Samsung ST95 review

Happy snappy fun with this unique looking camera from Samsung

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For

  • Nice design Touch-screen will appeal to younger photographers Good noise results Records nice colours

Against

  • Narrow dynamic range Touch-screen needs to be improved Over exposes pictures at balanced exposure values

The ST95 is one of the better looking cameras in Samsung's line-up, featuring an individual design, a touchscreen and a small body.

In fact, the 3 inch touchscreen on the ST95's back looks bigger due to the body's smaller size.

There's only two buttons on the back of the camera for accessing the playback menu and the home menu, which makes the camera look more streamlined. The home button provides access to the many shooting modes such as program, smart auto, scenes and video.

There's three pages of options in the home-button menu, isn't in any logical order that we can see, and some of them might be better placed in the scene mode options such as Magazine, Night, Close-up, Beauty shot, Vignetting and Photo filter.

The main menu is opened up using the touch-screen and ages are navigated by finger-swipes, much like on a smartphone.

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1280 x 720
TouchscreenYes
Effective Camera Resolution16.1 Megapixel
USBYes
Wide AngleNo
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyST
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD Card, microSDHC Card
Image StabilizationDigital
ColourSilver
Optical Zoom5x
Digital Zoom5x
Brand NameSamsung
FeaturesFace Detection, Smile Detection, Continuous Shooting Mode, Self-timer, Blink Detection
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMPEG-4
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)106.9 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
Height53.1 mm
Width91.9 mm
Depth17 mm
Product SeriesST
Focal Length4.70 mm to 23.50 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Focus ModesAuto
ManufacturerSamsung
Product ModelST95
Product NameST95 Compact Camera
Exposure Control

Program AE

Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberEC-ST95ZZBPSGB
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.samsung.com/uk/
Marketing Information

With a choice of five fantastic colours, the Samsung ST95 is ready to change the way you view your compact camera. It is as much a stylish accessory as it is a brilliant digital camera. Featuring 5x optical zoom, 26mm wide angle lens and HD movies, you'll be amazed that it all fits within an ultra slim casing. It also features Smart Auto 2.0 and Magic Frame for extra clarity, fun and creativity. So, enjoy looking very sophisticated while capturing life's best moments in both picture and video.

Package Contents
  • ST95 Compact Camera
  • Rechargeable Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • USB Cable
  • Touch Pen
  • User Manual CD-ROM
  • Quick Start Manual
  • Strap
Limited Warranty1 Year