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Samsung ST80: Review

The Samsung ST80 is a compact digital camera with a refined design, with soft curves, and able to ensure maximum ergonomics. With regard to the technical specifications, the camera has an image sensor 14.2 mega pixel effective resolution, a 3x optical zoom lens with Samsung, a TFT LCD resistive touch screen of 3 inches and 230,000 pixels resolution, a sensitivity up to 3200 ISO, digital image stabilizer, the Perfect Portrait System, Smart Auto mode, the Smart Face, various effects to apply to photos, HD video footage and the ability to send photos and videos to the TV mode without wires with AllShare.

Samsung ST80: Design

The Samsung ST80 is a compact and easy to handle, which fits perfectly in a pocket. Its aesthetic feature more interesting is the 3-inch touch screen LCD display with a resolution of 230,000 pixels. As for size, measuring 92 mm in width, 55.4 mm in height and 18.5 mm in thickness, while the weight is 108 grams.

Samsung ST80: Features and Functionality

The Samsung ST80 is a compact digital camera, along with other models, including Samsung ST100 and Samsung ST600. It is a camera handy and of good quality, which is characterized with respect to other models, especially for the presence of Wi-Fi connectivity, which will be analyzed below.

Starting from those that are technical data, and ignoring, for the moment, the analysis of the features, this camera features a CCD image sensor, 1/2, 3 inches in size and a total resolution of 14.5 and effective mega pixels 14.2 mega pixels. In a nutshell, with this model, you can take pictures with a maximum resolution of 4320×3240 pixels.

As for the optics, the Samsung ST80 includes a lens that has a focal length of 6.3 to 18.9 mm, equivalent to 35-105 mm on a traditional 35 mm and a maximum aperture of f3.0-f5. 6. As regards the possibility to shoot subjects, in the distance, the camera has a 3x optical zoom, so do not particularly abundant, and a digital zoom of 3x, too, for a total capacity of 6 magnifications.

After the description of the technical characteristics, and returning to the functionality offered by the camera body, two are the ones to highlight. The first is, as already mentioned above, the Wi-Fi connectivity that allows you to share photos and videos on the Internet all without wires. The second is the touch screen display, which features an intuitive interface and provides easy operation.

Samsung ST80
Samsung ST80

The Samsung ST80 has, then, the Smart Crop function, which allows to highlight the item that most interests by simply touching the display the four points that surround it. The camera will do everything herself, straightening and centering this item to put in the foreground. Other interesting features are the Effects lenses, which give a touch of creativity to your photos and include Vignetting, Fish Eye, Sketch and Defog filters to add expressive touches.

Other functions offered by the camera include digital image stabilizer that, despite being of lower quality than the optical one, still allows you to compensate for movement of the machine and ensure perfect shots, Smart Auto mode, which automatically sets the best options based on scene, and Smart Face, which recognizes and adjusts focus and exposure for faces in the frame, with the ability to store up to 20 subjects.

The Samsung ST80 is equipped with even Perfect Portrait System, a set of features that allows you to better portray the protagonists of the photos, a sensitivity up to 3200 ISO, very useful in cases of low light and in which you cannot use the built-in flash and, finally, the possibility of HD video footage, so with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels, 30 frames per second in H.264 format.

As regards, next, the storage capacity, the camera has an internal memory of 22 MB, so not very abundant, expandable via microSD cards up to 16 GB. Finally, the package purchase is the norm and includes charger, USB cable, AV cable, strap and CD-ROM.


The Samsung ST80 is a compact digital camera and handy characterized by the presence of a large touch screen display and Wi-Fi connectivity, which set it apart from other compact cars are very similar in features. For the rest, nothing, particularly remarkable, except for the HD video footage.

Easy of Use
Value of Money

PROS : Smart Face, Perfect Portrait System, Wireless Sharing, Smart Auto mode.

CONS : OPTICAL ZOOM, Digital Stabilizer; Memory.

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