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Samsung SAMSUNG ST90 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 14.4MP 5x Jul 2011
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
One industry award
Reasonably priced
Poor battery life
18 Reviews + 1 Award
PhotographyBlog.com Recommended

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Power

Poor Battery Life

Two owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera did not have a good battery life. Six years ago Dee16 gave the product a rating of 3 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “It takes a long time to recharge too”. They also wrote “It does take better pictures though! Oh yea, I should mention that the battery life isn't what I expected” in their review.


Price

Reasonably Priced

Seven customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good value for money. Expert website Photographyblog.com mentioned six years ago “The affordable ST90 sports a stainless steel body, 720p video” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Expert website Cnet.co.uk wrote “Samsung's attractive, small and cheap ST90 may well appeal to those seeking a fuss-free compact camera.”. They also said “Is this £100 snapper a case of 'buy cheap and pay dear'? Floats like a butterfly” in their review.


Reviews

One Industry Award

Websites PhotographyBlog.com recommend this camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on four expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, techtudo.com.br and CNET.co.uk this digital camera has an overall expert rating of 68 out of 100.

Good User Reviews

On average, people who bought this camera rated it as 81%. 80% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Good Brand

We checked 7,714 owner and expert reviews (including 26 verified purchases) for Samsung digital cameras and found that on average Samsung has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Samsung has good reviews specifically for its low megapixel digital cameras. 81% of those that bought a Samsung digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Easy to Use

Two people who reviewed the product agreed that it was easy to use the menus. Dee16 said “I don't think it's as user friendly as my old Kodak when looking for appropriate settings” in their review of this digital camera.

Nice Design

Five people who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was good looking. Sensibleshopperinohio wrote on expert review site Walmart.com “In needing to purchse another digital camera, I wanted one that 1) took pretty decent photos, 2) had various settings for indoor”. Dee16 mentioned on expert website Walmart.com “I think this camera is pretty good” but despite that they scored it 3 stars out of 5. They also said “The photos came out pretty clear.” in their review.


Features

Good Technical Features

Two people thought the product had good features. Pingpang said in their review of this digital camera on expert website Walmart.com “The zoom stays clear! It has alot of features and different effects to it which is awesome! It has a smart-auto option that automatically adjusts to the surroundings! Overall”. Sensibleshopperinohio wrote “Love the photo features and special effects”.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The SAMSUNG ST90 supports video recording. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera also support video recording.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Three customers wrote that it was compact. Expert website Ephotozine.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Recently we have reviewed many compact cameras from Samsung, all offering a very similar level of performance, all with identical lenses” and rated the Samsung SAMSUNG ST90 70 out of 100. Shedevilxiii wrote “Compact size, easy to use even if you are a not a techie” in their review of this digital camera.

Two owners said in their reviews that the product was thin. Expert website Photographyblog.com said “The Samsung ST90 is a slim and stylish 16 megapixel compact camera with a wide-angle 5x zoom lens” in their review of this digital camera. Photomama wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Walmart.com six years ago “Though I was first impressed with the lightweight and thin profile camera, I was very disappointed when I could only take 9 pictures before receiving "memory full" warning”.

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Very Light

The Samsung SAMSUNG ST90 is fairly light (only 122 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age. The lightest camera of this type and age is 50g and the heaviest is 1.3kg.

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Good Quality Pictures

Thirteen customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce good images. Oldkal wrote “Much sharper pictures” in their review of the Samsung SAMSUNG ST90. They also said “I was very happy with the picture quality” in their review. Awever mentioned six years ago “I love this camera it takes great pictures and it's small enough to fit in my pocket” and gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5.

Good Video Capture

Two customers who reviewed the Samsung SAMSUNG ST90 considered that it was good for video recording. Ashli000000 said on expert review site Walmart.com “Takes great videos with good sound” in their review of this digital camera. Genesisinsurance scored it a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned on expert website Walmart.com six years ago “It takes clear pictures, HD video it records 720 pixels”.


Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was July 2011 when Samsung released the SAMSUNG ST90.


Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the SAMSUNG ST90 has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including the SX130 IS, or the SX220 HS both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix P3 which all of have better reviews.

If you are looking for a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the Canon 500 (4.1x) which is also higher rated.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Samsung SAMSUNG ST90 supports video capability, as do most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support video capability to this digital camera and we think because of their better review scores, the D3S, and the D300S both from Nikon are also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The SAMSUNG ST90 has a built-in flash. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also have a built-in flash.

Other cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to consider include because of their better review scores, the Nikon D3S, or the Lexibook DJ048LPS.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The SAMSUNG ST90 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Samsung SAMSUNG ST90 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the Nikon D3S, and the Canon 230 HS which both of have better reviews are also worth considering.

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4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels, which is typical of many low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it.

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12.2 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 12.2 megapixels camera.

If you would prefer a higher megapixel then you might want to consider the Olympus E-PL3 + M.ZUIKO ED 12‑50mm (12.3MP and higher rated), the Fujifilm X100 (12.3MP and higher rated), or the Nikon D5000 (12.3MP and higher rated).

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the Samsung SAMSUNG ST90 has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

If you are looking for a camera with a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the SX50 HS (2.8" and higher rated), or the PowerShot N (2.8" and higher rated) both from Canon or the Fujifilm XF1 (£140) (2.8" and higher rated).

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

At only 640 pixels, the SAMSUNG ST90 has a very low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. The lowest display resolution (numeric) of digital cameras of this spec and age is 640 pixels, the highest is 1,100,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 410,000 pixels.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The SAMSUNG ST90 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The SAMSUNG ST90 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago also have a built-in microphone.

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Light Exposure

Supports Seven ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the SAMSUNG ST90 is more than most low megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera supports a 400 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities "80", "200", "800", "1600", "3200" and "Auto" are also supported by this Samsung camera.

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Product Identifiers

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

Samsung SAMSUNG ST90 Review Sources

To prepare this Samsung SAMSUNG ST90 review we compared this digital camera to 1,217 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 311,674 product attributes, 178,028 digital camera reviews and 4,186,700 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

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