Samsung HZ50W Review

Overall Score

47

Main Features

  • 14 MP 1/2.3 CCD Sensor
  • 26-676 mm (26x) F2.8-5.0 Zoom Lens
  • 64 - 3200 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 1280 x 720 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 116 x 83 x 91 mm, 426g.
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Samsung HZ50W Overview


First introduced in May, 2010, Samsung HZ50W is a 14 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.08 x 4.56 mm) sized CCD sensor.


Samsung HZ50W comes with a 6.16 x 4.62 mm CCD sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.7 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Samsung HZ50W

Sensor resolution of Samsung HZ50W ~ 4315 x 3244 pixels.

Samsung HZ50W has Crop Factor: 5.62

The sensor has a surface area of 28.5 mm².

There are approximate 13,997,860 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Samsung HZ50W


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Samsung HZ50W with competitors in small sensor superzoom cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
RAW Support
Manual Exposure Mode
±2 AE Bracketing Range
Optical Image Stabilization
Manual Focus
2.8 Lens at Wide
26 mm Wide Angle Lens
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No AF Face Detection
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Tele: F5.0
Slow Continuous Shooting: 230 fps
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No Environmental Sealing
Slow Lens at Wide: F2.8
Low Screen Resolution: 230k dots
Type Scores

Samsung HZ50W has an Overall Score of 47/100 and ranked #212 out of 801 in Compact cameras, and ranked #541 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Samsung HZ50W Scores
Imaging score
35
Features score
48
Value for money score
64
Portability score
83
Overall score
47
Average Scores in Small Sensor Superzoom
Imaging Score
24
Features Score
50
Value For Money Score
61
Portability Score
85
Overall score
45

Physical Dimensions of Samsung HZ50W


Samsung HZ50W weighs 426g and has external dimensions of 116 x 83 x 91mm (4.57 x 3.27 x 3.58"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras is 388g, Samsung HZ50W is 38 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Samsung HZ50W
426g
Average weight
388g
Min weight
136g
Max weight
1415g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Samsung HZ50W
91mm
Average Thickness
65mm
Min Thickness
0mm
Max Thickness
181mm

Here is the front and top view image of Samsung HZ50W with the dimensions:

Samsung HZ50W

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight HZ50W Dimensions HZ50W
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Canon SX60 HS 650 g 426 g 128 x 93 x 114 mm 116 x 83 x 91 mm
Fujifilm FinePix HS50 EXR Fujifilm HS50 EXR 808 g 426 g 135 x 101 x 146 mm 116 x 83 x 91 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400 Sony H400 628 g 426 g 130 x 95 x 122 mm 116 x 83 x 91 mm
Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR Fujifilm HS35EXR 687 g 426 g 131 x 97 x 126 mm 116 x 83 x 91 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 Panasonic FZ70 606 g 426 g 130 x 97 x 118 mm 116 x 83 x 91 mm
Fujifilm FinePix S9200 Fujifilm S9200 670 g 426 g 123 x 87 x 116 mm 116 x 83 x 91 mm
Nikon Coolpix P530 Nikon P530 494 g 426 g 123 x 84 x 98 mm 116 x 83 x 91 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V Sony HX200V 583 g 426 g 122 x 87 x 93 mm 116 x 83 x 91 mm

Specifications of Samsung HZ50W


General
Brand Samsung
Model HZ50W
Announced May, 2010
Body Type SLR-like (bridge)
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 10
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 230k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic
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 5.60
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Dimensions 6.16 x 4.62 mm
Sensor Area 28.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 14 MP
Max Image Resolution 4320 x 3240
Max Native ISO 3200
Min Native ISO 64
Max Boosted ISO 6400
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1280 x 720
Video Formats H.264
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 SLB-11A
Physical
Weight 426 g
Physical Dimensions 116 x 83 x 91 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SC/SDHC, Internal
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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