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Samsung HZ15W vs Samsung HZ35W

Portability
90
Imaging
35
Features
31
Overall
33
Samsung HZ15W front
 
Samsung HZ35W front
Portability
91
Imaging
35
Features
42
Overall
37

Samsung HZ15W vs Samsung HZ35W Key Specs

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
  • Additionally Known as WB550
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
  • Alternate Name is WB650
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Samsung HZ15W vs Samsung HZ35W Overview

Here, we are analyzing the Samsung HZ15W and Samsung HZ35W, former is a Small Sensor Compact while the other is a Small Sensor Superzoom and both are produced by Samsung. The sensor resolution of the HZ15W (12MP) and the HZ35W (12MP) is very well matched and both cameras posses the identical sensor size (1/2.3").

Photography Glossary

The HZ15W was released 15 months before the HZ35W making them a generation away from each other. Each of the cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before we go into a complete comparison, here is a concise summary of how the HZ15W scores vs the HZ35W in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Samsung HZ15W over the Samsung HZ35W

 HZ15W HZ35W 

Reasons to pick Samsung HZ35W over the Samsung HZ15W

 HZ35W HZ15W 
RevealedJune 2010February 2009Newer by 15 months
Display resolution614k460kClearer display (+154k dot)

Common features in the Samsung HZ15W and Samsung HZ35W

 HZ15W HZ35W 
Focus manually Very exact focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display size3"3"Same display size
Selfie screen Absent selfie screen
Touch display Absent Touch display

Samsung HZ15W vs Samsung HZ35W Physical Comparison

When you are looking to travel with your camera, you will need to factor its weight and volume. The Samsung HZ15W has external measurements of 105mm x 61mm x 37mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 1.5") having a weight of 249 grams (0.55 lbs) while the Samsung HZ35W has sizing of 107mm x 61mm x 28mm (4.2" x 2.4" x 1.1") with a weight of 245 grams (0.54 lbs).

Contrast the Samsung HZ15W and Samsung HZ35W in our completely new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Keep in mind, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you are utilising at that moment. The following is a front view physical size comparison of the HZ15W against the HZ35W.

Samsung HZ15W vs Samsung HZ35W size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability grade of the HZ15W and HZ35W is 90 and 91 respectively.

Samsung HZ15W vs Samsung HZ35W top view buttons comparison

Samsung HZ15W vs Samsung HZ35W Sensor Comparison

Often, it can be hard to imagine the difference between sensor dimensions purely by checking specifications. The pic underneath might offer you a more clear sense of the sensor measurements in the HZ15W and HZ35W.

Plainly, both of those cameras feature the identical sensor size and the exact same resolution so you can expect similar quality of images though you may want to take the launch date of the products into consideration. The more aged HZ15W is going to be disadvantaged in sensor tech.

Samsung HZ15W vs Samsung HZ35W sensor size comparison

Samsung HZ15W vs Samsung HZ35W Screen and ViewFinder

Samsung HZ15W vs Samsung HZ35W Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Samsung HZ15W Portrait photography information
Samsung HZ35W Portrait photography information
32
you can focus manually
has face detect autofocus
no manual control
cannot use external flash
sensor resolution low (12MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
34
has manual focus
supports face detection focus
external flash not possible
low resolution (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Street Comparison

Samsung HZ15W Street photography highlights
Samsung HZ35W Street photography highlights
53
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no articulating screen
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
more heavy than others (249 grams)
60
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competitors in class (245 grams)
fixed screen
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Samsung HZ15W Sports photography features
Samsung HZ35W Sports photography features
27
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no shutter priority mode
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
42
long zoom range (24-360mm 15.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
supports tracking autofocus
low resolution (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Samsung HZ15W as a Travel photography camera
Samsung HZ35W as a Travel photography camera
54
has built in flash
reasonably wide (24mm)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
more heavy than others (249 grams)
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
screen is not selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
63
lighter than competitors in class (245 grams)
flash built-in
decently wide (24mm)
long reach (360mm)
missing Time Lapse function
low resolution (12 megapixels)
display is not selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f3.2)
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Landscape Comparison

Samsung HZ15W as a Landscape photography camera
Samsung HZ35W as a Landscape photography camera
41
you can focus manually
reasonably wide (24mm)
screen is a decent size (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
no manual control
sensor resolution low (12MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
doesn't have Timelapse recording
43
has manual focus
decently wide (24mm)
nice screen size (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.2)
low resolution (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
missing Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Samsung HZ15W Vlogging details
Samsung HZ35W Vlogging details
29
reasonably wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
has face detect autofocus
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
screen is not selfie friendly
low res video (1280 x 720 resolution)
doesn't have microphone port
more heavy than others (249 grams)
31
decently wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detection focus
lighter than competitors in class (245g)
slow max aperture (f3.2)
display is not selfie friendly
low video resolution (1280 x 720 resolution)
missing external mic support
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Samsung HZ15W vs Samsung HZ35W Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Samsung HZ15W and Samsung HZ35W
 Samsung HZ15WSamsung HZ35W
General Information
Brand Name Samsung Samsung
Model type Samsung HZ15W Samsung HZ35W
Also called as WB550 WB650
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 2009-02-23 2010-06-16
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 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 27.7mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixels 12 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2 4:3 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4000 x 3000 4000 x 3000
Highest native ISO 3200 3200
Min native ISO 80 80
RAW data
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 24-240mm (10.0x) 24-360mm (15.0x)
Maximum aperture f/3.3-5.8 f/3.2-5.8
Macro focusing range 5cm 3cm
Focal length multiplier 5.9 5.8
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of display 460 thousand dots 614 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 16 secs 16 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation - Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 4.70 m 5.00 m
Flash settings Auto, Auto & Red-eye reduction, Fill-in flash, Slow sync, Flash off, Red eye fix Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync
External flash
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)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video data format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Mic support
Headphone support
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 sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 249 gr (0.55 pounds) 245 gr (0.54 pounds)
Physical dimensions 105 x 61 x 37mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 1.5") 107 x 61 x 28mm (4.2" x 2.4" x 1.1")
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
Battery ID - SLB-11A
Self timer Yes (10 sec, 2 sec, Double, Motion Timer) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Double, Motion)
Time lapse feature
Storage type SC/SDHC/MMC/MMCplus, internal SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots Single Single
Retail cost $330 $300