The 10.2 mega-pixel Samsung HZ10W sets a new standard for the mega-zoom category, offering a high-performance, ultra-wide 24mm Schneider lens with 10x optical zoom that allows shooters to be more creative and flexible when taking digital images.
The Samsung HZ10W is aimed at fans of wide-angle photography. And what Appraiser isn't! The HZ10W offers a 24 - 240mm equivalent focal range, a generous wide angle to a useful telephoto.
The HZ10W offers a host of manual controls, including the ability to adjust shutter speed, aperture, exposure, and focus. The camera also incorporates both Optical and Digital Image Stabilization to help reduce image blur.
The HZ10W gives shooters the ability to capture video in 720p high-definition at 30 frames-per-second (fps), and thanks to H.264 compression, users can record video for longer periods of time, allowing them to better utilize the remaining memory capacity on their memory card.
Additionally, shooters can utilize Optical Image Stabilization and the camera's 10x optical zoom while recording video, as well as Samsung's Successive Recording mode, which allows the user to pause and then resume filming without having to save the clips as individual files.
Samsung HZ10W or HZ15W (difference is number of max pixels). As cheap as $155 on Amazon, which is a steal !!! I paid about $235 for mine when I bought it 6 months ago. Great wide angle lens. This is a much better camera than the V705. http://tinyurl.com/y658fko Dollar for dollar, this is the best camera for appraisal work currently on the market.
I completely checked out the specs on this camera before I got it. It has manual mode which is something I like for more control. Of course, it has a slew of automatic functions. Did I mention it has a built-in microphone so you can add audio notes to a photo? And HD 780p video. Overall, as I said, a super camera for the dollars. And it’s a single lens – not dual lens like the Kodak. With the same 24mm wide angle capability.
Leland Hill - Certified General Real Estate Appraiser