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Samsung 90 Digital Camera

14.4MP 5x CCD Mar 2011
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer 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

Reasonably Priced

Several people who purchased the product reckoned that it was good value for money. Expert website Techmagnifier.com said in their review of this digital camera “Samsung REX 90 S5292 Price in India is INR 4899, which means it is quite affordable.” but in spite of that they rated the product 2 stars. Four years ago expert website Mymobile.co.in wrote in their review of this digital camera “At Rs 5,700 we would say that the Samsung Rex 90 is priced on the high side”. Expert website Intellectdigest.in mentioned also four years ago “All these phones are quite value for money offerin”.

One Samsung 90 reviewer who bought this digital camera concluded that it was cheap. Fonearena.com mentioned “Since there is a huge market for budget Android smartphones in India”.

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Good Brand

Based on 5,501 expert and user reviews, Samsung has good reviews for its cameras. Samsung also has good reviews specifically within its compact cameras range compared to other manufacturers.

Easy to Use

One Samsung 90 owner who bought it considered that it had a good experience. Pk mentioned on Amazon “The first less than ideal experience I have had, so likely to be more critical in future” in their review.

Nice Design

One person said in their reviews that it was a good design. Cnet.com said on expert review site CNET.com “Ultracompact; nice design; built-in FM radio; WMA support; protective carrying case” in their review.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One person thought it had a good screen. Expert website Gadgets.ndtv.com mentioned “It is a decent touch screen feature phone” in their Samsung 90 review.

Good Connectivity

One Samsung 90 reviewer said in their reviews that the product had network functionality. Firstpost.com wrote “Though feature phones can support Internet, music, chat and social networking, users seem to prefer Androids over JAVA” in their review of the Samsung 90 although they rated the Samsung 90 50 out of 100.

Very Big Normal Focusing Range (wide)

The Samsung 90 has one of the biggest normal focusing range (wide)s (0.8 meters) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. Across all the comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the 90 the normal focusing range (wide)s range from 0.01m to 0.8m, and the average normal focusing range (wide) is 0.43m.

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Quite Big Normal Focusing Range (tele)

At 1.5 meters, the Samsung 90 has a fairly big normal focusing range (tele) compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the 90. The normal focusing range (tele)s of compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the 90 range from 0.2m to 3.5m, and the average normal focusing range (tele) is 1.2m.

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CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on cameras of this age and type. 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.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras that have a CCD sensor and we think the Canon PowerShot SX130 IS[plb_1302_price], the Nikon 28[plb_1877145_price], and the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo[plb_1829795_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

Unlike most of the other cameras of this age and type which do not support video capability, the Samsung 90 supports video capability.

Other digital cameras which support video capability currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price], the Samsung SAMSUNG MV900F[plb_1519008_price], or the Canon IXUS 130[plb_1644860_price].

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the 90, the Samsung 90 has an image stabilizer.

Alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the GE C1433[plb_1772802_price], or the Nikon 9500[plb_1721861_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Samsung 90 has a built-in flash. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the 90 also have a built-in flash.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think the DMC-FS40EF-Y[pl_1786919_price], and the Lumix DMC-TZ36[pl_1725803_price] both from Panasonic or the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is the most commonly found camera shutter type on digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Has Six White Balances

The Samsung 90 has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on cameras of this age and type. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Manual" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Samsung camera.

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4320 X 3240 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Samsung 90 has a higher still image resolution than most cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This camera has a 4320 x 3240 still image resolution(s), whereas most compact cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). The worst still image resolution of all similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 640 x 360 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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AVI Video Formats Supported

This camera supports an AVI video formats supported, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Short Flash Recharging Time

The shortest flash recharging time of cameras that have been around for more than two years is 0.0005s, the longest is 15s, and the average flash recharging time is 6.2s. When compared to other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the 90 that we have assessed the flash recharging time of, the Samsung 90's flash recharging time of only 4 seconds is one of the shortest.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Samsung 90 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the 90. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this digital camera. In addition, this camera supports a video resolutions 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 best video resolution of all compact cameras that were released more than two years ago is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Light

The Samsung 90 is one of the lighter cameras of a similar age and type to the 90 (only 105 grams) amongst compact cameras of this age. The average weight of digital cameras of this type and age is 170g.

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12 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

The average expert rating of this Samsung camera is 57 out of 100 based on six expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, firstpost.com, techmagnifier.com and themobileindian.com. It seems that camera experts really don't rate this camera very highly.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Samsung 90 does not support Full HD video, although it is worth noting that most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the 90 also do not support Full HD video.

It is worth considering other cameras which also support Full HD video including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], or the Sony DSC-HX10[plb_1543755_price].

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Samsung 90 does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the 90 also do not support wi-Fi.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a wi-Fi and we think the Samsung ST200[plb_378406_price], the Canon IXUS 265 HS[plb_2110773_price], or the Panasonic DMC-LF1[plb_1727132_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age, the Samsung 90 is not 3D.

If you want a digital camera that is 3D then you might want to consider the Olympus VR-360[plb_362476_price], the Samsung ST200[plb_378406_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41[plb_2149949_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the Samsung 90 does not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared all the other cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) to this digital camera and we think the DMC-TZ30[pl_1847857_price], or the Lumix DMC-TZ41[pl_2149949_price] both from Panasonic or the Samsung EK-GC100[plb_2075290_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the 90, the Samsung 90 is not waterproof.

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Only Features Six Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Samsung 90 is more than most compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. This digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 90. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Pre-flash", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Has Four Shooting Modess

The number of shooting modes found on the Samsung 90 is more than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most commonly found shooting modes found on comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The shooting modess "Movie", "Program" and "Scene" are also found on this digital camera.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

The maximum memory card sizes of digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the 90 range from 1GB to 130GB. With a maximum memory card size of only 8 gigabytes, the Samsung 90 has a quite small maximum memory card size compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the 90.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The lowest display resolution (numeric) of compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the 90 is 1 pixels and the highest is 16,000,000 pixels. At only 230,000 pixels, the Samsung 90 has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Only Features Two Light Meterings

The number of light metering modes featured on the Samsung 90 is more than most digital cameras of this type and age. This Samsung camera features an Spot light metering, which is the most frequently featured light metering featured on compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the 90. The light metering "Centre-weighted" is also featured on this Samsung digital camera.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the Samsung 90 is more than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Samsung 90

Released Over Six Years Ago

It was over six years ago when this compact camera digital camera was released.

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 5 times zoom factor, the Samsung 90 has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the 90.

If this Samsung digital camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the C1233[pl_1772801_price] (5.7x), the C1033[pl_1772798_price] (5.7x), or the J1250[pl_1773000_price] (5.7x) all from GE which is also higher rated.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

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

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Samsung 90 has a relatively typical optical zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the 90.

If you want a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Coolpix S5200[pl_3179968_price] (6x), the 3200[pl_1729050_price] (6x), or the 4200[pl_1830640_price] (6x) all from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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Average Megapixel

The Samsung 90 has a relatively average megapixel (14.4 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

If this camera megapixel is too low for you then you might want to consider the SAMSUNG ST96[pl_1338363_price] (14.6MP), or the 150F[pl_2060742_price] (16MP) both from Samsung or the Nikon S800c[plb_1788321_price] (16MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the Samsung 90 has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

If this Samsung camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to look at the PowerShot N[pl_1478196_price] (2.8"), or the PowerShot N2[pl_2697704_price] (2.8") both from Canon or the Fujifilm FinePix x100 Classic Kit[plb_1609683_price] (2.8") which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Fixed Focal Length
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Album Organization
Custom Colour
Image Editing
Camera Playback
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Direct Printing
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Dimensions (W X D X H) (imperial)
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Capacity
Power Requirements
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Mac Compatibility
Minimum Processor
Minimum RAM
Minimum Hard Disk Space
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Date Imprinting
Interface
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Data Compression
Compatible Operating Systems
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Aperture Range (F-F)
Effective Sensor Resolution
Frame
Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum System Requirements
Power Supply Type
Digital SLR

Expert Reviews

(11)
22 March 2013

Page 3:Specifications Tags: Samsung REX 90 Review , Samsung REX 90 price in India , Samsung REX 90 Specifications , Samsung REX 90 feature phone , Samsung galaxy , Samsung , feature phone , JAVA ...

14 March 2013

The launch of the Rex series of feature phones was a bold decision of Samsung to counter the Nokia Asha series handsets and especially when its Galaxy Y was such a hit among users a couple of...

14 March 2013

At Rs 5,700 we would say that the Samsung Rex 90 is priced on the high side. Those looking for alternatives can go for the Nokia 308 which also has dual SIM support, a capacitive touchscreen...

6 March 2013

Samsung REX 90 S5292 Price in India is INR 4899, which means it is quite affordable. But when you can put your hands on a full-fledged Android handset, why shift back to same old feature phone?...

5 March 2013

The REX 90 was announced at a price of Rs. 6,500 but is available for Rs. 5,590. It is a decent touch screen feature phone but we didn't find the experience of using it anywhere near 'smart'. So...

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User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 23 May 2012 by Pk
(Verified Purchase)

Nice Camera, but for a 'red' camera it was decidedly black, and there was something suspiciously not-quite-new-looking about the packaging. Not a show stopper, but more frustrating was that the... Read more…

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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