The last year has seen tremendous growth in Samsung's digital photo camera department. Up until early 2009 I wasn't even overly aware that Samsung made very many camera models, let alone could I easily find them on store shelves. Now, partway through mid-2010, I can walk into any major electronics store and see just as many Samsung digital cameras as I do Canon, Nikon, or any other developed brand. Not too long before writing this review I got a Samsung digital camera of my own, which has entered a house of primarily dominant Canon cameras. When Samsung offered me the opportunity to review their latest, and one of their greatest, compact cameras, I was anxious to see how well it would fend against some of their competition. The ST5500 is the camera in question, and it's packing a lot of goodies behind that beautiful body it has - but will the goodies get in the way of Samsung making a well performing camera? I'm just as anxious as you to find out!