Clicky

Samsung ST600 vs Samsung ST6500

Portability
95
Imaging
37
Features
40
Overall
38
Samsung ST600 front
 
Samsung ST6500 front
Portability
99
Imaging
39
Features
29
Overall
35

Samsung ST600 vs Samsung ST6500 Key Specs

Samsung ST600
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 4800 (Raise to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 27-135mm (F3.3-5.5) lens
  • 150g - 104 x 60 x 20mm
  • Introduced January 2010
Samsung ST6500
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 26-130mm (F) lens
  • n/ag - 102 x 57 x 19mm
  • Launched January 2011
Japan-exclusive Leica Leitz Phone 3 features big sensor and new modes

Samsung ST600 vs Samsung ST6500 Overview

Below is a in depth assessment of the Samsung ST600 vs Samsung ST6500, both Ultracompact digital cameras and both of them are produced by Samsung. The image resolution of the ST600 (14MP) and the ST6500 (16MP) is very similar and they feature the same exact sensor sizes (1/2.3").

YouTube trialing AI that fast-forwards to the best video segments

The ST600 was unveiled 12 months before the ST6500 and they are both of a similar generation. Both of these cameras offer the identical body type (Ultracompact).

Before diving straight into a complete comparison, below is a concise view of how the ST600 grades vs the ST6500 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

Sora from OpenAI releases its first ever music video
	
	

Reasons to pick Samsung ST600 over the Samsung ST6500

 ST600 ST6500 
Display sizing3.5"3"Larger display (+0.5")
Display resolution1152k460kCrisper display (+692k dot)

Reasons to pick Samsung ST6500 over the Samsung ST600

 ST6500 ST600 
LaunchedJanuary 2011January 2010More recent by 12 months

Common features in the Samsung ST600 and Samsung ST6500

 ST600 ST6500 
Manually focus Lack of manual focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither features selfie screen
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Samsung ST600 vs Samsung ST6500 Physical Comparison

For those who are going to lug around your camera frequently, you will have to factor in its weight and dimensions. The Samsung ST600 enjoys exterior measurements of 104mm x 60mm x 20mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 0.8") along with a weight of 150 grams (0.33 lbs) and the Samsung ST6500 has dimensions of 102mm x 57mm x 19mm (4.0" x 2.2" x 0.7") and a weight of n/a grams (0.00 lbs).

Examine the Samsung ST600 vs Samsung ST6500 in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Always remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change dependant on the lens you select at that time. The following is the front view scale comparison of the ST600 against the ST6500.

Samsung ST600 vs Samsung ST6500 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability rating of the ST600 and ST6500 is 95 and 99 respectively.

Samsung ST600 vs Samsung ST6500 top view buttons comparison

Samsung ST600 vs Samsung ST6500 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it is difficult to envision the difference between sensor measurements simply by going over a spec sheet. The graphic underneath will help provide you a stronger sense of the sensor measurements in the ST600 and ST6500.

Clearly, each of the cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing but not the same megapixels. You should expect to see the Samsung ST6500 to offer greater detail having an extra 2 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also enable you to crop images a little more aggressively. The older ST600 is going to be disadvantaged in sensor innovation.

Samsung ST600 vs Samsung ST6500 sensor size comparison

Samsung ST600 vs Samsung ST6500 Screen and ViewFinder

Samsung ST600 vs Samsung ST6500 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Samsung ST600 as a Portrait photography camera
Samsung ST6500 as a Portrait photography camera
30
decent MP (14 megapixels)
manual focus not available
no external flash support
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
30
decent MP (16 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
manual exposure not possible
cannot use external flash
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
Photobucket discusses licensing 13 billion images with AI firms

Street Comparison

Street photography with Samsung ST600
Street photography with Samsung ST6500
60
has image stabilization (Optical)
includes focus by touch
screen does not articulate
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
heavier than competitors (150g)
50
screen is fixed
no image stabilization
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
Meta to Introduce 'AI-Generated' Labels for Media starting next month

Sports Comparison

Samsung ST600 Sports photography advice
Samsung ST6500 Sports photography advice
43
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (14 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
29
decent MP (16 megapixels)
lack of shutter priority mode
no image stabilization
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus
Samsung Releases Faster Versions of EVO MicroSD Cards

Travel Comparison

Samsung ST600 Travel photography factors
Samsung ST6500 Travel photography factors
65
includes focus by touch
decent MP (14MP)
built-in flash
rather wide (27mm)
missing Time Lapse function
heavier than competitors (150 grams)
screen is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
74
decent MP (16MP)
built-in flash
reasonably wide (26mm)
very good maximum aperture (f)
missing Time Lapse function
screen isn't selfie friendly
Cutting-edge AI developed by Apple deciphers subtle nuances in pixels

Landscape Comparison

Samsung ST600 Landscape photography highlights
Samsung ST6500 Landscape photography highlights
44
rather wide (27mm)
screen larger than average (3.5 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (14MP)
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
missing Time Lapse function
43
reasonably wide (26mm)
very good maximum aperture (f)
decent sized screen (3 inches)
decent MP (16 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
cannot switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
manual exposure not possible
no image stabilization
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
missing Time Lapse function
Supernova astonishes astronomers in ancient 12th century observations

Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Samsung ST600
Vlogging with Samsung ST6500
30
rather wide (27mm)
touchscreen
has image stabilization (Optical)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
screen is not selfie friendly
video resolution low (1280 x 720 resolution)
missing mic support
heavier than competitors (150g)
32
reasonably wide (26mm)
very good maximum aperture (f)
touchscreen enabled
screen isn't selfie friendly
no image stabilization
video res low (1280 x 720 resolution)
missing external mic port
Body cameras now worn by bakery staff to deter stealing

Samsung ST600 vs Samsung ST6500 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Samsung ST600 and Samsung ST6500
 Samsung ST600Samsung ST6500
General Information
Brand Name Samsung Samsung
Model Samsung ST600 Samsung ST6500
Type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Introduced 2010-01-06 2011-01-19
Body design Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.08 x 4.56mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor area 27.7mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 4320 x 3240 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 4800 3200
Max boosted ISO 6400 -
Minimum native ISO 80 80
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 27-135mm (5.0x) 26-130mm (5.0x)
Maximum aperture f/3.3-5.5 -
Macro focus distance 5cm -
Focal length multiplier 5.9 5.9
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3.5 inches 3 inches
Resolution of screen 1,152k dot 460k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 8s 8s
Maximum shutter speed 1/1500s 1/2000s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 5.00 m -
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync -
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30, 15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (60, 30, 15 fps) 1280 x 720
Max video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video file format Motion JPEG -
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) none
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 150g (0.33 lbs) -
Dimensions 104 x 60 x 20mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 0.8") 102 x 57 x 19mm (4.0" x 2.2" x 0.7")
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 (2 or 10 sec, Double, Motion) -
Time lapse recording
Type of storage MicroSD/ MicroSDHC, Internal -
Storage slots Single Single
Launch price $330 -