Conclusion: During playback, these tilt commands shift to multi slideshow, favourite tag and protect tag and also help to shuffle backwards and forwards through images. Simple USB charging allows for minimum fuss: you don’t have to take the battery out of the ST550 and charge it in a separate unit as the cord...
Summary: The Samsung ST550 is extremely clever in some respects, but pretty ordinary in terms of picture quality. As an exercise in interface design and an electronic plaything, it's just fantastic. It's the number of ideas and the way they've been integrated into the design that impresses
Pros: Front-mounted LCD display has many uses; excellent 'haptic' interface; high-resolution display; high-definition movie mode.
Cons: Mediocre lens quality; pictures suffer from too much smoothing of fine details.
Excerpt: With the ever growing digital camera market, the competition between manufacturers has reached to a point where a 10.1 megapixel camera is available for less than Rs. 10,000. And now with 12.2 megapixel cameras hitting the consumer market, the race is just going to get stronger.
Summary: With the best touchscreen interface of any current camera and a useful secondary LCD for easy self-portraits, the Samsung ST550 is a real crowd-pleaser. The resulting poor battery life and so-so image quality unfortunately ultimately detract from the great first impressions.