Samsung ST6500 Brief Review

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Specifications

  • 16 megapixels
  • 5x optical zoom
  • 26mm wide-angle
  • 720p HD video
  • 3-inch touchscreen LCD monitor
  • Optical image stabilization
  • Captures to SD/SDHC media cards
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Release Date: 2011-03-07
  • Final Grade: 85 4.25 Star Rating: Recommended

4.25 Star Rating: Recommended

Samsung ST6500
16 megapixels; 5x optical zoom; 26mm wide-angle; 720p HD video; 3-inch touchscreen LCD monitor; Optical image stabilization; Captures to SD/SDHC media cards; Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
By , Last updated on: 5/18/2014

The ST6500 looks like an average style-oriented point-and-shoot from Samsung. Specs like a 5x optical zoom, 720p HD video, and a 26mm wide angle are pretty much par for the course these days, though the angled lens (7 degrees, apparently for easier self-portraiture) is unique, and the 3-inch touch LCD is one of those features that gets plenty of attention. Worth a look for the design, but not a particularly noteworthy camera otherwise.

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