This review is devoted to ST90 that Samsung has first introduced to the public in Jan 19, 2011. This model is a Ultracompact camera with a resolution of 14.0 MP and a 1/2.3" (6.16 x 4.62 mm) sized CCD sensor.
In Ultracompact cameras (Top 10 Compact Cameras) this model has taken rank #311 out of 472. Its Overall Score has reached 42/100 and it takes a rank of #711 out of 1174 in all Cameras.
Now let's delve into more details of our Samsung ST90 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.
In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Samsung ST90. 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.
Samsung ST90 has the following external dimensions 92 x 92 x 17 mm (36.22 x 20.87 x 6.69″) 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 ST90, 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 ST90 is thinner than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 17mm.
Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Samsung ST90 with the indication of this model’s dimensions:
If you want to have a better idea of how big the Samsung ST90 is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.
Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Samsung ST90 compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:
Unfortunately, Samsung ST90 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 ST90 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 ST90 boasts of a resolution of 14.0 MP and is equipped with a 1/2.3" (6.16 x 4.62 mm) sized CCD sensor.
Unfortunately, the support of the RAW file is not included in Samsung ST90. 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 ST90 features a 14.0 MP 1/2.3" 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.
Samsung ST90 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 1/2.3" sensor featured in Samsung ST90 with other standard sensor sizes.
Samsung ST90 is equipped with a Fixed Type 3" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 460k dots.
In addition, this model comes with a built-in ViewFinder.
Some of the other highlights of Samsung ST90 are its fps max speed and 1/2000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.
Unlike some other cameras from this category, ST90 unfortunately, is not equipped with a built-in flash.
As for the video quality characteristics of Samsung ST90, 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.
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.
Samsung ST90 is not equipped with any ports that would allow you to connect external headphones and microphones to it.
You can connect ST90 to compatible devices via USB none port.
In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Samsung ST90’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Samsung ST90’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the ST90 to the average Compact camera.
Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.
After carefully reviewing how well Samsung ST90 performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 10. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Samsung ST90 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.
No Significant Advantages
After carefully reviewing how well Samsung ST90 performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 11. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Samsung ST90 can be called a Underclass model for this type of photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Samsung ST90 performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 18. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Samsung ST90 can be called a 18 model for this type of photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Samsung ST90 performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 55. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Samsung ST90 can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Samsung ST90 performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 4. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Samsung ST90 can be called a 4 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.
No Significant Advantages
|Announced||Jan 19, 2011|
|Lens Mount||Fixed lens|
|Number of Lenses||n/a|
|Focal Length Multiplier||n/a|
|Macro Focus Range|
|Screen Type||Fixed Type|
|Screen Resolution||460k dots|
|ViewFinder Resolution||0k dots|
|Min Shutter Speed||8 s|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/2000 s|
|Manual Exposure Mode|
|Custom White Balance|
|Sensor Dimensions||6.16 x 4.62 mm|
|Sensor Area||28.46 mm2|
|Sensor Resolution||14.0 MP|
|Max Image Resolution||4608 x 3456|
|Max Native ISO||0|
|Max Boosted ISO||n/a|
|Min Native ISO||0|
|AF Multi Area|
|AF Live View|
|AF Face Detection|
|AF Contrast Detection|
|AF Phase Detection|
|Number of Focus Points||n/a|
|Number of Cross Focus Points||n/a|
|Video Resolutions||1280 x 720|
|Max Video Resolution||1280 x 720|
|Physical Dimensions||92 x 53 x 17 mm|