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Samsung ST6500 review

Unique styling meets state of the art in the ST6500

As part of our image quality testing for the Samsung ST6500, we've shot our resolution chart.

TechRadar labs  benchmarks

If you view our crops of the resolution chart's central section at 100% (or Actual Pixels) you will see that, for example, at ISO 100 the Samsung ST6500 is capable of resolving up to around 22 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG files.

Examining images of the chart taken at each sensitivity setting reveals the following resolution scores in line widths per picture height x100:

Samsung st6500 resolution iso 100
Samsung st6500 resolution iso 100

Samsung st6500 resolution iso 80
Samsung st6500 resolution iso 80

ISO 80, score: 22 (see full image)

Samsung st6500 resolution iso 100
Samsung st6500 resolution iso 100

ISO 100, score: 22 (see full image)

Samsung st6500 resolution iso 200
Samsung st6500 resolution iso 200

ISO 200, score: 20 (see full image)

Samsung st6500 resolution iso 400
Samsung st6500 resolution iso 400

ISO 400, score: 18 (see full image)

Samsung st6500 resolution iso 800
Samsung st6500 resolution iso 800

ISO 800, score: 14 (see full image)

Samsung st6500 resolution iso 1600
Samsung st6500 resolution iso 1600

ISO 1600, score: 12 (see full image)

Samsung st6500 resolution iso 3200
Samsung st6500 resolution iso 3200

ISO 3200, score: 7 (see full image)

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1280 x 720
TouchscreenYes
Effective Camera Resolution16.1 Megapixel
USBYes
Wide AngleNo
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyST
Image StabilizationOptical, Electronic
ColourBlack
Optical Zoom5x
Digital Zoom5x
Brand NameSamsung
FeaturesFace Detection, Smile Detection, Continuous Shooting Mode
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMPEG-4
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)126.5 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityWEEE, RoHS
Flash Memory Capacity10 MB
Minimum Focus Distance50 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4608 x 3456
Maximum Frame Rate30 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeCCD
Total Camera Resolution16.4 Megapixel
HDMIYes
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD Card, microSDHC Card
Height56.5 mm
Width102.3 mm
Depth19.3 mm
Autofocus Points9
Product SeriesST
Focal Length4.70 mm to 23.50 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Audio FormatsWAV, AAC
Focus ModesAuto
ManufacturerSamsung
Product ModelST6500
Product NameST6500 Compact Camera
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberEC-ST6500BPBGB
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.samsung.com/uk/
Marketing Information

The ST6500 Digital Camera is perfect for capturing life. It has a 5x optical zoom and 26mm wide angle lens, so every detail is preserved and memories are never lost. New editing features such as Smart Auto 2.0 and Smart Filter 2.0 ensure that you have full artistic licence with your shots. The ST6500 also features HD Movie capturing, so if the moment is just too big for a picture, you can easily turn it into a home video. Add to this the cool new touch-screen interface, and you have a stylish camera with loads of power and performance to enjoy.

Battery Life190 Shot/1.17 Hour Video
Package Contents
  • ST6500 Compact Camera
  • AC Adapter
  • USB Cable
  • Rechargeable Battery
  • Strap
  • Touch Pen
  • User Manual CD-ROM
  • Quick Start Manual
Display Resolution230000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesMicrophone, Speaker