Samsung ST5000 - Test Shots – Zoom, Contrast and Colour



View All

”Here are some general test shots to help evaluate the camera’s overall image quality, including dynamic range, colour rendition and the zoom range of the lens. Some pictures may be clicked to download the full size original image. ”


The wide angle end is equivalent to 31mm, not as wide as some rivals.


The long end is equivalent to 217mm, a useful medium telephoto.


Dynamic range is limited, due to the small overcrowded sensor.


Auto Contrast Balance helps with shadow detail.


Colour rendition is excellent.


The fast focusing is good for quick action snapshots.


Score in detail

  • Value 8
  • Image Quality 8
  • Build Quality 8


Camera type Digital Compact
Megapixels (Megapixel) 14 Megapixel
Optical Zoom (Times) 7x
Image Sensor 1/2.3-inch CCD
Optical focal length 5.6 to 39.2mm
Shutter speed 8-1/2000
Auto focus TTL multi-zone AF
Manual focus No
Max output resolution 4320x3240
Other resolutions 4000x3000, 3984x2656, 3840x2160, 3264x2448, 2560x1920, 2048x1536, 1920x1080, 1024x768
Focus range Wide: 50cm to infinity, Tele: 1m to infinity, Macro 5cm
Exposure metering Multi-pattern, Centre-weighted, Spot
Image Stabilisation Optical and Digital
ISO settings Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 3200
LCD Monitor 3.5-inch touch-screen active-matrix LCD
Viewfinder N/A
Flash range Wide: 0.3 to 3.2m, Tele: 0.5 to 1.9m (Auto ISO)
Flash modes Auto, Red-eye reduction, fill-in, slow sync
White balance modes Auto, daylight, cloudy, tungsten, fluorescent (H/L), custom
Drive modes Single-shot, continuous, high-speed, auto-bracket, motion capture
Image formats JPEG, Exif 2.21, H.264
Picture adjustments Photo styles, colour effects, contrast, saturation, sharpness
Video (max res/format) 1280x720 at 30fps
Movie length 29 mins/ card capacity
Self timer 10/2 secs
Memory card slot microSD Card
Supplied memory 110MB internal
Batteries supplied 1130mAh Li-ion
Charger supplied Yes
A/V output PAL and NTSC
Charging/Computer Connection USB 2.0
AV Out Yes
Manual 11-page basic guide, full manual PDF format on CD

Physical Specifications

Dimensions Width (Millimeter) 103.8mm
Depth (Millimeter) 58.3mm
Weight (body only) (Kilogram) 179g including battery and memory cardkg