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Samsung ST66
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Samsung ST66 Digital Camera

16.1MP 5x CCD Aug 2012
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
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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28 Reasons For

Good Owner Reviews

On average, ST66 owners rated this camera 85%.

Good Quality Pictures

Two customers who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Techmagnifier.com said “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”.

Samsung Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 5,569 expert and owner reviews, Samsung has good ratings for its cameras. Samsung also has good ratings specifically for its compact camera digital cameras compared to other manufacturers.

Easy to Use

One Samsung ST66 owner who bought the Samsung ST66 considered that it was easy to use. Expert website Firstpost.com mentioned four years ago “A n ultracompact digital camera comes in most handy while you're on the move or in crowded places” .

Good Video Capture

One customer who reviewed the Samsung ST66 thought it was good for video recording.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago. 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.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50), the Casio Exilim EX-H50, or the GE E1450W.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of cameras of this spec and age range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 10x. At 14.4 times zoom factor, the Samsung ST66 has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

If this compact camera digital camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the DSC-W630 (20x), or the DSC-W710 (20x) both from Sony or the Canon IXUS 140 (16x) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Samsung ST66 supports video recording, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the ST66.

Alternative cameras which support video recording currently available which you might also want to consider include the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50), the Samsung EX2F, or the Sony DSC-HX20 which has better reviews.

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Fairly High Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16.1 megapixels, the Samsung ST66 has a fairly high megapixel count compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the ST66. The megapixel counts of similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the ST66 range from 0.3MP to 46MP, and the average megapixel count is 14MP.

We compared this camera to all the other 16.1MP cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS, the Nikon Coolpix S100, and the Casio Exilim EX-ZR200 is also worth considering.

If this compact camera digital camera megapixel count is too low for you then you might also want to look at the Pixpro FZ41 ($93.49) (16.15MP), or the Pixpro FZ151 (16.15MP) both from Kodak or the Sony DSC-WX50 ($144.97) (16.2MP) which is also higher rated.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other cameras that have been around for a similar time to the ST66, the Samsung ST66 has an image stabiliser.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including because of it's better review score, the Coolpix L120 ($299.50), or the Coolpix S9500 both from Nikon or the GE E1450W.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the ST66, the Samsung ST66 has a built-in flash.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50), the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo, and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36 is also worth considering.

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Has Three Image Editing Modes

The Samsung ST66 has a greater number of image editing modes than most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This 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 digital camera.

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Very Light

Digital cameras of this spec and age have weights of between 0.097kg and 180kg, and the average weight is 5.3kg. At only 0.101 kilograms, the Samsung ST66 is quite light compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the ST66.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Samsung ST66 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This Samsung camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the ST66. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Tungsten" are also found on this camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Samsung ST66 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. Most compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. This camera also 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. Across all cameras of this type and age the still image resolution ranges from 640 x 360 to 5152 x 3864.

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Fairly High Maximum Playback Zoom

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the ST66 the maximum playback zooms range from 1x to 16x. At 14.4 times zoom factor, the Samsung ST66 has a quite high maximum playback zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

Cameras that were released more than two years ago have internal memory of between 8MB and 8.2GB, and the average internal memory is 350MB. The Samsung ST66 has one of the bigger internal memory (70 megabytes) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the Samsung ST66 is more than most similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago. The most frequently supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this camera. The image formats EXIF are also supported by this Samsung camera.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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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 similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Samsung ST66 is 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 camera). 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 cameras of a comparable age and type to the ST66 the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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TFT Display

The Samsung ST66 has a better display than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This camera has a TFT display, whereas most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. Digital cameras of this type and age displays range from LCD to AMOLED.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto focus, which is the most commonly found focus on cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture

Compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years have minimum apertures of between 1.3 and 6.9, and the average minimum aperture is 3.2. The Samsung ST66 has one of the smaller minimum apertures (only 2.5) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Quite Small Minimum ISO Speed

With a minimum ISO speed of only 80, the Samsung ST66 has one of the smaller minimum ISO speed amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the ST66 have minimum ISO speed of between 10 and 800, and the average minimum ISO speed is 96.

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Light

The Samsung ST66 is fairly light (only 101 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. Across all the cameras that were released more than two years ago the weights range from 20g to 710g, and the average weight is 170g.

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Short

Digital cameras of this type and age have heights of between 16mm and 750mm, and the average height is 61mm. At only 52.6 millimeters, the Samsung ST66 is quite short compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Narrow

The widths of comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the ST66 range from 22mm to 470mm. With a width of only 90.05 millimeters, the Samsung ST66 is one of the narrower cameras of this age and spec amongst cameras of this age.

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15 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

Two experts from sites including firstpost.com and techmagnifier.com have rated this Samsung digital camera on average 55%. It seems that digital camera experts really don't rate this compact camera digital camera very highly.

Unacceptable Noise Level

One Samsung ST66 reviewer who purchased this digital camera mentioned that it was not noisy. Four years ago Techmagnifier.com said “Noisy at mid to high ISO settings” in their Samsung ST66 review.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the ST66, the Samsung ST66 does not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS, the Olympus Stylus SH-50, or the GE G100.

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Quite Small Screen Size

Compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the ST66 have screen sizes of between 1" and 4.8", and the average screen size is 2.8". The Samsung ST66 has a fairly small screen size (only 2.7 inches) compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We compared this camera to all the other 2.7" screen digital cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix JV300, the Nikon Coolpix S3100, and the Canon PowerShot A3200 IS is also worth considering.

Cameras with a larger screen size that might be worth looking at include the Fujifilm FinePix X100S (2.8"), the Canon IXUS 115 HS (3"), or the Leica C (Typ 112) ($629.00) (3") which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Samsung ST66 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the ST66 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the ST200, the WB200F ($204.97), or the ST200F all from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Samsung ST66 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the ST66 are also not 3D compatible.

Digital cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 ($375.99), or the Nikon Coolpix P7700 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Samsung ST66 does not have a GPS, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the ST66 also do not have a GPS.

It is worth also looking at alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS including the Samsung ST200, the Canon IXUS 140, or the Nikon Coolpix P520.

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Not Waterproof

The Samsung ST66 is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age are also 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 have been available for a similar time to it. This Samsung digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the ST66. The flash modes "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Supports Three Camera File Systems

The Samsung ST66 has a greater number of camera file systems than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. The most commonly supported camera file system is Exif 2.3, but this camera file system is not supported by this Samsung digital camera. The camera file systems DCF 2.0, DPOF 1.1 and Exif 2.21 are also supported by this Samsung camera.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modes

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

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

The Samsung ST66 has a fairly small maximum memory card size (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the ST66 the maximum memory card sizes range from 1GB to 130GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 30GB.

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Quite Low Display Resolution

Digital cameras of this age and type have display resolutions of between 230 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 400,000 pixels. At only 230,000 pixels, the Samsung ST66 has a quite low display resolution compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the ST66.

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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 a comparable type and age to the ST66. Compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have maximum focal lengths of between 13mm and 1,800mm.

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Fairly Big Minimum RAM Requirement

The Samsung ST66 has one of the bigger minimum RAM requirement (512 megabytes) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ST66 have minimum RAM requirement of between 64MB and 1.1GB, and the average minimum RAM requirement is 370MB.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Samsung ST66

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this Samsung camera was released.

1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Samsung ST66 has a relatively typical optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the ST66.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 5x optical zoom cameras currently available including the Casio Exilim EX-ZS5, the Nikon Coolpix S1200, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS6 which has better reviews.

If you want a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Coolpix S5200 (6x), or the Coolpix S4200 ($179.21) (6x) both from Nikon or the Sony DSC-W810 ($99.99) (6x) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Display Resolution
Second Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
Camera
3D Compatible
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Maximum Playback Zoom
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Battery Capacity
Battery Voltage
Required Power
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Minimum Processor
Minimum RAM Requirement
Minimum Hard Disk Space Requirement
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Included Cable
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Bluetooth
Certificates
Other Features
Weight
Interface
Operating System
Video Out Port
Focal Length
Aperture Range
Effective Sensor Resolution
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Minimum System Requirement
Video Memory Capacity
Digital SLR
Display Tilting
Video Compression Format

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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Product Identifiers

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