Samsung ST ST550

ST550, 12.4MP, 1/2.33", CCD, 8.89 cm (3.5 ") , LCD-TFT, 4000 x 3000, 30fps, 100MB, USB 2.0, HDMI, NTSC/PAL, 167g, Black + 4GB SD card

Whether you're capturing the smallest detail from far away or grabbing a great shot of yourself during an once-in-a-lifetime moment with the Dual LCD, the SAMSUNG ST550's robust features ensure a perfect picture with every click. Or touch. With the 3.5" Wide 1,152K Touch Screen LCD and built-in Haptic vibration effect you'll get all the feedback you need to take fabulous photos. And with Smart Gesture UI technology, your camera will respond to a simple shake. How fun is that?

Surefire portraits with Dual LCD
The SAMSUNG ST550's breakthrough 1.5" Front LCD helps you take a better Self Portrait of you and your friends without leaving anyone left out to hold the camera. The Front LCD also features Children Mode for fun, engaging, and simple animation that captures those special expressions only kids can make. Ensure your timing is always perfect with the built-in Self Timer, improve your chances for great results with Shutter and Function Information, and you'll be ready to shoot in any situation.

A Touch Screen That Gives Clear Feedback
What could be more useful than seeing every detail in brilliant 1,152K High Resolution before you take your first shot? How about the SAMSUNG ST550's vibration and audio feedback technology that reacts to your touch? After all, you don't want any of life's special moments to pass you by. And with the SAMSUNG ST550's super clear 800 x 480 display and innovative Haptic sensor technology, your camera will let you know what you're doing with every click, swish and hum of the controls.

See deeper, go wider, get closer with the SAMSUNG ST550
Have it all, literally, with the SAMSUNG ST550. From its all inclusive 27mm Schneider-KREUZNACH wide angle lens to its up close and personal 4.6X optical zoom, you'll capture more fun out of every moment and relive each detail with artistic depth and perspective, and with absolute ease. Plus, with a healthy 12.2 mega pixels of superb clarity, the SAMSUNG ST550 delivers sharper detail from every birthday cake, natural wonder, or front row seat view than you ever thought possible. Get the most out of life with the SAMSUNG ST550.

Tilt it, gesture with it, and you'll control it
Tilt it to one side, and the SAMSUNG ST550's Smart Gesture UI will start the perfect slide show without a single touch! With the SAMSUNG ST550's built-in Acceleration Sensor, your gestures work as your commands. Manage camera functions, rotate or delete photos, create special slide shows and more...all without lifting a finger.

Just what you had in mind
You see the image you want in your head. You point the SAMSUNG ST550. And Smart Auto sees it too. This scene recognition technology actually chooses from 16 different settings ranging from landscape to portrait automatically.
Then adjusts for the perfect shot. Whether it's catching your friends on a night on the town or a waterfall off a mountain. What you get is exactly what you had in mind. Plus all the credit.

It knows you, and only gets your best side
The SAMSUNG ST550 isn't just smart in design. With its Smart Face recognition technology, the SAMSUNG ST550 creates brilliance with every snap. And keeps it that way. By knowing up to 20 of your friends and family, it automatically focuses on them first, making sure the most important subjects are always in crystal clarity. And since the SAMSUNG ST550 never forgets a face, you can also browse more efficiently by the people you've registered.

HD quality video. Now in a compact camera
If you prefer still shots to movies but want to leave your options open (and leave your camcorder at home) the SAMSUNG ST550 is right for you. You'll get 720p HD quality video at 30 frames per second. And a recording time that's 4X longer than MJPEG video. You even can use the 4.6X Zoom to get up close and vividly personal. And when things get dicey, you can even pause your recording. You'll give up nothing, except carrying around that extra camera.

Recycle bin
Accidents happen. But now that shot you didn't really mean to delete is saved in the SAMSUNG ST550's Recycle Bin. You can rest easy, because every shot is automatically stored in a temporary folder just in case you have second thoughts.

High Sensitivity ISO 3200
Not everyone takes pictures as well as you. Until now. The SAMSUNG ST550's Frame Guide let's you set up the shot you want. Then just hand it off to a friend and your frame guide is there to follow. All you have to do is smile.

Frame Guide
Not everyone takes pictures as well as you. Until now. The SAMSUNG ST550's Frame Guide let's you set up the shot you want. Then just hand it off to a friend and your frame guide is there to follow. All you have to do is smile.

Perfect Portrait System
With our unique perfect Portrait system. you can get beautiful portrait shots in every condition and moment.


Maximum memory card size 
8 GB


Maximum video resolution 
1280 x 720 pixels
Video formats supported 
Motion JPEG frame rate
30 fps

Technical details

Colour of product 
ISO sensitivity 
Minimum processor 
Intel Pentium 4, AMD Athelon 64FX
Aperture range (F-F) 
3.5 - 5.9
Focal length range (f-f) 
4.9 - 22.5 mm
Minimum system requirements
Auto focusing (AF) modes 
centre weighted auto focus
Camera shutter speed 
1/8 - 1/1.200s
Compatible memory cards 
Compatible operating systems 
Windows XP/Vista/2000<br />Mac X 10.3 +
Contrast adjustment
Effective sensor resolution
12.2 pixels
Flash modes 
auto, fill-in, Flash off, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Internal memory 
4196 MB
Light metering 
Centre-weighted, Spot
12.4 MP
Optical zoom 
Scene modes 
Backlight, beach, Children, Close-up (macro), Documents, Fireworks, Landscape, Night, Portrait, self-portrait, Sunset
Sensor type 
Video capability 
White balance 
auto, Cloudy, custom modes, daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack 
Built-in microphone 


Battery type 
Power supply type 
Power requirements
4.2 V


Display resolution (numeric) 
1152000 pixels
Touch screen 

Technical details

Display diagonal 
8.89 cm (3.5")


Voice recording

Lens system

Focus adjustment
Digital zoom 
Focal length (35mm film equivalent)
27 - 124.2 mm
Image stabilizer 


Camera type 
Compact camera
Photo effects 
Mosaic, Negative film, Vivid
Camera playback
movie, single image, slide show, thumbnails
Custom colour
Date imprinting
Image editing
resizing, rotating, trimming
Album organization


Macro focusing range (tele)
0.5 - 0.8m
Macro focusing range (wide)
0.05 - 0.8m
Normal focusing range
Super Macro focusing range
0.03 - 0.08m


Built-in flash 
Flash range (tele)
0.5 - 2m
Flash range (wide)
0.2 - 3.4m
Flash recharging time

System requirements

Minimum RAM 
512 MB
Mac compatibility 

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T) 
0 - 40 °C
Operating relative humidity (H-H)
5 - 85%

Picture quality

Image sensor size
25.4/59.2 mm (1/2.33")
Maximum image resolution 
4000 x 3000 pixels
Still image resolution(s) 
1024 x 768, 1920 x 1080, 2048 x 1536, 2560 x 1920, 3264 x 2448, 3840 x 2160, 3984 x 2656

Weight & dimensions

9.98 cm
1.86 cm
5.98 cm

Other features

USB 2.0 ports quantity 
HDMI ports quantity 
Digital SLR