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Samsung ST30 thin digital camera test / review by CNET UK

19 August, 2011 (09:25) | Compact Camera, Review, Samsung | By: Camera News

Samsung ST30
Samsung ST30

CNET UK has reviewed a very compact digital camera from Samsung that has a metal body and very slim design. The Samsung camera also comes with a modest 10 megapixels and only digital zoom. Let us hear what the reviewer thinks about this budget camera.

Some key features for the Samsung ST30:
-10.1 megapixel image sensor
-No optical zoom
-Digital image stabilization
-4x digital zoom
-Smart Auto focus
-Metal body

CNET UK ends up giving the ST30 an overall score of 3 out of 5 possible stars. On the positive side the reviewer finds aspects such as small and stylish design, and the camera is pretty easy to use. But there are some negative points hindering it from getting a top score including poor image stabilization, no optical zoom and yellow color balance. Overall this is a very cheap camera, but you might want to invest a bit more money to get more features in your next digital camera.
Read the full review of the thin Samsung ST30 digital camera here.

Samsung announces Samsung ST30 compact camera with metal body

20 January, 2011 (12:06) | Compact Camera, Samsung | By: Camera News

Samsung ST30
Samsung ST30

Samsung has announced that they will release an entry level compact camera in March that will feature a metal body. The camera is called Samsung ST30 and comes with over 10 megapixels and 3x optical zoom.

Some key features for the Samsung ST30:
-10.1 megapixel image snesor
-3x optical zoom lens (28-84mm)
-Digital image stabilization
-4x digital zoom
-Smart Auto focus
-Metal body

The Samsung ST30 camera will be on the market in March 2011 and cost about $100.

Press release:
Samsung Creates the ST30, the Ultra-Portable Camera for Great Shots Everywhere

Samsung innovation creates slim line and ultra-compact design to suit every occasion

SEOUL, Korea – January 19, 2011 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced the launch of the new ultra compact camera, the ST30. The latest launch reinforces Samsung’s position as a global leader in design-led innovation to meet the needs of customers. The attractive and ultra compact model incorporates leading technology benefits, to capture great images wherever you go.

The ST30’s tiny size and compact design means it’s the perfect camera to drop into your handbag, or tuck away in your jeans pocket. With the ST30’s compact size, about the size of an average mobile phone, it’s the ideal camera to use when heading out to the latest party or to catch-up with friends. The ST30 features a unique design finished with a high quality metal body and whatever the color of your party outfit, the ST30 has a color to match it.

The ST30 provides great value by bringing together an attractive design with a set of market-leading features, providing great images on the move. The ultra compact model really packs a punch, with Smart Auto focus, an internal battery charging system, a 28mm lens and 3x power optical zoom, all contained within the camera’s fun-sized body. The additional image stabilization provides real value to your camera experience, preventing even the tiniest shake, resulting in sharp images no matter what your environment. The lens capabilities mean users can get more fun party moments in the frame while delivering a deeper perspective and the advanced 10.1-megapixel sensor provides sharp, crisp detail to make your images stand out from the crowd. The Smart Auto focus means the camera automatically captures the perfect shot, so you never miss an important moment during any social gathering.

“We know that not everyone wants a typically sized compact camera, and the ST30’s ultra compact body means you can make the camera experience a part of every aspect of your life, with a color to match every mood,” said Mr. Hyunho Chung, Executive Vice President and Head of the Digital Imaging Business, Samsung Electronics. “The ST30’s tiny size means it is the ultimate in portability and can fit in small bags and be taken anywhere. It is further evidence of our commitment to be at the forefront of creating cameras which are not only fashionable and fun but deliver a high level of usability and image quality.”

Technology to prevent camera shakes
Whether you’re trying to get to the dance floor or capturing friends on the move, the ST30’s Digital Image Stabilization system stops even the tiniest tremble and enables user to take clear and sharp photos every time.

The perfect portrait at your fingertips through advanced face detection technology
The ST30 helps assure perfect images are captured, with innovative face detection technology, Red-eye fix and even next generation technology that detects facial blinking, so whether it’s bright disco lights or sunshine you can ensure eyes are open and ready for the perfect shot. The ST30 also evens out skin tones, erases blemishes and removes dark circles, so you can control the quality of your appearance in any situation.

Image Sensor 1/3″ CCD
10 Megapixel
Zoom Still Image mode : 1.0X ~ 5.0X
Play mode : 1.0X ~ 13.5X (depends on image size)
Still Image mode:
– Super resolution: 1.0X~1.5X after optical Zoom
– Extra Zoom: Crop Zoom 1.0X~2.0X (Extra Zoom on시)
– Digital Zoom: 1.0X ~ 4.0X: Optical Zoom (X18)—> Super
Resolution (X1.5)—> Extra Zoom (X2) or Digital Zoom (X4)
Play mode : 1.0X ~ 12.5X (depends on image size)
Lens 28mm Wide 3x Zoom Lens
Image Stabilization DIS Digital Image Stabilization
Dimensions 82.0×51.9×16.9mm
Additional features • Smart Auto
• Perfect Portrait System
• (Face Detection, Blink Detection, Smile Shot, Beauty Shot, Self Portrait)
• Smart Album
• Function Description
• Photo Style Selector

Pricing and Availability $99.99 – Available in March

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