Samsung gets budget-friendly with ST30 ultra-compact camera

Summary:Samsung has debuted the ST30, an ultra-compact cam that would be perfect for just having in your backpack or purse when you need a camera better than your smartphone.

Samsung has debuted the ST30, an ultra-compact cam that would be perfect for just having in your backpack or purse when you need a camera better than your smartphone.

This 10-megapixel shooter hosts some standard specs, but at least it has the right price to match. Here's a closer look at what's inside the ST30, which Samsung declares is "about the size of an average mobile phone."

  • 1/3" CCD image sensor
  • Digital Image Stabilization
  • 28mm wide-angle lens
  • 3x Optical Zoom
  • Smart Auto focus
  • Perfect Portrait System
  • Some Preset functions: Face Detection, Blink Detection, Smile Shot, Beauty Shot, Self Portrait
  • Internal rechargeable battery

The Samsung ST30 will be available for $99.99 this March.

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Topics: Mobility, Hardware, Samsung

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