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FujiFilm S2500HD vs Samsung HZ35W

Portability
78
Imaging
35
Features
30
Overall
33
FujiFilm FinePix S2500HD front
 
Samsung HZ35W front
Portability
91
Imaging
35
Features
42
Overall
37

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Samsung HZ35W Key Specs

FujiFilm S2500HD
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600 (Push to 3200)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-504mm (F3.1-5.6) lens
  • 337g - 110 x 73 x 81mm
  • Revealed July 2010
  • Other Name is FinePix S2600HD
Samsung HZ35W
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-360mm (F3.2-5.8) lens
  • 245g - 107 x 61 x 28mm
  • Revealed June 2010
  • Also Known as WB650
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FujiFilm S2500HD vs Samsung HZ35W Overview

On this page, we are analyzing the FujiFilm S2500HD versus Samsung HZ35W, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras by companies FujiFilm and Samsung. The image resolution of the S2500HD (12MP) and the HZ35W (12MP) is fairly similar and both cameras posses the same sensor size (1/2.3").

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The S2500HD was introduced within a month of the HZ35W and they are both of a similar age. Both cameras have different body design with the FujiFilm S2500HD being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Samsung HZ35W being a Compact camera.

Before getting right into a comprehensive comparison, here is a concise synopsis of how the S2500HD grades vs the HZ35W in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick FujiFilm S2500HD over the Samsung HZ35W

 S2500HD HZ35W 

Reasons to pick Samsung HZ35W over the FujiFilm S2500HD

 HZ35W S2500HD 
Manual focus Dial precise focus
Display resolution614k230kCrisper display (+384k dot)

Common features in the FujiFilm S2500HD and Samsung HZ35W

 S2500HD HZ35W 
RevealedJuly 2010June 2010Similar age
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display dimensions3"3"Equal display size
Selfie screen Neither has selfie screen
Touch display Neither has Touch display

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Samsung HZ35W Physical Comparison

For anyone who is intending to carry your camera, you will have to factor its weight and volume. The FujiFilm S2500HD has physical dimensions of 110mm x 73mm x 81mm (4.3" x 2.9" x 3.2") with a weight of 337 grams (0.74 lbs) while the Samsung HZ35W has sizing of 107mm x 61mm x 28mm (4.2" x 2.4" x 1.1") accompanied by a weight of 245 grams (0.54 lbs).

Take a look at the FujiFilm S2500HD versus Samsung HZ35W in our completely new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into consideration, the weight of an ILC will vary dependant on the lens you choose at that moment. Here is a front view dimensions comparison of the S2500HD compared to the HZ35W.

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Samsung HZ35W size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability score of the S2500HD and HZ35W is 78 and 91 respectively.

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Samsung HZ35W top view buttons comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Samsung HZ35W Sensor Comparison

Quite often, its hard to imagine the difference between sensor sizing only by reading specifications. The photograph here may give you a better sense of the sensor sizes in the S2500HD and HZ35W.

Plainly, the 2 cameras have the same sensor dimensions and the same megapixels and you can expect similar quality of pictures but you will want to take the launch date of the products into consideration.

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Samsung HZ35W sensor size comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Samsung HZ35W Screen and ViewFinder

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Samsung HZ35W Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD as a Portrait photography camera
Samsung HZ35W as a Portrait photography camera
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manual focus not available
cannot use external flash
low megapixels (12MP)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
no RAW format
34
focusing manually
has face detection focus
no external flash support
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW support
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Street Comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD as a Street photography camera
Samsung HZ35W as a Street photography camera
49
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed screen
sensor is small (1/2.3")
no RAW format
60
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than others (245g)
no moving screen
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW support
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Sports Comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD as a Sports photography camera
Samsung HZ35W as a Sports photography camera
34
excellent zoom range (28-504mm 18.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
max fps low (1.0 fps)
low megapixels (12MP)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF
42
long zoom range (24-360mm 15.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
has tracking autofocus
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD as a Travel photography camera
Samsung HZ35W as a Travel photography camera
55
built-in flash
quite wide (28mm)
very long zoom (504mm)
no Timelapse recording
low megapixels (12MP)
does not have a selfie friendly display
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
63
lighter than others (245 grams)
flash built-in
really wide (24mm)
great zoom (360mm)
lack of Time Lapse function
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
screen isn't selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.2)
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Landscape Comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD Landscape photography highlights
Samsung HZ35W Landscape photography highlights
36
quite wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3")
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
manual focus not available
cannot switch lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
low megapixels (12MP)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
no RAW format
no Timelapse recording
43
focusing manually
really wide (24mm)
screen is a decent size (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.2)
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW support
lack of Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD Vlogging factors
Samsung HZ35W Vlogging factors
25
quite wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
does not have a selfie friendly display
video resolution low (1280 x 720 resolution)
no microphone support
31
really wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
has face detection focus
lighter than others (245 grams)
sluggish max aperture (f3.2)
screen isn't selfie friendly
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pxls)
lack of external mic port
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FujiFilm S2500HD vs Samsung HZ35W Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for FujiFilm S2500HD and Samsung HZ35W
 FujiFilm FinePix S2500HDSamsung HZ35W
General Information
Make FujiFilm Samsung
Model FujiFilm FinePix S2500HD Samsung HZ35W
Also called FinePix S2600HD WB650
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 2010-07-06 2010-06-16
Body design SLR-like (bridge) Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixel 12 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4000 x 3000 4000 x 3000
Maximum native ISO 1600 3200
Maximum boosted ISO 3200 -
Min native ISO 100 80
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-504mm (18.0x) 24-360mm (15.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.1-5.6 f/3.2-5.8
Macro focus distance 2cm 3cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of screen 230k dot 614k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic None
Viewfinder coverage 99 percent -
Features
Lowest shutter speed 8 seconds 16 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed 1.0 frames/s -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 4.40 m 5.00 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30, 15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (60, 30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video file format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None BuiltIn
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 337g (0.74 lbs) 245g (0.54 lbs)
Physical dimensions 110 x 73 x 81mm (4.3" x 2.9" x 3.2") 107 x 61 x 28mm (4.2" x 2.4" x 1.1")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery model 4 x AA SLB-11A
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Double, Motion)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media SD/SDHC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots One One
Launch pricing $200 $300