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samsung_ST100_lens.jpg Samsung has equipped the ST100 with a built in 35mm Schneider-Kreuznach 5x optical zoom lens, that covers a focal range of 35 - 175mm in 35mm equivalence and has a maximum aperture range of f/3.6 wide - f/4.8 telephoto.

The Autofocus Range is:

  • Normal: 2.6 ft. (80cm) to infinity at wide angle
  • Macro: 2.0 in. - 2.6 ft. (5cm - 80cm) wide; 1.6 - 2.6 ft. (49cm - 80cm) telephoto
  • Auto Macro: 5cm - infinity (Wide); 50cm - infinity (Tele)


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    The ST100 also comes with a built-in flash. The flash modes include: Auto, Auto & Red-eye reduction, Fill-in flash, Slow sync, Flash off, and Red-eye fix. The shooting range at wide angle is approx. 11.8 in. to 10.2 ft. (0.3 to 3.1m), telephoto is 1.6 ft. to 7.5 ft. (0.5 to 2.3m), using ISO Auto. The flash will recharge in approx. 4 seconds on a fully charged battery.


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    Here you see the 3.5in. touch-screen LCD that will control a majority of the cameras functions. Being a touch-screen there are no controls on the back of the ST100. Most of the controls will be shown in the Playback and Record screen menus. This is a TFT LCD with 1,152k pixels of resolution, and shows a great viewing area.

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    This is the newly added 1.8" front LCD screen, which replaces the 1.5" front screens found on past Samsung Dual View cameras. This display allows you to see the image to be captured from the front of the camera, making it very easy to take a self portrait or couple shots. Now you can take a photograph of yourself framed in perfect the first time, without having to look at the back LCD. You can turn this unit on by using the Front LCD button on the top of the camera, or simply tapping the front display.


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    These are the controls on the top of the ST100. Starting from the left, you will first see the speaker, right next to the Front LCD button. Next is the power button with the micophone to the left, then the shutter release, and to the far right you will see the zoom/index toggle. Right below the shutter release button and zoom toggle is the Playback button to switch from Rec. mode to Play mode.



    samsung_ST100_io_port.jpgLocated on the bottom of the ST100 is the tripod mount and the only I/O port on the camera. This is a 34 pin multi-port that handles 2.0 USB, A/V and HDMI capabilities (both NTSC, PAL selectable). This port is also used to charge the battery while in the camera, using the included USB cable. No other cables are included with the camera.



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    Although the ST100 comes with 30MB of internal memory, a microSD or microSDHC memory card is highly recommended for saving  images, movies and sound clips. Shown above is a PNY 4GB (class 4) microSDHC memory card. To transfer the information on the microSD card, you will need a SD adapter. The micro card slides into the adapter, which will allow it to fit into most card readers. (note: the microSD card and adapter are Not included with the ST100). 


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    The ST100 is powered by a BP70A 3.7V 740mAh Li-ion rechargeable battery pack, which Samsung claims will allow you to capture approximately 170 photos on a single charge. The battery is charged inside the camera with the USB cable and small AC adapter that is included with the purchase. The battery will fully recharge in about 150 minutes. You may also plug it into your PC to recharge, while you are transferring your information from camera to PC. (note: charging from the PC takes about twice as long as using the AC adapter).

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