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Samsung SL620 vs Samsung ST600

Portability
94
Imaging
35
Features
13
Overall
26
Samsung SL620 front
 
Samsung ST600 front
Portability
95
Imaging
37
Features
40
Overall
38

Samsung SL620 vs Samsung ST600 Key Specs

Samsung SL620
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 35-175mm (F2.8-5.7) lens
  • 168g - 92 x 61 x 23mm
  • Revealed February 2009
  • Also referred to as PL65
Samsung ST600
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 4800 (Boost to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 27-135mm (F3.3-5.5) lens
  • 150g - 104 x 60 x 20mm
  • Revealed January 2010
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Samsung SL620 vs Samsung ST600 Overview

Below, we will be matching up the Samsung SL620 versus Samsung ST600, both Ultracompact cameras and both are manufactured by Samsung. The resolution of the SL620 (12MP) and the ST600 (14MP) is relatively comparable and they use the exact same sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The SL620 was launched 10 months earlier than the ST600 so they are both of a similar age. Both cameras come with the identical body type (Ultracompact).

Before delving through a comprehensive comparison, below is a quick synopsis of how the SL620 matches up against the ST600 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Samsung SL620 over the Samsung ST600

 SL620 ST600 

Reasons to pick Samsung ST600 over the Samsung SL620

 ST600 SL620 
RevealedJanuary 2010February 2009Fresher by 10 months
Screen dimension3.5"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.8")
Screen resolution1152k230kCrisper screen (+922k dot)
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Samsung SL620 and Samsung ST600

 SL620 ST600 
Manual focus Lack of manual focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen

Samsung SL620 vs Samsung ST600 Physical Comparison

If you're planning to carry your camera regularly, you'll have to factor its weight and size. The Samsung SL620 features exterior dimensions of 92mm x 61mm x 23mm (3.6" x 2.4" x 0.9") along with a weight of 168 grams (0.37 lbs) and the Samsung ST600 has specifications of 104mm x 60mm x 20mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 0.8") along with a weight of 150 grams (0.33 lbs).

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Take into consideration, the weight of an ILC will change dependant on the lens you are employing at that moment. Following is the front view size comparison of the SL620 versus the ST600.

Samsung SL620 vs Samsung ST600 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the SL620 and ST600 is 94 and 95 respectively.

Samsung SL620 vs Samsung ST600 top view buttons comparison

Samsung SL620 vs Samsung ST600 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it can be tough to envision the gap in sensor sizing only by going through technical specs. The graphic underneath should offer you a more clear sense of the sensor dimensions in the SL620 and ST600.

As you have seen, both of those cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements albeit not the same megapixels. You can count on the Samsung ST600 to provide more detail utilizing its extra 2 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also make it easier to crop photographs much more aggressively. The older SL620 will be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor innovation.

Samsung SL620 vs Samsung ST600 sensor size comparison

Samsung SL620 vs Samsung ST600 Screen and ViewFinder

Samsung SL620 vs Samsung ST600 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Samsung SL620 Portrait photography details
Samsung ST600 Portrait photography details
26
includes face detect autofocus
focusing manually not possible
manual mode not available
cannot use external flash
low resolution (12MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
30
resolution is good (14 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
can't use external flash
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Samsung SL620 Street photography information
Samsung ST600 Street photography information
47
fixed screen
lack of image stabilization
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
heavier than competition (168g)
60
image stabilization (Optical)
includes focus via touch
no moving screen
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
more heavy than competition (150g)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Samsung SL620
Sports photography with Samsung ST600
17
no shutter priority
lack of image stabilization
low resolution (12 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
43
image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (14MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Samsung SL620 Travel photography features
Samsung ST600 Travel photography features
50
has built in flash
missing Time Lapse function
heavier than competition (168g)
low resolution (12MP)
does not feature selfie friendly display
wide angle not the best (35mm)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
65
includes focus via touch
resolution is good (14 megapixels)
built-in flash
fairly wide (27mm)
no Timelapse recording
more heavy than competition (150 grams)
doesn't have selfie friendly display
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Samsung SL620 Landscape photography details
Samsung ST600 Landscape photography details
23
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (35mm)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inches)
manual mode not available
lack of image stabilization
low resolution (12 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
missing Time Lapse function
44
fairly wide (27mm)
bigger than average screen (3.5 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (14 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
no Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Samsung SL620 Vlogging highlights
Samsung ST600 Vlogging highlights
24
includes face detect autofocus
wide angle not the best (35mm)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
does not feature selfie friendly display
lack of image stabilization
low video resolution (640 x 480 pxls)
missing mic jack
heavier than competition (168 grams)
30
fairly wide (27mm)
touchscreen capability
image stabilization (Optical)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
doesn't have selfie friendly display
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pxls)
no microphone jack
more heavy than competition (150 grams)
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Samsung SL620 vs Samsung ST600 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Samsung SL620 and Samsung ST600
 Samsung SL620Samsung ST600
General Information
Brand Samsung Samsung
Model Samsung SL620 Samsung ST600
Also called as PL65 -
Category Ultracompact Ultracompact
Revealed 2009-02-17 2010-01-06
Body design Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.08 x 4.56mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 27.7mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixels 14 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio - 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4000 x 3000 4320 x 3240
Highest native ISO 1600 4800
Highest boosted ISO - 6400
Lowest native ISO 80 80
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 35-175mm (5.0x) 27-135mm (5.0x)
Largest aperture f/2.8-5.7 f/3.3-5.5
Macro focus range 5cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.9 5.9
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 2.7 inch 3.5 inch
Resolution of display 230 thousand dot 1,152 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 8s 8s
Highest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/1500s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation - Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 4.60 m 5.00 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Auto & Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync, Fill-in Flash, Flash Off, Red-Eye Fix Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 800 x 592 (20 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (60, 30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30, 15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (60, 30, 15 fps)
Highest video resolution 640x480 1280x720
Video format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 168 grams (0.37 pounds) 150 grams (0.33 pounds)
Dimensions 92 x 61 x 23mm (3.6" x 2.4" x 0.9") 104 x 60 x 20mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 0.8")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery model - SLB07
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 10 sec, Double, Motion)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/MMC/SDHC card, Internal MicroSD/ MicroSDHC, Internal
Storage slots Single Single
Cost at launch $200 $330