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Samsung ST100
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Samsung ST100 Digital Camera

14.4MP 5x CCD Aug 2012
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
Whether you're taking a self-portrait in your living room or posing with friends on vacation, the new ST100 gets it right every time. Its dynamic Dual Display feature lets you see the shot on the... More
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17 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on five expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Pocket Lint and CNET.co.uk the average expert rating of this digital camera is 76 out of 100.

Samsung Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Samsung has good average ratings for its compact camera digital cameras as well as across its entire camera range compared to other brands.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Some Samsung ST100 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good screen. Gadgetspeak.com mentioned “Quick and responsive operation and touch screen, high headline resolution at 14.2MP, small, portable” in their review of the Samsung ST100.

Good Size

Some people said that it was compact. Cnet.co.uk said on expert review site CNET.co.uk “The 14.2-megapixel ST100 is the latest entry in Samsung's range of dual-screen compact cameras”. Expert review site Steves-Digicams.com said “Share Samsung's most compact dualscreen camera to date”.

Easy to Use

One person concluded that it was easy to use the menus. One Samsung ST100 owner considered that it was easy to use. Ephotozine.com said in their review of this digital camera on expert website Ephotozine “The dual screen is fun to use”.

Nice Design

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the Samsung ST100 was good looking. Ephotozine.com wrote in their review of the Samsung ST100 on Ephotozine “The sleek and stylish ST100 is the latest 2View camera from Samsung, these being cameras that have the usual large 3.5 inch screen on the rear.”.

Good Quality Lens

One customer who reviewed the Samsung ST100 reckoned that it had a good zoom. Five years ago Gadgetspeak.com said “User friendly, dual screens occasionally useful, internally folded optical zoom offers 35 175mm” in their review of the Samsung ST100 and scored the product 4 stars.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the Coolpix L120 ($299.50), or the Coolpix L320 both from Nikon.

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Fairly Large Screen Size

The screen sizes of cameras of this spec and age range from 1" to 4.8", and the average screen size is 2.8". When compared to other cameras that were released around the same time as the ST100 that we have assessed, the screen size of the Samsung ST100 of 3.5 inches is one of the largest.

Alternative 3.5" screen digital cameras currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77.

If you want a digital camera with a larger screen size then you might also want to look at the Galaxy Camera EK-GC110 ($29.99) (4.8"), or the GC100 (4.8") both from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the ST100, the Samsung ST100 supports video recording.

There are a number of alternative cameras which support video recording currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50), the Samsung WB800F, or the Fujifilm FinePix JX500.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the ST100 range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 10x. The Samsung ST100 has a fairly big digital zoom (5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

If you would prefer a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to look at the GE A1455 (5.7x and higher rated).

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the ST100, the Samsung ST100 has an image stabiliser.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS40, or the GE A1455 which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the ST100, the Samsung ST100 has a built-in flash.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50), or the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo.

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Very High Display Resolution

With a display resolution of 1,152,000 pixel, the Samsung ST100 has one of the highest display resolutions amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the ST100 have display resolutions of between 230 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Samsung ST100 is more than most cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Tungsten" are also found on this digital camera.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto focus, which is typical of many digital cameras of this type and age.

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Very Thin

Across all the similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the ST100 the depths range from 13mm to 2,200mm, and the average depth is 38mm. With a depth of only 19.8 millimeters, the Samsung ST100 is fairly thin compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Samsung ST100 does not support Full HD video, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also do not support Full HD video.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a Full HD video and we think the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS, or the Olympus Stylus SH-50 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Samsung ST100 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared all the other cameras which also support WiFi connectivity to this digital camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix S9500 is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the ST100, the Samsung ST100 is not 3D compatible.

Cameras which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 ($375.99), or the Nikon Coolpix P7700 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the ST100, the Samsung ST100 does not have a GPS.

Other cameras which also have a GPS that you might also want to look at include the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The Samsung ST100 is not waterproof. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the ST100 are also not waterproof.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The Samsung ST100 has a greater number of flash modes than most compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on digital cameras of this age and type. The flash modes "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Samsung camera.

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Only Supports One Audio Format

The Samsung ST100 has a greater number of audio formats than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. The most frequently supported audio format is WAV, but this audio format is not supported by this Samsung digital camera. The audio formats AAC are also supported by this camera.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

The Samsung ST100 has one of the smaller maximum memory card sizes (only 8 gigabytes) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The maximum memory card sizes of compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the ST100 range from 1GB to 130GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 30GB.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Samsung ST100

Released Over Six Years Ago

This digital camera was released over six years ago.

Average Optical Zoom

The Samsung ST100 has a relatively typical optical zoom (5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the ST100.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 5x optical zoom cameras currently available including the Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS, or the Nikon Coolpix S1100 which has better reviews.

If this camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the Sony DSC-W810 ($101.97) (6x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Megapixel Count

The Samsung ST100 has a pretty standard megapixel count (14.4 megapixels) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the ST100.

If this compact camera digital camera megapixel count is too low for you then you might also want to consider the Canon Powershot A3500 IS ($89.98) (16MP), or the Olympus Stylus SH-50 (16MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

The Samsung ST100 has a fairly standard weight (135 grams) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 135g digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon IXUS 125 HS.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length Range
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Image Editing Mode
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Battery Capacity
Required Power
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Minimum Processor
Minimum RAM Requirement
Minimum Hard Disk Space Requirement
Other Features
Interface
Operating System
Focal Length
Aperture Range
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Minimum System Requirement
Power Supply
Digital SLR

Expert Reviews

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28 February 2011

The Samsung ST100 Digital Camera is small enough to fit into almost any pocket but it also has one of the largest TFT screens around. It is totally touchscreen in operation so those who have been... Read more…

Quick and responsive operation and touch screen, high headline resolution at 14.2MP, small, portable and user friendly, dual screens occasionally useful, internally folded optical zoom offers 35 175mm
Intuitive operation
Dual LCD screens
Internally stacked 5x optical zoom
Lack of grip results in camera shake, priced at a premium for its class, image quality variable
Lack of a handgrip results in camera shake and blurred shots
You pay a premium for the dual screens
29 November 2010

An undemanding camera for undemanding users who will be seduced by the fact that the ST100 offers a screen at the front as well as the back; while that undeniably has its occasional uses be...

24 November 2010

An internet search at the time of writing found the Samsung ST100 still selling for an average £295 online which feels high for a snapshot camera, considering just £50 more could snag you an...

18 November 2010

The Samsung ST100's dual screens have their uses but you'll have to pay extra to get them, and, discounting those, it's a fairly standard point-and-shoot camera. It's fun but it should be cheaper...

10 November 2010

The ST100 is a camera to have fun with, the dual screen is fun to use, the Shoot when Smile mode is fun and the Smart Auto mode means that the casual user doesn't have to think about settings to...

Preview Samsung ST600 and ST100The Samsung ST600 and ST100 ? two latest models to join the Samsung 2View line-up. These models look like regular cameras, with sleek shiny bodywork all over. But... Read more…

21 July 2010

Share Samsung's most compact dualscreen camera to date, the ST100 is quite different from past models in this line. While sharing almost identical specs to the new ST600, the ST100 uses an... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung ecst100, samsung ecst100z, samsung ecst100zb, samsung ecst100zbp, samsung ecst100zbpp, samsung ecst100zbppg, samsung ecst100zbppgb
Barcodes 00044701014416, 08806071014050, 08806071014067, 08806071086057, 08806071121109
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