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Samsung HZ10W vs Samsung HZ15W

Portability
90
Imaging
33
Features
27
Overall
30
Samsung HZ10W front
 
Samsung HZ15W front
Portability
90
Imaging
35
Features
31
Overall
33

Samsung HZ10W vs Samsung HZ15W Key Specs

Samsung HZ10W
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-240mm (F3.3-5.8) lens
  • 249g - 105 x 61 x 37mm
  • Revealed May 2009
  • Also Known as WB500
Samsung HZ15W
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-240mm (F3.3-5.8) lens
  • 249g - 105 x 61 x 37mm
  • Revealed February 2009
  • Other Name is WB550
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Samsung HZ10W vs Samsung HZ15W Overview

Its time to look a little more in depth at the Samsung HZ10W versus Samsung HZ15W, both Small Sensor Compact cameras and both of them are produced by Samsung. The resolution of the HZ10W (10MP) and the HZ15W (12MP) is fairly close and they come with the exact same sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The HZ10W was manufactured 3 months after the HZ15W and they are of a similar age. Each of the cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before we go straight into a complete comparison, below is a simple overview of how the HZ10W scores vs the HZ15W with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Samsung HZ10W over the Samsung HZ15W

 HZ10W HZ15W 

Reasons to pick Samsung HZ15W over the Samsung HZ10W

 HZ15W HZ10W 
Display dimension3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution460k230kCrisper display (+230k dot)

Common features in the Samsung HZ10W and Samsung HZ15W

 HZ10W HZ15W 
RevealedMay 2009February 2009Same age
Focus manually More precise focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither offers selfie screen
Touch display Neither offers Touch display

Samsung HZ10W vs Samsung HZ15W Physical Comparison

When you are planning to carry around your camera often, you'll have to factor its weight and size. The Samsung HZ10W offers outside dimensions of 105mm x 61mm x 37mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 1.5") along with a weight of 249 grams (0.55 lbs) and the Samsung HZ15W has specifications of 105mm x 61mm x 37mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 1.5") with a weight of 249 grams (0.55 lbs).

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Bear in mind, the weight of an ILC will change dependant on the lens you are using at that time. The following is the front view dimensions comparison of the HZ10W vs the HZ15W.

Samsung HZ10W vs Samsung HZ15W size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability grade of the HZ10W and HZ15W is 90 and 90 respectively.

Samsung HZ10W vs Samsung HZ15W top view buttons comparison

Samsung HZ10W vs Samsung HZ15W Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it is very hard to imagine the gap in sensor sizes only by researching technical specs. The image below will give you a better sense of the sensor dimensions in the HZ10W and HZ15W.

As you have seen, the two cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements but different MP. You can anticipate the Samsung HZ15W to result in more detail due to its extra 2 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also let you crop photos somewhat more aggressively.

Samsung HZ10W vs Samsung HZ15W sensor size comparison

Samsung HZ10W vs Samsung HZ15W Screen and ViewFinder

Samsung HZ10W vs Samsung HZ15W Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Samsung HZ10W Portrait photography features
Samsung HZ15W Portrait photography features
31
manual focus
has face detect focus
manual exposure not available
cannot use external flash
low resolution (10MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
32
manual focus
features face detect focus
manual exposure not available
external flash not possible
low resolution sensor (12MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Samsung HZ10W Street photography details
Samsung HZ15W Street photography details
52
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no articulating screen
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
more heavy than competition (249g)
53
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no moving screen
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
heavier than competition in class (249 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Samsung HZ10W as a Sports photography camera
Samsung HZ15W as a Sports photography camera
26
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no shutter priority
low resolution (10 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
27
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no shutter priority
low resolution sensor (12 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Samsung HZ10W
Travel photography with Samsung HZ15W
54
flash built-in
fairly wide (24mm)
no Timelapse recording
more heavy than competition (249g)
low resolution (10 megapixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
54
built-in flash
really wide (24mm)
does not have Time Lapse recording
heavier than competition in class (249g)
low resolution sensor (12 megapixels)
screen is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Samsung HZ10W as a Landscape photography camera
Samsung HZ15W as a Landscape photography camera
35
manual focus
fairly wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
cannot switch lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
small screen (2.7")
manual exposure not available
low resolution (10 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
no Timelapse recording
41
manual focus
really wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
manual exposure not available
low resolution sensor (12MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
does not have Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Samsung HZ10W Vlogging info
Samsung HZ15W Vlogging info
28
fairly wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
has face detect focus
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
display isn't selfie friendly
video res low (1280 x 720 resolution)
no microphone jack
more heavy than competition (249g)
29
really wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
features face detect focus
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
screen is not selfie friendly
low res video (1280 x 720 pixels)
does not have mic jack
heavier than competition in class (249 grams)
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Samsung HZ10W vs Samsung HZ15W Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Samsung HZ10W and Samsung HZ15W
 Samsung HZ10WSamsung HZ15W
General Information
Make Samsung Samsung
Model type Samsung HZ10W Samsung HZ15W
Also called WB500 WB550
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Revealed 2009-05-14 2009-02-23
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.08 x 4.56mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor area 27.7mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixels 12 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2
Maximum resolution 3648 x 2432 4000 x 3000
Maximum native ISO 3200 3200
Min native ISO 80 80
RAW data
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 24-240mm (10.0x) 24-240mm (10.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.3-5.8 f/3.3-5.8
Macro focusing distance 5cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.9 5.9
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 2.7" 3"
Resolution of screen 230k dot 460k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 16s 16s
Highest shutter speed 1/1500s 1/2000s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance - 4.70 m
Flash options Auto, Auto & Red-eye reduction, Fill-in flash, Slow sync, Flash off, Red eye fix Auto, Auto & Red-eye reduction, Fill-in flash, Slow sync, Flash off, Red eye fix
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30, 15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (60, 30, 15 fps) 1280 x 720 (30, 15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (60, 30, 15 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video data format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 249 gr (0.55 lbs) 249 gr (0.55 lbs)
Dimensions 105 x 61 x 37mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 1.5") 105 x 61 x 37mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 1.5")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Self timer Yes (10 sec, 2 sec, Double, Motion Timer) Yes (10 sec, 2 sec, Double, Motion Timer)
Time lapse recording
Storage media SC/SDHC/MMC/MMCplus, internal SC/SDHC/MMC/MMCplus, internal
Storage slots 1 1
Pricing at launch $300 $330