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Samsung HZ Series HZ25W Digital Point & Shoot Camera, 12.47 Megapixel, 24x Optical Zoom, 3.0" LCD Screen, Black

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The Samsung HZ25W combines the compact size of a Point & Shoot camera with an extremely long zoom range. You can photograph interiors and large groups when the lens is in the 26mm wide-angle position. Then capture sports, wildlife, or other subjects in the distance when the lens is zoomed to the remarkable 624mm telephoto. You can even use the zoom when shooting HD video.

The camera has other features normally found on larger and more expensive DSLR cameras. Besides shooting in auto mode, you have complete manual control over the camera. The camera also shoots RAW files, so your control continues after you push the shutter release. Other advanced features include Dual Image Stabilization, high ISO of 6400, Scene Recognition and Smart Album making this sleek, stylish camera a pleasure to use.

Samsung Features

  • 24x Optical Zoom Lens: True wide-angle coverage is yours with the cameras 26mm ultra wide lens. Then capture sports, wildlife, or other subjects in the distance when the lens is zoomed to the remarkable 624mm telephoto.
  • HD Quality Video: Shoot 720p HD quality video at 30 frames per second. You can use the 24X optical zoom to get up close and vividly personal on your video. You never have to worry about sacrificing sound quality, as the camera's stereo microphone delivers outstanding audio.
  • Full Manual Mode: Besides program and smart auto, the camera has manual as well as shutter and aperture priority exposure modes
  • RAW Files: The camera produces RAW uncompressed data files that are not yet processed. This way you can adjust color, exposure and manipulate your images to your heart's content
  • High Sensitivity ISO 6400: Don't be afraid of the dark, the camera shoots at super fast shutter speeds and has a top ISO of 6400 (when set to 3MP or lower). This allows you to take sharp images even in low light.
  • Dual Image Stabilization: Samsung has combined the technology of optical image stabilization (OIS), with the advanced algorithms of digital image stabilization (DIS). This gives you sharp images in low light, while zooming, or even if you have shaky hands.
  • Smart Auto: The camera's scene recognition technology chooses from 11 different settings ranging from landscape to portrait automatically. It then adjusts for the perfect shot.
  • Smart Face Recognition: By knowing up to 20 of your friends and family, it automatically focuses on them first, making sure the most important subjects are always in crystal clarity. And since the camera never forgets a face, you can also browse more efficiently by the people you've registered.
  • Smart Album: Smart Album automatically organizes your photos by date, color tone, content, theme and file type so that you can find that one particular shot amongst 2,000 images. You can even do a face search.
  • Perfect Portrait System: The Perfect Portrait System, allows you to get beautiful portrait photos no matter what the conditions

Samsung Specifications

Image sensor Type
1/2.33" (7.83mm) CCD
Effective Pixel
Approx. 12.47 Mega-pixel
Total Pixel
Approx. 12.70 Mega-pixel
Lens: Focal Length
Schneider-Kreuznach Lens f = 4.6 ~ 110.4mm (35mm film equivalent: 26~624mm), 24X Zoom
Lens: F No.
F 2.8(W) ~ 5.0(T)
Lens: Digital Zoom
Still Image mode: 1.0x ~ 5.0x
Play mode: 1.0x ~ 12.5x (depends on image size)
Image Stabilization
Dual IS (OIS+DIS)
Display Type
TFT LCD
Display Feature
3.0" (7.62cm) 230K
Viewfinder
EVF 0.24" color TFT LCD (230,000 dot)
Focusing Type
TTL auto focus (Multi AF, Center AF, Face Detection AF, Tracking AF, Selection AF)
Focusing Range
Normal: 80cm ~ infinity (Wide), 170cm ~ infinity (Tele)
Macro: 10cm ~ 80cm (Wide), 80cm ~ 150cm(Macro Tele)
Auto Macro: 10cm ~ Infinity (Wide), 80cm ~ Infinity (Macro Tele)
Super Macro: 1~10cm
Manual Focus: 10cm ~ Infinity
Shutter Speed
Auto: 1/2 ~ 1/2,000 sec. A S, M, U: 16 ~ 1/2,000 sec.AEB, continuous: 1/4 ~ 1/2,000 sec.
Exposure Control
Program AE
Exposure Metering
Multi, Spot, Center Weighted, Face Detection AE
Exposure Compensation
±2EV (1/3EV steps)
Exposure ISO Equivalent
Auto, 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200(up to 5M), 6400(up to 3M)
Flash Modes
Auto, Auto & Red-eye reduction, Fill-in flash, Slow sync, Flash off, Red eye fix
Flash Range
Wide: 0.3m ~ 6.0m, Tele: 0.5m ~ 3.0m (ISO AUTO)
Flash Recharging Time
Approx. 5 sec.
Sharpness
Soft+, Soft, Normal, Vivid, Vivid+
White Balance
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent_H, Fluorescent_L, Tungsten, Custom, K
Still Image: Shooting
Mode: Smart Auto, P, M, A-S, USER1, USER2, Scene, Beautyshot, Night
Scene Recognition: Portrait, Night Portrait, Night, Backlight Portrait, Backlight, Landscape, White, Macro, Macro Text, Tripod, Action
Scene: Frame Guide, Portrait, Children, Landscape, Text, Close-up, Sunset, Dawn, Backlight, Fireworks, Beach & Snow
Continuous: Single, Continuous, HS Continuous, AEB, Motion Capture
Self-timer: 2 sec., 10 sec., Double
Still Image: Effect
Color Style: Normal, Soft, Vivid, Forest, Retro, Cool, Calm, Classic, Negative, Custom
Image Adjust: Sharpness, Contrast, Saturation (5 steps), Beauty shot, Dynamic Range
Still Image: Edit
Image Edit: Resize, Rotate, Trimming
Color Style: Normal, Soft, Vivid, Forest, Retro, Cool, Calm, Classic, Negative, Custom
Image Adjust: Face Retouch, Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Red Eye Fix, ACB
Image Play
Single image, Thumbnails, Advanced Slide show, Movie Clip
Slide show: Slide show with Effect & Music
Voice Recording
Voice Recording (max. 4GB)Voice Memo in Still Image (max. 10 sec.)
Date Imprinting
Date & Time, Date, Off (user selectable)
Movie Clip: Recording
With Audio or without Audio (Max Recording time: 20min in HQ Movie)
Size: High Quality- 1280x720 (30fps & 15fps) Standard Quality- 640x480 (30fps & 15fps), 320x240 (60fps & 30fps) (With 24x Optical Zoom)
Setting: Movie Stabilizer, Dynamic Range (Due to the noise while optical zooming, user can select to record sound or not.)
Movie Clip: Effect
Color Style: Normal, Soft, Vivid, Forest, Retro, Cool, Calm, Classic, Negative, Custom
Movie Clip: Edit
Pause during Playing, Still Image Capture, Time Trimming
Storage Media
Internal Memory: About 20MB
External Memory(Optional): SD (up to 4GB guaranteed), SDHC (up to 8GB guaranteed)
Storage File Format
Still Image: RAW (DNG1.1), JPEG (DCF), EXIF 2.21, DPOF 1.1, PictBridge 1.0
Movie Clip: H.264(AVC)
Audio: WAV
Storage File Image Size
12M: 4000x3000 pixels, 10M P: 3984 x 2656 pixels, 9M W: 3968 x 2232 pixels, 8M: 3264x2448 pixels, 5M: 2592x1944 pixels, 3M: 2048x1536 pixels, 2M W: 1920x1080 pixels, 1M: 1024x768 pixels
Digital Output Connector
USB 2.0
Audio
Microphone: Stereo Internal Speaker: Mono
Video Out
AV: NTSC, PAL (user selectable)
DC power input
4.4V
Power Source
Rechargeable battery: SLB-11A
Adaptor: SAC-48, CB20U05A
Connector Type: 20pin
Software
Samsung Master, Samsung RAW Converter, Quick time Player
Special Features
26mm wide, 24x Zoom Lens w/Dual IS (OIS+DIS)
Scene Recognition - Smart Auto Mode
Face Recognition
Perfect Portrait System-Face Recognition, Beauty Shot (Playback Retouch), Face Detection & Self Portrait, Blink
Detection/Smile Detection
HD Movie Recording-H.264, 720(30fps), Stereo Mic
Smart Dial UI
Full manual functions - WB control, MF control, RAW File Format
ISO 6400 (3M)
Function Description
Frame Guide, Smart Album, Recycle Bin (Only JPEG)
Dynamic Range, ACB
System Requirements: Windows
PC with processor better than Pentium III 500MHz (Pentium lll 800MHz recommended)
Windows 2000/XP/Vista
250 MB of available hard-disk space (Over 1GB recommend)
Minimum 256MB RAM (Over 512MB recommended)
USB port
CD-ROM drive
1024®768 pixels, 16-bit color display compatible monitor (24-bit color display recommended)
Microsoft DirectX 9.0c or later
System Requirements: Macintosh
Power Mac G3 or later Mac OS 10.4 or higher
Minimum 256MB RAM
110MB of available hard-disk space
USB port
CD-ROM drive
Operating Temperature
0 ~ 40 °C
Operating Humidity
5 ~ 85%
Dimensions (WxHxD)
4.57" x 3.26" x 91.1" (excluding protrusions)
Weight
398g (without battery and card)
Mfr #
ECHZ25WZBPBUS
SKU
ISGHZ25WBK

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i got this camera for my birthday and it is very good quality except the easy pop up light looks a littel fragile, i think if i drop it it might break, otherwise excellent!

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love this camera!

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We decided to upgrade our digital camera and we love this camera! It is easy to use, takes great pics and the software is much easier and user friendly than our previous Kodak camera's software. We should have bought this camera last year! So far, no complaints and have found no cons. We have a Samsung TV, cell phones, older digital camera and now this one. Samsung continues to impress us with the quality, ease of use, and endurance for the money! I will definitely continue to buy Samsung products as long as they keep this track record up! We highly recommend this camera!

 
5.0

Love this camera!

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We decided to upgrade our digital camera and we love this camera! It is easy to use, takes great pics and the software is much easier and user friendly than our previous Kodak camera's software. We should have bought this camera last year! So far, no complaints and have found no cons. We have a Samsung TV, cell phones, older digital camera and now this one. Samsung continues to impress us with the quality, ease of use, and endurance for the money! I will definitely continue to buy Samsung products as long as they keep this track record up! We highly recommend this camera!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Camera!!!

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Excellent camera, takes great photos and videos. It can zoom while taking videos! Lots and lots of features and it's easy to use. The only drawback is the length of the proprietary AC adapter/USB cable which is too short and no HDMI output.. I highly recommend it. Thank you Samsung for this camera!

 
5.0

Great Camera!!!

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Excellent camera, takes great photos and videos. It can zoom while taking videos! Lots and lots of features and it's easy to use. The only drawback is the length of the proprietary AC adapter/USB cable which is too short and no HDMI output.. I highly recommend it. Thank you Samsung for this camera!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic Choice

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This camera has all the features I wanted and more. Every picture comes out beautiful. Couldn't ask for a better camera. No complaints here. Highly recommend!

 
5.0

Fantastic Choice

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This camera has all the features I wanted and more. Every picture comes out beautiful. Couldn't ask for a better camera. No complaints here. Highly recommend!

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i got this camera for my birthday and it is very good quality except the easy pop up light looks a littel fragile, i think if i drop it it might break, otherwise excellent!

 
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i got this camera for my birthday and it is very good quality except the easy pop up light looks a littel fragile, i think if i drop it it might break, otherwise excellent!

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