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July 13 2013 7 13 /07 /July /2013 05:28

The Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom is already a remarkable piece of engineering: from one side of a typical Android smartphone, from the other side of a full-fledged digital camera with ten times zoom lens. What has upped the hermaphrodite?


Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom

The Galaxy S4 zoom from Samsung is a hybrid of smartphone and digital camera. The clippers offers 16 megapixels - that is about as much as a conventional compact digital camera - and a ten times optical zoom. For comparison, the Samsung Galaxy S 4(Samsung Chargers) has a resolution of 13 megapixels - but spread over a smaller imaging sensor. At IFA 2012, Samsung had already introduced an Android camera with 16 megapixels: the closely related Galaxy Camera.


Smartphone Features

The smartphone features of the Galaxy S4 remember the zoom of the S4 Galaxy Mini: It has a 4.3-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 960x540 pixels. The operating system Android 4.2 "Jelly Bean" is used. In places such as Samsung's own TouchWiz user interface usual. The eight-gigabyte memory can expand via microSD card up to 64 gigabytes. A faster 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and two gigabytes of memory drive to the device.

Camera Features

In addition to the ten times optical zoom, the back camera of the Galaxy S4 zoom offers various ISO settings 100-3200. The lens has a focal length starting at 24 mm, and a low sensitivity to light from 3.1 to 6.3. In addition, the S4 has a zoom optical image stabilizer and a xenon flash. The stabilizer worked surprisingly well in the test. Depending on the brightness of the device is also proposing three of 25 shooting. Amateur filmmakers shoot videos in full HD resolution. A nice feature also makes it possible to take photos during a phone call and send as MMS to the interlocutor. Comparison pictures of the S4 zoom, S4 and a compact camera, see the photo gallery. Links to the original photos that were taken with the zoom S4, are under the article.


The balancing act between optical zoom and a handy smartphone is an impossibility, but Samsung has a decent compromise. Nevertheless, the S4(samsung galaxy ace Cases) push very hard for a smartphone and the lens is also unusually thick. In your pocket, it carries on accordingly. Otherwise, the S4 zoom behaves like a standard Galaxy smartphone. But as soon as you move the rotating ring on the lens and press the shutter button longer to start the camera. That, apart from the usual triggers only for Android devices keys are available (volume, put button and menu buttons), you use the menu on the touch screen completely. This works very smoothly and without delay. In Camera mode, enjoy the large, sharp display, as with almost all smartphones under sunlight is not always easy to read.

Conclusion: Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom

The S4 is good zoom when shooting in the hand and makes ordinary images. As a smartphone it is technically equivalent to the current standard, but is very clunky. In sunlight, it still wish for more power from the bright screen. In camera mode, satisfy the very short shutter lag and the ten-fold zoom. Moreover, the urge to play through numerous apps are almost no limits. Since no digital camera can keep up.

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