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Samsung SAMSUNG ST66 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16.1MP 5x Nov 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Easy to use
Reasonably priced
Poor expert reviews
106 Reviews

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Reviews

Owner Reviews Are Good

People who bought this camera rated this digital camera 85% on average. 59 reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Samsung Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 7,330 owner and expert reviews (including 1,081 verified purchases), Samsung has good ratings for its cameras. Samsung also has good ratings specifically within its medium megapixel digital cameras range compared to other manufacturers. 92% of those that bought a Samsung digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Poor Expert Reviews

This Samsung digital camera has an average expert rating of 55 out of 100 based on two expert reviews from sites including techmagnifier.com and firstpost.com. The expert review sites don't rate this camera very highly.


Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The SAMSUNG ST66 has a battery charger included. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also have a battery charger included.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Samsung SAMSUNG ST66 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Hand Strap

The SAMSUNG ST66 has a hand strap, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Samsung SAMSUNG ST66 has a batteries included, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera.

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Memory

Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

The SAMSUNG ST66 has one of the smaller maximum memory card sizes (only 8 gigabytes) amongst cameras of this age. The smallest maximum memory card size of digital cameras of a similar type and age to this camera is 4GB, the largest is 130GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 36GB.

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

The Samsung SAMSUNG ST66 has a quite small display diagonal (only 2.7 inches) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The smallest display diagonal of medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera is 2" and the largest is 4.8".

It may also be worth considering one of the other 2.7" screen digital cameras currently available including the 135 ($75), or the A2400 IS both from Canon or the Nikon S3100 which has better reviews.

If this medium megapixel camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to consider the FinePix x100 Classic Kit (2.8" and higher rated), or the X-E1 ($249) (2.9" and higher rated) both from Fujifilm or the Canon PowerShot N2 ($234.10) (2.8" and higher rated).

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The display resolutions (numeric) of cameras of this age and spec range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 430,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of only 230,000 pixels, the SAMSUNG ST66 has one of the lower display resolutions (numeric) amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Samsung SAMSUNG ST66 does not support Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec which support Wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also support Wi-Fi including the Samsung 200, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5, or the Fujifilm X-A1 which also has a higher rating.

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Support

Good Support

Six people who bought the Samsung SAMSUNG ST66 considered that it had good technical guidance. Malcolm mentioned on Amazon.co.uk four years ago “Full instructions are on line, which I read (skimmed) before ordering”. Malcolm also said “Quick start guide in the pack” in his review. Brenda Bartlette rated it 7 stars and she said “Both my friend and my daughter have recently bought new cameras and theirs have full instructions”.


Lens System

Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

The SAMSUNG ST66 has a very small minimum aperture number (only 2.5) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera. The minimum aperture numbers of medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera range from 1.7 to 22.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of only 5 times zoom factor, the Samsung SAMSUNG ST66 has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age. The average optical zoom of medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera is 14x, and the optical zooms range from 0.34x to 65x.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 5x optical zoom cameras and we think the Samsung ST100, the Pentax LS465, and the Canon A3350 IS which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth looking at include the D5100 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR (5.8x), the 3200 (6x), or the Coolpix S5200 (6x) all from Nikon which is also higher rated.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras that came out more than two years ago is 18mm, the longest is 1,500mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 350mm. With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 125 millimeters, the SAMSUNG ST66 has a fairly short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 5 times zoom factor, the Samsung SAMSUNG ST66 has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

There are a number of alternative 5x digital zoom digital cameras currently available which you might want to consider including the ST100, or the SAMSUNG MV900F both from Samsung or the HP s300 which has better reviews.

If you want a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the A1455 (5.7x), or the J1455 (5.7x) both from GE or the Kodak Pixpro FZ41 ($174.99) (6x) which also has a higher rating.

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Flash

Very Fast Flash Recharging Time

With a flash recharging time of only 4 seconds, the SAMSUNG ST66 has one of the faster flash recharging times amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age. Across all the medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera the flash recharging times range from 3s to 15s.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The SAMSUNG ST66 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The SAMSUNG ST66 does not have an HDMI, unlike most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age which have an HDMI.

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Camera

Features Album Organization

The SAMSUNG ST66 features album organization. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera also feature album organization.

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The SAMSUNG ST66 features multi-shot function, as do most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Samsung SAMSUNG ST66 has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

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Fairly High Playback Zoom (max)

The Samsung SAMSUNG ST66 has a fairly high playback zoom (max) (14.4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera. Digital cameras of this age and type have playback zoom (max) of between 1x and 16x, and the average playback zoom (max) is 9.1x.

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Design

Easy to Use

Twenty-five owners considered that it was easy to use. Firstpost.com said five years ago “A n ultracompact digital camera comes in most handy while you're on the move or in crowded places” in their Samsung SAMSUNG ST66 review. Paige wrote on Amazon.co.uk “It is easy to use with a small design” and scored it 8 stars. Four years ago Pen Name said in their review of this digital camera “Takes good pictures and easy to use” and scored it 8 stars.

Seven customers who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use the menus. Underground Rat mentioned on Amazon.co.uk five years ago “1) Very good picture quality given its class 2) Easy menu navigation again, for its size”. Keith said on Amazon.co.uk “A quick flick through the menu sorted that, remember people America-NTSC”.

One person who bought the product reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Five years ago Rowantree said on Amazon.co.uk “It also has a grip on the right hand side which makes it much easier to hold than those that don't” in their review of this digital camera and rated the product 8 stars.

One customer who bought it said that it was easy to setup. Georgia :) gave it a rating of 8 stars and said in their review of this digital camera “Its the perfect size for holding, takes a clear picture and is easy to set up and use”.

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Nice Design

Three customers who purchased it considered that it was good looking. Susanowo wrote four years ago “It is beautiful to see her artistic side as she tries to picture things” in their Samsung SAMSUNG ST66 review. Rowantree wrote in their review of this digital camera “Mostly they're pretty good and from time to time it can kick out a cracker”.

Two owners who bought this digital camera considered that it was neat. Five years ago Rowantree mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk “This is a neat wee thing”. Pen Name mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “Neat small fit in your pocket high megapixel camera with a video” in their Samsung SAMSUNG ST66 review.

Two owners who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was well designed. Angel2004 mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The design is very compact” . John Kaiser Calautit wrote on Amazon.co.uk “Price, light weight, large screen, long battery life, good design Cons”.

One customer who purchased it thought it had a good case.

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Robust

Three people who reviewed the Samsung SAMSUNG ST66 considered that it was strong and durable. The Buyer mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “Robust and ideal for every day use” in their review of this digital camera. S. R. Johnson mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk “It is a sturdy, attractive camera”. Carmelita H. mentioned four years ago “The casing is sturdy enough”.

One owner concluded that it was reliable. B. Azeh wrote “Reliable and efficient camera you can go for this product as I am enjoying the multifunctional” in their Samsung SAMSUNG ST66 review. One customer reckoned that it was well made. Jpsfs rated it 8 stars and mentioned “This Samsung camera is very lightweight and overall it seems good built”.

One owner mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to damage or scratch. Ffi said “She really likes it, i ordered some screen protectors as well which im glad i put on straight away as screen looks like it would be easily scratched” in their review of the Samsung SAMSUNG ST66.

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Good Product Quality

Fifteen customers who bought the product concluded that it was good quality. Melissa Wilson mentioned “The samsung compact camera is the perfect size to take any where and for such a small camera it still retains an amazing quality not only with the photos”. Tillie rated this digital camera 7 stars and she mentioned in her review of this digital camera “Picture quality is excellent”. Tillie also mentioned “I did a few comparison shots with a older Nikon point and shoot camera and found that the image quality was a great deal better” in her review.


Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The SAMSUNG ST66 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of it's better review score, the L120, or the 310 both from Nikon or the Fujifilm AX600.

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4608 X 3072 Still Image Resolution

The SAMSUNG ST66 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras of this age and type. This camera has a 4608 x 3072 still image resolution(s), whereas most digital cameras that came out around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Samsung digital camera have still image resolution(s) of 1024 x 768, 1920 x 1080, 1984 x 1488, 2592 x 1944 and 3648 x 2736 and 4608 x 2592. Across all cameras of this age and type the still image resolution ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 4928 x 3264 (best).

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The SAMSUNG ST66 supports video capability. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also support video capability.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras which support video capability and we think the SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, and the DSC-W610 both from Sony or the Samsung SAMSUNG MV900F which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The SAMSUNG ST66 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, the Casio EX-ZR1000, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36 which has better reviews.

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Features Face Detection

The SAMSUNG ST66 features face detection, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Features Date Imprinting

The SAMSUNG ST66 features date imprinting. Most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera also feature date imprinting.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Samsung SAMSUNG ST66 has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Does Not Have a Video Out

Like most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera, the SAMSUNG ST66 does not have a video out.

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One person who bought the Samsung SAMSUNG ST66 concluded that it was noisy. Carmelita H. gave this digital camera a rating of 6 stars and she mentioned in her Samsung SAMSUNG ST66 review on Amazon.co.uk four years ago “There are too many megapixels for the small sensor and it seems that Samsung employ aggressive compression which results in smeared, noisy pictures with loss of detail”.

Features Voice Recording

The Samsung SAMSUNG ST66 features voice recording. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Samsung SAMSUNG ST66 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Two people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had good features. The Buyer wrote “The camera has all the features you could want with out being over complicated” . Angel2004 said “It has great features on the camera including frames to put on your pictures, picture in picture mode, funny faces”.

One person reckoned that this digital camera had a smart mode. Tops wrote in their review of the Samsung SAMSUNG ST66 on Amazon.co.uk “The smart mode is fantastic” and rated this digital camera 8 stars.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Six owners concluded that it had a good screen. Mr. Paul M. Filby wrote four years ago “Ideal for the beginner and easy to follow the screen options” in his review of the Samsung SAMSUNG ST66. Also four years ago Carmelita H. mentioned “The screen is nice and bright” in her review of the Samsung SAMSUNG ST66. Ffi wrote “Takes nice photos, big screen and easy to upload onto laptop (which is what i needed for my mum” .

Get HD Movies in the Palm of Your Hand

Nine people agreed that the Samsung SAMSUNG ST66 was good for video recording. Five years ago Techmagnifier.com said in their review of the Samsung SAMSUNG ST66 “Get HD movies in the palm of your hand” but even so they rated it 1 stars. In the same month Tillie wrote in her review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk “Tried a simple movie indoors - great sound”. Victoria Foster scored it 8 stars and she wrote in her review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk “This camera is ace the pictures and videos are excellent I have always loved Samsung”.

Good Quality Lens

Four customers who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good zoom. Rowantree mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk five years ago “Has a slightly bigger zoom range”. Carmelita H. rated it 5 stars and she mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “The zoom is decent”. Angel2004 wrote five years ago “It also has a brilliant zoom X5 and 16.1 megapixel so your photos are really good quality” and gave this digital camera a rating of 9 stars.

One customer said that it had a good lens. Barb101 mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “Great for us mere mortals who don't need a huge telescopic lens or massive megapixels (whatever they are!) Takes great photos on auto” in their review of the Samsung SAMSUNG ST66.

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Create Stunning Photos With Magic Frame App

Fifty-five customers who reviewed the product agreed that it was able to produce good images. Techmagnifier.com wrote “Create stunning photos with Magic Frame app” however despite that they rated the product 17.6 out of 100. Techmagnifier.com also mentioned “Priced keeping in mind the needs of mid-income buyers, Samsung ST66 is known for taking good pictures and making excellent HD videos” in their review. Mrs L Millichamp gave the product a score of 7 stars and she wrote on Amazon.co.uk “It's just the right size for a handbag or pocket and the pictures are really clear”.

Two owners who bought it concluded that it had a good picture resolution. Chris Cronin said four years ago “This is just what I wanted small and compact with very good resolution, ideal for holidays, with a 2Gb uSd card I can get upto 450 shots, more than enough” and rated it 7 stars.

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Slow Flash Charge Time

Two customers considered that the product did not have a good flash. Techmagnifier.com wrote five years ago “Slow flash charge time”. N. Smith said on Amazon.co.uk “Bit tempramental now and again when using in dim light with the Flash” in their review of this digital camera.


Power

Good Battery Life

Four owners mentioned in their reviews that it had a good battery life. Rowantree rated the Samsung SAMSUNG ST66 4 stars and said on Amazon.co.uk “It takes a lithium battery (buy a Duracell spare for a tenner”. Underground Rat wrote on Amazon.co.uk “See under 8.) 4) Very light and compact 5) Long battery life Con's”. Lcc Restorations Ltd said in their review of this digital camera four years ago “Good battery life and good flash” .


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Nineteen people who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was compact. Mrs. K. Gamble mentioned in their review of the Samsung SAMSUNG ST66 “Compact and fits in a handbag easily”. Norma Halliday rated this digital camera 7 stars and she said four years ago “He wanted a small compact digital camera and that is exactly what he got”. Also four years ago Mrs Mj Coombes-Shrubb said in her review of this digital camera “Being so compact she can easily slip it in her bag”.

Four customers who purchased it agreed that it was lightweight. Westiegirl mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “Lightweight, easy to use” and gave it a rating of 7 stars. Four years ago Happy Customer said on Amazon.co.uk “The camera is small and lightweight making it easy to fit in your handbag or inside pocket”. John Kaiser Calautit said in his review of this digital camera in the same month “Lightweight, compact, easy to use, great little camera Pros”.

Two people who reviewed the product agreed that it was easy to carry around. Five years ago Mrs. Julia Johnson she mentioned in her review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk “Simple to use, easy to carry, captures what you need to, with clear images & good colour definition”. Four years ago R. G. Dean mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “Nice little camera which I fancied because it's easy to carry around, unlike my SLR” in their review of this digital camera.

Two people who bought the product thought it was a good size. Joanna gave it a score of 8 stars and she said in her review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk “Good size and great colour”. Four years ago Geoff K mentioned “A good size screen to take photos” in their review of this digital camera.

One owner mentioned that it was thin. Josie Wilders said “I received this camera today and I already love it! It is amazingly slim and sleek! Is is really nice” in her review of the Samsung SAMSUNG ST66. One person said in their reviews that it was heavy and bulky. D Phillips mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “There is no dodgy software to install or hefty technical manual to interpret”.

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Very Light

The weights of digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera range from 20g to 1.3kg, and the average weight is 250g. With a weight of only 101 grams, the SAMSUNG ST66 is fairly light compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

Samsung released the SAMSUNG ST66 in April 2017.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung ecst66zzbppgb, samsung ecst66zzbprus, samsung ecst66zzbpsus, samsung ecst66zzbpbus, ecst66zzbpbmx, ecst66zzbpue3
Barcodes 00044701016717, 00044701016748, 00617529226325, 08806071853093, 08806071878300, 08806071890982, 08806071891149, 08806071899381, 08806071907949, 08806071907963, 08806071971834, 08806071978819, 08806071979038, 08806085000896, 08806085043374, 08806085054585, 08806085054608
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