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.
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.
Conclusion: 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 company have been very good -- especially its NX line of compact system/mirrorless cameras (CSCs).
Pros: Attractive design and ergonomic build with real grip, Fast f/1.4 Schneider-Kreuznach 3.3x lens that starts at a wide 24mm equivalent, Optical image stabilization, Built-in ND filter, Advanced controls, including Command and Drive mode dials, Popup flash, with solid range that's helped by fast apertures, Smart hot shoe, Articulated 3-inch AMOLED display, Built-in WiFi, RAW capture capability, and good RAW image quality, Sharp resolution, with good overall color, and sh...
Cons: Attractive design and ergonomic build with real grip, Fast f/1.4 Schneider-Kreuznach 3.3x lens that starts at a wide 24mm equivalent, Optical image stabilization, Built-in ND filter, Advanced controls, including Command and Drive mode dials, Popup flash, with solid range that's helped by fast apertures, Smart hot shoe, Articulated 3-inch AMOLED display, Built-in WiFi, RAW capture capability, and good RAW image quality, Sharp resolution, with good overall color, and sh...
Summary: Like the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7, the Samsung EX2F is a solid camera without being spectacular. It builds well on its predecessor and is an attractive proposition in many ways, such as its good build quality, fast and sharp lens, and variety of shooting modes. Its trump card is the Wi-Fi capability and in-camera editing, which together can eliminate the need for a computer for many images and is particularly suited to this market.
Excerpt: The Samsung EX2F fits neatly into the advanced compact camera category but offers more than just a balance of manual and automatic controls. It’s outfitted with a superfast f/1.4, 3.3X (24-80mm) wide-angle zoom lens and built-in Wi-Fi. Samsung seems to have an edge over other manufacturers when it comes to integrating Wi-Fi into its cameras, and the EX2F is no exception.
Pros: Good, sharp performance; fast startup; Wi-Fi; Smart modes
Cons: Sometimes struggling in low light and in low-contrast scenes
Conclusion: The only downside is, despite including bags of detail from centre to corner of frame, pictures can look better on the camera’s back than your own desktop.
Pros: Solid-feel metal build; tilting and swivelling high contrast AMOLED back screen; plenty of manual control; fast aperture lens allows for low light shooting and creative shallow depth of field effects
Cons: Bright lens can overexpose brighter daylight scenes; costs as much as starter DSLR or CSC which could offer better overall results, and of a similar size to the smaller CSCs like the Nikon J2
Excerpt: In July 2012 Samsung announced the replacement for its EX1 prestige compact in the shape of the Samsung EX2F. This pint-sized, high-end compact is another addition to the electronic giant's growing line of Wi-Fi-enabled smart cameras, and offers loads of advanced features, including full manual controls, a fast f/1.4-2.7 zoom lens, and Wi-Fi connectivity for wireless image transfer. At first glance there's little to distinguish the EX2F from its predecessor.
Conclusion: Samsung’s current fascination with Wi-Fi will please some and leave others shrugging their shoulders. As it stands the EX2F’s Wi-Fi feature is okay, it’s certainly something that similar competitors don’t offer, but it does stick a knife in the battery life. Brush that feature aside and focus on the EX2F’s core features and there’s plenty to like: the f/1.4 maximum aperture (which dips to f/2.7 at the 80mm equivalent) is right up there with the brightest available; the...
Pros: f/1.4-2.7 maximum aperture, vari-angle LCD screen, raw file capture, good quality images
Cons: Inconsistent autofocus particularly with close-up focus, Wi-Fi kills battery life, high ISO image quality, limited zoom range, body finish chips easily