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Samsung HZ25W (WB5000)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 100 reviews of Samsung HZ25W (WB5000). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and zoom. The performance and usability also get good opinions. The image quality and size get less positive opinions. Views about the image stabilizer and reliability are mixed.

portability, usability, performance, zoom, price

battery, size, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Samsung HZ25W (WB5000) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Samsung HZ25W (WB5000) from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Reviews about the screen and portability are overall positive. The zoom and usability also get good feedback, but views are divided on the price.

usability, zoom, portability, screen

80% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2020

Expert review by : Lars Rehm (

Samsung HZ25W (WB5000)


The sensors in these cameras are considerably smaller than you will find in a DSLR or mirrorless interchangeable lens model. One of the advantages of a smaller sensor is that, compared to an SLR, you need a physically much smaller lens. As you can see...

Jul, 2006

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (

Samsung WB5000 Review


The Samsung WB5000 (also known as the HZ25W) is Samsung's first entry into the competitive super-zoom compact camera market. Offering a 24x optical zoom lens with a 26mm wide angle setting (26-624mm focal range), the WB5000 can capture everything from...

The Samsung WB5000 is one of those cameras that turns out to be better on paper than it is in the flesh, offering a compelling list of features that turn out to be rather half-baked. That's not to say that it's a bad camera, particularly for novice...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Paul Lester (

The Samsung HZ25W 12.5MP camera with 24x Mega-Zoom


Recent developments in the digital camera market have given amateur photographers that require a decent optical zoom some reasonably priced point-and-shoot alternatives. Following announcements earlier this year by Kodak and Olympus, Samsung has...

The integrated Schneider-Kreuznach lens has a 26mm wide-angle focal length and in addition to taking photos can record 720p HD video using the high definition H.264 codec. Other noteworthy features include optical and digital image stabilization to...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Samsung WB5000


Samsung's first super-zoom features HD video and stereo sound

May, 2011

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (

Samsung WB5000


Not to be confused with the WB500 pocket camera from the same manufacturer, with the extra "0" in the WB5000's model number comes an extensive, all encompassing focal range equivalent to 26-624mm in 35mm film terms, or a 24x optical zoom. The "DSLR...

Easy to use "high zoom" model that extends creative framing possibilities into (almost) the realm of the paparazzi, one touch video record button, optical zoom accessible when recording movie clips

Other manufacturers offer zooms up to 30x, though of course for slightly more money, some operational noise of the lens picked up by the microphone when zooming during filming

The "DSLR lite" WB5000 has been out a little while, so in theory you should be able to find more competitive deals than the £299 asking price. The fact that the lowest cost we could find online at the time of writing was £279 suggests the camera has...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (

Samsung WB5000 review


The 24x optical zoom offered by the Samsung WB5000's lens is equivalent to a wide-angle 26-624mm in 35mm terms. It ticks the boxes for must-haves by offering 1,280x720 HD video clips at 30fps with individual record button, the choice of fixed LCD or...

With rugged DSLR-like handling, yet easy to use the Samsung WB5000 is a compact camera with 24x zoom; one-touch video recording and a zoom that's accessible even when filming movies. The operational sound of the zoom is picked up during video...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Ben Pitt (

Samsung WB5000 review


An extremely capable camera with some great features, but significantly slower than the very similar Panasonic FZ38

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Kevin Carter (

Samsung WB5000


With the introduction of the WB5000, it's no secret that consumer electronics giant Samsung wants a piece of the lucrative superzoom market. It has dabbled before with the high-end Pro 815 (see MacUser, 17 February 2006, p36), but it wasn't much...

Ultimately though, there are no real stand-out features or performance gains over rivals, making it difficult to recommend the WB5000

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Catherine Monfils (

Samsung WB5000


Designed to appeal to beginners and enthusiasts alike, with its all-rounder 24x zoom, full manual control and HD video recording.

In typical Samsung style, the WB5000 is packed with intelligent user-friendly features and impressive specifications. Unfortunately, the image quality and general performance of this new model are disappointing. Samsung is trying to appeal to both...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Josie Reavely (

Samsung WB5000


The little bridge camera with the big zoom

Great features and a powerful zoom make this a versatile superzoom, but some may find it a little too lightweight

Mar, 2010

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