Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom

In July 2013, Samsung released the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom, a phone with camera hybrid[1][2] with a 10x optical zoom (24–240 mm 35 mm equivalent) with f/3.1-6.3 lens with built-in optical image stabilizer and a standard xenon flash.

The phone uses a Pega-Dual +XMM6262 SoC featuring a 1.5 GHz dualcore CPU.[3]


The S4 Zoom uses 1/2.33-inch 16 MP BSI-CMOS sensor and has both auto and manual camera control, and takes video in 1080p 30 fps (full HD) or 720p 60 fps.[4] The device can be categorized as a low/mid-end point-and-shoot camera.[5]

In one of the Scene modes, the user can set the exposure time, the ISO light sensitivity (up to ISO 3200), the aperture and the white balance manually.

It can record slow motion videos at the same resolution as the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 does, 720×480 pixels at 120 frames per second. One can also use the optical zoom while recording.[6] While recording video, at any available resolution and frame rate, the optical zoom is slowed, to avoid recording the sound of the Zoom Lens Engine. This also applies to the K Zoom.

While recording video, one can also take still images with around 3.2 megapixels, but only up to 6 pictures during the whole recording, no matter the length or the size of the video, even if this video is paused. Samsung has not given a reason for this limit.


The screen has the same specifications as the S4 Mini, with a qHD (not to be confused with QHD) Display with 960×540 Pixels and a pixel Density of 256 ppi.
It uses Super-AMOLED-Technology, like most of Samsung's mid-range or flagship smartphones. It is protected with Gorilla Glass 2, which is also used in the Galaxy S3, Note 2 and S4 Active. The Galaxy S4 has Gorilla Glass 3.

Galaxy K Zoom[edit]

In June 2014 the successor to the Galaxy S4 Zoom, the Galaxy K Zoom model (SM-C115) - also known as Galaxy S5 Zoom - was released. It comes with a 10x zoom camera (24-240mm) with 20.7 megapixels, with Android 4.4.2. The Galaxy K Zoom also utilizes the letter 'K' for "Kapture" or "Kamera". (Slogan: "Capture the Moment")

The consumer camera-smartphone has 2 GB RAM, 8 GB own flash, microSD, NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, 4.8 inch 1280×720 px Super AMOLED (306 ppi), 6-core Exynos 5 Hexa (Exynos 5260) SoC, Mali-T624 GPU, 200 g and 20.2 millimeters at thickest point.[7][8]

A disadvantage in comparison to the S4 Zoom is that you can't use the Optical Zoom, while recording Slow Motion Videos.

In addition, the new design of the K Zoom lead to the removal of the camera tripod screw thread.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Is It A Phone, Is It A Camera? No, It’s A Phamera! Samsung Unveils Its Jelly Bean-toting Galaxy Camera
  2. ^ Samsung Galaxy K Zoom review
  3. ^ "Test by German Notebookcheck of Galaxy S4 Zoom". Notebookcheck. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  4. ^ "S4 zoom specs". Samsung.
  5. ^ "Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom review: a messy marriage of smartphone and camera". July 12, 2013.
  6. ^ but one can't actually record audio[failed verification]
  7. ^ "Samsung launches Galaxy K zoom in India". ABP Live. 8 July 2014.
  8. ^ Nick T. "Samsung Galaxy K Zoom is official: 20.7 MP, OIS, and 10x optical zoom in a stylish body". Retrieved 13 August 2014.

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