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Samsung HZ25W – WB5000 test / review by CNET UK – digital camera with 24x zoom

20 December, 2009 (10:30) | Compact Camera, Review, Samsung | By: Camera News

Samsung HZ25W
Samsung HZ25W

CNET UK has reviewed the Samsung HZ25W (known as Samsung WB5000 in Europe) compact digital camera. This Samsung features an impressive 24x optical zoom and 14.47 megapixels. It remains to be seen if such impressive specifications is able to produce pictures of good quality.

Some key features for the Samsung HZ25W / WB5000:
-24x optical zoom lens (26-624mm)
-14.47 megapixel image sensor
-3″ LCD screen
-720p HD video recording in H.264 format
-Optical image stabilization
-RAW format shooting

CNET UK ends up giving the Samsung HZ25W / WB5000 a total score of 6.8 points out of 10. The reviewer likes the zoom range, the quality of the LCD screen and that it is able to shoot RAW files, but there are a few shortcomings like that image stabilization does not work that good, the camera is slow and the pictures it is able to produce is below standard. Next time Samsung should put more energy into developing camera that can take pictures of good quality.
Read the full review of the Samsung HZ25W camera here.

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