Samsung ST600 Brief Review

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  • 14.2 megapixels
  • 5x optical zoom
  • 1.8-inch front-facing LCD
  • 3.5-inch LCD touchscreen
  • 27 mm wide angle
  • Captures to SD/SDHC media cards
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Release Date: 2010-09-21
  • Final Grade: 86 4.3 Star Rating: Recommended

4.3 Star Rating: Recommended

Samsung ST600
14.2 megapixels; 5x optical zoom; 1.8-inch front-facing LCD; 3.5-inch LCD touchscreen; 27 mm wide angle; Captures to SD/SDHC media cards; Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
By , Last updated on: 5/18/2014

The latest in Samsung's successful DualView models (the ones with front-facing LCDs), the ST600 is a matter of evolution rather than revolution. The front LCD, perfect for self-portraits, has grown to 1.8 inches and megapixel count has been upped to 14. It's a 5x zoom that starts at relatively wide 27mm, and 720p HD video is tacked on as well. There's also a new Smart Gesture interface that supposedly makes using the touchscreen a little more bearable. Hopefully the image quality has improved from the first generation of DualView shooters. No ship date yet, but it's slated to sell for $329 at launch.

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