Samsung ST90

 
Samsung ST90 front
 
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 0 - 0
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • ()mm (F) lens
  • n/ag - 92 x 53 x 17mm
  • Introduced January 2011
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
Portability
99
Imaging
39
Features
19
Overall
31

Samsung ST90 summary

Samsung ST90 is Samsung's Ultracompact digital camera initially launched on January of 2011. The camera uses a 14MP, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a full resolution of 4608 x 3456.

The ST90 is ranked #93 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras & over all #1055 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our database. Please try our Smart camera filter to get camera listings based on your personalized factors.

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Here is a graph of multiple factors used in the rating system.

Samsung ST90 history

The Samsung ST90 is part of a family of cameras. You can see the complete range underneath.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Samsung-ST93 front thumbnailSamsung ST93
ST90 vs ST93
()mm
F
16MP1/2.3"2011
Samsung-ST65 front thumbnailSamsung ST65
ST90 vs ST65
()mm
F
14MP1/2.3"2011
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Samsung-ST90 front thumbnailSamsung ST90()mm
F
14MP1/2.3"2011
Samsung-ST6500 front thumbnailSamsung ST6500
ST90 vs ST6500
26-130mm
F
16MP1/2.3"2011
Samsung-ST95 front thumbnailSamsung ST95
ST90 vs ST95
()mm
F
16MP1/2.3"2011
Samsung-ST700 front thumbnailSamsung ST700
ST90 vs ST700
()mm
F
16MP1/2.3"2011
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Samsung-SH100 front thumbnailSamsung SH100
ST90 vs SH100
()mm
F
14MP1/2.3"2011
Samsung-ST600 front thumbnailSamsung ST600
ST90 vs ST600
27-135mm
F3.3-5.5
14MP1/2.3"2010
Samsung-ST100 front thumbnailSamsung ST100
ST90 vs ST100
35-175mm
F3.6-4.8
14MP1/2.3"2010
Samsung-ST80 front thumbnailSamsung ST80
ST90 vs ST80
35-105mm
F3.3-5.5
14MP1/2.3"2010
Samsung-SL720 front thumbnailSamsung SL720
ST90 vs SL720
28-102mm
F2.8-5.7
12MP1/2.3"2009
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Samsung-SL620 front thumbnailSamsung SL620
ST90 vs SL620
35-175mm
F2.8-5.7
12MP1/2.3"2009

Samsung ST90 Pros and Cons

Below is a checklist of advantages and drawbacks of the Samsung ST90 based on aspects which are typically regarded as essential in a digital camera.

above average minimum ISO (0)
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
fast maximum aperture (f)
flash built-in
screen is a decent size (3 inches)
doesn't have HDMI socket
doesn't have headphone socket
doesn't have mic socket
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
doesn't have RAW support
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
does not posses selfie friendly screen
focal length is fixed (()mm)
lack of aperture priority mode
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
low max ISO (0)
low quality video (1280 x 720 resolution)
no articulating screen
no external flash support
no image stabilization
no manual control
no shutter priority mode
pixelated screen (460 k dots)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
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Samsung ST90 Sensor info

The specification of the sensor on the Samsung ST90 is 6.16mm x 4.62mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can capture 4608 x 3456 pixels .

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The CCD sensor has 14 megapixels and supports a standard ISO range of 0 to 0. Unfortunately, RAW files are not saved which means that you have less margin for error.

The image underneath illustrates the ST90's sensor dimensions in comparison to other popular sizes. The ST90 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is pointed out in green.

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To get an understanding of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Samsung ST90 dimensions

Samsung ST90 has a weight of 0.00 lb ( gr or 0.00 ounces) & has external proportions of 92mm x 53mm x 17mm (3.6" x 2.1" x 0.7"). The weight of average Ultracompact camera is 121 gr and the Samsung ST90 is less heavy in comparison with various rivals.

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Here is a image of the Samsung ST90 alongside a soft drink to help you to get a feel for its scale.

Samsung ST90 dimensions scale

The top view just below will show the button design on the ST90.

Samsung ST90 topview buttons dials

Samsung ST90 Lens info

The ST90 features an inbuilt lens and it has a constant focal length of ()mm meaning that you do not have the option to zoom.

At the widest ()mm, it has an aperture of f making it useful for low light circumstances and getting a shallow depth of field. It is going to also enable you to set a lower ISO to capture crisper images.

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Samsung ST90 Connectivity

The ST90 has the following connectivity:

    Digital cameras that incorporate NFC or Bluetooth support are able to be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You can send files and usually change settings with no need to connect straight to the camera.

    Some applications even give a Liveview and release the shutter if you are not close to the camera. If the camera has a HDMI port, it can easily be attached to an external screen. Most cameras enable you to charge the battery pack through the USB port.

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    Samsung ST90 Video info

    The highest possible video quality on the Samsung ST90 is 1280 x 720 and you can shoot in file format. 720p is terrible for today's requirements. You really should strive for at least 1080p quality for decent video. The camera does not offer a microphone or headphone port which means you get little control over the audio. It is probably best to order an alternative model if you want decent audio for your videos.

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    Samsung ST90 Weather Sealing

    Samsung ST90 does not include environment proofing so rainy conditions can easily ruin the camera.

    Samsung ST90 Screen and Viewfinder

    The Samsung ST90 houses a 3" fixed screen supporting a resolution of 460k dots.

    Please note that the screen has no touch support.

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    The ViewFinder specs for Samsung ST90 are below:

    • ViewFinder None

    For sunny outdoor conditions which make the camera displays washed out and tricky to see, viewfinders are quite valuable.

    Samsung ST90 Shutter info

    The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.

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    Samsung ST90 Flash and Hot shoe info

    Samsung ST90 has only in-built flash with missing external flash support.

    Samsung ST90 Autofocus info

    Samsung ST90 doesn't have Auto focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more faster and accurate in comparison with Contrast Detect autofocusing.

    Samsung ST90 doesn't have manual focus. Manual focus ability can be useful for low light occasions or you need more accurate depth of field control.

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    Samsung ST90 Battery life

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

    Here is a listing of Ultracompact cameras having the strongest battery life:

    Samsung ST90 for specific kinds of photography

    The following chart gives a rundown of the Samsung ST90 for specific kinds of photography. To look at more, have a look at the specific section underneath.

    Samsung ST90 Portrait photography features

    The Samsung ST90 has a score of 30 which is awful, meaning that it is simply not suitable for portrait images. Shooting portraits favors heavily to sensor dimensions, support for RAW files along with the ability to utilize external flash.

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    decent sensor resolution (14MP)
    manual focus not available
    no manual mode
    external flash not possible
    sensor size is small (1/2.3")
    does not have RAW format

    Samsung ST90 Street photography advice

    Having a modest rating of 50, the Samsung ST90 is somewhat appropriate to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera comes with a perfect balance of picture quality and portability.

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    no moving screen
    does not have image stabilization
    tiny sensor (1/2.3")
    does not have RAW files
    low max ISO (0)

    Samsung ST90 Sports photography information

    A awful sports photography score of 27 indicates the Samsung ST90 is simply not suitable for shooting sports. A camera needs to have fantastic tracking and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.

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    good MP (14MP)
    fixed focal length (()mm)
    no shutter priority mode
    does not have image stabilization
    very small sensor size (1/2.3")
    doesn't have phase detect autofocus

    Travel photography with Samsung ST90

    Weight is pretty important in selecting a travel camera. In general, the Samsung ST90 gets a above average 71 for a travel camera which makes it a respectable option for your journeys.

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    resolution is good (14MP)
    built-in flash
    fast max aperture (f)
    no Time Lapse recording
    does not offer selfie friendly display

    Samsung ST90 Landscape photography details

    When you are looking to choose a digital camera for landscape photographs, the most critical factor will no doubt be image quality. The Samsung ST90 and it's awful grade of 38 as a landscape camera is simply not suitable amongst it's competitors.

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    fast maximum aperture (f)
    pretty good screen size (3 inches)
    sensor resolution is decent (14 megapixels)
    lack of manual focus
    lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
    fixed focal length (()mm)
    manual mode not available
    no image stabilization
    small sensor (1/2.3")
    low max ISO (0)
    does not have RAW files
    no Timelapse function

    Samsung ST90 Vlogging info

    A camera for vlogging should come with a articulating display screen, mic port and preferably IBIS. Taking everything into account, the Samsung ST90 is simply not suitable as a vlog camera as it comes to a awful score of 27.

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    good max aperture (f)
    display isn't selfie friendly
    no image stabilization
    low video resolution (1280 x 720 pxls)
    missing mic jack

    Samsung ST90 Alternatives

    If you want replacements to the ST90, here is a list of the highest rated cameras which fall under the class of Ultracompact.

    The graph here gives you an overview of the ST90 vs it's highest ranked competitors listed previously.

    Here are a handful of other cameras you might look at as alternatives. To check out a detailed comparison, simply click the "compare" link.

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    Specifications

    General Information
    Make
    Samsung
    Model
    Samsung ST90
    Category
    Ultracompact
    Introduced
    2011-01-19
    Physical type
    Ultracompact
    Sensor Information
    Sensor type
    CCD
    Sensor size
    1/2.3"
    Sensor dimensions
    6.16 x 4.62mm
    Sensor area
    28.5mm²
    Sensor resolution
    14MP
    Anti aliasing filter
    Highest Possible resolution
    4608 x 3456
    RAW images
    Maximum native ISO
    0
    Min native ISO
    0
    Autofocusing
    Manual focus
    Touch focus
    Continuous AF
    Single AF
    Tracking AF
    Selective AF
    AF center weighted
    AF multi area
    AF live view
    Face detection focusing
    Contract detection focusing
    Phase detection focusing
    Lens
    Lens mount
    fixed lens
    Lens focal range
    ()
    Crop factor
    5.8
    Screen
    Screen type
    Fixed Type
    Screen sizing
    3 inches
    Screen resolution
    460k dots
    Selfie friendly
    Liveview
    Touch operation
    Viewfinder Information
    Viewfinder
    None
    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
    Features
    Minimum shutter speed
    8s
    Fastest shutter speed
    1/2000s
    Shutter priority
    Aperture priority
    Expose Manually
    Custom WB
    Image stabilization
    Inbuilt flash
    External flash
    AEB
    White balance bracketing
    Exposure
    Multisegment
    Average
    Spot
    Partial
    AF area
    Center weighted
    Video features
    Video resolutions
    1280 x 720
    Maximum video resolution
    1280x720
    Mic port
    Headphone port
    Connectivity
    Wireless
    None
    Bluetooth
    NFC
    HDMI
    USB
    none
    GPS
    None
    Physical
    Environment sealing
    Water proof
    Dust proof
    Shock proof
    Crush proof
    Freeze proof
    Physical dimensions
    92 x 53 x 17mm (3.6" x 2.1" x 0.7")
    Other
    Time lapse shooting
    Card slots
    Single
    Launch pricing
    $150