As part of the Stylish range, the ST6500 is certainly an unusual looking camera. That's not to say it's unattractive. The main issue we had to get over was our presumption that the touch-screen wouldn't be up to scratch because of the bulky framing on the back compared to flush versions found on other manufacturers and even the Samsung SH100.
However it's actually a responsive screen as long as the pen is used that comes in the box. If you don't use the stylus, the screen will still work but we kept opening options and modes that we didn't want.
For a camera at this price point, the Samsung ST6500 provides excellent quality pictures that are rich in colour, sharp in focus and balanced in exposure.
Despite being good quality, the screen surround is bulky and off-putting. The modes available via the home button have no logical order that we can see, which makes it tedious finding the feature you want.
For a digital compact camera at this price point, the ST6500 performs really well. The styling won't be to everyone's taste, but a lot of thought has gone into it.
We think that the Samsung ST6500 will be suited perfectly to users who want a unique looking camera with interesting technology such as the touch-screen.