Samsung EX2F Digital Camera (Black)

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Product Highlights
  • 12.4MP 1/1.7" BSI CMOS Sensor
  • 24-80mm Equivalent Lens
  • 3.3x Optical & 4x Digital Zoom
  • 3.0" Swivel AMOLED Display
  • Dual Optical & Digital Stabilization
  • Full HD 1080p Video with Stereo Sound
  • Expandable ISO Sensitivity: 80-12800
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity & Full Manual Control
  • Mode Dial & Magnesium Alloy Construction

The black EX2F Digital Camera from Samsung is a feature-rich digital camera that allows you to shoot and send your photos from nearly any location. With its f/1.4 aperture you can shoot in low-light conditions, a 3.3x zoom gives you room to maneuver without disturbing your subject, and its 3.0" AMOLED swivel display can be used to shoot overhead or from the ground.

The EX2F features a 12.4MP 1/1.7" BSI (Back Side Illuminated) CMOS sensor, which requires less light for proper exposure than conventional sensors - meaning better performance in less than stellar lighting conditions. Not only does it record photos, but it also takes Full HD 1080p videos at 30fps so you can capture not just the sights, but also the sounds, as it happens.

Once your images are captured, you can share them wirelessly so everyone in your social circle can see them in seconds. Use your smartphone to take photos, without having to touch the camera, via the Remote Viewfinder app. Upload and share them via email, social media, or TV Link - which allows you to send them to a Smart TV to view them in stunning HD with friends and family.

Made of magnesium alloy for rugged reliability, the lightweight yet durable EX2F keeps up and won't slow you down while you shoot. The front wheel key lets you easily adjust settings without missing the action, while the dual top dials offer quick access to camera modes. There's also an ergonomic side grip that's soft to the touch and comfortable to hold.

12.4MP 1/1.7" BSI CMOS Sensor
The camera's 12.4 megapixel resolution imaging sensor keeps your images clear even out to the long end of the optical zoom. Having a backside illuminated 1/1.7" CMOS sensor makes it easier to shoot in low-light, and make sharp enlarged prints.
24-80mm Equivalent Lens with 3.3x Optical Zoom
The 24-80mm (35mm equivalent) standard Schneider-KREUZNACH zoom lens has a 3.3x optical zoom range, with manual shutter speeds ranging from 8.0 to 1/2000 sec.
3.0" Swivel AMOLED Display
A bright, swiveling 3.0" rear AMOLED display allows you to quickly see camera settings and image information while shooting, and sharper display of your images after shooting.
Dual Optical & Digital Stabilization
Depending on the situation, the EX2F's Dual IS image stabilization utilizes both optical and digital stabilization systems.
Dual Capture: Simultaneous Photo & Video
The Dual Capture feature of the EX2F lets you snap still pictures even while recording full HD 1080p video, so you don't have to sacrifice your scrapbook memories when you're shooting live action.
Full HD 1080p Video Recording with Stereo Sound
Shoot Full HD 1080p video from the same digital camera you're using to shoot photos. Capture smiling faces, voices and ambient sounds in natural stereo now that you're no longer limited to just still images.
Expandable ISO Sensitivity: 80-12800
With a wide range of sensitivities, from 80 to 12800, the EX2F can shoot in a variety of lighting situations in either bright sunlight, dim low light and anywhere in between.
Wi-Fi Connectivity
Instantly send your favorite photos to social networks like Facebook, or email them directly from your camera. Access your uploaded content on supported connected devices with Samsung's TV Link and MobileLink.
Full Manual Control
Full Manual Control captures those moments you might otherwise miss out on in auto mode. Aperture Priority makes sure your main subject stands out from its surroundings, Shutter Priority captures fast movements and action, and Manual Mode grants you complete control over exposure.
PC Auto Backup & Samsung AllShare Cloud Storage
Store your digital photos easier than ever before! With a wide variety of different options and services available, the EX2F makes excellent use of wireless connectivity and cloud storage options. Use the PC Auto Backup tool to shoot once, and save forever--allowing you to wirelessly stream photos to a backup computer for safekeeping. Alternatively, back them up to your favorite cloud service, such as Samsung's AllShare.
Mode Dial
Easily switch between camera modes with a P/A/S/M dial that immediately changes the camera settings in one click. Go from full Auto to full manual, and everything in between.
Imaging
Pixels Actual: 12.7 Megapixel
Effective: 12.4 Megapixel
Sensor 1/1.7" CMOS
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio: AAC
Max Resolution 12MP: 4000 x 3000
Aspect Ratio 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image Stabilization Optical & Digital
Optics
Lens Schneider-KREUZNACH
EFL: 5.2-17.22 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24-80 mm)
Aperture: f/1.4 (W) - 2.7 (T)
Filter Thread None
Zoom Optical: 3.3x
Intelligent Zoom: 4.0x
Digital: 1.33x
Digital: 1.0x
Digital: 12.0x
Focus Range Normal: 15.75" (40 cm) - Infinity
Wide: 39.37" (100 cm) - Infinity
Wide Macro: 0.39" (1 cm) - 15.75" (40 cm)
Tele Macro: 15.75" (40 cm) - 39.37" (100 cm)
Macro: 0.39" (1 cm) - Infinity
Macro: 15.75" (40 cm) - Infinity
Manual: 0.39" (1 cm) - Infinity
Manual: 15.75" (40 cm) - Infinity
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 80-3200 (Extended Mode: 80-12800)
Shutter Type: Mechanical
Speed: 1/8 - 1/2000 sec
Type: Mechanical
Speed: 30 - 1/2000 sec in Manual Mode
Exposure Metering Center-weighted, Face Detection, Multi, Spot
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Compensation: -2 EV to +2 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (White), Fluorescent H, Kelvin, Tungsten
Burst Rate Up to 10 fps
Up to 5.0 fps
Up to 3.0 fps
Self Timer 10 Sec, 2 Sec
Flash
Flash Modes Auto
Auto/Red-eye Reduction
Fill-in
Off
Red-eye Reduction
Slow Sync
Built-in Flash Yes
Maximum Effective Flash Range Wide: 2.62 - 25.59' (0.8 - 7.8 m)
Telephoto: 2.62 - 15.75' (0.8 - 4.8 m)
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
Memory
Built-in Memory Not Specified By Manufacturer
Memory Card Type SD (up to 2GB)
SDHC (up to 32GB)
SDXC (up to 64GB)
Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
Resolution 1920 x 1080: 30 fps
Video
Video Clip Length Up to 20 Min
Audio Recording With Video, Stereo
Viewfinder/Display
Viewfinder Type None
Screen 3.0" OLED Rear Screen Swivel
Connectivity/System Requirements
Connectivity 1x HDMI D (Micro)
1x AV Output (out)
1x HDMI D (Micro)
Software System Requirements Windows: XP (SP2), Vista, 7
Mac: OS X 10.4 or later
Environmental
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Humidity: 5 - 85%
Power
Battery SLB-10A Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 3.7VDC, 1030mAh
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.4 x 2.4 x 1.1" / 11.2 x 6.2 x 2.9 cm Excluding the Projection Part
Weight 10.38 oz / 294.3 g Without battery or memory card
Samsung EX2F Digital Camera (Black)
  • SLB-10A 3.7V 1030mAh Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Battery Charger
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    SamsungEX2F Digital Camera (Black)
     
    4.6

    (based on 8 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Large clear LCD (6)
    • Compact (4)
    • Easy to use (4)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (4)
    • Good in low light (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (5)
      • Family photos (4)
      • Landscape/scenery (4)
      • Low light (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (6)

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      5.0

      fabulous unpopular camera

      By Till

      from Brooklyn, NY

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Good in Low Light
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Nice Body Color
      • Short Lag Time

      Cons

      • Limited Zoom
      • No Viewfinder
      • Short Battery Life

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about EX2F Digital Camera (Black):

      I'm not a photographer but I take good pictures and I like to take pictures.
      I find this camera to be extremely useful in my scenario. It has all the features I need and still is simple and not complicated. It's very user friendly. I'm very happy with this product and I don't understand why it is unpopular.

      • Ease of Operation:
      • 10
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Great camera

      By Creative Manager

      from San Francisco, CA

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Zoom
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Nice Body Color
      • Short Lag Time
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about EX2F Digital Camera (Black):

        I bought this camera for my Global Marketing Communications department. I had my video and photo people do research on the best small, easy to use camera and they came back with a lot of choices. I wanted a camera that would take great photos without any work on my part; i.e., point and shoot (I take photos of trade show booths, special events, onsite visits, venue exteriors, panoramas, etc.) It was a tough pick, but in the end one review I read made all the difference. The review was by a professional photographer who said he used this camera as the second to his professional camera when scouting and taking other shots. He said picture quality was his primary concern and he was right. This camera takes great pictures in the automatic setting in all circumstances. The only downside I read about and can confirm it that you have to take the camera cover off and on all the time. Still, it was a very small issue when getting such great photos in all settings and light. Lastly, the camera can took great panoramic photos of Yosemite Valley (excellent resolution and color quality) as well as super close ups (of a pine cone where I could see the dust on it when I zoomed in on the photo in Photoshop--Amazing!). If I decide to buy a camera for my personal use, this will be the one.

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 10
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        EX2F is one of the fast lens at f/1.4

        By leo

        from Brentwood, CA

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Good in Low Light
        • Large Clear LCD

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel

          Comments about EX2F Digital Camera (White):

          Wifi capabilities and with its fast lens, I can shoot objects even at very low light and use Remote Viewfinder app. I was serious on getting Pana_DMC_ZS30, but I decided in the end on EX2F. One thing good is that third-party batteries are usable. Good Camera I needed for our coming Europe tour!

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          • No

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          5.0

          Excellent Camera

          By Redmophoto

          from Lakeland, FL

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Zoom
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

          • No Viewfinder

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel

          Comments about EX2F Digital Camera (Black):

          I bought this camera to carry with me on an everyday basis. I have used it to take photos at a Bar Mizvah and an after party for personal use, I also gave photos to the parents and grandparents and they were amazed at the quality. I also teach forensic investigations at a local university which includes several crime scene photography and digital processing courses where the students use the Nikon d3100 and some have purchased the d5100, this camera is good enough to compete with those cameras for crime scene photos. Using the macro mode in the Smart setting produces fantastic macro images, and it is far easier to manipulate for position than are the full body DLSR's. I also like the WI-FI feature which allows you to send your photos directly from the camera. I post photos of my students on our program Facebook site and they love being able show others what they are doing in class with their crime scene tools.

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 10
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          great for travel

          By Tommygun

          from Austin Texas

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Fast Shutter Speed
          • Good Battery Life
          • Great Resolution
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

          • Limited Zoom

          Best Uses

          • Macro Photography
          • Travel
          • Video

          Comments about EX2F Digital Camera (Black):

          I was looking for a small camera that gives as many large camera features as possible. For the money the Samsung meets most of my goals it is small and easy to use camera and takes excellent pictures. The zoom length is a little disappointing Samsung could have done more there. I really enjoy the panorama feature the flash is also a little disappointing. I'm able to take excellent close ups and macro pictures. I will not be able to do private investigating snap shots from 1000 yards away but for travel this will more than do the job. Movie mode is easy to get and out unlike most cameras that accidently get into movie mode this one does not have that problem. 20 minute limit on movies I'm not sure why maybe battery life so I would imagine and extra battery would be recommended for travel. I have a D90 and D7000 Nikon which sometimes I feel in some situations to be more trouble than there worth or inappropriate.

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 10
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          3.0

          better than what I had, but...

          By EMS in NYC

          from New York, NY

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Large Clear LCD
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

          • Manual Pop-up Flash
          • Poor instructions

          Best Uses

            Comments about EX2F Digital Camera (Black):

            I am a surgeon and I photograph my patients and procedures, so my camera gets a significant daily workout. I had a Nikon Coolpix S10 (actually 2 so I could have a backup) that I had a love/hate relationship with. I loved it because the lens compartment rotated independently from the body/screen and this allowed me to take pictures over the OR table while still being able to see the screen ( and not touch/comtaminate the surgical field). I hated it because the lens mechanism was very sensitive and required several replacements.So, I finally got this camera because it fit my requirements: small enough to fit in the pocket of my scrubs so I won't lose it, a good sensor to allow me to take good pictures regardless of the available light and a rotating screen so I can see what I am shooting in the OR.This camera does that fairly well. The size is good. I don't like having to flip the screen around every time i have to take a picture, but that is becasue I was spoiled by my old camera.I really dislike having to manually pop up the flash every time...this is getting old.Also, I would have liked a more informative quick start guide. It says almost nothing and the rest of the manual is on CD. I know, this is probably routine but I don't sit still that long at a computer, while also having the CD on hand, so I haven't used most of the features of the camera (wi-fi, smart settings etc).So, in summary, it takes decent pictures could be better for my specific use.

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 7
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Great Feature Set/Pretty Good IQ

            By Alex P.

            from Bakersfield, CA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Articulating Oled
            • Bright lens
            • Magnesium body
            • Nd Filter
            • Wifi

            Cons

            • Acceptable Iq
            • Battery life
            • Ios Apps Could Be Better
            • Sensor

            Best Uses

            • Advanced Ps For Wife

            Comments about EX2F Digital Camera (Black):

            Ordered on 09/05/12 and received from BH on 09/11/12.

            After having the EX2F for a little over a week, here are my first impressions.

            The feature set, as expected, is pretty amazing. The built-in wifi is definitely one of the awesome aspects (remote viewfinder from smartphone/on the fly transfer to your phone, etc). The way this feature works is by the EX2F turning itself into a wifi hotspot that you connect to from various other devices. This seemed pretty straight forward as far as setup. However, one hickup during this process was that there are two versions of each of the two apps necessary to utilize both of the wifi features for iOS. Not sure whether this is the case for Android. One of them does not work at all and there is no explanation as to which version it is that you need. Sureshot way to fix this problem? Try both and use the one that works. :)

            All in all, the two features work well but could definitely be polished up a bit and maybe worked into one app as opposed to having things separated.

            Next, the articulating OLED screen is absolutely stunning. Images look great. Refresh rate is good with little to no noticeable lag. Nuff said.

            I'm sure the big thing that people are most interested in is the IQ. The first shots taken were all indoor with in your average office lighting. Took some shots with the macro feature and they were absolutely stunning. Shooting a few portraits on the longer end of the zoom were as expected. The shots were all at ISO 800 and showed some noise but were definitely acceptable. Nothing to write home about though. This should not be a surprise as anyone interested in this P&S knows the sensor size and what limitations it inherently has. The lens helps it immensely, but not to the point that some might hope. In the end, a small sensor is a small sensor. I haven't had a chance to test out the competitors (LX7 and RX100). But I would imagine it is probably on par with the LX7 and is a runner up to the RX100 IQ-wise.

            Some of the shots taken outside throughout the whole zoom range were all just acceptable. Several shots taken of my wife from the shoulder up at 1.4 didn't provide the type of isolation I had hoped for with that type of aperture. Overall IQ was acceptable. But again, nothing to write home about.

            I will update the review as I get more time with it. But the EX2F was purchased primarily for my wife as she wanted something portable to chase the kids around with when I'm at work or away (afraid of my rig). For this purpose, the EX2F is a perfect fit for us. The IQ is pretty good considering the sensor. Macro is very surprising. But don't expect to get DSLR quality as that is not feasible. You may get shots here and there that may be comparable in certain settings. But that will be the extent of it. The strength of this cam is in it's feature set. Anyone who has a wife that takes tons of photos of the family will understand why the wifi features, articulating screen, filter effects, etc are so highly valued. The other two competitors mentioned earlier in the article do not have those features built-in.

            Also, bear in mind when deciding to compare this cam to the Sony that it is two completely different types of cameras aimed at different markets. To compare them head to head just isn't logical.

            More to come.

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            5.0

            Much more than described

            By HealeyGuy

            from Eugene, Oregon

            Pros

            • Built-in Nd Filter
            • Full HD video
            • Improved Menu System
            • Low-light Excellence
            • Solid Construction
            • Well written manual
            • Wifi Smart Phone Remote

            Cons

            • Cloud Upload At 2 Mp
            • Lower Rez In Some Modes
            • No External Charger
            • Slow battery charge

            Best Uses

            • Advanced amateur
            • Creative Types
            • Low-light photography

            Comments about EX2F Digital Camera (Black):

            I've had the EX2F for a few days. Bought it because I was very happy with the EX1/TL500 and wanted the next generation. A couple corrections to the B&H description: It does shoot RAW and the fastest manual shutter speed is 1/4000. There is a selectable Neutral Density filter. The "Battery Charger" included is the USB power adapter; the battery must be charged in the camera (and takes up to 4 hours!). Buy a spare battery and get an external charger. I find the indoor-natural light photos to be superior to the TL500 as there is less boost in the midrange for better tonal quality. The camera is very fast. The burst modes are unusual in that they shoot a maximum 10 photos at either 10 fps, 5 fps or 3 fps. Ten full-size pictures in one second! The precapture mode is also 10 fps in which it continuously is shooting when the shutter is halfway down. When you completely press the shutter you get that image and the 9 previous. The panorama mode is a bit disappointing because it is limited to an image height of 1088 pixels when shot horizontally or 1440 when shot vertically. I now shoot the horizontal pans with the camera in portrait in order to get a 1440-pixel height. Samsung says the wifi mode to link with a smart phone or to use a smart phone as a remote are for Android only, but they have issued iPhone versions and they work fine. The remote feature is very cool. The cloud upload only works with Skydrive and photos uploaded photos are reduced to 2 mp size. Email attachments are also reduced in size. Many of the camera's novelty features reduce image size to 5 mp or less. The camera works with Eye-Fi cards. There's a big change in how the menu works. Press the Fn key and most of the adjustable settings for the mode you're in become available. The back wheel is for selecting what you want to adjust and the front wheel makes the adjustment. I'm liking this a lot rather than having to enter the menu. The Smart mode is very smart and worth a look even for modestly skilled photographers. I had a problem updating the firmware. Samsung manual says to use the bundled iLauncher app to download the update to the memory card. This didn't work and I had to remove the battery while the camera was on to unfreeze it. Called Samsung and was instructed to download the update from Samsung's Web site and drag the files to the memory card. This worked (whew!).

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            Samsung -  SLB-10A 3.7V 1030mAh Lithium-Ion Battery
            • You Pay: $24.99
             
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            Bags & Straps

            Carry, store, and protect all your equipment with a bag or a strap.

            Pearstone -  Onyx 250 Camera Pouch (5 x 2.7 x 1.3", Black)
            • You Pay: $13.95
             

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            OP/TECH USA -  Cam Strap-QD (Black)
            • You Pay: $8.95
             

            Flash & Accessories

            Get a flash to add light to your picture.

            Vello -  CB-700 Mini Folding Flash Bracket
            • You Pay: $22.50
             

            Audio for Video

            Enhance the quality of your audio when capturing video.

            Rycote -  Micro Windjammers
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