- 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
- Announced January 2011
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Samsung ST6500 overview
Samsung ST6500 is Samsung's Ultracompact camera originally introduced on January of 2011. It includes a 16 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 4608 x 3456.
The ST6500 is rated #43 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras and all around #929 out of 1459 for cameras in our list. You can try out our Advanced camera search to see camera results based on your personal factors.
Here is a diagram of specific criteria used in the scoring system.
Samsung ST6500 family
The Samsung ST6500 comes with a history of related cameras. Underneath, you can take a look at all older and the latest models along with main specifications.
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Samsung ST6500 Gallery
You can check the ST6500 from various angles in the gallery below.
Samsung ST6500 Pros and Cons
Below is a shortlist of benefits and drawbacks of the Samsung ST6500 based on criterias that are normally seen as important in a camera.
Samsung ST6500 Sensor details
The sensor measurement on the Samsung ST6500 is 6.08mm x 4.56mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to resolve 4608 x 3456 pixels and aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
The CCD sensor boasts 16MP and features a native ISO range of 80 to 3200. Sadly, RAW photos are not supported so the user has less margin for error.
The picture below displays the ST6500's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The ST6500 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.9 and is highlighted in green.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
To get an idea of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Samsung ST6500 dimensions
Samsung ST6500 is 0.00 lbs ( grams or 0.00 oz) and the volume of the camera is 102mm x 57mm x 19mm (4.0" x 2.2" x 0.7"). The weight of general Ultracompact camera is 121 grams and the Samsung ST6500 is lighter in comparison with other competitors.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
Listed below is a visual of the Samsung ST6500 beside a softdrink so you can have a sense of its scale.
The top view below will show the button layout on the ST6500.
Samsung ST6500 Lens specs
The ST6500 provides a built-in lens and it has a focal range of 26-130mm making it a 5.0 x zoom which may not be exceptional nevertheless it would certainly be useful in a few cases.
At the widest 26mm, it provides an aperture of f which is beneficial in low light conditions and capturing good bokeh. It would also let you go with a much lower ISO to have cleaner files.
Samsung ST6500 Connectivity
The ST6500 has the following connectivity:
Cameras which have NFC and Bluetooth support can be used wirelessly by smartphones. You are able to transfer pictures and sometimes adjust camera settings with no need to connect physically to the camera.
Several applications even enable a Liveview and press the shutter when you aren't near the camera. If the camera features a HDMI out, it can be hooked up to an external screen. Most cameras will allow you to recharge the battery through the USB socket.
Samsung ST6500 Video specs
The highest video resolution on the Samsung ST6500 is 1280 x 720 and it can shoot in format. 720p is terrible by today's requirements. You should try to get a minimum FUll HD resolution for video. The camera doesn't include a mic and headphone socket so you get little control over your sound. It is perhaps a better idea to order a different camera should you need good sound in your video clips.
Samsung ST6500 Weather Sealing
There is no weather sealing on the Samsung ST6500 so you need to be cautious in rainy and dusty situations.
Samsung ST6500 Display and Viewfinder
The Samsung ST6500 includes a 3" fixed display supporting a resolution of 460k dots.
Moreover the display is touch friendly so you will be able to shift focus point as well as adjust settings using your fingertips.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The View Finder specifications regarding Samsung ST6500 are the following:
- ViewFinder None
In those bright outdoor situations which make the camera screens washed out and tough to view, viewfinders can be pretty helpful.
Samsung ST6500 Shutter specs
The max shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.
Samsung ST6500 Flash and Hot shoe specs
Samsung ST6500 has got only inbuilt flash with missing external flash ability.
Samsung ST6500 Autofocusing specs
Samsung ST6500 has got just Contrast Based Auto Focus and lacks Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is more snappier and exact in comparison with Contrast Based focusing.
Samsung ST6500 has not got manual focusing. Manual focusing mode can be useful during low light scenarios or you need more precise focus control.
Samsung ST6500 Battery life
The typical Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 has the highest (320) battery life within this type of cameras.
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Samsung ST6500 for varying kinds of photography
The following diagram provides a analysis of the Samsung ST6500 for varying kinds of photography. To look at more, go to the specific paragraph below.
Portrait photography with Samsung ST6500
The Samsung ST6500 has a points total of 30 which is terrible, meaning that it is not appropriate to use for portraits. Photographing portrait photos leans heavily to sensor resolution, RAW support in addition to the ability to utilize off-camera flash.
Samsung ST6500 as a Street photography camera
With a moderate points tally of 50, the Samsung ST6500 is fairly suitable for street photography. A decent street photography camera gives a perfect balance of picture quality plus portability.
Sports photography with Samsung ST6500
A terrible sports photography points total of 29 suggests the Samsung ST6500 is not appropriate for photographing sports. A camera needs great autofocus and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Samsung ST6500 Travel photography factors
Size is super crucial when selecting a travel camera. Over-all, the Samsung ST6500 gets a very good 74 as a travel camera which is a fine fit to take on your journeys.
Samsung ST6500 Landscape photography information
If you are planning to choose a camera for landscape photography, the most essential aspect is going to be image quality. The Samsung ST6500 with it's terrible grade of 43 as a landscape camera is not appropriate among it's competition.
Vlogging with Samsung ST6500
A vlogging camera should offer a articulating display screen, mic input and preferably image stabilization. Considering every thing, the Samsung ST6500 is not appropriate for vlogging as it gets a terrible score of 32.
Samsung ST6500 Alternatives
If you need alternatives to the ST6500, below is a list of the top rated cameras which fall in to the family of Ultracompact.
The graph followed below will give you a bird's eye view of the ST6500 versus it's highest scored competitors suggested above.
These are some more cameras you might see as alternative options. To review a comprehensive comparison, simply click the "compare" link.