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Samsung WB600 / Samsung HZ30W digital camera test / review by CNET UK – with dual image stabilization

25 May, 2010 (19:08) | Compact Camera, Review, Samsung | By: Camera News

Samsung WB600 / Samsung HZ30W
Samsung WB600 / Samsung HZ30W

CNET UK has reviewed the Samsung WB600 (called Samsung HZ30W in some markets) digital camera. This ultrazoom camera from Samsung has a nice 15x wide angle zoom and over 12 megapixels in addition to be to record HD video.

Some key features for the Samsung WB600 / Samsung HZ30W:
-12.1 megapixel image sensor
-15x optical zoom lens (24-360mm)
-Dual image stabilization (optical and digital)
-3.0″ LCD screen
-720p HD video recording
-Uses SD and SDHC memory cards

CNET UK ends up giving the WB600 a pretty good score with a total of 8.8 points out of 10 possible. The reviewer find the Samsung camera to have a great lens and a useful zoom range in addition to being good value for your money. You also get manual controls, but if we look on the negative side the reviewers finds the camera to be average video quality and the smile and blink detection is not working all that good. Overall it seems Samsung has produced another good compact camera and is placing themselves among the top digital camera makers.
Read the full review of the Samsung WB600 / Samsung HZ30W digital camera here here.

Samsung announcing Samsung HZ30W / WB700 compact camera on July 7th?

14 June, 2009 (11:46) | Compact Camera, Samsung | By: Camera News

There is a rumor circulating on the web that Samsung will announce a new compact camera on July 7th. The camera is supposed be called Samsung HZ30W (WB700 in Europe) and will feature a 1/1.8″ CMOS sensor instead of a CCD 1/2.33″ sensor.

Here are the rumored specifications for the Samsung HZ30W / WB700 camera:
-Design like HZ series
-1/1.8″ CMOS sensor instead of a CCD 1/2.33″ (10 megapixels?)
-ISO sensitivity 100-3200
-Video Full HD
-5X optical zoom (24-120mm) with ring zoom
-3″ AMOLED screen
-RAW files

It remains to be seen if Samsung will release this camera on July 7th. There are also rumors that Samsung will announce the GX30 DSLR camera and a Micro Four Thirds killer, the NX3.

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