to step-up from a basic shooter, but isn't ready to embrace a bulkier camera that uses interchangeable lenses. Because the EX2F only has a 3.3x Schneider-Kreuznach optical zoom lens, it isn't a bridge camera like the megazoom models with 20x zooms or longer.
The EX2F ($499.99 direct) is Samsung's top-end point-and-shoot camera. It's bigger than your average point-and-shoot, but packs a fast f/1.4 aperture lens and an impressive swiveling OLED display—and you can push your photos directly to Facebook or to your smartphone thanks to built-in Wi-Fi. Its 1/1.7-inch 12-megapixel image sensor isn't as large as the one found on our Editors' Choice Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 , but if $650 is out of your price range, the EX2F is a strong camera with excellent imaging and Wi-Fi capabilities. Design and FeaturesLarger than your average point-and-shoot, the EX2F is pretty average for one with a fast lens and larger-than-average image sensor. It measures 2.4 by 4.4 by 1.1 inches (HWD) and weighs 10.4 ounces, noticeably smaller than the Canon PowerShot G15. The G15, which features a similar sensor but adds an optical viewfinder, is 3.0 by 4.2 by 1.6 inches and 12.4 ounces. View all 6 photos in gallery The highlight of the EX2F is its fast lens. It had a very modest 3.3x (24-80mm equivalent) zoom range, but the f/1.4-2.7 aperture captures an impressive amount of light.
What a year this has been for advanced compacts. Canon's dominance in the category has been usurped, as the Sony RX100 redefined what the world can expect from a pocket-sized camera. The rest of the industry kept plugging along as usual, offering noteworthy but predictably safe updates of their existing models, including the Panasonic LX7, Nikon P7700, Olympus XZ-2, and Canon G15, S110, and G1 X (the last of which is a bit of an anomaly, with great test results but little commercial success). Samsung has likewise re-entered the fray with the EX2F, a substantial upgrade over the EX1, with yet another fast lens. It looks and feels like a Canon G-series model, but adds a swiveling AMOLED monitor and WiFi connectivity (no viewfinder, though). The EX2F hit stores last week for $499 which, wisely, is a little bit cheaper than Samsung originally announced. It is available in black. In the following sample images, clicking on the larger image will download the full resolution original. Each photo is accompanied by four actual-size crops.
Even if you take your photography seriously, it's not always convenient to carry around a chunky dSLR, no matter how much you love having access to full manual controls and shooting in raw file formats. If you need something a little more portable, the Samsung EX2F is one of a handful of short-range zoom compacts that should appeal. It boasts plenty of hardware controls, a flip-out screen and produces some great-looking results.The Samsung EX2F can be bought for around £350 online. It's a professional compact in every sense of the word. The regular mode selector dial is supplemented by a second dial that handles shooting speed, with options for single frame, low, medium and high-speed burst, bracketing and 2 and 10-second timers. Those three burst mode options translate to 10, 5 and 3 frames per second, each at full resolution. They're supplemented by a smart pre-capture mode that grabs 10 frames in the time it takes you to move from half-pressing to fully pressing the shutter release. When using this mode, you can slightly pre-empt the action you want to capture and still have a very good chance of successfully capturing it.
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Photographers looking for an alternative to their DSLR when not wanting to carry around a heavy body, yet not wanting to sacrifice any of the functionality when it comes to advanced shooting, are now more spoilt for options than ever before. Where once the sole option was an advanced compact, there is now a plethora of Compact System Cameras which offer viable alternatives. As a result, the advanced compact market has had to improve its offering to compete, and the good news for consumers is that it has duly done so. The EX2F is the latest advanced model from Samsung and it offers a specification with a host of highlights, and more than merits consideration as either a back-up to a DSLR or as a standalone advanced shooting option.The Samsung EX2F picks up where its predecessor - the EX1 - left off, albeit with a host of improvements. The model features a relatively large 1/1.7in BSI CMOS sensor with an effective resolution of 12.4MP, up from the 10MP resolution found on the EX1. Although this jump in resolution of 2.4MP may raise alarms with those concerned with high ISO noise, Samsung is confident that the sensor's Back Side Illumination technology will counter this.
The Samsung EX2F is a premium compact camera from Samsung, with one big feature stamped right on the front: 1.4. Remember that number, because it sets the EX2F apart from just about every other compact camera on the market (as of this writing). 1.4, or more specifically, f/1.4, is the size of the camera's aperture, the opening in the lens that allows light through when you take a photo. The smaller the number, the bigger the aperture; the bigger the aperture, the better your photos are in low light and the more blurred the scene behind your subject looks. The Samsung EX2F comes in black for an MSRP of $549. For that price the EX2F also comes packed with WiFi, a 12.4-megapixel backside-illuminated CMOS sensor (also designed for low light), and a durable magnesium alloy body construction. The implication of those specs is clear: Samsung wants to design the best low light compact camera on the market. Whether they have succeeded or not isn't yet clear, but read on for our full breakdown of what this camera has to offer. The Samsung EX2F is a replacement for last year’s EX1 or, as it was commonly known in North America, the Samsung TL500. While its design is certainly in the same vein as the TL500, the EX2F is more streamlined, more refined, with smoother lines, controls that are better positioned, and a more accommodating grip.
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