Samsung HZ35W / WB650
Very good GPS antenna, Produces rich vibrant photos, Beautiful AMOLED screen, SMART Auto really is smart!, Good battery life
GPS turns on easily with a switch on top of the camera. Displays current city, state and country on LCD in shooting mode. Map View will tell you where all the local Starbucks, McDonald's and Bank of America ATMs are.
Overall good features, design, performance, and photos for its price.
A full specification, GPS onboard, excellent screen
Excellent image quality, Incamera GPS integration with Navteq map service, Very sharp 3inch AMOLED screen, Dual digital/mechanical image stabilization, Largest zoom range of any compact camera.
Small, weak flash, Macro mode is very soft around the edges, Long shutter lag, Poor shot-to-shot times, GPS is difficult to initialize, Extremely slow to start zooming, Slow autofocus, Autofocus often gives up in low light, Lens makes audible noise whi...
Noisy images in anything other than ideal lighting conditions. Proprietary USB port.
Short warranty, No burst mode (except for 2 shot burst for blink mode), Blink and face detection don't really work with glasses, ISO 3200 is at best all but useless, Ergonomic issues and TINY buttons, Anemic flash, No SD card included, Photos it produ
GPS antenna is placed where you put your forefinger on the camera, potentially blocking the signal. Must download maps from Samsung website and store on memory card in camera to use Map View mode. Slowest GPS camera we tested.
Mediocre low-light photos; confusing GPS setup; using ASM mode is a pain.
Some performance issue, inconsistent exposures
Dual stabilization only in dedicated mode, Disappointing video and audio capture, A bit bulky and slippery, Confusing menu structure
By Macworld UK on July 06, 2011
The Samsung WB650 adds GPS to its 12.2-megapixel resolution, 24mm wide angle lens and 15x optical zoom, so there’s a relatively unobtrusive antennae and GPS on/off switch on the edge of the Samsung’s top plate. It’s the only camera...80
By PC Advisor on June 06, 2011
While we don’t feel the Samsung WB650's functionality is quite as well implemented as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20's, the price differential may well tip the balance in its favour for hard hit consumers....70
By The Imaging Resource on October 29, 2010
The Samsung HZ35W has a lot to offer whether you're a snapshooter or someone who likes to use manual controls. More than its full feature set, which includes a myriad of automatic, semi-auto and manual controls, the Samsung HZ35W's versatility...-
By PC Mag on August 25, 2010
Samsung packs a lot of fun features and a 15x zoom lens into its HZ35W, but noisy images hold this pocket camera back. Buy it...60
By Everything USB on August 22, 2010
The Samsung HZ35W / WB650 certainly is a very nice camera which makes extremely vivid shots. The fact they have not only crammed a good 15x lens and a GPS antenna but the horsepower to run some great on-board features is impressive. If they had only...-
By Digital Camera Buyer on August 11, 2010
A compact camera that has every feature you can think of. It won’t rival large-sensor compacts for image quality, but photographs from the WB650 are sharp and full of...80
By Wired on July 28, 2010
Take a compass on a trip and you'll spend a lot of time wandering around trying to find out which way is north. Take a camera with a built-in GPS receiver and you'll get tons of tasty geotagged photos that can be automatically dropped onto...50
By IT Reviews on July 23, 2010
Samsung's WB650 is one of many high-resolution compacts currently available, but the 15x zoom lens and built-in GPS help it stand out from the crowd. Although a fair amount of compression artefacts are visible when zooming in on detail, we were...-
By cnet on July 13, 2010
Samsung's HZ35W is pretty much an across-the-board improvement from its predecessor resulting in a GPS-enabled compact megazoom worth...70
By DigitalVersus on July 02, 2010
Is the integrated GPS really worth it? I've been pretty dubious of built-in positioning systems ever since GPS chips started cropping up in consumer cameras. Although the idea of searching for photos by location rather than by date is certainly...80