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Samsung 72 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16.2MP 5x Apr 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Owner reviews are good
Not robust
Poor battery life
8 Reviews

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Reviews

Owner Reviews Are Good

This medium megapixel camera has an average owner rating of 89% based on 7 owner reviews. 4 reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Good Brand

Based on 7,330 owner and expert reviews (including 1,081 verified purchases), Samsung has good reviews for its digital cameras. Samsung also has good reviews specifically within its medium megapixel digital cameras range compared to other brands. 92% of those that bought a Samsung digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Good Quality Pictures

Three people concluded that it was able to produce good images. Mermaid said “It takes good photos for holiday snaps which was the purpose” in their review of the Samsung 72. Mermaid also mentioned “I was surprised that it caught a bird in flight across the scene and jet aircraft as sharp images” in their review.

One person who bought it mentioned that it was good in low light. Mermaid mentioned “It has facility and takes good photos in low light levels”.

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Design

Nice Design

Two people thought it was good looking. Mermaid gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5 and said on Amazon “Stylish and light”. Two customers who bought it reckoned that it was neat. Three years ago Brian Dixon mentioned in his review of this digital camera “Neat little camera” and gave the Samsung 72 a score of 4 stars out of 5.

Good Product Quality

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the Samsung 72 was good quality. Kitty K mentioned on Amazon “It's very good, small perfect for travel, photos are very good quality”.

Easy to Use

One person who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was easy to use.

Not Robust

One person considered that it was not well made. Mermaid mentioned on Amazon “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 this digital camera.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One customer who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was thin. Mermaid wrote “Slim and light, nice looking it fits into my bag/pocket easily”.

Very Light

The average weight of medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera is 250g, and the weights range from 20g to 1.3kg. The Samsung 72 is one of the lighter digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera (only 114 grams) amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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Display

Quite Large Display Diagonal

The Samsung 72 has one of the larger display diagonals (3 inches) amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age. The smallest display diagonal of medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera is 2" and the largest is 4.8".

If this camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Df ($1,995.95) (3.2"), the D4 ($4,299.99) (3.2"), or the D4S ($4,489) (3.2") all from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The average display resolution (numeric) of digital cameras of this age and type is 430,000 pixels, and the display resolutions (numeric) range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of only 230,000 pixels, the Samsung 72 has one of the lower display resolutions (numeric) amongst cameras of this age.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Samsung 72 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also have an image stabilizer.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Samsung 72 has a higher still image resolution than most cameras of this age and type. This camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This Samsung camera also have still image resolution(s) of 1024 x 768, 1920 x 1080, 1984 x 1488, 2592 x 1944, 3648 x 2736 and 4608 x 2592 and 4608 x 3072. Across all medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera the best still image resolution is 4928 x 3264 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum image resolution on medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Samsung 72 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

There are a number of alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to look at including the Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm which has better reviews.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Samsung 72 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

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Memory

Fairly Large Maximum Memory Card Size

Across all the medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago the maximum memory card sizes range from 4GB to 130GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 36GB. The Samsung 72 has one of the larger maximum memory card sizes (64 gigabytes) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The Samsung 72 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Samsung 72 has a batteries included. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also have a batteries included.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Samsung 72 features voice recording. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Samsung 72 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this camera.

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Power

Poor Battery Life

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it did not have a good battery life.


Networking

Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Samsung 72 does not feature bluetooth. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera also do not feature bluetooth.

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Flash

Fairly Slow Flash Recharging Time

The Samsung 72 has one of the slower flash recharging times (5 seconds) amongst digital cameras of this age. The flash recharging times of digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera range from 3s to 15s.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This medium megapixel camera has been on the market since April 2017.


Lens System

Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Samsung 72 has a relatively standard optical zoom compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera.

We compared this camera to all the other 5x optical zoom cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung SAMSUNG ST96 is also worth considering.

If this Samsung camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Nikon D5100 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR (5.8x) which also has a higher rating.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung ecst72zzbpwus, samsung ecst72zfbprfr, samsung ecst72zzbplus, samsung st72zzbprus, ecst72zzbpwe1, samsung 162mp
Barcodes 00806085394230, 00806085401167, 00806085401181, 00887276022178, 00887276986692, 00887276986708, 08806085381544, 08806085394230, 08806085401167, 08806085401181, 08806085401204, 08806085401273, 08806085402676, 08806085412897, 08806085413214, 08806085446502, 08806085457218, 08806085517110

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