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Samsung ST90
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Samsung ST90 Digital Camera

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14.4MP 5x CCD Jul 2011
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
Sleek, Stylish And A Touch Of SophisticationThe deceptively simple yet feature rich Samsung ST90 is sure to surprise you with its design and picture quality. You can get crystal clear, close-up... More
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20 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This camera was given a "Recommended" award by PhotographyBlog.com who said that this compact camera camera was good.

Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 16 owner reviews this compact camera camera has an overall owner rating of 81 out of 100.

Reasonably Priced

Some Samsung ST90 owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was a bargain for the price. Cnet.co.uk said on expert review site CNET.co.uk “Samsung's attractive, small and cheap ST90 may well appeal to those seeking a fuss-free compact camera.” in their review however despite that they gave this digital camera a score of 3 stars. Cnet.co.uk also mentioned “Is this £100 snapper a case of 'buy cheap and pay dear'? Floats like a butterfly”. Cnet.co.uk also said “The cheap”.

One Samsung ST90 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the product was good value for money. Five years ago Photographyblog.com wrote on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com “The affordable ST90 sports a stainless steel body, 720p video”.

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Good Size

Two customers who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was compact. Ephotozine.com scored the product 4 stars and wrote in their review on Ephotozine “Recently we have reviewed many compact cameras from Samsung, all offering a very similar level of performance, all with identical lenses”.

One person who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was thin.

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Samsung Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 5,594 owner and expert reviews for Samsung cameras and found that on average Samsung has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Samsung has good reviews specifically within its compact camera digital cameras range.

Nice Design

One customer who bought the Samsung ST90 reckoned that it was good looking. Photographyblog.com mentioned on expert website PhotographyBlog.com five years ago “The Samsung ST90 is a slim and stylish 16 megapixel compact camera with a wide-angle 5x zoom lens”.

Easy to Use

One person who reviewed it wrote that it had a good experience. Pk mentioned in their review of the Samsung ST90 on Amazon “The first less than ideal experience I have had, so likely to be more critical in future”.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on compact camera digital cameras that came out 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 alternative cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available that you might want to consider including the Nikon Coolpix S5100[plb_1308_price], or the GE J1455[plb_1773004_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an sdhc memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on digital cameras of this type and age. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this camera is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the FinePix X10[pl_1150_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the XQ1[pl_1962901_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) both from Fujifilm or the Nikon Coolpix S6500[plb_1882940_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Samsung ST90 supports video recording, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the ST90.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras which support video recording currently available including because of it's better review score, the IXUS 140[pl_1561326_price], or the IXUS 130[pl_1644860_price] both from Canon or the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price].

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the ST90, the Samsung ST90 has an image stabiliser.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS40[plb_1786919_price], or the GE A1455[plb_1772760_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other cameras of this age and spec, the Samsung ST90 has a built-in flash.

We compared all the other cameras with a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], the Lexibook DJ024[plb_1833399_price], and the GE C1233[plb_1772801_price] is also worth considering.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This digital camera has an electronic camera shutter, which is typical of many digital cameras of this type and age.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The number of white balance modes found on the Samsung ST90 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Very Light

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years the weights range from 0.23lbs to 0.38lbs, and the average weight is 0.3lbs. With a weight of only 0.23 pounds, the Samsung ST90 is one of the lighter cameras of a similar spec and age to the ST90 amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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Supports Seven ISO Speeds

The Samsung ST90 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this camera. The ISO speeds 80, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 and Auto are also supported by this Samsung camera.

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Has Two Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the Samsung ST90 is more than most digital cameras of this type and age. The most frequently found light exposure mode is Auto, but this light exposure mode is not found on this Samsung camera. The light exposure modes aperture priority AE and manual are also found on this camera.

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Quite Short Flash Recharging Time

When compared to other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the ST90 that we have checked the flash recharging time of, the Samsung ST90's flash recharging time of only 4 seconds is one of the shortest. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the ST90 the flash recharging times range from 0.0005s to 15s, and the average flash recharging time is 6s.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Samsung ST90 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most common video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Samsung digital camera). In addition, this camera 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). The video resolution of all comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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Features Two Light Metering Modes

The Samsung ST90 has a greater number of light metering modes than most comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera features a Centre-weighted light metering mode, which is the most commonly featured light metering mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the ST90. The light metering mode "Spot" is also featured on this Samsung digital camera.

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13 Reasons Against

Average Expert Reviews

Four experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, CNET.co.uk and techtudo.com.br have rated this Samsung digital camera on average 68 out of 100.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Samsung ST90 does not support Full HD video, although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also do not support Full HD video.

Alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video that you might want to consider include the Coolpix S9500[pl_1721861_price], or the Coolpix S6500[pl_1882940_price] both from Nikon or the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Samsung ST90 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also do not support WiFi connectivity.

It is worth also looking at alternative cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the Canon IXUS 240 HS[plb_408112_price], the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[plb_2083466_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S5200[plb_1873851_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Samsung ST90 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the ST90 are also not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a camera that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS[plb_66875_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S9500[plb_1721861_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most digital cameras of this age and spec do not have a GPS. The Samsung ST90 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

Alternative cameras which also have a GPS that you might also want to consider include the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2[plb_2711451_price], the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price], or the Sony DSC-HX400V[plb_2297093_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The Samsung ST90 is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras of this age and type are also not waterproof.

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Quite Low Display Resolution

The Samsung ST90 has one of the lowest display resolutions (only 640 pixels) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the ST90 the display resolutions range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Samsung ST90 is more than most digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the ST90. The flash modes "Fill-in", "Red-eye reduction", "Slow synchronization" and "suppressed" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Has Four Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the Samsung ST90 is more than most cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years. The shooting modes "Movie", "Program" and "Scene" are also found on this Samsung camera.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Samsung ST90 is 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than the most common maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the ST90 maximum video resolutions range from 320 x 240 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

At only 8 gigabytes, the Samsung ST90 has a fairly small maximum memory card size compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. Digital cameras of a similar age and type to the ST90 have maximum memory card sizes of between 1GB and 130GB.

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Only Has Two Playback Modes

The number of camera playback modes found on the Samsung ST90 is more than most digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This Samsung digital camera has a Movie playback mode, which is the most frequently found playback mode found on cameras of a comparable age and spec to the ST90. The playback mode "single image" is also found on this camera.

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Only Supports Four Image Formats

The Samsung ST90 has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the ST90. The image formats "JPEG(DCF)", "EFIX 2.21" and "DPOF" are also supported by this Samsung camera.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Samsung ST90

Released Over Four Years Ago

Samsung released the ST90 over four years ago.

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Samsung ST90 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the ST90.

There are a number of other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available which you might also want to look at including the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P3[plb_2003_price] which has better reviews.

If this Samsung camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Canon IXUS 500[plb_1539093_price] (4.1x) which also has a higher rating.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and spec. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Samsung ST90 has a relatively typical optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the Nikon Coolpix S5200[plb_3179968_price] (6x), or the Sony DSC-W810[plb_2109582_price] (6x) which is also higher rated.

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Average Screen Size

At 2.7 inches, the Samsung ST90 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the ST90.

Digital cameras with a larger screen size that might also be worth considering include the Canon PowerShot N[plb_1478196_price] (2.8"), or the Fujifilm FinePix X100S[plb_1609683_price] (2.8") which is also higher rated.

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Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 12.2 megapixels, the Samsung ST90 has a pretty average megapixel count compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 12.2MP digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix S5100[plb_1308_price].

If this Samsung digital camera megapixel count is too low for you then you might want to look at the Fujifilm FinePix X100[plb_1426201_price] (12.3MP), the GE C1233[plb_1772801_price] (12.4MP), or the Samsung EX2F[plb_1609335_price] (12.4MP) which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

The Samsung ST90 has a pretty average weight (122 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the ST90.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length Range
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Analog Signal Format
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Display
Screen Size
Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Album Organization
Custom Colour
Image Editing Mode
Playback Mode
Direct Printing
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Battery Capacity
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Mac Compatible
Minimum Processor
Minimum RAM Requirement
Minimum Hard Disk Space Requirement
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
Interface
Data Compression
Operating System
Focal Length
Effective Sensor Resolution
Frame
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Minimum System Requirement
Power Supply
Digital SLR

1 Award

PhotographyBlog.com Recommended

Expert Reviews

(4)
27 June 2011

Recently we have reviewed many compact cameras from Samsung, all offering a very similar level of performance, all with identical lenses. The main feature of the ST90 is that it is very small and...

24 June 2011

The cheap but not entirely cheerful Samsung ST90 suffers from below-average image quality and an ungainly menu system. There are plenty of superior cameras available for a similar price...

During the pixel race a few years ago, because manufacturers were aiming their focus on cramming more and more pixels onto the sensor, other areas of the camera fell by the wayside. This meant...

PhotographyBlog.com

21 July 2014

Aparat z matryc? 12,4 Mp, wy?wietlaczem 2,7 cala i zoomem optycznym 3,8x. Oprócz zdj?? umo?liwia te? rejestracj? wideo w maksymalnej rozdzielczo?ci 640 x 480 pikseli.OpisSpecyfikacja i wyniki...

Cheap
Handy USB arm
Generally easy to use
Well constructed
Good results if there's plenty of light
Memory card is small and fiddly
Battery has to be recharged within the camera
No handgrip
Camera shake a problem in low light
MicroSD card only, optical zoom occasionally sluggish to respond, battery life is just 200 shots

User Reviews

(15)
Reviewed 20 March 2011 by GenesisInsurance
GenesisInsurance would recommend the Samsung ST90

This is an awesome camera, i recommend it to anyone who wants a camera for a good price. It takes clear pictures, HD video it records 720 pixels, and most of these cameras don't. It was a good... Read more…

Reviewed 4 April 2011 by RedneckMomaofthree
RedneckMomaofthree would recommend the Samsung ST90

It is a great small camera however it could use a manual...

Reviewed 6 May 2011 by Kucing
Kucing would recommend the Samsung ST90

We love it and love the size! take great pics!

Reviewed 4 August 2011 by Dee16
Dee16 would recommend the Samsung ST90

I think this camera is pretty good. I have used it about four times now (taking many pictures during each use). The first time I used it at my friend's wedding, the photos came out pretty clear,... Read more…

Reviewed 21 June 2011 by Needajob
Needajob would recommend the Samsung ST90

This camera waws a gift for my son. He said the pictures are unbelieveable, their clear and the color is sharp. It's a very small camera, so he would recommend a padded case. The movies are very... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers st90zz, st90zzb, pl90roja, st90zzbp, st90zzbps
Barcodes 00044701015376, 08806071158020, 08806071185958, 08806071313368, 08806071313399, 08806071313443, 08806071313528, 08806071360942, 08806071424064

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