The Samsung EX1 and its F1.8 fast wide angle lens.
First of all, the Samsung EX1 will stand ubove competition thanks to its larger than
usual sensor which measures 1/1.7" when the tiny little 1/2.33 or 1/2.5" wide sensors
are spreading over manufacturers although it is overcrowded with pixels, this is the 14
megapixels disease we already described here. Not only the sensor of the EX1 is large,
it is alo reasonably low in megapixel count featuring a decent and smart 10 mégapixels
resolution. This allows the EX1 to push its sensitivity up to ISO 3200. The large sensor
will also make possible to manage the depth of field, especially with a fast lens...
Samsung EX1 : first, a large sensor
EX1 lens : 3x wide angle and fast lens aimed at prosumers
And a fast lens, this is just what Samsung engineers have placed on the EX1. They
seem to undErstand photographers at Samsung's ! It should offer a high level of
image quality and gained the "SchneiDer Kreuznach" label. Here is what is nice
about that lens :
2- It is a very fast lens indeed : F1.8 at 14mm and F2.5 at 72mm which will help
narrowing the DPF of your images or avoiding the use of a flash inside.
1- It offers a wide short focal lengTh starting at 24mm, perfect for landscapes.
3- It is optically stabilized.
Samsung had to remain to a 3x zoom because of the large sensor in order to
avoid too big a camera.
3" AMOLED screen : we love it !
AMOLED technology on the TL500 / EX1
Samsung is pushing its AMOLED screen technology on its cameras as seen on
the WB650 / HZ35W or on the new NX series, the NX10
. Here again, we are glad
to find a nice 3" AMOLEd screen which helps improving image quality : brighter,
more contrast, better colors... but also helps reducing power consumption
allowing a better battery life. Icing on the cake : this 3" screen is swiveling and we