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Samsung HZ10W / WB500

Samsung HZ10W The HZ10W is a 10.2 mega‑pixel digital camera Read more

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Samsung HZ10W

Digital Photography Interface
23 September 2013
  • Conclusion: Looks like Samsung came up with a pretty solid competitor to Canon’s SX200 and Panasonic’s ZS3/TZ7. The HZ10W AKA WB500 has a relatively modest 10 megapixels of resolution (in the insane megapixel race nowadays), a 10X optical zoom lens and a 2.7 inch screen. The lens starts out really wide at 24 mm, wider than the rest of the competition actually, but is a bit slow on the telephoto end and its two main competitors have slightly longer 12X lenses.
  • Pros: Good image quality in well-lit conditions, surprisingly little lens distortion for 24 mm lens, 10X lens with optical image stabilization; starts at ultra-wide 24 mm, Dedicated command lever for adjusting exposure directly, Manual exposure mode with manual focus, white balance and bracketing, 720p HD movie mode with stereo sound and optical zoom, Plenty of scene modes, handy self-portrait ‘frame assist’ mode, Speedy camera performance, Fancy Smart Album image searc...
  • Cons: Over-processing (especially noise reduction) and color fringing (chromatic aberration), No aperture or shutter priority modes, Below average low-light focusing; misleading ‘focus lock’ confirmations, Poor flash placement: easily blocked by fingers, Lens is on the slow side at telephoto; less zoom than the competition, Lack of standard playback editing tools (ie cropping, effects, etc)
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Overall 8
8.4
Design 8
7.5
Value for money 9
9.0
Features 9
9.0
Performance 9
8.5
Picture quality 8
8.0

Samsung WB500 review

What Digital Camera
30 July 2009
  • Excerpt: With 10x zoom the Samsung WB500 offers a weighty zoom, but what are its images like? The What Digital Camera Samsung WB500 review...
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Overall 8
7.8
Value for money 9
9.0
Functionality 8
8.0
Audio & image quality 8
8.0
Appearance 7
7.0
Build quality 9
9.0

Samsung WB500 Digital Camera Review

Buy-n-Shoot.com
27 April 2009
  • Conclusion: If you’re after a super slim, lightweight compact that looks better than it performs, the WB500 is not for you. If, on the other hand, you can handle a little extra build in exchange for some great image quality and an impressive list of intuitive technologies, this unit from Samsung is highly recommended.
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Overall 8
7.5

10.2-megapixel Samsung digital camera with a 10x optical zoom

Good Gear Guide.au
24 August 2009
  • Summary: The Samsung WB500 is an interesting and versatile compact digital camera that comes packed with advanced features. Its wide-angle lens and 10x optical zoom make up for its various shortcomings.
  • Pros: Attractive design, good array of modes and features, superb wide-angle lens and 10x optical zoom
  • Cons: A bit bulky for a compact camera, troublesome menu, picture quality is merely adequate for the asking price
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Overall 7
7.0

Samsung WB500 review

PC Advisor
24 August 2009
  • Summary: The 10.2Mp Samsung WB500 has a huge 1/2.33in Schneider lens and offers 24mm ultra-wide image capture and a 10x optical zoom that stretches from 4.2 to 42mm.
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Overall 7
7.0

Samsung WB500 review

Digital Arts
26 May 2009
  • Excerpt: The Samsung WB500 is a 10.2-megapixel compact digital camera aimed at photographers with a penchant for panoramas. Its main claim to fame is its 24mm wide-angle lens with a powerful 10x optical zoom.
  • Pros: Attractive design, good array of modes and features, superb wide-angle lens and 10x optical zoom.
  • Cons: A bit bulky for a compact camera, troublesome menu, picture quality is merely adequate for the asking price.
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Overall 8
8.0
Audio & image quality 8
8.0
Build quality 9
8.5

Samsung WB500

PhotoReview
1 April 2009
  • Summary: A pocketable long-zoom digicam with a 24mm ultra-wide-angle lens plus innovative in-camera editing functions.The WB500 is the flagship model of a new series of Samsung digicams that introduce a new Perfect Portrait System, which includes Face Detection, Beauty Shot and Smile and Blink Detection modes.
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Overall 8
7.5

Samsung WB500 Test

Let's go digital
31 August 2009
  • Conclusion: Samsung WB500 Digitalkamera Die Samsung WB500 ist die erste Megazoom-Kamera der Welt mit einem 24-mm-Weitwinkelzoom und einem Gesamtbereich von 10-fach. Eine starke Leistung in Bezug auf die Optik, damit macht Samsung es sich nicht zu leicht. Obwohl die Spezifikationen attraktiv sind, ist die Kamera in Bezug auf das Design nicht wirklich auffällig.
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Overall 8
7.5
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 9
9.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Picture quality 8
8.0
Sturdiness 8
8.0

Samsung WB500 Review

Let's go digital
24 August 2009
  • Conclusion: Cámara digital Samsung WB500 La Samsung WB500 es la primera cámara megazoom del mundo que posee un zoom con un extremo gran angular de 24mm y una gama focal 10x. Esto es un auténtico logro en lo que respecta a la óptica. Samsung no ha abusado del todo. Las especificaciones son atractivas, aunque el diseño de la cámara no es especialmente impactante.
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Samsung WB500 - szybki test

fotopolis.pl
17 August 2009
  • Summary: Jak wspominałem wcześniej Samsung stara się wejść dynamiczniej na rynek aparatów kompaktowych. Model WB500 jest jednym z aparatów, który ma budować pozycję południowokoreańskiego koncernu. Gdyby pojawił się dwa lata temu osiągnąby wyższą ocenę. Jednak obecnie dostaje solidne 3. Na plus trzeba zaliczyć możliwość fotografowania na szerokim kącie 24 mm, bardzo przyzwoicie działający pomiar światła i automatyczny balans bieli.
  • Pros: + pomiar światła, + nagrywanie filmów w jakości HD 720p, + zakres ogniskowej z szerokim kątem 24 mm, + automatyczny pomiar balansu bieli, + staranne wykonanie i atrakcyjny design, + menu funkcyjne Fn, + 2,7-calowy wyświetlacz LCD
  • Cons: - winietowanie na najdłuższych i najkrótszych ogniskowych, - reprodukcja szczegółów, - reprodukcja czerwieni, - brak trybu manualnego z prawdziwego zdarzenia, - wysoki poziom szumu na wyższych czułościach
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