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Samsung ST66 Digital Camera

Makes Light Work Of Dark Conditions- Shoot great photos in low light with bright lens.- Capture wider, clearer shots and zoom further.- Create amazing 180 panorama images easily.- Optimise... More
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Samsung ST66 Digital Camera
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Good User Reviews

ST66 owners on average rated this digital camera 85 out of 100.

Good Quality Pictures

A few Samsung ST66 reviewers who bought the Samsung ST66 agreed that it was able to produce good images. Four years ago expert review site Techmagnifier.com mentioned “Priced keeping in mind the needs of mid-income buyers, Samsung ST66 is known for taking good pictures and making excellent HD videos”. Techmagnifier.com also said “Create stunning photos with Magic Frame app”.

Good Brand

Samsung compact camera digital cameras have good ratings on average and across all digital cameras Samsung is one of the superior manufacturers.

Easy to Use

One Samsung ST66 reviewer thought this digital camera was easy to use. Expert website Firstpost.com mentioned in their Samsung ST66 review “A n ultracompact digital camera comes in most handy while you're on the move or in crowded places” but even so they only scored it 50 out of 100.

Good Video Capture

One Samsung ST66 owner who purchased it concluded that it was good for video recording.

Reasonably Priced

One Samsung ST66 owner thought the Samsung ST66 was good value for money. Firstpost.com wrote “And pricing in India The Samsung ST66 is priced at Rs”.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many cameras of this type and age. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including the Samsung ST90, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77, or the GE G5WP (£49.99) which has better reviews.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 25 times zoom factor, the Samsung ST66 has one of the bigger digital zooms amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. Across all the similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the ST66 the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the DSC-W730 (32x), the DSC-W830 (£85.50) (32x), or the DSC-WX80 (32x) all from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Video Recording

The Samsung ST66 supports video recording, as do most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras which support video recording and we think the FinePix X10, and the FinePix X100S both from Fujifilm or the Sony DSC-HX10 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Quite High Megapixel Count

The lowest megapixel count of compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the ST66 is 0.3MP and the highest is 46MP. The Samsung ST66 has a fairly high megapixel count (16.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the ST66.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 16.1MP digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the PowerShot A4000 IS, or the IXUS 125 HS both from Canon or the Sony DSC-H70 (£159.00).

If this Samsung camera megapixel count is not high enough for you then you might also want to look at the Kodak Pixpro FZ41 (16.15MP), the Samsung WB50F (16.2MP), or the Sony DSC-WX50 (16.2MP) which is also higher rated.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the ST66, the Samsung ST66 has an image stabiliser.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative digital cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10, the GE J1250, or the Casio Exilim EX-ZR700.

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Has a Built-In Flash

The Samsung ST66 has a built-in flash. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the ST66 also have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other cameras with a built-in flash to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10, the Lexibook DJ024, and the GE A1455 is also worth considering.

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Has Three Image Editing Modes

The number of image editing modes found on the Samsung ST66 is more than most cameras that were released around the same time as it. This Samsung digital camera has a Resizing image editing mode, which is the most commonly found image editing mode found on cameras of a similar type and age to the ST66. The image editing modes "Crop" and "Rotating" are also found on this Samsung camera.

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Very Light

Digital cameras of this type and age have weights of between 0.097kg and 180kg. At only 0.101 kilograms, the Samsung ST66 is quite light compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as the ST66.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Samsung ST66 has a higher still image resolution than most comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years. This Samsung camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution, whereas most cameras of this age and type have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. In addition, this camera have still image resolutions of 1024 x 768, 1920 x 1080, 1984 x 1488, 2592 x 1944, 3648 x 2736 and 4608 x 2592 and 4608 x 3072. The still image resolution of all digital cameras of this age and spec ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 5152 x 3864 (best).

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Fairly High Maximum Playback Zoom

With a maximum playback zoom of 14.4 times zoom factor, the Samsung ST66 has one of the higher maximum playback zooms amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the ST66 the maximum playback zooms range from 1x to 16x.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

At 70 megabytes, the Samsung ST66 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. The average internal memory of comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the ST66 is 330MB, and the internal memory range from 1MB to 8.2GB.

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Quite Short Flash Recharging Time

The average flash recharging time of cameras of this age and type is 6s. The Samsung ST66 has one of the shorter flash recharging times (only 4 seconds) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Samsung ST66 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Samsung digital camera). This digital camera also supports a video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). Across all compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Features Two Light Metering Modes

The number of light metering modes featured on the Samsung ST66 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This digital camera features a Centre-weighted light metering mode, which is the most frequently featured light metering mode featured on comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the ST66. The light metering mode "Spot" is also featured on this Samsung camera.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture

The Samsung ST66 has one of the smaller minimum apertures (only 2.5) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. The smallest minimum aperture of comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 1.3 and the largest is 6.6.

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Quite Small Minimum ISO Speed

The minimum ISO speed of compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years range from 10 to 1,600, and the average minimum ISO speed is 99. At only 80, the Samsung ST66 has a fairly small minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the ST66.

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Light

Digital cameras of this spec and age have weights of between 20g and 710g. The Samsung ST66 is quite light (only 101 grams) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Short

The Samsung ST66 is one of the shorter similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years (only 52.6 millimeters) amongst similar spec cameras of this age. The shortest compact camera camera that is a comparable age to the ST66 is 10mm tall, the tallest is 750mm, and the average height is 61mm.

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Narrow

Cameras of a comparable age and spec to the ST66 have widths of between 16mm and 470mm. With a width of only 90.05 millimeters, the Samsung ST66 is one of the narrower compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the ST66 amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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16 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this compact camera camera is 55 out of 100 based on two expert reviews from sites including firstpost.com and techmagnifier.com. That puts this Samsung digital camera in the bottom 5% of all the compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Unacceptable Noise Level

One customer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was not noisy. Techmagnifier.com mentioned “Noisy at mid to high ISO settings”.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Samsung ST66 does not support Full HD video, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago also do not support Full HD video.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a Full HD video and we think the Coolpix S9500, or the Coolpix S9400 both from Nikon or the Fujifilm FinePix X10 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most digital cameras of a similar type and age to the ST66 do not support WiFi connectivity. The Samsung ST66 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

It is worth considering other digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the Fujifilm FinePix Z1000, the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC110, or the Nikon Coolpix S9500 which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Samsung ST66 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras of this age and spec are also not 3D compatible.

Digital cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30, or the Nikon Coolpix S9500.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the Samsung ST66 does not have a GPS.

Alternative cameras which also have a GPS that you might also want to look at include the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2, the Canon IXUS 140, or the Sony DSC-HX400V which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the ST66 are not waterproof. The Samsung ST66 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Samsung ST66 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on digital cameras of this spec and age. The flash modes "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Has Four Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the Samsung ST66 is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This digital camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on digital cameras of this spec and age. The shooting modes "Movie", "Program" and "Scene" are also found on this Samsung digital camera.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

Compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years have maximum memory card sizes of between 1GB and 130GB. The Samsung ST66 has a quite small maximum memory card size (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as the ST66.

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Quite Low Display Resolution

The average display resolution of cameras of this age and type is 400,000 pixels. The Samsung ST66 has a fairly low display resolution (only 230,000 pixels) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

At only 125 millimeters, the Samsung ST66 has a quite short maximum focal length compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. The maximum focal lengths of digital cameras that are a comparable age to the ST66 range from 0.28mm to 1,800mm.

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Only Has One Playback Mode

The Samsung ST66 has a greater number of camera playback modes than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This digital camera has a Movie playback mode, which is the most frequently found playback mode found on cameras of a comparable type and age to the ST66.

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Only Has Six White Balance Modes

The Samsung ST66 has a greater number of white balance modes than most similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as it. This digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the ST66. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Tungsten" are also found on this camera.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The Samsung ST66 has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the ST66.

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Fairly Big Minimum RAM Requirement

The smallest minimum RAM requirement of digital cameras of this age and spec is 64MB, the biggest is 1.1GB, and the average minimum RAM requirement is 360MB. With a minimum RAM requirement of 512 megabytes, the Samsung ST66 has a quite big minimum RAM requirement compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the ST66.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Samsung ST66

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Samsung released the ST66.

1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 5 times zoom factor, the Samsung ST66 has a fairly standard optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

Alternative 5x optical zoom cameras currently available which you might want to consider include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS6, the Samsung PL80, or the Casio Exilim EX-ZS5 which has better reviews.

If this Samsung digital camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Coolpix S5200 (6x), or the Coolpix S4200 (6x) both from Nikon or the Sony DSC-W810 (6x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Screen Size

At 2.7 inches, the Samsung ST66 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

Other 2.7" screen cameras currently available that you might also want to consider include the Fujifilm FinePix JV300, the Casio Exilim EX-ZS5, or the Canon IXUS 105 IS which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a larger screen size then you might also want to consider the X100 (£209.00) (2.8"), or the FinePix X100S (2.8") both from Fujifilm or the Canon IXUS 115 HS (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Expert Reviews

(3)
3 October 2012

Priced keeping in mind the needs of mid-income buyers, Samsung ST66 is known for taking good pictures and making excellent HD videos. And we hope that at this price consumers will find ST66 worth...

Comes with 2.5 6.3 Aperture
Offers Clearer shots even in the dark
Facilitates in Capturing a vision that's clearer and wider
Get HD movies in the palm of your hand
Create stunning photos with Magic Frame app
Noisy at mid to high ISO settings
Slow flash charge time
Video is practically useless
Littlebit slow in focusing
MicroSD memory only
22 September 2012

And pricing in India The Samsung ST66 is priced at Rs. 6,690. There are many other cameras that fall in this price bracket and they can't be ignored. It's only the below average quality of photos...

26 June 2012

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User Reviews

(103)
Reviewed 27 May 2012 by A. Gardner

I bought this yesterday and can't really fault it for the price - the size was its main appeal, I wanted something that would fit in my pocket, but the picture quality is fantastic and its a... Read more…

Reviewed 11 July 2012 by Tillie
(Verified Purchase)

Just received samsung st66. Is really easy to use. wideangle and telephoto easily adjusted using dial on shutter button. Have taken a couple of snaps and loaded them to pc just using drag and... Read more…

Reviewed 3 July 2012 by Ben C
(Verified Purchase)

Samsung ST66 Compact Digital Camera - Black (16.1MP, 5x Optical Zoom) 2.7 inch LCD This is the first review I've ever posted for a product and it's also the first camera I've ever bought having... Read more…

Reviewed 4 September 2012 by Underground Rat

OK folks, here is the verdict: Pro's: 1) Very good picture quality given its class 2) Easy menu navigation again, for its size and class 3) Fantastic panoramic handling mode (pics: see under... Read more…

Reviewed 12 August 2012 by S. R. Johnson
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this camera for my husband's birthday. I had a tight budget but didn't want to compromise on the quality or performance. He is definitely not disappointed and neither am I. It is a... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers ecst66, ecst66z, ecst66zz, st66zzbps, st66zzbpb, st66zzbpu, st66negra, ecst66zzb, ecst66zzbp, ecst66zzbpb, ecst66zzbpbm, ecst66zzbpue3, ecst66zzbpbmx, ultra pro ex2, ultra pro ex2f, samsung ecst66, samsung ecst66z, ultra pro mv900, samsung ecst66zz, ultra pro mv900f, samsung ecst66zzb, samsung ecst66zzbp, samsung ecst66zzbpp, samsung ecst66zzbpr, samsung ecst66zzbpb, samsung ecst66zzbppg, samsung ecst66zzbpru, samsung ecst66zzbpbu, samsung ecst66zzbprus, samsung ecst66zzbpbus
Barcodes 00044701016526, 00044701016748, 00602589100357, 00617529226325, 05055751525932, 08806071853093, 08806071878300, 08806071890982, 08806071891149, 08806071899381, 08806071907949, 08806071907963, 08806071971834, 08806071978819, 08806071979038, 08806085000896, 08806085043374, 08806085054585, 08806085054608

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