Samsung HZ15W

The Samsung HZ15W is the big brother to the 10 megapixel HZ10W. The HZ15W is a 12 megapixel point and shoot camera which includes most of the key features that we’ve seen in point and shoot cameras that have been released in 2009.

Samsung HZ15W Key Specs

  • 12 megapixels
  • 10x optical zoom
  • 24mm wide-angle equivalent
  • Optical image stabilization
  • 3″ LCD
  • HD 720p video recording
  • HDMI connection

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More details from Samsung’s press release below.

The step up model from the HZ10W introduced in January at CES 2009, the 12 mega-pixel HZ15W offers consumers 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.

Like the HZ10W, the HZ15W puts high-definition video recording in the palm of users’ hands. With the HZ15W, consumers have the ability to record high-definition video at a resolution of 720p, and utilize the camera’s full 10x optical zoom. Samsung also incorporates H.264 compression and offers consumers 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, three-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.



  1. Jeff Meltzer says

    I’m trying to choose betweeen the TL320 and HZ15W, and am having a hard time. I haven’t gotten to see them in person. Is there a big size difference? Is one more comfortable to use? Are there important features for Automatic shooting that the TL has that aren’t on the HZ?
    Thanks for your input.

  2. brujogarza says

    I own the HZ15W, and i find it comfortable. if you could afford it id say go with the TL320, it weighs less,it has oled display, and a few other nice options! word of warning tho’ the zoom during recording is noisy during playback! it might be just me, but its a bit annoying!

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  3. brujogarza says

    if you dont want to spend a fortune, and wont mind not shooting 720p, i would recommend a nikon d40 or d40x, they are dslr and shoot very nice photos. i love my nikon it has bigger sensor than the samsung, and therefore shoots nice photos! the automatic features on it work extremely well! you could literally point and shoot and have awesome pix!