Rankings REVIEW SUMMARY STORE PRICING Samsung EX2F Digital Camera Review Body and Design - Samsung EX2F User Experience and Performance - Samsung EX2F Image Quality - Samsung EX2F Conclusion - Samsung EX2F COMMENTS, QUESTIONS, & ANSWERS FORUM BY VIEWERS AND EDITORS Samsung Reviews
18 May 2014
Summary: Samsung's EX2F pairs a fast f1.4-2.7 lens with Wi-Fi and other advanced features aimed squarely at the advanced compact market. Does it all come together into a winning package?
Summary: As It should already be clear what they read so far, the Samsung EX2F is the compact ideal for those who simply want to go home with photographs of the holiday or event. It is not as simple and straightforward to use because, what could be its main advantage, the lens f / 1.4. You can even turn into a defect. In fact, often the sensor is achieved by too much light, and it is therefore, clear why it was built in ND filter to avoid a more than frequent overexposure.
Pros: Excellent quality of pictures and videos, So many creative features and advanced, Adjustable screen, Optical light.
Cons: The lens is also sometimes too bright, It is easy to use to be a compact. Autonomy is not high.
Excerpt: As smartphones continue to hammer the nails into the sub-$500 pocket camera coffin, camera-makers have been trying their best to inject some allure into the point-and-shoot category. Unable to compete with the superior optics and sensors found in pricier fixed-lens cameras, point-and-shoots must be sold on their key strength: software.
Excerpt: A little bulkier than most compact point-and-shoots, the EX2F makes up for the extra size with extra features that will make getting the perfect shot easier. The rear display swivels out so you can frame the shot perfectly even if the camera isn't right in front of you. Though the 3.3x zoom is modest, the f/1.4-2.7 aperture captures a lot of light for very rich and detailed pictures. You'll appreciate this even more when recording full HD video.
Conclusion: Is the EX2F as good as a DSLR? Not quite. The EX2F, at the end of the day, is still a point-and-shoot, but a very good one. The camera produces quality photos, thanks to the large sensor and excellent lens. The AMOLED screen is also marvelous, as is the Wi-Fi. But users stepping up from a lower-end cam may find the lens’ short focal range and slow zoom unattractive.
Summary: Conclusion 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.
Pros: Excellent Schneider zoom with a fast f/1.4 maximum aperture, Intuitive control layout, Very impressive noise mangement, Decent battery life, Easily usable by both beginners and advanced shooters
Cons: Battery charges in the camera, Would prefer a little more zoom
Summary: There isn’t too much to complain about when it comes to the performance of the EX2F, and in general it’s a pleasing camera to use. That being said, there are a few minor niggles which are worth addressing. While the camera handles well in general, there’s certainly room for improvement – as mentioned, the control wheel on the front of the camera could do with being stiffer for extra resistance, while the lens ring could also benefit from extra functionality.
Pros: Wi-Fi functionality; Full specification; Good image quality; Impressive screen
Cons: Sluggish when shooting Raw files; A few of the buttons disappoint with regards to responsiveness and handling