With a 5x optical zoom, HD movie recording a 3in touchscreen, how does this upper entry-level compact fare against its peers? The Samsung ST95 review finds out...

Product Overview

Overall rating:


Samsung ST95

Overall score:82%
Image Quality:80%


  • Graphic user interface, low distortion and chromatic aberration, lightweight, good exposures


  • Inconsistent image quality in terms of WB and colour, over-processed results, corner softness, poor LCD screen


Samsung ST95 Review


Price as reviewed:


Value & Verdict

Samsung ST95 sample imageSamsung ST95 review – Value

With a current street price of around £140 the ST95 is priced in between cheaper touchscreen models such as the Fujifilm Z90 and Kodak Slice, or the more expensive Panasonic FS22 and Fujifilm Z900 options. In terms of functionality and performance this positioning seems to be justified, although considering that it’s only been on the market for a few months it seems certain that this price will continue to fall.

Samsung ST95 review – Verdict

The ST95 has a number of positive attributes, such as its colourful graphical user interface and wideangle lens, and in the right hands it can produce well-exposed an decent-looking images. Sadly, the performance of its LCD screen lets it down, while the over-processed and inconsistent quality of its images makes it a less than reliable camera for the less experienced user.

Samsung ST95 Product Shot


Weight:106.9g (without battery and memory card)
Dimensions:91.9x53.1x17.0mm (without protrusions)
Connectivity:USB 2.0
Power:Rechargeable BP70A battery (supplied)
Memory Card:microSD, microSDHC, 10MB internal memory
White Balance:Auto, daylight, cloudy, fluorescent H, fluorescent L, tungsten, custom
Flash Modes:Auto, auto & red-eye reduction, fill-in flash, slow sync, off, red-eye fix
ISO Range:ISO 80-3200
Exposure Modes:Smart Auto, program, 7 scene modes (more available through Smart Auto mode)
Metering System:Multi, spot, center-weighted, face detection AE
Shutter Speeds:1-1/2000 sec. (up to 8sec in Night scene mode)
File Formats:JPEG, MP4
LCD:3in touchscreen LCD, 230,000dots
Lens:26-130mm f/3.3-5.9
Sensor:1/2.3in CCD, 16.4MP total, 16.1MP effective
  1. 1. Samsung ST95 Review - Features
  2. 2. Performance & Image Quality
  3. 3. Value & Verdict
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