The 12-megapixel Samsung HZ15W offers one of the most powerful lenses on a compact point-and-shoot digital camera, featuring a 24mm ultra-wide angle Schneider lens coupled with a generous 10x optical zoom. For blur-free images, especially when using the HZ15W at its maximum zoom, Samsung includes both Optical and Digital Image Stabilization. Optical Image Stabilization can be used independently or shooters can choose Dual Image Stabilization, which combines the strengths of Optical and Digital Image Stabilization.
The HZ15W also puts high-definition video recording in the palm of your hand. With the HZ15W, you can record high-definition video at a resolution of 720p, and still utilize the camera?s full 10x optical zoom. Samsung also incorporates H.264 compression and true HDMI connectivity, which allows the camera to be connected directly to an HDTV without the need for a cradle. Additionally, the HZ15W?s ultra-clear, 3.0-inch LCD screen is sure to turn heads and gives consumers the ability to easily frame their shots and review their images and video in any condition, even in direct sunlight.
Designed for a range of consumers, including entry-level photographers and advanced amateurs, the HZ15W offers a variety of shooting modes, including Manual. The camera?s Manual shooting mode allows users to manually configure settings such as shutter speed, aperture, exposure, and ISO values. Similar to the TL320, the HZ15W also features a highly intuitive suite of automatic controls designed to help improve one?s ability to take great digital images. The camera?s advanced automatic shooting options include Face Detection, Smile Shot, Blink Detection, Beauty Shot, as well as Smart Auto, which automatically selects the appropriate scene mode for the user, and Smart Album, which simplifies the process of searching for an image saved on a memory card.
HD Movie Experience
The 12-megapixel HZ15W includes HD movie capture so people can 'Pause and Re-record' high-definition videos and super-sharp, movie-quality recordings in one movie clip--a Samsung patented function. The camera also features 'Smart Auto' (Scene Recognition) technology: 11 optimized picture pre-settings such as Portrait, Night portrait, Macro and Macro Colour, to help people take the perfect shot regardless of the conditions.
Dual Image Stabilization
The HZ15W integrates Optical and Digital Image Stabilisation into a Dual Image Stabilization function, providing outstanding quality photos without blur from handshake--even in low light conditions.
Samsung's Perfect Portrait System is included within both the ultra-compact cameras alongside a host of other advanced features; "Face Detection" locates the subject's face within the frame and automatically adjusts auto focus and auto exposure to ensure better composition and image quality for portraits; in "Blink Detection Mode" the cameras take a series of shots when closed eyes are detected so friends and family are always captured with their eyes open; in "Smile Mode" a picture is automatically taken when smiles are detected and, in "Beauty Shot" mode, facial skin is retouched for a brighter and smoother skin tone.
The Frame Guide setting on the new HZ15W means you no longer need rely on the technological capabilities of strangers for perfect holiday snaps. When you use the setting, the camera takes a ghost picture of your desired shot and displays a template when you pass the camera over to someone else - ensuring they take the picture you want them to take, with you perfectly placed in it.
This advanced compact camera also features a new 'Smart Album' Digital Contents Management system; a contents management program within the camera that makes it quick and easy to store and manage your photo collection. The clever navigation program automatically organizes photos based on the date they were taken, their contents, color or themes.
- 12-megapixel resolution for large, photo quality prints
- 10x optical zoom; 24mm ultra-wide angle Schneider lens
- Dual Image Stabilization combines the strengths of Optical and Digital Image Stabilization
- Record high-definition video at a resolution of 720p
- Capture images to SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)