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Samsung EX1 Compact Camera Review

About Samsung EX1

Samsung is a trusted name when it comes to compact digital camera products. Hence, when they unveiled the new Samsung EX1 compact camera model, many were curious to learn what they’ve got in store for their loyal customer base this time out. This product is aimed at serious photographers, so make your own verdict after looking into the features of this compact camera below.

The Samsung EX1 is the newest addition into the range of compact system cameras that will prove to be a great new option in the range. This camera comes with 10 megapixel camera resolution to ensure that you can capture quality images. To further ensure quality captures, it utilizes a bright f/1.8 lens that can produce 3 times focal range of approximately 24 to 27mm. The EX1 also comes with a large 1/1.7-inch CCD sensor and 3-inch swiveling AMOLED screen to preview your shoots.

This compact camera model is also equipped with a lens adaptor and external flash hotshoe, which gives you an option to either take the optical viewfinder or not. Hence, Samsung EX1 offers enough freedom for the serious photographer to experiment with various shooting modes and situations to produce the desired quality of image. Speaking of full freedom, photographers have the ability to take full manual control on the exposure and ISO settings to adjust according to the natural lighting conditions. To avoid blurred images, it is incorporated with Dual Image Stabilization Technology such that you can keep your pictures crisp and sharp at all times even when the subject is moving or despite of shaky hands.

Once you receive the package for this camera and open it up, it should be quick for one to realize the ease of handling for this camera. Its body and design is well constructed due to its superior quality metal body, which barely makes it into the compact category. Samsung EX1 comes with dimension of 114.4 x 64.6 x 30 mm and weighs only about 350 grams, which should be enough to fit into your pocket.

Pro’s of Samsung EX1 compact camera

*The EX1 camera  is small and compact, which makes it easy to store in your pocket;

*The ease of use for this product is impressive, such that you can freely explore its features;

*It features a wealth of advanced options for the serious photographer.

Con’s of Samsung EX1

*It is heavier in comparison to the compact camera models;

*The zooming quality of the compact camera could be improved, such that the photographer is forced to get closer to their subject when capturing them from a distance.

Pricing Details

The Samsung EX1 compact camera is available in two color choices – grey and black. However, both are priced the same at approximately £399 or $449. It is therefore a great investment for veteran photographers who wanted something that is built with several advanced features without having to break your bank.

The Bottom Line

The all-new Samsung EX1 compact camera feels and handles like an entry-level digital camera that is built and designed for serious photographers. Hence, you can enjoy the best of both worlds with this model. As a bonus, it offers competitive pricing such that it makes a good investment for your money.

  1. Dupont 264
    November 4th, 2010 at 23:13 | #1

    This is an “entry-level” Review.