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Samsung HZ30W

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the size and value for money. The color and usability also get good feedback, but there are some mixed views about the battery. There are some critical comments about the sensor and shutter.

portability, usability, color, value for money, size

shutter, sensor

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Samsung HZ30W is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon review summary for Samsung HZ30W


alaTest has collected and analyzed 62 user reviews of Samsung HZ30W from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

portability, image quality, usability, value for money, performance

shutter, features

74% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Great camera!


I think this camera is better suited for a more experienced user and maybe not the best choice for a first camera, but if you are looking for PASM/full manual controls and a long zoom in a compact size with lots of options and features, I think this...

Outstanding color accuracy for this class of camera -- very important for your images ; Exceptional range 24 mm wide angle to 360mm zoom (24mm wide angle is very rare at this price) ; Image stabilization works (IS is not magic, though, good techniques...

More complex than a simple P&S (not sure if this is really a con?) ; Some noise at higher ISO levels, but good results up to 400-800 ISO) true for most cameras in this class ; External battery charger not included (but fairly cheap to buy) ; Menu setup...

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Light, small, fast, great feature set


This was a step up from basic point and shoot cameras. The shutter time is pretty quick, and the widescreen HD video is great for sports. I had no problem filming fencing indoors in mediocre light. The 15x zoom is powerful and effective, and you can...

Good in Low Light","Great Zoom","Short Lag Time


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Great Camera for the Price!


Just bought this camera and am floored by all the features! I have so much yet to explore, but so far it looks and works great. I am going to do some extensive testing over the upcoming weekend, so if things change, I'll update this. But, other than...

Good Image Stabilization","Great Zoom","Nice Body Color

Little on the heavy side

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Samsung HZ 30 W


A masterpiece of technology with a lot of nice features. Perfect for my level of frustration.

Good Image Stabilization","Good in Low Light","Great Zoom","Nice Body Color","Short Lag Time

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Extremely Fantastic Camera on most Aspects.


I bought this camera and I am extremely happy with my purchase. This is a great camera with 15x zoom. Clear pictures if your hand is stable, use tripod and will be even better. I won't say camera is small, its ok size and little bit heavy too but with...

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Great Compact Camera


This camera takes sharp photos even from a long distance if the dual optical stabilazation mode is used. It is very easy to operate and performs very well in low light situations even when the 15X zoom is fully utilized. If you are accustomed to...

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Great Camera


It is a great little camera. Very compact and the zoom is awesome. I would definitely recommend it.

Portabililty, Compact, Optical Zoom, Megapixel

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Great camera with great price!


Great Zoom for a point and shoot camera. The HD video was easy to use and looks great on our 1080p LCD. Make sure to upgrade your memory card to at least 16gb for HD video.

Good Image Stabilization","Great Price","Great Zoom","Short Lag Time


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Unbeatable point and shoot camera


After upgrading from a 3 year old Kodak digital camera, I saw this at a local Costco. There are so many features on this point and shoot that made me not get a more expensive model. The most important feature that led me to buy this model is the 15x...