• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.4 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 80.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 70.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Samsung EX2F advantages over Sony RX100 V

  • Larger lens aperture
    f/1.4 vs f/1.8
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Thinner
    28 mm vs 41 mm
    Thinner
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

Sony RX100 V advantages over Samsung EX2F

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    1 inch vs 1/1.7 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Slower slow-motion
    1000 fps vs 480 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 2.41 vs 1.90 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Better color depth
    22.8 vs 20.0 bits
    Capture richer, more accurate colors
  • Higher effective ISO
    586 vs 209 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Newer
    6 years vs 10 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More dots on screen
    1229k vs 614k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Less shutter lag
    0.19 vs 0.38 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    20.1 vs 12.4 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    23.8 fps vs 10.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    150 vs 9 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 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.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Both provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • 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
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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.

  • Pocket-friendly design; Unbelievably fast burst capture; Generous buffer depth, even for raw; Fast and confident autofocus; Very high resolution gives lots of detail in good light; High ISO noise levels much better than most pocket camera rivals; High-quality 4K video with uncompressed HDMI out; Super-fast High Frame Rate video

  • Very pricey for a compact camera; Still no touch screen; Slow buffer clearing; JPEGs can look over-processed at higher ISOs; Lens doesn't offer much telephoto reach; Battery life is very modest; 4K movies are limited to five minute clips

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
Sony RX100 V
Panasonic LX7
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
  • $297
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Leica D-LUX 6

Samsung EX2F
Leica D-LUX 6
  • $479
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $1600
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • More dots on screen
Sony RX100 V
Leica D-LUX 6
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $1600
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Sony RX100 IV

Samsung EX2F
Sony RX100 IV
  • $479
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
Sony RX100 V
Sony RX100 IV
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Panasonic LX10

Samsung EX2F
Panasonic LX10
  • $479
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Fast startup
  • $498
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Sony RX100 V
Panasonic LX10
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $498
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Sony RX100 VA

Samsung EX2F
Sony RX100 VA
  • $479
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Thinner
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
Sony RX100 V
Sony RX100 VA
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Newer
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
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