Samsung EX2F review

Smarter than the average compact camera

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In most daylight situations, the Samsung EX2F produces very nice images, with natural colours, plenty of detail and relatively little in the way of noise at the lower sensitivity settings.

The multi-purpose metering system performs well on the whole, delivering correctly exposed images in a fairly wide range of conditions.

It does an especially good job when confronted with brighter than average scenes, delivering images that look right straight from the camera with little in the way of underexposure.

Samsung EX2F review

However, it struggles a little more with dark and high contrast scenes.

Exposure compensation is available to +/-2EV, so it is usually possible to adjust the exposure to get a correct looking image (or manual exposure can be used), but in bright light, exposure can be hard to assess on the screen.

Fortunately, there is a histogram view, which can be accessed via the Disp button. However, this is a bit distracting to use for everyday shooting.

Samsung EX2F review

Although it's not infallible, the autofocus system performs well in most situations, locking onto the subject and getting it sharp in most cases. The macro focusing function needs to be turned on with subjects closer than 40cm.

Images taken at ISO 80-200 have plenty of detail and little sign of noise, but the level of detail starts to drop off quite steeply once ISO 800 is reached.

The JPEG files don't suffer from noise, more the impact of its removal at the higher sensitivity settings.

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Wireless LANYes
Effective Camera Resolution12.4 Megapixel
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Image StabilizationOptical, Digital
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
Image Sensor Size1/1.7" (7.60 mm x 5.70 mm)
Maximum Image Resolution4000 x 3000
Display Screen TypeAMOLED
Height62.4 mm
Width112.1 mm
Depth27.6 mm
Focal Length5.20 mm to 17.20 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
External FlashOptional
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
Product ModelEX2F
Product NameEX2F 12.4MP Smart Camera
Exposure Control
  • Program AE
  • Aperture Priority AE
  • Shutter Priority AE
  • Manual Exposure
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberEC-EX2FZZBPBGB
Manufacturer Website Address
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
Limited Warranty1 Year