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Samsung ST550

alaTest has collected and analyzed 174 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and image quality. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the features and viewfinder. Comments are divided on the image stabilizer.

screen, usability, portability, image quality, performance

battery, shutter, viewfinder, features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Samsung ST550 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Samsung ST 550


With the ever growing digital camera market, the competition between manufacturers has reached to a point where a 10.1 megapixel camera is available for less than Rs. 10,000. And now with 12.2 megapixel cameras hitting the consumer market, the race is...

Macro mode performs very well in well lit-areas and even under bad lighting. But what wasn't good was that the macro mode made us aware of certain color saturation on all the images taken from the camera.


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Samsung ST550 Dual LCD Digital Camera


The digital camera market is constantly on the hunt for new and exciting features. In recent years, we've seen more and more consumer-level cameras implement such things as GPS geotagging, ...

Very solid-feeling camera ; Innovative secondary display on the front ; Very large touchscreen interface ; Good quality photos ; Plenty of features and options

Quite a bit heavier than expected ; Could result in portraits with subjects looking to the right ; Too expensive (in Canada) ; Touchscreen is not glove-friendly

It should be noted that there is quite the discrepancy in pricing, depending on where you choose to buy this camera. Poking around on the Internet, I found that Amazon (USA) had the Samsung ST550 listed at just $230. By contrast, Future Shop (Canada)...

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Review: Samsung ST550


Digital cameras are a dime a dozen these days. New models seem hit the market every week. It's almost to the point where we don't even bat an eye anymore. Now Samsung has came out with a world first, a digital camera with two LCD screens. One screen on...

Stylish design ; 12.2 Megapixels ; 2 LCD screens (back screen nice and large) ; Plenty of shooting modes

Rear touchscreen too touchy ; Can’t change clown animation ; Subjects looking off to the side if staring at animations on front LCD screen ; Zoom button too small

Samsung has stepped out on a limb trying something new and the attempt has paid off. Two screens are indeed better than one.


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Samsung ST550


Point, touch, shoot

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Samsung ST550 -


Sometimes, photography is not just about its imaging quality, but also the technique and the trends. Samsung's first dual-LCD camera, the Samsung ST550, is one such product. Understanding the prevalent trend amongst shutterbugs, this innovative digital...

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Samsung ST550 Review


There have been touch screen cameras and camcorders before but none has approached the level and elegance of control of the Samsung ST550. In many ways, the camera parallels the touch experience of Apple's iPhone and iPod devices. And that's saying...

Quality: average snapshot quality, not too good in the dark, prefers bright sunny days!

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Samsung ST550 2View - Perfecting Picture Perfect


The only time I get a break from work is when I get home and check my FB (for those of you who are still living in a cave, that's Facebook for you). Apparently one time, I got pulled away from my laptop by my brother who wanted me to take a photo of...

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Samsung ST550 compact camera


A forward facing screen? Oh my!

Good image quality, front-facing LCD screen more than just a gimmick, wide-angle lens

The ST500 is a great camera producing excellent results with a useful wide-angle zoom lens. Add to that the front LCD screen and it's got just about everything you might need. We admit that the initial novelty of the screen on the front does wear off,...

The ST500 is a great camera producing excellent results with a useful wide-angle zoom lens. Add to that the front LCD screen and it's got just about everything you might need. We admit that the initial novelty of the screen on the front does wear off,...

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Samsung ST550 digital camera - First Look


How vain are you?

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Samsung ST550 dual-screen digital camera


Samsung's ST550 is the first compact digital camera on the market to feature two LCD screens. It's squarely aimed at the MySpace/Facebook/Twitter crow...

Responsive and accurate touch screen, takes reasonably clear pictures, commendable low-light performance

Poor battery life, front screen always uses smile shutter to automatically take photos, no separate battery charger, menu system needs labels, requires a MicroSD card

We like Samsung's innovative addition of a second screen to the ST550, but this digital camera could be improved. Its battery life is poor, the menu system needs more information, and it could use some more manual controls. However, it can take some...

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: Yes
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor


Bluetooth: No
HDMI Interface: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D: No
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CCD
Product Type:Compact Camera
Sensor Size:1/2.3''
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera


Longest Shutter Speed in s:8
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/2000


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Memory Type:Internal + External
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: No
Secure Digital Card: No
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: No
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:Samsung SLB-07A
Battery Type:Samsung SLB-07A


Aperture Priority: No
Face Detection Mode:Face + Smile Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: No
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: No