The Samsung HZ1 compact superzoom camera is announced today. Boasting a 10x zoom lens and compact dimensions, the Samsung HZ1 is the world’s first superzoom to offer 24mm equivalent wide angle. The lens’ physical focal length range is 4.2-42mm, which translates into 24-240mm in 35mm terms. The Samsung HZ1 offers dual image stabilisation, face detection, a traditional mode dial for quick adjustment of settings and is also capable of recording HD video at 720p. The full specifications of the HZ1 are yet to be confirmed.
We have a gallery of photographs of a non-working prototype of the new HZ1, taken today in the Samsung booth at Photokina - click the continue link to see the gallery.