Samsung EX1 Digital Camera Review

by Johan on July 1, 2010

Samsung EX1 Digital Camera Review

Still remember the Samsung EX1 or also known as the Samsung TL500? PhotographyBLOG has a comprehensive review of this 10-megapixel compact digital camera. Aimed at serious photographers, the EX1 features a large 1/1.7-inch CCD sensor, a 3-inch swivelling AMOLED screen and a bright f/1.8 lens with a 3x focal range of 24-72mm. What’s more, the Samsung EX1 also supports RAW shooting mode, an ISO 80-3200, an external flash hotshoe, the Dual Image Stabilization technology and full manual control over exposure. Here is the verdict:

The Samsung EX1 promises to join the exclusive club of compact system cameras, with a lens adaptor and an external flash hotshoe that may or may not take an optical viewfinder, which really would be a great addition – only time will tell exactly what accessories Samsung will release for the EX1, a plan that worked very well for the Panasonic LX3. Until then the EX1 is a premium compact that delivers a premium user experience and photos, out-performing the admittedly 2-year old LX3 in most regards and joining the likes of the Canon Powershot G11 and S90, Ricoh GR Digital III and of course the LX3 as a great pocket camera for serious photographers.

Available in grey or black, the Samsung EX1/ TL500 is priced at £399 or around $449.


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