Samsung ST80 overview
Samsung ST80 is Samsung's Ultracompact digital camera originally introduced on January of 2010. It includes a 14 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a maximum resolution of 4320 x 3240.
The ST80 is ranked #44 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras & all-around #884 out of 1422 for cameras in our collection. Remember to use our Smart camera filter to see camera rankings based on your personal factors.
Below is a chart of multiple criteria used in the scoring system.
Samsung ST80 history
The Samsung ST80 has a history of related cameras. Listed below, you can check out all past and newer models alongside important specifications.
Samsung ST80 Gallery
You can look at the ST80 from several angles in the gallery here.
Samsung ST80 Pros and Cons
Here is a shortlist of advantages and drawbacks of the Samsung ST80 based on things which are oftentimes viewed as essential in a digital camera.
Samsung ST80 Sensor specs
The specification of the sensor in the Samsung ST80 is 6.08mm x 4.56mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to resolve 4320 x 3240 pixels using aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera features Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization as the latter might lead to cropping.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The CCD sensor has 14MP and features a standard ISO range of 80 - 4800. The ISO can be widened electronically to a maximum of 6400. Unfortunately, RAW photos are not saved therefore you have less room to maneuver in post.
The image underneath illustrates the ST80's sensor size when compared to other popular sizes. The ST80 sensor has a crop factor of 5.9 and is showcased in green.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Samsung ST80 dimensions
Samsung ST80 weighs in at 0.26 lb (118 gr / 4.16 ounces) & has exterior measurements of 92mm x 55mm x 19mm (3.6" x 2.2" x 0.7"). The weight of normal Ultracompact camera is 121 gr so the Samsung ST80 is on par as compared to other competitors.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Underneath is a image of the Samsung ST80 beside a soda so you can get a feel for its size.
The top view just below will illustrate the button layout on the ST80.
Samsung ST80 Lens details
The ST80 offers a built-in lens having a focal range of 35-105mm giving it a 3.0 x zoom which is definitely not ideal however it would certainly be handy in certain conditions.
At it's widest 35mm, the lens features an aperture of f3.3 which will be really sluggish and not very good for low light circumstances and you will likely struggle to get good bokeh. You could also have to increase your ISO setting which causes noisy photos. At the long end, 105mm comes with f5.5 making it very sluggish and you would have to choose slower shutter speeds.
Samsung ST80 Connectivity
The ST80 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that have NFC and / or Bluetooth support can be used wirelessly through smartphones. You are able to send images and at times change camera settings without connecting physically with the camera.
Some apps also allow a Liveview and click the shutter whenever you aren't close to the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI port, it can be attached to an external display. Many cameras enable you to charge the battery with the USB port.
Samsung ST80 Video details
The maximum video resolution in the Samsung ST80 is 1280 x 720 and you can record in Motion JPEG file format. 720p is terrible for today's requirements. You really should try to get at least 1080p resolution for decent video. The body doesn't feature a microphone and / or headphone port which means that you have absolutely no control over the audio. It is probably best to order a different model should you want good audio for your videos.
Samsung ST80 Weather Sealing
Samsung ST80 doesn't have weather proofing so damp conditions can easily damage the camera.
Samsung ST80 Screen and Viewfinder
The Samsung ST80 includes a 3 inch fixed screen having a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Moreover the screen is touch friendly which means you are able to switch focus points and change settings with your fingers.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The View Finder specifications for Samsung ST80 are below:
- ViewFinder None
For sunny outdoor situations that make the camera screens washed out and tricky to see, viewfinders can be very useful.
Samsung ST80 Shutter details
The maximum shutter speed is 1/1500 sec.
Samsung ST80 Flash and Hot shoe details
Samsung ST80 features just integrated flash with no external flash ability.
Samsung ST80 Autofocus details
Samsung ST80 features only Contrast Detect Auto Focus & does not have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more faster & accurate as compared with Contrast Detect autofocusing.
Samsung ST80 has tap to focus. You are able to use your fingers in order to change where you focus. Samsung ST80 has not got manual focus. Manual focus option is good during low light occasions or you need more exact control on depth of field.
Samsung ST80 Battery life
The general Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 comes with the highest possible (320) battery life within this class of cameras.
Listed below is a list of Ultracompact cameras with the highest battery life:
Samsung ST80 for specific kinds of photography
The following illustration gives a overview of the Samsung ST80 for specific kinds of photography. To view more, browse to the specific section underneath.
Samsung ST80 Portrait photography advice
The Samsung ST80 receives a points total of 30 which is low, and means the camera is simply not suitable to use for portraits. Shooting portrait images favors greatly towards sensor dimensions, support for RAW files plus the ability to utilize external lighting.
Samsung ST80 Street photography features
Getting a above average points tally of 63, the Samsung ST80 is a fine option to buy for street photography. A good street photography camera provides a good balance of picture quality and portability.
Samsung ST80 Sports photography details
A low sports photography rating of 44 indicates the Samsung ST80 is simply not suitable for taking pictures of sports. A camera really should have good focusing plus shutter speeds for sports photography.
Travel photography with Samsung ST80
Weight is pretty crucial in buying a camera for travel. All things considered, the Samsung ST80 gets a nice 63 for a travelling camera which makes it a good choice for your travels.
Samsung ST80 as a Landscape photography camera
If you are looking to buy a camera for landscape photographs, the most important aspect is going to be image quality. The Samsung ST80 and it's low grade of 39 for a landscape camera is simply not suitable in the current market.
Vlogging with Samsung ST80
A vlogging camera really should come with a moving display screen, microphone port and preferably IBIS. Considering all things, the Samsung ST80 is simply not suitable for vlogging as it comes to a low rating of 28.
Samsung ST80 Alternatives
If you need alternatives to the ST80, here is a number of the top placed cameras that fall under the category of Ultracompact.
The diagram listed below provides you an overview of the ST80 vs it's top ranked competitors shown previously.
Here are a few more cameras you may look into as alternatives. To see a full comparison, visit the "compare" link.