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Samsung HZ15W vs Samsung HZ25W

Portability
90
Imaging
35
Features
31
Overall
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Samsung HZ15W front
 
Samsung HZ25W front
Portability
70
Imaging
35
Features
32
Overall
33

Samsung HZ15W vs Samsung HZ25W Key Specs

Samsung HZ15W
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" 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
  • Launched February 2009
  • Additionally Known as WB550
Samsung HZ25W
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 3200 (Raise to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 26-624mm (F2.8-5.0) lens
  • 428g - 116 x 83 x 92mm
  • Released July 2010
  • Also referred to as WB5000
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Samsung HZ15W vs Samsung HZ25W Overview

The following is a comprehensive overview of the Samsung HZ15W versus Samsung HZ25W, one is a Small Sensor Compact and the latter is a Small Sensor Superzoom and both of them are offered by Samsung. The image resolution of the HZ15W (12MP) and the HZ25W (12MP) is relatively similar and both cameras posses the identical sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

Photography Glossary

The HZ15W was announced 16 months prior to the HZ25W which makes them a generation away from each other. Both cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before delving straight to a thorough comparison, here is a simple summary of how the HZ15W matches up versus the HZ25W in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Samsung HZ15W over the Samsung HZ25W

 HZ15W HZ25W 
Screen resolution460k230kSharper screen (+230k dot)

Reasons to pick Samsung HZ25W over the Samsung HZ15W

 HZ25W HZ15W 
ReleasedJuly 2010February 2009Newer by 16 months

Common features in the Samsung HZ15W and Samsung HZ25W

 HZ15W HZ25W 
Manual focus More exact focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen size3"3"Same screen sizing
Selfie screen Neither comes with selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Neither comes with Touch friendly screen

Samsung HZ15W vs Samsung HZ25W Physical Comparison

For those who are intending to travel with your camera often, you will want to factor in its weight and proportions. The Samsung HZ15W comes with physical dimensions of 105mm x 61mm x 37mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 1.5") with a weight of 249 grams (0.55 lbs) and the Samsung HZ25W has measurements of 116mm x 83mm x 92mm (4.6" x 3.3" x 3.6") and a weight of 428 grams (0.94 lbs).

See the Samsung HZ15W versus Samsung HZ25W in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you are using during that time. Below is a front view dimensions comparison of the HZ15W compared to the HZ25W.

Samsung HZ15W vs Samsung HZ25W size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability grade of the HZ15W and HZ25W is 90 and 70 respectively.

Samsung HZ15W vs Samsung HZ25W top view buttons comparison

Samsung HZ15W vs Samsung HZ25W Sensor Comparison

Usually, it can be tough to visualize the gap between sensor dimensions merely by reviewing specs. The pic underneath should offer you a stronger sense of the sensor dimensions in the HZ15W and HZ25W.

All in all, each of the cameras come with the identical sensor size and the exact same resolution therefore you should expect similar quality of photos but you will need to factor the production date of the products into consideration. The more aged HZ15W is going to be disadvantaged in sensor tech.

Samsung HZ15W vs Samsung HZ25W sensor size comparison

Samsung HZ15W vs Samsung HZ25W Screen and ViewFinder

Samsung HZ15W vs Samsung HZ25W Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Samsung HZ15W Portrait photography highlights
Samsung HZ25W Portrait photography highlights
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you can focus manually
provides face detection focus
no manual control
no external flash support
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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focusing manually
supports RAW formats
manual exposure not possible
external flash not possible
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
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Street Comparison

Samsung HZ15W Street photography advice
Samsung HZ25W Street photography advice
53
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no articulating screen
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
heavier than competition in class (249g)
55
image stabilization (Optical)
supports RAW formats
fixed screen
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
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Sports Comparison

Samsung HZ15W as a Sports photography camera
Samsung HZ25W as a Sports photography camera
27
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lack of shutter priority mode
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no phase detect auto focus
34
great zoom range (26-624mm 24.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
no shutter priority mode
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Samsung HZ15W Travel photography highlights
Samsung HZ25W Travel photography highlights
54
flash built-in
fairly wide (24mm)
missing Time Lapse function
heavier than competition in class (249g)
megapixel count low (12MP)
display is not selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f3.3)
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has built in flash
rather wide (26mm)
long reach (624mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
does not offer selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Samsung HZ15W as a Landscape photography camera
Samsung HZ25W as a Landscape photography camera
41
you can focus manually
fairly wide (24mm)
nice screen size (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
no manual control
megapixel count low (12MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
missing Time Lapse function
43
focusing manually
rather wide (26mm)
screen is a decent size (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
supports RAW formats
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
manual exposure not possible
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Samsung HZ15W Vlogging highlights
Samsung HZ25W Vlogging highlights
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fairly wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
provides face detection focus
slow max aperture (f3.3)
display is not selfie friendly
low video resolution (1280 x 720 resolution)
missing external mic port
heavier than competition in class (249g)
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rather wide (26mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
does not offer selfie friendly screen
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pxls)
doesn't have external mic socket
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Samsung HZ15W vs Samsung HZ25W Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Samsung HZ15W and Samsung HZ25W
 Samsung HZ15WSamsung HZ25W
General Information
Make Samsung Samsung
Model type Samsung HZ15W Samsung HZ25W
Also Known as WB550 WB5000
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Superzoom
Launched 2009-02-23 2010-07-06
Physical type 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 surface area 27.7mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixel 12 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2 4:3 and 16:9
Max resolution 4000 x 3000 4000 x 3000
Max native ISO 3200 3200
Max enhanced ISO - 6400
Minimum native ISO 80 64
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 24-240mm (10.0x) 26-624mm (24.0x)
Maximum aperture f/3.3-5.8 f/2.8-5.0
Macro focusing distance 5cm 10cm
Focal length multiplier 5.9 5.9
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3 inch 3 inch
Screen resolution 460 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Min shutter speed 16s 16s
Max shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 4.70 m 5.60 m
Flash modes Auto, Auto & Red-eye reduction, Fill-in flash, Slow sync, Flash off, Red eye fix Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB 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 fps)
Max video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video file format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 249 gr (0.55 lb) 428 gr (0.94 lb)
Physical dimensions 105 x 61 x 37mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 1.5") 116 x 83 x 92mm (4.6" x 3.3" x 3.6")
DXO scores
DXO Overall 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 (2 or 10 sec, Double)
Time lapse feature
Storage type SC/SDHC/MMC/MMCplus, internal SC/SDHC, Internal
Card slots Single Single
Price at release $330 $350