LCD and Viewfinder
Samsung HZ15W has a Fixed Type 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 460k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
HZ15W doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) (Compare) or Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80 (Lumix DC-TZ95) (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Samsung HZ15W can shoot continuously at max speed of and has max shutter speed of 1/2000 sec.
Unfortunately HZ15W doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Samsung HZ15W features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system.
Samsung HZ15W also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Samsung HZ15W, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1280 x 720 at 30,15 fps and save in and Motion JPEG formats. 1280 x 720 is a low video resolution by todays standards. If video quality is important for you, we recommend you to look at cameras with Full HD, even better 4K / Ultra-HD resolution .
HZ15W has a built-in Mono microphone but no speaker.
Samsung HZ15W doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Olympus XZ-2 iHS or Nikon Coolpix P7000 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect HZ15W to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Samsung HZ15W Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Samsung HZ15W is $329.99