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Samsung ST93 review

Stylish 16.1MP compact camera with 5x optical zoom

Our Verdict

For

  • Self Portrait mode audio assistance
  • Clear menu structure
  • Broad range of functions

Against

  • Some buttons are a bit small
  • Wait between shots can be long
  • Zooming in video mode is noisy

samsung st93 review

Available in a variety of colours including silver, red and black, the Samsung ST93 weighs in at 95g (without the battery or a memory card) and measures 89.6 x 54.8 x 17.5mm, making it fairly small and easy to carry. It uses microSD memory cards with 12MB of internal storage and has a lithium ion battery.

It's worth noting that the options within Smart Auto mode are severely limited. You're only able to choose between Smart Auto flash or no flash, and the only function you can adjust is the picture size. This mode will automatically decide whether you need to use a macro setting and apply it accordingly.

In-camera resizing and editing is available, although it's slightly difficult to find in the menu structure. The options to adjust the brightness, contrast and red eye are easy to use, and you can also apply filters after the photo has been taken. This is handy if you'd like to try out the tilt-shift option or add some extra vignetting. If you don't have access to photo editing software then the resizing and retouching in the camera will make reasonable substitutes.

The Samsung ST93's 2.7-inch LCD screen is bright and easy to view, although it can be difficult to see if light is shining directly onto it. The menu options are clear and easily accessible - mode changes are available via the Mode button, plus the function option allows you to tweak your settings.

The USB socket is small and protected by a hard plastic flap, which feels more durable than the soft rubber caps that can twist or be broken easily. The battery compartment has a lock to prevent accidental opening, and has a sturdy feel with a slight spring to prevent damage when open.

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1280 x 720
Effective Camera Resolution16.1 Megapixel
USBYes
Wide AngleYes
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyST
Image StabilizationOptical, Electronic
ColourBlack
Optical Zoom5x
Digital Zoom5x
Brand NameSamsung
FeaturesBlink Detection, Smile Detection, Face Detection, Continuous Shooting Mode, Self-timer, Smart Capture
Screen Size6.9 cm (2.7")
Video FormatsMotion JPEG (AVI)
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)95 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS, WEEE
Flash Memory Capacity12 MB
Minimum Focus Distance50 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4608 x 3456
Maximum Frame Rate30 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeCCD
Total Camera Resolution16.4 Megapixel
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD Card, microSDHC Card
Height54.8 mm
Width89.6 mm
Depth17.5 mm
Autofocus Points9
Product SeriesST
Focal Length4.70 mm to 23.50 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Audio FormatsWAV
Flash ModesAuto Flash, Flash ON, Flash OFF, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync
Focus ModesAuto
ManufacturerSamsung
Product ModelST93
Product NameST93 Compact Camera
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberEC-ST93ZZBPBGB
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.samsung.com/uk/
Marketing Information

Boasting a remarkable 16.1 megapixels, the slim, stylish ST93 delivers unforgettable photos with all the attention-grabbing details. You'll get everyone in the shot with the 26mm wide-angle lens and get even closer to faraway subjects with the 5x optical zoom. Capture all your memories in the same high quality you come to trust from Samsung.

Battery Life200 Shot/1.67 Hour Video
Package Contents
  • ST93 Compact Camera
  • Rechargeable Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • USB Cable
  • Strap
  • Quick Start Manual
  • User Manual CD-ROM
Display Resolution230000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesMicrophone, Speaker