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Hands-on with the Samsung EX1 Leonard Goh | Mar 03, 2010
The 3-inch swiveling AMOLED display. (Credit: Leonard Goh/CNET Asia) At the Samsung Southeast Asia and Oceania forum held in Singapore yesterday, the Korean chaebol showed off its latest products ranging from 3D TVs to notebooks, e-books and more. But what caught our attention was the EX1 which, when announced last month, was touted as the "LX3 killer". We spent a brief moment handling the shooter and found it to have an excellent build. The metal chassis felt robust and exuded a professional feel, much like the LX3's. The handgrip, though chunky, was non-obtrusive and offered a firm hold on the camera. The controls were well-laid out and could be easily accessed.
The control dial on the handgrip. (Credit: Leonard Goh/CNET Asia) Speaking of controls, the EX1 has three dials for adjusting shooting parameters. There is the rear wheel, front dial on the handgrip and a control ring around the lens barrel that is reminiscent of the Canon PowerShot S90.
Around the lens barrel is the control ring. The unit on the showfloor had a non-working ring, so we weren't able to turn it to see what functions it can control. (Credit: Leonard Goh/CNET Asia)
The rear of the camera. (Credit: Leonard Goh/CNET Asia)
We spoke to one of Samsung's executives regarding the array of wheels and knobs, and he said the EX1 takes the best bits from all the advanced point-and-shoots on the market. He was referring to the LX3, S90 and G11.
The top of the camera. (Credit: Leonard Goh/CNET Asia) What the EX1 imitates from the G11 is the swiveling LCD. The 3-inch AMOLED display can flip out from the camera's body and is able to tilt and swivel.
The Samsung camera has a popup flash which can be activated via a switch at the top of the shooter. Alternatively, users can attach an external flash on the hotshoe.
The flash pops up from the camera, just like the LX3. (Credit: Leonard Goh/CNET Asia) The unit on the showfloor was only a prototype, so we weren't able to fully test out the EX1's performance and image quality. That's something we will analyze in-depth when we get the review unit.
A closer look at the mode dials. (Credit: Leonard Goh/CNET Asia)
The battery and SD/SDHC card cover. (Credit: Leonard Goh/CNET Asia)
The right side of the EX1 houses the connection ports. (Credit: Leonard Goh/CNET Asia)
Published on Mar 10, 2010
Published on Mar 10, 2010
At the Samsung Southeast Asia and Oceania forum held in Singapore yesterday, the Korean chaebol showed off its latest products ranging from...