CES 2009: Four compacts from Samsung – HZ10W, TL100, SL102 & SL420

Cameras, CES 2009, Gadget Shows

Glad to see Samsung didn’t forget simple stills photography today with the launch of four compact cameras for the world to papp with. The SL102 and SL420 are 10.2-megapixel additions to the familiar SL range but it’s the 16.6mm thin TL100 and the 24mm ultra wide, 10x mega zoom HZ10W that are of greater interest today.

Above is the HZ10W which shoots 720p HD video at 30 fps with H.264 compression. It’s got a 10.2-megapixel sensor and both optical and digital image stabilization to help your shaking fingers at maximum zoom.


This one’s the TL100. It’s major attribute is its size. It actually manages to remain quite non-girly despite its the slimness which is useful, if you’re not a girl. The 16.6mm stat includes the lens although presumably when not extended to the 3x optical zoom.

It shoots at 12.2-megapixels, features an intelligent scene mode and you can check all your lens trappings on the 2.7″ LCD.


The TL100 and HZ10W are a much better effort from the tech giants, particularly with their glassware, but I still wouldn’t if I were you – not in a world of Lumix, Fuji, Nikon and Canon.

CES 2009 coverage keeps on truckin’.

Daniel Sung
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