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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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:
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 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 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.
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.
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.
Some of the other highlights of Samsung EX2F are its fps max speed and sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Announced||Dec 18, 2012|
|Lens Mount||Fixed lens|
|Number of Lenses||n/a|
|Focal Length Multiplier||n/a|
|Macro Focus Range|
|Screen Type||Fully Articulated|
|Screen Resolution||0k dots|
|ViewFinder Resolution||0k dots|
|Min Shutter Speed||s|
|Max Shutter Speed||s|
|Manual Exposure Mode|
|Custom White Balance|
|Flash Modes||Auto, Red-eye, Fill-in, Slow syncro, Manual|
|DxO Sensor Scores|
|DxO Sensor Scores||48|
|DxO Color Depth||20.0|
|DxO Dynamic Range||11.5|
|DxO Low Light ISO||209|
|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|
|AF Multi Area|
|AF Live View|
|AF Face Detection|
|AF Contrast Detection|
|AF Phase Detection|
|Number of Focus Points||n/a|
|Number of Cross Focus Points||0|
|Video Resolutions||1920 x 1080|
|Max Video Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Physical Dimensions||112 x 62 x 29 mm|