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Samsung EX1 review

A compact camera geared up for low light shooting

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DETAIL: There is a respectable level of detail in this shot

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MACRO: The Samsung EX1's Macro mode only allows focusing as close as 30cm from your subject.

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BLUR: Pleasing background blur can be achieved at close quarters due to the wide aperture of the lens.

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COLOUR: Colours are reproduced accurately using default settings.

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COLOUR: Colours are reproduced accurately using default settings.

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EXPOSURE: The bright sky hasn't overly confused the metering system here

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HDR: Dynamic range at lower ISO settings is excellent.

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CLEAN: Noise is barely visible up to ISO 400

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WIDE ANGLE: The 24mm equivalent wide-angle is perfect for capturing a wider view.

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SHARP: The high quality Schneider lens produces sharp, detailed images.

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution640 x 480
Effective Camera Resolution10 Megapixel
USBYes
Wide AngleNo
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyEX
Image StabilizationOptical, Electronic
ColourBlack
Optical Zoom3x
Digital Zoom3x
Brand NameSamsung
FeaturesFace Detection, Continuous Shooting Mode, Manual White Balance, Aperture Priority
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMPEG-4
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)356 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityWEEE, RoHS
Flash Memory Capacity1 GB
Minimum Focus Distance10 mm
Maximum Image Resolution3648 x 2736
Maximum Frame Rate30 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeOLED
Image Sensor TypeCCD
Total Camera Resolution10 Megapixel
HDMIYes
HD Movie ModeNo
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
Height64.6 mm
Width114.4 mm
Depth30 mm
Product SeriesEX
Focal Length5.20 mm to 15.60 mm
Image FormatsRAW, JPEG
Audio FormatsAAC
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerSamsung
Product ModelEX1
Product NameEX1 Compact Camera
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberEC-EX1ZZZBPBGB
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.samsung.com/uk/
Marketing Information

The Samsung EX1 will certainly turn heads with its ultra-wide 24mm F1.8 Schneider KREUZNACH lens with 3x zoom. You will also be impressed by the photos you take, guaranteeing you'll get the most out of every moment - especially the light. With the EX1's high-performance 1 / 1.7" CCD sensor, you'll be taking the best possible photos in even the darkest conditions. It's time to get snap happy.

Battery Life240 Shot/1.67 Hour Video
Package Contents
  • EX1 Compact Camera
  • AC Adapter
  • USB Cable
  • Software CD-ROM
  • Quick Start Manual
  • Rechargeable Battery
  • Strap
  • Lens Cap
  • Lens Cap Strap
Display Resolution921000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesMicrophone, Speaker