Samsung SH100 Review

Overall 42
Imaging 2
Features 16
Size 93
Price 100

Main Features

  • 14.0 MP 1/2.33" CCD sensor
  • Image Stabilization: No
  • 3″ Fixed Type Screen
  • ViewFinder: No
  • fps Continuous Shooting
  • Video: 1280 x 720
  • Built-in Wireless: Yes
  • Dimensions: 93 x 54 x 19 mm
  • Weight: g
  • Environmental Sealing: No
  • Built-in GPS: No

Samsung SH100 Summary

This review is devoted to SH100 that Samsung has first introduced to the public in Jan 04, 2011. This model is a Ultracompact camera with a resolution of 14.0 MP and a 1/2.33" (6.08 x 4.56 mm) sized CCD sensor.

In Ultracompact cameras (Top 10 Compact Cameras) this model has taken rank #339 out of 472. Its Overall Score has reached 42/100 and it takes a rank of #768 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Samsung SH100 Compared to other Compact Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Samsung SH100 review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.

PROs

CONs

No CONs

Complete Comparison of Samsung SH100 With Other Cameras in Ultracompact Category

In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Samsung SH100. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Ultracompact cameras.

Physical Characteristics Of Samsung SH100

Samsung SH100 has the following external dimensions 93 x 93 x 19 mm (36.61 x 21.26 x 7.48″) with the weight of g.

The typical weight for average Ultracompact type cameras is 137g. If we compare the average indicator of the weight of Samsung SH100, we can conclude that this model is lighter than many other similar products.

Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Samsung SH100 is thinner than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 19mm.

Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Samsung SH100 with the indication of this model’s dimensions:

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If you want to have a better idea of how big the Samsung SH100 is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.

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Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Samsung SH100 compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Thickness

Samsung SH100 — 19 mm
Min: 13 mm
Average: 20 mm
Max: 33 mm

Weight

Samsung SH100 — g
Min: 87 g
Average: 137 g
Max: 221 g

Unfortunately, Samsung SH100 comes without a waterproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and avoid water.

Unfortunately, Samsung SH100 comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.

Samsung SH100 Photo and Sensor Features

Samsung SH100 boasts of a resolution of 14.0 MP and is equipped with a 1/2.33" (6.08 x 4.56 mm) sized CCD sensor.

Unfortunately, the support of the RAW file is not included in Samsung SH100. However, if you are looking specifically for a Ultracompact camera with a RAW file support, you should check out one of the following models from the same class and within similar price range .

Samsung SH100 features a 14.0 MP 1/2.33" sensor, which is not a good pick for high-quality and detailed pictures. However, we have an alternative option for you if you were looking for higher resolution.

Anti-Aliasing Filter

Samsung SH100 is known for the lack of anti-alias (Low-pass) filter. It is one of its essential features of the sensor built in this model. The absence of this filter contributes to a higher level of details and sharpness in the pictures you take. Yet, the lack of an anti-alias filter also enhances the possibility of more occurring in certain conditions.

Now let’s check how we can compare the size of 1/2.33" sensor featured in Samsung SH100 with other standard sensor sizes.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Samsung SH100

LCD and ViewFinder

Samsung SH100 is equipped with a Fixed Type 3" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 230k dots.

In addition, this model comes with a built-in ViewFinder.

This model comes with a high-quality LCD screen. This is a type of a touch screen, which makes shooting much more convenient and simple, allowing you to adjust the point of focus and camera settings with fingertips.

Max Shutter speed

Some of the other highlights of Samsung SH100 are its fps max speed and 1/2000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.

Flash

Unlike some other cameras from this category, SH100 unfortunately, is not equipped with a built-in flash.

Video Features

As for the video quality characteristics of Samsung SH100, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 1280 x 720 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Samsung SH100 allows you to save files in Motion JPEG formats.

Comparing the technical characteristics of this model with the modern standards, we have to admit that 1280 x 720 is a rather poor indicator of video resolution. However, if you are looking for a camera that has 4K video support, we recommend you to consider our Cheapest Camera with 4K video.

In addition, Samsung SH100 is equipped with a special port that you can use to connect an external microphone for recording high-quality sound with its help.

Connectivity and Storage

One more advantage of Samsung SH100 is its embedded wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity. This feature makes it possible to share files with suitable devices without the necessity to connect them physically.

In addition, SH100 is equipped with USB none port. that make it possible to connect SH100 with suitable external devices.

How Good is Samsung SH100 for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Samsung SH100’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Samsung SH100’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the SH100 to the average Compact camera.

Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.

Samsung SH100 for Portrait Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Samsung SH100 performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 11. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Samsung SH100 can be called a Underclass model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.

Advantages:

No Significant Advantages

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.33" (6.08 x 4.56 mm) sensor
  • No Image Stabilization

Samsung SH100 for Street Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Samsung SH100 performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 14. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Samsung SH100 can be called a Underclass model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Small size (93 x 54 x 19 mm)
  • Live View

Disadvantages:

  • No Built-in View Finder
  • No Image Stabilization
  • Small 1/2.33"(6.08 x 4.56 mm) sensor

Samsung SH100 for Sports Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Samsung SH100 performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 8. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Samsung SH100 can be called a 8 model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • No View Finder

Disadvantages:

  • Slow Continuous Shooting ( fps)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Slow Max Shutter Speed (1/2000s)
  • Small Number of CrossFocus Points (0)
  • Bad Max Native ISO (0)
  • Small size (93 x 54 x 19 mm)

Samsung SH100 for Daily Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Samsung SH100 performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 12. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Samsung SH100 can be called a Underclass model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Small weight ( g)
  • Small size (93 x 54 x 19 mm)
  • Built-in Flash
  • Wireless Connectivity
  • Video is available

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.33" (6.08 x 4.56 mm) sensor
  • No Built-in View Finder

Samsung SH100 for Landscape Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Samsung SH100 performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 2. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Samsung SH100 can be called a 2 model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.

Advantages:

No Significant Advantages

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.33" (6.08 x 4.56 mm) sensor
  • Low resolution sensor (14 MP)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • No RAW Support
  • Bad Max Native ISO (0)

Samsung SH100 Detailed Specs

General
Brand Samsung
Model SH100
Announced Jan 04, 2011
Body Type Ultracompact
Lens
Manual Focus No
Lens Mount Fixed lens
Number of Lenses n/a
Focal Length Multiplier n/a
Macro Focus Range
Screen
Screen Type Fixed Type
Screen Size 3″
Screen Resolution 230k dots
Live View Yes
Touch Screen Yes
ViewFinder
ViewFinder
ViewFinder Resolution 0k dots
ViewFinder Coverage %
ViewFinder Magnification
Photography Features
Min Shutter Speed 8 s
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 s
Continuous Shooting fps
Shutter Priority No
Aperture Priority No
Manual Exposure Mode No
Exposure Compensation No
Custom White Balance No
Image Stabilization No
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Range
Flash Modes
External Flash No
AE Bracketing No
WB Bracketing No
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment Yes
Average No
Spot Yes
Partial No
AF-Area No
Center Weighted Yes
Sensor
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Size 1/2.33"
Sensor Dimensions 6.08 x 4.56 mm
Sensor Area 27.72 mm2
Sensor Resolution 14.0 MP
Max Image Resolution 4230 x 3240
Max Native ISO 0
Max Boosted ISO n/a
Min Native ISO 0
RAW Support No
AutoFocus
AF Touch No
AF Continuous No
AF Single No
AF Tracking No
AF Selective No
AF Center No
AF Multi Area No
AF Live View No
AF Face Detection No
AF Contrast Detection No
AF Phase Detection No
Number of Focus Points n/a
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Video Features
Video Resolutions 1280 x 720
Max Video Resolution 1280 x 720
Video Formats Motion JPEG
Microphone Port Yes
Headphone Port No
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity Yes
HDMI No
USB USB none
Physical
Environmental Sealing No
Water Proof No
Dust Proof No
Shock Proof No
Crush Proof No
Freeze Proof No
Weight g
Physical Dimensions 93 x 54 x 19 mm
Battery Life n/a
Battery Type n/a
Battery Model n/a
Other Features
Self Timer No
Timelapse Recording No
GPS
Storage Type n/a
Storage Slots 1

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