Megazoom with GPS star of five Samsung camera announcements

The electronics maker dumps new point-and-shoots too late for CES 2010 and really early for PMA 2010.

Samsung HZ35W Samsung

Out from the avalanche of CES announcements and way before any PMA 2010 releases, Samsung drops five new models. None of them is all that exciting, though, which could explain the odd timing.

Whatever the reason, the most interesting is probably the HZ35W, a compact 15x megazoom with an ultrawide-angle lens, full manual controls, and built-in GPS for instant geotagging. A partner model, the HZ30W, is almost identical except the GPS is jettisoned and the screen is an LCD instead of an AMOLED. They're follow-ups to the HZ15W/HZ10W that had pretty mediocre photo quality and some design issues; hopefully those have been ironed out in this round.

Also announced were three ultracompacts: the Samsung TL110, the TL104, and the SL630. The two TL-series models are particularly thin at less than 0.7 inch, and the SL630 is just normal thin. All three feature wide-angle lenses, but are otherwise unremarkable.

They will all be out in February/March and, in true Samsung fashion, no prices were released.


Samsung HZ35W:
  • 12 megapixels
  • 24mm-equivalent wide-angle lens with 15x zoom
  • 3-inch AMOLED screen
  • GPS (geotagging, visual map, real-time location display)
  • 4.2 x 2.4 x 1.1 inches
  • 720p video (HDMI out)
  • Full manual controls
  • March 2010

Samsung HZ30W:
  • 12 megapixels
  • 24mm-equivalent wide-angle lens with 15x zoom
  • 3-inch LCD
  • 4.2 x 2.4 x 1.1 inches
  • 720p video (HDMI out)
  • Full manual controls
  • March 2010

Samsung TL110:
  • 14 megapixels
  • 27mm-equivalent wide-angle lens with 5x zoom
  • 2.7-inch LCD
  • Optical image stabilization
  • 720p video
  • 3.8 x 2.2 x 0.7 inches
  • February 2010

Samsung TL105:
  • 12 megapixels
  • 27.5mm-equivalent wide-angle lens with 4x zoom
  • 2.7-inch LCD
  • 720p video
  • 3.6 x 2.2 x 0.7 inches
  • February 2010

Samsung SL630:
  • 12 megapixels
  • 28mm-equivalent wide-angle lens with 5x zoom
  • 2.7-inch LCD
  • Optical image stabilization
  • 3.8 x 2.3 x 0.8 inches
  • March 2010

 

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