Samsung ST30 summary
Samsung ST30 is Samsung's Ultracompact digital camera originally announced on January of 2011. It has a 10 MegaPixel, CCD 1/3" sized sensor and has a max resolution of 4608 x 3456.
The ST30 comes in at #123 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras and overall #1184 out of 1453 for digital cameras in our list. You should try out our Advanced camera finder to get camera results based on your custom criteria.
Below is a graph of multiple factors used in the rating system.
Samsung ST30 Gallery
You can see the ST30 from different angles in the gallery underneath.
Samsung ST30 Pros and Cons
Below is a shortlist of pros and cons of the Samsung ST30 based on things which are oftentimes considered useful in a digital camera.
Samsung ST30 Sensor specifications
The sensor measurement on the Samsung ST30 is 4.8mm x 3.6mm (1/3"). The 17 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 4608 x 3456 pixels .Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The CCD sensor boasts 10 megapixels and has a standard ISO range of 0 to 0. Unfortunately, RAW photos are not saved therefore the user has less room to maneuver in post.
The graphic underneath shows the ST30's sensor dimensions when compared to other popular sizes. The ST30 sensor comes with a crop factor of 7.5 and is outlined in green.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Samsung ST30 dimensions
Samsung ST30 weighs 0.19 pounds (87 gr or 3.07 ounces) and the over all size of the camera is 82mm x 52mm x 17mm (3.2" x 2.0" x 0.7"). The weight of typical Ultracompact camera is 121 gr and the Samsung ST30 is less heavy compared with other rivals.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
Underneath is a picture of the Samsung ST30 beside a soft drink to help you have a sense of its scale.
The top view under will show the button layout on the ST30.
Samsung ST30 Lens specifications
The ST30 has got a fixed lens and a fixed focal length of ()mm meaning that you don't have the option to zoom.
At the widest ()mm, it will have an aperture of f and that's ideal in low light occasions and getting good bokeh. It is going to also make it easier to go with a much lower ISO and get cleaner shots.
Samsung ST30 Connectivity
The ST30 has the following connectivity:
Digital cameras that feature NFC and Bluetooth support can be used wirelessly via smartphones. You will be able to send files and oftentimes alter settings without connecting directly to the camera.
Some applications even allow a Liveview and hit the shutter if you are not near the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI out, it can be hooked up to an external monitor. Nearly all cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack with the USB port.
Samsung ST30 Video specifications
The max video resolution on the Samsung ST30 is 640 x 480 and it can capture in file format. 480p is terrible by today's standards. You should really aim for at least 1080p resolution for video recording. The camera does not have a mic and headphone socket which means that you get no control over your audio. It is perhaps best to take a look at another model should you require good audio in your videos.
Samsung ST30 Weather Sealing
Samsung ST30 does not include environment sealing so wet conditions could ruin the camera.
Samsung ST30 Screen and Viewfinder
The Samsung ST30 has a 3" fixed display boasting a resolution of 460k dots.
Unfortunately the display isn't a touch screen.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The View Finder details regarding Samsung ST30 are below:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders can be pretty helpful in sunny outdoor situations which can easily make the camera screen washed out and difficult to view.
Samsung ST30 Shutter specifications
The max shutter speed is 1/2000 seconds.
Samsung ST30 Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Samsung ST30 boasts only built-in flash without external flash support.
Samsung ST30 Autofocus specifications
Samsung ST30 does not have Auto focus. Phase Detection focusing is more faster and accurate compared with Contrast Detect focusing.
Samsung ST30 does not have manual focus. Manual focus can be useful in low light or you need to have more exact control on focusing.
Samsung ST30 Battery life
The usual Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 has the maximum (320) battery life in this category of cameras.
Listed below is a number of Ultracompact cameras having the strongest battery life:
Samsung ST30 for specific kinds of photography
The following chart presents a summary of the Samsung ST30 for specific kinds of photography. To read more, browse to the specific section underneath.
Samsung ST30 Portrait photography details
The Samsung ST30 gets a points tally of 19 which is awful, meaning that it is not appropriate to use for portrait photography. Taking portrait images favors heavily to sensor dimensions, support for RAW files and ability to use external lighting.
Samsung ST30 Street photography details
Getting a moderate points total of 54, the Samsung ST30 is fairly suitable for street photography. A very good street photography camera features a fine balance of image quality and portability.
Samsung ST30 Sports photography advice
A awful sports photography points total of 16 indicates the Samsung ST30 is not appropriate for taking pictures of sports. A camera should have excellent autofocus plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Samsung ST30 Travel photography info
Portability is pretty crucial when choosing a travel camera. Over-all, the Samsung ST30 gets a nice 65 as a travel camera which is a very decent choice to take with you on your holidays.
Landscape photography with Samsung ST30
When you're planning to choose a camera for landscape photos, the biggest aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Samsung ST30 with it's awful grade of 31 for a landscape camera is not appropriate in the current market.
Samsung ST30 Vlogging factors
A camera for vlogging preferably should posses a moving screen, mic input and preferably image stabilization. Taking everything in to account, the Samsung ST30 is not appropriate as a vlog camera as it delivers a awful rating of 29.
Samsung ST30 Alternatives
If you want replacements to the ST30, below is a list of the highest ranked cameras that fall within the family of Ultracompact.
The line chart underneath will give you a bird's eye view of the ST30 compared to it's highest scored rivals listed above.
Following are additional cameras you may take a look at as alternate options. To read through a complete comparison, just click on the "compare" link.