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Samsung ST6500 review

Unique styling meets state of the art in the ST6500

The Samsung ST6500 is a metal cased camera and it feels good in the hands thanks to the sweeping design

It's built to a high enough level for use in every day situations and we like the little extras such as the locking switch on the battery door and the sturdiness of the USB and HDMI port covers.

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There are hardly any buttons on the camera and they're all conveniently placed in positions which fingers or thumbs fall easily to, which makes the ST6500 easy to use.

Batteries are charged in the camera and the cable can also detach from the mains plug to reveal a USB connection. Plugging this into a computer charges the battery while images are transferred, driver updates are also downloaded automatically. This could be useful for anyone taking the camera travelling because the camera can be charged at an internet cafe and images uploaded straight to a networking site such as Flickr or Facebook.

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1280 x 720
Effective Camera Resolution16.1 Megapixel
Wide AngleNo
Product FamilyST
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD Card, microSDHC Card
Image StabilizationOptical, Electronic
Optical Zoom5x
Digital Zoom5x
Brand NameSamsung
FeaturesFace Detection, Smile Detection, Continuous Shooting Mode
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMPEG-4
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)126.5 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityWEEE, RoHS
Flash Memory Capacity10 MB
Minimum Focus Distance50 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4608 x 3456
Maximum Frame Rate30 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeCCD
Total Camera Resolution16.4 Megapixel
Height56.5 mm
Width102.3 mm
Depth19.3 mm
Autofocus Points9
Product SeriesST
Focal Length4.70 mm to 23.50 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Audio FormatsWAV, AAC
Focus ModesAuto
Product ModelST6500
Product NameST6500 Compact Camera
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberEC-ST6500BPBGB
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

The ST6500 Digital Camera is perfect for capturing life. It has a 5x optical zoom and 26mm wide angle lens, so every detail is preserved and memories are never lost. New editing features such as Smart Auto 2.0 and Smart Filter 2.0 ensure that you have full artistic licence with your shots. The ST6500 also features HD Movie capturing, so if the moment is just too big for a picture, you can easily turn it into a home video. Add to this the cool new touch-screen interface, and you have a stylish camera with loads of power and performance to enjoy.

Battery Life190 Shot/1.17 Hour Video
Package Contents
  • ST6500 Compact Camera
  • AC Adapter
  • USB Cable
  • Rechargeable Battery
  • Strap
  • Touch Pen
  • User Manual CD-ROM
  • Quick Start Manual
Display Resolution230000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesMicrophone, Speaker