LX7 or EX2F ??

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Sergey Borachev
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LX7 or EX2F ??
Sep 7, 2012

I have a difficult decision. I would love to support Samsung and get something different from everybody else, but can you convince me that the EX2F is a better travel camera?

The main differences are:

EX2F Pros
Fully articulated LCD, and it's AMOLED
Better looks, has character
Better build
Lower distortion at wide end (based on Photography blog wide photos)
WiFi
Very likely to have better or more natural colours
Also likely to have a better lens (less compromises)
$50 cheaper

LX7 Pros
Slightly longer and brighter (at the tele end) zoom
Multi-Aspect ratio
Aperture control ring on lens
Faster 1/4000 sec shutter
(for those outside of US), 50p and 25p video
Dedicated ND filter button
And likely to have more/quicker support from software like Adobe, DXO etc.
And maybe faster general operation, e.g. startup time and RAW writing.
Maybe slightly better IS

I know we have to wait for the reviews but I do not expect IQ to be very different. And if so, it seems to come down to whether the articulated AMOLED LCD and WiFi are so important for one's needs, or whether a more all-around capable camera (except for the LCD) is needed. Please point out anything that I have missed from your experience with Samsung cameras. Thanks.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Samsung EX2F
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