Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 07:38 AM
Today Samsung has announced the EX1/TL500 replacement, the EX2F, and it is quite an interesting camera. It boasts a 3.3x optically-stabilised zoom lens with a maximum aperture of f/1.4 on the wide end at 24mm equivalent. The telephoto end is an 80mm equivalent focal length with a still impressive f/2.7 aperture size. Nicely done Samsung. As far as I remember this is the first digital compact with a f/1.4 aperture lens. The sensor is a 12.4 megapixel 1/1.7" BSI-CMOS sensor, which should make it well-placed against the competition like the Canon S100. Other niceties include the Wi-Fi features that first debuted on the new crop of Samsung cameras, a 3" VGA AMOLED screen (likely to be using the PenTile arrangement), and 1080p videos at 30 FPS. No pricing and availability, which makes it hard to draw an early impression on its place in the market. See a more comprehensive specification sheet and more photos at the read link.