Summary: Although it struggles to differentiate itself from other Samsung models, such as the ST95, the ST6500 is a worthy touchscreen compact camera. It offers generally good picture quality and plenty of tools to play with too.
Pros: Slim design; HDMI output; plenty of filters and settings to experiment with; simple touchscreen controls.
Cons: Mono sound; nasty zoom control; performance can be unpredictable.
Excerpt: In the past, cameras have been released with unusual designs and to add to that group is the Samsung ST6500. It's main rectangular base shape is that of any other digital compact camera, but the oversized lens barrel housing and the way the casing sweeps over the top like a wave gives it a fresh touch. The shutter release button is angled slightly and not a complete circle or it would hang over the back of the camera.