The Samsung ST1000 combines the simple point-and-shoot with advanced tech such as GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi and even DLNA compatibility. The What Digital Camera ST1000 review takes a look to see if it’s the ultimate compact…

Product Overview

Overall rating:


Samsung ST1000

Overall score:85%
Image Quality:75%


  • Design, 3.5in touchscreen, technical features


  • Battery life, short brand-specific USB cable, image quality lacks


Samsung ST1000 Review


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Samsung ST1000 product image front The Samsung ST1000 is one for the stylish, tech-heads out there. Its array of connectivity features shows attention to the future of digital media and, while this won’t be for everyone at the moment, you can’t help but take your hat off to it.

However, when it comes to taking pictures, the lack of a wideangle lens and the small zoom toggle can prove a bit of a letdown. Image quality is fine, but not as strong as some competitor models out there – and this seems to be at the expense of style, given a better lens would likely need to extend from the body, use up more space, and thus impact on the slender design. And, to be picky, minor frustrations such as the brand-specific connector being so short that it makes for highly impractical use at times.

Brush aside these small issues though and you’re left with a high-class compact full of techno-wizardry that looks the part and performs well. Recommended.


Dimensions:99.8 x 60.8 x 18.9mm
Weight:175g approx (inc. battery)
Other:GPS for geo-tagging, Bluetooth, Wifi (email direct from camera), DLNA compatible (Digital Living Network Alliance)
Power:Rechargeable li-ion battery (charges in camera)
Connectivity:(Samsung-specific cable) USB
Memory Card:Micro SD (only)
Flash Modes:Auto, off
ISO Range:80-3200
White Balance:Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Flourescent_H, Flourescent_L, Tungsten, Custom
LCD:3.5in touchscreen LCD
File Formats:JPEG
Exposure Modes:Program Auto, Scene, Dual Image Stabilisation, Movie, Smart Auto, Auto
Metering System:Multi-area, spot, centre-weighted
Lens:35-175mm (5x optical)
  1. 1. Samsung ST1000 review - Features
  2. 2. Performance & Image Quality
  3. 3. Verdict
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