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Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is official: 4.3-incher with 10x optical zoom, OIS and Xenon flash

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is official: 4.3-incher with 10x optical zoom, OIS and Xenon flash
Samsung just outed the rumored Galaxy S4 Zoom cameraphone, and it is every bit as resemblant to the Galaxy Camera concept as on the leaked pictures before.

The mian differences are that it is more compact, achieved by limiting the zoom level to 10x instead of the 21x on Samsung's Android camera, and it has voice calling functions, not only data connectivity.

At the front it resembles a Galaxy S4 Mini, with the same 4.3" 540x960 pixels Super AMOLED display, but is powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core Exynos 4212 processor, aided by 1.5 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage plus a microSD slot for expansion, and, of course, that sweet 16 MP camera with 10x optical zoom on the back and optical image stabilization. Android 4.2 is running the show, and the phone packs a 2330 mAh battery to power it all up.

The body is officially 15.4mm thick, yet in the camera lens part, which has a zoom ring, that goes to 25mm, and the typical grip bulge is here as well, so it is more of a compact camera with phone functions than anything else. Still, it is the first phone with 10x optical zoom, Xenon flash and all the bells and whistles of manual control over your photos and videos, like aperture, exposure and white balance settings, as well as no less than 26 preset shooting modes, including exotics like Baby, Golf and Smart Suggest, where the camera app tells you which shooting modes are suitable for the current scene.

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posted on 12 Jun 2013, 04:36 42

1. tiara6918 (Posts: 2075; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


As much as I like the zoom thing for camera phones, but this device is so FREAKING UGLY!

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 04:41 29

6. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


Samsung duct taped a Galaxy S4 mini with a Galaxy Camera, and i would like to see a drop test for this. Yes, it wont be durable. Add in otterbox case it will be a true BRICK compared to any Nokia phones out there.

Lumia EOS will eat this for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Other than the optical zoom it has no other advantages to me.

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 05:13 10

13. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4003; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


I will NOT bee seen with this thing on my face!!

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 05:15 14

15. pokharkarsaga (Posts: 385; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


Samesung on steriods named Galaxy,every week we have a new smartphone.

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 05:28 9

20. santaclaus (Posts: 52; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


i would say this S4 Zoom is not comparable to EOS. First, it is bulkier than EOS. Second, its optical zoom does not stand a place against superpixel of 41MP EOS

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 05:33 15

22. polrt (banned) (Posts: 73; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)


I'm not going to say anything bad about this device, the pictures say it all!

Sorry, I changed my mind, this device is a piece of junk.
Samsung R.I.P

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 05:38 1

25. polrt (banned) (Posts: 73; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)


And when this device will receive the like iOS7 UI?

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 05:41 1

27. MCrapp (Posts: 318; Member since: 07 Apr 2013)


When iOS7 copy more from Android.WP8..........

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 05:47

35. polrt (banned) (Posts: 73; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)


But Android do not look like WP8, so iOS7 look like Android or WP8?

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 05:39 1

26. MCrapp (Posts: 318; Member since: 07 Apr 2013)


Samsung R.I.P!? Because they make camera with smartphone stuff? You are so funny!

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 05:43

29. polrt (banned) (Posts: 73; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)


Thanks :)

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 06:55 3

66. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


Did you just say Samsung R.I.P? Yep. True. After all, Lumia EOS, EOS stands for End Of Samsung.

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 05:35 2

23. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


Actually the optical zoom allows for further zoom, but when you take a photo without zooming then nothing (other then OIS) can help to improve the sharpness of the photo, and reduce noise. So i still prefer the oversampling tech.

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 05:45 3

30. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


Lumia EOS's optical zoom is better. Check it out here.

https://imageshack.us/scaled/large/6/eoslumia.jpg

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 05:50

38. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4003; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Lol...i thought it was a real comparison!!

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 06:47 5

61. Pedro0x (Posts: 271; Member since: 19 Oct 2012)


Optical zoom is lossless in daylight and will be better than eos. This camera will be better than in daylight than eos, just like all lumias vs for example SGS4 (SGS4 crushes lumia in daylight). But maybe eos will be better in night. This will be fight to be seen.

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 06:52 1

63. bon24x7 (Posts: 206; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


does this so called SGS4 take better pics than a pureview 808? If not what makes you think S4 zoom will be better against Lumia EOS? EOS will probably be better in daylight and night..

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 06:54 1

64. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


not true, the EOS wont be able to zoom in to the extent of the 10x optical zoom but thanks to oversamspling you can crop pictures with the loss of quality. plus the 808 beat the galaxy camera in quality in daylight so expect the same from the EOS

s4 doesnt crush the range of lumia's in daylight either, there pretty comparable and on par depending on the situation.

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 07:18

73. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 553; Member since: 07 May 2012)


SGS4 doesn't even come near to the lumia 920 or 925 in daylight or night. where'd you get your info.
u need a pair of glasses,or new ones if you're already wearing them

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 09:04 4

88. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


LOL Nokia fans. They are hilarious. The GS4 camera is the best camera right now in all the comparisons. The iphone 5 already beat the pants off of the Lumia 920 in daylight.

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 09:12 1

90. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


you just went too a new extreme of idiocy

''The GS4 camera is the best camera right now in all the comparisons''

you forgetting the 808, even the n8 would keep up and thats years old.

speaking of the iphone, you failed to mention the users of P.A voted the iphone 5's pics were better then the s4's........why leave that out?

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 09:29 5

96. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Well, if I included the extreme outliers like the 808 and n8, I would have to include monstrosities like this GS4 zoom which could very well end up taking the best pictures since it is basically a camera disguised as a phone.

If you compare real phones, then yes the GS4 is the best so far.

Nokia fans are stupid and hilarious or maybe just stupid.

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 10:30 1

117. x_maly_x (Posts: 72; Member since: 01 Jun 2013)


Taters...Change eye doctor...this one fulls you....

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 09:08 4

89. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Every single comparison between these two device came to the same conclusion. Heck, even the GSIII was a better all rounder.

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 04:53 7

12. Kurai (unregistered)


It's an abomination . . .

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 07:05 6

69. tashreef (Posts: 476; Member since: 24 Nov 2012)


Now the fanboys will understand what it takes to build a smartphone with best camera... Nokia 808 looks more compact and stronger than this one ...

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 07:16 3

72. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 553; Member since: 07 May 2012)


lumia eos will make this look like a piece of garbage!

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 08:10 1

79. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


one word: R U kiding me. this phone will around 600$ or 700$, then better to buy Nikon or Canon DSLR camera, take a photo then copy to our smartphone then post it on social network. or buy all in one EOS.

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 13:26

150. Altair (Posts: 367; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)


Shamesung "S4" zoom vs Nokia Lumia EOS! Who will win????

http://i.imgur.com/q3Y3JY7.jpg

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 21:04

172. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


let me guess....hmm I think eos win right.

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