Samsung ST93

Samsung ST93 front
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • ()mm (F) lens
  • 110g - 92 x 53 x 17mm
  • Launched April 2011
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  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

Samsung ST93 overview

Samsung ST93 is Samsung's Ultracompact camera first released on April of 2011. It has a 16 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a maximum resolution of 4608 x 3456.

The ST93 comes in at #83 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras & all round #1069 out of 1465 for cameras in our database. Remember to use our Advanced camera filter to get camera results based on your personal criteria.

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Here is a chart of various criteria used in the scoring system.

Samsung ST93 family

The Samsung ST93 has a history of related cameras. Underneath, you can see all earlier and new models as well as important features.

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Samsung ST93 Pros and Cons

Below is a shortlist of positives and negatives of the Samsung ST93 based on things which are usually viewed as useful in a camera.

above average min ISO (100)
fast maximum aperture (f)
has built in flash
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
screen is a good size (3 inches)
cannot switch lens (fixed lens mount)
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
does not have external microphone socket
does not have HDMI socket
does not have headphone socket
does not have image stabilization
does not have Timelapse function
fixed focal length (()mm)
focusing manually not possible
lack of aperture priority mode
lacks phase detect autofocus
lacks RAW format
low resolution screen (460 thousand dots)
no articulating screen
no external flash support
no manual exposure
no shutter priority mode
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
video quality not great (1280 x 720 resolution)
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Samsung ST93 Sensor info

The dimension of the sensor in the Samsung ST93 is 6.16mm x 4.62mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to resolve 4608 x 3456 pixels .

Photography Glossary

The CCD sensor has 16 megapixels and has a native ISO range of 100 - 3200. Sadly, RAW format is not supported therefore the user has less room to maneuver in post.

The picture underneath illustrates the ST93's sensor dimensions in comparison to other common sizes. The ST93 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is outlined in green.

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To get an idea of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Samsung ST93 dimensions

Samsung ST93 weighs around 0.24 pounds (110 gr / 3.88 oz) & the volume of the camera is 92mm x 53mm x 17mm (3.6" x 2.1" x 0.7"). The weight of normal Ultracompact camera is 121 gr so the Samsung ST93 is on par as compared to its rivals.

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Here is a shot of the Samsung ST93 besides a soft drink to help you get a sense of its scale.

Samsung ST93 dimensions scale

The top view under will show you the button arrangement on the ST93.

Samsung ST93 topview buttons dials

Samsung ST93 Lens info

The ST93 houses a fixed lens and it has a fixed focal length of ()mm meaning that you have no flexibility to zoom.

At the widest ()mm, the lens features an aperture of f making it ideal for low light circumstances and capturing good bokeh. It will also let you choose a much lower ISO to capture crisper photographs.

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Samsung ST93 Connectivity

The ST93 has the following connectivity:

    Cameras that consist of NFC and / or Bluetooth connectivity can be used wirelessly through smartphones. You can copy pictures and in some cases adjust settings with no need to connect physically to the camera.

    Certain applications even allow a Liveview and click the shutter whenever you aren't near the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI port, it can be attached to an external screen. Most cameras enable you to recharge the battery using the USB socket.

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    Samsung ST93 Video info

    The maximum video resolution in the Samsung ST93 is 1280 x 720 and you can shoot in format. 720p is awful for today's requirements. You should go for a minimum 1080p resolution for video recording. The camera doesn't feature a microphone and / or headphone jack which means that you have little control over the audio. It is perhaps a better idea to look at an alternative model should you require good audio for your video clips.

    Photography Glossary

    Samsung ST93 Weather Sealing

    There is no weather sealing in the Samsung ST93 so you need to be cautious in wet or dusty situations.

    Samsung ST93 Display and Viewfinder

    The Samsung ST93 has a 3 inch fixed display supporting a resolution of 460 thousand dots.

    Please note that the display screen has no touch support.

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    The View Finder details for Samsung ST93 are the following:

    • ViewFinder None

    For sunny outdoor situations which make the camera screens washed out and challenging to see, viewfinders can be very useful.

    Samsung ST93 Shutter info

    The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000s.

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    Samsung ST93 Flash and Hot shoe info

    Samsung ST93 features only built-in flash lacking external flash ability.

    Samsung ST93 Autofocusing info

    Samsung ST93 doesn't have Auto focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot faster & precise in comparison with Contrast Detect focusing.

    Samsung ST93 doesn't have manual focus. Manual focus is useful during low light occasions or you need to have more accurate control on focus.

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    Samsung ST93 Battery life

    The general Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 comes with the highest possible (320) battery life within this category of cameras.

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

    Samsung ST93 for various styles of photography

    The following illustration gives a overview of the Samsung ST93 for various styles of photography. To look at more, visit the specific paragraph underneath.

    Samsung ST93 Portrait photography info

    The Samsung ST93 has a points total of 30 which is dreadful, and means the camera is just not acceptable to use for portraits. Taking portraits leans greatly towards sensor resolution, RAW support in addition to the flexibility to work with external flash.

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    good megapixels (16 megapixels)
    focusing manually not possible
    manual mode not available
    can't use external flash
    tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
    doesn't have RAW format

    Street photography with Samsung ST93

    With a average points tally of 49, the Samsung ST93 is fairly adequate for street photography. A very good street photography camera comes with a fine balance of picture quality and portability.

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    screen does not articulate
    no image stabilization
    sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
    lacks RAW files

    Samsung ST93 as a Sports photography camera

    A dreadful sports photography points tally of 27 means the Samsung ST93 is just not acceptable for taking pictures of sports. A camera needs very good autofocus plus shutter speeds for sports photography.

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    sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
    focal length is fixed (()mm)
    no shutter priority
    does not have image stabilization
    tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
    doesn't have phase detect auto focus

    Samsung ST93 Travel photography features

    Size is very crucial when picking a camera for travel. In general, the Samsung ST93 gets a nice 70 as a travelling camera which is a respectable choice to buy for your travels.

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    MP count decent (16MP)
    has built in flash
    very good maximum aperture (f)
    does not have Timelapse mode
    does not feature selfie friendly screen

    Samsung ST93 Landscape photography highlights

    If you're planning to buy a camera for landscape photography, the most critical aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Samsung ST93 and it's dreadful grade of 38 as a landscape camera is just not acceptable compared to its rivals.

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    fast max aperture (f)
    pretty good screen size (3 inch)
    MP count good (16MP)
    lack of manual focus
    cannot change lens (fixed lens mount)
    can't change focal length (()mm)
    no manual mode
    no image stabilization
    very small sensor (1/2.3")
    lack of RAW format
    no Time Lapse function

    Vlogging with Samsung ST93

    A vlogging camera preferably should offer a articulating display screen, microphone input and if possible image stabilization. Considering all the details, the Samsung ST93 is just not acceptable as a vlog camera as it gets a dreadful score of 27.

    Photography Glossary
    fast maximum aperture (f)
    doesn't have a selfie friendly display
    lack of image stabilization
    low quality video (1280 x 720 pixels)
    no external microphone socket

    Samsung ST93 Alternatives

    If you are in the market for replacements to the ST93, below is a collection of the highest rated cameras which fall in to the category of Ultracompact.

    The line chart below will give you a summary of the ST93 vs it's top rated competitors suggested previously.

    These are some more cameras you might view as alternate options. To review a comprehensive comparison, simply click the "compare" link.

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    General Information
    Samsung ST93
    Physical type
    Sensor Information
    Sensor type
    Sensor size
    Sensor measurements
    6.16 x 4.62mm
    Sensor area
    Sensor resolution
    Anti aliasing filter
    Maximum resolution
    4608 x 3456
    RAW data
    Maximum native ISO
    Minimum native ISO
    Manual focus
    Touch focus
    Autofocus continuous
    Autofocus single
    Tracking autofocus
    Autofocus selectice
    Center weighted autofocus
    Multi area autofocus
    Live view autofocus
    Face detect focus
    Contract detect focus
    Phase detect focus
    Lens mounting type
    fixed lens
    Lens focal range
    Crop factor
    Display type
    Fixed Type
    Display diagonal
    3 inches
    Display resolution
    460 thousand dots
    Selfie friendly
    Touch functionality
    Viewfinder Information
    DXO scores
    DXO All around score
    not tested
    DXO Color Depth score
    not tested
    DXO Dynamic range score
    not tested
    DXO Low light score
    not tested
    Slowest shutter speed
    Maximum shutter speed
    Shutter priority
    Aperture priority
    Manually set exposure
    Change white balance
    Image stabilization
    Integrated flash
    Hot shoe
    WB bracketing
    AF area
    Center weighted
    Video features
    Video resolutions
    1280 x 720
    Maximum video resolution
    Microphone port
    Headphone port
    Environment sealing
    Water proof
    Dust proof
    Shock proof
    Crush proof
    Freeze proof
    110 grams (0.24 pounds)
    Physical dimensions
    92 x 53 x 17mm (3.6" x 2.1" x 0.7")
    Time lapse recording
    Card slots