The Samsung EX2F is clearly designed for the hands of professionals, with the sense and accessibility of a compact camera. It is also one of the best there is, no doubt thanks to its robustness in features. We are not kidding: this is one tough contender in the brutal ring of pro-sumer grade compact cams, and here’s why.
On a design standpoint , the EX2F is one tough cookie. This is a compact camera with some heft; weightier, and also more solid. It grips well, and feels like it could survive some butter-finger incidents. No space on the EX2F is wasted. On the top, you will find the new dual-dial control scheme, along with a hot shoe mount and a pop-up flash. At the back are additional buttons and a control dial, sitting beside the 3-inch vari-angle AMOLED display. The buttons are well placed and makes for easy access for quick pictures.
While it is certainly easy to simply have the camera running on SMART Auto, the EX2F offers full manual mode along with aperture and shutter priority. The pro-grade offerings don’t just end here: you can have it take up to 10 continuous shots, and the camera can even record in RAW formats.
The best part with the EX2F is the f/1.4 maximum aperture, which is the fastest a compact camera has ever achieved. Even when zoomed out at its maximum(3.3x), the apertures cap at f/2.7 is still thoroughly impressive. That means consistently speedy images even during low light situations.
Image quality here is great. Pictures turn up sharp and color reproduction is good. Higher ISO settings does produce noticeable noise, but ever ruins the picture. The camera even has a built-in ND filter to help cope the wide aperture’s possible overexposure. Our only gripe is its slow zoom speed, which is not very conductive for quick close-up when required.
Megapixels: 12.4 megapixels
Display: 3-inch Swivel Type AMOLED,614k dots
Lens:F1.4 Schnelder-KREUZNACH 3.3X Zoom Lens
Video Recording:1080p HD
Connectivity: AV Out, HDMI,USB 2.0,Wi-Fi
Storage: SD,SDHC ,SDXC