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Samsung ST88
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Samsung ST88 Digital Camera

16.1MP 5x CCD Feb 2012
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
Even With F2.5 Lens And 16.1 Megapixels, The Stylish ST88 Still Fits Nicely In Your Pocket, So You Can Easily Capture Memories In Astounding Detail Wherever You Go. Its Optical Image Stabilization... More
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Video Review Samsung EC-ST88
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23 Reasons For

Good Brand

We calculated the average reviews for all Samsung digital cameras and also specifically for Samsung compact camera digital cameras and found that in both cases Samsung had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

Good Quality Pictures

One Samsung ST88 reviewer thought the product was able to produce good images.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on compact camera digital cameras that came out 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.

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Fairly Large Screen Size

The screen sizes of cameras of a comparable age and type to the ST88 range from 1" to 4.8", and the average screen size is 2.8". With a screen size of 3 inches, the Samsung ST88 has one of the larger screen sizes amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports a microSD (TransFlash)|SDHC memory card, which is typical of many cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years, the Samsung ST88 supports video recording.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

The Samsung ST88 has one of the bigger digital zooms (5 times zoom factor) amongst similar spec cameras of this age. Across all the cameras of this age and spec the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x.

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Fairly High Megapixel Count

The average megapixel count of compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 14MP. The Samsung ST88 has a fairly high megapixel count (16.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the ST88.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the ST88, the Samsung ST88 has an image stabiliser.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Samsung ST88 has a built-in flash. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the ST88 also have a built-in flash.

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Electrical Viewfinder

Most compact cameras do not have enough space to accommodate an optical viewfinder and use the display screen on the back as an electrical viewfinder.

This camera's viewfinder (electrical) is in fact the best viewfinder across all digital cameras that are a comparable age to the ST88.

An Optical viewfinder is the worst viewfinder amongst similar types of camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Samsung ST88 has a higher still image resolution than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution, whereas most digital cameras of this spec and age 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, 2352 x 1568, 3648 x 2736 and 4608 x 2592 and 4608 x 3072. The worst still image resolution of all digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the ST88 is 384 x 480 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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500 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Samsung ST88 is a digital camera that takes 500 shots shots per battery charge. Most of the other cameras of this age and type take between 30 and 869 shots per battery charge.

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Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the Samsung ST88 is more than most cameras of this spec and age. The most frequently supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this Samsung digital camera. The image formats EXIF are also supported by this digital camera.

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Has Two Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the Samsung ST88 is more than most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. The most frequently found light exposure mode is Auto, but this light exposure mode is not found on this camera. The light exposure modes Aperture priority AE and Shutter priority AE are also found on this digital camera.

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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 cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Samsung ST88 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Samsung digital camera). This camera also 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). The best video resolution of all cameras that have been around for more than two years is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Features Three Light Metering Modes

The Samsung ST88 has a greater number of light metering modes than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This digital camera features a Centre-weighted light metering mode, which is the most commonly featured light metering mode featured on digital cameras of this age and type. The light metering modes "Evaluative (Multi-pattern)" and "Spot" are also featured on this Samsung digital camera.

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Light

The lightest comparable spec digital camera that has been on the market for around the same time as the ST88 is 20g and the heaviest is 710g. With a weight of only 114.5 grams, the Samsung ST88 is quite light compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ST88.

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TFT Display

The Samsung ST88 has a TFT display which is better than most comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. Most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. The best display of all cameras of a similar spec and age to the ST88 is OLED and the worst is LCD.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture

Digital cameras of this type and age have minimum apertures of between 1.3 and 6.6, and the average minimum aperture is 3.2. The Samsung ST88 has one of the smaller minimum apertures (only 2.5) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

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Short

The average height of cameras that are a similar age to the ST88 is 61mm, and the heights range from 10mm to 750mm. With a height of only 55.4 millimeters, the Samsung ST88 is fairly short compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the ST88.

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Narrow

The Samsung ST88 is quite narrow (only 92.05 millimeters) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. Compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the ST88 have widths of between 16mm and 470mm.

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12 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

This Samsung digital camera received a score of 59 out of 100 from expert review site Chip.de. Camera experts aren't convinced by this digital camera.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years, the Samsung ST88 does not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Samsung ST88 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the ST88 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Samsung ST88 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Samsung ST88 does not have a GPS, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the ST88 also do not have a GPS.

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Not Waterproof

The Samsung ST88 is not waterproof. Most of the other cameras of this age and type are also not waterproof.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The Samsung ST88 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of this type and age. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The flash modes "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Very Small Combined Zoom

The average combined zoom of compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the ST88 is 50x, and the combined zoom range from 3x to 1,600x. The Samsung ST88 has a fairly small combined zoom (only 14.4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

With a maximum focal length of only 125 millimeters, the Samsung ST88 has a fairly short maximum focal length compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the ST88 the maximum focal lengths range from 0.28mm to 1,800mm, and the average maximum focal length is 250mm.

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Only Has Two Playback Modes

The Samsung ST88 has a greater number of camera playback modes than most digital cameras of this age and type. This camera has a Movie playback mode, which is the most frequently found playback mode found on digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The playback mode "Slide show" is also found on this Samsung camera.

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Only Has Six White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Samsung ST88 is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on cameras that have been around for a similar time to the ST88. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Sunny" are also found on this Samsung camera.

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Fairly High Minimum Hard Disk Space Requirement

With a minimum hard disk space requirement of 250 megabytes, the Samsung ST88 has one of the higher minimum hard disk spaces requirement amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Digital cameras that came out more than two years ago have minimum hard disk spaces requirement of between 25MB and 2.1GB.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Samsung ST88

Released Over Four Years Ago

Samsung released the ST88 over four years ago.

Average Optical Zoom

The Samsung ST88 has a relatively average optical zoom (5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the ST88.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
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
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Display Resolution
Second Display
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
PC Connectivity
USB Connector
Camera
3D Compatible
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
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
Minimum Processor
Minimum RAM Requirement
Minimum Hard Disk Space Requirement
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Included Cable
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Bluetooth
Other Features
Interface
Cable
Camera Shutter Speed Range

Expert Reviews

(3)
21 July 2014

Aparat z matryc? 16,4 Mp, wy?wietlaczem 3 cala i zoomem optycznym 5x. Oprócz zdj?? umo?liwia te? rejestracj? wideo w maksymalnej rozdzielczo?ci 1280 x 720 pikseli.OpisSpecyfikacja i wyniki Zobacz...

Porczny i lekki
3calowy wywietlacz o wysokiej rozdzielczoci
Spadek ostroci przy krawdziach obrazu, niska wierno detali, powolny autofocus
26 June 2012

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8 August 2012

Für preisbewusste Käufer bietet Samsung die ST88. Die handliche Kamera mit 5fach-Zoom deckt den Brennweitenbereich von 25 bis 125 Millimeter ab (entsprechend Kleinbild). Das Display bietet... Read more…

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 5 April 2013 by FUBAR
(Verified Purchase)

Wife very pleased. If you want a good camera with no frills (by today's mind boggling standards) that just takes great pictures at a good price, this is it.

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung ecst88, samsung ecst88z, samsung ecst88zz, samsung ecst88zzb, samsung ecst88zzbp, samsung ecst88zzbpb, samsung ecst88zzbpl, samsung ecst88zzbpbp, samsung ecst88zzbplp, samsung ecst88zzbplpa, samsung ecst88zzbpbpa
Barcodes 08806071853079, 08806071864020, 08806071868578, 08806071891033, 08806071891224, 08806071932811, 08806071939582, 08806071976815
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