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Samsung HZ15W

alaTest has collected and analyzed 353 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. Opinions about the portability and size are overall positive. The performance and image quality also get good opinions, but comments about the energy efficiency and shutter are different. Many are critical 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. Opinions about the low light performance and flash are generally positive. The lens and size also get good feedback, whereas there are some less positive views about the price.

portability, size, lens, flash, low-light

price

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

Oct, 2019

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. Opinions about the performance and lens are overall positive. The portability and image quality are also appreciated, whereas many are critical about the viewfinder. There are some mixed reviews about the low light performance.

usability, image quality, portability, lens, performance

viewfinder

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

Oct, 2019

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 : Gavin Stoker (digicambuyer.co.uk)

Samsung WB550

 

Robust, wide-angle 10x optical zoom compact shooting HD movies

If highly saturated pictures are your want, then the WB550 delivers, whilst providing the creative scope of a broader than average focal range in a comparatively compact form factor for a reasonable price.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Samsung WB550

 

The Samsung WB550 incorporates an ultra wide angle 24mm lens with 10x optical zoom, so does it have the best of both worlds? Is the W550 (HZ15W in the US) both the perfect wide angle and megazoom compact camera? The What Digital Camera Samsung WB550...

24mm wide angle, well priced, manual mode (and manual macro focus)

flash poorly placed, oversaturated colours in low light, over sharpening

The Samsung WB550 has some excellent specs on offer. Its 24mm wide angle lens with extendable zoom to 240mm means shooting a wide range of subjects is ideal - beyond what most compacts will offer, not least at this affordable price point. Where the...

May, 2009

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Samsung WB550 Review

 

Samsung's picked a trick with the WB550. 24mm wide angle, but with a 10x zoom too? To date that's the widest angle 10x zoom lens to hit the market, and ought to appeal to those looking to shoot wide angle landscapes, 50mm portraits or even picking...

The Samsung WB550 has some excellent specs on offer. Its 24mm wide angle lens with extendable zoom to 240mm means shooting a wide range of subjects is ideal - beyond what most compacts will offer, not least at this affordable price point. Where the...

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

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

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 : Prasad Naik (techtree.com)

Samsung WB550 Digital Camera

 

A good mix of features and performance

Good design and build, superb display, 10x zoom and 24mm wide angle lens, good quality HD video recording, excellent interface design

Zoom mechanism takes a while to engage after starting, flash often gets covered by your finger, over saturation of colors, bit expensive

Jan, 2010

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