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Old Feb 24, 2009, 11:03 AM   #61
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Old Feb 28, 2009, 12:05 AM   #63
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I'm glad I have waited to purchase. Now I have a choice of three similar cameras to choose from. I will wait for reviews to come out and compare side by side:
Canon SX200IS
Panasonic ZS3
Samsung HZ15
All are 10-12mp
OIS
Compact
Mega zoom
HD video
same sensor sizes
SO:
sharpness
Noise (looks like Samsung has a ton of it)
Manual controls except Panasonic
Video quality
Thus far pana has best lens specifications, but no manual controls.
Canon is only 28mm but also 320 mm
Pana is 25-280
Sam is 24-240 Widest but least telephoto.
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Old Feb 28, 2009, 4:19 AM   #64
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I think it makes no matter which camera you buy: each will make good photos (if YOU are a good photographer :-))
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Old Feb 28, 2009, 5:01 PM   #65
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Old Mar 1, 2009, 8:23 AM   #66
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low light video WB500 - 20 mb, original

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=RQV2X47A
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Old Mar 4, 2009, 9:37 PM   #69
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DonalDuc wrote:
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WB500 works fine with NV24's remote control

Does the remote work with taking picture? zoom?

I tried one in the shop it did not work. It worked only in play back. The quick start guide showed the remote in play mode only. Therefore I did not buy it.

But when I looked at the full manual in the disc it does indicate that the top one is the shutter release. May be it needs setting in the camera to use it? Shop salesman said it should not need any camera setting (as in NV24).
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Is anyone willing to attempt a "semi-complete" users review of this camera? I've been searching high and low and find zero professional reviews and only two user reviews,.... on Amazon. I usually like Amazon but it this case, one review was very positive and one was extremely negative. Go figure?

Unlike an earlier poster who clearly made the point, in living color, that he was interested basically ONLY in IQ, I'm a little different. My interest is in a camera that is easy and fast to handle that produces "good" results in both stills and videos. I use these small cameras primarily on bird hunting trips with my dogs and one hand use and easy handling is almost mandatory. I just read a Pany TZ7 review that said the video button was awkward and impossible to use without a noticeable jerking at the start of the clip. This would be a deal killer for me, especially since there is no in camera trimming available in the TZ7.

Incidentally, I have a Canon TX1, which does great stills and videos, zooms during video, and has good stereo sound. Unfortunately, and this applies only to me I think, the tiny LCD screen and awkward controls limit it's usefulness in the field. I love it for Little League games and other controlled settings where I can use both hands and take my time.

On paper, the WB500/550 seem to be excellent cameras. I'd guess the edge would go to the 550 with it's bigger and brighter screen but also guessing the quality of stills and video would be very similar. I'm hoping a user will take the time to give a real world opinion of these Samsung cameras.

This thread seems to be the single best source of Samsung info, anywhere. I wonder why information on Samsung cameras is so hard to come by?

Thanks very much!


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