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Samsung EX2F review

Smarter than the average compact camera

We shoot a specially designed chart in carefully controlled conditions and the resulting images are analysed using DXO Analyzer software to generate the data to produce the graphs below.

A high signal to noise ratio (SNR) indicates a cleaner and better quality image.

For more more details on how to interpret our test data, check out our full explanation of our noise and dynamic range tests.

JPEG signal to noise ratio

Samsung EX2F review

Although the Samsung EX2F's JPEGs don't perform as well as those from the Canon G12, Nikon P7100 and Panasonic LX7 for signal to noise ratio at low sensitivities, the raw files reveal what the camera is really capable of if you choose to process images yourself.

Nevertheless, our resolution chart test images reveal that even the Samsung EX2F's JPEG files can out-resolve those from the other cameras.

Raw signal to nose ratio

Samsung EX2F review

JPEG dynamic range

Samsung EX2F review

While the Samsung EX2F's JPEG files have a respectable dynamic range of around 10 EV between ISO 100-400, the raw files are significantly better, hitting a high of around 11.5EV, which beats the Canon G12, Nikon P7100 and Panasonic LX7.

Raw dynamic range

Samsung EX2F review

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenNo
Effective Camera Resolution12.4 Megapixel
GPSNo
USBYes
Image StabilizationOptical, Electronic
ColourBlack
Optical Zoom3.3x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NameSamsung
FeaturesFace Detection, Live View, External Flash Shoe, Self-timer, Continuous Shooting Mode
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMPEG-4 AVC, MPEG-4
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)286 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS, WEEE
Minimum Focus Distance10 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4000 x 3000
Maximum Frame Rate480 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeAMOLED
Image Sensor TypeBSI CMOS
Total Camera Resolution12.8 Megapixel
HDMIYes
HD Movie ModeYes
Battery Model SupportedSLB-10A
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Height62.4 mm
Width112.1 mm
Depth27.6 mm
Focal Length5.20 mm to 17.20 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Audio FormatsAAC
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerSamsung
Product ModelEX2F
Product NameEX2F 12.4MP Smart Camera
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberEC-EX2FZZBPBGB
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.samsung.com/uk/
Marketing Information

Whether you're in a dimly lit reception hall or outside on a starry night, the Samsung SMART CAMERA EX2F lets you instantly capture beautiful memories - and share them with friends and family just as quickly. The fast aperture of the world's brightest F1.4 lens in its class with ND (Neutral Density) filter and the clearer pixels and lower noise of the large 1/1.7" 12.4-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor combine to create expressive portraits and stunning landscapes, even in low-light situations. What's more, you can easily - and wirelessly - share and save your masterpieces. Upload images to your favourite social networks, or download to your PC at home. Leave your cables and your worries behind.

Package Contents
  • EX2F 12.4MP Smart Camera
  • AC Adapter/USB Cable
  • Rechargeable Battery
  • Strap
  • User Manual CD-ROM
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Lens Cap
  • Lens Cap Strap
Display Resolution614000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesSpeaker, Microphone