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Samsung ST30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 169 reviews of Samsung ST30. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and price. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed views about the screen. There are some negative comments about the glare and viewfinder.

size, usability, performance, price, portability

storage, zoom, viewfinder, glare

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Samsung ST30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung ST30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Samsung ST30 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the reliability and image quality are overall positive. The size and battery also get good comments, whereas many are less positive about the screen and portability.

performance, battery, size, image quality, reliability

portability, screen

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung ST30 Digital Camera - Silver (10MP, 3x Optical Zoom) 2.3 inch LCDSamsung ST30 Digital Camera - Silver (10MP, 3x Optical Zoom) 2.3 inch LCD

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung ST30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Samsung ST30 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People really like the usability. The portability also gets good reviews.

battery, portability, usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERA ST30 - Silver - 10MP / 3X Optical Zoom / 2.4" LCD / Extra Compact - Credit card Size (ST30B)SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERA ST30 - Silver - 10MP / 3X Optical Zoom / 2.4" LCD / Extra Compact - Credit card Size (ST30B)

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Mike Flacy (steves-digicams.com)

Samsung ST30 Preview

 

Of the five cameras announced today, the Samsung ST30 is the least expensive model coming in at just under $100. The ST30 digital camera uses a 10 Megapixel 1/3" CCD image sensor and 28mm Wide 3x Zoom Lens. Unlike the rest of the announced cameras,...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Matt Grayson (techradar.com)

Samsung ST30 review

 

Samsung ventures into the world of miniature with the ST30

Small body ; Metering is good ; Nice build quality ; Picture quality is better than you'd assume

Toy-like ; Poor screen

At the time of the launch, Samsung claimed the ST30 was the world's smallest digital compact camera with a zoom, and it is actually smaller than a credit card.

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Digit Digital Cameras (digit.in)

Samsung ST30

 

Samsung ST30

Jun, 2014

Expert review by (ephotozine.com)

Samsung ST30 Digital Camera Review

 

ePHOTOzine takes a quick look at the extremely small and low cost Samsung ST30 compact digital camera.

Good value for money; Really tiny; Looks cute; Advanced point and shoot options

Only VGA video

Aug, 2011

Consumer review (reviewstream.com)

Samsung ST30 Digital Camera

 

by Raziel TRUSTWORTHY I bought this thing last year after I sold one of my MVP cards in Ragnarok to someone I know. I just lost my BenQ camera and I was looking for a good affordable camera that I could use for taking down notes and random picture taking.

Jan, 2012

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Samsung ST30

 

Very nice product for less money

No speakers but it is really chip camera so For me no problem

May, 2012

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Samsung ST30

 

Cheap

Pretty bad quality photos

May, 2012

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Samsung ST30

 

Very good build quality and a great handy size, it genuinely is smaller than a credit card. Good picture quality as well.

No bad points for the price.

May, 2012

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Samsung ST30

 

Very good value for money. It smaller that normal compact camera easy to carry a round

This uses a micro sd card so the are more expensive to buy Buy if you have a old phone they normally have micro sd in them That's what I done and it saved me buying a new micro sd card

May, 2012

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Samsung ST30

 

easy to use

none for the price

Mar, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Mono
Built-in Microphone:No / Yes
Voice recording: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:700 / 740
Battery level indicator: Yes
Battery performance:700 / 740
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-70A / BP70A
Battery voltage:3.7 / 4.2
Number of batteries supported:1
Power Requirements:4.2V / 4.2V DC
Power source type:AC, Battery, USB / Battery

Camera

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Album organization: Yes
Calendar: Yes
Camera file system:DCF 2.0, DPOF 1.1, Exif 2.21 / DCF, DPOF 1.1, Exif 2.21 / DPOF 1.1, Exif 2.21
Camera playback:Movie, Single image / Movie, Single image, Slide show, Thumbnails
Contrast adjustment: Yes
Custom color: Yes
Image editing:Resizing, Rotating / Resizing, Rotating, Trimming
Image quality adjustment:Brightness, Contrast, Saturation
Photo effects:black&white, Negative film, Vivid / Muted, Negative film, Positive film, Vivid / Negative film / Negative film, Sepia, Vivid / Negative film, Vivid / Positive film, Sepia, Vivid
Playback zoom:1 / 12.5 / 14.4
Playback zoom (max):1 / 12.5 / 14.4
Saturation adjustment: Yes
Scene modes:120-230 V / Backlight, Beach, Children, Close-up (macro), Dawn, Documents, Fireworks, Landscape, Night landscape, Panorama, Portrait, Self-portrait, Snow, Sports, Sunset / Backlight, Beach, Children, Close-up (macro), Dawn, Documents, Fireworks, Landscape, Night, Night portrait, Portrait, Self-portrait, Snow, Sunset / Backlight, Beach, Children, Dawn, Documents, Fireworks, Landscape, Night, Portrait, Snow, Sunset / Backlight, Beach, Close-up (macro), Dawn, Documents, Fireworks, Landscape, Night landscape, Night portrait, Panorama, Portrait, Snow, Sunset / Backlight, Beach, Dawn, Documents, Fireworks, Landscape, Night, Night portrait, Portrait, Snow, Sunset / Caffe latte, Caffe lungo, Cappuccino, Coffee, Espresso, Hot milk, Latte macchiato
Self-timer:2 / 2,10
Self-timer delay:2 / 2,10
Sharpness:Normal, Soft, Vivid
Sharpness levels:Normal, Soft, Vivid
Shooting modes:Auto / Auto, Movie, Program, Scene
Tripod mountable: Yes
Tripod mounting supported:Y
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Fluorescent H, Fluorescent L, Tungsten / Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Fluorescent, Sunny / Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Fluorescent, Tungsten / auto, Cloudy, daylight, Fluorescent, manual, Tungsten

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Green / Pink / Purple / Red / Silver / White
Energy Star certified:N
Material:Aluminium

Display

Display:LCD / TFT
Display Diagonal:2.4 / 2.7
Display resolution (numeric):112000 / 230000
Second display:N
Second LCD screen: No
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Flash

Flash modes:Auto, Fill-in, Flash off, Flash on, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization / Auto, Fill-in, Flash off, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash range (tele):19.7 - 78.7 / 39.4 - 78.7
Flash range (wide):15.7 - 137.8 / 7.87 - 137.8
Flash recharging time:4

Focusing

Auto focusing (AF) modes:16 23410713074 / Centre weighted Auto Focus, Continuous Auto Focus, Face tracking / Centre weighted Auto Focus, Face detection / Centre weighted Auto Focus, Face detection, Multi Point Auto Focus / Centre weighted Auto Focus, Face tracking, Multi Point Auto Focus / Face Detection / Face tracking, Multi Point Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus
Auto Mode focusing range (tele):0.5 - ∞ / 1.0 - ∞
Auto Mode focusing range (wide):0.05 - ∞
Focus:TTL
Focus adjustment:Auto
Macro focusing range (tele):0.05 - 0.8 / 0.5 - 0.8 / 1 - 1.5 / 1.0 - 1.5 / 39.4 - 59.1
Macro focusing range (wide):0.05 - 0.8 / 0.05 - 0.80 / 1 - 2.5 / 1.97 - 31.5
Normal focusing range:0.8 / 0.8 - ∞ / 0.8 - ∞/1.5 - ∞ / 31.5 - ∞/59.1 - ∞
Normal focusing range (tele):0.8 - ∞ / 2.5 - ∞
Normal focusing range (wide):0.8 - ∞

Lens System

Combined zoom:12.5 / 25 / 6
Digital Zoom:3 / 5
Focal length range (f-f):0.161 - 0.484 / 0.177 - 0.886
Maximum aperture number:5.9 / 6.3
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):3.31 / 4.92
Minimum aperture number:2.5 / 3.3
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):0.984 / 1.1
Optical Zoom:3 / 5

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, Auto / 80, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
ISO sensitivity (max):3200
ISO sensitivity (min):100 / 80
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Auto
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Spot / Centre-weighted, Spot / SPOT

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC / MicroSDHC / SD, SDHC / SDHC
Maximum memory card size:8
Memory slots:1

Networking

Wi-Fi: No

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:5 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Other Features

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.1 - 3.31
Aperture range (F-F):3.3 - 5.9
Audio recorder:Y
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera effective resolution:10130000
Camera shutter speed:1/8 - 1/1400 / 1/8–1/1400
Compatible operating systems:Windows XP SP2 / Vista / 7\nMac OS 10.4 / Windows XP SP2 / Vista / Windows 7, Mac OS 10.4+ / Windows XP SP2+\nWindows Vista\nWindows 7\nMac OS 10.4+ / Windows XP SP2, Vista, 7\nMac OS 10.4+ / Windows XP SP2/Vista/7\nMac OS 10.4+ / Windows XP SP2\nWindows Vista\nWindows 7\nMac OS 10.4+
Data compression:DCF, EXIF 2.21, DPOF 1.1
Date imprinting: Yes
Digital SLR: No
Dimensions (WxDxH):3.23 x 0.665 x 2.04
Effective sensor resolution:10130000
Face detection: Yes
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.1 - 3.31
Frame: Yes
Interface:USB 2.0
Minimum system requirements:USB 2.0\nDirectX 9.0c+\nCD-ROM\nnVIDIA Geforce 7600GT+/ATI X1600+ / USB\nCD-ROM\nnVIDIA Geforce 7600GT+\nATI X1600+\nVGA 1024x768\nDirectX 9.0c / USB\nCD-ROM\nVGA 1024 x 768 px\nDirectX 9.0c+
On/Off switch: Yes
Panorama: Yes
Power supply type:DC
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability:No / Yes
Video out:AV
Weight:1.91

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included: Yes
Battery charger: Yes
Battery charger included:Y
Bundled software:Intelli-studio\nAdobe Reader
Cables included:USB

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact camera
Image formats supported:EXIF / JPG
Image Sensor Size:1/2.3 / 1/3
Image sensor size (W x H):0.24 x 0.24
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Maximum image resolution:3648 x 2736 / 4608 x 3456
Megapixel:10.13 / 10.44 / 16.1
Scan technology:CCD
Sensor Type:CCD
Still image resolution(s):1024 x 768, 1920 x 1080, 1984 x 1488, 2592 x 1944, 3648 x 2736, 4608 x 2592, 4608 x 3072, 4608 x 3456 / 1024 x 768,1920 x 1080,1984 x 1488,2592 x 1944,3264 x 2448,3552 x 2368,3584 x 2016,3648 x 2736 / 1024 x 768,1920 x 1080,1984 x 1488,2592 x 1944,3648 x 2736,4608 x 2592,4608 x 3072,4608 x 3456 / 1024 x 768,1920 x 1080,3264 x 2448,3552 x 2368,3584 x 2016,3648 x 2736 / 1024 x 768,1920 x 1080,3264 x 2448,3552 x 2368,3648 x 2736 / 1024 x 768,1920 x 1080,3264 x 2448,3648 x 2736
Supported aspect ratios:4:3
Total megapixels:10.44 / 16.4

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack:No / Yes
HDMI: No
PictBridge:No / Yes
USB version:2.0

Shutter

Camera shutter interval:2
Camera shutter type:Electronic
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/1400 / 1/2000
Slowest camera shutter speed:8

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion / Yes
Minimum hard disk space:1024 / 110 / 250
Minimum processor:2.6 / 800 MHz / AMD Athlon FX 2.2 GHz / Intel Pentium 4 3.0 GHz+, AMD Athlon FX 2.2 GHz+, Power Mac G3+ / Intel Pentium 4 3GHz / Intel Pentium IV 3.2GHz+, AMD Athlon FX 2.6GHz+, Power Mac G3+ / Intel Pentium IV 3GHz, AMD Athlon FX 2.2GHz / Pentium 4, 3.0 GHz / Power Mac G3/Intel Pentium III, 500 MHz
Minimum RAM:256 / 512
Minimum system requirements for Macintosh:Power Mac G3+
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 / Yes

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
Full HD: No
HD type:HD / Not supported
Maximum video resolution:1280 x 720 / 640 x 480
Motion JPEG frame rate:30
Video compression format:AVI / AVI, M-JPEG / M-JPEG
Video formats supported:AVI / AVI,M-JPEG / M-JPEG
Video Frame Rate:30
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:320 x 240, 640 x 480, 1280 x 720 / 320 x 240,640 x 480 / 320 x 240,640 x 480,1280 x 720

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.665 / 2.07
Height:0.665 / 0.768 / 2.04 / 2.07 / 2.37
Weight:3.02 / 3.05 / 3.53 / 3.56
Width:3.23 / 3.55