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Samsung EX1 digital compact
sports super-swift f/1.8 lens –
but no HD movie
February 21st, 2010 1:01pm mike
Samsung have slammed out the sizzling 10 mega-pixel EX1 snapper with a scorchio
lens, aimed at advanced and enthusiast photographers.
The flagship of the company’s compact digital camera family, the EX1 packs in a
high-performance imaging sensor with the standout feature being an incredible
24mm f/1.8. ultra-wide angle zoom.
“With the EX1, Samsung further differentiates its line up from the competition and
achieves yet another milestone in the industry,” purred Steve Mitchell, General
Marketing Manager, Samsung Digital Imaging.
“With ultra-wide angle capability and unparalleled speed, the EX1’s lens offers a new
level of versatility allowing the user to be more creative and take better pictures,” he
continued, in an insistent manner.
The ultra-fast, f/1.8 lens is coupled with Samsung’s new high-performance 1/1.7”
CCD sensor offering a max ISO 3200 at full-resolution, with the updated DRIMeIII
imaging processor doing the backroom stuff.
Our favourite camera of last year – Panasonic’s astonishing Lumix LX3 – also
features a fast 24mm zoom, and once you get used to capturing big scenes with
ultra-wide lens, even a 28mm lens feels restrictive.
The Samsung steals a march on the Lumix with its three-inch, super-swiveling
AMOLED screen, offering a higher contrast ratio, deeper blacks and more accurate,
vivid colours, with the lower power consumption promising an improved battery life.
There’s also Samsung’s Dual Image Stabilisation technology on-board to shun the
shakes and banish the blurs.
In line with its pro-pleasing aspirations, the The EX1 supports RAW and offers full
shutter-priority, aperture-priority and full Manual shooting modes, as well
as Samsung’s Smart Auto 2.0 (Still & Movie) scene recognition technology.