Samsung EX2F Review

Overall 47
Imaging 14
Features 33
Size 86
Price 100

Main Features

  • 12.0 MP 1/1.7" BSI-CMOS sensor
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • 3″ Fully Articulated Screen
  • ViewFinder: Yes
  • fps Continuous Shooting
  • Video: 1920 x 1080
  • Built-in Wireless: Yes
  • Dimensions: 112 x 62 x 29 mm
  • Weight: 294 g
  • Environmental Sealing: No
  • Built-in GPS: No

Samsung EX2F Summary

This review is devoted to EX2F that Samsung has first introduced to the public in Dec 18, 2012. This model is a Small Sensor Compact camera with a resolution of 12.0 MP and a 1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor.

In Small Sensor Compact cameras (Top 10 Compact Cameras) this model has taken rank #47 out of 472. Its Overall Score has reached 47/100 and it takes a rank of #201 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Samsung EX2F Compared to other Compact Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Samsung EX2F review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.

PROs

  • Max Aperture: F1.4-2.7
  • Min Native Iso: 80
  • Viewfinder: Electronic (optional)
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • Built-In Flash: Yes
  • Wireless Connectivity: Built-In
  • Weight: 175 g

CONs

  • Screen Type: Fully Articulated
  • Touch Screen: No
  • Viewfinder Coverage: No
  • Viewfinder Magnification: No
  • Dxo Low Light Iso: 209
  • Sensor Resolution: 12.0 MP
  • Max Native Iso: 3200
  • Af Phase Detection: No
  • AutoFocus Face Detection: No
  • Microphone Port: No

Complete Comparison of Samsung EX2F With Other Cameras in Small Sensor Compact Category

In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Samsung EX2F. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Small Sensor Compact cameras.

Physical Characteristics Of Samsung EX2F

Samsung EX2F has the following external dimensions 112 x 112 x 29 mm (44.09 x 24.41 x 11.42″) with the weight of 294 g.

The typical weight for average Small Sensor Compact type cameras is 175g. If we compare the average indicator to the weight of Samsung EX2F, we can conclude that this model is heavier than many other similar products.

Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Samsung EX2F is wider than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 29mm.

Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Samsung EX2F with the indication of this model’s dimensions:

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If you want to have a better idea of how big the Samsung EX2F is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.

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Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Samsung EX2F compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Thickness

Samsung EX2F — 29 mm
Min: 10 mm
Average: 26 mm
Max: 60 mm

Weight

Samsung EX2F — 294 g
Min: 103 g
Average: 175 g
Max: 423 g

Unfortunately, Samsung EX2F comes without a waterproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and avoid water.

Unfortunately, Samsung EX2F comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.

Samsung EX2F Photo and Sensor Features

Samsung EX2F boasts of a resolution of 12.0 MP and is equipped with a 1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor.

The base of Samsung EX2F has the following ISO range 80 - 3200 .

Also, this model comes with the support of the RAW file. This gives you more opportunities in terms of further processing of your files as you can pick to save them in a RAW format.

Samsung EX2F features a 12.0 MP 1/1.7" sensor, which is not a good pick for high-quality and detailed pictures. However, we have an alternative option for you if you were looking for higher resolution.

DxOMark Sensor Scores

DxOMark gives us a possibility to make a clear and scientific assessment of the quality of camera sensors’ image. Samsung EX2F, in its turn, features a sensor that was already studied and assessed by DxO Mark. After a complete evaluation, this type of sensor has received a score of 48 for the image quality. If you are looking to see how DxO Mark has tested and evaluated the Samsung EX2F’s sensor.

Anti-Aliasing Filter

Samsung EX2F is known for the lack of anti-alias (Low-pass) filter. It is one of its essential features of the sensor built in this model. The absence of this filter contributes to a higher level of details and sharpness in the pictures you take. Yet, the lack of an anti-alias filter also enhances the possibility of more occurring in certain conditions.

Now let’s check how we can compare the size of 1/1.7" sensor featured in Samsung EX2F with other standard sensor sizes.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Samsung EX2F

LCD and ViewFinder

Samsung EX2F is equipped with a Fully Articulated 3" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 0k dots.

In addition, this model comes with a built-in Electronic (optional) ViewFinder.

Max Shutter speed

Some of the other highlights of Samsung EX2F are its fps max speed and sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.

Flash

EX2F features both an embedded flash and a flash shoe, which means that you can use both built-in and external flashes depending on your needs.

Video Features

As for the video quality characteristics of Samsung EX2F, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Samsung EX2F allows you to save files in H.264 formats.

Samsung EX2F provides full HD resolution, which means that this model shows decent performance in most situations.

Samsung EX2F is not equipped with any ports that would allow you to connect external headphones and microphones to it.

Connectivity and Storage

One more advantage of Samsung EX2F is its embedded wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity. This feature makes it possible to share files with suitable devices without the necessity to connect them physically.

In addition, EX2F is equipped with its USB 2.0 or HDMI ports that make it possible to connect EX2F with suitable external devices.

How Good is Samsung EX2F for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Samsung EX2F’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Samsung EX2F’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the EX2F to the average Compact camera.

Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.

Samsung EX2F for Portrait Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Samsung EX2F performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 65. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Samsung EX2F can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.

Advantages:

  • Fast Max Shutter Speed (s)
  • Image Stabilization

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm) sensor

Samsung EX2F for Street Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Samsung EX2F performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 94. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Samsung EX2F can be called a Great model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Small size (112 x 62 x 29 mm)
  • Built-in View Finder
  • Live View
  • Fully Articulated Screen
  • Image Stabilization

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/1.7"(7.44 x 5.58 mm) sensor

Samsung EX2F for Sports Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Samsung EX2F performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 49. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Samsung EX2F can be called a 49 model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Fast Max Shutter Speed (s)

Disadvantages:

  • Slow Continuous Shooting ( fps)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Small Number of CrossFocus Points (0)
  • Bad Low Light ISO (209)
  • Small size (112 x 62 x 29 mm)

Samsung EX2F for Daily Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Samsung EX2F performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 29. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Samsung EX2F can be called a Underclass model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Small weight (294 g)
  • Built-in Flash
  • Built-in View Finder
  • Wireless Connectivity
  • Video is available

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm) sensor

Samsung EX2F for Landscape Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Samsung EX2F performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 60. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Samsung EX2F can be called a 60 model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.

Advantages:

  • Good Dynamic Range (11.5)
  • RAW Support

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm) sensor
  • Low resolution sensor (12 MP)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Bad Low Light ISO (209)

Samsung EX2F Detailed Specs

General
Brand Samsung
Model EX2F
Announced Dec 18, 2012
Body Type Compact
Lens
Manual Focus Yes
Lens Mount Fixed lens
Number of Lenses n/a
Focal Length Multiplier n/a
Macro Focus Range
Screen
Screen Type Fully Articulated
Screen Size 3″
Screen Resolution 0k dots
Live View Yes
Touch Screen No
ViewFinder
ViewFinder Electronic (optional)
ViewFinder Resolution 0k dots
ViewFinder Coverage %
ViewFinder Magnification
Photography Features
Min Shutter Speed s
Max Shutter Speed s
Continuous Shooting fps
Shutter Priority Yes
Aperture Priority Yes
Manual Exposure Mode Yes
Exposure Compensation Yes
Custom White Balance Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Range
Flash Modes Auto, Red-eye, Fill-in, Slow syncro, Manual
External Flash Yes
AE Bracketing No
WB Bracketing No
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment No
Average No
Spot No
Partial No
AF-Area No
Center Weighted No
DxO Sensor Scores
DxO Sensor Scores 48
DxO Color Depth 20.0
DxO Dynamic Range 11.5
DxO Low Light ISO 209
Sensor
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Size 1/1.7"
Sensor Dimensions 7.44 x 5.58 mm
Sensor Area 41.52 mm2
Sensor Resolution 12.0 MP
Max Image Resolution 4000 x 3000
Max Native ISO 3,200
Max Boosted ISO n/a
Min Native ISO 80
RAW Support Yes
AutoFocus
AF Touch No
AF Continuous No
AF Single No
AF Tracking No
AF Selective No
AF Center No
AF Multi Area No
AF Live View No
AF Face Detection No
AF Contrast Detection Yes
AF Phase Detection No
Number of Focus Points n/a
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Video Features
Video Resolutions 1920 x 1080
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats H.264
Microphone Port No
Headphone Port No
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity Yes
HDMI Yes
USB USB 2.0
Physical
Environmental Sealing No
Water Proof No
Dust Proof No
Shock Proof No
Crush Proof No
Freeze Proof No
Weight 294 g
Physical Dimensions 112 x 62 x 29 mm
Battery Life n/a
Battery Type n/a
Battery Model SLB-10A
Other Features
Self Timer Yes
Timelapse Recording No
GPS
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1

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