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Samsung EX2F vs Samsung NX300

Portability
90
Imaging
38
Features
62
Overall
47
Samsung EX2F front
 
Samsung NX300 front
Portability
86
Imaging
64
Features
73
Overall
67

Samsung EX2F vs Samsung NX300 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
  • Revealed December 2012
Samsung NX300
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3.3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 25600
  • 1/6000s Maximum Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Samsung NX Mount
  • 331g - 122 x 64 x 41mm
  • Launched November 2013
  • Old Model is Samsung NX210
  • Updated by Samsung NX500
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Samsung EX2F vs Samsung NX300 Overview

Following is a in-depth analysis of the Samsung EX2F and Samsung NX300, former is a Small Sensor Compact while the other is a Entry-Level Mirrorless and both of them are produced by Samsung. There exists a large gap between the resolutions of the EX2F (12MP) and NX300 (20MP) and the EX2F (1/1.7") and NX300 (APS-C) provide totally different sensor sizing.

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The EX2F was revealed 11 months before the NX300 which means that they are of a similar age. Both cameras have different body design with the Samsung EX2F being a Compact camera and the Samsung NX300 being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera.

Before we go straight to a complete comparison, here is a simple summary of how the EX2F grades against the NX300 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Samsung EX2F over the Samsung NX300

 EX2F NX300 
Display typeFully ArticulatedTiltingFully Articulating display
Selfie screen Take selfies

Reasons to pick Samsung NX300 over the Samsung EX2F

 NX300 EX2F 
LaunchedNovember 2013December 2012More modern by 11 months
Display dimensions3.3"3"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution768k0kSharper display (+768k dot)
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Common features in the Samsung EX2F and Samsung NX300

 EX2F NX300 
Manually focus Very accurate focus

Samsung EX2F vs Samsung NX300 Physical Comparison

If you are looking to carry around your camera regularly, you will want to consider its weight and volume. The Samsung EX2F offers outside dimensions of 112mm x 62mm x 29mm (4.4" x 2.4" x 1.1") accompanied by a weight of 294 grams (0.65 lbs) whilst the Samsung NX300 has sizing of 122mm x 64mm x 41mm (4.8" x 2.5" x 1.6") along with a weight of 331 grams (0.73 lbs).

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Remember, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you are working with at that time. The following is a front view dimension comparison of the EX2F and the NX300.

Samsung EX2F vs Samsung NX300 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the EX2F and NX300 is 90 and 86 respectively.

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Samsung EX2F vs Samsung NX300 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it is hard to see the contrast between sensor sizes just by reviewing a spec sheet. The image below might give you a far better sense of the sensor sizes in the EX2F and NX300.

Clearly, the two cameras provide different resolutions and different sensor sizes. The EX2F with its tinier sensor will make shooting shallow DOF tougher and the Samsung NX300 will offer greater detail because of its extra 8 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also enable you to crop pics more aggressively. The more aged EX2F is going to be behind with regard to sensor innovation.

Samsung EX2F vs Samsung NX300 sensor size comparison

Samsung EX2F vs Samsung NX300 Screen and ViewFinder

Samsung EX2F vs Samsung NX300 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Samsung EX2F Portrait photography advice
Samsung NX300 Portrait photography advice
42
manual focus
delivers RAW files
low MP (12MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/1.7")
78
you can focus manually
decent MP (20 megapixels)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
comes with face detect focus
exports RAW files
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Samsung EX2F
Street photography with Samsung NX300
68
screen articulates fully
built in image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW files
sensor size is tiny (1/1.7")
heavier than competition in class (294 grams)
80
screen tilts
sensor size is good (APS-C)
exports RAW files
includes focus via touch
good high ISO (25,600)
no image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Samsung EX2F Sports photography factors
Samsung NX300 Sports photography factors
31
built in image stabilization (Optical)
low MP (12MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/1.7")
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
73
maximum shutter speed is high (1/6,000 seconds)
decent MP (20 megapixels)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
comes with tracking focus
has phase detect auto focus
no image stabilization
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Travel Comparison

Samsung EX2F Travel photography advice
Samsung NX300 Travel photography advice
66
built-in flash
display is selfie friendly
really wide (24mm)
good max aperture (f1.4)
does not have Time Lapse recording
heavier than competition in class (294g)
low MP (12 megapixels)
67
includes focus via touch
decent MP (20 megapixels)
lack of Timelapse recording
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Samsung EX2F
Landscape photography with Samsung NX300
54
manual focus
really wide (24mm)
good max aperture (f1.4)
screen size is decent (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW files
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
low MP (12MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/1.7")
does not have Time Lapse recording
73
you can focus manually
swap lenses (Samsung NX mount)
screen size is decent (3.3 inches)
decent MP (20 megapixels)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
good high ISO (25,600)
exports RAW files
no image stabilization
lack of Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Samsung EX2F as a Vlogging camera
Samsung NX300 as a Vlogging camera
72
really wide (24mm)
good max aperture (f1.4)
display is selfie friendly
built in image stabilization (Optical)
high res video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
does not have mic jack
heavier than competition in class (294g)
33
has touchscreen
comes with face detect focus
good video quality (1920 x 1080 pxls)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
no image stabilization
lack of microphone jack
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Samsung EX2F vs Samsung NX300 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Samsung EX2F and Samsung NX300
 Samsung EX2FSamsung NX300
General Information
Company Samsung Samsung
Model Samsung EX2F Samsung NX300
Type Small Sensor Compact Entry-Level Mirrorless
Revealed 2012-12-18 2013-11-24
Body design Compact Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Processor - DRIMe IV
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CMOS
Sensor size 1/1.7" APS-C
Sensor measurements 7.44 x 5.58mm 23.5 x 15.7mm
Sensor surface area 41.5mm² 369.0mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixels 20 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio - 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4000 x 3000 5472 x 3648
Highest native ISO 3200 25600
Lowest native ISO 80 100
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Number of focus points - 247
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens Samsung NX
Lens focal range 24-80mm (3.3x) -
Highest aperture f/1.4-2.7 -
Available lenses - 32
Crop factor 4.8 1.5
Screen
Screen type Fully Articulated Tilting
Screen diagonal 3 inches 3.3 inches
Resolution of screen 0 thousand dot 768 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Screen tech AMOLED Active Matrix OLED screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic (optional) None
Features
Lowest shutter speed - 30s
Highest shutter speed - 1/6000s
Continuous shooting speed - 9.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range - no built-in flash
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in, Slow syncro, Manual Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in, 1st/2nd Curtain, Smart Flash, Manual
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Highest flash sync - 1/180s
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720, 640 x 480, 320 x 240
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video format H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None Optional
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 294g (0.65 lb) 331g (0.73 lb)
Physical dimensions 112 x 62 x 29mm (4.4" x 2.4" x 1.1") 122 x 64 x 41mm (4.8" x 2.5" x 1.6")
DXO scores
DXO All around score 48 76
DXO Color Depth score 20.0 23.6
DXO Dynamic range score 11.5 12.7
DXO Low light score 209 942
Other
Battery life - 330 shots
Battery format - Battery Pack
Battery model SLB-10A BP1130
Self timer Yes Yes (2 sec to 30 sec)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots Single Single
Price at launch $478 $750