Samsung EX2F offers WiFi, F1.4, Full HD and more

Samsung has outed its latest wirelessly-enabled camera, the EX2F, packing a 12.4-megapixel backside-illuminated CMOS and a 3-inch AMOLED display. The EX2F uses an F1.4 lens, which Samsung claims is the brightest in any compact camera, and can record 1080/30p Full HD video as well as capturing stills simultaneously.

As for the wireless, that's courtesy of WiFi and can be used to automatically upload images to a PC, to cloud backup, or to online galleries such as Facebook or Picasa. WiFi Direct is also onboard for point-to-point transfers, and Samsung's Mobile Link app can be used on an Android smartphone as a remote viewfinder, trigging shots while away from the EX2F itself.

The 3-inch AMOLED display swivels for easier positioning, and the body of the compact camera is made of metal like a DSLR rather than the traditional plastic-chassis you'd commonly find on a pocket-cam. Some DSLR-style settings have been carried over too, including RAW capture, full manual modes (along with aperture and shutter priority modes) and dual image stabilization.

A 3.3x optical zoom, ISO 80 to 3200 (12800 extended) and HDMI connectivity round out the main specs, plus there's an optional optical viewfinder attachment, external microphone and flash. Samsung is yet to confirm pricing and availability.