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Samsung HZ15W

alaTest has collected and analyzed 352 reviews of Samsung HZ15W. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the portability and size. The performance and image quality are also appreciated. The energy efficiency and shutter get mixed views, and some have doubts about the memory and viewfinder.

usability, image quality, performance, size, portability

flash, low-light, focus, viewfinder, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Samsung HZ15W is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung HZ15W

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Samsung HZ15W from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the low light performance and flash. The lens and size are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the price.

portability, size, lens, flash, low-light

price

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung HZ15W

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 89 user reviews of Samsung HZ15W from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the performance and lens. The portability and image quality also get good feedback. There are some negative views about the viewfinder, and reviews are divided on the low light performance.

usability, image quality, portability, lens, performance

viewfinder

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Samsung HZ15W review

 

The Samsung HZ15W is a camera that looks good on paper but doesn't live up to the specs. The main attraction is the 24mm-equivalent wide-angle lens with 10x zoom, which is certainly a plus in a camera this size, giving you a lot of shooting flexibility...

Good feature set; miniHDMI out; 24mm-equivalent wide-angle lens with 10x zoom.

Subpar photo quality; menu system too spread out.

The Samsung HZ15W has good parts and features, but it ultimately disappoints on the whole.

Nov, 2009

Recommended

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (photographyblog.com)

Samsung WB550 Review

 

The Samsung WB550 (also known as the Samsung HZ15W) is a pocket digital camera featuring a versatile 10x, 24mm wide-angle zoom lens. Taking on the popular Panasonic TZ series of cameras, the 12 megapixel WB550 has a large 3 inch LCD screen, 24-240mm...

Though it is beginner friendly, Samsung's WB550 fortunately doesn't look cheap and cheerful and neither should it for £299. While, OK, it may not be the most svelte compact around, compensation comes in the form of its broader-than-average focal range...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dcresource.com)

HZ15W

 

($299) is a compact, ultra zoom camera that's designed to compete with the likes of the Canon PowerShot SX200 and Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3. It features a 12 Megapixel CCD, a 24 - 240 mm lens, optical image stabilization, a 3-inch LCD, and HD movie...

Good color and exposure; no redeye or purple fringing ; Compact, stylish metal body packs a 10X zoom ; Useful 24 - 240 mm zoom range ; Optical image stabilization ; Large and sharp 3-inch LCD display ; Good set of manual controls (though see below) ;...

Heavy noise reduction smudges fine and low contrast details and gives images a soft, fuzzy look, even at low ISOs ; Poor low light focusing; LCD difficult to see in those situations, as well ; Only two apertures to choose from in manual mode; manual...

If you want a smallish camera with a great zoom range, large LCD, and useful set of features -- and you'll be taking photos in good light and not making large prints -- then the Samsung HZ15W is certainly worth checking out. Those of you who want...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Tim Barribeau (washingtonpost.com)

Samsung HZ15W

 

Samsung's most recent entry into the burgeoning field of compact ultrazooms comes packed with a 10x zoom 24mm wide-angle lens and a decent set of manual controls. While the camera is far too big to fit into your skinny jeans when you go out clubbing,...

One feature we really enjoyed about the HZ15W was the amount of manual control on offer. In addition to program mode, and a truckload of scene modes, it has fully manual exposure controls. However, you can only set the aperture in this mode to maximum...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Tim Barribeau (reviewed.com)

Samsung HZ15W

 

10z zoom in a compact body, with impressive image quality and lots of manual controls

Sharp images; Fairly accurate color

High noise at ISO 800 and up; An overwrought menu system

Samsung HZ15W is part of the relatively new division of the point-and-shoot market, the compact ultrazoom. These squeeze significant zoom lenses into bodies only marginally bigger than a standard camera.

Jul, 2009

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Samsung WB550 Wide-Angle Digital Camera Review

 

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Stylish exterior; Construction is strong; Fast startup and close; Image stabilization works wonders; Autofocus is quick and generally accurate; Video recording quality excels; Good image quality

23.MB - MP4 format; 36.5MB - MP4 format; Zoom motor can be heard in video; Too basic, even in manual mode; Middle finger can cover internal flash; Buttons are a little too small; Noise in images remove detail - means Samsung can improve.; ISO 3200 is...

The Samsung WB550 is a good ‘high-end’ mega-zoom offering. It does video recording at 720p very well, capturing very good detail and natural looking colors. Its image quality is good but not the best and some may find the WB550 too basic for their...

Recommended!

Expert review by : Cliff Smith (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung WB550

 

Samsung's latest zoom compact offers excellent value for money.

The Samsung WB550 is an excellent all-rounder, and the ideal camera for holidays. Build quality, design and handling are all up to a very high standard, performance is equal to anything else on the market, and the results are very good, although it...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (pocket-lint.com)

Samsung WB550 digital camera

 

Getting a broad focal range from a non-interchangeable lens camera needn't necessitate purchase of a bridge model that won't fit in your pocket. Witness Samsung cramming a 10x optical zoom (24-240mm equivalent) into its latest WB550 compact, the "W"...

Small if chunky form factor, broad zoom range gives rise to more creative framing and compositional options than usual, HD movies with stereo sound

Narrow and painful to use command lever at rear of camera, positioning of the built-in flash at front means that stray fingers can sometimes get in the way

In terms of image performance, it’s the colours delivered by the Samsung WB550 even when left on its default settings that jump off the review screen, being mostly warm and well saturated. On occasion this can almost make scenes resemble pages torn...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Laldinfela Pachuau (pcworld.in)

Samsung WB550

 

The Samsung captured impressive images but is pricey for the features it offers.

Rich set of features ; 24mm wide angle lens ; HD(720p) video recording ; Above average image quality ; Manual mode ; Mini HDMI-out

Slight over-sharpening ; Oversaturated colors

A versatile camera with 24mm wide angle and HD video recording capability. The Samsung captured impressive images but is pricey for the features it offers.

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com.au)

Samsung HZ15W review: Samsung HZ15W

 

Samsung HZ15W

Good feature set; miniHDMI out; 24mm-equivalent wide-angle lens with 10x zoom.

Subpar photo quality; menu system too spread out.

The Samsung HZ15W has good parts and features, but it ultimately disappoints on the whole.

Nov, 2009

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