Features & Controls

Samsung has equipped the ST600 with a 27mm Schneinder-Kreuznach 5x optical zoom lens, that covers a focal range of 27 - 135mm in 35mm equivalence and has a maximum aperture range of f/3.5 wide - f/5.9 telephoto. The lens has a built in cover and retracts into the body when powered down for protection.

The Autofocus Range is:

  • Normal: 2.6 ft. (80cm) to infinity at wide angle
  • Macro: 2.0 in. - 2.6 ft. (5cm - 80cm) wide; 1.6 - 2.6 ft. (50cm - 80cm) telephoto
  • Auto Macro: 2.0 in. (5cm) - infinity (Wide); 1.6 ft. (50cm) - infinity (Tele)

    This is the built-in flash for the ST600. The flash modes include: Auto, Auto & Red-eye reduction, Fill-in flash, Slow sync, Flash off, and Red-eye fix. The shooting range at wide angle is approx. 11.8 in. to 11 ft. (0.3 to 3.4m), telephoto is 1.6 ft. to 6.6 ft. (0.5 to 2.0m), using ISO Auto. The flash will recharge in approx. 4 seconds on a fully charged battery.


    Here is the 3.5 in. touch screen LCD for the ST600. This is a very high quality LCD and has 1,152K pixels of resolution (over 1 million pixels compared to the average of 230K-460K). Since there are no controls on the back of the ST600, this is where you will access most of the cameras functions and all menus. All of the controls on the LCD are shown in the Record and Playback menus.


    Like the ST100, the ST600 also has a 1.8" front LCD screen. Samsung is currently the only manufacturer that offers this Dual View technology. Now you can take a photograph of yourself or with your friends that is perfectly framed the first time, without having to look at the back LCD. You can turn this unit on by using the Front LCD button on the top of the camera, or simply tapping the front display.

    These are the controls on the top of the ST600. Starting from the left you first see the speaker, then the Front LCD button, power on/off button, microphone slot, shutter release with the zoom/index toggle wrapped around it, and to the far right is the Playback button. The Playback key will also power the camera on as well as switching from Record and Playback modes.


    On the right hand side of the ST600 you will see the I/O ports under a small port door. The top port is the 20 pin 2.0 USB connection port, and accepts the AV cable. This port makes transferring and watching videos to and from a PC/MAC very easy, handles standard AV output (cable NOT included), and can also be used to charge the battery. Underneath of that is the smaller 1.4 type D mini HDMI port which is used for connecting the camera to your HDTV.

    The ST600 has 30MB of internal memory and a memory card slot that will except only microSD or microSDHC cards for storing photos, movies, and sound clips. Shown above is a PNY 4GB (class 4) microSDHC card that we used. To transfer the information on the microSD card to your PC using a card reader, you will need the adapter shown above (left). The micro card slides into the adapter, which will allow it to fit into most card readers. (note: the above card is Not included).


    The ST600 is powered by a SLB-07 3.8V 760mAh Li-ion rechargeable battery pack, which Samsung claims will capture about 180 photos on a single charge. The battery is charged inside the camera with the USB cable in about 180 mins, you just plug it into the small AC adapter included, and plug into an AC outlet. You can also plug the cable into any standard USB port to charge the camera, however it takes significantly longer than using the supplied AC adapter.

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