Olympus XZ-2 iHS vs Samsung EX2F

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Reasons to buy the Olympus XZ-2 iHS

High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung EX2F

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.4
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1700 ms startup delay
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures

Items often bought with the Olympus XZ-2 iHS or Samsung EX2F

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differences

Advantages of the Olympus XZ-2 iHS

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External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The XZ-2 iHS's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 614k dots
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Around 50% higher resolution screen
Battery life
Longer battery life
340 shots vs 260 shots
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More than 30% more shots per battery charge
Color depth
Better color depth
20.4 bits vs 20 bits
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Distinguishes 0.4 more bits of color
Longest exposure
Significantly longer exposures
60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Samsung EX2F

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Screen type
Has an OLED screen
OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/1.4 vs f/1.8
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At its widest zoom, the EX2F 's lens captures much more light (0.7 f-stops)
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Digital
  2. Lens
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  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Size
Smaller
112×62×29 mm vs 113×65×48 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.5 EV vs 11.3 EV
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0.4 f-stops more dynamic range
Thickness
Thinner
1.1" vs 1.9"
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Around 40% thinner
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Weight
Slightly lighter
319 g vs 346 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent pro digicams, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Aperture Very wide aperture Help
              XZ-2 iHSf/1.8
              EX2F f/1.4
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1.0 cm
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Longest exposure Long exposures Help
              XZ-2 iHS60s
              EX2F 30s
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              XZ-2 iHS216 ISO
              EX2F 209 ISO
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              XZ-2 iHS20.4 bits
              EX2F 20 bits
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              XZ-2 iHS11.3 EV
              EX2F 11.5 EV
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              XZ-2 iHS49.0
              EX2F 48.0
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              XZ-2 iHS4x
              EX2F 3.3x

              Compared to recent pro digicams

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              XZ-2 iHS11.8 MP
              EX2F 12 MP
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              XZ-2 iHS1/1.8" 7.44x5.58mm
              EX2F 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $328

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Captures 3D images
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              True resolution Takes slightly lower resolution photos
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $399

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $484 - $649

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Pro digicam

              $500

              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix P340

              Nikon Coolpix P340

              Pro digicam

              $330

              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash

              Olympus XZ-2 iHS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus XZ-1

              Olympus XZ-1

              Pro digicam

              $206

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Sensor size Larger sensor
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Olympus Stylus XZ-10

              Olympus Stylus XZ-10

              Pro digicam

              $192

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Smaller
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

              Samsung EX2F Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $199 - $297

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $259

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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