Good depth of field for a compact
The Samsung EX2F seems to be the best compact option at $500, which used to be the average price in this category. We draw a lot of comparisons to the Sony RX100, but it's easy to forget that model costs $150 more than most of the competition. Of course it remains to be seen how many consumers are willing to pay "only" $500, which is already expensive by compact standards, and pony up the extra 30 percent for the RX100, which is clearly a better camera.
Intuitive control layout, Very impressive noise mangement
The EX2F may look a bit retro and unergonomic, but it responds almost as if it were an extension of the photographer. In hand, the little EX2F feels just right. All controls are logically placed and come easily to hand. The EX2F's strongest appeal will be to straight-shooters because it was clearly designed for reactive photography.
Easy to access controls, Simple Wi-Fi sharing
With the exception of the odd unusually dark or very high contrast scene, the Samsung EX2F is a very capable compact camera that delivers high-quality images with plenty of detail at the lower sensitivity settings, and natural colour.
Wi-Fi connectivity has been well integrated, and the system is easy to set up and use.
Image quality is, on the whole, impressive
The Samsung EX2F is a richly featured advanced compact that builds on the strengths of its predecessor to produce an impressive little camera. From the super-fast f/1.4 lens to Raw capture, and from the impressive AMOLED screen to the camera's built-in Wi-Fi functionality the EX2F is just about everything an advanced compact should be.
Very good image quality, Excellent Wi-Fi sharing
The Samsung EX2F is a good compact camera capable of taking high quality photos, with a bright f/1.4 lens with image stabilisation - this makes it extremely capable when shooting in low light situations. Noise control is a little worse than we hoped although colours are bright and vibrant, whilst still appearing natural.
Raw file capture, good quality images
Whether Wi-Fi's a bother or not, the EX2F has other top features: an f/1.4-2.7 maximum aperture lens, vari-angle OLED screen and low ISO images are decent. However, with so much competition out there, the 1/1.7-inch sensor isn't going to beat larger sensor models such as the Sony RX100, while the camera's inconsistent autofocus, limited zoom range and so-so battery life are other downsides.
Dual mode dials at the top of the camera make for an easy shooting experience
The EX2F is Samsung's best compact camera yet. While it's not quite smashing the ball out of the park on image quality, it does do very well on the spec sheet, including useful features like a dual mode dial and a flip-out AMOLED screen.
Fast, precise burst mode shooting
Aside from the impressive 18x lens which, we must admit, is pretty astounding on a camera of this size, the Samsung WB750 is quintessentially average. Over the course of a 16 page review, it seems the English language lacks a sufficient variety of adjectives to describe this cameraâ??s ordinariness. Color performance is standard, resolution abilities are run-of-the-mill, prevalence of noise is typical, and the user interface isâ?¦normal?
Compact size packs a punch with 18x zoom
The Samsung WB750 is a powerful compact package which boasts some unmatched features in this size and price range. With a plethora of creative options, good image quality, and blazing fast performance, the WG750 is touch to beat in the compact Super-zoom category. It does however shot a bit more noise than we'd like to see.
Full manual controls
The Samsung WB750 is the latest entry in a quick-changing line-up of travel-zoom cameras from the South Korean giant, designed to take on and beat the market-leading Panasonic TZ-series. With a new 12.5 BSI sensor, 18x zoom lens, 1080p movies, full manual controls, 10fps burst shooting and a 3 inch LCD screen, it certainly has all the credentials to compete with its rivals, although unwanted noise and colour desaturation at relatively slow ISO speeds, below average battery life and slow...
Good build quality, Dual movie and stills capture
The breadth of exposure modes and menu options means that the Samsung WB750 is a camera that both beginners and more advanced users can tailor to their needs. Hardcore travel photographers might bemoan the lack of GPS, but in almost all other respects it gives more expensive big zoom compacts such as the Panasonic TZ30 a run for their money.
Quick access to options with the Fn button
The Samsung WB750 is a compact camera with a lot of zoom. Add in high speed shooting, HDR and numerous shooting options including panoramic sweep mode and you have an appealing camera. Especially with the camera being easy to use and producing good photos. Full HD with stereo sound is good and the ability to take 10 megapixel photos while recording is quite rare.
Good build quality, excellent grip
The Samsung WB750 is a good superzoom compact. It's not quite up there with the Sony HX9V or the Canon SX230 and it could certainly use a better lens, but otherwise it gives perfectly decent performances. The TN screen, however, is a real let-down for a top-end camera, and is ultimately to blame for the camera's three-star review.
Certainly an attractive proposition
With its image quality, fast delivery and range of features, the Samsung WB750 is certainly an attractive proposition. Checking out the Internet I have seen this camera being advertised at prices ranging from £150 up to £192 so if you are in the market for a stylish looking digital camera that should not disappoint then shop around.
Nice build quality
The Samsung ST30 is most suited to families looking for a budget digital compact camera that is easily pocketed for security and convenience without compromising too much on quality. It's got a decent build so if one of the kids gets hold of it and drops it, there's more chance of the camera withstanding the impact. If you're looking for a budget digital compact camera that produces good pictures then this a camera worth looking at.
Good value for money
The Samsung ST30 may not be as feature packed as other cameras, or may not offer as good handling as more expensive cameras, however, the Samsung ST30 (like the Kodak Easyshare Mini) has a number of key qualities that make it appealing for these reasons: It's REALLY small, it's got a really low price, and it looks really cute.
The ST30 provides great value by bringing together an attractive design with a set of market-leading features, providing great images on the move. The ultra compact model really packs a punch, with Smart Auto focus, an internal battery charging system, a 28mm lens and 3x power optical zoom, all contained within the cameraâ?? s fun-sized body.
A very well-realised compact camera
The Samsung WB2000 / TL350 is a very well-specified and importantly a very well-realised compact camera that should appeal to still photographers and videographers alike. The ability to take 10 RAW photos in a second and capture full HD video footage using the same pocket-sized camera means that the WB2000 has few real rivals.
Brilliant 3-inch AMOLED display
Costing just under Â£300, the Samsung WB2000 isn't cheap for a compact but its image quality and brilliant 3-inch AMOLED display justify the price tag. High ISO performance unbeaten in its class and an ultra-reliable autofocus make the WB2000 a stunningly reliable all-rounder.
Superb AMOLED rear screen provides life-like images
Samsung has packed a lot in to this initially unassuming point and shoot, but it commands a slight premium as a result. The extra outlay can be partly justified by the brighter AMOLED screen, RAW and JPEG capture options, plus neat functionality; including one touch Full HD video recording and seamless panoramic shooting
Innovative little Samsung camera with manual features and high-speed video
The Samsung WB2000 has some unique features that make it stand out in a crowded compact camera market, but it's by no means a perfect camera. Its colours could stand to be more vibrant and natural and its overall image clarity could be better, and some of its controls could also be better. But in saying that, it's a versatile camera with a slew of fun features that include smart filters and an ability to capture slow motion video.
Our first impressions of the TL225 have been fairly positive.
As camera makers rush to try and come up with the next big thing to move camera volume during these economic hardships, Samsung has engineered a new idea that will either turn on new customers or have them scratching their heads.
My first thoughts about the TL225 were a bit cynical to say the least. I opened up the package and saw that there was no printed out manual (relying on a CD-ROM once again), strike one, and started to inspect the camera body and the rest of the contents.
Image quality is very good.
You've probably seen the Samsung DualView TL225 camera in TV commercials recently. It's not often camera manufacturers highlight a single camera model with a TV campaign, especially a point and shoot camera, but Samsung has good reason to promote this model.
You don't need to ready my DualView TL225 review to realize the "wow" factor of this camera, thanks to its two LCD screens. However, what my review does show is that the DualView TL225 both looks great and performs really well.
excellent contrast and image detail
Overall the Samsung DualView TL225 is definitely a unique camera with the dual-displays and the large touch screen on the back. The ability to record 720p HD-video is another plus along with the good image quality too. The price point isn't bad either, but for some it may be slightly out of reach.
In many ways the super zoom Samsung WB650 is a better camera than the Panasonic TZ10. It has a better zoom range, a more accurate GPS system, a sharper monitor and crucially longer battery life. Also, build quality, design and handling are all excellent, but it can't quite match its rival on low ISO image quality.
Fringing was minimal for a compact of this caliber and colors were lively and punchy.
The Samsung SL820 is in a tight spot. The Canon PowerShots and Panasonic Lumix models are kicking behind in this price range, so there's really nowhere for the SL820 to go. This compact is heavier than the competition, has a plain-Jane feature set and produced images that were decent, but nothing to hold a parade for. We liked the large LCD and rugged, durable chassis, but the rest of the SL820 just seemed like a swanky plastic wrapper with no sustenance inside.
very promising camera
The TL500 is a very promising camera that looks like it will be a good pick for those who want a camera they can control, but who don't want to lug around an SLR. It has a great set of controls and features, including a full manual mode that is actually usable thanks to the dual control dials on the front and back.
Samsung's latest TL-series powerhouse, the TL500 (aka the EX1 in Europe) is an advanced camera aimed towards photo enthusiasts that demand high-end features and control in their digital cameras.
Samsung has put together a worthy competitor in the "compact prosumer" category. It offers image quality and High ISO performance that is matched by few cameras of the same size, however you pay a hefty price for these performance results and features.
Excellent dual-image stabilization
The Samsung TL500 has some drool-worthy specs and shoots great photos, but it stumbles on usability and video quality. The Samsung TL500 has some drool-worthy specs and shoots great photos, but it stumbles on usability and video quality. The G12 delivers excellent image and video quality; and it backs up its manual controls with fun scene modes, an optical viewfinder, and a tilt-and-swivel LCD screen.
Your images and the navigation menus look reasonably sharp on the OLED screen, and it’s bright enough for satisfactory viewing under most lighting conditions.
The Samsung TL500 is an excellent camera, and its F1.8 maximum aperture and OLED screen are excellent in a camer of this type. But usability issues make it less than ideal for both novices and expert users.
Excellent dual-image stabilization
The Samsung TL500 is an excellent camera, but it lags significantly behind rival models in video quality, macro mode, manual focus controls, and in-camera menus. Its F1.8 maximum aperture and OLED screen are unmatched by any other camera in this roundup, but the TL500's usability issues make it less than ideal for both novices and expert users.
Overall, the TL500 provided a solid first impression in terms of controls, handling and shooting.
The Samsung TL500 is a very intriguing camera â?? one that will certainly garner the attention of many in the months to come. Of course, the obvious question yet to be answered is that of image quality. If the image quality proves satisfactory, the advanced point and shoot market will be a little more crowded with a serious offering from Samsung.
At lower ISO's I was impressed with the camera's dynamic range.
There's a lot to like about the Samsung EX-1. Build quality is exemplary â?? a notch above what one usually finds in this price point. The lens is as good as it gets for a camera in the price range, and indeed better than many. Ergonomics and other handling issues are par for the course, and again, better than most.
Image quality is on a par with other cameras of this type, and the EX-1 in no way suffers by comparison with competing models from Canon or Panasonic.
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