Samsung HZ10W overview
Samsung HZ10W is Samsung's Small Sensor Compact camera originally announced on May of 2009. It houses a 10 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a peak resolution of 3648 x 2432. The camera is also known as "WB500" in some countries.
The HZ10W is placed #185 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and all-around #1123 out of 1465 for cameras in our list. You can check our Advanced camera search to see camera ratings based on your personalized criteria.
The following is a graph of multiple criteria used in the scoring system.
Samsung HZ10W family
The Samsung HZ10W is part of a family of products. You can read the detailed list underneath.
Samsung HZ10W Gallery
You can look at the HZ10W from several angles in the gallery below.
Samsung HZ10W Pros and Cons
Here is a selection of advantages and disadvantages of the Samsung HZ10W based on things which are oftentimes seen as crucial in a camera.
Samsung HZ10W Sensor specs
The measurement of the sensor in the Samsung HZ10W is 6.08mm x 4.56mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to resolve 3648 x 2432 pixels using aspect ratios of 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2. The camera has got Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Optical stabilization is superior than digital stabilization as the latter may cause cropping.European Users Can Now Disconnect Accounts to Comply with EU Regulations
The CCD sensor boasts 10MP and delivers a native ISO range of 80 - 3200. Unfortunately, RAW format is not saved therefore the user has less margin for error.
The graphic underneath illustrates the HZ10W's sensor size when compared to other common sizes. The HZ10W sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.9 and is displayed in green.OM System OM-1 Set to Enhance Autofocus
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Samsung HZ10W dimensions
Samsung HZ10W weighs around 0.55 pounds (249g or 8.78 oz) and the dimensions of the camera is 105mm x 61mm x 37mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 1.5"). The weight of general Small Sensor Compact camera is 174g so the Samsung HZ10W is more heavy as compared to various competitors.Kodak's Tri-X Black-and-White Film Now 30% Cheaper
Down below is a picture of the Samsung HZ10W beside a soda to help you have a sense of its size.
The top view underneath will provide the button arrangement on the HZ10W.
Samsung HZ10W Lens details
The HZ10W provides a fixed lens offering a focal range of 24-240mm making it a 10.0 x zoom which won't be very good but it could be invaluable in some scenarios.
At it's widest 24mm, the lens provides an aperture of f3.3 and that's really sluggish and not very good in low light events and you will probably find it difficult to capture good bokeh. You might also have to raise your ISO setting which results in noisy pictures. Towards the long end, 240mm comes to f5.8 which is really slow and you will have to use slow shutter speeds.
Samsung HZ10W Connectivity
The HZ10W has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that incorporate NFC and Bluetooth support can easily be used wirelessly by smartphones. You can easily transfer photos and usually adjust camera settings without the hassle of connecting physically with the camera.
A few apps also provide a Liveview and press the shutter whenever you aren't near the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI out, it could be connected to an external screen. Virtually all cameras enable you to recharge the battery using the USB socket.
Samsung HZ10W Video details
The highest video resolution in the Samsung HZ10W is 1280 x 720 and it can record in Motion JPEG format. 720p is awful by today's requirements. You should try to get at least 1080p resolution for decent video. The body doesn't include a mic and headphone jack which means that you get absolutely no control over your audio. It is perhaps best to find another model should you want good audio in your video clips.
Samsung HZ10W Weather Sealing
There is no weather sealing on the Samsung HZ10W so you have to be cautious in wet or dusty situations.
Samsung HZ10W Display and Viewfinder
The Samsung HZ10W is equipped with a 2.7" fixed display having a resolution of 230k dots.
Unfortunately the display is not a touch screen.Google Launches 'Circle to Search' on Pixel 8 and 8 Pro
The View Finder details regarding Samsung HZ10W are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are pretty useful during sunny outdoor situations which will make the camera display washed out and very difficult to view.
Samsung HZ10W Shutter details
The maximum shutter speed is 1/1500 sec.
Samsung HZ10W Flash and Hot shoe details
Samsung HZ10W has got just built-in flash lacking external flash ability.
Samsung HZ10W Autofocus details
Samsung HZ10W has got only Contrast Detect AF and does not have Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is a lot quicker and precise as compared to Contrast Detect focusing. The camera supports Face detect making it useful for people photography.
Samsung HZ10W has got manual focus in case it is required during low light conditions or you need more exact focus control.
Samsung HZ10W Battery life
The typical Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 offers the highest (470) battery life within this range of cameras.
Underneath is a list of Small Sensor Compact cameras with the best battery life:
Samsung HZ10W for specific kinds of photography
The following chart gives a summation of the Samsung HZ10W for specific kinds of photography. To understand more, browse to the specific section underneath.
Samsung HZ10W Portrait photography info
The Samsung HZ10W has a score of 31 which is really bad, meaning that it is not acceptable to use for portrait images. Photographing portrait images favors heavily to sensor resolution, RAW support together with the capability to work with external lighting.
Street photography with Samsung HZ10W
With a reasonable points tally of 52, the Samsung HZ10W is relatively acceptable to use in street photography. A very good street photography camera features a fine balance of picture quality and portability.
Sports photography with Samsung HZ10W
A really bad sports photography score of 26 indicates the Samsung HZ10W is not acceptable for taking photos of sports. A camera needs to have great tracking and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Samsung HZ10W Travel photography advice
Size is extremely critical when picking a travel camera. All round, the Samsung HZ10W gets a moderate 54 as a travel camera which is somewhat appropriate to buy for your journeys.
Samsung HZ10W as a Landscape photography camera
For anybody who is planning to choose a digital camera for landscape photos, the most significant factor is going to be image quality. The Samsung HZ10W at it's really bad grade of 35 as a landscape camera is not acceptable amongst it's competitors.
Samsung HZ10W Vlogging factors
A vlogging camera really should posses a articulating screen, mic input and if possible image stabilization. Considering everything, the Samsung HZ10W is not acceptable as a vlog camera as it delivers a really bad score of 28.
Samsung HZ10W Alternatives
If you need replacements to the HZ10W, below is a list of the top rated cameras which fall within the family of Small Sensor Compact.
The line chart down below provides you a summary of the HZ10W vs it's highest scoring competitors suggested above.
Following are several cameras you might look at as alternatives. To read a thorough comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.