Samsung EX2F Digital Camera Review$499.00
The EX2F is capable of recording videos in 1080p, 720p, 480p, and 240p for online sharing, each at 30 frames per second. All videos are encoded in H.264. Find out how the performed in our video image quality test./r:link_to_content
Most settings available for still photography are also unlocked for videos, and this does include extras like Smart Filter effects and control of the neutral density filter.
At default settings, most features will react automatically, so the camera will adapt to changing light, color temperature, and focus distance, even while a recording is in progress. There's even an option for Smart Scene Detection, which will cause the camera to react to your subject, just like it does for stills using Smart Auto mode.
Zoom control is unlocked while a recording is in progress, but like many cameras, the speed of the motor is reduced to cut down on mechanical noise. We rarely found ourselves using zoom anyway, since the lens is capable of only 3.3x, so this isn't a problem.
The EX2F is not only capable of specifying single or continuous autofocus during video, but this option can be toggled while a recording is in progress. Simply press down on the directional pad, and the camera will swap between the two instantly.
Adjustment of exposure during video is limited to exposure compensation, however the Function menu is not available while a recording is in progress, so you'll need to specify your desired EV before starting a clip.
The EX2F has a unique "pause" option during video capture. It stops the recording but doesn't trigger the write to memory, so you can instantly unpause and your clip will contain a jump-cut at that moment.
Two stereo microphones reside at the top of the EX2F. In the absence of a wind cut feature or levels display, the only available audio setting is Samsung's "Sound Alive," a digital enhancement.