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Small Samsung camera shoots like a pro

My wife, who does fashion and wedding photography, says you don’t get respect unless you’re packing high-end equipment. So she’s spent thousands on complex Nikons and massive lenses. She’d never show up at Boston Fashion Week toting the new EX2F pocket camera from Samsung Corp. It’s too cheap, too small, too simple. No one would be impressed.

Except me. I wield a pretty decent Nikon D90 myself, and I was delighted with the Samsung. It packs many of the advanced features you’ll find on a serious camera and throws in a remarkable set of wireless options that make it easier to share photos and to shoot them. Its 12.4-megapixel image sensor and large-aperture lens let me take excellent photos even in dimly lit rooms. And Samsung serves up all this goodness at a respectable price — less than $450 at Amazon.com.

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