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Samsung ST6500 review

Unique styling meets state of the art in the ST6500

As part of the Stylish range, the ST6500 is certainly an unusual looking camera. That's not to say it's unattractive. The main issue we had to get over was our presumption that the touch-screen wouldn't be up to scratch because of the bulky framing on the back compared to flush versions found on other manufacturers and even the Samsung SH100.

However it's actually a responsive screen as long as the pen is used that comes in the box. If you don't use the stylus, the screen will still work but we kept opening options and modes that we didn't want.

Samsung st6500

We liked

For a camera at this price point, the Samsung ST6500 provides excellent quality pictures that are rich in colour, sharp in focus and balanced in exposure.

We disliked

Despite being good quality, the screen surround is bulky and off-putting. The modes available via the home button have no logical order that we can see, which makes it tedious finding the feature you want.

Verdict

For a digital compact camera at this price point, the ST6500 performs really well. The styling won't be to everyone's taste, but a lot of thought has gone into it.

We think that the Samsung ST6500 will be suited perfectly to users who want a unique looking camera with interesting technology such as the touch-screen.

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