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Samsung SAMSUNG ST96 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 14.6MP 5x Apr 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
One industry award
Good quality pictures
Reasonably priced
8 Reviews + 1 Award
PhotographyBlog.com Recommended

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Reviews

One Industry Award

This Samsung camera was given a "Recommended" award by review sites PhotographyBlog.com who thought that this camera was good.

Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this camera is 75 out of 100 based on five expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and parentesis.com.

Samsung Has Good Camera Reviews

Based on 7,714 owner and expert reviews (including 1,218 verified purchases), Samsung has good ratings for its digital cameras. Samsung also has good ratings specifically for its medium megapixel cameras compared to other brands. 92% of those that bought a Samsung camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Price

Reasonably Priced

Three people who purchased the product concluded that it was good value for money. Expert review site Ephotozine.com gave the product a rating of 6 stars and mentioned “If you are using the flash a lot you'll soon get quite annoyed by how long it takes to charge and the camera is currently highly priced in a competitiv” in their review of this digital camera.


Good Quality Pictures

Two people wrote that it was good in low light. Ephotozine.com mentioned in their review of the Samsung SAMSUNG ST96 on expert website Ephotozine “Samsung ST96 Features The ST96 has a 14.5 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, which Samsung claim will work perfectly in low-light situations as BS”.

One Samsung SAMSUNG ST96 reviewer who reviewed it considered that it was able to produce good images. Tech-Reviews.co.uk gave it a score of 7 stars and wrote “It can also capture extremely high-quality full HD images and videos”.

One Samsung SAMSUNG ST96 owner concluded that the product had a good image sensor.

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Good Video Capture

Two people said in their reviews that it was good for video recording. Ephotozine.com wrote on Ephotozine six years ago “The ST96 impresses with good colour reproduction, full 1080p HD video recording and its smart filters” in their Samsung SAMSUNG ST96 review and gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars.

Good Flash

One Samsung SAMSUNG ST96 owner mentioned in their reviews that it had a good flash.


Design

Easy to Use

One Samsung SAMSUNG ST96 owner who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to use. Expert review site Tech-Reviews.co.uk wrote five years ago “With an easy to use interface”.

Robust

One Samsung SAMSUNG ST96 owner said in their reviews that the Samsung SAMSUNG ST96 was well made.

Nice Design

One customer who purchased the Samsung SAMSUNG ST96 reckoned that it was good looking. Expert review site Letsgodigital.org scored it 5 stars and mentioned “The 14.5 megapixel Samsung ST96 is a simple, stylish co” in their review of the Samsung SAMSUNG ST96.


Features

Good Technical Features

One Samsung SAMSUNG ST96 reviewer who bought it thought it had good features.


Power

Good Battery Life

One person concluded that this digital camera was quick to charge.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Four people who reviewed the Samsung SAMSUNG ST96 thought it was compact. Expert review site Tech-Reviews.co.uk mentioned “The Samsung ST96 has proven to be an excellent compact camera”. Tech-Reviews.co.uk also said “The Samsung ST96 is a great compact camera that sports an impressive 14.5-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor” in their review. Expert review site Letsgodigital.org said six years ago “Recently, Samsung’s digital compact camera assortment was extended at the IFA Show in Berlin” .

Very Light

With a weight of only 110 grams, the SAMSUNG ST96 is one of the lighter similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera amongst similar spec cameras of this age. The lightest comparable spec camera that has been around for more than two years is 20g and the heaviest is 1.3kg.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-WX10 (£247.03) (109g).

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This camera was released in April 2013.


Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Samsung SAMSUNG ST96 does not support Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other medium megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also support Wi-Fi which you might want to consider including the Fujifilm FinePix Z1000EXR, the Samsung 150F, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6.

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 2.7 inches, the Samsung SAMSUNG ST96 has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst cameras of this age. The smallest display diagonal of digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera is 2", the largest is 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

We compared all the other 2.7" screen digital cameras to this digital camera and we think the GE X5 (£55) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Digital cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth considering include the Canon G1 X (£479.99) (2.8" and higher rated), the Fujifilm X-E1 (£442.19) (2.9" and higher rated), or the Nikon D3100 (3" and higher rated).

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Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the SAMSUNG ST96 has a pretty standard digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the Fujifilm FinePix JX500 (6.7x and higher rated), or the Olympus PEN E-PL7 (£429) (14x and higher rated).

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the SAMSUNG ST96 has a fairly typical optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 5x optical zoom cameras and we think because of their better review scores, the Canon A3300 IS, and the Fujifilm FinePix Z1000EXR are also worth considering.

If this Samsung camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the Nikon D5100 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR (£239.99) (5.8x).

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The SAMSUNG ST96 supports video capability. Most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera also support video capability.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other cameras which support video capability currently available including because of their better review scores, the Panasonic DMC-FT2, or the Fujifilm F800EXR.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Samsung SAMSUNG ST96 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to consider including the Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm, or the Fujifilm FinePix JX500 which both of have better reviews.

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Does Not Have a Video Out

The SAMSUNG ST96 does not have a video out, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera also do not have a video out.

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Features Date Imprinting

The SAMSUNG ST96 features date imprinting. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this camera also feature date imprinting.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Samsung SAMSUNG ST96 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The SAMSUNG ST96 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The SAMSUNG ST96 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the Panasonic DMC-FT2 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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4320 X 3240 Still Image Resolution

The SAMSUNG ST96 has a 4320 x 3240 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This digital camera also have still image resolution(s) of 1024 x 768, 1920 x 1080, 1984 x 1488, 2592 x 1944, 3648 x 2736 and 4320 x 2432 and 4320 x 2880. Similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera still image resolution(s) range from 640 x 360 (worst) to 4928 x 3264 (best).

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Only 4320 X 3240 Pixels Image Resolution

The SAMSUNG ST96 has a 4320 x 3240 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. Most cameras that were launched around the same time as it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all digital cameras of this age and spec the worst image resolution is 4288 x 3216 pixels and the best is 4928 x 3264 pixels.

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14.6 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 14.6 megapixels camera.

Digital cameras with a higher megapixel that might be worth looking at include the Panasonic DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm (16MP and higher rated), the Nikon Coolpix S9700 (£282.13) (16MP and higher rated), or the Samsung 150F (16MP and higher rated).

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Camera

Features Album Organization

The SAMSUNG ST96 features album organization. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also feature album organization.

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Flash

Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The SAMSUNG ST96 has a flash exposure compensation. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that came out more than two years ago also have a flash exposure compensation.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The Samsung SAMSUNG ST96 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Samsung SAMSUNG ST96 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Samsung SAMSUNG ST96 has a hand strap, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The SAMSUNG ST96 has a batteries included, as do most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Memory

Very Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 16 megabytes, the SAMSUNG ST96 has one of the smaller internal memory amongst medium megapixel cameras of this age. The smallest internal memory of cameras of a similar age and type to this camera is 8MB, the biggest is 8GB, and the average internal memory is 220MB.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Samsung SAMSUNG ST96 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Samsung SAMSUNG ST96 features voice recording, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The SAMSUNG ST96 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Video

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Samsung SAMSUNG ST96 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels. In addition, this Samsung digital camera supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution across all digital cameras of this type and age.

The worst supported video resolution across similar types of camera is 320 x 120 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The SAMSUNG ST96 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best video resolution amongst all comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera.

A 640 x 480 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution across similar types of digital camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung ecst96zzbpbgb
Barcodes 08806071587639, 08806071592138, 08806071599809, 08806071623030

Samsung SAMSUNG ST96 Review Sources

To prepare this Samsung SAMSUNG ST96 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 311,698 product attributes, 177,254 digital camera reviews and 3,980,200 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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