EX1 vs EX2...........?

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Has there been any online comparison between the new EX2 and the EX1?

Real soon. I ordered my EX2 today and should have it by the end of the week. I will shoot it side by side with my EX1 and post samples here. Joe

My EX-1 has many fails. autofocus fails sometimes and ruins a picture in the right moment and the WBalance fails to a pink cast in the same place-picture conditions. I hope they fix these problems. I would like to update the camera but there are some options in the market now, Sony X100 (lack of 24mm) and the Conon S110 as a compact with 24mm are my options. According to the test link I post, I am affraid I am loosing something better if i choose Samsung again.

That's exactly the kind of test I want to see. I might pickup an EX2 a little futher down the line if I know I'll get improved image quality/handling over my EX1's. Not that I'm really complaining about image quality that much, but there are a few operational quirks that are a little annoying. The EX1 is still the best P&S digital camera I've owned. Yes, I know there are many that are probably better, but I'm not a P&S person anyway and just want a camera to carry when I don't want to carry my big stuff or to carry along with my film cameras.

I handled the EX2 in a camera store and will definitely upgrade from my EX1 cause it is faster in every aspect. And I want the extra features like WIFI or 10 pics a second burst. I especially like the colour reproduction of the EX1, in difficult light situations it is fast and easy to use a grey card. I also tried the other contenders and I must say any smaller than the EX1 or 2 wouldn't suit me. Honestly - are there really that many people who carry an expensive compact in their jeans pockets?

The only significant test I have found is that: http://thenewcamera.com/samsung-ex2f-vs-canon-s100-high-iso-test/

Here you have a test. is the EX2 against their competitors. specially the S110 and the new Sony. http://www.digitalversus.com/digital-camera/face-off/86586fe2418d92f719d435d7f04112a2909fa245

MISTERX wrote: Here you have a test. is the EX2 against their competitors. specially the S110 and the new Sony. http://www.digitalversus.com/digital-camera/face-off/86586fe2418d92f719d435d7f04112a2909fa245
Its a pity just about every camera uses a different ISO for a given test, you would think in a test they could control this a bit better. I can't make any conclusion from this. Brian

See also the links named as EX2 at the bottom of the page, it has more real pictures.

MISTERX wrote: A better test: http://article.dcview.com/newreadarticle.php?id=10941
Nice finds, they have much better comparisons. It looks like the EX2F is better in sunlight with a higher contrast and maybe better DR as the sky is not turning green which is a major fix. Also EX2F has better high ISO, at least one stop better than the EX1. In most of those the EX1 has very blotchy noise from ISO800 upwards, but the EX2F could easily use ISO1600. This has addressed some of the weak IQ points about the EX1 where you must work within the tight limits to get a good result. Brian

My EX2 is in transit and right now it just left Champaign IL headed for St. Louis. I should have it before the end of the week and I'll shoot some careful side by side tests with my EX1. Hang in there. I'll get you the samples you want. Joe

My new EX2 has arrived and the battery is charging. Size and weight are very comparable to the EX1 -- not enough difference to matter. Build quality seems equivalent to the EX1 -- thank heaven. Joe

The EX2 test images can be compared to many different cameras on the I-R website's Comparometer. However, they do not also have EX1 images stored in this system. http://www.imaging-resource.com/IMCOMP/COMPS01.HTM Dennis

Got the EX2 battery charged, but I had to walk to a meeting. I did manage to take a couple photos with the EX2. It starts up noticeably faster than the EX1 and the lens zoom control is operational much soon. It took me all of a couple minutes to find my way through the menu system and the function button. The EC control is still where it belongs thank heaven. I should have time in the morning to shoot a couple EX2-EX1 side by sides but then I'll have to go to work before I process them--should have them up here on Friday. In the meantime here's my first EX2 frame of my favorite test subject: Cheapy Smokes. It's a good test subject with lots of detail and texture and contrast range. This JPG is from a raw capture given bare minimum processing. No sharpening in camera and no sharpening in the raw conversion and no sharpening to create the JPEG. All I did was white balance and basic tone adjust the photo. My first reaction is positive. Note the far right side of the frame and the parking sign and newspaper box. Holding that kind of detail on the frame edge is why I loved the EX1 and the EX2 is not disappointing. Color fidelity looks as good as the EX1. My first reaction is positive and the built-in ND filter totally rocks! Joe sam_0001.jpg

Appears to have a little more colour saturation which is good I think as I often find the EX1 slightly too low. Keep them coming. Brian

Joe, Looks very good and I can't wait until you have time to really give it a test run. I'm always amazed at what the Schneider lens can do on my EX1's. I notice that your upper right corner is a tad softer than that of the left, but it is hard to design a lens of this speed and focal length that is absolutely perfect. Heck, most of the "high-end" DSLR lenses aren't as good as this. Also, both of my EX1's have a very slight softness area, but it really doesn't affect my type of photography. My main concern with the EX2 is if it is a big enough improvement in the ares I'm interested in to warrant buying one ASAP or just waiting for the usual Samsung price drop. As for right now I'm very happy with the output of the EX!. JohnW

Ysarex wrote: Got the EX2 battery charged, but I had to walk to a meeting. I did manage to take a couple photos with the EX2. It starts up noticeably faster than the EX1 and the lens zoom control is operational much soon. It took me all of a couple minutes to find my way through the menu system and the function button. The EC control is still where it belongs thank heaven. I should have time in the morning to shoot a couple EX2-EX1 side by sides but then I'll have to go to work before I process them--should have them up here on Friday. In the meantime here's my first EX2 frame of my favorite test subject: Cheapy Smokes. It's a good test subject with lots of detail and texture and contrast range. This JPG is from a raw capture given bare minimum processing. No sharpening in camera and no sharpening in the raw conversion and no sharpening to create the JPEG. All I did was white balance and basic tone adjust the photo. My first reaction is positive. Note the far right side of the frame and the parking sign and newspaper box. Holding that kind of detail on the frame edge is why I loved the EX1 and the EX2 is not disappointing. Color fidelity looks as good as the EX1. My first reaction is positive and the built-in ND filter totally rocks! Joe sam_0001.jpg
Excellent image! Even though the light was good. I sharpened it at full pixel level and it held up well. Some noise in the sky but overall it surprised me.

OK, I got out this morning with both cameras (no tripod yet), but I was able to walk around the block and up the back alley and grab some side by side shots hand held. Right now I'm doing what I usually do and that's grab raw captures. I have the cameras set to AWB and sharpness, contrast and saturation at default; NOTE: the EXIF data will show those values but they have no effect on the raw files. My processing method right now is to open each raw file in ACR and do nothing but white balance -- no sharpening, no CA correction, no noise suppression. Once imported into Photoshop a Levels tweak if needed and save to JPEG. My processing goal then is to get a look at lens performance without software intervention. Here's the first two side by side shots. ex1_test_01.jpg ex2_test_01.jpg In the above shot I set both cameras to A priority and tried to match the f/stops (cameras wouldn't let me get an exact match). ex1_test_02.jpg ex2_test_02.jpg In this photo I wanted to see the lens at 24mm and about one stop down from wide open. Wow! The EX2 lens does a much better job controlling distortion and f/1.4 totally rocks! I have to run to work now and I'm afraid I'll be at work till late tonight. This weekend I'll have time to do more. Joe P.S. Brian, the EX2 is absolutely delivering higher color saturation compared to the EX1 and your cherished sky color seems to be dead on accurate. JW, I wish the L series zoom on my 5D mkII was as good as the lens on the EX1, it's starting to look like the EX2 is going to make my $1100.00 Canon lens look even sorrier.

I'm impressed! Nor blown away, but impressed. It does look like the image quality has improved a little, but like I said earlier the EX1 was already GREAT! Hard to improve on that end, but I'll stay tuned to see how you like the handling and the rest. JohnW

Ysarex wrote: P.S. Brian, the EX2 is absolutely delivering higher color saturation compared to the EX1 and your cherished sky color seems to be dead on accurate. JW, I wish the L series zoom on my 5D mkII was as good as the lens on the EX1, it's starting to look like the EX2 is going to make my $1100.00 Canon lens look even sorrier.
That would be very good then, the deficiency of colour is not much at ISO80, but because the noise washes out the colour in the EX1, as the ISO rises the colour become too muted. I find that saturation +1 and ISO200 to be about right, but as it has no ND filter then the shutter speed is too high, so I now use it with the ISO set to 100. Many scenes around us don't have much colour so a little extra doesn't matter, and occasionally there is an image with a little bit too much, but it can be adjusted in PP if desired. Yes, it is hard to get precise sky colour at all times of the day, and where I live the EX1 gets it a bit too green in the mornings, then by the warmer afternoon light it is about right. My current workaround for this is to use the Kelvin WB setting set to 5500 deg. It is working very well, but of course outside of daylight hours I must set it back to AWB. These are only little things, but the longer you own the camera the more noticable they become, it would be nice if some of these things were fixed. That second one of the EX1 has a lot of barrel distortion, I gather this is uncorrected raw. Brian

brianj wrote:
Ysarex wrote: P.S. Brian, the EX2 is absolutely delivering higher color saturation compared to the EX1 and your cherished sky color seems to be dead on accurate. JW, I wish the L series zoom on my 5D mkII was as good as the lens on the EX1, it's starting to look like the EX2 is going to make my $1100.00 Canon lens look even sorrier.
That second one of the EX1 has a lot of barrel distortion, I gather this is uncorrected raw. Brian
Yep, uncorrected raw. Right now I'm running these tests with my priorities of course and I want to compare the optics above all else. The EX2 photo is likewise uncorrected and it's much better. I see this as a substantial improvement. It's great that we can use software after the fact to counter deficiencies in the optics but there's always a priced paid for that. I was first attracted to the EX1 because of the lens. I felt the Samsung engineers were listening just to me when they designed that camera -- IQ performance above all other concerns and a conservative approach. I felt the price of the EX1 was justified entirely by the lens. I want to feel the same way about the EX2. I paid $403.00 US for the EX2 and in my mind I feel I bought a lens worth $403.00. Joe

Here's another side by side from yesterday morning. Again these are raw files with no sharpening, no noise suppression, no distortion correction and no CA correction of any kind. One of first reasons I fell in love with the EX1 was it's astonishing, and I mean astonishing, lack of CA for a zoom lens. I teach photography at the college level and I get every make and model camera through class eventually. Last week one of my students just got her new Nikon D5100 and kit lens, etc. -- so I get to see them all. I've said before I wouldn't trade the EX1 for any entry level DSLR with kit zoom and I"ve meant it. So in this test I was interested in the bright white gutters and fascia along the roof; looking for CA. It's there and if anything the EX1 might have the edge -- I'd call it a tie. Both cameras turn in stellar performances and in this regard if you have a Nikon, Canon, Olympus, Pentax DSLR with the standard kit zoom (probably at best an f/3.5 by the way)..... well I don't want to be rude and gloat. Joe ex1_test_03.jpg ex2_test_03.jpg

Joe, I have to agree on the tie for CA. The EX1 might have a slight edge if you look at the white trim in the upper right corner. Also, in these two shots the EX1 looks to have just a touch more contrast/sharpness edge over the EX2. I don't see anything, as far as image quality goes, that makes me want to run right out and buy a new EX2. I'll just keep limping along with my EX1's and wait for the fire sale. Great cameras that most folks have never heard of makes for low sales and soon-to-be lower price. Why doesn't Samsung hire a better PR team? Thanks for the comparison Joe and I'll watch for more on this. JohnW

JW PHOTO wrote: Joe, I have to agree on the tie for CA. The EX1 might have a slight edge if you look at the white trim in the upper right corner. Also, in these two shots the EX1 looks to have just a touch more contrast/sharpness edge over the EX2. I don't see anything, as far as image quality goes, that makes me want to run right out and buy a new EX2. I'll just keep limping along with my EX1's and wait for the fire sale. Great cameras that most folks have never heard of makes for low sales and soon-to-be lower price. Why doesn't Samsung hire a better PR team? Thanks for the comparison Joe and I'll watch for more on this. JohnW
I agree. I think I'm going to be able to get slightly better results from the EX2, but the change is fairly small. I'm actually in one way relieved, because I'm not finding the EX2 inferior to the EX1. I was really frightened when I placed the order fearing that Samsung could have easily "featured-up" the camera and otherwise degraded it's performance relative to the EX1 -- seen that happen before. Someone in that EX2 engineering team wants the same camera I want and she/he knows how to design it. I can ignore the features. I don't know what's wrong with Samsung able to build cameras like these two and not managing to let the world know -- I'm stymied. I was in class last night and I've got an amateur enthusiast in my class who has a lot of $$$$. He just bought a 50mm f/1.4 for his Canon 7D for just about exactly what I paid for the EX2. He was all excited to show me and I had the EX2 in my laptop bag. I congratulated him on his new lens and then I showed him the EX2. One of my other students shook her head and said with exasperation, "You have a 5D and you just bought another P&S!!" Joe

This evening I broke out the tripod and I ran the high end ISO test side by side with the two cameras. Small sensor cameras do very badly at high ISOs -- we know that, but for the record here they are. Again the raw files without noise suppression, sharpening, etc. Joe ISO 800 ex1_test_04.jpg ex2_test_04.jpg ISO 1600 ex1_test_05.jpg ex2_test_05.jpg

Ysarex wrote: This evening I broke out the tripod and I ran the high end ISO test side by side with the two cameras. Small sensor cameras do very badly at high ISOs -- we know that, but for the record here they are. Again the raw files without noise suppression, sharpening, etc.
As I have said before, and these images show me again that the EX2 is a step better in ISO, and has less blotchy chroma noise. For me this would equate to being able to use up to ISO1600 on the EX2 wheras I only go as high as ISO800 on the EX1. Being mainly a daylight shooter, there is not a lot of benefit for me to upgrade. Brian

brianj wrote:
Ysarex wrote: This evening I broke out the tripod and I ran the high end ISO test side by side with the two cameras. Small sensor cameras do very badly at high ISOs -- we know that, but for the record here they are. Again the raw files without noise suppression, sharpening, etc.
As I have said before, and these images show me again that the EX2 is a step better in ISO, and has less blotchy chroma noise. For me this would equate to being able to use up to ISO1600 on the EX2 wheras I only go as high as ISO800 on the EX1. Being mainly a daylight shooter, there is not a lot of benefit for me to upgrade. Brian
Well, I looked over Joe's high ISO shots and I think it all comes down to a little heavier noise reduction of some type in the EX2. If you run these at least at 100%, on my monitor anyway, the EX1 images show slightly finer detail. Of course that could be due to slight camera/lens variations also. So, for me anyway, I'll take the EX1 since I didn't buy it for high ISO work in the first place. I find the EX1's combination super-fast lens and great sensor is enough for me to compensate for lack of real high ISO performance. If I need a camera for real high ISO work I will use my trusty Canon 5D, which is better than some of the "so-called" new high ISO champs. JohnW

JW PHOTO wrote:
brianj wrote:
Ysarex wrote: This evening I broke out the tripod and I ran the high end ISO test side by side with the two cameras. Small sensor cameras do very badly at high ISOs -- we know that, but for the record here they are. Again the raw files without noise suppression, sharpening, etc.
As I have said before, and these images show me again that the EX2 is a step better in ISO, and has less blotchy chroma noise. For me this would equate to being able to use up to ISO1600 on the EX2 wheras I only go as high as ISO800 on the EX1. Being mainly a daylight shooter, there is not a lot of benefit for me to upgrade. Brian
Well, I looked over Joe's high ISO shots and I think it all comes down to a little heavier noise reduction of some type in the EX2. If you run these at least at 100%, on my monitor anyway, the EX1 images show slightly finer detail. Of course that could be due to slight camera/lens variations also. So, for me anyway, I'll take the EX1 since I didn't buy it for high ISO work in the first place. I find the EX1's combination super-fast lens and great sensor is enough for me to compensate for lack of real high ISO performance. If I need a camera for real high ISO work I will use my trusty Canon 5D, which is better than some of the "so-called" new high ISO champs. JohnW
I did notice the difference in noise reduction and agree with your assessment, so for me the EX1 has slightly more fine detail but it also has more blotchy chroma patches, maybe noise is not the right word here, it is more like visible patches of green mainly and other colours in the dark areas. One reason why this blotchy noise of the EX1 is troubling is that it cannot be removed easily, so for me the solution is to keep the ISO limited to about 400. This doesn't trouble me too much as I do most of my photography in good light. It looks to me that the EX1 is still a competant camera. Brian

brianj wrote:
JW PHOTO wrote:
brianj wrote:
Ysarex wrote: This evening I broke out the tripod and I ran the high end ISO test side by side with the two cameras. Small sensor cameras do very badly at high ISOs -- we know that, but for the record here they are. Again the raw files without noise suppression, sharpening, etc.
As I have said before, and these images show me again that the EX2 is a step better in ISO, and has less blotchy chroma noise. For me this would equate to being able to use up to ISO1600 on the EX2 wheras I only go as high as ISO800 on the EX1. Being mainly a daylight shooter, there is not a lot of benefit for me to upgrade. Brian
Well, I looked over Joe's high ISO shots and I think it all comes down to a little heavier noise reduction of some type in the EX2. If you run these at least at 100%, on my monitor anyway, the EX1 images show slightly finer detail. Of course that could be due to slight camera/lens variations also. So, for me anyway, I'll take the EX1 since I didn't buy it for high ISO work in the first place. I find the EX1's combination super-fast lens and great sensor is enough for me to compensate for lack of real high ISO performance. If I need a camera for real high ISO work I will use my trusty Canon 5D, which is better than some of the "so-called" new high ISO champs. JohnW
I did notice the difference in noise reduction and agree with your assessment, so for me the EX1 has slightly more fine detail but it also has more blotchy chroma patches, maybe noise is not the right word here, it is more like visible patches of green mainly and other color's in the dark areas. One reason why this blotchy noise of the EX1 is troubling is that it cannot be removed easily, so for me the solution is to keep the ISO limited to about 400. This doesn't trouble me too much as I do most of my photography in good light. It looks to me that the EX1 is still a competant camera. Brian ?I agree with you about the blotchy spots and the almost impossible task of removing them. I also use Sigma cameras with the Foveon sensor and have found the same thing only it output yellow blotches at higher ISO. I also try to only shoot those cameras at ISO 400 and below. Actually ISO 50-100 is near perfect with those cameras. If you shoot/process for monochrome the problem doesn't really show, but in color it's terrible. I guess that's why I really like the old Canon 5D for higher ISO work. So, the Canon 5D and Samsung EX1 turns out to complement each other since I like the high ISO of the Canon and the fine color/sharpness of the EX1. Plus, I can carry both at the same time if I want to. JohnW

In a recently travel to Venice Italy i carry my 5D and the Samsung EX-1, the 5D was heavy due to the extra optics and finally I ended shooting with the EX-1 only. The EX-1 has better screen and at first sight the images were better from the EX-1. finally when at home the computer show the 5D is a better camera but the low light situations like inside museums was a matter of the EX-1. 5D screen is painfull and useless for inspection. 5D never fails I like the EX-1 quality build, but is not perfect. but in search of the best camera I would like to change-upgrade to something better, a luminous 24mm optic , stabilzed, OLED screen, so... I know the EX2 is better than the EX-1 but the matter is: is the EX2 the best option? I am not going to sell the EX-1 as the price is ridiculous but I am thinking to upgrade to something better, perhaps the Sony EX100 or the Canon S110. something light and powerfull specially in low light conditions. I have the EX-1 and that makes me look for something different as I can go back to it. If only the Sony was 24mm....

MISTERX wrote:In a recently travel to Venice Italy i carry my 5D and the Samsung EX-1, the 5D was heavy due to the extra optics and finally I ended shooting with the EX-1 only. The EX-1 has better screen and at first sight the images were better from the EX-1. finally when at home the computer show the 5D is a better camera but the low light situations like inside museums was a matter of the EX-1. 5D screen is painfull and useless for inspection. 5D never fails I like the EX-1 quality build, but is not perfect. but in search of the best camera I would like to change-upgrade to something better, a luminous 24mm optic , stabilzed, OLED screen, so... I know the EX2 is better than the EX-1 but the matter is: is the EX2 the best option? I am not going to sell the EX-1 as the price is ridiculous but I am thinking to upgrade to something better, perhaps the Sony EX100 or the Canon S110. something light and powerfull specially in low light conditions. I have the EX-1 and that makes me look for something different as I can go back to it. If only the Sony was 24mm....
If only the Sony had 24mm -- that was the feature issue for me. The EX1/2 is just about the only camera that meets all my non-negotiable requirements for a compact camera. My other camera is a 5DmkII, I like it even though it's L series lenses aren't as good as the EX1/2 lenses. Non-negotiable: 24mm equiv. -- simply can't survive without it. Approx. 3x zoom with excellent IQ (larger zoom ranges typically sacrifice quality). Small, but not light -- I hate plastic junk (Canon S110). raw capture. Full exposure control. ..................................... I don't know another camera that checks off that list. Joe

JW PHOTO wrote: If you run these at least at 100%, on my monitor anyway, the EX1 images show slightly finer detail.
Agree. I looked at the small text in the middle of back of the book Path Of Destruction (pretty much smack in the middle of the shot) and I find it more readable on the EX-1 pic than the EX-2. Noise is obviously lower with the EX-2, but once details are gone, they're gone... Anyway, I still haven't found an ideal upgrade for the EX-1. On one hand, I can't do without a flip screen - it's just so incredibly handy with a P&S. On the other, so far as I can see, to really step up in IQ, you need a Sony RX100 which lacks true wideangle and has no flippy either. A NX100+30mm would beat it handily in IQ, but then it's huge, has a fix focal length, and... no flippy. I am seriously looking at the NEX5, but the compact lens choices are bad, and with decent lenses we're talking huge cameras compared to the EX. The EX-1 might have to serve for a while yet...

MGJA wrote: A NX100+30mm would beat it handily in IQ, but then it's huge, has a fix focal length, and... no flippy. I am seriously looking at the NEX5, but the compact lens choices are bad, and with decent lenses we're talking huge cameras compared to the EX.The EX-1 might have to serve for a while yet...
Can't be agree with you. First, NX100 is NOT HUGE (a little bit slippery though). Second you can easily add 16mm pancake to make your system more flexible and as compact as EX1. 30mm+16mm pancakes will cover most of your needs - landscape, portrait, street.

Kuturgan wrote:
MGJA wrote: A NX100+30mm would beat it handily in IQ, but then it's huge, has a fix focal length, and... no flippy. I am seriously looking at the NEX5, but the compact lens choices are bad, and with decent lenses we're talking huge cameras compared to the EX.The EX-1 might have to serve for a while yet...
Can't be agree with you. First, NX100 is NOT HUGE (a little bit slippery though). Second you can easily add 16mm pancake to make your system more flexible and as compact as EX1. 30mm+16mm pancakes will cover most of your needs - landscape, portrait, street.
No way, now you're carrying a second lens -- you're talking bag. Where's your macro capability? The EX1/2 zoom lens is amazing and all one piece. The whole point of the EX1/2 is a compact camera in your pocket ready to use any time anywhere. No camera bag and no changing lenses when I'm out. The EX2 sits on my desk ready to go and I never leave the house without it. That was the idea. Joe

MGJA wrote:
JW PHOTO wrote: If you run these at least at 100%, on my monitor anyway, the EX1 images show slightly finer detail.
Agree. I looked at the small text in the middle of back of the book Path Of Destruction (pretty much smack in the middle of the shot) and I find it more readable on the EX-1 pic than the EX-2. Noise is obviously lower with the EX-2, but once details are gone, they're gone... Anyway, I still haven't found an ideal upgrade for the EX-1. On one hand, I can't do without a flip screen - it's just so incredibly handy with a P&S. On the other, so far as I can see, to really step up in IQ, you need a Sony RX100 which lacks true wideangle and has no flippy either. A NX100+30mm would beat it handily in IQ, but then it's huge, has a fix focal length, and... no flippy. I am seriously looking at the NEX5, but the compact lens choices are bad, and with decent lenses we're talking huge cameras compared to the EX. The EX-1 might have to serve for a while yet...
I'm pretty much where you are when it comes to an upgrade. I like the Sony rx100 and could live with a 28mm wide end, but would miss build quality and articulate screen. I also thought about the NEX5n, but size of lens bothers me. Now, if I didn't have a 5D Canon or Fuji/Sigma DSLR's I'd take a Sony NEX 5n or 7 as my only "DO ALL" CAMERA SYSTEM.

I debated the EX1 (I am buying a Samsung refurbed for $250) vs the EX2F at $150 more ($399) and felt there wasn't that much of a difference to justify it. Personally I also need to buy a ton of accessories and if I do want to upgrade I can sell the EX1 for not much less than I paid. I am just going to be using it mostly for self-portrait type shots of my weight lifting progress and needed something with an articulated screen and wide angle to shoot over my shoulder into a mirror behind me. My wife owns the S95 and an SD780. I had a A650IS prior to it being stolen and felt it didn't go wide enough ever and that it's zoom-ability could easily be replaced with a few steps forward I have no idea why Canon doesn't go wider than 28mm and even then with not so fast glass.

I'd suggest NX100 for the half price of EX2! NX100+pancake 30mm is a BEST POCKETABLE combo on the market. I really regret that I sold it out one year ago.

Just read this EX2f test. Not sure why the image tests would aim a wide angle lens directly into the sun giving such a washed out over exposed image of the horse ? http://www.pocket-lint.com/review/5981/samsung-ex2f-high-end-compact-camera-review

Finally got around to taking a EX2 photo through full processing including, distortion correction (minor pincushion), noise suppression, sharpening, CA removal, etc. I used Capture 1 Pro7 for the raw conversion. I was disappointed that C1-6 didn't support the EX1 and I either converted the EX1 raw files to DNG or processed them using ACR. So to keep all things equal in the side by sides here I used ACR for both. C1-7 was just released and is very exciting and whoopeee! it supports the EX2. I believe the two together will make a formidable team -- I'm excited. This is a superb photo from a small sensor camera: trophy_rm.jpg Joe P.S. I posted a partially processed version of this above: ex2_test_03.jpg

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