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  1. #1
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    Samsung HZ1 - 10x zoom, 24 mm wide-angle


    courtesy of fotopolis.pl

    Key features (as posted on fotopolis.pl):
    • CCD 10,2 Mpix 1/2,33"
    • 24-240 mm lens (equiv.)
    • optical stabilisation
    • LCD 2,7" 230 kpix
    • 720p movies (1280x720@30fps)
    • face, smile, closed eyes detection
    • WxHxD 105x61x36 mm


    + P/A/S/M full manual operation



    What do you think about this new camera? Quite slim for a 10x zoom, isn't it? And it's a first 10x zoom camera featuring such a wide lens. But why no Schneider-Kreuznach lens? Why only 230 kpix LCD?
    Last edited by S_p_i_d_e_r; 09-29-2008 at 10:04 AM.
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    I haven't seen any official info for a USA release. Price? release date?
    Last edited by bascom; 09-29-2008 at 12:45 PM.

  3. #3
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    Price - unknown. Release date - November/December.
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    Jacek
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    Current photo gear: PENTAX MZ-S/BG-10, AF-360FGZ, FA 50/1.4, FA 28-70/4, Sigma 28-70/2.8 EX DF; Panasonic DMC-TZ5E-K
    Previous gear: Ricoh AF 500 -> Samsung AF Zoom 1050 (still got that one) -> Zenit E -> Ricoh KR-10 Super -> Ricoh XR-X

    I have LBA and CBA for Pentax models not even announced!

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    Dunno... what sort of dollars are we looking at?

    Interesting that CNet said:

    "It's a superzoom, boasting a 10x Schneider Kreuznach optical zoom lens. It also has a decent wide-angle 24-240mm, equivalent to a 35mm camera. The slender frame and specifications pitch the HZ1 against Panasonic's TZ5."

    And I'm guessing the loust positioning of the flash is gonna cause some grief for a few unwary snappers:

    Image Photographyblog.com

    I'd be sticking with the (probably better quality) TZ5 if i were in the compact superzoom market. That 4mm less WA for the TZ5 wouldn't concern me at all.

    It's all gonna hang on the HZ1's pricing methinks.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beowulff View Post
    Interesting that CNet said:
    "[I]It's a superzoom, boasting a 10x Schneider Kreuznach optical zoom lens.
    There is "Samsung SHD lens" written around the lens barrel, so I suppose if it was Schneider-Kreuznach one, they would have written it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Beowulff View Post
    And I'm guessing the loust positioning of the flash is gonna cause some grief for a few unwary snappers.
    Oh, yes. Even worse position than TZ5's
    Cheers,
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    Previous gear: Ricoh AF 500 -> Samsung AF Zoom 1050 (still got that one) -> Zenit E -> Ricoh KR-10 Super -> Ricoh XR-X

    I have LBA and CBA for Pentax models not even announced!

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