Samsung EX2F

 
Samsung EX2F front
 
  • 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
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Portability
90
Imaging
38
Features
62
Overall
47

Samsung EX2F summary

Samsung EX2F is Samsung's Small Sensor Compact digital camera originally announced on December of 2012. It includes a 12 MegaPixel, BSI-CMOS 1/1.7" sized sensor and has a full resolution of 4000 x 3000.

The EX2F comes in at #10 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras & overall #459 out of 1428 for digital cameras in our database. Please check out our Advanced camera finder to get camera ratings based on your personal criteria.

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Samsung EX2F Pros and Cons

Below is a shortlist of advantages and drawbacks of the Samsung EX2F based on features which are often regarded as useful in a digital camera.

above average minimum ISO (80)
built-in flash
delivers RAW files
display is selfie friendly
fast maximum aperture (f1.4)
good aperture at full zoom (f2.7)
good zoom range (24-80mm 3.3 x zoom)
has HDMI socket
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
image stabilization (Optical)
manual focus
OLED
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
really wide (24mm)
screen articulates
cannot change lenses (fixed lens mount)
lack of external microphone socket
lack of headphone socket
lack of phase detect auto focus
lack of Timelapse recording
low MP (12MP)
more heavy than competition in class (294g)
sensor is small (1/1.7")
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Samsung EX2F Sensor info

The sensor spec on the Samsung EX2F is 7.44mm x 5.58mm (1/1.7"). The 42 mm² sensor is able to capture 4000 x 3000 pixels . The camera features Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is better than digital stabilization since the latter can cause cropping.

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The BSI-CMOS sensor has 12MP and features a standard ISO range of 80 to 3200. RAW format is supported so the user has wider margin for error.

The image underneath illustrates the EX2F's sensor dimensions in comparison to other popular sizes. The EX2F sensor has a crop factor of 4.8 and is highlighted in green.

Samsung EX2F sensor size 400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100

To get an understanding of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Samsung EX2F dimensions

Samsung EX2F weighs in at 0.65 lb (294 gr / 10.37 ounces) & has outer measurements of 112mm x 62mm x 29mm (4.4" x 2.4" x 1.1"). The weight of average Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 gr and the Samsung EX2F is more heavy when compared to its competitors.

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Here is a image of the Samsung EX2F besides a softdrink so you can get a sense of its scale.

Samsung EX2F dimensions scale

The top view under will illustrate the button arrangement on the EX2F.

Samsung EX2F topview buttons dials

Samsung EX2F Lens info

The EX2F features a built-in lens featuring a focal range of 24-80mm giving it a 3.3 x zoom which might not be perfect however it is likely to be valuable in some situations.

At the widest 24mm, it features an aperture of f1.4 making it great for low light events and getting good bokeh. It would also let you choose a much lower ISO to have more clean photos. On the tele end, 80mm comes to f2.7 which is really decent and helps you use high shutter speeds.

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Samsung EX2F Connectivity

The EX2F has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Digital cameras that include NFC and / or Bluetooth support can be used wirelessly with smartphones. You can easily copy files and usually change camera settings with no need to connect straight to the camera.

Some applications even give a Liveview and release the shutter if you are not near the camera. If the camera has a HDMI port, it can be connected to an external display. The majority of cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack using the USB port.

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Samsung EX2F Video info

The highest possible video resolution on the Samsung EX2F is 1920 x 1080 and you can shoot in H.264 file format. 1080p resolution offers a decent balance in video quality vs file sizes but 1080p is not going to leave you with any room to downsample. The camera does not offer a microphone and / or headphone port so you have got little control over the audio. It is perhaps best to have a look at an alternative model if you want decent audio for your videos.

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Samsung EX2F Weather Sealing

There is no environment sealing in the Samsung EX2F so you need to be careful in wet and dusty situations.

Samsung EX2F Screen and Viewfinder

The Samsung EX2F includes a 3 inch fully articulated display supporting a resolution of 0 thousand dots.

It has a selfie friendly screen to take self portraits as well as group shots if required. Unfortunately the display isn't a touch screen.

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The View Finder specs for Samsung EX2F are below:

  • ViewFinder Electronic (optional)

Viewfinders can be pretty helpful in sunny outdoor situations which can make the camera screen washed out and very difficult to see.

Samsung EX2F Shutter info

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Samsung EX2F Flash and Hot shoe info

Samsung EX2F features both integrated flash along with external flash support.

Samsung EX2F Autofocusing info

Samsung EX2F features just Contrast Detect Autofocus & is missing Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is more faster & exact when compared to Contrast Detect focusing.

Samsung EX2F can use manual focus if needed in low light conditions or you want more precise control on focus.

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Samsung EX2F Battery life

The average Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 has the best (470) battery life in this range of cameras.

Listed below is a listing of Small Sensor Compact cameras having the strongest battery life:

Samsung EX2F for varying categories of photography

The following bar chart gives a outline of the Samsung EX2F for varying categories of photography. To learn more, visit the specific paragraph underneath.

Samsung EX2F Portrait photography information

The Samsung EX2F has a points total of 42 which is dreadful, and means the camera is just not good to use for portrait photography. Shooting portraits favors greatly towards sensor size, RAW support & ability to use external flash.

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you can focus manually
supports RAW files
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/1.7")

Samsung EX2F Street photography details

With a above average points tally of 68, the Samsung EX2F is a good pick for street photography. A very good street photography camera comes with a fine balance of picture quality and portability.

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screen can move to multiple angles
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports RAW formats
small sensor size (1/1.7")
more heavy than competition (294g)

Samsung EX2F as a Sports photography camera

A dreadful sports photography points tally of 31 means the Samsung EX2F is just not good for taking pictures of sports. A camera really should have excellent tracking and continuous shooting for sports photography.

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has image stabilization (Optical)
low MP (12 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/1.7")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus

Samsung EX2F Travel photography details

Weight is really crucial in buying a travel camera. On the whole, the Samsung EX2F gets a very good 66 for a travel camera which makes it a fine choice to take with you on your travels.

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flash built-in
display is selfie friendly
really wide (24mm)
good maximum aperture (f1.4)
does not have Time Lapse recording
heavier than competitors (294g)
sensor resolution low (12MP)

Landscape photography with Samsung EX2F

For those who are planning to choose a camera for landscape photos, the biggest aspect will be image quality. The Samsung EX2F at it's moderate score of 54 as a landscape camera is relatively adequate amongst it's rivals.

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has manual focus
fairly wide (24mm)
great maximum aperture (f1.4)
screen size is good (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW formats
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sensor resolution low (12MP)
small sensor (1/1.7")
doesn't have Timelapse mode

Vlogging with Samsung EX2F

A vlogging camera should really posses a articulating screen, mic input and ideally IBIS. Considering every thing, the Samsung EX2F is a respectable fit as a vlog camera as it delivers a above average score of 72.

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decently wide (24mm)
great max aperture (f1.4)
selfie friendly display
image stabilization (Optical)
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
does not have microphone support
more heavy than competition in class (294 grams)

Samsung EX2F Alternatives

If you are in the market for replacements to the EX2F, below is a list of the highest scored cameras which fall within the class of Small Sensor Compact.

The graph below gives you a bird's eye view of the EX2F versus it's highest ranked competitors mentioned previously.

Following are additional cameras you might see as alternate options. To read through a comprehensive comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Brand Name
Samsung
Model
Samsung EX2F
Category
Small Sensor Compact
Released
2012-12-18
Physical type
Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type
BSI-CMOS
Sensor size
1/1.7"
Sensor measurements
7.44 x 5.58mm
Sensor area
41.5mm²
Sensor resolution
12 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Max resolution
4000 x 3000
RAW images
Max native ISO
3200
Minimum native ISO
80
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Cross focus points
0
Lens
Lens mounting type
fixed lens
Lens focal range
24-80mm (3.3x)
Largest aperture
f/1.4-2.7
Focal length multiplier
4.8
Screen
Type of screen
Fully Articulated
Screen sizing
3 inches
Screen resolution
0 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Screen tech
AMOLED
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
Electronic (optional)
DXO scores
DXO Overall score
48
DXO Color Depth score
20.0
DXO Dynamic range score
11.5
DXO Low light score
209
Features
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation
Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash modes
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in, Slow syncro, Manual
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions
1920 x 1080
Max video resolution
1920x1080
Video data format
H.264
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless
Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight
294 grams (0.65 lbs)
Physical dimensions
112 x 62 x 29mm (4.4" x 2.4" x 1.1")
Other
Battery model
SLB-10A
Self timer
Yes
Time lapse recording
Type of storage
SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots
One
Launch price
$478