Samsung EX2F 12.4 Megapixel Advanced Compact Reviews Roundup

On July 22 2012, Samsung announced the EX2F Wi-Fi-enabled camera. The EX2F features a 12 Megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, a F1.4 lens with Dual IS (OIS and DIS), Full Manual Control, 1080/30p Full HD Movie Recording, Full Manual Control and the ability to shoot in RAW mode.

The EX2F also comes with a 3.0-inch Swivel AMOLED display and it can support Wi-Fi connectivity for storage of images through Auto Backup to a PC or saving to the Cloud. The EX2F is priced at $549.

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Samsung EX2F Camera Reviews Roundup


Digital Camera Review - Mar 16 2013
"Samsung cameras often provide better performance than their competition at the same price point and that's the case with the EX2F. After carrying this nifty little digital camera with me just about everywhere I've gone for the last few weeks the EX2F is now my benchmark point and shoot digital camera.  If you want to channel the spirits of some of the..." More »
90out of 100
Imaging Resource - Mar 15 2013
"Samsung is unusual in that it designs both smartphones and cameras. That means it knows what a smartphone can do and what a camera can do and, equally important, what each of them can't do very well. Samsung has no doubt made its mark in the smartphone arena, and it is still making in-roads with cameras. That said, the latest generation of cameras from the..." More »
Not Rated
Digital Camera Review - Feb 16 2013
"In hand, the elegant little Samsung EX2F evokes tactile memories of those classic Leica IIIFs and M4s - although it is actually closer in size to the Leica/Minolta CL mini-rangefinder.  Luckily for us, today's premium compact cameras are capable of generating images that are every bit as good as those produced by bigger, heavier, and more conspicuous c..." More »
Not Rated
digitalcamreaHQ - Nov 26 2012
"This is the first Samsung camera we have reviewed in quite some time,  and it's clear that the company has come a long way since their initial foray into digital cameras. The EX2F feels well thought-out, with controls that fall naturally under your fingers and features, like RAW capture and the fast lens, that really do appeal to photographers. And whi..." More »
60out of 100
PCMag - Nov 14 2012
"The EX2F starts and shoots in about 1.9 seconds and notches a 0.25-second shutter lag. It can fire off a burst of 9 shots in about a second in high-speed burst mode. There are also modes that shoot at 5fps and 3fps, but each of those is limited to about 9 photos before the camera stops shooting as files are written to the memory card--which prevents you fro..." More »
80out of 100
Photoxels - Oct 30 2012
"The EX2F has lots of dials and control buttons to make its operation intuitive. It's one of those rare cameras that feels right as soon as you pick it up. The screen display is a beautiful 3.0-in. AMOLED that swivels. If you frequently find yourself shooting from all kinds of awkward angles, you'll love the freedom of the swivelling screen. Wi-Fi is another..." More »
Not Rated
Amateur Photographer - Oct 28 2012
"With a 12.4-million-pixel resolution, it comes as no surprise that the EX2F outresolves its 10-million-pixel predecessor, impressively scoring 28 on our charts all the way to ISO 200. This is a strong performance in the centre of the frame, while at the wide 24mm focal length there is a minor drop off in edge detail due to lens distortion. It is difficult t..." More »
82out of 100
Digital Camera Info - Oct 09 2012
"When Sony introduced the Cyber-shot RX100 earlier this year, it was so far ahead of the competition that much of the existing market was instantly invalidated. It was, and still is, the high-end compact for discerning photographers who need portability, and any new review necessitates a comparison. We do think there's space for the EX2F and the RX100 to coe..." More »
85out of 100
Pocket-lint - Sep 25 2012
"The jump from the EX1's 10-megapixel CCD sensor to the EX2F's 12.4-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor shows Samsung is keen to address any shortcomings with previous camera's image quality. We think the EX1 was more than reasonable at the lower ISO settings and that the EX2F builds on these foundations. ISO 80-200 produce good results, despite some artefacts - that..." More »
80out of 100
ePhotoZine - Sep 24 2012
"There was a slight tendency for the camera to over-expose images on occassion. For the aperture test shots the exposure compensation was set at +1EV to get the correct exposure in the watch face. Images are very sharp (perhaps a little too sharp for some) and have a lot of detail whether shooting wide or with the zoom. Some purple fringing is visible when s..." More »
80out of 100
CNET UK - Sep 22 2012
"Colours are very accurately reproduced in all lighting conditions. I performed my tests under predominantly cloudy skies, with white balance set to match, and the results were punchy and very satisfying. The EX2F has a back side-illuminated 12-megapixel sensor, which produces shots of 4,000x3,000 pixels. That's plenty for printing at A2 size and above when..." More »
90out of 100
Digital Camera Info - Sep 17 2012
"The Samsung EX2F, the follow-up to last year's Samsung TL500, features an interesting combination of technologies that should make it a great low light camera. Its large aperture maxes out at f/1.4, which is about a full stop than most of its competition gets at f/2.0. Add to that the backside-illuminated CMOS sensor and a maximum ISO of 12800 and you have..." More »
Not Rated
What Digital Camera - Sep 16 2012
"The two mode dials on the top plate incoproate many shooting and exposure options, and although both move freely neither is likely to be unintentionally knocked out of place. There's also a small pop-up flash hidden inside the camera's top-plate, which springs up promptly once its catch is released, although it doesn't travel quite as high as some of the fl..." More »
Not Rated
PhtographicCentral - Sep 16 2012
"Color shift begins to set in at ISO 3200 but the images are definitely useable. ISO 6400 sees more of this effect, but isn't much different than ISO 3200. ISO 12,800 is only available on Jpegs, so essentially this is a pushed setting and the camera is effectively an ISO 80-6400 camera. ISO 80-400 noise seems untouched in the raw files, then we get to ISO 80..." More »
Not Rated
Photography BLOG - Sep 14 2012
"The Samsung EX2F is a solid upgrade of the EX1, but 2 years is a long time in the world of digital cameras and the EX2F doesn't quite offer enough to keep up with the competition, despite featuring the world's fastest lens on any compact. Indeed, it's that super-fast lens that inadvertently brings one of the camera's key handling flaws to light. Using the w..." More »
80out of 100
Trusted Reviews - Sep 14 2012
"Overall image quality is, on the whole, impressive. The Samsung EX2F's slightly larger than average 1/1.7-inch sensor is able to capture quite a wide dynamic range - at least by compact camera standards - with shadow detail remaining visible without having to sacrifice too much in the way of highlights. As a result of this, images produced by the EX2F have..." More »
80out of 100

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