Items tagged with Galaxy S4 Zoom

The line continues to blur between what constitutes a smartphone with a built-in camera versus a camera with smartphone functionality. I'd argue we're still entrenched in the former category, though Samsung's Galaxy S4 Zoom isn't playing games when it comes to taking pictures. This thing wields a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera and is the first smartphone for feature a 10x optical zoom, which is assisted by a spin-to-focus manual control ring. AT&T will become the first wireless carrier in the U.S. to offer the Galaxy S4 Zoom starting November 8, at which time you'll be able to grab the device for $25 per month on an AT&T Next installment agreement, or $200 with a two-year service contract.... Read more...
It's often discussed how smartphones are starting to negate the need for dedicated point-n-shoots, but Samsung's latest handset takes things a step further and actually looks like a digital camera. It also looks like a smartphone. How so? Dubbed "Galaxy S4 zoom," the handset looks like a regular Galaxy S4, but it quickly transforms into a high-end compact camera when engaging its 10x optical zoom. Samsung also equipped the Galaxy S4 zoom with a 16-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, optical image stabilizer (OIS), and Xenon flash. According to Samsung, the Galaxy S4 zoom excels in all light conditions, and with the built-in OIS, you needn't worry about blurry pictures ruining those spur-of-the-moment... Read more...