Samsung TL500 / EX1

Samsung EX1

Samsung EX1

Samsung EX1

Samsung EX1 (Pop-up Flash)

Samsung EX1 (Back View)

Samsung EX1 (Back View)

Samsung EX1 (Top View)

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Samsung targets the enthusiast photographers with the TL500 / EX1 — a high-end compact digital camera with a bright F1.8 3x optical ultra wide angle zoom lens (24-72mm equiv.), built-in Optical Image Stabilization, a high sensitive 10MP (1/1.7-in.) CCD sensor, and a 7.6-cm (3.0-in.) swivelling AMOLED display (920k-dot) in a very professional-looking all-black metal body.

Samsung is definitely vying for the same crowd that buys the Canon G11, S90 and Panasonic LX3. Its F1.8 (W) – F2.4 (T) lens is one of the brightest available: the Canon G11 has a F2.8 (W) – F4.5 (T) 5x 28-140mm (equiv.) lens, the Canon S90 has a F2.0 (W) – F4.9 (T) 3.8x 28-105mm (equiv.) lens, and the Panasonic LX3 has a F2.0 (W) – F2.8 (T) 2.5x 24-60mm (equiv.) lens.

The 3.0-in. swiveling AMOLED screen allows shooting from pretty much any angle, including those tricky overhead and low-to-the-ground shots. AMOLED provides a higher contrast than LCD and allows for easier viewing in direct sunlight.

Other features advanced photographers will appreciate: RAW file support, PASM shooting modes, manual focus, EV (Front) Dial and Dual Dial.

Movie is 640×480 pixels at 30fps with monaural sound.

The Samsung EX1 is available in black and is priced at about US $450 (CAD $450).

Read our Samsung TL500 / EX1 review

Samsung EX1
QuickFact™ Sheet
Samsung EX1 US | CA | UK  
Image Sensor 10.0 Megapixel, 1/1.7-in. High Sensitive CCD
Optical Zoom 3x (24-72mm equiv.)
Aperture F1.8 (W) – F2.4 (T)
Image Stabilization Lens-shift (Optical)
Media SD / SDHC (up to 8GB); Approx. 22 MB Internal Memory
File Format JPEG, RAW
Shooting Modes Smart Auto, Program AE, Shutter Priority AE, Aperture Priority AE, Manual Aperture Adjustment (above 8 steps)
Shutter Speed Auto : 1/1,500 – 1/8 sec.
Program : 1/1,500 – 1 sec.
ASM : 1/1,500 – 16 sec.
Night : 1/1,500 – 8 sec.
Fireworks : 2 sec.
Continuous Shooting Yes [approx. 1.5fps]
Exposure Metering Multi, Spot, Center-weighted
ISO sensitivity Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 (Fullsize)
Autofocus TTL auto focus (Center AF, Multi AF, Selection AF, Tracking AF, Face Detection AF, Smart Face Recognition AF, Manual Focus)
Macro 5 cm / 2.0 in.
White Balance

Auto WB, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent_H, Fluorescent_L, Tungsten, Custom Set, Color Temperature

Viewfinder N/A
Display Monitor 7.6 cm / 3.0 in. Rotating AMOLED, 920k-dot
Movie 640 x 480 @ 30fps, Monaural sound
Battery Li-ion SLB-11A (TBD shots) included
Dimensions (W x H x D) 114.4 x 64.6 x 30.0 mm / 4.5 x 2.5 x 1.2 in.
Weight (body only) 356g / 12.6 oz.
MSRP US $449.99 / CAD $ / UK £395 / €387

*Specifications and equipment are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer. Please consult manufacturer’s site for latest specifications.

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