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Samsung Smart ST 72 Review

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PROS / This is a very lightweight digital camera.

CONS / It doesn't include a self timer.

 VERDICT / Though it is compact, this camera is capable of capturing high-quality snapshots.

Point and shoot cameras are appealing because of their compact size and ease of use. The Samsung Smart ST series of standard digital cameras are not only compact, but include many great features. The Samsung Smart ST72, in particular, is a powerful little compact camera that has all of the necessary automatic functions to help relieve any of your anxiety about taking the perfect picture. This digital camera will automatically adjust for lighting conditions, reduce red eye and suppress motion blur. You can also touch up photos and adjust shadows in your images before you have them printed for display.

  1. Megapixels increase photo detail and clarity
    More is better
  2. 8 Samsung Smart ST
    16.2 Megapixels
  3. 16.1 Megapixels
  4. 16 Megapixels
  5. 16 Megapixels
  6. Category Average
    16.31 Megapixels

The Smart ST72 has a CCD image sensor, so it will capture every light particle it needs to create beautiful and clear images. You can also record HD video in beautiful quality that won't look grainy or blurry if you share it on YouTube. You can record audio along with your video, and you can capture both video and still shots in panorama. Unfortunately, this camera doesn't have a self-timer, so you won't be able to jump into the shot with your friends.

All of the Samsung Smart ST series digital cameras include a rechargeable Li-ion battery. This means you don't have to lug around extra batteries. You can charge this camera through your laptop while it downloads pictures at the same time. Samsung doesn't provide specifications on the estimated battery life. However, we were able to snap well over 100 images before needing to recharge the ST72.

One great design feature of this point and shoot camera is the touchscreen. This makes it easier to flip through photos or adjust settings. Since the display screen is three inches - the maximum size available for digital cameras - you can rest assured you will be able to view everything this camera captures in your photo.

The Samsung Smart ST72 is the lightest digital camera we reviewed. It only weighs 0.67 ounces, which is impressive for a camera with so many functions and features packed into it.
Samsung has gone out of its way to ensure the best customer service is available for its customers. In addition to digital manuals and FAQs sections available on its website, Samsung also has traditional email and telephone services, as well as a great live chat option. If something is broken when you get your Samsung Smart ST72, Samsung will fix or replace it, since it is covered under a one-year warranty.


The Samsung Smart ST72 is a great little camera with all the automatic functions to ensure great looking photos each time. You can touch up your photos and adjust the shadows in them before uploading and sharing them online. While the lack of a self timer prevents you from being a part of your group photos, it can take high-quality panoramic pictures and videos. Since the CCD image sensor captures each light particle it can, every image will reflect as much detail as possible for a standard digital camera.