As well as being compared against other pro digicams and compacts, the Samsung EX2F is also often compared to boutiques, super zooms and travel zooms. The Samsung EX2F's top rivals come from Olympus (such as the XZ-2 iHS and the SH-25MR) and Canon (such as the PowerShot S120 and the PowerShot G15)

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung EX2F compared to other pro digicam competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/1.4 vs f/2.7), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has a screen which flips out, has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (614k dots vs 920k dots), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't have a built-in GPS and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Olympus XZ-2 iHS
similar age

Significant advantages of the XZ-2 iHS (vs the EX2F )

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 614k dots
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the XZ-2 iHS (vs the EX2F )

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Digital
    2. Lens

common strengths of the XZ-2 iHS and EX2F

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Flip-out screens
  • Support external flash

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120
1 year newer
$1,331

Significant advantages of the S120 (vs the EX2F )

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 614k dots
  • Has a touch screen
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the S120 (vs the EX2F )

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Screen does not flip out
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the S120 and EX2F

  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15
similar age

Significant advantages of the G15 (vs the EX2F )

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 614k dots
  • Significantly longer battery life: 350 shots vs 260 shots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the G15 (vs the EX2F )

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the G15 and EX2F

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Support external flash
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Samsung TL500

Samsung TL500
2 years older
$527

Significant advantages of the TL500 (vs the EX2F )

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 614k dots

Significant disadvantages of the TL500 (vs the EX2F )

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the TL500 and EX2F

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Flip-out screens
  • OLED screens: OLED vs OLED

Nikon Coolpix P6000

Nikon Coolpix P6000
3 years older

Significant advantages of the P6000 (vs the EX2F )

  • Has a GPS
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the P6000 (vs the EX2F )

  • Much narrower aperture: f/2.7 vs f/1.4
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED

common strengths of the P6000 and EX2F

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Support external flash

Canon PowerShot S200

Canon PowerShot S200
1 year newer
$232

Significant advantages of the S200 (vs the EX2F )

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S200 (vs the EX2F )

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the S200 and EX2F

  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung EX2F compared to other compact competitors include: it has a much wider aperture (f/1.4 vs f/3.9), has a much wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 35 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 1.6"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (614k dots vs 230k dots) and has better image stabilization (DigitalLens vs none).

However, on average it is slightly larger (compact (112×62×29 mm) vs super compact (99×59×20 mm)), doesn't have a touch screen, is thicker (1.1" vs 0.8"), is much heavier (319 g vs 157 g) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Samsung Digimax 301

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8 years older

Significant advantages of the Digimax 301 (vs the EX2F )

  • Much lighter: 137 g vs 319 g
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Digimax 301 (vs the EX2F )

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 24 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Digital
    2. Lens
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.9 vs f/1.4

common strengths of the Digimax 301 and EX2F

  • Wide aperture: f/2.9 vs f/1.4
  • Each has a built-in flash

Samsung TL205

Samsung TL205
2 years older

Significant advantages of the TL205 (vs the EX2F )

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (99×59×20 mm) vs Compact (112×62×29 mm)
  • Much lighter: 177 g vs 319 g
  • Significantly thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the TL205 (vs the EX2F )

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 24 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Digital
    2. Lens
  • Much narrower aperture: f/3 vs f/1.4

common strengths of the TL205 and EX2F

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Fujifilm FinePix Z1000 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix Z1000 EXR
6 months older

Significant advantages of the Z1000 EXR (vs the EX2F )

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (102×60×18 mm) vs Compact (112×62×29 mm)
  • Larger screen: 3.5" vs 3"
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the Z1000 EXR (vs the EX2F )

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.9 vs f/1.4
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the Z1000 EXR and EX2F

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3.5" vs 3"
  • Thin: 0.7" vs 1.1"

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung EX2F compared to boutique competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/1.4 vs f/2.8), has a much wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), is slightly smaller (compact (112×62×29 mm) vs standard size (117×81×65 mm)), has a screen which flips out and has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD).

However, on average it has way more less zoom (3.3x vs 4x), has a slightly lower resolution screen (614k dots vs 921k dots), has a marginally smaller sensor (1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm vs four thirds 18.7x14mm), is older (july 2012 vs september 2014) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
2 years newer
$538 - $598

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX100 (vs the EX2F )

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX100 (vs the EX2F )

  • Much less zoom: 3.1x vs 3.3x
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the DMC-LX100 and EX2F

  • Wide aperture: f/1.7 vs f/1.4
  • Great zoom: 3.1x vs 3.3x
  • Fairly small: Mid size (115×66×55 mm) vs Compact (112×62×29 mm)

Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X
5 months older
$695

Significant advantages of the G1X (vs the EX2F )

  • Much more zoom: 4x vs 3.3x
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the G1X (vs the EX2F )

  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.4
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED

common strengths of the G1X and EX2F

  • Incredible zoom: 4x vs 3.3x
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
    2. Lens
  • Flip-out screens

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung EX2F compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a much wider aperture (f/1.4 vs f/2.8), has a slightly higher resolution screen (614k dots vs 460k dots), is significantly smaller (compact (112×62×29 mm) vs large (130×98×126 mm)), has better image stabilization (DigitalLens vs sensor shift) and has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD).

However, on average it has a significantly shorter battery life (260 shots vs 350 shots), is slightly more expensive ($535.97 vs $299.00) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR
6 months older
$299

Significant advantages of the HS25 EXR (vs the EX2F )

  • Significantly longer battery life: 350 shots vs 260 shots
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the HS25 EXR (vs the EX2F )

  • Much narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.4
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Significantly larger: Large (130×98×126 mm) vs Compact (112×62×29 mm)

common strengths of the HS25 EXR and EX2F

  • Light weight: 730 g vs 319 g
  • Inexpensive: $299.00 vs $535.97
  • Each supports an external flash

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung EX2F compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/1.4 vs f/3), takes slightly higher resolution photos (12 MP vs 9.8 MP), has a screen which flips out, has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD) and has a significantly longer battery life (260 shots vs 180 shots).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (3.3x vs 21x), doesn't have a built-in GPS, doesn't have a touch screen and is significantly heavier (319 g vs 208 g).

Olympus SH-25MR

Olympus SH-25MR
4 months older

Significant advantages of the SH-25MR (vs the EX2F )

  • Has a GPS
  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly lighter: 208 g vs 319 g

Significant disadvantages of the SH-25MR (vs the EX2F )

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3 vs f/1.4
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the SH-25MR and EX2F

  • Fairly small: Compact (109×62×31 mm) vs Compact (112×62×29 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.2" vs 1.1"

Samsung WB850F

Samsung WB850F
5 months older
$826

Significant advantages of the WB850F (vs the EX2F )

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly lighter: 232 g vs 319 g

Significant disadvantages of the WB850F (vs the EX2F )

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.4
  • Much shorter battery life: 180 shots vs 260 shots
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the WB850F and EX2F

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.4
  • Very small: Compact (110×62×25 mm) vs Compact (112×62×29 mm)
  • OLED screens: OLED vs OLED