Samsung ST550

Point, touch, shoot

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Samsung ST550
By  Jason Saundalkar Published  October 12, 2009

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Key Specs

Connectors: USB2.0, HDMI
Display: 3.5-inch rear LCD, 1.5-inch front LCD
Memory type: SD
Optical zoom: 4.6x
Price: $354

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The ST550 is one of Samsung's latest launches and the Korean giant reckons the camera's ‘robust features ensure a perfect picture with every click. Or touch.'

Samsung designed this camera to be a touch-based model and as a result there are only four physical controls; power, capture, zoom control and playback. Using the camera involves spending a lot of time swiping and clicking away on the massive 3.5-inch touchscreen LCD and we're happy to say that we had no issues at all.

The LCD is very responsive to even minor touches so you don't have to focus on making a pronounced stab to get the camera to react. The LCD also gives haptic feedback and this helps to boost confidence further. The menu system itself is intuitively designed and thus is very easy-to-use. That said you will be forced to use two hands to use some of the camera's features. The 3.5-inch LCD isn't the only LCD on the ST550 however; there's also another 1.5-inch LCD sitting near the camera's lens. This enables you to take self portraits and we found it works quite well. That said a detachable swivel LCD is far more flexible than a stationary one.

The camera features a 12.2-megapixel CCD image sensor which grabs pixels via a 27mm Schneider-Kreuznach wide angle lens. The lens offers 4.6x optical zoom and using the ST550, we found it returned brilliant photographs. It captured skin tones accurately, grabbed even minute details and offers a number of manual mode options that allows you take good low-light photos.

Verdict : A great looking point and shoot camera that's very easy-to-use and capable of grabbing great looking photos.
2766 days ago
hoshank
User rating: 4 stars

Pros: toch screen

Cons: nothing

it is a breilent cammera plz any body said me how mach is it price in pakistani money

2868 days ago
nickmcgrath
User rating: 5 stars

Pros: I have an old apple power book from 2003, the photos I take with 12.2 pixels look absolutely fantastice

Cons: I need a better instruction book to work out manual settings I feel like I am using only ten percent of the cameras potential

Excellent. Worth every cent. I am a photography beginner and this camera has made it a very enjoyable experience. The dual LCD is an added bonus but not the best thing about it. I would say picture quality is.

2890 days ago
Jessica
User rating: 5 stars

Pros: Dual LCD

Cons: the color

ST550 is the greatest invention among all the cameras. And their price is very reasonable. I dont think it is that much expensive, and when you get one with that money, you will realise that it is very worthy.

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