- 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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- Size Comparison
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 #86 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras & all round #1068 out of 1459 for cameras in our database. Remember to use our Advanced camera filter to get camera results based on your personal criteria.
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 Gallery
You can check the ST93 from various angles in the gallery underneath.
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.
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 .World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
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.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
To get an idea of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
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.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
Here is a shot of the Samsung ST93 besides a soft drink to help you get a sense of its scale.
The top view under will show you the button arrangement on the ST93.
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.
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.
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.
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.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
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.
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.
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:
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.