Summary: I looked at the Sony RX100 series for awhile but just couldn't justify spending $700+ on one. I saw the EX2F on Flickr and was blown away by the images of this camera. I really wanted a smaller camera for casual outings and something small enough to store somewhere safe in my pocket when I'm traveling. The build quality is impressive and the F1.4 lens is a huge plus for me since I do a lot of night and indoor shooting.
Summary: I like that it is good at close ups because I sell online. I don't mind removing the lens cap before you can turn it on. You have to remove it anyway to take a picture! It is compact enough for a coat pocket or a purse but don't try to put it in your pants pocket. The one thing that kept it from getting 5 stars is I got no users manual with it. I'll have to try to get one from Samsung. Hassle.
Summary: The camera is everything I was looking for in a camera except for a little more zoom. The wide angle lens is great. I wanted to replace a Canon camera I had that has the articulating viewfinder. The Canon cameras with articulating viewfinders are all above the price range I was wanting. This Samsung has a lot of nice features including wi-fi. Once you set it up, which was easy enough, your pictures go right to the cloud for storage and viewing.
Summary: This camera has a great feature set with an articulating screen, built-in Wi-Fi and a very fast 1.4 aperture. Overall it does all one would want with a camera in this class which is to take good images. The auto white balance seems to struggle at times to get the right color cast but it can be corrected with most editing apps.
Summary: Not going to repeat the good, my main attraction over LX7 was the flip screen. More visible in direct sunlight (you can't read the settings because of VERY SMALL and ODDLY SHAPED font but you can more or less frame) + I like to shoot at odd angles. The camera is fun if you can live with its quirks: 1. The gut wrenching "Remove the cap" message. The worst part you can't go the MENU to preset the camera for shooting w/o removing the cap - plainly stupid. 2.