Samsung Galaxy K zoom stars in new promo video that showcases its abilities

Samsung Galaxy K zoom stars in new promo video that showcases its abilities
Samsung’s brand new smartphone-camera hybrid device, the Galaxy K zoom, should be available to buy starting this month (at least in some markets). Until that happens, here we have a new video from Samsung, which presents some of the main features of the Galaxy K zoom, with real-life use case scenarios.

The video highlights the 20.7MP BSI rear camera of the new Galaxy, as well as its 10x optical zoom, the Xenon flash, the Selfie Alarm feature, or the fact that you can separately control the auto focus and exposure of each photo.

We have to agree that it can be useful to have a smartphone with such powerful optics, though not everyone will appreciate the bulkiness of the K zoom (which is 16.6mm thick, and weighs 200 grams).

The Samsung Galaxy K zoom costs around €500 in Europe, and we’re expecting it to be sold for about $600 in the US (although we don't know exactly when it's going to be available Stateside). Apart from featuring a powerful camera, the K zoom offers a 4.8-inch 720p Super AMOLED display, Android 4.4 KitKat,  LTE, an Exynos 5 Hexa processor, 2GB of RAM, 8GB of expandable storage space, and a 2,430 mAh battery.  

source: Samsung Mobile (YouTube)

Related phones

Galaxy K zoom
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 5 Hexa, Hexa-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2430 mAh(14h 3G talk time)



1. giani

Posts: 269; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Still a ridiculous device. Can't understand the logic in buying this.

3. Pings

Posts: 304; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Have you seen social sites these days? It is full of pointless pics. We've all seen them. Come to think of it Instagram and otthers are entirely made up of pointless pics. So why not a pointless camera smartphone for pointless pics.

5. giani

Posts: 269; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

That's exactly my point. For the likes of instagram, facebook any smartphone camera will more than do. I'm not sure what this is for, plus the size and looks, ridiculous!

6. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Would be nice to carry one device when you go out of town for some site seeing. However, that small battery... it needs 4,000mAh or higher battery.

7. clirim

Posts: 34; Member since: Feb 06, 2014

why buy a cam when you have a choice that includes everything. and it is not bulky compared to phones that we had in the past.

8. jellmoo

Posts: 2645; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

It caters to a similar group as a device like the 1020 does. People who aren't carrying a camera around, but want to take "better" pictures than what's available with most smartphones. A very niche audience to be sure, but it does exist.

9. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

People who like to take pictures - good ones - will have a real camera. But it's not always convenient to have a second camera, even a small point & shoot one. If it's one or the other, everybody's going to choose their phone. But something like the K Zoom combines the phone with a quality P&S. I live in Tucson, Arizona, which is in the middle of the desert. There's always some sort of critter running around that I'd like to get a good picture of. A lizard, a scorpion, a coyote. Heck, I even saw a badger running around in the middle of town once. A 10X optical zoom and xenon flash would be great to have. I can't really justify the cost at this time though (for me, anyway).

17. maherk

Posts: 6999; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Once you have a family you ll get the point behind these devices. I never had a digital camera, even when phones had 1.3mp camera, but when I had my lil daughter 17 months ago I started looking for a good camera, and I ended up with the Galaxy camera, since it is bases on Android and there are lots of apps that will help me edit and play with the pictures the way I want without the need of my computer. Why not DSLR? Easy, because they are too damn big and good ones are pretty expensive as well, add to that that I am not a professional photographer. It did the, and was ready to upgrade when Samsung announced the Galaxy Camera 2, but was left disappointed since there was no improvement in the sensor department what so ever. Now I am more interested in the K Zoom, it has a better lens and much more features than the Galaxy Camera plus I can use it as my everyday phone, but it will depend on the pricing here in the States.

18. maherk

Posts: 6999; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

It did the job for me**

19. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Better than buying a wifi camera all in one. and they make the lense a lil better. plus SAMSUNG always give consumer options you ALWAYS HAVE A CHOICE. And remember NOKIA try to do this too.

27. uRiBiTo666

Posts: 55; Member since: Jun 02, 2013

As the video shows, this is for expert fotographers. They love to capture everything they see and see a creative possibility in what we see as normal objects. For "real life" use, I think I prefer normal phones.

2. buccob

Posts: 2978; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

If your life revolves around photography it seems actually very good. Otherwise I rather have a separate accessory like the QX-10 or QX-100 But still is an impressive ad.. and I have to admit that software-wise the camera seems superior than what others offer... including my QX-100 with Play Memories... (software could be way better)

4. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

black version looks awesome.

10. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I kind of expected it to be same specs as S5, to which this is a far cry and as I see it, a sacrifice for camera. I realize I'll never be it's intended market and there is no hope in Hades I'll stray into it over a great phone/decent camera market. Pass.

11. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

For most picture taking needs, a small capable camera like the RX100 is going to be a lot better than the Samsung. Having a 1" sensor really helps with the image quality. Samsung's K zoom is mostly pointless -- wrap a phone and a 10X optical zoom around a small sensor. It works, but it will never give you the image quality of a larger sensor.

22. sniperdroid

Posts: 146; Member since: May 23, 2013

Moms are going to drool over this, a phone and a camera all in one, and don't mention the 1020 because I rarely see anyone with one.

25. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Moms didn't drool over the previous version of this phone, at least in the US. In fact, Samsung so far has decided to not sell the K Zoom in the US because the previous models didn't sell well. BTW, I'm not a fan of the 1020. Great camera/sensor, but too much lag when it comes to taking pictures.

12. jrod78414

Posts: 102; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

why have this why even bother having cameras on phone what a lousy concept no one will buy phones with cameras. next your going to tell they shoot movies on 4k with phones . Never mind they sell 100 millions. phones. people just want a phone. Peeople need to stop with just buy dslrs and post on instagram and facebook or mmybook whatever. Commentors on this like GIANI speak the trUTH Bet the COMMENTOR OWNS A FLIP PHON LIKE A BOSSS. YOU GO GIANNI. WHO NEEDS CHANGE . you don need one or 20 megapixel, just 1.3 ita all the same nor the res of the flip phone comrades. Stay TRUE

13. jrod78414

Posts: 102; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

I say get nokia 1020 if really want pictures. just saying

21. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

Just stfu boy.. go advertise your nokia elsewhere..

14. jrod78414

Posts: 102; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

funny for most people saying 500 million strong they just use there phone for this, funny how that works.

15. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

Her smile made me smile.

20. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I am sure she is happy because of the great news, that the two of you are going to get married because of the baby.

16. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2266; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

nice smartcam.

23. jellmoo

Posts: 2645; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

While a niche product, I actually like the basis of it. The ability to zoom is the one thing that most smartphone cameras just don't quite have in the bag yet, and I think this is an interesting solution. My only gripe with it is the 8GB internal storage. With half or so of it taken up the system, that leaves you only about 4GB (if that) for apps. In this day and age, that just doesn't cut it. It's one corner Samsung just shouldn't have cut.

24. John2014

Posts: 43; Member since: Jan 14, 2014

Other company trying to make thin and light weight phone. Who wants to buy such a thick and heavy phone.

26. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

Even 5 years old kid have a better brain than you.. so sad..

28. jexxx

Posts: 48; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Samsung makes the best ads.

29. mariosraptor

Posts: 184; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

so, she is a MILF with an incredibly steady hand.

30. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

Now band aid camera (-_-")

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.