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Samsung HZ35W mega-zoom compact camera debuts

Samsung shows HZ35W and HZ30W digital cameras

Samsung HZ30W

Samsung HZ30W

Samsung has unveiled plans for five new compact digital cameras. The high-end Samsung HZ35W and Samsung HZ30W ‘Mega-zoom compacts’ and the SL630 compact digital cameras will launch in March, while the slim Samsung TL110 and TL105 digital cameras will become available in February.

The models that Samsung is billing as the ‘Mega-zoom compacts’ are the 12Mp HZ35W and the 12Mp HZ30W. Both digital cameras offer a 24mm wide angle lens with a 15x optical zoom.

Samsung HZ35W and Samsung HZ30W

The two new models in the HZ series feature 3-inch Amoled screens. The HZ35W features geo-tagging, so that the location of your snaps is recorded by GPS, which can be used to create world map photo albums online. Both new HZ models feature 720p HD video modes.

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Samsung TL110 and Samsung TL105

Samsung says both its TL110 and the TL105 digital cameras are ‘stylish and ultra-slim’. Like the two new HX models, both the Samsung TL cameras can capture 720p HD video.

The 14.2Mp TL110 features a 5x optical zoom, while the zoom on the 12.2Mp TL05 measures 4x. Both cameras feature a host of new processing effects, including the new ‘fisheye’ effect that digitally distorts your photos to make them look as if they were taken through a fisheye lens.

Samsung SL630

The Samsung SL630 is a basic, 12.2Mp point and shoot camera. It has a 28mm-140mm lens, which provides a 5x optical zoom. It can capture video at 640×480 resolution, which isn’t HD. The camera features a range of scene modes, including the Perfect Portrait System, which detects the face in the frame, reduces the effect of red-eye and only takes a shot when the subject is smiling.

Which? shall be testing these models later this year in our labs, however it is likely that the names of the cameras will be different to the US names that are used in this story. Which? shall update this story with news of the UK naming conventions as we hear about them.

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