Samsung ST93 review

Stylish 16.1MP compact camera with 5x optical zoom

Samsung ST93
The stylish 16MP compact camera comes in silver, black and red

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samsung st93 review

Available in a variety of colours including silver, red and black, the Samsung ST93 weighs in at 95g (without the battery or a memory card) and measures 89.6 x 54.8 x 17.5mm, making it fairly small and easy to carry. It uses microSD memory cards with 12MB of internal storage and has a lithium ion battery.

It's worth noting that the options within Smart Auto mode are severely limited. You're only able to choose between Smart Auto flash or no flash, and the only function you can adjust is the picture size. This mode will automatically decide whether you need to use a macro setting and apply it accordingly.

In-camera resizing and editing is available, although it's slightly difficult to find in the menu structure. The options to adjust the brightness, contrast and red eye are easy to use, and you can also apply filters after the photo has been taken. This is handy if you'd like to try out the tilt-shift option or add some extra vignetting. If you don't have access to photo editing software then the resizing and retouching in the camera will make reasonable substitutes.

The Samsung ST93's 2.7-inch LCD screen is bright and easy to view, although it can be difficult to see if light is shining directly onto it. The menu options are clear and easily accessible - mode changes are available via the Mode button, plus the function option allows you to tweak your settings.

The USB socket is small and protected by a hard plastic flap, which feels more durable than the soft rubber caps that can twist or be broken easily. The battery compartment has a lock to prevent accidental opening, and has a sturdy feel with a slight spring to prevent damage when open.