• 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 18.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200
  • 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.4 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 80.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon EOS-1D C advantages over Samsung EX2F

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs 1/1.7 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 6.94 vs 1.90 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (DCI) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More dots on screen
    1040k vs 614k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    18.1 vs 12.4 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    12.0 fps vs 10.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    204800 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Samsung EX2F advantages over Canon EOS-1D C

  • Less expensive
    $500 vs $15000 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Thinner
    28 mm vs 82 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    318g vs 1545g
    Lighter weight
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Good (modern, not retro!) looks and solid build; f/1.4 Schneider-Kreuznach lens starting at a wide 24mm equivalent with excellent low-light capabilities; Advanced photographic controls and RAW capture; 3-inch, articulated AMOLED monitor.

  • Limited telephoto reach; Inconsistent and disappointing JPEG images; Some corner blurring at both wide and tele; Noise suppression too strong at ISO 800 and above, robbing detail.

The Competition

Compared to Canon 1DX

Canon EOS-1D C
Canon 1DX
  • $6989
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Headphone jack
  • $4959
  • 35mm
Samsung EX2F
Canon 1DX
  • $479
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $4959
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Nikon D4

Canon EOS-1D C
Nikon D4
  • $6989
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • More cross-type AF points
  • $6497
  • 35mm
Samsung EX2F
Nikon D4
  • $479
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $6497
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Panasonic LX7

Canon EOS-1D C
Panasonic LX7
  • $6989
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $398
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Internal flash
Samsung EX2F
Panasonic LX7
  • $479
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $398
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • More dots on screen

Compared to Leica D-LUX 6

Canon EOS-1D C
Leica D-LUX 6
  • $6989
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $1132
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Internal flash
Samsung EX2F
Leica D-LUX 6
  • $479
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $1132
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • More dots on screen

Compared to Nikon D4S

Canon EOS-1D C
Nikon D4S
  • $6989
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • More cross-type AF points
  • $5848
  • 35mm
  • Higher extended ISO
Samsung EX2F
Nikon D4S
  • $479
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $5848
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
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