Samsung Galaxy K Zoom recommended retail price set at €519 in Germany
Samsung today revealed that the K Zoom would be available in Germany starting mid-May for the recommended retail price of €519. While this means $720 in US dollars, we don’t really expect Samsung to sell the Galaxy K Zoom for that much Stateside. Instead, the device will probably / hopefully cost less than $600 (thus less than the Galaxy S5 flagship smartphone).
Introduced by Samsung as an upgraded successor to last year’s Galaxy S4 Zoom, the K Zoom runs Android 4.4 KitKat, and features a 20.7MP rear camera with 10x optical zoom. This should “empower users to effortlessly capture and share their most important everyday moments in stunning clarity.”
Camera aside, the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom can be seen as a bulkier, mid-end brother of the Galaxy S5. It offers a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display with 720 x 1280 pixels, LTE, 2GB of RAM, hexa-core Samsung Exynos 5260 processor, and 8GB of expandable internal memory.
Samsung Galaxy K zoom
source: Samsung Germany
3. ArtSim98 (limited) (Posts: 2738; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
Yeah my Sony DSC-WX150 cost just 249 euros. It has 10x optical zoom, Exmor R sensor at 18,1 mpx, G lens, Full HD video in AVCHD format at 50 fps, AWESOME optical steady shot and so on. The superior auto is amazing in low light it takes several shots and combines them resulting very bright shots.
Yes yes I know it doesn't have android and so on. Anyways nobody would use this Galaxy K as their daily driver, so you already have a good phone. I don't like combining all the devices into one. I don't like compromises. I could get a Sony a5000 for that price.
7. Jason2k13 (Posts: 642; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)
people who likes taking photos and uploading them on social websites will use this as there daily driver, aswell as the added bonus of texting and calling. I for one did not want to buy the 1st galaxy zoom because it was too bulky, but this one looks much better and thinner.
5. sergiobr (Posts: 416; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)
For those who didn´t see the photos ...https://www.flickr.com/photos/
samsungcamera/14035844426/in/pEnjoy it ! hotostream/.
6. sergiobr (Posts: 416; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)
Keeping my Sony Rx100 and my Note 3 until Sammy comes close to this ...http://www.dpreview.com/galler
ies/reviewsamples/photos/29117The sensor size make all the difference ! In this case 1' ! Maybe Galaxy K2 or something like that. 48/samsung_nxmini_iso1600_sam_ 0018?inalbum=samsung-nx-mini-samples-gallery.
9. sergiobr (Posts: 416; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)
or the other
it´s ok here !
10. ervman1 (Posts: 12; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
agreed..I'm keeping my XZ-2 (not as large a sensor but an awesome cam especially at low ISO's) and LG G2 combo...it'd be awesome if they could combine both for a truly great camera in a smartphone but right now it's just not feasible
11. muhsen (Posts: 258; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)
The 1020 which is still unbeatable, suddenly becomes more attractive , specially after thw many discounts it went through.
I don't understand , samsung always priced their flagships and tablets adequately right, why can't they do this with this one ? It's like they want to drive people away from it. Hopefully, they take this into consideration next time.
12. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 1008; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)
just bcus its more of a camera and priced at $700, this should be s5 price.
13. tim123 (Posts: 12; Member since: 27 Jan 2014)
Just buy a lumia 1020, not as thick, faster, better
14. ashouhdy (Posts: 44; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)
People promoting lumia1020 ... Sorry its only 5 obersampled megapixels so if u want further crop u cant. Dont say you have the full 38mp photo. This 38mp photo is noisy with no super sample powers.
Lumia doesnt do android
Lumia dont have a real optical zoom
Lumia dont have 9 element lens
Lumia dont have a full manual shutter control up to 16 seconds shutter
Lumia dont have a variable aperature so forget close ups with flash will be blown due to fixed wider aperature
Lumia cant do long shutter at daylight for water smoke effects
Lumia dont have android flexbility and apps.
I would take lumia over the s4 zoom but this one is much slimmer slicker and beats lumia already
15. tim123 (Posts: 12; Member since: 27 Jan 2014)
haters.... you can access the full 38mp if you would actually know. Just because it doesn't have all those features don't mean that cant take a better photo, cause it can
16. ashouhdy (Posts: 44; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)
i had the 808 pureview for over a year and i know what am saying .. its not a HATE speech from a guy owned 808pv its called talking honestly .. i forgot to add to the list the AF/AE separation !