Samsung EX1 review

A compact camera geared up for low light shooting

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As part of our image quality testing for the Samsung EX1, we've shot our resolution chart.

If you view our crops of the resolution chart's central section at 100% (or Actual Pixels) you will see that, for example, at ISO 100 the 20 is capable of resolving up to around 20 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG files.

For a full explanation of what our resolution charts mean, and how to read them please click here to read the full article.

Examining images of the chart taken at each sensitivity setting reveals the following resolution scores in line widths per picture height x100:

Samsung ex1 review resolution iso 100
Samsung ex1 review: resolution iso 100

JPEG images

Samsung ex1 review resolution iso 80
Samsung ex1 review: resolution iso 80

ISO 80, score: 20 (see full image)

Samsung ex1 review resolution iso 100
Samsung ex1 review: resolution iso 100

ISO 100, score: 20 (see full image)

Samsung ex1 review resolution iso 200
Samsung ex1 review: resolution iso 200

ISO 200, score: 18 (see full image)

Samsung ex1 review resolution iso 400
Samsung ex1 review: resolution iso 400

ISO 400, score: 16 (see full image)

Samsung ex1 review resolution iso 800
Samsung ex1 review: resolution iso 800

ISO 800, score: 16 (see full image)

Samsung ex1 review resolution iso 1600
Samsung ex1 review: resolution iso 1600

ISO 1600, score: 12 (see full image)

Samsung ex1 review resolution iso 3200
Samsung ex1 review: resolution iso 3200

ISO 3200, score: n/a (see full image)

Raw images

Samsung ex1 review resolution iso 80
Samsung ex1 review: resolution iso 80

ISO 80, score: 20 (see full image)

Samsung ex1 review resolution iso 100
Samsung ex1 review: resolution iso 100

ISO 100, score: 20 (see full image)

Samsung ex1 review resolution iso 200
Samsung ex1 review: resolution iso 200

ISO 200, score: 18 (see full image)

Samsung ex1 review resolution iso 400
Samsung ex1 review: resolution iso 400

ISO 400, score: 18 (see full image)

Samsung ex1 review resolution iso 800
Samsung ex1 review: resolution iso 800

ISO 800, score: 18 (see full image)

Samsung ex1 review resolution iso 1600
Samsung ex1 review: resolution iso 1600

ISO 1600, score: 14 (see full image)

Samsung ex1 review resolution iso 3200
Samsung ex1 review: resolution iso 3200

ISO 3200, score: 14 (see full image)

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution640 x 480
Effective Camera Resolution10 Megapixel
USBYes
HDMIYes
Wide AngleNo
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyEX
HD Movie ModeNo
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
Image StabilizationOptical, Digital
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
Image Sensor Size1/1.7" (7.60 mm x 5.70 mm)
Maximum Image Resolution3648 x 2736
Display Screen TypeOLED
Height64.6 mm
Width114.4 mm
Depth30 mm
Product SeriesEX
Focal Length5.20 mm to 15.60 mm
Image FormatsRAW, JPEG
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerSamsung
Product ModelEX1
Product NameEX1 Compact Camera
Exposure Control
  • Program AE
  • Shutter Priority AE
  • Aperture Priority AE
  • Manual
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.

Package Contents
  • EX1 Compact Camera
  • AC Adapter
  • USB Cable
  • Software CD-ROM
  • Quick Start Manual
  • Rechargeable Battery
  • Strap
  • Lens Cap
  • Lens Cap Strap
Limited Warranty1 Year