Samsung ST700 Brief Review

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  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 5x optical zoom
  • 26mm wide-angle
  • Optical image stabilization
  • 3-inch touchscreen rear LCD monitor
  • 1.8-inch front LCD monitor
  • Captures to SD/SDHC
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Release Date: 2011-03-07
  • Final Grade: 87 4.35 Star Rating: Recommended

4.35 Star Rating: Recommended

Samsung ST700
16.1 megapixels; 5x optical zoom; 26mm wide-angle; Optical image stabilization; 3-inch touchscreen rear LCD monitor; 1.8-inch front LCD monitor; Captures to SD/SDHC; Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
By , Last updated on: 5/18/2014

The ST700 is Samsung's flagship DualView camera -- one of those point-and-shoots with a second LCD on the front, to assist with self-portrait framing. The DualViews seems to have caught on with consumers, and Samsung continues to refine the user experience. The ST700 sports a 3-inch rear touchscreen as well as a generous 1.8-inch front LCD, plus some standard point-and-shoot specs like 720p HD video, a 26mm wide-angle, 5x zoom lens, and optical image stabilization. At $279, it's pricey for a regular point-and-shoot with an extra screen.

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