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Samsung ST30 review

Samsung ventures into the world of miniature with the ST30

Built with an aluminium casing, the ST30 is available in five different colours and it feels solid enough although the battery lid is a feeble bendy plastic.

To make sure that the camera appeals to as many people as possible, it conforms to the ideology of what a digital compact camera should look like, only smaller. However, that doesn't mean that the camera handles badly. Sure it's small, but unless you have big hands then everything falls to your fingers nicely.

Samsung st30 review

As we mentioned before, the screen is slightly smaller than usual and this is obviously due to the small design of the camera. The screen resolution is lower as well, and it shows when taking pictures.

The Samsung ST30 is easy to use and it's certainly good enough for general use and 'quick snap' picture taking. The menu is a simple enough affair. Helpfully, Samsung has taken the most commonly used features and placed them in a separate menu system for easier use.

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution640 x 480
Effective Camera Resolution10.1 Megapixel
Wide AngleNo
Product FamilyST
HD Movie ModeNo
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD Card, microSDHC Card
Image StabilizationElectronic
Optical Zoom3x
Digital Zoom3x
Brand NameSamsung
FeaturesFace Detection, Continuous Shooting Mode, Smart Capture
Screen Size6.1 cm (2.4")
Video FormatsMotion JPEG (AVI)
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)86.5 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS, WEEE
Minimum Focus Distance50 mm
Maximum Image Resolution3648 x 2736
Maximum Frame Rate30 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeCCD
Total Camera Resolution10.4 Megapixel
Height51.9 mm
Width82 mm
Depth16.9 mm
Autofocus Points9
Product SeriesST
Focal Length4.10 mm to 12.30 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Audio FormatsWAV
Focus ModesAuto
Product ModelST30
Product NameST30 Compact Camera
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberEC-ST30ZZBPSGB
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

The ST30 digital camera might be the world smallest zoom camera, but it is also a very chic personal accessory that is bound to earn you some fashion points. Within the slim frame, that is perfect sized for travelling about, it features all the necessary extras like Smart Auto for scene recognition and picture perfect for adding those final touches. To keep all your fantastic shots in order, it comes with a very handy and built-in Smart Album. And with a choice of five colours, it is sure to grab you plenty of attention.

Battery Life200 Shot/1.67 Hour Video
Package Contents
  • ST30 Compact Camera
  • AC Adapter
  • USB Cable
  • Rechargeable Battery
  • Strap
  • User Manual CD-ROM
  • Quick Start Manual
Display Resolution112000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesMicrophone