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Samsung SAMSUNG ST66
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Samsung SAMSUNG ST66 Digital Camera

16.1MP 5x CCD Jan 2013
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer 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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24 Reasons For

User Reviews Are Good

Based on 106 user reviews the average user rating of this digital camera is 85 out of 100.

Good Quality Pictures

A few customers wrote in their reviews that the Samsung SAMSUNG ST66 was able to produce good images. Five years ago Techmagnifier.com said “Create stunning photos with Magic Frame app” but in spite of that they gave it a rating of 60 out of 100.

Samsung Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 5,536 owner and expert reviews, Samsung has good ratings for its cameras. Samsung also has good ratings specifically for its compact cameras.

Easy to Use

One Samsung SAMSUNG ST66 reviewer mentioned that it was easy to use. Expert review site Firstpost.com said in their review “A n ultracompact digital camera comes in most handy while you're on the move or in crowded places” nonetheless they only rated this digital camera 50 out of 100.

Good Video Capture

One customer who reviewed it considered that it was good for video recording. Expert review site 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” nonetheless they rated the Samsung SAMSUNG ST66 60 out of 100.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on digital cameras of this age and type. 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 compared this camera to all the other cameras that have a CCD sensor and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung 90[plb_1216_price], the Sony DSC-W630[plb_1873640_price], and the GE J1455[plb_1773004_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The SAMSUNG ST66 supports video capability. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec do not support video capability.

There are a number of alternative cameras which support video capability currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the D300s[pl_994_price], or the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB[pl_1643298_price] both from Nikon or the Fujifilm F800EXR[plb_1518759_price].

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Quite High Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16.1 megapixels, the SAMSUNG ST66 has one of the higher megapixels amongst compact cameras of this age. Across all the similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the SAMSUNG ST66 the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 46MP, and the average megapixel is 14MP.

There are a number of other 16.1MP digital cameras currently available that you might also want to look at including the ELPH 320 HS[pl_1385328_price], or the IXUS 240 HS[pl_408112_price] both from Canon or the Panasonic DMC-FS45, BNDL[plb_1284724_price] which has better reviews.

If this compact camera digital camera megapixel is too low for you then you might also want to look at the Kodak Pixpro FZ41[plb_3227932_price] (16.15MP), the Samsung 150F[plb_1609687_price] (16.2MP), or the Sony DSC-WX50[plb_2154757_price] (16.2MP) which is also higher rated.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The SAMSUNG ST66 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the SAMSUNG ST66 also have an image stabilizer.

Alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might also want to look at include the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the GE G3WP[plb_1772968_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the SAMSUNG ST66, the SAMSUNG ST66 has a built-in flash.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think the D300s[pl_994_price], and the 3200[pl_1729050_price] both from Nikon or the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo[plb_1829795_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Features Five Flash Modess

The Samsung SAMSUNG ST66 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the SAMSUNG ST66. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Samsung camera.

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Has Seven White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Samsung SAMSUNG ST66 is more than most compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on cameras of a comparable age and type to the SAMSUNG ST66. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent H", "Fluorescent L" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Samsung camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The SAMSUNG ST66 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s)s 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 worst still image resolution of all comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the SAMSUNG ST66 is 640 x 360 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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Fairly High Playback Zoom (max)

The playback zoom (max)s of digital cameras of this age and type range from 1x to 16x, and the average playback zoom (max) is 9.3x. At 14.4 times zoom factor, the SAMSUNG ST66 has a quite high playback zoom (max) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the SAMSUNG ST66.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the SAMSUNG ST66 is 6.9MB, the biggest is 8.2GB, and the average internal memory is 280MB. The SAMSUNG ST66 has one of the bigger internal memorys (70 megabytes) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the SAMSUNG ST66 is more than most compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The most commonly supported image formats supported is JPG, but this image formats supported is not supported by this Samsung camera. The image formats supporteds EXIF are also supported by this camera.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Samsung SAMSUNG ST66 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the SAMSUNG ST66. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Samsung camera. This camera also supports a video resolutions 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). Compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the SAMSUNG ST66 video resolutionss range from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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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 typical of many compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Features Four Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the SAMSUNG ST66 is more than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This digital camera features a Face detection auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the SAMSUNG ST66. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Centre weighted Auto Focus", "Multi Point Auto Focus" and "Tracking Auto Focus" are also featured on this Samsung digital camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

Compact cameras that came out around the same time as the SAMSUNG ST66 have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.3 and 6.9. With a minimum aperture number of only 2.5, the SAMSUNG ST66 has a fairly small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the SAMSUNG ST66.

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The Samsung SAMSUNG ST66 has a greater number of audio formats than most compact cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera supports a WAV audio formats supported, which is the most commonly supported audio formats supported supported by comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the SAMSUNG ST66.

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Quite Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

The smallest ISO sensitivity (min) of compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 10, the biggest is 200, and the average ISO sensitivity (min) is 94. At only 80, the SAMSUNG ST66 has a fairly small ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Light

The lightest digital camera of a similar spec and age to the SAMSUNG ST66 is 20g , the heaviest is 840g, and the average weight is 170g. With a weight of only 101 grams, the Samsung SAMSUNG ST66 is one of the lighter similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the SAMSUNG ST66 amongst cameras of this age.

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12 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

This camera has an average expert rating of 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 digital cameras of this type and age.

Unacceptable Noise Level

One person who bought it concluded that it was not noisy. Techmagnifier.com scored this digital camera 3 stars and wrote in their Samsung SAMSUNG ST66 review five years ago “Noisy at mid to high ISO settings”.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The SAMSUNG ST66 does not support Full HD video, although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the SAMSUNG ST66 also do not support Full HD video.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a Full HD video and we think the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Nikon 9500[plb_1721861_price], or the Sony KHX20BBGSFDI[plb_1543754_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Samsung SAMSUNG ST66 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also do not support wi-Fi.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also support wi-Fi which you might want to look at including the ST200[pl_378406_price], the Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[pl_2083466_price], or the SAMSUNG WB150F[pl_1682907_price] all from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

The Samsung SAMSUNG ST66 is not 3D. Most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the SAMSUNG ST66 are also not 3D.

Digital cameras which are 3D that might also be worth considering include the Olympus VR-360[plb_362476_price], the Vivitar T135[plb_1838910_price], or the Nikon 9500[plb_1721861_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Samsung SAMSUNG ST66 does not have a GPS (satellite), although keep in mind that most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the SAMSUNG ST66 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) to this camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], the Sony DSC-HX10V/R[plb_1543755_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40[plb_2046319_price] is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The Samsung SAMSUNG ST66 is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the SAMSUNG ST66 are also not waterproof.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of only 5 times zoom factor, the SAMSUNG ST66 has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than two years. Across all the similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the SAMSUNG ST66 the optical zooms range from 3x to 63x.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 5x optical zoom digital cameras and we think the ELPH 320 HS[pl_1385328_price], and the A3400 IS[pl_1265500_price] both from Canon or the Fujifilm AX500[plb_1270920_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Coolpix S5200[pl_3179968_price] (6x), or the 3200[pl_1729050_price] (6x) both from Nikon or the Sony DSC-W810[plb_2109582_price] (6x) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Has Two Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the SAMSUNG ST66 is more than most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. The most commonly found photo effects is Black&White, but this photo effects is not found on this Samsung camera. The photo effectss Negative film and Neutral are also found on this camera.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modess

The Samsung SAMSUNG ST66 has a greater number of shooting modes than most digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This digital camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most commonly found shooting modes found on cameras of this age and spec. The shooting modess "Program" and "Scene" are also found on this Samsung camera.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

Across all the digital cameras of this type and age the maximum memory card sizes range from 1GB to 130GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the Samsung SAMSUNG ST66 has a quite small maximum memory card size compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the SAMSUNG ST66.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The SAMSUNG ST66 has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) (only 125 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the SAMSUNG ST66. The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the SAMSUNG ST66 is 18mm, the longest is 1,000mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 250mm.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Samsung SAMSUNG ST66

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Samsung digital camera has been on the market for over four years.

Average Digital Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Samsung SAMSUNG ST66 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the SAMSUNG ST66.

There are a number of alternative 5x digital zoom digital cameras currently available that you might also want to look at including the PL80[pl_1412394_price], or the SAMSUNG MV900F[pl_1519008_price] both from Samsung or the HP s300[plb_1533752_price] which has better reviews.

If you want a camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the J1250[pl_1773000_price] (5.7x), the J1455[pl_1773004_price] (5.7x), or the C1233[pl_1772801_price] (5.7x) all from GE which also has a higher rating.

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Average Display Diagonal

The SAMSUNG ST66 has a fairly average display diagonal (2.7 inches) compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as the SAMSUNG ST66.

We compared all the other 2.7" screen digital cameras to this digital camera and we think the Fujifilm FinePix JV300[plb_1525795_price], the Nikon 3300[plb_1378452_price], and the Canon A810[plb_408150_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this compact camera digital camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might also want to look at the PowerShot N2[pl_2697704_price] (2.8"), or the 115 HS[pl_1526810_price] (3") both from Canon or the Fujifilm FinePix x100 Classic Kit[plb_1609683_price] (2.8") which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Type
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Audio System
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display Resolution
Second Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
HDMI
Camera
3D
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Calendar
Album Organization
Multi-Shot
Playback Zoom (max)
Image Editing
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
Multi Burst Mode
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Capacity
Battery Voltage
Power Requirements
Battery Level Indicator
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Mac Compatibility
Minimum Processor
Minimum RAM
Minimum Hard Disk Space
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Quick Start Guide
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Date Imprinting
Interface
Face Detection
Compatible Operating Systems
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Aperture Range (F-F)
On/off Switch
Panorama
Effective Sensor Resolution
Frame
Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum System Requirements
Video Memory Capacity
Digital SLR
Display Tilting
Video Compression Formats

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

Manufacturer Part Numbers st66negra, st66zzbps, st66zzbpb, st66zzbpu, ecst66zzbpue3, samsung ecst66, samsung ecst66z, samsung ecst66zz, samsung ecst66zzb, samsung ecst66zzbp, samsung ecst66zzbpp, samsung ecst66zzbpr, samsung ecst66zzbppg, samsung ecst66zzbpru, samsung ecst66zzbprus, samsung ecst66zzbppgb
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