By November 25, 2009

Samsung ST550 unboxing video

It’s been a little while since we last reviewed a digital camera here on the site and even longer since we looked at one from Samsung. Last week Samsung sent us over the Samsung ST550 digital camera, a good looking piece of kit but with an innovative ‘trick’ up its sleeve (or lens).

The Samsung ST550 digital camera

The Samsung ST550 digital camera

Not only is the ST550 well specified in the lens and sensor department, with a 4.6x optical zoom, 12 megapixel sensor and 3.5″ touchscreen on the rear but the ST550’s real party piece is the forward facing LCD screen right next to the lens. When you first see this in action you realise what a simple idea it is and wonder why on earth it’s never been done before. How many times have you tried to take a picture of yourself with friends or family holding the camera at arms-length to take shot? Well this makes the process a little easier!

The forward LCD isn’t just limited to live view mode though either, it can also display a count-down for the self timer or display a smiley face when you are about to take the picture, idea for taking pictures of kids!

We’ll be looking at the Samsung ST550 over the coming weeks and will have a review online for you soon. For now, have a look at the unbox for a quick tour of the camera.


Samsung ST550 unboxing video


Samsung ST550 specification:

  • Style: Ultra Compact
  • Megapixels: 12
  • Print Ratios: 4:3, 16:9, 3:2
  • File Formats: JPEG
  • Memory Cards: Micro SD/ Micro SDHC
  • Zoom: 4.6x
  • Focal Length Equivalent: 27-124.2mm
  • Shutter Speed: 8 – 1/2000 seconds
  • Aperture: F3.5(W) – F5.9(T)
  • Sensitivity: Auto, ISO 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
  • White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent_H, Fluorescent_L, Tungsten, Custom
  • ExposureCompensation: -2EV to +2EV (in 1/3EV steps)
  • LCD Screen: 3.5 inches
  • Flash Modes: Auto, Auto & Red-eye reduction, Fill-in flash, Slow sync, Flash off, Red eye fix
  • Flash Range: 3.4m
  • Shooting Modes: Portrait, Night Portrait, Backlight Portrait, Macro Portrait, Backlight, Landscape, White, Action, Tripod, Night, Macro, Macro Text, Blue Sky, Sunset Sky, Natural Portrait, Natural Green, Beauty shot, Frame Guidet, Portrait, Children, Night, Landscape,Close up Text, Sunset, Dawn, Back Light, Fireworks, Beach, Snow
  • Maximum Movie Resolution: 1280 x 720 pixels
  • Maximum Movie Frames Per Second: 30 fps
  • Maximum Movie Duration: To capacity of memory card
  • Macro Focus: 3cms
  • Metering: Multi-pattern, centre weighted, spot
  • Image Stabilisation: Yes
  • Video Out (TV Playback): Yes
  • Computer Connection: Yes
  • Batteries: Lithium-ion Rechargeable
  • Dimensions: 99.8 x 59.8 x 18.6mm
  • Weight: 165.7g

See the Samsung ST550 page for more info.


Posted by: Matt

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