In these economically challenging times, we are forced to be more creative with the way we spend our money – getting the most bang for our hard-earned buck is always on the top of most people’s agendas. I guess this is why reviews on consumer electronics goods are so important, especially when they come from an unbiased and honest source so that the general masses know what one can expect. The Samsung EX2F that was announced in July earlier this year is now available for purchase, so to jog your memory, here are what the EX2F offers right out of the box.

Retailing for $499.99 a pop, it is a step up from the mass consumer point-and-shoot cameras, offering a bright f/1.4 24mm wide-angle lens for premium image quality and performance, carrying full manual controls, being able to shoot in dim atmospheres with a 1/1.7-inch 12-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, sport Aperture and Shutter Priority modes, a Dual Dial and front wheel key setup for one to quickly and easily adjust exposure for effortless manual control, as well as a compact and lightweight body.

There is a 3” Swivel AMOLED display that makes it ideal to capture great shots and view them under just about any lighting conditions, while you can also record Full HD movies at 30 frames per second. Dual Optical and Digital Image Stabilization (OIS and DIS) further minimizes the effect of camera shake, and a built-in Wi-Fi module lets you connect to wireless networks for easy media sharing and transfer.

This clearly suits the agenda of the prosumer, beginners to the world of photography would do well to look elsewhere for something cheaper, while professionals can give the EX2F a miss and settle for a Micro Four Thirds shooter if they want a fun weekend camera. [Press Release]

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