Summary Samsung EX1

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Camera only Unknown
Score Snapsort rank
Among similar cameras #n/a of 31
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Specifications Key specs
Zoom Help 3x Screen size Help 3.0"
Aperture Help f/1.8 Screen resolution Help 920k dots
Wide angle Help 24 mm Movie format Help 480p @ 30fps
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Also known as: Samsung TL500

Samsung EX1Samsung EX1

Replacement

Samsung has replaced the EX1 with the EX2F .

Samsung EX2F
Samsung EX2F announced July, 2012
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Overall image quality Better image quality
Dynamic range More dynamic range

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Pros

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The Samsung EX1 vs other recent pro digicams

Wide angle Great wide angle lens Help
24 mm
Size Really small Help
Compact 114x63x29 mm
Thickness Thin Help
1.1"
External flash External flash Help
Better lighting
Screen flips out Flip-out screen Help
Great for movies
Screen type OLED Screen Help
Bright and vivid
Macro focus Good macro Help
1 cm

Cons

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The Samsung EX1 vs other recent pro digicams

Low light performance Noisy at high ISO Help
129 ISO
Overall image quality Very low overall image quality Help
40.0
Dynamic range Very narrow dynamic range Help
11.1 EV
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
Not supported
Supports 24p No 24p movies Help
Missing that film look
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
1.5 fps
Sensor type Sensor type Help
CCD
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Announced Old Help
February, 2010
Weight Very heavy Help
386 g
GPS No GPS Help
Missing geo-tagging
Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity Help
None
Sensor size Slightly smaller than average sensor Help
1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm
Movie format Low resolution movies Help
480p @ 30fps
Color depth Little color depth Help
19.2 bits
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
10 MP
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Shutter lag Longer shutter lag Help
320 ms shutter lag
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Battery life Shorter battery life Help
240 shots
Viewfinder Can only preview photos on the screen Help
None
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users
Longest exposure Very short exposures Help
16 seconds

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Discussion

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ZoomBeast (11:33 PM, July 22, 2011)
I'd like to point out, with Smart Range activated, total exposure time is doubled. Its possible to achieve up to 32s exposure!
 
Avatar for E Shah E Shah (3:08 PM, June 12, 2011)
EX1's fast lens is amazing... with a zoom range of 24mm plus the articulated viewer, the great shots and additionally the compact size which perfectly suit me, I do believe the EX1 has won me ever!
 
 
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (0:36 PM, March 15, 2011)
Hi Onigiri,

Samsung's website confirms that the EX1 can focus as close as 1cm.
 
0nigiri (9:58 AM, March 15, 2011)
Is the "Macro capabilities" really 1cm, like the Panasonic LX-5? (got it from here: http://snapsort.com/compare/Panasonic_Lumix_DMC-LX5-vs-Samsung_EX1 at the "Common Strengths") I thought I've read something like 5cm, but I'm not sure.
Would be happy about an answer!
Thanks in advance
 
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (2:45 PM, March 01, 2011)
Thanks for pointing that out Kerry, we've updated weight to say 386g (including battery), and that update will appear on our site later today.
 
Kerryo8o2 (10:14 AM, March 01, 2011)
I thought EX1's weight is 356g??(by samsung official website)
 
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (5:40 PM, September 07, 2010)
You're right, it does, thanks for pointing that out! We've fixed up the specs.
 
camstarter (8:57 PM, September 05, 2010)
I thought Ex1 has flip screen?