ST66

ST66

Samsung ST66 Preview

By

ST66_FS_B.jpg

Samsung just announced two new models in its affordable, compact line of ST digital cameras, the ST66 and the ST76. Save for slightly different color options and the ST76's inclusion of Optical Image Stabilization, the ST66 and ST76 are essentially the same camera.  Both feature a 16.1 megapixel CCD sensor and a 5x optical zoom lens (25-125mm equivalent) that starts at an admirable F2.5 and ends with a pretty dark F6.3 at full zoom.  A CCD image sensor is good enough for 720p HD video recording.

Smart Auto 2.0, Samsung's latest software intended to let the camera do all the heavy lifting when trying to take the perfect picture, is also included with Live Panorama and a number of creative apps.  Magic Frames allow you to make in-camera instant posters; simply call up a Magic Frame template, frame your subject within its borders, and snap away.  Picture-in-Picture works in a similar way; take one picture to be the background, select and area to erase, and capture your second image. If that's not enough for you there's also Funny Face, which gives users 5 different ways to adjust people's faces.

The Samsung ST66 costs about $10 less than the ST76, and does not include Optical Image Stabilization. Given the F6.3 lens at full zoom, low light shooting might be a bit of a challenge when trying to use the zoom, so stabilization might be worth a few extra greenbacks.

Samsung ST66 Preview Features:
  • 16.1 megapixel CCD sensor
  • 5x optical zoom lens (25-125mm; F2.5-F6.3)
  • 720p HD Movie Recording (30fps)
  • Live Panorama
  • Smart Auto 2.0
  • Magic Frames:
    • Wall Art
    • Full Moon
    • Magazine
    • Holiday
  • Picture-in-Picture
  • Funny Face


Additional Product Views:
ST66_B_B.jpg
ST66_BS_B.jpg
ST66_F_B.jpg
ST66_FT_B.jpg
ST66_T_B.jpg

Visitors of Steves can visit the stores below for real-time pricing and availability. You can also find hot, soon to expire online offers on a variety of cameras and accessories at our very own Camera Deals page.

Buy related cameras and accessories from Amazon.com
Related Product Description Price
Sony DSCW830/B 20.1MP Digital Camera with 2.7 Sony DSCW830/B 20.1MP Digital Camera with 2.7" LCD (Black) (Certified Refurbished) $89.99
Fuji 600013932 Finepix T555 Digital Camera Bundle 12x Optical Zoom 16 Mp Black Fuji 600013932 Finepix T555 Digital Camera Bundle 12x Optical Zoom 16 Mp Black $89.99
Nikon Coolpix S2900 Camera Black + 16GB Pixi-Basic Accessory Kit Nikon Coolpix S2900 Camera Black + 16GB Pixi-Basic Accessory Kit $89.99
Nikon COOLPIX S2900 Digital Camera (Purple Ornament) - International Version (No Warranty) Nikon COOLPIX S2900 Digital Camera (Purple Ornament) - International Version (No Warranty) $89.99
Fujifilm FinePix Z30 10MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom (Black) Fujifilm FinePix Z30 10MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom (Black) $89.99
Two Halcyon 1200 mAH Lithium Ion Replacement Battery and Charger Kit for Samsung BP-70A and Samsung AQ100, WP10, ES80, MV800, PL20, PL90, PL100, PL120, PL170, PL200, SL50, SL600, SL605, SL630, ST60, ST65, ST66, ST80, ST90, ST95, ST100, ST700, TL105, TL110, TL205 Digital Cameras Two Halcyon 1200 mAH Lithium Ion Replacement Battery and Charger Kit for Samsung BP-70A and Samsung AQ100, WP10, ES80, MV800, PL20, PL90, PL100, PL120, PL170, PL200, SL50, SL600, SL605, SL630, ST60, ST65, ST66, ST80, ST90, ST95, ST100, ST700, TL105, TL110, TL205 Digital Cameras $14.99
STK's Samsung BP70A Battery Charger - cameras STK's Samsung BP70A Battery Charger - cameras $14.99