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Samsung HZ50W vs Sony S2000

Portability
70
Imaging
37
Features
44
Overall
39
Samsung HZ50W front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S2000 front
Portability
93
Imaging
33
Features
17
Overall
26

Samsung HZ50W vs Sony S2000 Key Specs

Samsung HZ50W
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 3200 (Raise to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 26-676mm (F2.8-5.0) lens
  • 426g - 116 x 83 x 91mm
  • Released May 2010
  • Also referred to as WB5500
Sony S2000
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 33-105mm (F3.1-5.6) lens
  • 167g - 98 x 61 x 27mm
  • Announced January 2010
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Samsung HZ50W vs Sony S2000 Overview

Here is a in-depth review of the Samsung HZ50W vs Sony S2000, former being a Small Sensor Superzoom while the other is a Small Sensor Compact by brands Samsung and Sony. There is a considerable difference between the image resolutions of the HZ50W (14MP) and S2000 (10MP) but both cameras have the identical sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The HZ50W was introduced 4 months later than the S2000 so they are both of a similar age. Both cameras feature different body design with the Samsung HZ50W being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Sony S2000 being a Compact camera.

Before getting straight to a thorough comparison, here is a simple summation of how the HZ50W grades versus the S2000 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Samsung HZ50W over the Sony S2000

 HZ50W S2000 
Manually focus Dial accurate focus

Reasons to pick Sony S2000 over the Samsung HZ50W

 S2000 HZ50W 

Common features in the Samsung HZ50W and Sony S2000

 HZ50W S2000 
AnnouncedMay 2010January 2010Similar age
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display size3"3"Same display measurement
Display resolution230k230kIdentical display resolution
Selfie screen Neither contains selfie screen
Touch display Neither contains Touch display

Samsung HZ50W vs Sony S2000 Physical Comparison

When you are aiming to carry your camera regularly, you'll have to factor in its weight and size. The Samsung HZ50W has got outside measurements of 116mm x 83mm x 91mm (4.6" x 3.3" x 3.6") with a weight of 426 grams (0.94 lbs) and the Sony S2000 has specifications of 98mm x 61mm x 27mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 1.1") and a weight of 167 grams (0.37 lbs).

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Remember, the weight of an ILC will change dependant on the lens you are employing at that time. Below is a front view dimension comparison of the HZ50W versus the S2000.

Samsung HZ50W vs Sony S2000 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability rating of the HZ50W and S2000 is 70 and 93 respectively.

Samsung HZ50W vs Sony S2000 top view buttons comparison

Samsung HZ50W vs Sony S2000 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it is very hard to envision the contrast between sensor sizing simply by checking specifications. The photograph underneath will help give you a clearer sense of the sensor sizing in the HZ50W and S2000.

Plainly, both of these cameras feature the identical sensor size but not the same megapixels. You can anticipate the Samsung HZ50W to give more detail using its extra 4 Megapixels. Greater resolution will enable you to crop pics way more aggressively.

Samsung HZ50W vs Sony S2000 sensor size comparison

Samsung HZ50W vs Sony S2000 Screen and ViewFinder

Samsung HZ50W vs Sony S2000 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Samsung HZ50W as a Portrait photography camera
Sony S2000 as a Portrait photography camera
46
has manual focus
megapixel count good (14MP)
exports RAW files
external flash not possible
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
19
focusing manually not possible
no manual exposure
cannot use external flash
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Street Comparison

Samsung HZ50W Street photography highlights
Sony S2000 Street photography highlights
56
has image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW files
no articulating screen
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
46
no moving screen
does not have image stabilization
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Samsung HZ50W Sports photography advice
Sony S2000 Sports photography advice
48
excellent zoom range (26-676mm 26.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (14MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF
16
max shutter speed is low (1/1,200 seconds)
max frames per second very slow (1.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority
does not have image stabilization
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Samsung HZ50W Travel photography info
Sony S2000 Travel photography info
58
megapixel count good (14 megapixels)
built-in flash
relatively wide (26mm)
great zoom (676mm)
lack of Timelapse recording
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
slow max aperture (f2.8)
50
has built in flash
lack of Timelapse recording
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
wide angle not great (33mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
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Landscape Comparison

Samsung HZ50W Landscape photography info
Sony S2000 Landscape photography info
51
has manual focus
relatively wide (26mm)
pretty good screen size (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (14MP)
exports RAW files
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of Timelapse recording
27
screen is a decent size (3 inch)
focusing manually not possible
cannot swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (33mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
no manual exposure
does not have image stabilization
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
lack of Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Samsung HZ50W as a Vlogging camera
Sony S2000 as a Vlogging camera
24
relatively wide (26mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
low quality video (1280 x 720 resolution)
lack of external microphone socket
21
wide angle not great (33mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
does not have image stabilization
video res low (640 x 480 resolution)
lack of microphone jack
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Samsung HZ50W vs Sony S2000 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Samsung HZ50W and Sony S2000
 Samsung HZ50WSony Cyber-shot DSC-S2000
General Information
Company Samsung Sony
Model Samsung HZ50W Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S2000
Also called as WB5500 -
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Compact
Released 2010-05-03 2010-01-07
Body design SLR-like (bridge) Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip - Bionz
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.08 x 4.56mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 27.7mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixels 10 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4320 x 3240 3456 x 2592
Maximum native ISO 3200 3200
Maximum enhanced ISO 6400 -
Minimum native ISO 64 100
RAW format
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Number of focus points - 9
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 26-676mm (26.0x) 33-105mm (3.2x)
Max aperture f/2.8-5.0 f/3.1-5.6
Macro focus distance 10cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.9 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3" 3"
Resolution of screen 230k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 16s 1s
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/1200s
Continuous shutter speed - 1.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 5.60 m 3.30 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Slow syncro
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30, 15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (60, 30 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 640x480
Video data format H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone 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 proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 426g (0.94 lb) 167g (0.37 lb)
Physical dimensions 116 x 83 x 91mm (4.6" x 3.3" x 3.6") 98 x 61 x 27mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 1.1")
DXO scores
DXO Overall 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 SLB-11A 2 x AA
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Double) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SC/SDHC, Internal Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo, optional SD, Internal
Storage slots One One
Cost at release $250 $225