Samsung ST600 summary
Samsung ST600 is Samsung's Ultracompact camera initially launched on January of 2010. It comes with a 14 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a max resolution of 4320 x 3240.
The ST600 comes in at #33 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras and over all #813 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our database. You should try our Smart camera filter to get camera rankings based on your personalized requirements.
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Samsung ST600 family
The Samsung ST600 is part of a family of products. You can view the detailed range underneath.
Samsung ST600 Gallery
You can check the ST600 from several angles in the gallery below.
Samsung ST600 Pros and Cons
Below is a list of advantages and drawbacks of the Samsung ST600 based on features which are usually considered necessary in a camera.
Samsung ST600 Sensor specifications
The specification of the sensor on the Samsung ST600 is 6.08mm x 4.56mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to capture 4320 x 3240 pixels and aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera includes Image Stabilization (Optical). Optical stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization since the latter can easily cause cropping.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The CCD sensor boasts 14 megapixels and gives a native ISO range of 80 to 4800. This ISO can also be widened electronically to a high of 6400. Unfortunately, RAW files are not supported so you have less margin for error.
The image underneath shows the ST600's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The ST600 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.9 and is highlighted in green.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Samsung ST600 dimensions
Samsung ST600 weighs around 0.33 pounds (150 gr or 5.29 oz) and the measurement of the camera is 104mm x 60mm x 20mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 0.8"). The weight of typical Ultracompact camera is 121 gr and the Samsung ST600 is weightier when compared to its rivals.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Here is a image of the Samsung ST600 beside a softdrink so you can have a feel for its scale.
The top view underneath will provide the button layout on the ST600.
Samsung ST600 Lens specifications
The ST600 provides a built-in lens featuring a focal range of 27-135mm making it a 5.0 x zoom which is not significant however it could be helpful in a few conditions.
At the widest 27mm, it offers an aperture of f3.3 which will be somewhat slow and not very good in low light occasions and you will find it difficult to capture good bokeh. You would also need to increase the ISO which results in noisy photographs. Towards the tele end, 135mm comes with f5.5 making it really sluggish and you may need to use slow shutter speeds.
Samsung ST600 Connectivity
The ST600 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that contain NFC and / or Bluetooth support are able to be used wirelessly via smartphones. You will be able to transfer pictures and at times alter camera settings without connecting straight to the camera.
Several applications even allow a Liveview and hit the shutter if you are not close to the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI out, it can easily be connected to an external screen. The majority of cameras enable you to charge the battery pack with the USB socket.
Samsung ST600 Video specifications
The max video resolution on the Samsung ST600 is 1280 x 720 and it can shoot in Motion JPEG format. 720p is low by today's requirements. You should aim for a minimum 1080p resolution for video recording. The camera does not have a mic and / or headphone port so you have little control over your audio. It is probably best to consider a different model in case you need good audio in your video clips.
Samsung ST600 Weather Sealing
Samsung ST600 does not include environment proofing so damp conditions might damage the camera.
Samsung ST600 Display and Viewfinder
The Samsung ST600 comes with a 3.5" fixed display supporting a resolution of 1,152k dots.
Moreover the display is touch friendly so you can easily switch focus points as well as adjust settings with your fingers.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
The View Finder specifications regarding Samsung ST600 are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are pretty handy in sunny outdoor situations which might make the camera display washed out and difficult to view.
Samsung ST600 Shutter specifications
The highest shutter speed is 1/1500s.
Samsung ST600 Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Samsung ST600 includes only in-built flash with missing external flash support.
Samsung ST600 Autofocusing specifications
Samsung ST600 includes just Contrast Detect Autofocus and is missing Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more faster and accurate when compared to Contrast Detect autofocusing.
Samsung ST600 has touch to focus. You can use your fingers to adjust where you focus. Samsung ST600 does not have manual focus. Manual focus mode can be useful in low light or you need more exact depth of field control.
Samsung ST600 Battery life
The usual Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 features the maximum (320) battery life in this group of cameras.
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Samsung ST600 for various kinds of photography
The following graph presents a summary of the Samsung ST600 for various kinds of photography. To learn more, scroll to the specific paragraph underneath.
Samsung ST600 Portrait photography features
The Samsung ST600 gets a score of 30 which is low, and means the camera is not really very good to use for portraits. Shooting portrait images favors greatly towards sensor resolution, RAW support in addition to the ability to work with external flash.
Samsung ST600 Street photography details
With a modest points total of 60, the Samsung ST600 is fairly adequate for street photography. A decent street photography camera comes with a perfect balance of image quality and portability.
Samsung ST600 Sports photography highlights
A low sports photography points total of 44 means the Samsung ST600 is not really very good for photographing sports. A camera really should have fantastic autofocus and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Samsung ST600 Travel photography information
Size is pretty critical in getting a camera for travel. Over-all, the Samsung ST600 gets a nice 65 for a travelling camera which makes it a respectable fit to buy for your journeys.
Samsung ST600 Landscape photography details
For anyone looking to buy a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most essential factor will be image quality. The Samsung ST600 at it's low grade of 44 as a landscape camera is not really very good in the current marketplace.
Samsung ST600 Vlogging advice
A camera for vlogging preferably should have a moving display, microphone port and preferably IBIS. Considering all the details, the Samsung ST600 is not really very good for vlogging as it receives a low rating of 30.
Samsung ST600 Alternatives
If you are interested in alternatives to the ST600, here is a list of the top rated cameras which fall into the class of Ultracompact.
The line chart followed below gives you a bird's eye view of the ST600 compared to it's top rated rivals listed earlier.
There are a bunch of cameras you might have a look at as alternate options. To browse through a detailed comparison, go to the "compare" link.