The first picture of Samsung's EX2F compact camera has surfaced and with it a few details about the camera as well.
The EX2F is the successor to the EX1 and appears to share the same 1/1.7" sensor size, but megapixel count has increased from 10MP to 12.4MP and the EX2F features a 24mm f/1.4 lens compared to the EX1's 28mm f/1.8 lens.
- Built-in Wi-Fi
- 12.4MP 1/1.7" (10.9mm) BSI CMOS sensor (updated)
- 3x optical zoom
- 24mm on the wide angle side
- Schneider Kreuznach lens with fast f/1.4 aperture
- Rotating AMOLED display
- Dual image stabilization
The big question mark right now is price. Will it compete with the likes of the Canon S100, Olympus XZ-1, and the Panasonic LX5 priced in the sub $400 range or with the recently released Sony RX100 priced at $850? The RX100's feature set includes an impressive list of advanced features including RAW shooting, customizable buttons, and a impressive autofocus performance. Where the EX2F falls in the marketplace will likely dictate its success.