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Samsung ST66 Compact Digital Camera - Black (16.1MP, 5x Optical Zoom) 2.7 inch LCD

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  • Slim stylish Body
  • 16.1 Megapixels 25mm Wide 5X Optical Zoom
  • Bright F2.5 Lens for Clear Night Shots
  • Live Panorama
  • HD Movie Recording (720p, 30fps, MJPEG)

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Colour Name: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 1.7 x 5.3 cm ; 100 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 299 g
  • Item model number: EC-ST66ZZBPBGB
  • ASIN: B007JT02S0
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 9 Mar. 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (108 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 47,623 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

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ST66 Black

Great Shots and Great Style
Great shots and great style

Beautiful chic black design. Powerful high-quality images. The Samsung ST66 combines classy looks and stunning photographic capabilities in one mesmerising camera. The elegant, sleek look in super-stylish black will look good anywhere and the ultra-bright F2.5 lens will help you take stunning shots even in dark surroundings. With a 5x optical zoom, you can get closer to the action in stunning detail and see it all on the ultra-bright and spacious 3.0" LCD display. And thanks to the 16 Megapixel CCD sensor, you'll be able to take even clearer pictures that you'll treasure forever.

Clearer Shots in The Dark: F2.5 Bright Lens

Whether you're capturing a night out on the town, beautiful sunsets or romantic candlelit dinners, the stylish black ST66 will help you take a great shot every time. The F2.5 lens captures more light to help you take clearer shots in the dark. So now there's no need to worry about blurry results or disturbing those around you with a bright flash.

Clearer and Wider Vision: 16MP / 5x Optical Zoom / 25mm lens

There are so many special moments in life to treasure. Bring these moments to life in vivid, sharp detail thanks to the ST66's remarkable 16.1MP high-resolution sensor. Always get every person in the frame with the 25mm wide-angle lens. And, even if you're shooting from far away, you will get great image quality thanks to the sharp focus of the 5x optical zoom.

Panoramic shots in just one sweep
Panoramic Shots in just one Sweep
See What You Are Going to Get: Live Panorama

From sprawling mountain ranges to a magnificent city skyline, capture it all with the astounding 180º panoramic images of this breath-taking feature. Want to see the final image before you shoot? It's as simple as holding down the shutter button of the ST66 and sweeping the camera across the scene.

Shoot Like a Pro: Smart Auto

Whatever your shooting conditions, Smart Auto 2.0 for photos and videos will give you the best possible result every time. The ST66's scene detection technology identifies up to 16 different shooting conditions, instantly analyses key elements of your composition, and then automatically adjusts to optimise settings for every individual situation.

Create Stunning Photos: Magic Frame

Turn a portrait into an old film still, or make a friend famous by putting their face on a billboard. With Magic Frame, it's easy to create clever, poster-quality images. Just select one of the background templates, point, align and capture the fun - to hang on your own wall or to share!

Clear and Sharp HD Quality Video
High-definition quality videos wherever you are
Make Images More Special: Smart Filter 2.0

Feeling creative? Then you'll love the 13 lens and colour effects of Smart Filter 2.0. Choose the Vignetting effect for striking compositional contrast. The Fish-eye effect will give videos a cool, distorted feel. And the Miniature Effect creates a scale-model look. Try colour filters too - like Sketch and Defog - to add emotion, an ultra-vivid vibe or other artistry to your images.

HD Movies in the Palm of your Hand: HD 720p, 30fps, MJPEG

From the grand spaces of a concert hall to the intimate settings of birthday parties, with the ST66 you can get high-definition quality videos wherever you are. Why? It captures 720p high-definition quality MJPEG video at 30 frames per second - clearer than the average compact digital camera video.

Show Both Sides of the Story: Picture in Picture

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but one photo doesn't always tell the whole story. The Picture in Picture feature of the ST66 lets you insert one image within another - like a shot of a game-winning strike complimented by your cheering friends. You can adjust the size and position of the smaller shot however you like - so you can present the complete picture, the way you experienced it.

Bring on the Laughter: Funny Face

Bend, stretch, and warp your friends and family for big laughs - with the Funny Face feature you simply press the 5-direction key to enlarge heads or noses and create hilarious distortions. And when you move the ST66, the Face Tracking feature preserves the funny looks just the way you want them.

Improved Colour and Contrast: 230K LCD

Want wider? Want clearer? The ST66 gives you both with a substantial 230K pixels and 2.7 inch display screen. It will also automatically detect environmental illumination - adjusting the LCD brightness for optimal image viewing, so you can see and set up the shot perfectly on the screen.

Get Clear Sounds: Zoom Noise Reduction Technology

Eliminate the whirring of the zoom function while you shoot and record sound with the ST66's Zoom Noise Reduction technology. This clever function lets you zoom in and out all you want as you're taking high-definition video and still enjoy highest quality, crystal clear sound.

It's All About the Faces: Smart Face Recognition and Face Tracking

Have you got some favourite faces? Your children, family and friends? The ST66's Smart Face Recognition feature will recognise and adjust the focus and exposure on up to 20 faces you choose (or have taken the most photos of), to make them stand out in a group. And Face Tracking selects the best settings for faces in motion, so your favourites are always in focus.

Organise your Photo Life - Smart Album

Searching for a particular shot? Smart Album automatically organises your photos by type, date, colour, week - even by face - so you can easily find the one you're looking for. Or use the ST66's playback menu option and view up to 16 images at once.

Looking Beautiful: Perfect Portrait System

Want a flawless portrait? Face Detection automatically adjusts settings for the ideal focus and exposure. Beauty Shot and a red-eye removal feature take care of the details - retouching skin tone and eliminating facial imperfections and red eyes. With the ST66 you can say hello to beauty.

Box Contains

  • ST66 Black camera
  • Wrist strap
  • USB charging cable
  • Battery pack
  • Quick guide

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    Colour Name: Black Verified Purchase
    I bought this camera for my husband's birthday. I had a tight budget but didn't want to compromise on the quality or performance. He is definitely not disappointed and neither am I. It is a sturdy, attractive camera and so far I am so pleased I chose this. I did look at a number of others but this one kept pulling me back. Highly recommended. Why pay silly prices for something else when this does the job at such a great price?!
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    I bought this yesterday and can't really fault it for the price - the size was its main appeal, I wanted something that would fit in my pocket, but the picture quality is fantastic and its a doddle to set up and use - the only minor issue I had was with the slightly pedestrian lag time at first but once you get used to how quickly it responds that really isn't a problem. In summary: great value; extremely compact and light weight; and bright, sharp picture quality. What more could you want?
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    OK folks, here is the verdict:

    1) Very good picture quality given its class
    2) Easy menu navigation again, for its size and class
    3) Fantastic panoramic handling mode (pics: see under 8.)
    4) Very light and compact
    5) Long battery life
    6) Looks like it needs to be taken care of (kind of fragile feeling)
    7) Little-bit slow in focusing, but again, that's a feel in 99% of such cameras (had MANY of those)!
    8) Panoramic mode is blurry in details when analyzed at 100% of its picture size.
    9) MicroSD memory only (sucks for us who have SD's in abundance)

    Final Verdict:
    I don't think that there is a better value-for-money for compact cameras out there!
    Great second camera or even the only camera for a holiday and every day quick-snaps.
    Definite "Buy"!

    ps. I am dead curious to find out how Lumix FS18 may enhance a user experience and "the ability to quickly change the settings to take different photos with different effects" as that guy said and gave 3 stars to this one?! It's "quite disappointing" that this little camera does not have a useless effects and it does not make a lunch!
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    Colour Name: Black Verified Purchase
    Just received samsung st66. Is really easy to use. wideangle and telephoto easily adjusted using dial on shutter button. Have taken a couple of snaps and loaded them to pc just using drag and drop. Dead easy. Picture quality is excellent. Tried a simple movie indoors - great sound and picture. I bought a memory card with it which is necessary but only cost 3 quid. Camera lovely and small to fit in a pocket. A great purchase.


    After using the camera for taking snaps on holiday, when downloaded and blown up i found that the image quality was not very good. Very little detail...upon researching this on the net i found that the expert reviews agreed with this...the lens on it is not very good. I did a few comparison shots with a older Nikon point and shoot camera and found that the image quality was a great deal better.

    Whilist i love the size and easy of use and the looks of the Samsung in the end it is no good to me as my snaps or memories are now a bit fuzzy when viewed on a bigger screen...I am having a new, probably dearer camera for Xmas....
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    Colour Name: Black Verified Purchase
    Samsung ST66 Compact Digital Camera - Black (16.1MP, 5x Optical Zoom) 2.7 inch LCD

    This is the first review I've ever posted for a product and it's also the first camera I've ever bought having previously relied on camera phones for taking pictures. Please forgive me for my basic knowledge of photography and technical terms etc. but everyone has to start somewhere right.

    The camera was dispatched yesterday and scheduled to arrive in four days from dispatch-it arrived the today. So three days early. This is a big plus!

    The camera itself is very small-looking at the size of the lens/zoom I thought it would be about a third bigger than it actually is-the only thing I can give as a close match is I'd say it is slightly smaller than an audio cassette box. The reason for never really being too keen on having a camera phone and a camera is I don't like carrying too much stuff in my pockets-fortunately the small size of the camera means it won't be overly obtrusive and allows me to carry something which can take decent photos so that I can use it for work recording photos from building sites for legal records and to use taking photos at my friends wedding in a month.

    I've only had the camera today and the photos I've taken so far have been good quality-ideal for my purpose of taking photos of mainly static subjects.

    The questions that I tried to find out about prior to buying this camera (and hopefully useful to somebody looking to buy this camera also) is it uses a Micro SD / Micro SD HC memory card if you are looking to buy additional memory.
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    Colour Name: Black Verified Purchase
    This is a neat wee thing. I bought this to replace a Samsung ES15 which punched way above its weight but had got dust on the sensor. This guy is metal, smaller, but has a slightly bigger zoom range. It also has a grip on the right hand side which makes it much easier to hold than those that don't. It takes a lithium battery (buy a Duracell spare for a tenner), and a SanDisk 8 or 16GB microSDHC card (and a spare). Casewise the LowePro Apex 20AW fits well and can take that spare battery and card too.

    It's easy to knock the memory card out when changing the battery. So to prevent yourself having kittens and thinking you've lost all your holiday photos be careful with that. Been there.

    It also occasionally jumps numbers not sure why yet. It might be because I delete a pic as I go from time to time, or endlessly changing modes might do it too. Anyway still to suss that.

    So, to performance, based on a week's holiday...

    Pictures are not bad at all. Some ropey ones but they were taken in a gale and some excellent ones. There is slight purple fringing at times, lens softer towards the edges etc, all of which I guess is normal at this price point (which at £65 is half what it is in Jessops!). The panorama mode works very well though you have to be careful not to become a panorama bore by taking lots of panoramas! The night pics on a tripod are also pretty good. So, so far, looking quite good.

    Like the one it replaced I feel it'll be better in Program mode most of the time so you can manually change a few settings. Smart Auto works well but sometimes isn't so smart. Program is usually better.

    If you could just buy something like this with a rip roaring lens in it it would sell by the shed load. Canon are you paying attention?
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