On July 21 2010, Samsung announced the two DualView cameras
- ST600 and ST100. The two cameras are the new flagship models of the Samsung DualView camera family that features 14.2 Megapixels sensor, an upgrade to their front LCD screens which now measure 1.8-inch compared to the 1.5-inch front LCD screens found on their DualView predecessors.
The Samsung ST600 has a 5x optical zoom / 27mm wide lens, while the ST100 offers a 5x optical inner zoom / 35mm angle lens. The Samsung DualView ST600 and ST100 are also available in stylish, mood-inspired colors, including purple (ST600) and pink (ST100), and are encased in a slim and sleek compact frame with a metallic finish. The Samsung ST600 and ST100 are listed for retail at $329.99 and $349.99 respectively. The ST600 is currently selling at around $170. Here is the summary of review by Steve's Digicam:
"While the ST600 and ST100 share a similar 14-megapixel image sensor and a 5x optical zoom lens, I noticed that the ST600 was able to produce images that are slightly crisper. I contribute this to the wide view zoom lens used on the ST600, which seems to produce sharper images throughout the focal range. Like its sibling, exposures are good and colors are very pleasing. The ST600's 5x optical zoom covers a nice wide 35mm equivalent range of approx. 27-135mm. The wider zoom range will make taking photos indoors much easier, especially when using the Dual View options. You'll also enjoy the 27mm wide end when out capturing landscapes. The 135mm telephoto capabilities are nice for tightly framing your portrait or marco type subjects; just don't expect to bring a distant subject up close. The ST600's 720p HD video option is nothing to get excited about. You have standard options for 720p (1280x720, 30fps), VGA (640x480) or QVGA (320x240) resolutions, with a frame rate of 30 or 15fps. Video is saved using the MPEG-4 (.MP4) file format. Unlike most digicams, the ST600 does allow you to toggle the optical zoom while recording. The only negative about zooming in a movie is that sound recording stops while the lens is moving. So, your video will be silent for a brief moment while you adjust the focal length. Like many of their other models, the ST600 offers a unique Smart Movie mode option where the camera acts much like it would in Smart Auto still record mode. It will analyze the scene and choose the best settings to help you capture more pleasing video. From looking over our video results, the ST600 was able to record HD video that looks Ok at best. Exposure is decent, however the video lacks any real sharpness. Still, the ability to record video is a nice option to have, just don't expect to capture the same quality that one would acquire with a HD equipped digital camcorder.
Bottom line - Samsung's ST600 is an appealing ultra-compact camera that is loaded with many standard features for a 14-megapixel camera in today's market, but with the addition of their unique Dual View functionality. While not quite as slim as the ST100, the ST600 offers a nicer 5x optical zoom that is able to produce sharper images throughout the zoom range. With a street price of $329 US or less, the ST600 offers a great value, especially considering the Dual View features; which are found on only a select number of cameras. "
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