Samsung ST5500 review

Review Date : Wed, 3 Nov 2010

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Samsung ST5500

Samsung's 14.2MP compact features a 7x optical zoom and 3.7in AMOLED touchscreen, but does it deliver?

Pros: Sleek design, sturdy build quality
Cons: AMOLED screen is disappointing, overprocessing on images

Samsung ST5500 review

The ST5500 is Samsung's latest touch screen camera, and it arrives complete with an impressive specification. The touch screen in question measures some 3.7in in widescreen orientation and is of the AMOLED variety. The 14.2MP compact crams in a 7x optical zoom to its slim body, and offers a trio of wireless sharing options - you can either share through the onboard Bluetooth, upload thanks to the camera's Wi-Fi, or utilise ALLShare technology to display on your TV.


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The ST5500 is available in three colours, and is an eye catching compact. A brushed-aluminium finish features, along with several stainless-steel highlights. The camera also features a ‘self-standing Posture 7°' design, allowing easy capture of self-portraits - the shutter release button is also tilted to the same degree so it's horizontal when free-standing.

Despite the high-spec of the ST5500's screen, it disappoints in use. The finish produces a lot of glare, making it hard to view in strong light. Images are also disappointing, with overprocessing evident in almost every shot.

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Design 18/20
Image Quality 16/20
Performance 16/20
Value 17/20
Features 18/20
Overall Score 85%