Optically advanced, anatomically inspired
When designing the EX1, Samsung's engineers looked to the human eye for inspiration. And as far as compact cameras go, it‘s the closest thing to the anatomical wonder on the market. With an impressive F1.8 lens — one of the brightest available — the EX1 delivers a wider range of aperture steps and shallow depth-of-field, giving you the ability to blur out the background of your images while keeping the focus on your subjects. The high-end Schneider KREUZNACH lens offers a 24mm , ultra-wide focal length and 3x optical zoom so you’re capturing as much of the landscape and as many of your friends as possible.
High sensitivity. Low noise. Inspiring photos.
Trying to capture high-quality, low-noise images with lots of pixels and excellent light? The EX1 was engineered to do that exactly. With sensors larger than those typically found in compact digital cameras, the EX1‘s 1 / 1.7” CCD offers unrivalled sensitivity (max ISO 3200 / full-resolution), making it possible to capture ultra-vivid, natural-looking, professional photos, regardless of lighting conditions.
- Image sensor type: 1/1.7" (approx. 1.09cm) High Sensitive CCD
- Approx. 10 MP
- Approx. 12.4 MP
- Exposure control: Programme AE, Shutter Priority AE, Aperture Priority AE, Manual Aperture Adjustment (above 8 steps)
- Exposure Metering: Multi, Spot, Centre-weighted
- ±2EV (1 / 3EV steps)
- Exposure ISO Equivalent: Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 (Fullsize)
- F = 4.9 - 19.6mm (35mm film equivalent: 27.5 ~ 110mm)
- Digital Zoom - Still Image mode: 1.0x - 3.0x Play mode: 1.0x - 12.5x (depends on image size)
- F1.8 (W) - F2.4 (T)
- Focus type: TTL Auto Focus (Centre AF, Multi AF, Selection AF, Manual Focus)
- Flash range: Wide: 0.3m - 5.2m, Tele: 0.5m - 2.5m (ISO AUTO)
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4 Questions1 Answer
Is there a possibility of increasing the minimum aperture by applying some future firmware update ?
Yordan on 2011-12-01
Sadly the aperture is a physical attribute and a firmware update can in no way at all influence its size whatsoever.
peterkin101 on 2012-03-19
Could you please tell me what is the minimum aperture at telephoto end ?
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