Samsung ST100 overview
Samsung ST100 is Samsung's Ultracompact digital camera initially released on January of 2010. It features a 14 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a maximum resolution of 4320 x 3240.
The ST100 is positioned #43 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras and all around #885 out of 1422 for cameras in our list. Remember to check our Advanced camera filter to find camera results based on your personal requirements.
The following is a graph of multiple criteria used in the scoring system.
Samsung ST100 history
The Samsung ST100 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can read the complete range below.
Samsung ST100 Gallery
You can see the ST100 from various angles in the gallery below.
Samsung ST100 Pros and Cons
Below is a list of upsides and downsides of the Samsung ST100 based on aspects that are oftentimes viewed as necessary in a digital camera.
Samsung ST100 Sensor info
The specification of the sensor on the Samsung ST100 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to resolve 4320 x 3240 pixels at aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Optical). Sensor stabilization is superior than digital stabilization since the latter can easily cause cropping.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The CCD sensor boasts 14 megapixels and includes a standard ISO range of 80 to 3200. Sadly, RAW files are not saved therefore the user has less margin for error.
The image below displays the ST100's sensor dimensions in comparison to other popular sizes. The ST100 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is presented in green.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
To get an idea of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Samsung ST100 dimensions
Samsung ST100 weighs 0.34 pounds (155g / 5.47 ounces) and the sizing of the camera is 100mm x 60mm x 20mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 0.8"). The weight of normal Ultracompact camera is 121g and the Samsung ST100 is more heavy when compared with other rivals.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The following is a photo of the Samsung ST100 besides a softdrink so you can have a sense of its scale.
The top view below will provide the button arrangement on the ST100.
Samsung ST100 Lens info
The ST100 comes with a built-in lens providing a focal range of 35-175mm giving it a 5.0 x zoom which isn't outstanding however it is going to be valuable in some conditions.
At the widest 35mm, it will have an aperture of f3.6 making it pretty slow and not ideal in low light situations and you will struggle to capture good bokeh. You will probably also have to boost the ISO setting resulting in noisy photos. On the tele end, 175mm comes with f4.8 which is really slow and you may need to apply slower shutter speeds.
Samsung ST100 Connectivity
The ST100 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that have NFC or Bluetooth support are able to be used wirelessly through smartphones. You will be able to copy files and usually change settings with no need to connect directly to the camera.
Several applications even give a Liveview and click the shutter if you aren't near the camera. If the camera features a HDMI out, it can easily be hooked up to an external display. Almost all cameras will allow you to recharge the battery with the USB port.
Samsung ST100 Video info
The maximum video resolution on the Samsung ST100 is 1280 x 720 and it can capture in Motion JPEG file format. 720p is low by today's requirements. You should really try to get at least FUll HD resolution for video. The camera doesn't feature a mic or headphone port which means that you have got no control over your sound. It is perhaps a better idea to order a different camera should you need decent sound in your videos.
Samsung ST100 Weather Sealing
Samsung ST100 doesn't include weather sealing so rainy conditions can easily ruin the camera.
Samsung ST100 Screen and Viewfinder
The Samsung ST100 features a 3.5 inch fixed display screen boasting a resolution of 1,152 thousand dots.
Moreover the display screen is touch friendly which means you can easily change focus point and change settings with your finger.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The View Finder specifications regarding Samsung ST100 are below:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders can be pretty helpful for bright outdoor situations which will make the camera screen washed out and very difficult to view.
Samsung ST100 Shutter info
The maximum shutter speed is 1/1000 sec.
Samsung ST100 Flash and Hot shoe info
Samsung ST100 boasts only in-built flash lacking external flash ability.
Samsung ST100 Autofocus info
Samsung ST100 boasts just Contrast Based Autofocus and lacks Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more snappier & exact when compared with Contrast Based focusing. The camera features Face detection which is valuable for people photography.
Samsung ST100 has touch to focus. You can use your fingers to switch focus points. Samsung ST100 does not have manual focusing. Manual focusing can be useful for low light situations or you want to have more exact control on focusing.
Samsung ST100 Battery life
The general Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 features the highest possible (320) battery life for this category of cameras.
Underneath is a number of Ultracompact cameras having the strongest battery life:
Samsung ST100 for specific kinds of photography
The following bar chart provides a summation of the Samsung ST100 for specific kinds of photography. To check out more, browse to the specific section below.
Samsung ST100 as a Portrait photography camera
The Samsung ST100 receives a points total of 34 which is really bad, meaning that it is not really suitable to use for portrait photos. Shooting portraits leans heavily to sensor size, RAW support along with the capability to use off-camera flash.
Street photography with Samsung ST100
With a decent points total of 60, the Samsung ST100 is fairly suited to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera has a perfect balance of image quality plus portability.
Samsung ST100 as a Sports photography camera
A really bad sports photography points tally of 35 suggests the Samsung ST100 is not really suitable for taking pictures of sports. A camera really should have excellent focusing and shutter speeds for sports photography.
Samsung ST100 Travel photography details
Weight is extremely critical when buying a camera for travel. Over-all, the Samsung ST100 gets a moderate 60 as a travelling camera which is fairly appropriate for your journeys.
Samsung ST100 Landscape photography advice
In case you're looking to buy a digital camera for landscape photos, the most important factor is going to be image quality. The Samsung ST100 with it's really bad score of 38 as a landscape camera is not really suitable within the current marketplace.
Vlogging with Samsung ST100
A camera for vlogging should posses a moving display screen, microphone input and preferably image stabilization. Taking all things in to account, the Samsung ST100 is not really suitable for vlogging as it delivers a really bad rating of 29.
Samsung ST100 Alternatives
If you are searching for alternatives to the ST100, below is a selection of the top ranked cameras that fall within the category of Ultracompact.
The line chart down below provides you a summary of the ST100 vs it's top rated competitors mentioned earlier.
Following are additional cameras you may have a look at as alternative options. To read through a thorough comparison, click the "compare" link.