Samsung CL65 (ST1000)

Last Updated (29 June’10):
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Samsung CL65 is a 12.2 Megapixels digital camera features 5x Optical Zoom (35mm equivalent: 35-175mm), ISO 80-4800, and 3.5″(8.9cm) Wide 1,152K Full Touch Screen Panel. The camera measures 100 x 61 x 19 mm (3.9 x 2.4 x 0.7 in) and weighs 176 g (6.2 oz) (with battery and card).

Samsung CL65
Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

Samsung CL65 Reviews reviews the Samsung CL65 and writes;
“On a practical level, you might wish the ST1000 had a wideangle zoom, rather than the 35-175mm equivalent lens supplied. Also, while the image processing makes coarse detail look super-sharp, it smudges finer textures.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Trustedreviews reviews the Samsung CL65 and writes;
“The wide angle end is equivalent to 35mm. The full-size image is approximately 5MB. The telephoto end of the zoom is equivalent to 175mm. The full-size image is approximately 5.9MB. With the Auto Contrast Balance turned off the highlights are burned out and there isn’t much shadow detail. Turning the ACB feature on helps with the shadow detail, but doesn’t do much for the highlights. Colour rendition is very good, although the auto white balance can be a bit inconsistent. “
Rating: ★★★★☆

WDC reviews the Samsung CL65 and writes;
“In terms of image-noise, the highest ISO 3200 setting does produce images at full size, albeit much softer than its lower-ISO counterparts due to noise-reduction processing (which can’t be adjusted for). This softness is a little more prominent than expected throughout the range, bar ISO80-200 where images are better, if not excessively processed and sharpened in-camera.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

PhotographyBlog reviews the Samsung CL65 and writes;
“Chromatic aberrations were fairly well controlled, with some purple fringing effects appearing in high contrast situations. Anti-shake works very well when hand-holding the ST1000 in low-light conditions or when using the telephoto end of the zoom range. The maximum shutter speed of 8 seconds allows the camera to capture enough light for some if not all after-dark situations.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Pocket-lint reviews the Samsung CL65 and writes;
“Image quality is more than acceptable for a 12-megapixel compact. It’s not flawless, but unless you’re looking for perfection then the Samsung is more than capable. Sometimes colours were a bit over-saturated for our liking, but not to a wholly detrimental level. Our only real gripe with the ST1000 was a slightly sluggish focus that struggled from time to time.”
Rating: ★★★★½

User Opinions

Samsung CL65 User Reviews

The wonder of you | Rating: ★★★★☆
“The picture quality is very good too but you are sending images wirelessly, you should be aware of the 2Mb restriction. The flash is very powerful and scene recognition and camera-shake eliminators are pretty good too. The touchscreen is pretty easy to navigate – much like the Sony T500 – but sometimes there is a ‘lag’ between different modes. ” – By Portaderry

Good, but with drawbacks | Rating: ★★★★☆
“… But, moans aside, the flash is good, the screen is big and bright, 12Mpx is pretty generous and allows for quite a lot of cropping, the user interface is easy to understand and use without a manual (I’m a bloke – it’s just our way), the image stabilisation works fine and the images are fine generally although if you zoom in close edges are a bit sharp, and subtle details seem to get lost and averaged out with the smart auto mode.” – By Mr. John L. Dixon

Great camera, loads of functions, very cool! | Rating: ★★★★★
“Just a quick review, this is a great little camera that takes pretty good photos but best of all is the wireless functions. We can now go out and take a pile of photos, come home and then have a slide-show on our TV wirelessley before copying the pictures over the network to our NAS box! It just works, enough said! ” – By Stevie

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Samsung CL65 Features

Welcome to the world’s first camera equipped with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Geo-tagging capabilities, the Samsung ST1000. That means at any time at any place, you can update everyone in your network to the greatest things that ever happen to you, in an instant. And the ST1000 will never forget where you took that fantastic shot by using GPS technology to put you in your place…but only on the LCD screen, of course.

Never forget a place with Geo-tagging
Where in the world are you? With the ST1000’s built-in GPS and Geo-tagging capability, you’ll always know where you stand, literally, and you’ll never forget where that fantastic photo was shot. From the Grand Canyon to the Great White Way and the Golden Gate Bridge, the ST1000 will pinpoint your location and put it up on your LCD for all (or just you) to see. And you can use the same geographic information to easier manage large volumes of photos on your memory card or computer hard drive.

Bluetooth connects what you capture
Whether you connect from your camera to your computer, or to your best friend’s phone, the ST1000’s built-in Bluetooth technology keeps it simple and fun. Tap into your other Bluetooth-enabled devices to play a quick slide show on your flat screen, or share snapshots and movies with anybody within range, and within your personal network of course. With the ST1000, you’ll center an entire world of entertainment around your camera, and the other way around, at your leisure.

Instant uploads with the *Wi-Fi camera
Email your photos directly from your camera, or upload your pictures and videos to the web without using your computer. The ST1000 makes it possible, and as simple as you can imagine. Now when you see the perfect pair of shoes for your friend’s wedding, you can upload it to Facebook, Flickr, Photobox or Picasa in an instant. Or when your cat does that hilarious backflip again, you can share it with ease on YouTube. The ST1000 connects you and your network to every moment worth sharing. * Wi-Fi only available where verification not required

Even small moments can go big screen
EThe ST1000’s Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) technology makes it possible to give your favorite moments the attention they deserve. Manage, view and share your photos conveniently from the comfort of the couch by connecting wirelessly to your big-screen TV. Your friends and family won’t believe their eyes.

The screen that responds to your touch
Your viewing experience just got a lot more interactive with the ST1000’s 3.5″ wide touch screen display. And the picture just got a whole lot brighter too as the ST1000 boasts the world’s highest resolution backlit display with a whopping 1,152 pixels. And unlike other touch screen displays, the ST1000 uses Samsung’s Haptic sensor technology which provides vibrating and audio feedback with every control. Now that’s a responsive camera.

The smart digital camera just got smarter
Tilt it to one side, and the Samsung ST1000’s Smart Gesture UI will start the perfect slide show without a single touch! With the ST100’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.

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 ST1000 is right for you. You’ll get 720p HD quality video at 30 frames per second. And a H.264 recording time 4x longer than MJPEG video. You even can use the 5X optical 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.

Just what you had in mind
You see the image you want in your head. You point the ST1000. 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 ST1000 isn’t just smart in design. With its Smart Face recognition technology, the ST1000 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 ST1000 never forgets a face, you can also browse more efficiently by the people you’ve registered.

Recycle bin
Accidents happen. But now that shot you didn’t really mean to delete is saved in the ST1000’s Recycle Bin. You can rest easy, because every shot is automatically stored in a temporary folder just in case you have second thoughts.

Advanced Dual Image Stabilization
Even the tiniest shake can ruin your shot. With the ST1000’s Advanced Dual Image Stabilization, you get the sharpest images in low light. using a close zoom, or even with shaky hands.

12 Megapixel and 5x Optical Zoom
Capture startlingly clear images with utmost precision, 12 plentiful megapixels and a powerful 5x optical zoom that puts you right in the action from a safe distance. And you’ll eliminate any unwanted “ghosting” or “flaring” with the multi-coated, world-famous Schneider lenses.

High Sensitivity ISO 3200
Nobody likes low-light noise. And with the ST1000 you wont’t get any. Its ISO of 3200 delivers crystal clear indoor shots even in low light and sharp details on fast moving objects. So turn down the lights and have some fun.

Frame Guide
Not everyone takes pictures as well as you. Until now. The S1000’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.

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