Samsung HZ15W Review

Overall Score

41

Main Features

  • 12 MP 1/2.3 CCD Sensor
  • 24-240 mm (10x) F3.3-5.8 Zoom Lens
  • 80 - 3200 ISO
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 1280 x 720 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 105 x 61 x 37 mm, 249g.
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Samsung HZ15W Overview


First introduced in February, 2009, Samsung HZ15W is a 12 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.08 x 4.56 mm) sized CCD sensor.


Samsung HZ15W comes with a 6.08 x 4.56 mm CCD sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.6 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Samsung HZ15W

Sensor resolution of Samsung HZ15W ~ 3995 x 3003 pixels.

Samsung HZ15W has Crop Factor: 5.69

The sensor has a surface area of 27.7 mm².

There are approximate 11,996,985 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Samsung HZ15W


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Samsung HZ15W with competitors in small sensor compact cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
AF Face Detection
24 mm Wide Angle Lens
Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
Manual Focus
5.8 Lens at Tele
2 AE Bracketing Range
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Environmental Sealing
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Wide: F3.3
Low Screen Resolution: 460k dots
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No Built-in Viewfinder
No Manual Exposure Mode
Slow Lens at Tele: F5.8
Slow Continuous Shooting: 460 fps
Type Scores

Samsung HZ15W has an Overall Score of 41/100 and ranked #367 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #754 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Samsung HZ15W Scores
Imaging score
20
Features score
46
Value for money score
58
Portability score
94
Overall score
41
Average Scores in Small Sensor Compact
Imaging Score
22
Features Score
34
Value For Money Score
53
Portability Score
96
Overall score
36

Physical Dimensions of Samsung HZ15W


Samsung HZ15W weighs 249g and has external dimensions of 105 x 61 x 37mm (4.13 x 2.4 x 1.46"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Compact cameras is 175g, Samsung HZ15W is 74 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Compact Cameras


Samsung HZ15W
249g
Average weight
175g
Min weight
103g
Max weight
423g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Compact Cameras


Samsung HZ15W
37mm
Average Thickness
26mm
Min Thickness
10mm
Max Thickness
60mm

Here is the front and top view image of Samsung HZ15W with the dimensions:

Samsung HZ15W

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight HZ15W Dimensions HZ15W
Canon PowerShot G16 Canon G16 356 g 249 g 109 x 76 x 40 mm 105 x 61 x 37 mm
Pentax MX-1 Pentax MX-1 391 g 249 g 122 x 61 x 51 mm 105 x 61 x 37 mm
Olympus Tough TG-3 Olympus TG-3 247 g 249 g 112 x 66 x 31 mm 105 x 61 x 37 mm
Nikon Coolpix P7800 Nikon P7800 399 g 249 g 119 x 78 x 50 mm 105 x 61 x 37 mm
Olympus Stylus XZ-10 Olympus XZ-10 221 g 249 g 102 x 61 x 34 mm 105 x 61 x 37 mm
Canon PowerShot S120 Canon S120 217 g 249 g 100 x 59 x 29 mm 105 x 61 x 37 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5 Panasonic TS5 214 g 249 g 110 x 67 x 29 mm 105 x 61 x 37 mm
Ricoh WG-4 Ricoh WG-4 230 g 249 g 124 x 64 x 33 mm 105 x 61 x 37 mm

Specifications of Samsung HZ15W


General
Brand Samsung
Model HZ15W
Announced February, 2009
Body Type Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 5
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 460k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 0
Number of Cross Focus Points
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/16 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
Continuous Shooting n/a fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 4.70
Flash Modes Auto, Auto & Red-eye reduction, Fill-in flash, Slow sync, Flash off, Red eye fix
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Dimensions 6.08 x 4.56 mm
Sensor Area 27.7 mm²
Sensor Resolution 12 MP
Max Image Resolution 4000 x 3000
Max Native ISO 3200
Min Native ISO 80
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1280 x 720
Video Formats Motion JPEG
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots
Battery Type
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 249 g
Physical Dimensions 105 x 61 x 37 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SC/SDHC/MMC/MMCplus, internal
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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