Samsung Galaxy K Zoom: Ditch your digital camera

 

Samsung K Zoom black

The Samsung Galaxy K Zoom has been officially announced and this latest smartphone from Samsung shows that the firm still believes a camera phone is a viable product.

 

The Samsung Galaxy K Zoom is the follow up to the S4 Zoom and this latest camera-centric phone has all the best technology of a Samsung digital camera combined with the Galaxy smartphone experience.

 

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom Camera Specifications

 

The camera is undoubtedly the standout feature of the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom, and with Samsung using their extensive experience in the digital camera market on this phone you can expect to take some impressive images with the K Zoom’s built-in 20.7-megapixel camera.

 

Galaxy K Zoom camera

 

The large lens on the back offers up to 10x Optical Zoom, which gives a much clearer image than digital zoom as seen on other smartphone cameras. The Xenon flash, which emits brighter light than an LED flash, ensures great image lighting even in darker settings and blur is reduced by the Optical Image Stabiliser.

 

AF/AE Separation (Auto Focus/Auto Exposure) gives a precise balance of light and clarity and object tracking allows you to capture blur free images of moving objects.

 

Video is captured at 1080p and various shooting modes allow you to add effects to photos while continuous mode will take 3 frames per second giving you a choice of images to find the perfect one.

 

For selfie-lovers the Selfie Alarm mode will be a big hit, you line up your face using the front camera so you can see the shot on screen, then you flip the phone round and an alarm will sound to let you know you are in frame letting you capture your selfie in full 20.7-megapixel glory.

 

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom specifications

 

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom blue, white and black

Samsung has ensured that the Galaxy K Zoom delivers in the smartphone stakes and not just as a digital camera with a good set of specifications and a slick design with the same studded casing seen on the Samsung Galaxy S5. (You can read a full review of the Samsung Galaxy S5 on Mobilephones.com for the full low-down.)

 

Under the hood Samsung has included a hexacore processor, this consists of one quad-core processor to handle demanding tasks and a dual-core chip for less power hungry features.

 

Android KitKat is on board so you get all the latest Google features on board and the Samsung TouchWiz UI is on hand for a great user experience. Samsung has added many of their own Galaxy features to the phone including S Health Lite and Ultra Battery Save Mode.

 

4G, Wi-Fi and NFC are on board and of course you can easily share all those amazing snaps with family and friends thanks to social network integration. The phone has an 8GB on board memory but there is a microSD card slot for cards up to 64GB so you can make more room for all those snaps.

 

Would you buy the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom? Would you ditch your digital camera if you had this phone? Share your thoughts on this phone by commenting below or by joining in the conversation on Google+, Twitter and Facebook.

 

Written by: Carmel Brown

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