Samsung HZ35W Review

Overall 42
Imaging 7
Features 31
Size 87
Price 100

Main Features

  • 12.0 MP 1/2.3" CCD sensor
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • 3″ Fixed Type Screen
  • ViewFinder: No
  • fps Continuous Shooting
  • Video: 1280 x 720 (30, 15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (60, 30 fps)
  • Built-in Wireless: No
  • Dimensions: 107 x 61 x 28 mm
  • Weight: 245 g
  • Environmental Sealing: No
  • Built-in GPS: Yes
  • Also known as Samsung WB650

Samsung HZ35W Summary

This review is devoted to HZ35W that Samsung has first introduced to the public in Jun 16, 2010. This model is a Small Sensor Superzoom camera with a resolution of 12.0 MP and a 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CCD sensor.

In Small Sensor Superzoom cameras (Top 10 SuperZoom Cameras) this model has taken rank #89 out of 249. Its Overall Score has reached 42/100 and it takes a rank of #709 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Samsung HZ35W Compared to other SuperZoom Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Samsung HZ35W review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.

PROs

  • Min Native Iso: 80
  • AutoFocus Face Detection: Yes
  • Viewfinder: No
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • Built-In Flash: Yes

CONs

  • Screen Type: Fixed Type
  • Touch Screen: No
  • Viewfinder Coverage: No
  • Viewfinder Magnification: No
  • External Flash: No
  • Sensor Resolution: 12.0 MP
  • Max Native Iso: 3200
  • Af Phase Detection: No
  • Microphone Port: No

Complete Comparison of Samsung HZ35W With Other Cameras in Small Sensor Superzoom Category

In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Samsung HZ35W. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Small Sensor Superzoom cameras.

Physical Characteristics Of Samsung HZ35W

Samsung HZ35W has the following external dimensions 107 x 107 x 28 mm (42.13 x 24.02 x 11.02″) with the weight of 245 g.

The typical weight for average Small Sensor Superzoom type cameras is 387g. If we compare the average indicator of the weight of Samsung HZ35W, we can conclude that this model is lighter than many other similar products.

Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Samsung HZ35W is thinner than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 28mm.

Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Samsung HZ35W with the indication of this model’s dimensions:

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If you want to have a better idea of how big the Samsung HZ35W is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.

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Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Samsung HZ35W compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Thickness

Samsung HZ35W — 28 mm
Min: 19 mm
Average: 66 mm
Max: 181 mm

Weight

Samsung HZ35W — 245 g
Min: 136 g
Average: 387 g
Max: 1415 g

Unfortunately, Samsung HZ35W comes without a waterproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and avoid water.

Unfortunately, Samsung HZ35W comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.

Samsung HZ35W Photo and Sensor Features

Samsung HZ35W boasts of a resolution of 12.0 MP and is equipped with a 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CCD sensor.

The base of Samsung HZ35W has the following ISO range 80 - 3200 .

Unfortunately, the support of the RAW file is not included in Samsung HZ35W. However, if you are looking specifically for a Compact camera with a RAW file support, you should check out one of the following models from the same class and within similar price range .

Samsung HZ35W features a 12.0 MP 1/2.3" sensor, which is not a good pick for high-quality and detailed pictures. However, we have an alternative option for you if you were looking for higher resolution.

Anti-Aliasing Filter

Samsung HZ35W is known for the lack of anti-alias (Low-pass) filter. It is one of its essential features of the sensor built in this model. The absence of this filter contributes to a higher level of details and sharpness in the pictures you take. Yet, the lack of an anti-alias filter also enhances the possibility of more occurring in certain conditions.

Now let’s check how we can compare the size of 1/2.3" sensor featured in Samsung HZ35W with other standard sensor sizes.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Samsung HZ35W

LCD and ViewFinder

Samsung HZ35W is equipped with a Fixed Type 3" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 614k dots.

In addition, this model comes with a built-in ViewFinder.

Max Shutter speed

Some of the other highlights of Samsung HZ35W are its fps max speed and 1/2000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.

Flash

Unlike some other cameras from this category, HZ35W unfortunately, is not equipped with a built-in flash.

Focusing

In addition, HZ35W has a Face detection AF feature that quickly finds the faces that appear within the frame range and locks the focus on them automatically.

Video Features

As for the video quality characteristics of Samsung HZ35W, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 1280 x 720 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Samsung HZ35W allows you to save files in Motion JPEG formats.

Comparing the technical characteristics of this model with the modern standards, we have to admit that 1280 x 720 is a rather poor indicator of video resolution. However, if you are looking for a camera that has 4K video support, we recommend you to consider our Cheapest Camera with 4K video.

Samsung HZ35W is not equipped with any ports that would allow you to connect external headphones and microphones to it.

Connectivity and Storage

You can connect HZ35W to compatible devices via its USB 2.0 or HDMI ports.

How Good is Samsung HZ35W for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Samsung HZ35W’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Samsung HZ35W’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the HZ35W to the average SuperZoom camera.

Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.

Samsung HZ35W for Portrait Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Samsung HZ35W performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 54. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Samsung HZ35W can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.

Advantages:

  • Image Stabilization
  • Face Detection Focusing

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor

Samsung HZ35W for Street Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Samsung HZ35W performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 43. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Samsung HZ35W can be called a Intermediate model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Small size (107 x 61 x 28 mm)
  • Live View
  • Image Stabilization

Disadvantages:

  • No Built-in View Finder
  • Small 1/2.3"(6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor

Samsung HZ35W for Sports Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Samsung HZ35W performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 22. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Samsung HZ35W can be called a 22 model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • No View Finder

Disadvantages:

  • Slow Continuous Shooting ( fps)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Slow Max Shutter Speed (1/2000s)
  • Bad Max Native ISO (3200)
  • Small size (107 x 61 x 28 mm)

Samsung HZ35W for Daily Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Samsung HZ35W performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 19. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Samsung HZ35W can be called a Underclass model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Small weight (245 g)
  • Small size (107 x 61 x 28 mm)
  • Built-in Flash
  • Live View
  • Video is available

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor
  • No Built-in View Finder

Samsung HZ35W for Landscape Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Samsung HZ35W performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 30. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Samsung HZ35W can be called a 30 model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.

Advantages:

  • Live View

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor
  • Low resolution sensor (12 MP)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • No RAW Support
  • Bad Max Native ISO (3200)

Samsung HZ35W Detailed Specs

General
Brand Samsung
Model HZ35W
Announced Jun 16, 2010
Body Type Compact
Lens
Manual Focus Yes
Lens Mount Fixed lens
Number of Lenses n/a
Focal Length Multiplier n/a
Macro Focus Range 3
Screen
Screen Type Fixed Type
Screen Size 3″
Screen Resolution 614k dots
Live View Yes
Touch Screen No
ViewFinder
ViewFinder
ViewFinder Resolution 0k dots
ViewFinder Coverage %
ViewFinder Magnification
Photography Features
Min Shutter Speed 16 s
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 s
Continuous Shooting fps
Shutter Priority Yes
Aperture Priority Yes
Manual Exposure Mode Yes
Exposure Compensation Yes
Custom White Balance No
Image Stabilization Yes
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Range 5
Flash Modes Auto, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync
External Flash No
AE Bracketing No
WB Bracketing No
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment Yes
Average No
Spot Yes
Partial No
AF-Area No
Center Weighted Yes
Sensor
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Size 1/2.3"
Sensor Dimensions 6.17 x 4.55 mm
Sensor Area 28.07 mm2
Sensor Resolution 12.0 MP
Max Image Resolution 4000 x 3000
Max Native ISO 3,200
Max Boosted ISO n/a
Min Native ISO 80
RAW Support No
AutoFocus
AF Touch No
AF Continuous No
AF Single Yes
AF Tracking Yes
AF Selective No
AF Center Yes
AF Multi Area Yes
AF Live View Yes
AF Face Detection Yes
AF Contrast Detection Yes
AF Phase Detection No
Number of Focus Points n/a
Number of Cross Focus Points n/a
Video Features
Video Resolutions 1280 x 720 (30, 15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (60, 30 fps)
Max Video Resolution 1280 x 720
Video Formats Motion JPEG
Microphone Port No
Headphone Port No
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity No
HDMI Yes
USB USB 2.0
Physical
Environmental Sealing No
Water Proof No
Dust Proof No
Shock Proof No
Crush Proof No
Freeze Proof No
Weight 245 g
Physical Dimensions 107 x 61 x 28 mm
Battery Life n/a
Battery Type n/a
Battery Model SLB-11A
Other Features
Self Timer Yes
Timelapse Recording No
GPS Built-in
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage Slots 1

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