Samsung ST93 review

Stylish 16.1MP compact camera with 5x optical zoom

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We shoot a specially designed chart in carefully controlled conditions and the resulting images are analysed using DXO Analyzer software to generate the data to produce the graphs below.

A high signal to noise ratio (SNR) indicates a cleaner and better quality image.

For more more details on how to interpret our test data, check out our full explanation of our noise and dynamic range tests.

Our results from the lab have been compared against the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS, Nikon Coolpix S4150 and the Pentax Optio RS1500, all avaible for under £100.

Our analysis shows that the cameras' results are close and while the Nikon Coolpix S4150 tops the signal to noise ratio results, the Samsung ST93 is only just behind. Looking at dynamic range the Samsung ST93 puts in a good performance across the sensitivity range scoring over 9EV up to ISO 400, and is only beaten by the Canon PowerShot A3300.

Samsung st93 review signal to noise ratio
Samsung st93 review: signal to noise ratio

JPEG images from the Samsung ST93 are on a par with those from the Nikon Coolpix S4150.

Dynamic range

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Samsung st93 review: dynamic range

This chart indicates that the Samsung ST93's JPEGs compare well against the Nikon Coolpix S4150 and Pentax Optio RS1500, capturing a wide tonal range up to ISO 800.

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1280 x 720
Effective Camera Resolution16.1 Megapixel
Wide AngleYes
Product FamilyST
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD Card, microSDHC Card
Image StabilizationOptical, Digital
Optical Zoom5x
Digital Zoom5x
Brand NameSamsung
FeaturesBlink Detection, Smile Detection, Face Detection, Continuous Shooting Mode, Self-timer, Smart Capture
Screen Size6.9 cm (2.7")
Video FormatsMotion JPEG (AVI)
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)95 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS, WEEE
Image Sensor Size1/2.3" (6.16 mm x 4.62 mm)
Maximum Image Resolution4608 x 3456
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height54.8 mm
Width89.6 mm
Depth17.5 mm
Product SeriesST
Focal Length4.70 mm to 23.50 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Focus ModesAuto
Product ModelST93
Product NameST93 Compact Camera
Exposure Control

Program AE

Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberEC-ST93ZZBPBGB
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

Boasting a remarkable 16.1 megapixels, the slim, stylish ST93 delivers unforgettable photos with all the attention-grabbing details. You'll get everyone in the shot with the 26mm wide-angle lens and get even closer to faraway subjects with the 5x optical zoom. Capture all your memories in the same high quality you come to trust from Samsung.

Package Contents
  • ST93 Compact Camera
  • Rechargeable Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • USB Cable
  • Strap
  • Quick Start Manual
  • User Manual CD-ROM
Limited Warranty1 Year