Samsung ST95 review

Happy snappy fun with this unique looking camera from Samsung

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Samsung st95

The Samsung ST95 is a neat little camera for going out on the town with. The large barrel on the front gives it a unique look that will catch people's attention, while the touch screen and smart phone inspired user interface gives it a slick look.However, it is let down by its image quality in low light.

We liked

The interesting design that will appeal to younger people while the small size makes it an easy travel companion. The touchscreen adds to the appeal and the similar user interface to a smart phone gives it a familiar edge with current phone users.

We disliked

We'd like to see a touchscreen that works without the provided stylus. Remembering to get it out when making changes for a candid shot is frustrating. Dynamic range is too narrow compared to other compact cameras.


The ST95's build quality is good and is an upgrade on from the ST90 with additional features such as the touchscreen, the lock on the battery door and a better looking lens cover. While the touchscreen is responsive, it works best with the provided stylus. The screen can be difficult to see in very bright light even when it's shaded.

Because of its attractive design and dinky size the ST95 will appeal to the type of person that likes to take a camera out in the evening. The price point makes it accessible to more people and less of a worry if it needs replacing.

However, the camera has a tendency to burn out highlights and images are best when there are no bright light or very dark areas in the shot. The camera also struggles to record detail at the higher sensitivity values.

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1280 x 720
Effective Camera Resolution16.1 Megapixel
Wide AngleNo
Product FamilyST
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD Card, microSDHC Card
Image StabilizationDigital
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
Product ModelST95
Product NameST95 Compact Camera
Exposure Control

Program AE

Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberEC-ST95ZZBPSGB
Manufacturer Website Address
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