Samsung HZ25W (WB5000)

Announced Sep 1, 2009 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | 26 – 624 mm (24×)
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Announced Sep 1, 2009
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Quick specs
Body type Compact
Max resolution 4000 x 3000
Effective pixels 12 megapixels
Sensor size 1/2.33" (6.08 x 4.56 mm)
Sensor type CCD
ISO Auto, 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, (6400 with boost)
Focal length (equiv.) 26–624 mm
Optical zoom 24×
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3
Screen dots 230,000
Min shutter speed 16 sec
Max shutter speed 1/2000 sec
Format Motion JPEG
Storage types SC/SDHC, Internal
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 428 g (0.94 lb / 15.10 oz)
Dimensions 116 x 83 x 92 mm (4.57 x 3.27 x 3.62)

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Our review

The Samsung is another model that offers a lot of zoom in a tiny package but in low light it cannot quite keep up with the best cameras in this class. It's also not the quickest and its focus can struggle in dim conditions.

Good for: Photographers who want an intuitive user interface and long zoom in a small package

Not so good for: Low light shooting, anything that requires snappy operation and/or reliable Auto WB

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