Samsung HZ35W (WB650)

Announced Jan 19, 2010 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | 24 – 360 mm (15×)
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The Samsung HZ35W gets the joint-highest score in this test because of its excellent all-round performance and impressive feature set. Ironically, the Samsung's 'headline' feature of built-in GPS is one of its few weaknesses, but there are easily enough good points to put the HZ35W at the top of the pile, and there is no doubt that it is one of the strongest contenders in this category.

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Gold Award
72%
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Good for

Pretty much anything. The HZ35W has arguably the strongest feature set in this group

Not so good for

Geotagging - the HZ35W's GPS integration doesn't feel finished.

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Samsung WB650 review
By: Paul Nuttall, What Digital Camera (Jun 24, 2010)

There's no denying that the Samsung WB650 is a really good compact camera. The host of technologies on offer is impressive, with the 3in AMOLED screen being class leading, and the addition of on-board GPS placing it amongst a select group of compact cameras to feature the technology. So, what is there not to like? Well, the performance is hardly as class leading as its specification - the zoom...

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