The ST95 sports a wide 26mm, 5x optical zoom lens with a 35mm equivalent of 26-130mm. With a maximum aperture of f/3.3-5.9, it is average in low light situations, but lacks any optical image stabilization. It folds up into the camera body when the camera is turned off to protect itself.
This ultra-compact camera also features an ultra-compact flash unit. With a range of up to 3.5m (approx. 11.5ft) at ISO auto, you will have to be as close to your subject as possible in order to keep the ISO image noise down. This flash operates in: Auto, Red-eye, Fill in, Slow Sync, Off, Red-eye Fix.
On the back of the camera you will see the 3.0-inch, 230,000 dot full touch LCD screen. Since the screen controls the camera, there is only a home button and a playback button found on the back of the camera. The camera's menu system is easy to navigate and operates easily, especially if you use the included stylus.
Only armed with one input/output port, the ST95 does not output video with included cable, but connects to a PC and charges through this USB 2.0 port.
The ST95 is not as versatile as most camera's as it only uses microSD and microSDHC memory cards. Samsung only guarantees operation with microSDHC cards up to 8GB.
Powering the ST95 is a 3.7V, 740mAh Li-Ion rechargeable battery. Also included is this USB adapter that allows you to charge the battery right inside the camera.