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Samsung SL720 vs Samsung ST600

Portability
94
Imaging
35
Features
14
Overall
26
Samsung SL720 front
 
Samsung ST600 front
Portability
95
Imaging
37
Features
40
Overall
38

Samsung SL720 vs Samsung ST600 Key Specs

Samsung SL720
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 28-102mm (F2.8-5.7) lens
  • 168g - 92 x 61 x 23mm
  • Introduced July 2009
  • Additionally referred to as PL70
Samsung ST600
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 4800 (Raise to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 27-135mm (F3.3-5.5) lens
  • 150g - 104 x 60 x 20mm
  • Launched January 2010
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Samsung SL720 vs Samsung ST600 Overview

Here, we will be matching up the Samsung SL720 and Samsung ST600, both Ultracompact digital cameras and they are both offered by Samsung. The image resolution of the SL720 (12MP) and the ST600 (14MP) is relatively well matched and both cameras offer the identical sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The SL720 was revealed 5 months before the ST600 and they are of a similar age. Both the cameras feature the same body design (Ultracompact).

Before we go right into a complete comparison, here is a brief highlight of how the SL720 scores versus the ST600 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Samsung SL720 over the Samsung ST600

 SL720 ST600 

Reasons to pick Samsung ST600 over the Samsung SL720

 ST600 SL720 
Screen size3.5"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.8")
Screen resolution1152k230kCrisper screen (+922k dot)
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Samsung SL720 and Samsung ST600

 SL720 ST600 
LaunchedJuly 2009January 2010Similar age
Manually focus Lack of manual focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen

Samsung SL720 vs Samsung ST600 Physical Comparison

When you are intending to carry around your camera frequently, you will have to factor in its weight and measurements. The Samsung SL720 enjoys outer dimensions of 92mm x 61mm x 23mm (3.6" x 2.4" x 0.9") and a weight of 168 grams (0.37 lbs) whilst the Samsung ST600 has proportions of 104mm x 60mm x 20mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 0.8") and a weight of 150 grams (0.33 lbs).

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Do not forget, the weight of an ILC will vary based on the lens you are utilizing during that time. The following is a front view sizing comparison of the SL720 against the ST600.

Samsung SL720 vs Samsung ST600 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability grade of the SL720 and ST600 is 94 and 95 respectively.

Samsung SL720 vs Samsung ST600 top view buttons comparison

Samsung SL720 vs Samsung ST600 Sensor Comparison

Generally, its tough to imagine the contrast between sensor sizes simply by reading through specs. The image underneath will give you a more clear sense of the sensor sizes in the SL720 and ST600.

As you can plainly see, both of the cameras feature the identical sensor size albeit different MP. You can count on the Samsung ST600 to give greater detail because of its extra 2 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also make it easier to crop photographs way more aggressively.

Samsung SL720 vs Samsung ST600 sensor size comparison

Samsung SL720 vs Samsung ST600 Screen and ViewFinder

Samsung SL720 vs Samsung ST600 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Samsung SL720 Portrait photography features
Samsung ST600 Portrait photography features
21
focusing manually not possible
manual exposure not possible
cannot use external flash
low MP (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
30
decent sensor resolution (14 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
external flash not possible
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Samsung SL720 Street photography info
Samsung ST600 Street photography info
47
screen does not articulate
does not have image stabilization
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
heavier than average (168 grams)
60
built in image stabilization (Optical)
includes focus by touch
fixed screen
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW format
heavier than competitors in class (150g)
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Sports Comparison

Samsung SL720 as a Sports photography camera
Samsung ST600 as a Sports photography camera
17
lack of shutter priority mode
does not have image stabilization
low MP (12MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
43
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (14MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Samsung SL720 Travel photography highlights
Samsung ST600 Travel photography highlights
56
has built in flash
reasonably wide (28mm)
missing Time Lapse function
heavier than average (168 grams)
low MP (12 megapixels)
screen is not selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f2.8)
65
includes focus by touch
decent sensor resolution (14 megapixels)
built-in flash
reasonably wide (27mm)
missing Time Lapse recording
heavier than competitors in class (150 grams)
screen isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Samsung SL720 Landscape photography factors
Samsung ST600 Landscape photography factors
27
reasonably wide (28mm)
focusing manually not possible
can't change lenses (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
screen is small (2.7")
manual exposure not possible
does not have image stabilization
low MP (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
missing Time Lapse function
44
reasonably wide (27mm)
lovely big screen (3.5")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (14MP)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW format
missing Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Samsung SL720 Vlogging information
Samsung ST600 Vlogging information
25
reasonably wide (28mm)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
screen is not selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
video res low (640 x 480 pixels)
missing mic socket
heavier than average (168g)
30
reasonably wide (27mm)
touchscreen functionality
built in image stabilization (Optical)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
screen isn't selfie friendly
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pxls)
missing external mic support
heavier than competitors in class (150g)
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Samsung SL720 vs Samsung ST600 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Samsung SL720 and Samsung ST600
 Samsung SL720Samsung ST600
General Information
Brand Samsung Samsung
Model Samsung SL720 Samsung ST600
Otherwise known as PL70 -
Category Ultracompact Ultracompact
Introduced 2009-07-14 2010-01-06
Physical type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.08 x 4.56mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor area 27.7mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 14MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4000 x 3000 4320 x 3240
Highest native ISO 1600 4800
Highest boosted ISO - 6400
Minimum native ISO 80 80
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-102mm (3.6x) 27-135mm (5.0x)
Largest aperture f/2.8-5.7 f/3.3-5.5
Macro focus range 5cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.9 5.9
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 2.7 inch 3.5 inch
Resolution of screen 230k dots 1,152k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 8 secs 8 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/1500 secs 1/1500 secs
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation - Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 4.60 m 5.00 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in, Slow sync Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 800 x 592 (20 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (60, 30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30, 15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (60, 30, 15 fps)
Highest video resolution 640x480 1280x720
Video format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 168 gr (0.37 lb) 150 gr (0.33 lb)
Physical dimensions 92 x 61 x 23mm (3.6" x 2.4" x 0.9") 104 x 60 x 20mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 0.8")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery model SLB-10A SLB07
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 10 sec, Double, Motion)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/MMC/SDHC card, Internal MicroSD/ MicroSDHC, Internal
Card slots 1 1
Pricing at launch $119 $330