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Samsung ST72 Digital Camera

16.2MP 5x CCD Jan 2013
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer 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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29 Reasons For

User Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 7 user reviews this Samsung digital camera has an overall user rating of 89%.

Good Quality Pictures

Several customers who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was able to produce good images. Mermaid scored it 80 out of 100 and mentioned on Amazon three years ago “Jet aircraft as sharp images”. 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

A few people thought the product was neat. Brian Dixon said on Amazon “Neat little camera” and rated it 4 stars.

Two Samsung ST72 reviewers said in their reviews that the Samsung ST72 was good looking. Mermaid mentioned on Amazon “Stylish and light”. Mermaid also wrote “Slim and light, nice looking it fits into my bag/pocket easily”.

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Samsung Has Good Camera Reviews

On average Samsung compact cameras have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all digital cameras manufactured by Samsung.

Good Product Quality

One customer mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good quality. Kitty K mentioned in her review of the Samsung ST72 “It's very good, small perfect for travel, photos are very good quality” and gave it an excellent review.

Reasonably Priced

One Samsung ST72 reviewer considered that it was good value for money. Claire Marie Chapman said “Excellent value”.

Easy to Use

One customer who bought this digital camera considered that it was easy to use.

Good Size

One Samsung ST72 owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was thin.

Quite Big Normal Focusing Range (wide)

The Samsung ST72 has one of the bigger normal focusing range (wide)s (0.8 meters) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. The average normal focusing range (wide) of compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the ST72 is 0.43m.

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Fairly Big Normal Focusing Range (tele)

With a normal focusing range (tele) of 2.5 meters, the Samsung ST72 has a fairly big normal focusing range (tele) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago. Across all the digital cameras of this spec and age the normal focusing range (tele)s range from 0.2m to 3.5m.

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CCD Sensor Type

This digital 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.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the ST72 is 2.8". The Samsung ST72 has one of the larger display diagonals (3 inches) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

Other 3" screen digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Samsung SAMSUNG EX2F.

Digital cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth considering include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 (3.5") which is also higher rated.

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Fairly High Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16.2 megapixels, the Samsung ST72 has a fairly high megapixel compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the ST72. Across all the digital cameras of this type and age the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 46MP, and the average megapixel is 14MP.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 16.2MP digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Ricoh GR Limited Edition, or the Samsung SAMSUNG WB850F.

If this camera megapixel is too low for you then you might want to consider the FinePix x100 Classic Kit (16.3MP), or the X100T (16.3MP) both from Fujifilm which also has a higher rating.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Samsung ST72 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the ST72 also have an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10 is also worth considering.

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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 digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ST72 also have a built-in flash.

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Has Three Camera Playbacks

The Samsung ST72 has a greater number of camera playback modes than most compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. This camera has a Single image camera playback, which is the most frequently found camera playback found on similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the ST72. The camera playbacks "Slide show" and "Thumbnails" are also found on this Samsung digital camera.

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Fairly Large Maximum Memory Card Size

The Samsung ST72 has a quite large maximum memory card size (64 gigabytes) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the maximum memory card sizes range from 1GB to 130GB.

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Has Seven White Balances

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

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Has Three Photo Effectss

The Samsung ST72 has a greater number of photo effects than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago. The photo effectss "Negative film" and "Sepia" are also found on this digital camera.

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500 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

Most comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the ST72 take between 110 and 1,249 battery life (CIPA standard)s, including the Samsung ST72 which takes 500 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Samsung ST72 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This digital camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 1920 x 1080, 1984 x 1488, 2592 x 1944, 3648 x 2736 and 4608 x 2592 and 4608 x 3072. Across all cameras of a comparable spec and age to the ST72 the still image resolution ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 5152 x 3864 (best).

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Supports Three Image Formats Supporteds

The Samsung ST72 has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. The most commonly supported image formats supported is JPG, but this image formats supported is not supported by this Samsung camera. The image formats supporteds EXIF, GIF and JPEG XR are also supported by this camera.

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Quite Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The Samsung ST72 has a quite long slowest camera shutter speed (16 seconds) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the ST72. Compact cameras that were released more than two years ago have slowest camera shutter speeds of between 0.12s and 250s.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Samsung ST72 supports a maximum video resolution of 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 compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. 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). Across all cameras that have been around for around the same time as the ST72 the video resolution ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Features Three Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The Samsung ST72 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Samsung digital camera features a Face detection auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ST72. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Centre weighted Auto Focus" and "Multi Point Auto Focus" are also featured on this camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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Light

The lightest camera of this age and spec is 20g and the heaviest is 840g. With a weight of only 108 grams, the Samsung ST72 is one of the lighter digital cameras of this age and spec amongst compact cameras of this age.

Alternative cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Sony DSC-WX10B (109g).

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Quite Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

The smallest ISO sensitivity (min) of compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the ST72 is 10 and the biggest is 160. At only 80, the Samsung ST72 has a fairly small ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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13 Reasons Against

Not Robust

One Samsung ST72 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was not well made. Three years ago Mermaid wrote “The piece where you insert card or battery is disappointingly fragile for a nicely made camera, hopefully it will last the course with care”.

Poor Battery Life

One customer concluded that it did not have a good battery life.

Does Not Support Video Capability

The Samsung ST72 does not support video capability. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also do not support video capability.

We compared all the other cameras which also support video capability to this camera and we think the Sony DSC-WX200 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Samsung ST72 does not support Full HD video, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the ST72 also do not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think the Fujifilm X10, the Panasonic DMC-TZ30, or the Sony DSC-WX300 which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the ST72, the Samsung ST72 does not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other cameras which also support wi-Fi to this digital camera and we think the Canon IXUS 265 HS which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other cameras that came out more than two years ago, the Samsung ST72 is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Samsung ST72 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth noting that most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a GPS (satellite).

It is worth considering alternative cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Panasonic DMC-TZ30 which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

The Samsung ST72 is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the ST72 are also not waterproof.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Samsung ST72 is more than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Flash off" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this Samsung camera.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of cameras that have been available for around the same time as the ST72 is 6.9MB, the biggest is 8.2GB, and the average internal memory is 300MB. At only 10 megabytes, the Samsung ST72 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the ST72.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Samsung ST72 has one of the shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s (only 125 millimeters) amongst compact cameras of this age. Digital cameras of this type and age have maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 18mm and 1,000mm.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The Samsung ST72 has one of the lower display resolution (numeric)s (only 230,000 pixels) amongst compact cameras of this age. Across all the cameras of a comparable type and age to the ST72 the display resolution (numeric)s range from 1 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 440,000 pixels.

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Only Features Three Light Meterings

The Samsung ST72 has a greater number of light metering modes than most similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years. This camera features an Spot light metering, which is the most commonly featured light metering featured on compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the ST72. The light meterings "Centre-weighted" and "Evaluative (Multi-pattern)" are also featured on this Samsung camera.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Samsung ST72

Released Over Four Years Ago

Samsung released the ST72 over four years ago.

Average Digital Zoom

The Samsung ST72 has a fairly average digital zoom (5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the ST72.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 5x digital zoom cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung SAMSUNG MV900F.

If this Samsung camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the A1455 (£26.99) (5.7x), or the J1455 (5.7x) both from GE which is also higher rated.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Samsung ST72 has a fairly standard optical zoom (5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

We compared this camera to all the other 5x optical zoom cameras and we think the Panasonic DMC-FX90, and the Nikon 26 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this Samsung digital camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-W810 (6x).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
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
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Interval
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
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

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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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung 162, samsung 162m, samsung st72, samsung st72z, ecst72zzbpwe1, samsung 162mp, samsung st72zz, samsung ecst72, samsung st72zzb, samsung ecst72z, samsung st72zzbp, samsung ecst72zz, samsung st72zzbpr, samsung ecst72zzb, samsung st72zzbpru, samsung ecst72zzbp, samsung st72zzbprus, samsung ecst72zzbpb, samsung ecst72zzbpl, samsung ecst72zzbplu, samsung ecst72zzbpbg, samsung ecst72zzbpwus, samsung ecst72zzbpbgb, samsung ecst72zzbplus
Barcodes 00806085394230, 00806085401167, 00806085401181, 00887276022178, 00887276986692, 00887276986708, 08806085381544, 08806085394230, 08806085401167, 08806085401181, 08806085401204, 08806085402676, 08806085412897, 08806085413214, 08806085446502, 08806085457218, 08806085517110

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