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Samsung ST66

alaTest has collected and analyzed 310 reviews of Samsung ST66. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and size. The price and portability also get good reviews. Views about the focus and lens are different, and the image stabilizer and exposure get negative views.

usability, portability, price, size, image quality

memory, reliability, flash, exposure, stabilizer

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Samsung ST66 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung ST66

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 110 user reviews of Samsung ST66 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the size and price. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably, but the lens and focus get mixed comments. Some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, portability, image quality, price, size

reliability

89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung ST66 Compact Digital Camera - Blue (16.1MP, 5x Optical Zoom) 2.7 inch LCDSamsung ST66 Compact Digital Camera - Blue (16.1MP, 5x Optical Zoom) 2.7 inch LCD

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung ST66

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Samsung ST66 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Opinions about the battery and design are overall positive. The performance and zoom are also mentioned favorably, whereas views are divided on the usability.

price, zoom, performance, design, battery

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung ST66 16 MP Compact Digital Camera - Red (EC-ST66ZZBPRUS)Samsung ST66 16 MP Compact Digital Camera - Red (EC-ST66ZZBPRUS)

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Michael Palmer (steves-digicams.com)

Samsung ST66 Preview

 

Samsung just announced two new models in its affordable, compact line of ST digital cameras, the ST66 and the ST76. Save for slightly different color options and the ST76's inclusion of Optical Image Stabilization, the ST66 and ST76 are essentially the...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : Anand Tuliani (tech.firstpost.com)

Samsung ST66 Review

 

An ultracompact digital camera comes in most handy while you're on the move or in crowded places. It fits snugly into your pocket, keeping you worry-free about dropping it accidentally or misplacing it. The 16.1 megapixel Samsung ST66 is one such...

The ST66 can record videos at 720p and optical zoom is available while you’re shooting videos. The white balance, EV and metering can be tweaked for video recording. Some filters such as colour tints, vignetting, miniature effect and Fish Eye can also...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Anand Tuliani (tech.firstpost.com)

Samsung ST66 Review - Tech2

 

The 16.1 megapixel Samsung ST66 is more compact than a pack of cards and weighs less than a smartphone.

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 that holds us back from recommending this camera. If you don’t have a very...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Techmagnifier (techmagnifier.com)

Samsung ST66 Digital Camera Review, Tech Specs, Price.

 

Samsung seems determined to rule the tech market with its latest and advanced product line. Not only does the company have achieved good sales growth through its smartphones production.

• Comes with f/2.5 – f/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 ; • Smart Face...

• Noisy at mid to high ISO settings ; • Slow flash charge time ; • Video is practically useless ; • Little-bit slow in focusing ; • MicroSD memory only

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 the money they spend on it. Recommended according our...

Oct, 2012

Consumer review (buydig.com)

quality camera

 

Wonderful! Highest quality pictures! Easy and quality for "beginner" users.

Clear ; great ; Quality

Dec, 2012

Consumer review (beachcamera.com)

quality camera

 

Wonderful! Highest quality pictures! Easy and quality for "beginner" users.

Clear ; great ; Quality

Dec, 2012

Consumer review (beachcamera.com)

Samsung ST66 16 MP 5X Compact Digital Camera - Black

 
Dec, 2012

Consumer review (asda.com)

perfect

 

love this trendy camera! i got it for a festival and it takes perfect photos, zoom is great and easy to use, the only down side is the battery runs out quite quickly, i had to charge up in the middle of a 3 day festival. otherwise great purchase and...

Aug, 2012

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Samsung ST66

 

Great image quality! & great price, would definitely recommend!

Feb, 2013

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Samsung ST66

 

Easy to use and compact

Poor quality photos.

Feb, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:WAV
Audio system:Mono
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Voice recording:No / Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:700 / 740 / 750
Battery level indicator: Yes
Battery performance:700 / 740 / 750
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-70A / BP70A
Battery voltage:3.7
Number of batteries supported:1
Power Requirements:5V
Power source type:AC, Battery / AC, Battery, USB / AC, USB / Battery / Battery, DC

Camera

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Album organization: Yes
Calendar: Yes
Camera file system:DCF 2.0, DPOF 1.1, Exif 2.1 / DCF 2.0, DPOF 1.1, Exif 2.2 / DCF 2.0, DPOF 1.1, Exif 2.21 / DCF, DPOF 1.1, Exif 2.2 / DCF, DPOF 1.1, Exif 2.21 / DPOF 1.1, Exif 2.21
Camera playback:Movie / Movie, Single image, Slide show, Thumbnails
Image editing:Crop, Resizing, Rotating
Multi burst mode: Yes
Multi-shot: Yes
Photo effects:Negative film / Negative film, Neutral / Negative film, Pastel / Negative film, Sepia
Playback zoom:14.4
Playback zoom (max):14.4
Scene modes:Backlight, Beach, Close-up (macro), Dawn, Documents, Fireworks, Landscape, Night portrait, Portrait, Snow, Sunset / Backlight, Beach, Close-up (macro), Dawn, Landscape, Night, Night portrait, Panorama, Portrait, Snow, Sunset / Backlight, Beach, Close-up (macro), Dawn, Landscape, Night, Night portrait, Panorama, Snow, Sunset / Backlight, Beach, Dawn, Landscape, Night landscape, Night portrait, Panorama, Portrait, Snow, Sunset / Backlight, Beach, Dawn, Landscape, Night, Night portrait, Portrait, Snow, Sunset / Backlight, Beach, Dawn, Landscape, Night, Portrait, Snow, Sunset / Backlight, Beach, Documents, Landscape, Night, Portrait, Snow, Sunset / Backlight, Beach, Fireworks, Landscape, Night, Night landscape, Panorama, Snow, Sunrise, Sunset / Backlight, Fireworks, Landscape, Night, Night portrait, Portrait / Beach, Fireworks, Landscape, Night, Night portrait, Panorama, Portrait, Self-portrait, Snow, Sunset / Beach, Fireworks, Landscape, Night, Night portrait, Panorama, Self-portrait, Snow, Sunset / Landscape, Panorama, Sunset
Self-timer:2,10
Self-timer delay:2,10
Shooting modes:Auto, Movie / Auto, Movie, Program / Auto, Movie, Program, Scene / Auto, Program, Scene / Scene
Tripod mountable: Yes
Tripod mounting supported:Y
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Fluorescent H, Fluorescent L, Incandescent / Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Fluorescent H, Fluorescent L, Tungsten / Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Tungsten / Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Fluorescent, Tungsten

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Blue / Pink / Red / Silver
Energy Star certified:N

Display

Display:LCD / TFT
Display Diagonal:2.4 / 2.7
Display Resolution:320 x 240
Display resolution (numeric):230000
Second display:N
Second LCD screen: No
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N
Vari-angle LCD display: No

Flash

Flash modes:Auto, Fill-in, Flash off, Flash on, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization / Auto, Fill-in, Flash off, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization / Auto, Fill-in, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization / Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash range (tele):39.4 - 78.7
Flash range (wide):7.87 - 137.8
Flash recharging time:4

Focusing

Auto focusing (AF) modes:Centre weighted Auto Focus / Centre weighted Auto Focus, Face detection, Face tracking, Multi Point Auto Focus / Centre weighted Auto Focus, Face detection, Multi Point Auto Focus / Centre weighted Auto Focus, Face detection, Multi Point Auto Focus, Tracking Auto Focus / Centre weighted Auto Focus, Face tracking, Multi Point Auto Focus / Face detection, Face tracking, Multi Point Auto Focus
Auto Mode focusing range (tele):1 / 1 - ∞ / 1.0 - ∞
Auto Mode focusing range (wide):0.05 / 0.05 - ∞
Focus:TTL
Focus adjustment:Auto
Macro focusing range (tele):0.05 - 0.8 / 0.05 - ∞ / 0.1 - 0.15 / 1 - 1.5 / 1 - 2.5 / 1.0 - 1.5
Macro focusing range (wide):0.05 - 0.8 / 0.7 - 1.5 / 1 - ∞
Normal focusing range:0.8 - 1.5 / 0.8 - ∞ / 0.8 - ∞/1.5 - ∞ / 0.8 - ∞/2.5 - ∞ / 80 - ∞
Normal focusing range (tele):2.5 - ∞
Normal focusing range (wide):0.8 - ∞

Lens System

Combined zoom:25
Digital Zoom:14.4 / 25 / 5
Focal length range (f-f):0.177 - 0.886
Lens Type:Standard
Maximum aperture number:6.3
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):4.92
Minimum aperture number:2.5
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):0.984
Optical Zoom:5

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 / 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, Auto / 80, 100, 200, 800, 1600, 3200, Auto
ISO sensitivity (max):3200
ISO sensitivity (min):80
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Auto / Auto, Manual
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Spot / Centre-weighted, Spot

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC / MicroSDHC / miniSD, miniSDHC / SDHC
Internal memory:70
Maximum memory card size:8
Memory slots:1

Networking

Bluetooth: No
Wi-Fi: No

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:5 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Other Features

35 mm camera lens equivalent:0.984 - 4.92
Aperture range (F-F):2.5 - 6.3
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera effective resolution:16100000
Camera shutter speed:1/8 - 1/2000 / 1/8 - 1/2000; 1 - 1/2000; 8 - 1/2000
Compatible operating systems:Windows XP SP2 / Vista / 7 / Windows XP SP2+, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS 10.4+ / Windows XP SP2+\nWindows Vista\nWindows 7\nMac OS 10.4+ / Windows XP SP2\nWindows Vista\nWindows 7 / Windows XP SP2\nWindows Vista\nWindows 7\nMac OS 10.4
Date imprinting: Yes
Digital SLR: No
Display tilting: No
Effective sensor resolution:16100000
Face detection: Yes
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):0.984 - 4.92
Frame: Yes
Interface:USB 2.0
Minimum system requirements:USB\nCD-ROM\nVGA 1024 x 768 px\nDirectX 9.0c+
On/Off switch: Yes
Panorama: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes
Video compression formats:MPEG
Video memory capacity:4GB
Video out:AV
Weight:0.223

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included: Yes
Battery charger: Yes
Battery charger included:Y
Bundled software:IntelliStudio
Cables included:USB
Hand strap: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact camera
Image formats supported:EXIF / JPG
Image Sensor Size:1/2.3
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Maximum image resolution:4608 x 3456
Megapixel:16.1
Sensor Type:CCD
Still image resolution(s):1024 x 768,1920 x 1080,1984 x 1488,2592 x 1944,3648 x 2736,4608 x 2592,4608 x 3072 / 1024 x 768,1920 x 1080,1984 x 1488,2592 x 1944,3648 x 2736,4608 x 2592,4608 x 3072,4608 x 3456 / 1024 x 768,1920 x 1080,1984 x 1488,2896 x 1944,3648 x 2736,4608 x 2592,4608 x 3072,4608 x 3456 / 1024 x 768,1920 x 1080,2592 x 1944,3648 x 2736,4608 x 2592,4608 x 3072 / 1024 x 768,1984 x 1488,2592 x 1944,3648 x 2736,4608 x 2592,4608 x 3072,4608 x 3456
Supported aspect ratios:16:9 / 3:4, 16:9 / 4:3 / 4:3, 16:9
Total megapixels:16.4

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI: No
PictBridge: Yes
USB version:2.0

Shutter

Fastest camera shutter speed:1/2000
Slowest camera shutter speed:8

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion / Yes
Minimum hard disk space:110 / 250
Minimum processor:500 MHz / Intel Pentium III 500MHz / Power Mac G3/Intel Pentium III, 500 MHz
Minimum RAM:256 / 512
Windows operating systems supported:12.6 x 9.88 x 2.75 / Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 / Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 / Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional / Yes

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
HD type:HD
Maximum video resolution:1280 x 720
Motion JPEG frame rate:30
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@28fps, 640x480@30fps / 1280×720@30fps, 640x480@30fps
Video compression format:AVI, M-JPEG / AVI, MPEG
Video formats supported:AVI,M-JPEG / AVI,MPEG
Video Frame Rate:30
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:320 x 120,640 x 480,1280 x 720 / 320 x 240,640 x 480 / 320 x 240,640 x 480,1280 x 720 / 640 x 480,1280 x 720

Viewfinder

Camera viewfinder: No
Viewfinder type:Not available

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.665
Height:2.07
Weight:3.56
Weight (including battery):3.56
Width:3.54 / 3.55