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      01.03.2012 18:14
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      Samsung camera, with a few faults but a genuinely good camera if you can get past the excessive amou

      I'm by no means a photographer but in the right situation I do like to take the occasional photo - like to have things to remember, like some nights out and to watch all the random things in my life that have happened. I never had a proper digital camera of my own, I always used to pinch one of my dad's - so about a year ago I decided I had to get one of my own, I had been using my mobile phone but since I changed it I'd lost the amazing camera it had - so I had no choice really. I had to pick Samsung almost all my gadgets are Samsung! ~*~ Samsung ~*~ Samsung is a South Korean company that I would guess that a lot of people have heard of, since to be honest they make a little bit of everything really. They are one of the companies that happen to be one with a bit of a better reputation. So it is quite a popular brand, among others. In the past two years I've seen a lot of products from this company; anything from mobile phones and televisions all the way to hoovers and even microwaves. Personally I've had a laptop, mobile phone, a camera and even an external hard drive - so at one point I was a bit of a Samsung junkie! ~*~ Stats ~*~ 12.2 megapixel camera TFT LCD Display 2.7inch Display Screen Flash modes; Auto, Auto and Red Eye, Fill-in Flash, Slow Sync, Flash Off and Red Eye Fix 20Mb internal memory SDHC card maximum 32 GB USB connection 2 speakers Rechargeable battery Self-timer; 2 or 10 seconds 3.58 inches wide, 2.2 inches high, and 0.6 inches deep ~*~ My Experience ~*~ I've had the camera for just over a year so I've spent a lot of time playing with the various settings on the camera and I've had varying times with it. In the box, all I got was my camera, a cable and the battery; well the wrist strap to but that attaches to the camera anyways. To be honest it's all you really need to because the moment you switch on the camera it is all pretty much either onscreen instructions or really self-explanatory - even the button to switch it on and off says power on it - you definitely can't miss it! Starting up the camera and set-up - well you don't actually have to do it, you can do it later on if you are in a desperate rush to get using your camera. To be honest all you set up is the time, date and which time zone you're in. Clever thing that cameras they remember it unless you take the battery out - then the memory will forget it but to be honest it's not difficult to change anyway. Considering on the back of the camera there is a menu button and it's easy to change in the menu using the wheel around the menu button, and up, down, side to side to select your time and date options. Couldn't be easier! One of the better things about this camera is that you can literally use it right out of the box - but the memory or pictures if really quite low at only 20Mb, on the top setting I got very few photos at all, if I needed them - but I had already thought about it and got myself a 8Gb memory card anyways so didn't need to use it - the camera will take up to a 32Gb memory card in you get a SDHC, which is essentially a high quality one, they are more expensive by a tiny amount - but on the normal SD you can only get 2Gb at the most for the camera so it's worth extra not to have to keep emptying the camera all the time and have videos. Thankfully the camera doesn't slow down as the memory card fills up as I have seen in some cameras as the videos mount up - they seem to clog cameras quite a lot - it takes a second or two to bring the full video up for playback, but it won't take all day if you're wanting to show someone. Similarly with photos the larger the size of them the longer they take to load, but it is still quite quick - and another good point of this camera is that regardless how many pictures and videos you have it will let you scroll through them really quickly. (By pressing the circular button with the side on triangle in it.) It does make using this camera really easy the majority of the time! The quality of the images obviously depends on the user's choice of megapixels, because you can go quite low to decrease the size of the pictures; you can take it as 1mp of photo which is really small and a very low file size, in increments all the way up to 12mp which will give you the best pictures. On top of this you can also make a decision of the level of fine on your photo, from normal up to superfine - this will also increase or decrease your file size. Which if anyone like me does 'Shop and Scan' taking photos of those damn receipts does mean having to drop it down to quite a low quality to even get them to take one picture at a time. So I was constantly finding myself changing the quality. That and when you transfer them over to your computer or laptop it can take an age if there are a lot of pictures or videos in that high quality. Quality of the videos basically stays in one level of quality and it really is good - though you can chose the high quality function which does take more memory, though you can't actually zoom in because you will lose all your audio. I tend to only use my video function at gigs, and considering I always manage to get really close to the front I don't need to use a zoom thankfully. The video quality really surprised me because it is so good even with really loud noises such as gigs - you can listen back and hear every word of the sons with no distortion; even with the video I took at new year in London where I recorded the fireworks it's an easily watchable video with no distortion and you're not going to blow your eardrums out watching it. My main criticism about this camera for me personally is that there are too many different modes to take a photo - and the last thing you need to be going through lots of modes to try and get the right one for that moment, especially if you are taking an opportunist picture. Alternatively there is an automatic mode that offers the camera to decide which mode it needs to be in; problem is it normally picks the wrong one so puts a useless flash on in the idle of the day. So I tend to use a normal non specified mode for the day time, rather than portrait or beach mode, and then if I know I'll be out at night I will change it to night mode as the camera will remember it even if you switch the camera off. So save yourself precious time not having to trail through modes when you want to see it. The flash as well if you look at it at night you will be blinded its lovely, but occasionally it will brighten your image too much and ruin it but it doesn't happen often. You can put tones on your pictures like black and white if you want but personally think it looks a bit naff on an everyday photo so I never normally bother with it. The camera comes with an anti-shake feature, but it's rubbish, my last experience with it was not the best I think I went through every setting I could and put it on to try and take a picture that would be amazing to keep and it just looked blurry and awful - but my boyfriend took it on his iPhone and it came out perfectly, so I've just stolen his photo instead since we were both there! The zoom on this camera is a four times optical zoom, and it's alright if you aren't going as far as it will go - otherwise you can enjoy heavily pixelated photographs that are small file sized but you'll only be able to tell what it is from looking at it from further away - it distorts faces like you wouldn't believe so if you can't get close enough to take a picture of someone don't zoom too much because you'll not be able to identify them! Aesthetically it's not a bad looking camera it fits nicely in the palm of your hand, and is really easy to hold for a long time if you're recording something - though you will get arm ache but then that's not the cameras fault! I have the black version but there are many colours available, red, silver and I think there is a purple as well, it just looks like a camera to me, I did find though apart from the fact it's really light - that it scratches the colour off really easily if you put it in your pocket outside of a case! I did it in London and now I'm missing some black off one edge of the camera.... Whoops! Now it might sound that I despise this camera, but I don't hate it all that much, I just wish it wasn't so full of different functions, for a simple everyday camera, it sure is full of junk that I just don't use... I'm sure for those people that think they're photographers and like to take photos in black and white for the fun of it - they might use them, but if I want that I get a proper large camera where the pictures are great. It's good for everyday usage, catching your kids doing something funny, pictures of your friends on a night out, but don't try and be a photographer with it because you will be bitterly disappointed. The battery lasts an age, I had my camera on all night at a gig a few months back, 4 videos and almost 100 photos and it still had a bar of battery out of three left. So no complaints there; I do like my camera when it's on a normal setting - just for my shop and scan the pictures are too large, so now do them with my iPhone because it's quicker than having to upload them onto my laptop (which incidentally is about to kick the bucket!) So buy this if you fancy a now cheap camera, with good quality photos, but you aren't worried about any fancy effects - from a brand that will always bring you brilliant quality products. ~*~ Price and Availability ~*~ You can get this from various places from eBay to electrical stores but since it's an older camera now it's getting a bit harder to find. It is however still available from play.com at £119 but I only paid £99 for it from a catalogue so that's quite pricey... There is a red one available on eBay at the moment for £52 so they can be quite a bargain so keep your eyes peeled for the Samsung ST60 it is all over the place at various prices!

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        06.11.2011 12:39
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        great camera, well worth £70

        I received this camera as a birthday present 2 years ago and have been using it on my travels around the world. I can say that it is durable as it has survived a few drops. Its available for around £70-80 so it is defiantly good value for money. The ultra slim Samsung st60 is great not only in its appearance but also the features it has. The amazing digital camera from Samsung is a wopping 12.2 mp that takes great pictures and is great for holidays. The compact design allows the user to carry the camera around in your pocket. I love the shiny metal exterior casing making this a stylish and sexy looking camera. The 4x zoom is great although the more you zoom the more blurry the picture looks(as with all other cameras). It is very easy to use and there is a instructions manual that comes along with it to help along. The pictures taken on the camera appear to be bright and vibrant in colour. The digital camera also records video(although not great quality) as with nearly all digital cameras these days. The battery life is really good as it lasts long but needs to be charged for quite long (2-3 hours) and recording videos can decrease its battery life rapidly. If you are looking for professional photography then this is not for you, although the pictures are great they are not perfect and does not have all the features a professional camera has. Hope this review has helped, thanks for reading.

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          27.03.2011 08:32
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          Good at what it aims to do

          The Samsung ST60 is a competent enough compact digital camera which because of its slim design and 121g weight is ideal for carrying in yor bag to capture the joy of a night out with friends or for family days when you do not want to burdened down with a larger camera. It is also pretty cheap as you can get it for under £70 however do be aware that you will also have to add in the cost of an sd card as the internal memory is only 20mb. It is a hard wearing camera that I have taken to concerts and out on a hen party and it copes really well with some of the heavy handed handling from myself and others. In the box you get a couple of cables, the battery and charger along with a cd containing the software provided to load and manipulate your pictures and a wrist strap. I have the black version that is pictured however it also comes in silver, red or a rather garish purple. I have been pleased with the general quality of the pictures, it has 12.2 megapixels and a 5x zoom which was useful for when at a concert or festival but it does have its limitations after all this is just a basic compact camera so it is most comfortable with close up shots rather things at a distance, you need to splash a lot more cash for those sort of shots. I have found that on the smart auto system there are plenty of built in features such as the ability to adjust for camera shake and anti red eye features to help inprove the quality of your pictures especially when you are having a bit of trouble focusing your own eyes let alone a camera lens. You can also shoot HD quality videos with the camera however these do take up a large chunk of memory and battery power. One neat feature that I had not come across before is that it has software to recognise he same face in pictures and you can therefore search by face to find all the pictures that you have of that person, this is really useful fr sorting out things like baby pictures to send to relatives while at the same time cutting out any ones of drunken half naked friends you do not want Granny to see. The full specification is listed below and is copied from the manufacturer site. General Product Type Digital camera - compact Width 9.1 cm Depth 1.7 cm Height 5.6 cm Weight 121 g Enclosure Colour Black Main Features Resolution 12.2 Megapixel Colour Support Colour Optical Sensor Type CCD Total Pixels 12,400,000 pixels Effective Sensor Resolution 12,200,000 pixels Optical Sensor Size 1/2.3" Light Sensitivity ISO 100, ISO 800, ISO 400, ISO 200, ISO 80, ISO 1600, ISO 3200, ISO auto Digital Zoom 5 x Shooting Modes Frame movie mode Shooting Programs Landscape, portrait mode, text, close-up, backlight, self-portrait, Children, food, fireworks, night scene, sunset, dawn, snow, cafe Image Stabiliser Electronic Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec Min Shutter Speed 16 sec Exposure Metering Multi-segment, centre-weighted, spot Exposure Modes Programme, automatic Exposure Compensation ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps Face Detection Yes White Balance Custom, automatic, presets Digital Video Format H.264 Still Image Format JPEG Video Capture H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 30 fps H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 15 fps H.264 - 640 x 480 - 30 fps H.264 - 640 x 480 - 15 fps H.264 - 320 x 240 - 60 fps H.264 - 320 x 240 - 30 fps Memory / Storage Supported Flash Memory SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card Integrated Memory 31 MB Image Storage JPEG 4000 x 3000 JPEG 3264 x 2448 JPEG 2560 x 1920 JPEG 2048 x 1536 JPEG 1024 x 768 JPEG 1920 x 1080 JPEG 3968 x 2232 JPEG 3984 x 2656 Camera Flash Camera Flash Built-in flash Flash Modes Fill-in mode, slow synchro, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction Red Eye Reduction Built-in Effective Flash Range 0.4 m - 3 m Lens System Type Zoom lens - 4.9 mm - 19.6 mm - f/3.2-5.9 Focal Length 4.9 mm - 19.6 mm Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera 27.5 - 110mm Focus Adjustment Automatic Auto Focus TTL contrast detection Min Focus Range 80 cm Macro Focus Range 8cm Lens Aperture F/3.2-5.9 Optical Zoom 4 x Zoom Adjustment Motorised drive Features Built-in lens shield Additional Features Self Timer Yes Self Timer Delay 10 sec, 2sec Additional Features Audio recording, direct print, USB 2.0 compatibility, built-in speaker, date/time stamp, DPOF support, PictBridge support, face retouch, 720p HD movie recording, in-camera red-eye fix, photo album function, face detection, USB charging, Auto Contrast Balance (ACB), Exif Print support, Blink Detection technology, Smile Detection technology, Recycle Bin function, Face Recognition Display Type LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.7" - colour Display Form Factor Built-in Display Format 230,000 pixels Microphone Type Microphone - built-in Microphone Technology Electret condenser Microphone Operation Mode Mono Connections Connector Type 1 x USB 1 x composite video/audio output Expansion Slot(s) 1 x SD Memory Card Software Software Drivers & Utilities System Requirements for PC Connection Operating System Support MS Windows XP, MS Windows 2000, Apple MacOS X 10.3 or later, MS Windows Vista Peripheral Devices USB port Miscellaneous Included Accessories Wrist strap Power Power Device Power adapter - external Battery Supported Battery Samsung BP-70A Supported Battery Details 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 740 mAh ( included ) Environmental Parameters Min Operating Temperature 0 °C Max Operating Temperature 40 °C

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            16.03.2011 13:31
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            worth buying so long as you arnt looking for anything professional

            This is a good camera, it has 4x optical zoom and 12.2 mega pixels, which doesn't sound like a lot but the pictures are always very clear. Comes with usb to put on to the computer, and photos never seem to blur, the colours always look nice and bright, and this camera is slim and easy to carry around with you. You never know when i camera will be needed to capture a priceless moment, and this camera is pretty low in price as far as cameras go, obviously this isn't a professional type camera, but its ideal to take on nights out, this camera can also record video, a feature im yet to pay much attention to, but some would see this as a big bonus, this camera is charged just by being plugged in to the usb via your laptop, which means simply charge it while loading and editing your photos, so this makes it very easy and convenient, with no messing around with new batteries or a separate charging system. You can pick this camera up for about £70 and i would say it was worth it, it has everything you will need, and is very simple to use, i didn't even read the instruction booklet, the pictures are of a good quality, i have no huge criticisms, it obviously isnt the best camera in the world, but you would struggle to find better for the price.

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              01.03.2011 14:50
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              Good at what it does but improvements could be made.

              I have just brought a new digital camera as mine was old and outdated. I have chosen the Samsung ST60 because it looks really nice in the shiny red and the product specification impressed me. I got mine from Amazon for £69.99 which I thought was really good for a 12mega pixel camera. I have had a Samsung camera in the past before and it was really easy to use and took good pictures. When I got this camera home I took it out the box and was impressed with the size and shape of the camera. I thought that the setup of the camera was average, not at easy as previous models but still not that complicated. Navigating through the settings are simple enough and if you have problems the manual provides all the relevant information. Using the camera: I like the features like face recognition and auto focus because it means you don't have to do much, just aim the camera at the person your taking the picture off and the camera does the rest. The zoom was really good as well I thought it's a x4 wide lens zoom and give good crystal clear pictures even at max zoom. The only real bad thing I can see at the moment is that it does not have enough built in memory so I had to purchase an SD card. The packaging is minimal and because of this some of the cables are shortened which can be a pain when charging the camera or connecting it to the computer. The camera can record really good videos of your best moments and it does it all in 720p HD quality. Shape: The size is small and compact, it looks really designed well. You can get it in a range of colours, RED, Silver Pink ect. It's a good shape to fit in your hand to take pictures with. Overall: The camera I think is a good buy because it takes good quality pictures, great HD videos, has good zoom, features (face detection, smart album, duel image stabilisation) it's a good shape and size for a camera, It fits in my pocket and its not too small for me to drop. Picture quality = 9 Video quality = 10 Size= 8 Features = 8 Memory= 4 Overall = 7/8

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              27.01.2011 23:22
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              highly recommended

              I bought this camera just before our holiday and it did everything i wanted it to. It is small and compact and easy to carry in a handbag or rucksack, not taking up too much space. It is also easy to use and doesn't take minutes of menu fiddling before use. This is always a bonus to avoid those..it's over before my camera warms up....moments! The quality of the pictures really surprised me as i didn't expect something so small to produce such high quality snaps. They are very clear and have a proffesional edge to them. It also has a very large memory capacity without the need of an extra sim card. This is handy for anyone who is on holiday. No need to worry about running out of space. It has a very sensitive zoom facility and can be used for video capture as well. The video capture is also simple and has a very good sound and picture quality. The large 6cm screen is very helpful when fillming or when trying to capture that perfect picture. This camera is very good value for money and i would definately recommend it.

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                21.01.2011 21:05
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                Nice camera for the price

                I bought this camera because I needed one small enough to fit into the palm of my hand. I am very impressed with the 720p HD quality video with records at an impressive 30 frames per second. I also love using the sketch mode to edit my clips and pictures. I can then simply plug it into my laptop and watch/share them from my laptop. This camera takes very professional videos and I'm really impressed, I mean it's not the most amazing camera compared to some more expensive cameras but it's not too far behind my friend's £500 camera. There are many photo modes which make taking the perfect picture really can be very easy once you've got used to all the modes. The camera also has an object tracking feature which will capture anything that just won't sit still! I find this perfect when trying to take photos of my cat! The brightness that comes with the Samsung ST60 it really good. The screen is a 2.7'' LCD which offers amazing contrast and colour, which provides a really clear image. I love this camera!:]

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                  09.01.2011 13:37
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                  Bargain!

                  I have recently been given this camera as a gift, and so far I am extremely pleased with it. I wanted a relatively cheap, but reliable camera that I would be able to carry around wherever I went, and this camera has been just that and more! First thing I like about it is its size, it is small and sleek, the thin design is great for when you want to either carry it in your pocket or if you put it in a small handbag, it isn't too bulky which is perfect for when I go out with friends. I didn't really mind if the quality wasn't the best of the best, as I'm not using it for taking "professional pictures", but it is 12.2 megapixels so I am extremely pleased with that, if I were to use it to take some nice quality pictures, I know the images would be very high quality. The zoom is a 4x Optical zoom, which is a lot better than digital zoom as the quality of the image isn't compromised when you zoom in to take a photograph, although the image isn't as clear as it would have been without using the zoom, it is reasonably good and shows up a lot better once you put them onto a computer. The screen is a nice size, 2.7 inches, which is big enough to see the pictures quite well, and makes the camera easier to use, I don't fiddle around with many of the features and it works just fine, it is easy to figure out how to turn on/off the flash, take videos, etc. The camera also takes HD videos, which is a bonus, the quality of the video was higher than I expected, if you decide to buy this camera then you are getting a very good deal for your money. I also think it would be the perfect camera for someone that is starting to get into taking photos, maybe a teenager. At around £80-£90 pounds, this camera is definitely worth it. It is available in a few different colours; black, silver, red and purple, (there may be some more but these are the ones I have found), but personally I would go with the black one as on amazon they are charging nearly £40 more for the purple one. If you are looking for a nice camera when you are on the go, or something small you might want to take on a trip, or a gift for someone, I recommend this camera to all of you, it is a great buy!

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                    19.12.2010 21:42

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                    A great camera packed with fun little things to keep everyone entertained.

                    I bought this camera after my previous Canon digital camera broke. I had previously only ever owned a Canon make of camera so I decided to take a risk and go for this Samsung. The initial draw to this particular model was the appealing look it has, the black and silver combination gives it a smart and sleek finish enhanced also by the slim line casing. The facial recognition software is a big plus as well as the zoom which seems to keep the photo quality even as the camera is zoomed in. A fantastic multimedia centre within a camera! Text viewer, Music, video all in one small Camera. A great companion to take on holiday to capture the best moments as photos or in quality HD video. The Camera also boast the very best stabilisation software giving you crisp images no mater what condition they are taken in. An all round great camera well worth a look at!

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                    29.11.2010 22:01
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                    Good camera for quick photos.

                    This camera is more than adequate for point and shoot holiday snaps. They come out crisp and clear every time even when the camera is set to take medium quality pictures. Good points: -Slim design, easy to carry around -Easy to use, no complicated settings- just point and shoot. Though you can change some things if you'd rather -Plenty of predefined modes- the camera has plenty of settings ready to choose from. Bad points: -The screen is pretty shiny, can be difficult to see whats happening in bright sunlight -The zoom isnt amazing, 4x optical is okay but when trying to get in further the quality decreases rapidly - The life of the battery is pretty poor compared to some others. Overall: I'd suggest this camera to anyone wanting to take the odd photo here and there of their holidays, the kids etc. Don't be fooled by the 12MP's though..... if you're after a professional camera then a DSLR is what you want.... this camera just takes a picture of whats infront of it . Nothing artsy.

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                      his is no good for anything except point and shoot holiday snaps.rni made a big mistake buying this in haste at dubai airport's duty-free counter.rnit good points are: slim, lightweight, nice sized lcdrnthat's it.rnrnthe bad points are:rnsuffers horribly from camera shakernno manual control of shutter speed or aperturerntends to overexpose light areasrnlens quality is very poor with a lot of poorly focused photosrnrnin summary my 5 year old sony 7mp point and shoot has much much better quality, the samsung was a waste of money and will be a present for the kids once i return home after this triprn

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                      20.10.2010 18:05
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                      Brilliant camera for the normal user who wants nice holiday pics etc

                      I bought this camera for my girlfriend, for when we went away together (little gift for me to) and she loved it. The cameras nice and small, and feels amazing to hold (buttons can feel a bit plastic and tacky when you press them, but this is being extremely picky). The quality of the photos is both excellent on the camera and when transferred on to the computer. It boasts HD video, but it doesn't really live up to this. I certainly wouldn't purchase if I wanted to make videos rather than photos, but who buys a photo camera for that anyway!? With the camera being samsung, i was not expecting anything unbelievable, as cameras aren't their first port of call, so remember this if you purchase. But for the price (I paid around £100) you cannot complain. This camera is brilliant for holidays, nights out and such. You'll need to buy an SD card to, as the internal memory is practically nothing. I prefer this anyway. If you have a laptop with an SD reader, you can just pop it in without having to root around for the right cable.

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                        20.10.2010 14:18
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                        Great product

                        I was bought this camera as a gift for my birthday and it has been a reliable camera and had lots of use, the size is small and thin and it fits in my handbag and is light enough to carry around when we go on holiday. I like the size of it as it is convenient for just popping in your bag and snapping the odd photo when you need to, before i got this I used to go places and think i wish I had a camera with me as I would see things that I would have photographed. It is a nice sturdy stainless steel case which can take the knocks of being in a handbag. The ST60 automatically adjusts the focus and exposure on up to 20 faces. Smart Face Recognition also lets you quickly search for people in your album without having to go through every single photo. It also automatically organises your photos by type, date, colour, week, this helps you to find your photo's easily when browsing through your album. The camera comes boxed with a good user manual that is easy to follow and has all the information you need to get you started with your new camera. there is a USB lead for you to load your photo's onto your computer and a disc to get your camera connected onto your computer. You have to buy your memory card seperately, but that is usually the case with most other camera's as well as this one. I find this camera easy to use with it's auto focus, video mode and all the other features that help me to take better photographs. I like the design and the fact that it is light and handy to carry around. It has been a useful camera for me to own and the price is affordable for anyone. I would be happy to recommend this camera to you if your looking for a good little camera for a gift or just to have for yourself.

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                          18.10.2010 13:37
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                          A neat looking compact camera

                          Samsung has been my choice for phones over the years, however I have never tried any of their camera products - I was out looking for a new compact camera to take on a small trip and decided to go with this as it looked sleek and fitted both my budget and needs. Firstly I'll note that the camera is very slim and quite small, has a 12 megapixel lens and is great for taking some snaps whilst on holiday, it does provide some very good quality - it's easy to carry around and quite light, yet sturdy. The picture taking quality is great, I was actually very happy about how well it retains it's quality even when blown up to a larger size - does it's job very well as a nice little camera that can produce great pictures. A little more memory would have been nice, however it was fine for the price it's listed at, you will still need to pick up an SD card however. As for the HD recording option included with this camera, it does it's job for short bursts of footage, anything that would be recorded in the spur of the moment - however for solid HD recording it cannot surpass a video recorded in my opinion. At the current price I recommend it highly, it does it's job and it does it well - it looks great and has some great features you can play around with.

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                            13.10.2010 16:05
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                            A above-average compact that looks and feels more expensive than it is

                            I have always opted for Sony or Nikon cameras but having heard good things about recent Samsung products I decided to give the ST60 a try when I was in need of a compact digital camera at a decent price. The camera itself is nice and compact (this is not always the case with supposedly compact cameras) and very slim. This makes it very easy to fit the ST60 into a pocket without feeling uncomfortable. The camera feels solid and sturdy and I have banged into a few objects with the cam still in my pocket and it has withstood any impact. The picture quality is good for a camera in this price range. The ST60 makes it easy to point and shoot for those just looking to turn on their camera and click away. However, there are enough manual functions that allow picture refinement for anyone looking to take their photography skills to a higher level. The ST60 has the ability to record movies in HD but while this is a useful feature it does not compete with a quality HD video recorder. The HD function is good for short, fun captures but the quality is not brilliant and there is no HDMI output on the Samsung, which kind of defeats the object. The built-in memory is average and you will need to invest in an SD card. I would advise opting for a decent SD card rather than a budget one. I tried a cheap card and found transfers and uploads to be slow and sluggish. Once I upgraded to a better class SD the results were a lot better. The ST60 is a great looking camera that will impress friends and it takes good photos which is what matters. At 12 megapixels any photos you take can easily be blown up to A4 without a noticeable loss in quality if you require larger prints. The camera is a nice handy size, solid enough that you don't have to worry about it getting banged about on a night out, and the display screen has a good resolution. All in all the ST60 is a good camera at a reasonable price and I am more than happy with my purchase.

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                          • Product Details

                            The ultra slim ST60 is certainly a head-turner with its sleek metal body. With Samsung's latest technology inside, "Smart Auto 2.0" advanced scene recognition and in-camera digital contents management means your photos will look as good as your camera.

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                            Product Description: Samsung ST60 - digital camera
                            Product Type: Digital camera - compact
                            Memory Card Slot: SD card
                            Sensor Resolution: 12.2 Megapixel
                            Lens System: 4 x zoom lens - 4.9 - 19.6 mm - f/3.2-5.9
                            Focus Adjustment: Automatic
                            Min Focus Distance: 80 cm
                            Digital Zoom: 5 x
                            Image Stabiliser: Electronic
                            Camera Flash: Built-in flash
                            Display: LCD display - 2.7"
                            Supported Battery: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 740 mAh ( included )
                            AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio
                            Colour: Black
                            Dimensions (WxDxH): 9.1 cm x 1.7 cm x 5.6 cm
                            Weight: 121 g
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