Samsung outs a pair of point and shoots ahead of PMA, again


Unfortunately for Samsung, we’ve all known about the TL320 for the last week thanks to Amazon, but the HZ15W is brand spankin’ new.

The TL320 is the first digital camera with a 3-inch HVGA AMOLED screen with a contrast ratio of 10,000:1. This should offer a decent viewing angle even in direct light. The TL320 is a 12-megapixel shooter with a 24mm ultra-wide angle Schneider lens with 5x optical zoom. It also shoots video in HD (720p) and comes with an HDMI out, which is the norm these days with such digital cameras. Dual Image Stabilization is also onboard with a plethora of useless features like face detection, blink detection and the sort. But I sure love those fuel gauge meters.

The TL320 will be available in May for $380 in black and silver.


Next on the list is the HZ15W, which is the big brother to the recently announced HZ10W. This one, however, bumps up the megapixels to 12.2 and that appears to be it. It also records video in HD (720p), has 10x optical zoom, and a 24mm ultra-wide Schneider lens. And it has a 3-inch LCD. This one comes out next month for $330 in black and grey. So this is $30 more than the HZ10W and the only thing you get is two extra megapixels. Umm…yeah, OK.