Samsung ST95

Samsung ST95 front
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 0 - 0
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • ()mm (F) lens
  • n/ag - 92 x 53 x 17mm
  • Revealed January 2011
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  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
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Samsung ST95 summary

Samsung ST95 is Samsung's Ultracompact camera initially revealed on January of 2011. The camera has got a 16MP, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a full resolution of 4608 x 3456.

The ST95 is rated #85 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras & overall #1071 out of 1465 for digital cameras in our list. Please use our Advanced camera finder to see camera ratings based on your custom criteria.

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

Samsung ST95 family

The Samsung ST95 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can read the full range below.

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Samsung ST95 Pros and Cons

Below is a list of upsides and downsides of the Samsung ST95 based on aspects that are typically regarded as crucial in a camera.

above average minimum ISO (0)
fast maximum aperture (f)
good MP (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
screen size is good (3")
cannot use external flash
does not have HDMI socket
does not have headphone socket
does not have mic socket
does not have Time Lapse function
does not offer selfie friendly display
fixed focal length (()mm)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
focusing manually not possible
lacks phase detect auto focus
lacks RAW files
manual exposure not available
max ISO too low (0)
no aperture priority
no articulating screen
no image stabilization
no shutter priority mode
pixelated screen (460 thousand dots)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pixels)
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Samsung ST95 Sensor specifications

The spec of the sensor in the Samsung ST95 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 provides a native ISO range of 0 - 0. Sadly, RAW photos are not saved which means that the user has less room to maneuver in post.

The graphic below illustrates the ST95's sensor dimensions in comparison to other common sizes. The ST95 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is displayed in green.

Samsung ST95 sensor size Photography Glossary

To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Samsung ST95 dimensions

Samsung ST95 weighs about 0.00 lb ( gr / 0.00 oz) & the volume of the camera is 92mm x 53mm x 17mm (3.6" x 2.1" x 0.7"). The weight of average Ultracompact camera is 121 gr so the Samsung ST95 is less heavy in comparison with other rivals.

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The following is a pic of the Samsung ST95 beside a softdrink so you're able to get a sense of its scale.

Samsung ST95 dimensions scale

The top view below will provide the button layout on the ST95.

Samsung ST95 topview buttons dials

Samsung ST95 Lens specifications

The ST95 is equipped with a built in lens and it has a fixed focal length of ()mm meaning that you do not have the luxury to zoom.

At the widest ()mm, the lens has an aperture of f making it helpful for low light conditions and getting a shallow depth of field. It will also make it easier to choose a lower ISO to produce more clean photographs.

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Samsung ST95 Connectivity

The ST95 has the following connectivity:

    Digital cameras that have NFC and / or Bluetooth connectivity can easily be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You can copy photos and sometimes adjust camera settings with no need to connect physically to the camera.

    A few applications even give a Liveview and release the shutter in case you are not near the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI port, it could be connected to an external monitor. Most cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack with the USB socket.

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    Samsung ST95 Video specifications

    The highest possible video quality in the Samsung ST95 is 1280 x 720 and you can shoot in format. 720p is low for today's standards. You should really strive for at least FUll HD quality for video. The camera does not offer a microphone and / or headphone socket which means you have little control over the sound. It is perhaps a better idea to find an alternative camera should you need better sound for your video clips.

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    Samsung ST95 Weather Sealing

    There is no environment sealing on the Samsung ST95 so you need to be careful in rainy or dusty conditions.

    Samsung ST95 Display and Viewfinder

    The Samsung ST95 has got 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 ViewFinder specifications for Samsung ST95 are the following:

    • ViewFinder None

    For bright outdoor conditions which make the camera displays washed out and challenging to see, viewfinders are rather valuable.

    Samsung ST95 Shutter specifications

    The highest shutter speed is 1/2000s.

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    Samsung ST95 Flash and Hot shoe specifications

    Samsung ST95 has only integrated flash without external flash support.

    Samsung ST95 Autofocus specifications

    Samsung ST95 has not got Auto focusing. Phase Detection focusing is more snappier & exact in comparison with Contrast Based focusing.

    Samsung ST95 has not got manual focusing. Manual focusing mode is useful for low light scenarios or you want to have more precise control on focusing.

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    Samsung ST95 Battery life

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

    Listed below is a listing of Ultracompact cameras that have the best battery life:

    Samsung ST95 for specific styles of photography

    The following illustration indicates a rundown of the Samsung ST95 for specific styles of photography. To look at more, check out the specific section below.

    Portrait photography with Samsung ST95

    The Samsung ST95 receives a points tally of 30 which is horrible, and means the camera is just not acceptable for portrait photos. Taking portraits leans greatly towards sensor dimensions, support for RAW photos in addition to the flexibility to utilize off-camera flash.

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    good resolution (16MP)
    lack of manual focus
    manual mode not available
    no external flash support
    tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
    does not have RAW files

    Samsung ST95 Street photography highlights

    Getting a average points total of 50, the Samsung ST95 is reasonably acceptable for street photography. A very good street photography camera has a fine balance of image quality plus portability.

    Photography Glossary
    screen does not articulate
    lack of image stabilization
    sensor is small (1/2.3")
    lacks RAW format
    low max ISO (0)

    Samsung ST95 Sports photography info

    A horrible sports photography score of 27 means the Samsung ST95 is just not acceptable for photographing sports. A camera really should have very good tracking plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.

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    decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
    fixed focal length (()mm)
    no shutter priority
    lack of image stabilization
    small sensor (1/2.3")
    doesn't have phase detect autofocus

    Samsung ST95 Travel photography highlights

    Weight is very critical when choosing a travel camera. In general, the Samsung ST95 gets a above average 71 as a travel camera which is a respectable fit to buy for your journeys.

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    MP count good (16MP)
    built-in flash
    good max aperture (f)
    missing Time Lapse recording
    does not have selfie friendly display

    Samsung ST95 Landscape photography factors

    When you're looking to choose a camera for landscape photographs, the biggest aspect is going to be image quality. The Samsung ST95 and it's horrible score of 38 as a landscape camera is just not acceptable among it's competition.

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    fast maximum aperture (f)
    good sized screen (3 inches)
    resolution is good (16 megapixels)
    no manual focus
    fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
    fixed focal length (()mm)
    lack of manual mode
    lack of image stabilization
    tiny sensor (1/2.3")
    low maximum ISO (0)
    doesn't have RAW files
    missing Timelapse recording

    Samsung ST95 Vlogging details

    A camera for vlogging should really come with a articulating display screen, mic port and preferably image stabilization. Taking everything into account, the Samsung ST95 is just not acceptable as a vlog camera as it comes to a horrible score of 27.

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    good max aperture (f)
    doesn't feature selfie friendly display
    lack of image stabilization
    video resolution low (1280 x 720 resolution)
    doesn't have mic jack

    Samsung ST95 Alternatives

    If you are shopping for replacements to the ST95, here is a collection of the highest rated cameras which fall under the family of Ultracompact.

    The diagram listed below shows you an overview of the ST95 versus it's highest ranking competitors listed earlier.

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

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    General Information
    Brand Name
    Model type
    Samsung ST95
    Physical type
    Sensor Information
    Sensor type
    Sensor size
    Sensor dimensions
    6.16 x 4.62mm
    Sensor surface area
    Sensor resolution
    Anti alias filter
    Peak resolution
    4608 x 3456
    RAW support
    Highest native ISO
    Minimum native ISO
    Focus manually
    Autofocus touch
    Autofocus continuous
    Autofocus single
    Autofocus tracking
    Selective autofocus
    Autofocus center weighted
    Multi area autofocus
    Autofocus live view
    Face detect autofocus
    Contract detect autofocus
    Phase detect autofocus
    Cross type focus points
    Lens support
    fixed lens
    Lens zoom range
    Crop factor
    Display type
    Fixed Type
    Display diagonal
    Resolution of display
    460 thousand dots
    Selfie friendly
    Touch functionality
    Viewfinder Information
    Viewfinder type
    DXO scores
    DXO Overall rating
    not tested
    DXO Color Depth rating
    not tested
    DXO Dynamic range rating
    not tested
    DXO Low light rating
    not tested
    Minimum shutter speed
    8 secs
    Fastest shutter speed
    1/2000 secs
    Shutter priority
    Aperture priority
    Manual mode
    Set white balance
    Image stabilization
    Inbuilt flash
    Hot shoe
    AE bracketing
    WB bracketing
    Multisegment exposure
    Average exposure
    Spot exposure
    Partial exposure
    AF area exposure
    Center weighted exposure
    Video features
    Video resolutions
    1280 x 720
    Highest video resolution
    Mic port
    Headphone port
    Environment sealing
    Water proofing
    Dust proofing
    Shock proofing
    Crush proofing
    Freeze proofing
    92 x 53 x 17mm (3.6" x 2.1" x 0.7")
    Time lapse recording
    Card slots
    Pricing at release