Samsung ST700

Samsung ST700 front
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 0 - 0
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • ()mm (F) lens
  • n/ag - 99 x 55 x 20mm
  • Launched January 2011
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  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
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Samsung ST700 summary

Samsung ST700 is Samsung's Ultracompact digital camera first announced on January of 2011. The camera houses a 16MP, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a full resolution of 4608 x 3456.

The ST700 is ranked #72 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras & over all #1040 out of 1465 for digital cameras in our collection. Please try our Smart camera search to get camera rankings based on your personalized criteria.

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The following is a diagram of multiple factors used in the rating system.

Samsung ST700 history

The Samsung ST700 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can view the full range underneath.

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Samsung ST700 Pros and Cons

Below is a checklist of pluses and minuses of the Samsung ST700 based on criterias which are generally regarded as crucial in a digital camera.

above average minimum ISO (0)
fast maximum aperture (f)
has built in flash
nice screen size (3 inches)
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
cannot use external flash
focal length is fixed (()mm)
has no phase detect autofocus
has no RAW format
lack of aperture priority mode
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
manual focus not available
maximum ISO low (0)
missing HDMI socket
missing headphone socket
missing mic socket
missing Time Lapse recording
no image stabilization
no manual mode
no shutter priority
pixelated screen (230 thousand dots)
screen does not articulate
screen isn't selfie friendly
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pxls)
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Samsung ST700 Sensor info

The measurement of the sensor on the Samsung ST700 is 6.16mm x 4.62mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 4608 x 3456 pixels .

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The CCD sensor has 16 megapixels and delivers a standard ISO range of 0 to 0. Sadly, RAW photos are not saved which means that you have less room to maneuver in post.

The picture underneath illustrates the ST700's sensor dimensions when compared to other popular sizes. The ST700 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is presented in green.

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To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Samsung ST700 dimensions

Samsung ST700 weighs 0.00 lbs ( gr / 0.00 ounces) & has exterior dimensions of 99mm x 55mm x 20mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8"). The weight of average Ultracompact camera is 121 gr and the Samsung ST700 is less heavy in comparison with its rivals.

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Down below is a shot of the Samsung ST700 besides a softdrink so you're able to get a feel for its scale.

Samsung ST700 dimensions scale

The top view underneath will provide the button arrangement on the ST700.

Samsung ST700 topview buttons dials

Samsung ST700 Lens info

The ST700 provides a built in lens and it has a constant focal length of ()mm meaning that you have no ability to zoom.

At the widest ()mm, it features an aperture of f which will be perfect for low light occasions and getting a shallow depth of field. It would also enable you to choose a lower ISO to capture more clean shots.

Photography Glossary

Samsung ST700 Connectivity

The ST700 has the following connectivity:

    Digital cameras with NFC or Bluetooth connectivity can easily be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You can transfer images and at times change settings without connecting physically to the camera.

    Some applications even provide a Liveview and release the shutter if you are not close to the camera. If the camera has a HDMI port, it could be connected to an external monitor. Most cameras enable you to charge the battery pack through the USB port.

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    Samsung ST700 Video info

    The highest possible video quality on the Samsung ST700 is 1280 x 720 and you can shoot in file format. 720p is low for today's requirements. You really should aim for at least 1080p quality for decent video. The camera does not offer a microphone or headphone socket which means you have got little control over the audio. It is probably a better idea to look at an alternative model if you want decent audio for your videos.

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    Samsung ST700 Weather Sealing

    There is no environment proofing for the Samsung ST700 so you need to be careful in wet and dusty conditions.

    Samsung ST700 Screen and Viewfinder

    The Samsung ST700 is equipped with a 3 inch fixed display screen supporting a resolution of 230 thousand dots.

    Moreover the display screen is touch friendly which means that you can set focus points as well as change settings using your fingertips.

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    The ViewFinder details for Samsung ST700 are below:

    • ViewFinder None

    For sunny outdoor conditions which make the camera displays washed out and tough to see, viewfinders are rather helpful.

    Samsung ST700 Shutter info

    The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.

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    Samsung ST700 Flash and Hot shoe info

    Samsung ST700 features only built-in flash without external flash support.

    Samsung ST700 Autofocus info

    Samsung ST700 has no Auto focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more faster & precise in comparison with Contrast Detect autofocusing.

    Samsung ST700 has no manual focus. Manual focus ability can be useful for low light or you require more exact control on depth of field.

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    Samsung ST700 Battery life

    The average Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 comes with the best (320) battery life for this class of cameras.

    Listed below is a listing of Ultracompact cameras which have the highest battery life:

    Samsung ST700 for specific categories of photography

    The following bar chart gives a rundown of the Samsung ST700 for specific categories of photography. To look at more, have a look at the specific section underneath.

    Portrait photography with Samsung ST700

    The Samsung ST700 gets a score of 30 which is lousy, meaning that it is just not good for portrait photography. Photographing portrait photos leans heavily to sensor specs, RAW support and option to use external lighting.

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    megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
    lack of manual focus
    no manual exposure
    external flash not possible
    sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
    lacks RAW format

    Samsung ST700 as a Street photography camera

    Coming in at a modest points total of 50, the Samsung ST700 is reasonably adequate to buy for street photography. A very good street photography camera comes with a fine balance of image quality and portability.

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    screen does not articulate
    does not have image stabilization
    sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
    doesn't have RAW format
    maximum ISO low (0)

    Samsung ST700 Sports photography details

    A lousy sports photography points total of 27 indicates the Samsung ST700 is just not good for taking pictures of sports. A camera really should have excellent autofocus plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.

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    resolution is good (16MP)
    focal length is fixed (()mm)
    lack of shutter priority mode
    does not have image stabilization
    sensor is small (1/2.3")
    does not have phase detect auto focus

    Samsung ST700 Travel photography highlights

    Weight is pretty important when choosing a camera for travel. Over-all, the Samsung ST700 gets a above average 71 as a travel camera which is a fine choice for your holidays.

    Photography Glossary
    MP count decent (16MP)
    has built in flash
    fast max aperture (f)
    does not have Time Lapse function
    doesn't posses selfie friendly screen

    Samsung ST700 Landscape photography advice

    If you find yourself looking to purchase a digital camera for landscape photos, the biggest factor will no doubt be image quality. The Samsung ST700 with it's lousy rating of 38 as a landscape camera is just not good among it's competition.

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    great maximum aperture (f)
    nice screen size (3")
    decent sensor resolution (16MP)
    manual focus not available
    fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
    can't change focal length (()mm)
    manual mode not possible
    does not have image stabilization
    small sensor (1/2.3")
    maximum ISO low (0)
    lacks RAW files
    does not have Time Lapse function

    Vlogging with Samsung ST700

    A vlogging camera should posses a articulating display, microphone input and preferably image stabilization. Taking all things in to account, the Samsung ST700 is just not good for vlogging as it delivers a lousy score of 30.

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    great maximum aperture (f)
    display is not selfie friendly
    does not have image stabilization
    low video resolution (1280 x 720 resolution)
    missing microphone support

    Samsung ST700 Alternatives

    If you are in the market for alternatives to the ST700, below is a list of the highest ranked cameras that fall within the category of Ultracompact.

    The diagram followed below will give you an overview of the ST700 vs it's top ranked competitors mentioned previously.

    Following are additional cameras you may consider as alternatives. To read through a thorough comparison, click the "compare" link.

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    General Information
    Samsung ST700
    Physical type
    Sensor Information
    Sensor type
    Sensor size
    Sensor dimensions
    6.16 x 4.62mm
    Sensor area
    Sensor resolution
    16 megapixels
    Anti aliasing filter
    Peak resolution
    4608 x 3456
    RAW photos
    Highest native ISO
    Lowest native ISO
    Manual focus
    Touch focus
    AF continuous
    Single AF
    Tracking AF
    Selective AF
    Center weighted AF
    Multi area AF
    AF live view
    Face detection focusing
    Contract detection focusing
    Phase detection focusing
    Cross focus points
    Lens mount
    fixed lens
    Lens focal range
    Crop factor
    Screen type
    Fixed Type
    Screen sizing
    3 inches
    Screen resolution
    230 thousand dots
    Selfie friendly
    Touch display
    Viewfinder Information
    DXO scores
    DXO Overall score
    not tested
    DXO Color Depth score
    not tested
    DXO Dynamic range score
    not tested
    DXO Low light score
    not tested
    Minimum shutter speed
    8 seconds
    Fastest shutter speed
    1/2000 seconds
    Shutter priority
    Aperture priority
    Manual mode
    Custom WB
    Image stabilization
    Built-in flash
    External flash
    WB bracketing
    Multisegment exposure
    Average exposure
    Spot exposure
    Partial exposure
    AF area exposure
    Center weighted exposure
    Video features
    Supported video resolutions
    1280 x 720
    Highest video resolution
    Mic port
    Headphone port
    Environment sealing
    Water proof
    Dust proof
    Shock proof
    Crush proof
    Freeze proof
    99 x 55 x 20mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8")
    Time lapse recording
    Card slots
    Launch pricing