Samsung HZ10W (WB500) review

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Samsung HZ10W (WB500) review
Dec 28, 2009

I bought this camera in may for sommer boat trip, to shot photo and 720р movie. Now I have two compact camera with similar possibilities - WB500 and Canon TX1.
Generally, I satisfied. WB 500: very good lens! Wide angle 24mm - phantastic, I never had before. Nice landscapes, very convenient for limited rooms - at home, boat, any interiors. If compare with TX1, a WB500 have a little more noise, but less chroma aberration. About noise: of coarse, no "auto-ISO"! Manually, 100 - all right, 200-400... acceptable for some cases. Video, stereo sound - very good. (wind noise of coarse cant be effecively supressed - no miracles). Big, bright screen (TX1 have very small one, only suitable for general frame compose). Some samples:


Both white balance and sometimes exposure are not very good (Canon - much better).
For common landscapes and interiors mostly all right.
But for sea landscapes with auto WB a little extra cyan/blue tone. One time I try to use "cloudly" preset
for really cloud wearher - bad result, pinkish-brown tone.
But errors are small and no problem correct by software.
For video main problem is handshake, for both very small cameras.

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