Samsung SH100

Samsung SH100 front
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 0 - 0
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • ()mm (F) lens
  • n/ag - 93 x 54 x 19mm
  • Launched January 2011
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  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

Samsung SH100 overview

Samsung SH100 is Samsung's Ultracompact digital camera initially announced on January of 2011. The camera has a 14MP, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a maximum resolution of 4230 x 3240.

The SH100 is scored #73 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras and all-around #1041 out of 1465 for cameras in our collection. Remember to look at our Smart camera filter to find camera listings based on your personalized factors.

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Below is a diagram of specific criteria used in the scoring system.

Samsung SH100 history

The Samsung SH100 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can read the full range underneath.

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Samsung SH100 Pros and Cons

Below is a shortlist of pluses and minuses of the Samsung SH100 based on factors which are usually viewed as crucial in a digital camera.

built-in flash
great max aperture (f)
great min ISO (0)
includes external mic support
MP count decent (14MP)
screen size is decent (3 inch)
cannot use external flash
doesn't have HDMI out
doesn't have headphone support
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
doesn't have RAW format
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
does not have image stabilization
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
focal length is fixed (()mm)
lack of aperture priority mode
low resolution screen (230 k dots)
manual focus not available
manual mode not available
maximum ISO low (0)
no moving screen
no shutter priority
very small sensor (1/2.3")
video res low (1280 x 720 resolution)
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Samsung SH100 Sensor specifications

The size of the sensor on the Samsung SH100 is 6.08mm x 4.56mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 4230 x 3240 pixels .

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The CCD sensor boasts 14MP and has a standard ISO range of 0 to 0. Sadly, RAW format is not supported so you have less margin for error.

The image underneath illustrates the SH100's sensor dimensions compared to other popular sizes. The SH100 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.9 and is presented in green.

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To get an idea of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Samsung SH100 dimensions

Samsung SH100 has a weight of 0.00 lb (g or 0.00 ounces) and the over all size of the camera is 93mm x 54mm x 19mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.7"). The weight of normal Ultracompact camera is 121g and the Samsung SH100 is lighter compared with various competitors.

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Underneath is a image of the Samsung SH100 alongside a soda so you're able to have a feel for its scale.

Samsung SH100 dimensions scale

The top view underneath will highlight the button design on the SH100.

Samsung SH100 topview buttons dials

Samsung SH100 Lens specifications

The SH100 features a built in lens and a constant focal length of ()mm which means you don't have the ability to zoom.

At the widest ()mm, it provides an aperture of f making it terrific in low light situations and capturing a shallow depth of field. It will also enable you to go with a lower ISO to get cleaner photos.

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Samsung SH100 Connectivity

The SH100 has the following connectivity:

  • Wireless Yes

Cameras that consist of NFC and Bluetooth compatibility are able to be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You are able to transfer images and oftentimes change camera settings with no need to connect directly to the camera.

A few applications even give a Liveview and click the shutter if you aren't close to the camera. If the camera has a HDMI out, it can easily be connected to an external display. Nearly all cameras enable you to charge the battery using the USB port.

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Samsung SH100 Video specifications

The maximum video quality on the Samsung SH100 is 1280 x 720 and it can capture in Motion JPEG file format. 720p is awful by today's requirements. You should target a minimum 1080p quality for video recording. While the camera comes with a mic jack, it is unfortunately lacking a headphone jack so you won't have the option to keep an eye on your audio levels.

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Samsung SH100 Weather Sealing

There is no weather proofing for the Samsung SH100 so you need to be cautious in wet and dusty conditions.

Samsung SH100 Screen and Viewfinder

The Samsung SH100 has a 3" fixed display boasting a resolution of 230k dots.

Moreover the display is touch friendly so you will be able to adjust focus points and change settings by using your finger.

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The ViewFinder specifications regarding Samsung SH100 are below:

  • ViewFinder None

Viewfinders can be rather beneficial during sunny outdoor conditions which might make the camera screen washed out and very difficult to view.

Samsung SH100 Shutter specifications

The highest shutter speed is 1/2000s.

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Samsung SH100 Flash and Hot shoe specifications

Samsung SH100 has got only integrated flash without external flash ability.

Samsung SH100 Autofocusing specifications

Samsung SH100 does not have Auto focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more quicker and accurate compared with Contrast Detect autofocusing.

Samsung SH100 does not have manual focus. Manual focus option can be useful during low light situations or you need to have more precise focusing control.

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Samsung SH100 Battery life

The general Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 offers the highest possible (320) battery life within this class of cameras.

Below is a number of Ultracompact cameras that have the strongest battery life:

Samsung SH100 for varying kinds of photography

The following graph gives a summation of the Samsung SH100 for varying kinds of photography. To read more, go to the specific paragraph underneath.

Samsung SH100 Portrait photography advice

The Samsung SH100 gets a score of 28 which is terrible, meaning that it is not good for portrait photos. Shooting portraits leans heavily to sensor size, support for RAW photos together with the flexibility to utilize external lighting.

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MP count good (14MP)
lack of manual focus
no manual exposure
cannot use external flash
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format

Samsung SH100 as a Street photography camera

Having a modest points tally of 49, the Samsung SH100 is reasonably appropriate for street photography. A decent street photography camera comes with a perfect balance of picture quality and portability.

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fixed screen
lack of image stabilization
small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW files
maximum ISO low (0)

Samsung SH100 Sports photography features

A terrible sports photography score of 26 suggests the Samsung SH100 is not good for taking pictures of sports. A camera needs to have fantastic autofocus and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.

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good MP (14MP)
can't change focal length (()mm)
no shutter priority
lack of image stabilization
very small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect auto focus

Samsung SH100 as a Travel photography camera

Weight is extremely crucial when getting a camera for travel. Over-all, the Samsung SH100 gets a above average 71 as a travelling camera which is a respectable choice to take on your trips.

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sensor resolution is decent (14MP)
flash built-in
great max aperture (f)
doesn't have Timelapse function
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen

Samsung SH100 as a Landscape photography camera

For anybody who is planning to pick a digital camera for landscape photos, the most vital factor will no doubt be image quality. The Samsung SH100 at it's terrible score of 37 as a landscape camera is not good compared to its rivals.

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fast max aperture (f)
screen size is good (3")
sensor resolution is decent (14MP)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
can't change focal length (()mm)
manual exposure not possible
does not have image stabilization
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
low max ISO (0)
lacks RAW files
does not have Time Lapse function

Samsung SH100 Vlogging factors

A vlogging camera should posses a moving screen, microphone input and if possible image stabilization. Taking everything in to account, the Samsung SH100 is not good for vlogging as it delivers a terrible rating of 33.

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great maximum aperture (f)
touch screen
has mic support
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
does not have image stabilization
low video resolution (1280 x 720 resolution)

Samsung SH100 Alternatives

If you are trying to find alternatives to the SH100, below is a number of the highest ranked cameras that fall within the family of Ultracompact.

The chart here offers you a summary of the SH100 versus it's top scored rivals listed above.

Following are several cameras you may see as alternate options. To read a comprehensive comparison, just click on the "compare" link.

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General Information
Brand Name
Samsung SH100
Physical type
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Sensor dimensions
6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor area
Sensor resolution
14 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Full resolution
4230 x 3240
RAW format
Max native ISO
Min native ISO
Manual focus
Touch to focus
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Cross focus points
Lens mounting type
fixed lens
Lens focal range
Focal length multiplier
Screen type
Fixed Type
Screen diagonal
3 inch
Screen resolution
230k dots
Selfie friendly
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
DXO scores
DXO All around score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Slowest shutter speed
Maximum shutter speed
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions
1280 x 720
Max video resolution
Video format
Motion JPEG
Mic support
Headphone support
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Physical dimensions
93 x 54 x 19mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.7")
Time lapse shooting
Card slots
Launch pricing