• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.4 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 80.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 12,800

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Differences

Samsung EX2F advantages over Panasonic GH3

  • 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
  • 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 555g
    Lighter weight
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.1 fps vs 6.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Panasonic GH3 advantages over Samsung EX2F

  • Larger sensor
    4/3 vs 1/1.7 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 3.75 vs 1.90 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Fast startup
    ~0.80 vs 1.7 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Better color depth
    22.7 vs 20.0 bits
    Capture richer, more accurate colors
  • Higher effective ISO
    812 vs 209 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 540 vs 260 shots
    Capture more photos
  • 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
  • Less shutter lag
    0.21 vs 0.38 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    16.1 vs 12.4 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 9 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

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
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output 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
  • 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
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility

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.

  • Professional quality video in a compact body; Still image quality ranks with the best mirrorless models and even some prosumer DSLRs; Fast autofocus; Rugged, weatherized camera build; Reasonably priced for its advanced feature set; Large selection of high quality lenses.

  • Not as compact as most mirrorless cameras; Live View not available during high speed bursts; High ISO image quality and dynamic range not quite as good as top APS-C cameras.

The Competition

Compared to Panasonic LX7

Samsung EX2F
Panasonic LX7
  • $479
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $297
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • More dots on screen
Panasonic GH3
Panasonic LX7
  • $848
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
  • $297
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Integrated ND filter

Compared to Leica D-LUX 6

Samsung EX2F
Leica D-LUX 6
  • $479
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $699
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • More dots on screen
Panasonic GH3
Leica D-LUX 6
  • $848
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
  • $699
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Integrated ND filter

Compared to Olympus E-M1

Samsung EX2F
Olympus E-M1
  • $479
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Internal flash
  • $1099
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Panasonic GH3
Olympus E-M1
  • $848
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1099
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Panasonic GH4

Samsung EX2F
Panasonic GH4
  • $479
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
Panasonic GH3
Panasonic GH4
  • $848
  • 4/3
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video

Compared to Panasonic LX10

Samsung EX2F
Panasonic LX10
  • $479
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Fast startup
  • $548
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Panasonic GH3
Panasonic LX10
  • $848
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
  • $548
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
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