Samsung EX2F Point-and Shoot with Wi-Fi Connectivity Arrives

September 26, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

A SMART camera has come knocking on America’s doors. A bit late, but nevertheless welcomed with open arms. Samsung’s latest shooter EX2F point-and-shoot, from their Wi-Fi equipped SMART line-up, is officially on board for American shelves.

Following the footsteps of its predecessor, the TL500, the EX2F compact camera boasts a bright f/1.4, 24-79mm lens for premium image quality and performance. Touching up on the hardware specs stacked up, the camera holds a 12.4-megapixel 1/1.7-inch BSI CMOS sensor, coupled to a top extended ISO setting of 12,800, alongside a 3-inch VGA-res AMOLED display; the Swivel display enables you to check out your images under any lighting conditions.

The shooter handles full manual control and Aperture and Shutter Priority modes. Light exposure can easily be adjusted manually via the Dual Dial and front wheel keys.

The f/1.4-2.7 of the EX2F offers it an additional 2/3 stop of sensitivity over its older sibling. The optical ingredients provide budding photographers, as well as veteran snappers, a more portable gadget than the DSLR, allowing for quality point-and-shoot.

The built-in Neutral Density filter enables the photographer to exert greater control over the exposure time in different conditions, thus your pictures look more neutral even if there’s over-exposure. Dual Optical and Digital Image Stabilization (OIS and DIS) reduces the effect of camera-shake.

The camera is lighter too, than the TL500, owing to its lighter magnesium alloy body. There’s an NX power pin-enabled hot shoe for adding an external mic or flash, and a new micro-USB trigger cable.

Though the camera is light, it does retain some of the bulkiness of its predecessor, so you might find it reluctant to get inside your pocket. The other sweet feature obviously is the Wi-Fi inclusion.

You can share your photos and videos via the integrated Wi-Fi connectivity without any hassles. With Wi-Fi connectivity, users can connect the camera to wireless networks sans the use of any additional cards or devices; uploading on Facebook and Picasa just got a lot more easier.

According to the company, the addition of Wi-Fi to the EX2F, coupled with the brightest lens, gives this camera a pedigree far above others in its class. Samsung had earlier placed a price tag of $550 when they first unveiled the camera; you can get the EX2F for $499.99.

So what do you guys think? Thinking of adding this beauty to your holiday shopping list?

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