Five new Samsung cameras have been announced, with the TL110 and TL105 being ultra-slim 14.2 and 12.2-megapixel jobs, the bog-standard SL630 offering 12.2-megapixels and 12-megapixel’d HZ35W and HZ30W. But as you know, megapixels aren’t the full story.
Starting with the TL110 and TL105, both models are 0.65-inches thick and have 2.7-inch LCDs. They’re capable of recording video in 720p resolution, at 30fps, using H.264 compression. New “creative effects” include Fisheye and Lomo, which I like the sound of. The TL110 has a 5x optical zoom and 27mm wide-angle lens, with the TL105 just a 4x optical zoom and 27.5mm wide-angle lens. Both models are out next month.
Going onto that decidedly middle-of-the-road SL630, it’s got a 28mm wide-angle lens with 5x optical zoom and 12.2-megapixel sensor. It records in 640 x 480 at 30fps, which certainly isn’t anything to write home about when it goes on sale in March.
Lastly, the HZ35W and HZ30W have improved specs in some areas, with a 15x optical zoom. The wide-angle 24mm Schneider lenses are coupled with 12-megapixel sensors, and the HZ35W has a 3.0-inch AMOLED screen along with GPS for geo-tagging. The HZ30W on the other hand has a 3.0-inch TFT LCD, so won’t offer a battery life quite as long as its bigger brother. Video recording is done at 720p and 30fps. These two go on sale in March also.