Samsung HZ15W (WB550) Overview

Announced Feb 23, 2009 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | 24 – 240 mm (10×)
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Samsung HZ15W 12MP Digital Camera with 10x Schneider Wide Angle Dual Image Stabilized Zoom and 3.0 inch LCD (Grey)
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Announced Feb 23, 2009
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Second 'compact super zoom' camera from Samsung is a slightly higher-spec version of the HZ10W (WB500). Like its sister model it offers an incredibly versatile 24-240mm zoom lens, whilst upping the screen size to 3.0 inches and the sensor resolution to 12.2 megapixels. Packed with features (including 720p HD video) and sporting an attractive design and excellent user interface the TL-HZ15W looks like a strong condender in this increasingly crowded sector of the market, though (as we saw when we reviewed the H510W) there are still question marks over Samsung's image quality for more demanding users. (April 2009).

Quick specs
Body type Compact
Max resolution 4000 x 3000
Effective pixels 12 megapixels
Sensor size 1/2.33" (6.08 x 4.56 mm)
Sensor type CCD
ISO Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 (Up to 3M)
Focal length (equiv.) 24–240 mm
Max aperture F3.3–5.8
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3
Screen dots 460,000
Max shutter speed 1/2000 sec
Format Motion JPEG
Storage types SC/SDHC/MMC/MMCplus, internal
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 249 g (0.55 lb / 8.78 oz)
Dimensions 105 x 61 x 37 mm (4.13 x 2.4 x 1.46)

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