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ST66/ST68
This user manual includes detailed usage
instructions for your camera. Please read
this manual thoroughly.
Click a topic
Basic troubleshooting
Quick reference
Contents
Basic functions

Summary of Contents

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    ST66/ST68 This user manual includes detailed usage instructions for your camera. Please read this manual thoroughly. Click a topic Basic troubleshooting Quick reference Contents Basic functions Extended functions Shooting options Playback/Editing Settings Appendixes Index...

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    Do not handle the power supply cord or go near the charger during a thunderstorm. This may result in electric shock. If liquid or foreign objects enter your camera, immediately disconnect all power sources, such as the battery or charger, and then contact a Samsung service center.

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    • Samsung is not responsible for damage or injuries caused by unapproved batteries, chargers, cables or accessories. Use the battery only for its intended purpose. Misusing the battery may cause a fire or electric shock.

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    Health and safety information Exercise caution when you connect cables or adapters and install batteries and memory cards. If you force the connectors, improperly connect cables, or improperly install batteries and memory cards, you can damage ports, connectors, and accessories. Keep cards with magnetic strips away from the camera case.

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    Copyright information • Microsoft Windows and the Windows logo are registered trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation. • Mac is a registered trademark of the Apple Corporation. • microSD™ and microSDHC™ are registered trademarks of the SD Association. • Trademarks and trade names used in this manual are the property of their respective owners.

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    Indicators used in this manual Shooting mode Indicator Smart Auto Program Live Panorama Picture in Picture Scene Movie Shooting mode icons These icons appear in the text when a function is available in a mode. See the example below. Note: The s mode may not support functions for all scenes. For example: Icons used in this manual Icon...

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    Expressions used in this manual Pressing the shutter • Half-press [Shutter]: press the shutter halfway down • Press [Shutter]: press the shutter all the way down Half-press [Shutter] Press [Shutter] Subject, background, and composition • Subject: the main object in a scene, such as a person, animal, or still life •...

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    Basic troubleshooting Learn to solve common problems by setting shooting options. The subject’s eyes appear red. Photos have dust spots. Photos are blurred. Photos are blurred when shooting at night. Subjects come out too dark because of backlighting. Red eye occurs when the subject's eyes reflect light from the camera flash. •...

  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    Quick reference Capturing photos of people • d mode • s mode > Beauty Shot • s mode > Intelligent Portrait • Red-eye/Red-eye Fix (to prevent or correct red-eye) • Face Detection • Self-Portrait Capturing photos at night or in the dark •...

  • Page 10: Table Of Contents

    Contents Basic functions ... 12 Unpacking ... 13 Camera layout ... 14 Inserting the battery and memory card ... 17 Charging the battery and turning on your camera ... 18 Charging the battery ... 18 Turning on your camera ... 18 Performing the initial setup ...

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    Contents Shooting options ... 48 Selecting a resolution and quality ... 49 Selecting a resolution ... 49 Selecting an image quality ... 50 Using the timer ... 51 Shooting in the dark ... 52 Preventing red-eye ... 52 Using the flash ... 52 Adjusting the ISO sensitivity ...

  • Page 12: Table Of Contents

    Contents Playback/Editing ... 72 Viewing photos or videos in Playback mode ... 73 Starting Playback mode ... 73 Viewing photos ... 79 Playing a video ... 81 Editing a photo ... 83 Resizing photos ... 83 Rotating a photo ... 83 Creating a close-up portrait ...

  • Page 13: Table Of Contents

    Basic functions Learn about your camera’s layout, icons, and basic functions for shooting. Unpacking ………………………………… 13 Camera layout ……………………………… 14 Inserting the battery and memory card Charging the battery and turning on your camera …………………………… 18 Charging the battery ……………………… 18 Turning on your camera …………………...

  • Page 14: Unpacking, Unpacking

    Memory card adapter • The illustrations may differ slightly from the items shipped with your product. • You can purchase optional accessories at a retailer or a Samsung service center. Samsung is not responsible for any problems caused by using unauthorized accessories.

  • Page 15: Camera Layout, Camera Layout

    Camera layout Before you start, familiarize yourself with your camera’s parts and their functions. Shutter button Flash Lens Tripod mount Battery chamber cover Insert a memory card and battery Microphone Basic functions POWER button Speaker AF-assist light/Timer lamp USB and A/V port Accepts USB cable and A/V cable...

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    Camera layout Status lamp • Blinking: When the camera is saving a photo or video, being read by a computer or printer, when the image is out of focus, or there is a problem charging the battery • Steady: When the camera is connected to a computer, charging the battery, or when the image is in focus...

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    Camera layout Buttons Button Description Access options or menus. Select a shooting mode. Description Mode Smart Auto: Capture a photo with a scene mode selected automatically by the camera. Program: Capture a photo with settings you have set manually. Live Panorama: Capture and combine a series of photos to create a panoramic image.

  • Page 18: Inserting The Battery And Memory Card, Inserting The Battery And Memory Card

    Learn how to insert the battery and an optional memory card into the camera. Insert a memory card with the gold-colored contacts facing Memory card Insert the battery with the Samsung logo facing up. Rechargeable battery Removing the battery and memory card Memory card Battery lock...

  • Page 19: Charging The Battery And Turning On Your Camera, Charging The Battery, Turning On Your Camera

    Charging the battery and turning on your camera Charging the battery Before you use the camera for the first time, you must charge the battery. Plug the small end of the USB cable into your camera, and then plug the other end of the USB cable into the AC adapter.

  • Page 20: Performing The Initial Setup, Performing The Initial Setup

    Performing the initial setup When you turn on your camera for the first time, the initial setup screen appears. Follow the steps below to configure the camera’s basic settings. Press [t] to select Language, and then press [t] or [o]. Press [D/c] to select a language, and then press [o].

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    Performing the initial setup Press [D/c] to select Date/Time Set, and then press [t] or [o]. English Time Zone London Date/Time Set Date Type YYYY MM DD Back • The screen may differ depending on the language selected. Press [F/t] to select an item. Press [D/c] to set the date and time, and then press [o].

  • Page 22: Learning Icons, Learning Icons

    Learning icons The icons the camera displays on the screen change according to the mode you select or the options you set. Shooting information Icon Description Available number of photos Memory card not inserted (Internal memory) Memory card inserted • : Fully charged •...

  • Page 23: Selecting Options Or Menus, Using [menu], Selecting Options Or Menus, Using [menu]

    Selecting options or menus To select an option or a menu, press [m] or [f]. Using [MENU] To select options, press [m], and then press [D/c/F/t] or [o]. In Shooting mode, press [m]. Select an option or a menu. • To move up or down, press [D] or [c].

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    Selecting options or menus For example, to select a White Balance option in Program mode: In Shooting mode, press [M]. Select p. Press [m]. Photo Size Quality Shooting Sound Display White Balance Settings Smart Filter Face Detection Exit Change Press [D/c] to select a, and then press [t] or [o].

  • Page 25: Using [fn], Using [fn]

    Selecting options or menus Using [Fn] You can access shooting options by pressing [f], but some options are not available. For example, to select a White Balance option in Program mode: In Shooting mode, press [M]. Select p. Press [f]. Photo Size Exit Move...

  • Page 26: Setting The Display And Sound, Setting The Display Type, Setting The Sound

    Setting the display and sound Learn how to change the basic display information and sound settings. Setting the display type You can select a display type for the Shooting or Playback mode. Each type displays different shooting or playback information. See the table below.

  • Page 27: Capturing Photos, Capturing Photos

    Capturing photos Learn how to capture photos easily and quickly in Smart Auto mode. In Shooting mode, press [M]. Select S. Align your subject in the frame. Half-press [Shutter] to focus. • A green frame means the subject is in focus. •...

  • Page 28: Zooming, Zooming

    Capturing photos Zooming You can capture close-up photos by adjusting the zoom. Zoom ratio Zoom in Zoom out • The farther you rotate the zoom button, the faster the camera zooms in or out. • When you rotate the zoom button, the zoom ratio shown on the screen may change inconsistently.

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    Capturing photos Intelli zoom If the zoom indicator is in the Intelli range, your camera is using the Intelli zoom. Photo resolution varies according to the zoom rate if you use the Intelli zoom. By using both the Optical zoom and Intelli zoom, you can zoom in up to 10 times.

  • Page 30: Reducing Camera Shake (dis), Reducing Camera Shake (dis)

    Capturing photos Reducing camera shake (DIS) Reduce camera shake digitally in Shooting mode. Before correction After correction In Shooting mode, press [m]. Select a DIS. Select an option. Icon Description Off: DIS is deactivated. On: DIS is activated. • DIS may not function properly when: - you move your camera to follow a moving subject - you use the Digital zoom - there is too much camera shake...

  • Page 31: Set Iso Sensitivity Options. (p, Tips For Getting A Clearer Photo

    Tips for getting a clearer photo Holding your camera correctly Half-pressing the shutter button Half-press [Shutter] and adjust the focus. The camera adjusts the focus and exposure automatically. The camera sets the aperture value and shutter speed automatically. Focus frame •...

  • Page 32: Turn On The flash. (p

    Preventing your subject from being out of focus It may be difficult to get your subject in focus when: there is little contrast between the subject and background (for example, when your subject is wearing clothing that is similar in color to the background) the light source behind the subject is too bright the subject is shiny or reflective...

  • Page 33: Extended Functions

    Extended functions Learn how to capture a photo and record a video by selecting a mode. Using the Smart Auto mode ………………………… Using the Program mode …………………………… Using the Live Panorama mode …………………… Using the Picture-in-Picture mode ………………… Using the Scene mode ………………………………...

  • Page 34: Using The Smart Auto Mode

    Using the Smart Auto mode In Smart Auto mode, your camera automatically chooses the appropriate camera settings based on the type of scene it detects. The Smart Auto mode is helpful if you are not familiar with the camera settings for various scenes. In Shooting mode, press [M].

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    Using the Smart Auto mode • If the camera does not recognize an appropriate scene mode, it uses the default settings for the S mode. • Even if it detects a face, the camera may not select a portrait mode depending on the subject's position or lighting.

  • Page 36: Using The Program Mode

    Using the Program mode In Program mode, you can set most options, except the shutter speed and aperture value, which the camera sets automatically. In Shooting mode, press [M]. Select p. Set the desired options. • For a list of options, refer to "Shooting options". (p. 48) Align your subject in the frame, and then half-press [Shutter] to focus.

  • Page 37: Using The Live Panorama Mode

    Using the Live Panorama mode In Live Panorama mode, you can capture a wide panoramic scene in a single photo. Capture and combine a series of photos to create a panoramic image. Shooting example In Shooting mode, press [M]. Select N. Align your subject in the frame, and then half-press [Shutter] to focus.

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    Using the Live Panorama mode • For best results when capturing panoramic photos, avoid the following: - moving the camera too quickly or too slowly - moving the camera too little to capture the next image - moving the camera at irregular speeds - shaking the camera - changing the camera direction while capturing a photo - shooting in dark places...

  • Page 39: Using The Picture-in-picture Mode

    Using the Picture-in-Picture mode In the Picture-in-Picture mode, you can capture or select a full-sized background photo, and then insert a smaller photo into the foreground. In Shooting mode, press [M]. Select d. Half-press [Shutter] to focus, and then press [Shutter] to capture the photo.

  • Page 40: Using The Scene Mode

    Using the Scene mode In Scene mode, you can capture a photo with options that are preset for a specific scene. In Shooting mode, press [M]. Select s. Select a scene. Magic Frame Beauty Shot Intelligent Portrait Funny Face Night Landscape Text Option...

  • Page 41: Using The Magic Frame Mode

    Using the Scene mode Using the Magic Frame mode In Magic Frame mode, you can apply various frame effects to your photos. The shape and the feel of the photos will change according to the frame you select. In Shooting mode, press [M]. Select s Magic Frame.

  • Page 42: Using The Beauty Shot Mode

    Using the Scene mode Using the Beauty Shot mode In Beauty Shot mode, you can capture a portrait with options to hide facial imperfections. In Shooting mode, press [M]. Select s Beauty Shot. Press [m]. Select a Face Tone. Select an option. •...

  • Page 43: Using The Intelligent Portrait Mode

    Using the Scene mode Using the Intelligent Portrait mode In Intelligent Portrait mode, you can extract and save close-up portraits of an individual subject in a scene. Once the camera detects a face from the scene, it automatically enlarges it and crops the image around the face.

  • Page 44: Using The Funny Face Mode

    Using the Scene mode Using the Funny Face mode In Funny Face mode, you can distort your subject’s face with funny effects. In Shooting mode, press [M]. Select s Funny Face. Aim the camera at the subject's face. • The camera detects faces with the face detection function. Press [m].

  • Page 45: Using The Night Mode

    Using the Scene mode Using the Night mode In Night mode, you can use a slow shutter speed to extend the time the shutter stays open. Increase the aperture value to prevent overexposure. In Shooting mode, press [M]. Select s Night.

  • Page 46: Using The Movie Mode

    Using the Movie mode In Movie mode, you can record HD videos of up to 20 minutes in length. The camera saves recorded videos as MJPEG files. • Some memory cards may not support high definition recording. If your card does not, set a lower resolution. •...

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    Using the Movie mode Set desired options. • For a list of options, refer to "Shooting options". (p. 48) Press [Shutter] to start recording. Press [Shutter] again to stop recording. Pause recording The camera allows you to temporarily pause a video while recording.

  • Page 48: Using The Smart Scene Detection Mode

    Using the Movie mode Using the Smart Scene Detection mode In Smart Scene Detection mode, your camera automatically chooses the appropriate camera settings based on the scene it has detected. In Shooting mode, press [M]. Select v. Press [m]. Select v Smart Scene Detection Align your subject in the frame.

  • Page 49: Shooting Options

    Shooting options Learn how to set the options in Shooting mode. Selecting a resolution and quality ………… 49 Selecting a resolution …………………… 49 Selecting an image quality ………………… 50 Using the timer ……………………………… 51 Shooting in the dark ……………………… 52 Preventing red-eye ………………………...

  • Page 50: Selecting A Resolution And Quality, Selecting A Resolution

    Selecting a resolution and quality Learn how to change the image resolution and quality settings. Selecting a resolution As you increase the resolution, your photo or video will include more pixels, so it can be printed on larger paper or displayed on a larger screen.

  • Page 51: Selecting An Image Quality

    Selecting a resolution and quality Selecting an image quality Set the photo and video quality settings. Higher image quality settings will result in larger file sizes. Setting the photo quality p d s The camera compresses and saves the photos you capture in the JPEG format.

  • Page 52: Using The Timer

    Using the timer S p d s v Learn how to set the timer to delay shooting. In Shooting mode, press [t]. Select an option. Icon Description Off: The timer is not active. 10 Sec: Capture a photo after a 10-second delay. 2 Sec: Capture a photo after a 2-second delay.

  • Page 53: Shooting In The Dark, Preventing Red-eye, Using The flash

    Shooting in the dark Learn how to capture photos at night or in low light conditions. Preventing red-eye If the flash fires when you capture a photo of a person in the dark, a red glow may appear in the person’s eyes. To prevent this, select Red-eye or Red-eye Fix.

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    Shooting in the dark Icon Description Red-eye Fix: • The flash fires twice when the subject or background is dark. The camera corrects red-eyes through its advanced software analysis. • There is an interval between the 2 bursts of the flash. Do not move until the flash fires a second time.

  • Page 55: Adjusting The Iso Sensitivity

    Shooting in the dark Adjusting the ISO sensitivity The ISO sensitivity is the measure of a film’s sensitivity to light as defined by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The higher ISO sensitivity you select, the more sensitive to light your camera becomes.

  • Page 56: Macro, Changing The Camera's Focus, Using Macro, Using Auto Focus

    Changing the camera’s focus Learn how to adjust the camera’s focus to suit the subject and the shooting conditions. Using macro p s v Use macro to capture close-up photos of subjects, such as flowers or insects. • Try to hold the camera firmly to prevent blurry photos. •...

  • Page 57: Using Tracking Auto Focus

    Changing the camera’s focus Select an option. Icon Description Normal (AF): Focus on a subject farther than 80 cm away. 250 cm when you use the zoom. Macro: Focus on a subject that is 5-80 cm from the camera. 100-250 cm when you use the zoom. Auto Macro: •...

  • Page 58: Adjusting The Focus Area

    Changing the camera’s focus • If you do not select a focus area, the focus frame will appear in the center of the screen. • Tracking a subject may fail when: - the subject is too small - the subject moves excessively - the subject is backlit or you are shooting in a dark place - colors or patterns on the subject and the background are the same - the subject includes horizontal patterns, such as blinds...

  • Page 59: Face Detection, Using Face Detection, Detecting Faces

    Using Face Detection If you use Face Detection options, your camera can automatically detect a human face. When you focus on a human face, the camera adjusts the exposure automatically. Use Blink Detection to detect closed eyes or Smile Shot to capture a smiling face. You can also use Smart Face Recognition to register faces and prioritize the focus on them.

  • Page 60: Self-portrait, Capturing A Self Portrait Shot, Capturing A Smile Shot

    Using Face Detection Capturing a self portrait shot Capture photos of yourself. The camera sets the focus distance to close-up, and then emits a beep when ready. In Shooting mode, press [m]. Select a Face Detection Compose your shot with the lens facing you. When you hear a quick beep, press [Shutter].

  • Page 61: Detecting Eye Blinking, Using Smart Face Recognition

    Using Face Detection Detecting eye blinking If your camera detects closed eyes, it will automatically capture 2 photos in succession. In Shooting mode, press [m]. Select a Face Detection Using Smart Face Recognition The camera automatically registers faces that you frequently photograph.

  • Page 62: Registering Faces As Your Favorites (my Star)

    Using Face Detection • The camera may recognize and register faces incorrectly depending on lighting conditions, drastic changes in the subject's pose or face, and whether or not the subject is wearing glasses. • The camera can automatically register up to 12 faces. If the camera recognizes a new face when 12 faces have already been registered, it will replace the lowest priority face with the new one.

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    Using Face Detection • Capture photos of one person at a time when registering faces. • Capture 5 photos of the subject’s face for best results: one each from the front, left, right, above, and below. • When capturing photos from the left, right, above, and below, instruct the subject not to turn his or her face more than 30 degrees.

  • Page 64: Adjusting Brightness And Color, Adjusting The Exposure Manually (ev)

    Adjusting brightness and color Learn how to adjust the brightness and color for better image quality. Adjusting the exposure manually (EV) Depending on the intensity of the ambient light, your photos may be too bright or dark. In these cases, you can adjust the exposure to get a better photo.

  • Page 65: Compensating For Backlighting (acb)

    Adjusting brightness and color Compensating for backlighting (ACB) When the light source is behind your subject or there is high contrast between your subject and the background, your subject is likely to appear dark in the photo. In this case, set the Auto Contrast Balance (ACB) option.

  • Page 66: Metering, Changing The Metering Option

    Adjusting brightness and color Changing the metering option The metering mode refers to the way in which a camera measures the quantity of light. The brightness and lighting of your photos will vary depending on the metering mode you select. In Shooting mode, press [m].

  • Page 67: Selecting A White Balance Setting

    Adjusting brightness and color Selecting a White Balance setting The color of your photo depends on the type and quality of the light source. If you want the color of your photo to be realistic, select a White Balance setting that is appropriate for the lighting conditions, such as Auto WB, Daylight, Cloudy, or Tungsten.

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    Adjusting brightness and color Defining your own White Balance You can customize the White Balance by capturing a photo of a white surface, such as a piece of paper, under the lighting conditions in which you intend to capture a photo. The White Balance feature will help you to match the colors in your photo with the actual scene.

  • Page 69: Using Burst Modes

    Using burst modes It can be difficult to capture photos of fast-moving subjects or capture natural facial expressions and gestures of your subjects in photos. Also, it can be difficult to adjust the exposure correctly and select a proper light source. In these cases, select one of the burst modes. In Shooting mode, press [m].

  • Page 70: Smart Filter Effects, Applying Effects/adjusting Images, Applying Smart Filter Effects

    Applying effects/Adjusting images Applying Smart Filter effects Apply various filter effects to your photos and videos to create unique images. Miniature Vignetting Fish-eye Sketch In Shooting mode, press [m]. Select a or v Smart Filter. Select an effect. Available filters while capturing a photo Icon Description Normal: No effect...

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    Applying effects/Adjusting images Available filters while recording a video Icon Description Normal: No effect Palette Effect 1: Create a vivid look with sharp contrast and strong color. Palette Effect 2: Make scenes clean and clear. Palette Effect 3: Apply a soft brown tone. Palette Effect 4: Create a cold and monotone effect.

  • Page 72: Adjusting Images

    Applying effects/Adjusting images Adjusting images Adjust the sharpness, saturation, or contrast of your photos. In Shooting mode, press [m]. Select a Image Adjust. Select an option. • Contrast • Sharpness • Saturation Image Adjust Contrast Sharpness Saturation Back Move Press [F/t] to adjust each value. Contrast Description Decrease the color and brightness.

  • Page 73: Playback/editing

    Playback/Editing Learn how to play back photos or videos, and edit photos. Also, learn how to connect your camera to your computer, photo printer, or TV. Viewing photos or videos in Playback mode …………………………… 73 Starting Playback mode ………………… 73 Viewing photos ……………………………...

  • Page 74: Viewing Photos Or Videos In Playback Mode, Starting Playback Mode

    Viewing photos or videos in Playback mode Learn how to play back photos or videos and how to manage files. Starting Playback mode View photos or play videos stored in your camera. Press [P]. • The most recent file will be displayed. •...

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    Viewing photos or videos in Playback mode Video file information Play Capture Icon Description Video file Protected file Folder name–File name Video length Ranking your favorite faces You can rank your favorite faces. The favorite face feature is available only when you insert a memory card into the camera. In Playback mode, press [m].

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    Viewing photos or videos in Playback mode Deleting favorite faces You can delete your favorite faces. The favorite face feature is available only when you insert a memory card into the camera. In Playback mode, press [m]. Select u Face List Edit Delete.

  • Page 77: Viewing files As Thumbnails

    Viewing photos or videos in Playback mode Press [F/t] to scroll through the files. • Press and hold [F/t] to scroll through files quickly. Press [o] to return to the normal view. • When selecting Color, Etc appears if color is not extracted. •...

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    Viewing photos or videos in Playback mode Protecting files Protect your files from accidental deletion. In Playback mode, press [m]. Select u Protect Select. • To protect all files, select All Lock. Scroll to the file you want to protect, and then press [o].

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    Viewing photos or videos in Playback mode Deleting multiple files You can select multiple files, and then delete them at once. In Playback mode, press [f]. When the pop-up message appears, select Multiple Delete. • You can also delete multiple files in Playback mode by pressing [m], and then selecting u Select.

  • Page 80: Viewing Photos

    Viewing photos or videos in Playback mode Viewing photos Enlarge part of a photo or view photos as a slide show. Enlarging a photo In Playback mode, rotate [Zoom] to the right to enlarge a portion of the photo. Rotate [Zoom] to the left to zoom out.

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    Viewing photos or videos in Playback mode Viewing panoramic photos View photos captured in Live Panorama mode. In Playback mode, press [F/t] to scroll to a desired panoramic photo. • The entire panoramic photo appears on the screen. Press [o]. •...

  • Page 82: Playing A Video

    Viewing photos or videos in Playback mode Option Description Set background audio. Music • Set a scene change effect between photos. (Off*, Calm, Shine, Relax, Lively, Sweet) • Effect Select Off to cancel effects. • When you use the Effect option, the interval between photos will be set to 1 second.

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    Viewing photos or videos in Playback mode Capturing an image from video While viewing a video, press [o] at the point where you want to capture an image. Press [c]. • The resolution of the captured image will be the same as the original video.

  • Page 84: Editing A Photo, Resizing Photos, Rotating A Photo

    Editing a photo Learn how to edit photos. • The camera will save edited photos as new files. • When you edit photos, the camera will automatically convert them to a lower resolution. Photos that you rotate or resize manually are not automatically converted to a lower resolution.

  • Page 85: Creating A Close-up Portrait, Applying Smart Filter Effects

    Editing a photo Creating a close-up portrait Extract the face of an individual subject from an existing photo. In Playback mode, select a photo, and then press [m]. Select e Intelligent Portrait. Select Save to crop the photo around the detected face. •...

  • Page 86: Adjusting Your Photos

    Editing a photo Icon Description Vignetting: Apply the retro-looking colors, high contrast, and strong vignette effect of Lomo cameras. Soft Focus: Hide facial imperfections or apply dreamy effects. Old Film 1: Apply a vintage film effect 1. Old Film 2: Apply a vintage film effect 2. Half Tone Dot: Apply a halftone effect.

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    Editing a photo Removing red-eye In Playback mode, select a photo, and then press [m]. Select e Image Adjust Red-eye Fix. Press [o] to save your settings. Retouching faces In Playback mode, select a photo, and then press [m]. Select e Image Adjust Face Retouch.

  • Page 88: Creating A Print Order (dpof)

    Editing a photo Adding noise to the photo In Playback mode, select a photo, and then press [m]. Select e Image Adjust Add Noise. Press [o] to save your settings. Creating a print order (DPOF) Select photos to print and save print options in the Digital Print Order Format (DPOF).

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    Editing a photo Printing photos as thumbnails Print photos as thumbnails to check all the photos at once. In Playback mode, press [m]. Select u DPOF Index. When the pop-up message appears, select Yes. • You can take the memory card to a print shop that supports DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) or you can print photos directly through a DPOF-compatible printer at home.

  • Page 90: Viewing files On A Tv, Viewing files On A Tv

    Viewing files on a TV Play back photos or videos by connecting your camera to a TV with the A/V cable. In Shooting or Playback mode, press [m]. Select n Video Out. Select the video signal output for your country or region. (p.

  • Page 91: Transferring files To Your Windows Computer

    Transferring files to your Windows computer Transfer files to your Windows computer, edit them with Intelli-studio, and upload them to the web. Requirements Item Requirements ® ® Intel Pentium 4 3.2 GHz or higher/ AMD Athlon™ FX 2.6 GHz or higher Minimum 512 MB RAM (1 GB or more recommended) Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 (32-bit editions)

  • Page 92: Transferring files With Intelli-studio

    Transferring files to your Windows computer Transferring files with Intelli-studio You can download Intelli-studio from the linked webpage and install it on your computer. When you connect the camera to a computer with Intelli-studio installed, the program will launch automatically. The battery will charge while the camera is connected to a computer with the USB cable.

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    Transferring files to your Windows computer Using Intelli-studio Intelli-studio allows you to play back and edit files. For details, select Help • You can update the firmware of your camera by selecting Web Support • You cannot edit files directly on the camera. Transfer files to a folder on your computer before editing. •...

  • Page 94: Transferring files By Connecting The Camera As A Removable Disk

    Transferring files to your Windows computer Description Open menus. Display files in the selected folder. Switch to the Photo edit mode. Switch to the Video edit mode. Switch to the Sharing mode (to send files by email or upload files to websites, such as Flickr or YouTube). Enlarge or reduce the thumbnails in the list.

  • Page 95: Disconnecting The Camera (for Windows Xp)

    Transferring files to your Windows computer Turn on the camera. • The computer recognizes the camera automatically. If you set the USB option to Select Mode, select Computer in the pop-up window. On your computer, select My Computer Removable Disk DCIM 100PHOTO.

  • Page 96: Transferring files To Your Mac Computer

    Transferring files to your Mac computer When you connect the camera to a Macintosh computer, the computer will automatically recognize the device. You can transfer files directly from the camera to the computer without installing any programs. Mac OS 10.4 or later is supported. Turn off the camera.

  • Page 97: Printing Photos With A Pictbridge Photo Printer

    Printing photos with a PictBridge photo printer Print photos with a PictBridge-compatible printer by connecting your camera directly to the printer. In Shooting or Playback mode, press [m]. Select n Printer. Turn on the printer, and then connect your camera to the printer with the USB cable.

  • Page 98: Settings

    Settings Refer to options to configure your camera’s settings. Settings menu ………………………………………… Accessing the settings menu ……………………… 98 Sound ……………………………………………… 99 Display ……………………………………………… 99 Settings ……………………………………………… 100...

  • Page 99: Settings Menu, Accessing The Settings Menu

    Settings menu Learn to configure your camera's settings. Accessing the settings menu In Shooting or Playback mode, press [m]. Select a menu. Volume Shooting Start Sound Shutter Sound Sound Beep Sound Display AF Sound Settings Exit Change Option Description Sound: Set various camera sounds and the volume. (p.

  • Page 100: Sound, Display

    Settings menu Sound Item Description Set the volume of all sounds. Volume (Off, Low, Medium*, High) Set the sound the camera emits when you turn on Start Sound your camera. (Off*, 1, 2, 3) Set the sound the camera emits when you press Shutter Sound the shutter button.

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    Settings menu Item Description Adjust the brightness of the screen. (Auto*, Dark, Normal, Bright) Display Brightness Normal is fixed in Playback mode even if you have selected Auto. Set whether or not to review a captured image Quick View before returning to the Shooting mode. (Off, On*) If you perform no operations for 30 seconds, the camera automatically switches to Power Save mode.

  • Page 102

    Settings menu Item Description Specify how to name files. • Reset: Set the file number to start from 0001 when you insert a new memory card, format a memory card, or delete all files. • Series*: Set the file number to resume from the previous file number when you insert a new memory card, format a memory card, or delete all files.

  • Page 103

    Settings menu Item Description Set the video signal output for your region. • NTSC: USA, Canada, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Mexico • PAL (supports only BDGHI): Australia, Austria, Video Out Belgium, China, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Kuwait, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand Set a light to automatically turn on in dark places AF Lamp...

  • Page 104: Appendixes

    Appendixes Get information about error messages, specifications, and maintenance. Error messages ……………………………………… 104 Camera maintenance ………………………………… 105 Cleaning your camera ……………………………… 105 Using or storing the camera ………………………… 106 About memory cards ……………………………… 107 About the battery …………………………………… 110 Before contacting a service center …………………...

  • Page 105: Error Messages

    Error messages When the following error messages appear, try these remedies. Error message Suggested remedies • Turn off your camera, and then turn it on again. • Remove your memory card, and then insert Card Error it again. • Format your memory card. The inserted memory card is not supported by Card not your camera.

  • Page 106: Camera Maintenance, Cleaning Your Camera

    Camera maintenance Cleaning your camera Camera lens and display Use a blower brush to remove dust and wipe the lens gently with a soft cloth. If any dust remains, apply lens cleaning liquid to a piece of lens cleaning paper and wipe gently. Camera body Wipe gently with a soft, dry cloth.

  • Page 107: Using Or Storing The Camera

    Camera maintenance Using or storing the camera Inappropriate places to use or store the camera • Avoid exposing the camera to very cold or very hot temperatures. • Avoid using your camera in areas with extremely high humidity, or where the humidity changes drastically. •...

  • Page 108: About Memory Cards

    • Do not use the camera if the screen is cracked or broken. Broken glass or acrylic could cause injury to your hands and face. Take the camera to a Samsung service center to have it repaired. • Never place cameras, batteries, chargers, or accessories near, on, or in heating devices, such as microwave ovens, stoves, or radiators.

  • Page 109

    Camera maintenance Memory card capacity The memory capacity may differ depending on shooting scenes or shooting conditions. These capacities are based on a 1 GB microSD card: Photos Size Super Fine Fine 1,455 1,608 2,546 Videos Size Approx. 33' 21" Normal * The figures above are measured without using the zoom function.

  • Page 110

    Camera maintenance Cautions when using memory cards • Avoid exposing memory cards to very cold or very hot temperatures (below 0 °C/32 °F or above 40 °C/104 °F). Extreme temperatures can cause memory cards to malfunction. • Insert a memory card in the correct direction. Inserting a memory card in the wrong direction may damage your camera and memory card.

  • Page 111: About The Battery

    Record videos at Videos 110 min 30 FPS. • The figures above are measured by Samsung’s standards. Your results may differ, depending on your actual usage. • Several videos were recorded in succession to determine the total recording time. Appendixes resolution, Fine quality, single shot, and zoom in or out.

  • Page 112

    Camera maintenance Low battery message When the battery has fully discharged, the battery icon will turn red and the "Low Battery" message will appear. Notes about using the battery • Avoid exposing batteries to very cold or very hot temperatures (below 0 °C/32 °F or above 40 °C/104 °F).

  • Page 113

    Camera maintenance • If you reconnect the power cable when the battery is fully charged, the status lamp turns on for approximately 30 minutes. • Using the flash or recording videos depletes the battery quickly. Charge the battery until the red status lamp turns off. •...

  • Page 114

    Camera maintenance Personal injury or death can occur if the battery is handled carelessly or improperly. For your safety, follow these instructions for proper battery handling: • The battery can ignite or explode if not handled properly. If you notice any deformities, cracks, or other abnormalities in the battery, immediately discontinue use of the battery and contact a service center.

  • Page 115: Before Contacting A Service Center, Before Contacting A Service Center

    Before contacting a service center If you are having trouble with your camera, try these troubleshooting procedures before you contact a service center. If you have attempted the suggested remedy and are still having problems with your device, contact your local dealer or service center. When you leave your camera at a service center, be sure to also leave the other components that may have contributed to the malfunction, such as the memory card and battery.

  • Page 116

    Before contacting a service center Situation Suggested remedies The flash may fire due to static electricity. The flash fires unexpectedly The camera is not malfunctioning. Set the date and time in the display settings. The date and time are incorrect (p.

  • Page 117

    On in the settings menu. (p. 102) Intelli-studio is not • Depending on your computer's functioning properly specifications and environment, the program may not launch automatically. In this case, click Start SAMSUNG Intelli-studio Intelli-studio on your computer. Appendixes All Programs...

  • Page 118: Camera Specifications

    1/2.3" (Approximately 7.76 mm) CCD Effective pixels Approximately 16.1 mega-pixels Total pixels Approximately 16.4 mega-pixels Lens Samsung Lens f = 4.5–22.5 mm Focal length (35 mm film equivalent: 25–125 mm) F-stop range F2.5 (W)–F6.3 (T) Still image mode: 1.0–5.0X Zoom (Optical zoom X Digital zoom: 25.0X)

  • Page 119: Continuous, Motion Capture, Digital Image Stabilization (dis)

    Camera specifications Flash Mode Off, Red-eye Fix, Slow Sync, Fill in, Red-eye, Auto • Wide: 0.3–4.2 m (ISO Auto) Range • Tele: 0.5–1.6 m (ISO Auto) Recharging time Approximately 5 sec. Shake reduction Digital Image Stabilization (DIS) Effect • Smart Filter: Normal, Miniature, Vignetting, Half Tone Dot, Sketch, Fish-eye, Defog, Classic, Photo Shooting Retro, Negative...

  • Page 120

    3648 X 2736 Image size 2592 X 1944 1984 X 1488 1920 X 1080 1024 X 768 These figures are measured under Samsung’s standard conditions. Your results may vary depending on the shooting conditions and camera settings. Appendixes Super Fine Fine...

  • Page 121

    Camera specifications Interface Digital output USB 2.0 connector Audio input/output Internal speaker (Mono), Microphone (Mono) Video output A/V: NTSC, PAL (selectable) DC power input 5.0 V connector Power source Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery (BP70A, 700 mAh) battery Connector type Micro USB (5 pin) The power source may differ depending on your region.

  • Page 122: Glossary

    Glossary ACB (Auto Contrast Balance) This feature automatically improves the contrast of your images when the subject is backlit or when there is a high contrast between your subject and the background. AEB (Auto Exposure Bracket) This feature automatically captures several images at different exposures to help you capture a properly-exposed image.

  • Page 123

    Glossary DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) A format for writing printing information, such as selected images and number of prints, on a memory card. DPOF-compatible printers, sometimes available at photo shops, can read the information from the card for convenient printing. EV (Exposure Value) All the combinations of the camera’s shutter speed and lens aperture that result in the same exposure.

  • Page 124

    Glossary JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) A lossy method of compression for digital images. JPEG images are compressed to reduce their overall file size with minimal deterioration of the image resolution. LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) A visual display commonly used in consumer electronics. This display needs a separate backlight, such as CCFL or LED, to reproduce colors.

  • Page 125

    Glossary Shutter speed Shutter speed refers to the amount of time it takes to open and close the shutter, and it is an important factor in the brightness of a photo, as it controls the amount of light which passes through the aperture before it reaches the image sensor.

  • Page 126

    This Class [B] digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. Dispose unwanted electronics through an approved recycler. To find the nearest recycling location, go to our website: www.samsung.com/recyclingdirect Or call, (877) 278 - 0799 Appendixes...

  • Page 127: Fcc Notice

    Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. • Declaration of Conformity Trade Name : Samsung Electronics America, Inc. Model No. : Samsung ST66/ST68 Responsible Party : Samsung Electronics America, Inc. Address : 85 Challenger Road, Ridgefield Park,...

  • Page 128: Index

    Index AF-assist light Battery Location 14 Caution 111 Settings 102 Charging 18 Inserting 17 AF Lamp 102 Beauty Shot mode 41 AF Sound 99 Blink Detection 60 Auto Contrast Balance (ACB) Brightness Playback mode 85 Shooting mode 64 Playback mode 86 Shooting mode 63 Auto Exposure Bracket (AEB) 68...

  • Page 129

    Index Face Detection 58 Half-press shutter 30 Flash Auto 53 Fill in 53 Icons Off 52 Playback mode 73 Red-eye 53 Shooting mode 21 Red-eye Fix 53 Slow Sync 53 Image Adjustment ACB 64 Focus Area Add Noise 87 Center AF 57 Brightness Multi AF 57 Playback mode 86...

  • Page 130

    Index PictBridge 96 Red-eye Playback mode 86 Picture-in-Picture mode 38 Shooting mode 52 Playback button 16 Reset 100 Playback mode 73 Resolution Power button 14 Playback mode 83 Shooting mode 49 Power Save mode 100 Retouching faces Printing photos 96 Playback mode 86 Program mode 35 Shooting mode 41...

  • Page 131

    Index Unpacking 13 White Balance 66 USB port 14 Zoom Using the zoom 27 Video Zoom button 15 Playback mode 81 Zoom sound settings 45 Shooting mode 45 Video out 102 Viewing files Panoramic photos 80 Slide Show 80 Smart Album 75 Thumbnails 76 TV 89 Appendixes...

  • Page 132

    Please refer to the warranty that came with your product or visit our website, www.samsung.com, for after-sales service or inquiries.

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