Samsung EX2F vs Samsung NX1

Samsung EX2F front
Samsung NX1 front

Samsung EX2F vs Samsung NX1 Key Specs

Samsung EX2F
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-80mm (F1.4-2.7) lens
  • 294g - 112 x 62 x 29mm
  • Released December 2012
Samsung NX1
(Full Review)
  • 28MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 25600 (Expand to 51200)
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 4096 x 2160 video
  • Samsung NX Mount
  • 550g - 139 x 102 x 66mm
  • Introduced September 2014
Photography Glossary

Samsung EX2F vs Samsung NX1 Overview

Lets look a bit more closely at the Samsung EX2F vs Samsung NX1, former being a Small Sensor Compact while the latter is a Pro Mirrorless and they are both produced by Samsung. There exists a considerable gap between the resolutions of the EX2F (12MP) and NX1 (28MP) and the EX2F (1/1.7") and NX1 (APS-C) possess totally different sensor sizing.

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The EX2F was released 21 months earlier than the NX1 which makes the cameras a generation apart from one another. Each of these cameras offer different body type with the Samsung EX2F being a Compact camera and the Samsung NX1 being a SLR-style mirrorless camera.

Before diving through a in depth comparison, below is a brief view of how the EX2F scores against the NX1 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Samsung EX2F over the Samsung NX1

 EX2F NX1 
Screen typeFully ArticulatedTiltingFully Articulating screen
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Reasons to pick Samsung NX1 over the Samsung EX2F

 NX1 EX2F 
IntroducedSeptember 2014December 2012More recent by 21 months
Screen resolution1036k0kClearer screen (+1036k dot)
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Samsung EX2F and Samsung NX1

 EX2F NX1 
Manually focus Dial accurate focusing
Screen sizing3"3"Equivalent screen measurement

Samsung EX2F vs Samsung NX1 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is looking to lug around your camera regularly, you should factor in its weight and measurements. The Samsung EX2F comes with outer measurements of 112mm x 62mm x 29mm (4.4" x 2.4" x 1.1") accompanied by a weight of 294 grams (0.65 lbs) while the Samsung NX1 has proportions of 139mm x 102mm x 66mm (5.5" x 4.0" x 2.6") and a weight of 550 grams (1.21 lbs).

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Remember, the weight of an ILC will differ dependant on the lens you use at the time. Below is the front view over all size comparison of the EX2F compared to the NX1.

Samsung EX2F vs Samsung NX1 size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the EX2F and NX1 is 90 and 66 respectively.

Samsung EX2F vs Samsung NX1 top view buttons comparison

Samsung EX2F vs Samsung NX1 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it can be hard to envision the contrast between sensor measurements just by reviewing a spec sheet. The graphic here should provide you a much better sense of the sensor measurements in the EX2F and NX1.

Clearly, both the cameras enjoy different megapixel count and different sensor measurements. The EX2F because of its tinier sensor will make achieving shallower DOF trickier and the Samsung NX1 will deliver greater detail as a result of its extra 16MP. Higher resolution will make it easier to crop shots far more aggressively. The older EX2F is going to be behind when it comes to sensor innovation.

Samsung EX2F vs Samsung NX1 sensor size comparison

Samsung EX2F vs Samsung NX1 Screen and ViewFinder

Samsung EX2F vs Samsung NX1 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Samsung EX2F Portrait photography details
Samsung NX1 Portrait photography details
focusing manually
saves RAW formats
sensor resolution low (12MP)
small sensor size (1/1.7")
you can focus manually
fantastic megapixels (28MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
offers face detection focus
saves RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Samsung EX2F as a Street photography camera
Samsung NX1 as a Street photography camera
fully articulated screen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW formats
small sensor size (1/1.7")
more heavy than competitors (294g)
screen tilts up and down
nice sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
boasts touch to focus
weather proofing
lighter than competition in class (550g)
above average ISO range (25,600)
no image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Samsung EX2F Sports photography features
Samsung NX1 Sports photography features
built in image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution low (12MP)
small sensor size (1/1.7")
no phase detect auto focus
maximum shutter speed is high (1/8,000 seconds)
fantastic megapixels (28 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
offers tracking autofocus
weather proofing
sensor has phase detect auto focus
no image stabilization
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Travel Comparison

Samsung EX2F Travel photography details
Samsung NX1 Travel photography details
flash built-in
display is selfie friendly
relatively wide (24mm)
good max aperture (f1.4)
lack of Timelapse mode
more heavy than competitors (294 grams)
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
lighter than competition in class (550 grams)
weather proofing
supports bluetooth
boasts touch to focus
fantastic megapixels (28 megapixels)
has built in flash
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
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Landscape Comparison

Samsung EX2F Landscape photography info
Samsung NX1 Landscape photography info
focusing manually
relatively wide (24mm)
good max aperture (f1.4)
good sized screen (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW formats
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sensor resolution low (12MP)
small sensor size (1/1.7")
lack of Timelapse mode
you can focus manually
swap lenses (Samsung NX mount)
screen size is good (3 inches)
fantastic megapixels (28 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
doesnt have anti aliasing filter
above average ISO range (25,600)
saves RAW formats
weather proofing
no image stabilization
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Vlogging Comparison

Samsung EX2F as a Vlogging camera
Samsung NX1 as a Vlogging camera
relatively wide (24mm)
good max aperture (f1.4)
display is selfie friendly
built in image stabilization (Optical)
video res high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
lack of microphone jack
more heavy than competitors (294g)
has touchscreen
offers face detection focus
high quality video (4096 x 2160 pixels)
includes external mic socket
lighter than competition in class (550 grams)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
no image stabilization
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Samsung EX2F vs Samsung NX1 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Samsung EX2F and Samsung NX1
 Samsung EX2FSamsung NX1
General Information
Make Samsung Samsung
Model type Samsung EX2F Samsung NX1
Category Small Sensor Compact Pro Mirrorless
Released 2012-12-18 2014-09-15
Physical type Compact SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Chip - DRIMe 5
Sensor size 1/1.7" APS-C
Sensor dimensions 7.44 x 5.58mm 23.5 x 15.7mm
Sensor surface area 41.5mm² 369.0mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixel 28 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio - 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4000 x 3000 6480 x 4320
Highest native ISO 3200 25600
Highest boosted ISO - 51200
Lowest native ISO 80 100
RAW images
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Total focus points - 209
Cross type focus points - 153
Lens mount type fixed lens Samsung NX
Lens zoom range 24-80mm (3.3x) -
Highest aperture f/1.4-2.7 -
Amount of lenses - 32
Crop factor 4.8 1.5
Screen type Fully Articulated Tilting
Screen size 3" 3"
Screen resolution 0k dots 1,036k dots
Selfie friendly
Touch functionality
Screen technology AMOLED -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic (optional) Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 2,360k dots
Viewfinder coverage - 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification - 0.7x
Slowest shutter speed - 30 secs
Maximum shutter speed - 1/8000 secs
Continuous shooting rate - 15.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance - 11.00 m (ISO 100)
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in, Slow syncro, Manual -
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 3840 x 2160 (30p), 4096 x 2160 (24p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720, 640 x 480
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 4096x2160
Video data format H.264 H.265
Mic port
Headphone port
Wireless Built-In Built-In
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
GPS None None
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 294 gr (0.65 lb) 550 gr (1.21 lb)
Dimensions 112 x 62 x 29mm (4.4" x 2.4" x 1.1") 139 x 102 x 66mm (5.5" x 4.0" x 2.6")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 48 83
DXO Color Depth rating 20.0 24.2
DXO Dynamic range rating 11.5 13.2
DXO Low light rating 209 1363
Battery life - 500 pictures
Battery type - Battery Pack
Battery ID SLB-10A BP1900
Self timer Yes Yes (2 - 30 secs)
Time lapse feature
Card slots 1 1
Cost at launch $478 $1,500