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Samsung HZ35W

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews of Samsung HZ35W. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and durability. The zoom and screen also get good opinions. There are mixed reviews on the size and price. Many are negative about the shutter and memory.

portability, screen, zoom, durability, image quality

usability, performance, low-light, memory, shutter

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Samsung HZ35W is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Samsung HZ35W from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Reviewers really like the zoom. The lens also gets good reviews, whereas the usability and performance get less positive reviews.

portability, lens, zoom

performance, usability

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

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : PJ Jacobowitz (

Samsung HZ35W


Samsung packs a lot of fun features and a 15x zoom lens into its HZ35W, but noisy images hold this pocket camera back.

15x zoom. Beautiful OLED screen with high contrast, and no motion blur. Micro-HDMI port.

Noisy images in anything other than ideal lighting conditions. Proprietary USB port.

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Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Dan Havlik (

Review: Samsung HZ35W


The Samsung HZ35W would be a great GPS-enabled camera, if it could only give us accurate coordinates.

GPS turns on easily with a switch on top of the camera. Displays current city, state and country on LCD in shooting mode. Map View will tell you where all the local Starbucks, McDonald’s and Bank of America ATMs are

GPS antenna is placed where you put your forefinger on the camera, potentially blocking the signal. Must download maps from Samsung website and store on memory card in camera to use Map View mode. Slowest GPS camera we tested

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (

Samsung HZ35W review


The Samsung HZ35W is a bit of a surprise. Its predecessor, the HZ15W , was sort of a mess and going into this review I didn't have high hopes. The HZ35W is, as it should be, a better camera than that model with Samsung making improvements to design and...

Overall good features, design, performance, and photos for its price.

Mediocre low-light photos; confusing GPS setup; using ASM mode is a pain.

Samsung's HZ35W is pretty much an across-the-board improvement from its predecessor resulting in a GPS-enabled compact megazoom worth considering.

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : Tim Moynihan (

Samsung HZ35W


The 15X-optical-zoom Samsung HZ35W ($350 as of June 1, 2010) had the best overall performance score and feature set of any camera in our latest pocket megazooms test group, but our hands-on tests of the camera exposed a few things to think about before...

Excellent image quality ; In-camera GPS integration with Navteq map service ; Very sharp 3-inch AMOLED screen ; Dual digital/mechanical image stabilization ; Largest zoom range of any compact camera

Dual stabilization only in dedicated mode ; Disappointing video and audio capture ; A bit bulky and slippery ; Confusing menu structure

The GPS-enabled HZ35W produces some of the sharpest, highest-quality stills we've seen this side of a DSLR, but its confusing menu system and poor video quality knock it down a peg.

Jun, 2010

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Samsung HZ35W


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15x image stabilized wide-angle (24mm) optical zoom ; 3-inch AMOLED monitor ; Built-in GPS ; Compact Size ; Sturdy build ; Multiple automatic exposure modes ; Auto, Manual and semi-auto exposure modes ; Easy-to-use Movie mode ; Dedicated Movie record...

Small, weak flash ; Macro mode is very soft around the edges ; Long shutter lag ; Poor shot-to-shot times ; GPS is difficult to initialize ; Extremely slow to start zooming ; Slow autofocus ; Autofocus often gives up in low light ; Lens makes audible...

The Samsung HZ35W has a lot to offer whether you're a snapshooter or someone who likes to use manual controls. More than its full feature set, which includes a myriad of automatic, semi-auto and manual controls, the Samsung HZ35W's versatility is...

Expert review by : Tim Moynihan (

Review: Samsung HZ35W pocket megazoom camera


The GPS-enabled HZ35W produces some of the sharpest, highest-quality stills we've seen this side of a DSLR, but its confusing menu system and poor video quality knock it down a peg.

Let's start with the laundry list of positives. The 12-megapixel HZ35W's 15X lens (24mm to 360mm) offers the largest optical-zoom range of any compact camera currently available, and this model's dual stabilization feature proves amazingly effective in...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Lexy Savvides (

Samsung WB650


Samsung's WB650 looks like the ideal camera for travellers, with 15x optical zoom and GPS tagging.

Oct, 2010

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Samsung HZ35W 12MP Digital Camera


convenient, very good experience … I enjoy Samsung's ergonomy !

May, 2010

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