Samsung ST66 Brief Review

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  • 16 megapixel CCD sensor
  • 5x optical zoom with 25mm wide-angle
  • 720p HD video with mono sound
  • 2.7-inch LCD
  • Lithium-ion battery
  • Release Date: 2012-05-01
  • Final Grade: 84 4.2 Star Rating: Recommended

4.2 Star Rating: Recommended
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Samsung ST66
16 megapixel CCD sensor; 5x optical zoom with 25mm wide-angle; 720p HD video with mono sound; 2.7-inch LCD; Lithium-ion battery
By , Last updated on: 5/18/2014

The Samsung ST66 and ST76 sit at the bottom rung of Samsung's digital camera lineup. Both include a versatile 25-125mm lens that starts at f2.5 (but slows to f6.3 at the long end) and a 16 megapixel CCD sensor. The ST76, for $10 over its cheaper sibling, includes optical image stabilization. We wish stabilization was standard by now. There's still very little review information out there, but we'll update this blurb as soon as there's something worth posting.

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Samsung Reviews

Known more for their smartphones than their cameras, Samsung offers the most connected line of imaging products for those who love the instant uploads from their cell phone but want to step up in quality.

Samsung has lead the way in the camera industry when it comes to sharing digital images—and even taking them. The Samsung NX3000 has a feature that allows you to wink at the camera to snap the photo, designed for selfie lovers. Some of their latest models can share images with a phone just by tapping the two devices together.

For those looking for the best image quality with the most connectivity, Samsung's mirrorless models are the way to go. While they feature the connectivity of a Samsung, they have large sensors and decent processors too. You'll likely pay a bit more over a camera without wi-fi or any connectivity, but for many the difference is well worth it.

Samsung's Galaxy cameras go beyond just connecting with wi-fi and add 3G so users can upload without sending it to a smartphone via wi-fi. Samsung offers a few budget models too, and while you get what you pay for applies to the image quality, not very many budget cameras include wi-fi.

Samsung has also taken style to heart. Many of their cameras feature a faux leather wrap, giving them a classy look.

If you are looking for a connected camera, Samsung is the manufacturer to consider.

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