Samsung intros two compact digital cameras

Samsung Electronics America on Monday introduced two new 12-megapixel compact digital cameras. The TL320 and the HZ15W will cost $380 and $330 respectively when they hit the streets in May and March.

Both cameras feature 24mm ultra-wide angle Schneider lenses.

Samsung TL320
The TL320 sports a 3-inch HVGA AMOLED screen, which takes less power than a traditional TFT-LCD display and offers a higher contrast ratio (10000:1). It also records HD video at 720p and features HDMI connectivity using a cradle. It has a 5x optical zoom lens and records video using the H.264 codec. Other features include optical and digital image stabilization, an “Advanced Picture Mode” that helps you fine-tune color tones, automatic album creation, face detection, blink detection, smile shot and beauty shot modes and “Smart Auto,” which automatically selects one of 11 scene modes depending on the composition.

The HZ15W has a 10x optical zoom, optical and digital image stabilization, and 720p video recording. It features a 3-inch LCD display and touts automatic controls like face detection, smile shot, blink detection, beauty shot and smart auto modes.

Samsung’s Web site had not been updated with information about the new cameras as Macworld posted this article.

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