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Samsung has taken the wraps off a new premium compact camera pitched an serious snappers.

Samsung EX1

Samsung's EX1: high-end compact

The EX1 sports a 24mm f/1.8-2.4 wide-angle Schneider Kreuznach lens that incorporates image stabilisation, Samsung said. The lens has a 3x optical zoom.

Behind it sits a 10Mp sensor built from a "high performance" 1/1.7in CCD good for an ISO speeds of up to 3200. It feeds through to the EX1's fold-out 3in OLED screen.

Samsung EX1

The 3in OLED screen pivots out and can be rotated

As a high-end compact, the EX1 provides full manual control and RAW format support.

The 114 x 63.2 x 29mm EX1 will also do video recording to, but only at up to 640 x 480, 30f/s. The video format is H.264.

Samsung EX1

Full manual control is yours

Samsung didn't say when the EX1 will go on sale here, but it's expected to retail for around £400. ®

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