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Samsung ST72 Digital Camera

16.2MP 5x CCD Jan 2013
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer 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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30 Reasons For

Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, ST72 owners rated this camera 89%.

Good Quality Pictures

Some people considered that it was able to produce good images. Mermaid gave it a score of 4 stars and wrote “Jet aircraft as sharp images”. Mermaid also mentioned “It has facility and takes good photos in low light levels”. Mermaid also said “It takes good photos for holiday snaps which was the purpose”.

Nice Design

Two Samsung ST72 reviewers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was neat. Brian Dixon said three years ago “Neat little camera” in his review of the Samsung ST72. A few Samsung ST72 owners concluded that it was good looking. Mermaid wrote on Amazon “Stylish and light”. Mermaid also mentioned “Slim and light, nice looking it fits into my bag/pocket easily”.

Good Product Quality

One Samsung ST72 reviewer who bought it concluded that it was good quality. Kitty K scored this digital camera 5 stars and she said on Amazon three years ago “It's very good, small perfect for travel, photos are very good quality”.

Samsung Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

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

Easy to Use

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use.

Good Size

One person who reviewed it reckoned that it was thin.

Quite Big Normal Focusing Range (wide)

Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the ST72 the normal focusing ranges (wide) range from 0.01m to 0.8m. The Samsung ST72 has a quite big normal focusing range (wide) (0.8 meters) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the ST72.

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Very Big Normal Focusing Range (tele)

The average normal focusing range (tele) of cameras of a comparable age and spec to the ST72 is 1.3m. The Samsung ST72 has one of the bigger normal focusing ranges (tele) (2.5 meters) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar 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.

There are a number of other cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available that you might also want to consider including the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo ($597.00) which has better reviews.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the ST72 range from 1" to 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.8". At 3 inches, the Samsung ST72 has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the ST72.

Alternative 3" screen cameras currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Sony KHX20BBGSFDI, or the Samsung SAMSUNG EX2F.

If this digital camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 (3.5") which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Samsung ST72 has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the ST72. Compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the ST72 have digital zooms of between 1x and 810x, and the average digital zoom is 10x.

Digital cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth considering include the A1455 (5.7x), or the J1455 (5.7x) both from GE which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly High Megapixel

The Samsung ST72 has one of the higher megapixels (16.2 megapixels) amongst compact cameras of this age. The lowest megapixel of digital cameras that have been available for more than two years is 0.3MP, the highest is 46MP, and the average megapixel is 14MP.

Cameras with a higher megapixel that might be worth looking at include the WB350F ($295.51) (16.3MP and higher rated), or the Galaxy Camera 2 (16.3MP and higher rated) both from Samsung.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age, the Samsung ST72 has an image stabilizer.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the Fujifilm X10, and the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo ($597.00) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Samsung ST72 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the ST72.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the GE J1455.

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Has Three Camera Playbacks

The Samsung ST72 has a greater number of camera playback modes than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This camera has a Single image camera playback, which is the most commonly found camera playback found on cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the ST72. The camera playbacks "Slide show" and "Thumbnails" are also found on this digital camera.

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Features Four Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Samsung ST72 is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on cameras of this type and age. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Flash off" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Quite Large Maximum Memory Card Size

The smallest maximum memory card size of similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 1GB and the largest is 130GB. With a maximum memory card size of 64 gigabytes, the Samsung ST72 has a quite large maximum memory card size compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has Seven White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Samsung ST72 is more than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on compact cameras that were released more than two years ago. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent H", "Fluorescent L" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Samsung camera.

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Has Three Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the Samsung ST72 is more than most compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on cameras that have been around for more than two years. The photo effectss "Negative film" and "Sepia" are also found on this Samsung camera.

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500 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Samsung ST72 is a digital camera that takes 500 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Samsung ST72 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras that were launched around the same time as it. Most compact cameras that came out around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This Samsung camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 1920 x 1080, 1984 x 1488, 2592 x 1944, 3648 x 2736 and 4608 x 2592 and 4608 x 3072. Across all cameras of this spec and age the worst still image resolution is 384 x 480 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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Supports Three Image Formats Supporteds

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

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Quite Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The Samsung ST72 has a quite long slowest camera shutter speed (16 seconds) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the ST72. Across all the compact cameras that were released more than two years ago the slowest camera shutter speeds range from 0.12s to 250s.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Samsung ST72 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital 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 Samsung camera. In addition, this camera supports a video resolutions 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). Compact cameras that are a similar age to the ST72 video resolutionss range from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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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 digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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Features Three Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Samsung ST72 is more than most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This digital camera features a Face detection auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on digital cameras of this spec and age. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Centre weighted Auto Focus" and "Multi Point Auto Focus" are also featured on this camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on digital cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Light

The Samsung ST72 is quite light (only 108 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type. The weights of cameras that came out around the same time as the ST72 range from 20g to 840g.

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Quite Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

At only 80, the Samsung ST72 has a fairly small ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The smallest ISO sensitivity (min) of compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the ST72 is 10, the biggest is 200, and the average ISO sensitivity (min) is 94.

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12 Reasons Against

Poor Battery Life

One person mentioned that it did not have a good battery life.

Not Robust

One Samsung ST72 owner who reviewed it mentioned that it was not well made. Mermaid wrote on Amazon three years ago “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.

Does Not Support Video Capability

The Samsung ST72 does not support video capability, although this is within the context that most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the ST72 also do not support video capability.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the ST72, the Samsung ST72 does not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the Fujifilm X10, or the Panasonic DMC-TZ30 ($375.99) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the ST72, the Samsung ST72 does not support wi-Fi.

It is worth also looking at other cameras which also support wi-Fi including the Nikon Coolpix S9600 which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D

The Samsung ST72 is not 3D. Most of the other cameras that came out more than two years ago are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Samsung ST72 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the ST72 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a GPS (satellite) and we think the Panasonic DMC-TZ30 ($375.99), or the Canon SX280 HS is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The Samsung ST72 is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the ST72 are also not waterproof.

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Only Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The Samsung ST72 has a greater number of audio formats than most cameras of this age and type. The most commonly supported audio formats supported is WAV, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this digital camera. The audio formats supporteds AAC are also supported by this Samsung digital camera.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Cameras of a comparable type and age to the ST72 have internal memorys of between 6.9MB and 8.2GB, and the average internal memory is 320MB. At only 10 megabytes, the Samsung ST72 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the ST72.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras of a comparable age and spec to the ST72 is 18mm and the longest is 1,000mm. With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 125 millimeters, the Samsung ST72 has one of the shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The Samsung ST72 has one of the lower display resolution (numeric)s (only 230,000 pixels) amongst compact cameras of this age. The average display resolution (numeric) of similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the ST72 is 450,000 pixels.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Samsung ST72

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this Samsung digital camera was released.

Average Optical Zoom

The Samsung ST72 has a fairly average optical zoom (5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the ST72.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 5x optical zoom cameras currently available including the SAMSUNG ST96, or the SAMSUNG MV900F ($165.99) both from Samsung which has better reviews.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Interval
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung 162, samsung 162m, samsung st72, samsung st72z, ecst72zzbpwe1, samsung 162mp, samsung st72zz, samsung ecst72, samsung st72zzb, samsung ecst72z, samsung st72zzbp, samsung ecst72zz, samsung st72zzbpr, samsung ecst72zzb, samsung st72zzbpru, samsung ecst72zzbp, samsung st72zzbprus, samsung ecst72zzbpb, samsung ecst72zzbpl, samsung ecst72zzbplu, samsung ecst72zzbpbg, samsung ecst72zzbpwus, samsung ecst72zzbpbgb, samsung ecst72zzbplus
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