Samsung ST550 Review

December 10, 2009 | Mark Goldstein |


Image sensor Type 1/2.33″ (appox 7.79mm) CCD
Effective Pixel Approx. 12.2 Mega-pixel
Total Pixel Approx. 12.4 Mega-pixel
Lens Focal Length Schneider-KREUZNACH Lens f = 4.9 ~ 22.5mm (35mm film equivalent: 27 ~ 124.2mm)
F No. F3.5 (W) ~ F5.9 (T)
Digital Zoom Still Image mode: 1.0X ~ 5.0X Play mode: 1.0X ~ 12.5X (depends on image size)
Focusing Type TTL auto focus (Multi AF, Center AF, Face Detection AF, Smart Touch AF, Smart Face Recognition AF, One Touch Shooting)
Range Normal: 80cm ~ infinity Macro: 5cm ~ 80cm (Wide), 50cm ~ 80cm (Tele) Auto Macro: 5cm ~ Infinity (Wide), 50cm ~ Infinity (Tele) Super Macro: 3cm ~ 8cm
Exposure Compensation ±2EV (1/3EV steps)
Control Program AE
ISO Equivalent Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Metering Multi, Spot, Center Weighted, Face Detection AE
Flash Modes Auto, Auto & Red-eye reduction, Fill-in flash, Slow sync, Flash off, Red eye fix
Recharging Time Approx. 4 sec.
Range Wide: 0.2m ~ 3.4m, Tele: 0.5m ~ 2.0m, (ISO AUTO)
Storage Media Internal Memory: About 55 MB
External Memory (Optional): Micro SD™ (up to 4 GB guaranteed) Micro SDHC (up to 8 GB guaranteed)
File format Still Image: JPEG (DCF), EXIF 2.21, DPOF 1.1, PictBridge 1.0 Movie Clip: H.264 (MPEG4.AVC) Audio: AAC
Image Size 12M: 4000 x 3000 pixels, 8M: 3264 x 2448 pixels, 5M: 2560 x 1920 pixels, 3M: 2048 x 1536 pixels 1M: 1024 x 768 pixels, 9MW: 3840 x 2160 pixels, 2MW: 1920 x 1080 pixels, 10MP: 3984 x 2656 pixels
Interface Audio Microphone: MonoInternal Speaker: Mono
Digital output connector USB 2.0
Video Out AV: NTSC, PAL (user selectable) SCC-AV34HDMI 1.2: NTSC, PAL (user selectable) (1)
DC power input 4.2V 34Pin
Physical Specification Dimensions (WxHxD) 99.8 x 59.8 x 18.6mm
Weight 165.7g (without battery and card)
Operating Temperature 0 ~ 40°C
Operationg Humidity 5 ~ 85%
Display Type TFT LCD
Feature Main Display: 3.5" (8.9cm) Wide 1152K Full Touch LCD Front Display: 1.5" (3.8cm) 185K TFT LCD
Movie Clip Recording With Audio or without Audio (Zoom Mute) (Max Recording time: 20min) Size: 1280 x 720 (30/15fps) High Quality, 1280 x 720 (30/15fps) Standard Quality, 640 x 480 (30/15fps), 320 x 240 (60/30/15fps) (2)
Effect Colour Style: Normal, Soft, Vivid, Forest, Retro, Cool, Calm, Classic, Negative, Custom
Edit Pause during recording, Still Image Capture, Time Trimming
Still Image Shooting Smart Auto, Auto, Program, Dual IS, Scene, Movie Clip (3)
Effect Photo Style Selector: Normal, Soft, Vivid, Forest, Retro, Cool, Calm, Classic, Negative, Custom RGB Image Adjust: Sharpness (Soft+, Soft, Normal, Vivid, Vivid+), Contrast (Hight+,High, Normal, Low, Low+), Saturation (++, +, Normal, -, --)
Edit Image Edit: Resize, Rotate, Trimming Photo Style Selector: Normal, Soft, Vivid, Forest, Retro, Cool, Calm, Classic, Negative, Custom RGB Special Effect: Colour Filter, Elegant, Add NoiseImage Adjust: Face Retouch, Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Red Eye Fix, ACBFunny Face: Face Retouch (Level 1,2,3), Red eye fix, Snow, Mosaic, Highlight
Special Feature   • 3.5" Wide Full Touch Main Display (1152K), 1.5" Front Display
• Dual Image Stabilisation: Optical IS + Digital IS
• Front Display (Self Shot, Self Timer, Shutter Info, Funtion Info, Children mode)
• Gamefying User Interface: Haptic Effect, Smart Gesture UI (Tap, Air Button & Tilting, Tilting, Drawing X and half circle)
• Smart Face Recognition (Register 6 people manullaly and 14 people automatically)
• One Touch Shooting
• Smart Auto
• Smart Album (Smart Album Category: Type, Date, Colour, Week, Face, Favorite)
• Beauty Shot (1,2,3 Steps)
• High Definition Movie Recording: - 720p Resolution @30fps / H.264 Movie File
• HDMI CEC (Optional HDMI cable and Connector needed)
• Multi Slide Show / Recycle Bin
• High Sensitivity ISO3200 (Full Size)
System Requirement in general For Windows Intel Pentium 4, 3.2GHz or later / AMD Athelon 64FX, 2.6GHz or later Minimum 512MB RAM (1GB and above recommended)
Windows XP SP2, Vista 250MB (Over 1GB recommanded)
CD-ROM Drive USB 2.0 Microsoft 9.0c or later Over 1024 x 768 pixels, 16 bit colour monitor or later (1280 x 1024 pixels, 32 bit colour recommanded)
Over 64MB video card (nVIDIA Geforce 7600GT or later / ATI x1600 series or later)
For Macintosh Not support
System Requirement for 720P H.264 Movie For Windows Windows 2000 / XP / Vista
For Macintosh Mac OS X 10.3 or higher