- 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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- Size Comparison
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 #8 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras & overall #477 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our database. Please check out our Advanced camera finder to get camera ratings based on your personal criteria.
Here is a chart of specific factors used in the rating system.
Samsung EX2F Gallery
You can check the EX2F from several angles in the gallery underneath.
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.
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.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
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.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
To get an understanding of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
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.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
Here is a image of the Samsung EX2F besides a softdrink so you can get a sense of its scale.
The top view under will illustrate the button arrangement on the EX2F.
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.
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.
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.
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.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
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
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.
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:
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.