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Samsung ST72 Digital Camera

16.2MP 5x CCD Jan 2013
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
Take Great Pictures Anytime, Anywhere. Featuring A Bright F2.5 Lens And 16,2 Megapixels, The Stylish, Highly Portable Samsung ST72 Brilliantly Captures Details Even In Dimly-lit Rooms, Or Outside... More
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25 Reasons For

Good Owner Reviews

Owners have rated this camera on average 89%.

Good Quality Pictures

Four Samsung ST72 reviewers agreed that it was able to produce good images. Mermaid mentioned “Jet aircraft as sharp images” in their review. Mermaid also mentioned “It has facility and takes good photos in low light levels”. Mermaid also wrote “It takes good photos for holiday snaps which was the purpose”.

Nice Design

Some people who purchased it agreed that it was good looking. Mermaid wrote on Amazon “Stylish and light” and gave the Samsung ST72 a rating of 80 out of 100. Mermaid also wrote “Slim and light, nice looking it fits into my bag/pocket easily”.

A number of people who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it was neat. Brian Dixon rated it 80 out of 100 and he wrote two years ago “Neat little camera” in his review of this digital camera.

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Samsung Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Samsung compact camera digital cameras have good ratings on average and across all cameras Samsung is one of the superior manufacturers.

Good Product Quality

One person who reviewed it said that it was good quality. Kitty K wrote in her review of this digital camera on Amazon “It's very good, small perfect for travel, photos are very good quality”.

Easy to Use

One Samsung ST72 owner considered that this digital camera was easy to use.

Good Size

One person who reviewed the product said that it was thin.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable spec and age to 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.

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Fairly Large Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the Samsung ST72 has one of the larger screen sizes amongst digital cameras of this age. The average screen size of compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the ST72 is 2.8", and the screen sizes range from 1" to 4.8".

It may also be worth considering one of the other 3" screen cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-HX20[plb_1543754_price].

Digital cameras with a larger screen size that might be worth considering include the Nikon Coolpix P520[plb_2085254_price] (3.2" and higher rated), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price] (3.5" and higher rated).

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Fairly High Megapixel Count

The lowest megapixel count of digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the ST72 is 0.3MP, the highest is 46MP, and the average megapixel count is 14MP. With a megapixel count of 16.2 megapixels, the Samsung ST72 has one of the higher megapixel counts amongst cameras of this age.

There are a number of alternative 16.2MP cameras currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-WX10[plb_595125_price].

If this digital camera megapixel count is not high enough for you then you might also want to look at the Fujifilm FinePix X100S[plb_1609683_price] (16.3MP), or the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (16.3MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years, the Samsung ST72 has an image stabiliser.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago, the Samsung ST72 has a built-in flash.

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Fairly Large Maximum Memory Card Size

The Samsung ST72 has a fairly large maximum memory card size (64 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years. The smallest maximum memory card size of similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago is 1GB, the largest is 130GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 30GB.

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Has Seven White Balance Modes

The Samsung ST72 has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This Samsung camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the ST72. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent H", "Fluorescent L" and "Tungsten" are also found on this camera.

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500 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Samsung ST72 is a digital camera that takes 500 shots shots per battery charge.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Samsung ST72 has a higher still image resolution than most cameras of this age and type. This camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution, whereas most compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. In addition, this Samsung camera have still image resolutions of 1024 x 768, 1920 x 1080, 1984 x 1488, 2592 x 1944, 3648 x 2736 and 4608 x 2592 and 4608 x 3072. The still image resolution of all compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the ST72 ranges from 640 x 360 to 5152 x 3864.

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Has Three Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Samsung ST72 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on cameras that are a similar age to the ST72. The photo effects "Negative film" and "Sepia" are also found on this Samsung camera.

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Supports Three Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the Samsung ST72 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The most commonly supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this Samsung digital camera. The image formats EXIF, GIF and JPEG XR are also supported by this Samsung camera.

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Fairly Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

At 16 seconds, the Samsung ST72 has a fairly long maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. Across all the digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the ST72 the maximum camera shutter speeds range from 0.12s to 250s.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most frequently found light exposure correction on digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Samsung ST72 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by cameras of this age and spec. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this digital camera. In addition, this camera supports a video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). Across all comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the ST72 the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Auto Focus

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

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Light

The Samsung ST72 is fairly light (only 108 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the ST72. The lightest camera of a comparable age and spec to the ST72 is 20g , the heaviest is 710g, and the average weight is 170g.

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Quite Small Minimum ISO Speed

At only 80, the Samsung ST72 has a quite small minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the ST72. The minimum ISO speed of similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the ST72 range from 10 to 800, and the average minimum ISO speed is 96.

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14 Reasons Against

Poor Battery Life

One person who reviewed the product thought it did not have a good battery life.

Not Robust

One Samsung ST72 owner who purchased the Samsung ST72 considered that it was not well made. Mermaid said “The piece where you insert card or battery is disappointingly fragile for a nicely made camera, hopefully it will last the course with care” in their review of the Samsung ST72.

Does Not Support Video Recording

The Samsung ST72 does not support video recording, unlike most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the ST72.

Other digital cameras which also support video recording that you might want to look at include the Fujifilm FinePix X100S[plb_1609683_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most cameras of this spec and age do not support Full HD video. The Samsung ST72 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a Full HD video and we think the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price], or the Casio Exilim EX-ZR700[plb_1722253_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Samsung ST72 does not support WiFi connectivity, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the ST72 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Samsung ST72 is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as the ST72 are also not 3D compatible.

If you want a digital camera that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS[plb_66875_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P7700[plb_1714924_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago do not have a GPS. The Samsung ST72 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

Alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS that you might also want to consider include the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS[plb_1565812_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the ST72, the Samsung ST72 is not waterproof.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The Samsung ST72 has a greater number of flash modes than most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable 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", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The Samsung ST72 has one of the smaller internal memory (only 10 megabytes) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The average internal memory of compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the ST72 is 350MB.

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Only Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the Samsung ST72 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The most commonly supported audio format is WAV, but this audio format is not supported by this digital camera. The audio formats AAC are also supported by this camera.

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Only Has One Image Editing Mode

The Samsung ST72 has a greater number of image editing modes than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. The most commonly found image editing mode is Resizing, but this image editing mode is not found on this camera. The image editing modes Trimming are also found on this Samsung camera.

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Quite Low Display Resolution

The Samsung ST72 has one of the lower display resolutions (only 230,000 pixels) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. The display resolutions of compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 400,000 pixels.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

At only 125 millimeters, the Samsung ST72 has a fairly short maximum focal length compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. Across all the digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the maximum focal lengths range from 13mm to 1,800mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Samsung ST72

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Samsung released the ST72.

Average Digital Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Samsung ST72 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the ST72.

Other 5x digital zoom digital cameras currently available which you might want to look at include the Samsung MV900F[plb_1519008_price] which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the GE A1455[plb_1772760_price] (5.7x) which also has a higher rating.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Samsung ST72 has a fairly standard optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the ST72.

There are a number of other 5x optical zoom cameras currently available which you might also want to consider including the IXUS 125 HS[pl_1329985_price], or the Powershot A3500 IS[pl_1476759_price] both from Canon which has better reviews.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Manual Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Manual Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Shutter Interval
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Image Editing Mode
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Bluetooth
Other Features

Expert Reviews

31 January 2014

Samsung ST72 Resolution: 16.10 Megapixels...

User Reviews

(7)
Reviewed 21 November 2014 by Kitty K
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this as a present for my brother and his girlfriend when they came to visit me in London. They didn't have the camera yet. They absolutely loved it. It's very good, small perfect for... Read more…

Reviewed 1 November 2014 by Michael Bevan
(Verified Purchase)

Very good product and arrived next day.

Reviewed 26 August 2014 by Tuesday

I received a black/dark blue version despite the fact that it is described as white. However, the camera itself is very good, no issues with it :).

Reviewed 25 August 2014 by Mermaid
(Verified Purchase)

This does exactly what I bought it for plus it is faster than I expected. How much this has to do with the card, an ultra, I bought more than the camera I don't know. I was surprised that it... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Excellent Camera the best I've had so far and the last camera I bought five years ago was

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