The Samsung ST50 is a slimline digital camera that should fit into a pocket without much of a problem. The camera comes with a few fun features. These include smile detection where the ST50 fires off a shot if it detects someone is smiling. There is also a special beauty mode. This can be applied when a picture is being taken or afterwards. It helps to brighten skin tones and to give skin a smoother appearance. With face detection processing the ST50 is able to focus on up to nine faces in any one shot. There is also a blink detection setting. This alerts you to the fact that someone has blinked.
Like other Samsung digital cameras the ST50 can be charged from a wall socket or from a USB socket on a computer. Samsung supplies a cable, but there is no need for a separate charger unit.
Another useful innovation Samsung have started to include on their cameras is a recycle bin. This means if you accidentally delete a picture it can be retrieved from the bin.
3:2, 16:9, 4:3
Focal Length Equivalent
35 - 105mm
8 - 1/15000 seconds
F3(W) - F5.6(T)
ISO 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, (3200 at lower resolutions)
White Balance Settings
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent_H, Fluorescent_L, Tungsten, Custom
-2EV to +2EV (in 1/3EV steps)
Auto, Auto & Red-eye reduction, Fill-in flash, Slow sync, Flash off, Red-eye fix
Portrait, Night Portrait, Night, Backlight Portrait, Backlight, Landscape, White, Macro, Macro Text, Tripod, Action
Maximum Movie Resolution
800 x 592
Maximum Movie Frames Per Second
Maximum Movie Duration
To capacity of memory card
Multi-pattern, centre weighted, spot
10 seconds or 2 seconds
Video Out (TV Playback)
94.2 x 55.7 x 16.6mm