Samsung EX1 high-end creative compact unveiled

PMA 2010: Samsung EX1 provides full manual control, a tilt-angle screen and 24mm wideangle f/1.8 lens...

Samsung EX1

Samsung EX1 preview video review: The Samsung EX1 (TL500 as it's known Stateside) sees the company firmly foot itself at the high-end of the compact market. Featuring a bright f/1.8 24-72mm (3x optical zoom) Schneider Kreuznach lens, it's clear the EX1 means serious business. The EX1 features a 3in tilt-angle AMOLED screen (commonly known as OLED, or Organic LED) features, which consumes less power than an LCD equivalent, has a wider viewing angle and higher contrast ratio with brighter, punchier colours. The EX1 has fully manual controls, and is capable of Raw capture. The only notable lacking is no HD movie capability, instead a 640x480 pixel resolution that uses the highly-regarded H.264 standard features. Expected from April 2010, the Samsung EX1 otherwise looks set to be a sturdy compact in a rapidly expanding and strong Samsung lineup.

Samsung EX1 Specifications:
Megapixels: 10MP
Optical Zoom: 3x optical zoom / ultra-wide 24mm
LCD Size: 3.0" swiveling AMOLED
Lens: Schneider KREUZNACH bright f/1.8 lens on a compact camera
Movie Mode: 640x480 @30fps / H.264
Size:114.3mmx63.2mmx29.2mm
Special Features: The Bright f/1.8 lens on a compact camera; 24mm Ultra-Wide-Angle Lens; 3.0in Swiveling AMOLED; Dual Image Stabilisation (Optical + Digital); Manual Controls: A/S/M; RAW support; Smart Auto 2.0 (Still & Movie);Large 1/1.7 inch, high sensitivity CCD; Front Wheel Control
Availability: April 2010
Price: 399.99 (TBC)


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