Samsung Galaxy K Zoom is official: 20.7MP, OIS, and 10x optical zoom in a stylish body

Is it a smartphone, or is it a camera? Well, the Samsung Galaxy K zoom is actually a mix of both. Announced at Samsung's event at the Red Dot Design Museum in Singapore, the gadget is here to succeed last year's Galaxy S4 Zoom and to meet the needs of those in search of a zero-compromise cameraphone. At the same time, it is a full-fledged, 3G/LTE-enabled Android smartphone sprinkled with a generous dose of Samsung's software goodies...
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35. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

You only have a camera we have ... the rest. Try Sony RX100 next time.

41. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

26. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Better than I thought it would be. But I'd trade some of that optical zoom for a larger, higher quality sensor. I also wonder how good the JPEG processing is going to be. So far, Samsung's JPEG processing is biased towards punchy images, but not accurate colors. Price will determine whether or not people flock to this device. It's got decent specs other than the sensor size, and offers good value, but not if it is overpriced. I would consider anything above about $450-500 no contract to be overpriced.

28. rns122112 unregistered

Stylish design? You mean the same body as almost every other Samsung phone?

30. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I think they mean the "bandaid" plastic, similar to the S5. "Fab glam" or whatever Samsung called it.

38. rns122112 unregistered

I know the bandaid look but other than that look at the front shape layout etc it's the same damn thing as any other damn samsung phone. That's why I went with the droid ultra cause I'm tired of the same look in samsung

33. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

RIP Lumia 1020520920720. The real killer beast is here.

34. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

the lumia 1020 beat the last samsung zoom or whatever it's called and it's actually a phone :P ! plus i heard there's a nokia camera phone coming from nokiasoft this year game on !

40. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Try Sony RX100 II is cheaper and better. If you need a phone go android.

36. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

60fps , OIS, NFC etc missing only 1" sensor. I´ll buy it anyway, but waiting the K2 with big sensor !

37. surethom

Posts: 1635; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Much better than last year but STILL too thick, should have been 5x optical zoom & max 15mm thick, also 8gb storage is pathetic & shows how cheap samsung is, even putting apps, photos & videos on SD card the phone will fill up within a few months Flash memory is so cheap.

39. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

A better design than the last generation, lets see how it plays.

42. tokuzumi

Posts: 1844; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

8GB? How much space is left? 1GB? I like this, but why can't they just make it a S4 spec'd device, and put at least 16GB? I would love to have a phone like this, but I don't want hardware from 2 generations ago. Are people actually buying these phones? This is the 3rd one Sammy has released, but none of the devices are very desirable.

43. DaMaster

Posts: 33; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

the Sensor on the S5 is incredible , Photos look idential a lot of the times sharper than my sony Nex 6 camera , video looks insanely better, wonder why they didnt use that sensor instead.

45. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

having a 10x optical requires space, making it to much of a fatty for my liking, but I'm sure there will be many who don't feel the same. Glad Samsung are making different devices to suit different people
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