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Samsung ST72 Digital Camera

16.2MP 5x CCD Jan 2013
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
Take Great Pictures Anytime, Anywhere. Featuring A Bright F2.5 Lens And 16,2 Megapixels, The Stylish, Highly Portable Samsung ST72 Brilliantly Captures Details Even In Dimly-lit Rooms, Or Outside... More
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24 Reasons For

Good User Reviews

Based on 7 user reviews this camera has an average user rating of 89%.

Good Quality Pictures

Four Samsung ST72 reviewers agreed that it was able to produce good images. Mermaid mentioned “Jet aircraft as sharp images” in their review. Mermaid also mentioned “It has facility and takes good photos in low light levels”. Mermaid also wrote “It takes good photos for holiday snaps which was the purpose”.

Nice Design

Some people who purchased it agreed that it was good looking. Mermaid wrote on Amazon “Stylish and light” and gave the Samsung ST72 a rating of 80 out of 100. Mermaid also wrote “Slim and light, nice looking it fits into my bag/pocket easily”.

A number of people who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it was neat. Brian Dixon rated it 80 out of 100 and he wrote two years ago “Neat little camera” in his review of this digital camera.

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Good Brand

Samsung is one of the superior camera brands according to average user and expert reviews, and Samsung also has good ratings for its compact camera digital cameras.

Good Product Quality

One person who reviewed it said that it was good quality. Kitty K wrote in her review of this digital camera on Amazon “It's very good, small perfect for travel, photos are very good quality”.

Reasonably Priced

One person who purchased it thought it was good value for money. Claire Marie Chapman mentioned on Amazon “Excellent value”.

Easy to Use

One Samsung ST72 owner considered that this digital camera was easy to use.

Good Size

One person who reviewed the product said that it was thin.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

There are a number of other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo, or the Nikon Coolpix S570.

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Fairly Large Screen Size

Across all the digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the ST72 the screen sizes range from 1" to 4.8". At 3 inches, the Samsung ST72 has a quite large screen size compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the ST72.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 3" screen cameras currently available including the Sony DSC-WX300, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS45, or the Canon PowerShot ELPH 115 HS which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a larger screen size then you might want to look at the Nikon Coolpix P520 (3.2" and higher rated), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 (3.5" and higher rated).

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Quite High Megapixel Count

The Samsung ST72 has a quite high megapixel count (16.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. Cameras that are a comparable age to the ST72 have megapixel counts of between 0.3MP and 46MP.

If this digital camera megapixel count is too low for you then you might want to look at the Fujifilm FinePix X100S (16.3MP), or the Samsung GC100 (£259.74) (16.3MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Samsung ST72 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as the ST72 also have an image stabiliser.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Samsung ST72 has a built-in flash. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the ST72 also have a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Fujifilm FinePix X10, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30, or the GE E1450W which has better reviews.

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Quite Large Maximum Memory Card Size

At 64 gigabytes, the Samsung ST72 has a fairly large maximum memory card size compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the ST72. Digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the ST72 have maximum memory card sizes of between 1GB and 130GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 29GB.

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500 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Samsung ST72 is a camera that takes 500 shots shots per battery charge. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years take between 30 and 869 shots per battery charge.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Samsung ST72 has a higher still image resolution than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution, whereas most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. In addition, this Samsung camera have still image resolutions of 1024 x 768, 1920 x 1080, 1984 x 1488, 2592 x 1944, 3648 x 2736 and 4608 x 2592 and 4608 x 3072. The best still image resolution of all digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the ST72 is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Has Three Photo Effects

The Samsung ST72 has a greater number of photo effects than most compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The photo effects "Negative film" and "Sepia" are also found on this Samsung digital camera.

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Quite Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The maximum camera shutter speeds of digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the ST72 range from 0.0005s to 250s, and the average maximum camera shutter speed is 14s. The Samsung ST72 has a quite long maximum camera shutter speed (16 seconds) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the ST72.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Samsung ST72 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the ST72. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Samsung camera. This Samsung digital camera also supports a video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). Cameras that were released more than two years ago video resolutions range from 320 x 240 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Features Two Light Metering Modes

The Samsung ST72 has a greater number of light metering modes than most comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as it. This Samsung camera features a Centre-weighted light metering mode, which is the most commonly featured light metering mode featured on digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the ST72. The light metering mode "Spot" is also featured on this Samsung digital camera.

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Light

The weights of compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago range from 20g to 710g, and the average weight is 170g. With a weight of only 114 grams, the Samsung ST72 is one of the lighter compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the ST72 amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Quite Small Minimum ISO Speed

The minimum ISO speed of digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the ST72 range from 10 to 1,600. With a minimum ISO speed of only 80, the Samsung ST72 has one of the smaller minimum ISO speed amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Short

When compared to other cameras of this spec and age, the Samsung ST72's height of only 17.7 millimeters is one of the shortest. The shortest camera that has been around for around the same time as the ST72 is 10mm tall and the tallest is 750mm.

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17 Reasons Against

Poor Battery Life

One person who reviewed the product thought it did not have a good battery life.

Not Robust

One Samsung ST72 owner who purchased the Samsung ST72 considered that it was not well made. Mermaid said “The piece where you insert card or battery is disappointingly fragile for a nicely made camera, hopefully it will last the course with care” in their review of the Samsung ST72.

Does Not Support Video Recording

The Samsung ST72 does not support video recording. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ST72 do support video recording.

It is worth also looking at other cameras which also support video recording including the FinePix X10, or the FinePix JX500 both from Fujifilm or the Samsung EX2F which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the ST72 do not support Full HD video. The Samsung ST72 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the Fujifilm FinePix X10, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36, or the Casio Exilim EX-ZR400 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the ST72 do not support WiFi connectivity. The Samsung ST72 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

It is worth considering other cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the Nikon Coolpix P520 which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Samsung ST72 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras of this age and type are also not 3D compatible.

Cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS, or the Nikon Coolpix P7700.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago, the Samsung ST72 does not have a GPS.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS including the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 (£276.00), the Canon IXUS 140, or the Sony DSC-HX400V (£282.99) which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The Samsung ST72 is not waterproof. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the ST72 are also not waterproof.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The Samsung ST72 has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on cameras of this age and type. The flash modes "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Samsung camera.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The internal memory of compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the ST72 range from 1MB to 8.2GB. At only 9.5 megabytes, the Samsung ST72 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the ST72.

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Only Supports One Audio Format

The Samsung ST72 has a greater number of audio formats than most compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. The most frequently supported audio format is WAV, but this audio format is not supported by this camera. The audio formats AAC are also supported by this Samsung digital camera.

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Only Has One Image Editing Mode

The number of image editing modes found on the Samsung ST72 is more than most cameras of this spec and age. The most frequently found image editing mode is Resizing, but this image editing mode is not found on this Samsung digital camera. The image editing modes Trimming are also found on this digital camera.

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Quite Low Display Resolution

The display resolutions of digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the ST72 range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels. At only 230,000 pixels, the Samsung ST72 has a fairly low display resolution compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the ST72.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

The Samsung ST72 has a quite short maximum focal length (only 125 millimeters) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the ST72. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the ST72 the maximum focal lengths range from 0.28mm to 1,800mm.

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Only Has Seven White Balance Modes

The Samsung ST72 has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the ST72. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent H", "Fluorescent L" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Samsung camera.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the Samsung ST72 is more than most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by digital cameras of this type and age.

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Thick

The Samsung ST72 is quite thick (58 millimeters) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the ST72. Across all the similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the ST72 the depths range from 4mm to 2,200mm, and the average depth is 38mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Samsung ST72

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Samsung camera was released over three years ago.

Average Digital Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Samsung ST72 has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

If this digital camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might also want to look at the A1455 (5.7x), or the J1455 (5.7x) both from GE which also has a higher rating.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on cameras of this age and spec. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Samsung ST72 has a fairly average optical zoom (5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the ST72.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 5x optical zoom cameras currently available including the Canon PowerShot A3200 IS which has better reviews.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Focusing
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Light Exposure
ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Shutter Interval
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Format
Voice Recording
Memory
Memory Card
Maximum Memory Card Size
Display
Screen Size
Display
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
DC-In Jack
Camera
White Balance Mode
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Supported Battery
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Operating System/software
System Requirements
Windows Operating System
Packaging Content
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Technical Details
Networking
Certificates
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
Special Features

Expert Reviews

31 January 2014

Samsung ST72 Resolution: 16.10 Megapixels...

User Reviews

(7)
Reviewed 21 November 2014 by Kitty K
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this as a present for my brother and his girlfriend when they came to visit me in London. They didn't have the camera yet. They absolutely loved it. It's very good, small perfect for... Read more…

Reviewed 1 November 2014 by Michael Bevan
(Verified Purchase)

Very good product and arrived next day.

Reviewed 26 August 2014 by Tuesday

I received a black/dark blue version despite the fact that it is described as white. However, the camera itself is very good, no issues with it :).

Reviewed 25 August 2014 by Mermaid
(Verified Purchase)

This does exactly what I bought it for plus it is faster than I expected. How much this has to do with the card, an ultra, I bought more than the camera I don't know. I was surprised that it... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Excellent Camera the best I've had so far and the last camera I bought five years ago was

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Product Identifiers

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