Excerpt: This definitely is the worst digital camera I ever had. I bought it upon DP's recommendation because I needed a camera that would serve me on my travels as back up when I didn't want to use my pro gear ( I am a pro and have had bad experiences in Rio and NY). It had all the specs I was looking for.
Excerpt: I've used mine for about four months now and waited in order to give a more valid review. 1. GPS- I did not have problems with it. I simply followed the guides online the day before getting it and spent about 15 minutes setting up the file structure on my memory card (in addition to help with obtaining the files). When I got the camera, I plugged the card in and the GPS acquired the signal in just a few minutes, and worked immediately.
best travel zoom,fun to use, great pictures, good video.
wichita lawyer "wichita lawyer", Amazon
12 January 2011
Summary: great P&S camera. manual controls very good, but the presets are idiot proof. Camera very fast, great battery life, buy acouple of extra batteries good for a week trip without worrying about recharging. Who cares about GPS? Bump makes great left hand hold point. Flash good to 10-12 feet. IS is very good. Red eye works. camera a little thicker, gives better grip. Why buy?
Summary: I hope someone from Samsung sees this. What's the most important feature in a travel zoom? Hint: THE ZOOM! Despite the premium price and the promise of cutting edge zoom power, the only zoom you get with this is the 15x optical. The stabilization features do not work for the digital zoom, which essentially means the digital zoom on this camera is worthless. This is my third travel zoom. Previously I had two Canons which had plusses and minuses.
Summary: I'm a professional photographer and I've used this camera for 4 months. I bought it specifically to take on a walking vacation because I didn't want the weight of carrying my big camera and accessories but wanted a camera that would give me versatility. After checking various reviews of a dozen similar small digitals I settled on the Samsung HZ35W. I have not been disappointed.
Summary: The GPS often shows photos taken 180 degrees around the world from where you shoot them. My pictures in Bermuda show they are in Afghanistan in both iPhoto and Aperture. The problem--Bermuda is 64 degrees WEST and Afghanistan is 64 degrees EAST. The same thing happened with North and South when I was in Australia. This renders a main reason for buying this camera a complete waste and a total frustration.
Summary: I've had this camera for a week, and must admit, I expected a little more out of this based on the dpreview review. That said, it's been a while since I've had to upgrade my point and shoot. I own a Nikon D700 and am used to that kind of quality. This camera is smaller than I was expecting. I bought it because I wanted great photos in a smaller camera. So I was expecting kind of a beast, but it's not.
Summary: Great camera with great lens. Big problem with tech support on Samsung and other sources. Unable to load maps so that feature of seeing your pictures on a map does not work. Surprising for Samsung their tech support usually good. Also common to a lot of things, they have their own camera adapter so you have to use their plug.
Summary: Since this isn't a terribly well known/reviewed camera, I thought I'd chip in my two-bits on the matter.. First off, I should preface that I bought this camera as a replacement for a P&S Panasonic camera which is just 4 years old. At the time, the Panasonic was considered top of the class with a 6x zoom, very good image quality and 6MP resolution. In comparison to the Samsung, all I can say is what a piece of junk..
Summary: The Samsung HZ35W is one of the four new 2010 compact cameras that has both a superzoom lens and GPS geotagging capabilities; Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7, Leica V-LUX 20 and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5. (See: [...] ) The Samsung HZ35W is the only one with AMOLED 3" display and has the best price. - Camera tests: [...] Pros: + 15X optical zoom lens providing a 24-360 mm range (+5x digital zoom). The Leica and Lumix has "only" 12x, 25-300 mm. + Stunning AMOLED 3" display.