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Samsung HZ15W

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Samsung HZ15W

The HZ15W is Samsung's second mega-zoom, point-and-shoot digital camera, and offers consumers a lens on a compact point-and-shoot with a focal length of 24-240mm (35mm film equivalent). It is a 12 mega pixel camera with 24 mm ultra-wide angle Schneider lens and 10x optical zoom. It has optical and Digital Image Stabilisation, high definition recording at 720p, supports H.624 compression, HDMI connectivity, and has a 3 inch LCD screen that is viewable even in direct sunlight. It has man…

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Samsung HZ15W

The HZ15W is Samsung's second mega-zoom, point-and-shoot digital camera, and offers consumers a lens on a compact point-and-shoot with a focal length of 24-240mm (35mm film equivalent). It is a 12 mega pixel camera with 24 mm ultra-wide angle Schneider lens and 10x optical zoom. It has optical and Digital Image Stabilisation, high definition recording at 720p, supports H.624 compression, HDMI connectivity, and has a 3 inch LCD screen that is viewable even in direct sunlight. It has manual shooting mode and automatic controls, Face Detection, Smile Shot, Blink Detection, Beauty Shot, Smart Auto and Smart album.

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The HZ15W is a 12 mega-pixel camera with a lens that offers a focal length of 24-240mm on a compact point-and-shoot digital camera. It features an ultra-wide angle Schneider lens coupled with 10x optical zoom. Samsung includes both Optical and Digital Image Stabilization for blur-free images at this long range shooting mode. The Optical Image Stabilization can be used independently or shooters can choose Dual Image Stabilization, which combines function and feature of both Optical and Digital Image Stabilization. The HZ15W records high definition video at a resolution of 720p, and utilize the camera's full 10x optical zoom. Samsung also incorporates H.264 compression and HDMI connectivity, which allows the camera to be connected directly to an HDTV without the need for a cradle. A three-inch LCD screen gives consumers the ability to frame their shots and review their images and video in any condition, even in direct sunlight. The camera's Manual shooting mode allows users to manually configure settings such as shutter speed, aperture, exposure, and ISO values. It also features automatic controls and Smart Auto mode. The Smart Album program allows users to search for a specific image they have saved on their memory card, and automatically organizes the user's digital images and narrow their search based on specific criteria like date or week the image was taken, the overall color tone, as well as whether they're searching for portraits or specific file types. The HZ15W also features Face Detection that detects up to nine faces and automatically adjusts focus and exposure; Blink Detection - automatically fire two consecutive shots if the camera detects that a subject's eyes are closed; Smile Shot - automatically triggers the HZ15W to take a photo only when the camera detects smiles on the subjects' faces; and Beauty Shot - automatically balance skin tones and remove blemishes.

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