Conclusion: If you really need to e-mail or upload photos to Facebook right from your camera, the compact Samsung ST80 might be a good fit for you. But at $250, and despite sharp images, the lack of image stabilization is a big negative.
Pros: Great Image quality. Built-in Wi-Fi. Easy to browse and upload photos to Facebook. Shares videos and images wirelessly with DLNA devices.
Cons: Lacks optical image stabilization. Resistive touch screen. Doesn't use full display when framing shots. No video uploads to Facebook. YouTube videos are uploaded in sub-standard-definition.
Summary: My Samsung ST80 review shows a digital camera with some really cool features, such as a 3.0-inch touch screen LCD and the ability to connect to a wireless WiFi network. However, the ST80's other features aren't quite as good as I'd like to see, including its overall image quality, which is a bit inconsistent, especially for a camera in the sub-$250 price range . Additionally, the ST80 only can use microSD memory cards, which is a bit inconvenient.
Pros: Touch screen LCD is a great feature to have in a low-priced camera, Camera performance is very good when shooting outdoors, WiFi connectivity is something found in few point and shoot cameras, making uploads easy, Camera is very thin, yet remains easy to hold and use
Cons: 3X optical zoom lens could be larger, and it moves too slowly when zooming, Indoor photo quality is inconsistent, and flash tends to wash out images in close-up photos, Touch screen commands seem difficult to select correctly on occasion, Must charge battery inside the camera