Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom

June 12, 2013 | Mark Goldstein | Camera Phones | 9 Comments |
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The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is the first smartphone to feature a 10x zoom lens. Running on Android Jelly Bean 4.2, the Galaxy S4 Zoom combines a 10x optical zoom, a 16 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, optical image stabilisation and a Xenon Flash with the latest Samsung Galaxy S4 technology. The Galaxy S4 Zoom will be available in the UK this summer, pricing to be announced.

Samsung Press Release

SAMSUNG INTRODUCES THE GALAXY S4 ZOOM – THE FIRST SMARTPHONE TO OFFER 10X OPTICAL ZOOM

The ultimate smartphone and camera experience in one

12 June 2013, London, UK – Samsung Electronics today announced the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom, a new device that combines the stylish heritage of the Galaxy S4 smartphone with advanced photographic capabilities.

Part of the Galaxy S4 family, the Galaxy S4 Zoom is the result of Samsung’s mission to create a single device that can fulfill the role of both an industry-leading smartphone, and a high-end compact camera. Combining 10x Optical Zoom, a 16 Mega Pixel CMOS Sensor, OIS and Xenon Flash with the very latest Samsung Galaxy S4 technology, the Galaxy S4 Zoom sets new standards for mobile photography.

Simon Stanford, Vice President of IT & Mobile Division, Samsung Electronics UK & Ireland said: 'Combining our industry leading expertise in digital imaging and smartphones, the Galaxy S4 Zoom is a converged device that delivers on all fronts and is a product we are excited to be bringing to the market.'

Revolutionary new interface

You can do everything and miss nothing thanks to the revolutionary new Zoom Ring, a simple and intuitive way to access the Galaxy S4 Zoom’s key features. When you are in the middle of a phone call and you see something you absolutely have to share, a quick twist of the Zoom Ring will activate the In-Call Photo Share feature, letting you capture and send an image directly via MMS to whoever you are talking to.

For easy camera navigation, the Zoom Ring can be used to activate the Quick Launch and Shortcut features, giving you instant access to multiple camera modes including Auto, Gallery and Smart Mode with just a simple twist.

Revolutionising conventional camera zoom controls, the Optical zoom control replaces traditional dials and buttons with smooth, easy-to-operate digital controls making it even easier to take professional and accurate shots.

Capture the best images

The Galaxy S4 Zoom’s best-in-class 10x Optical Zoom and 16MP BSI CMOS Sensor lets you capture beautiful images from far away or up close and personal, in all light conditions, without having to carry heavy camera gear. The built-in Optical Image Stabiliser (OIS) helps keep the camera perfectly still even when you are not, reducing blur and stabilising the image when zooming in for high-quality photos and videos.

Photo Suggest instantly connects you to huge libraries of images taken by fellow photographers, to help you find and compose your best shots, anywhere in the world. Photo Suggest can even direct you to the ideal nearby location which will give you the vantage point you need for that perfect photo.

The Galaxy S4 Zoom also features Samsung’s popular Smart Mode. Simply choose from a series of pre-set modes and the camera will automatically adjust to ensure you capture the best photo possible. Use Drama Shot to merge continuous shots of moving objects into a single composed image, or Action Freeze to instantly capture high-speed action. If you are not sure which Smart Mode to select, the Smart Mode Suggest feature can assess the scene for you and provide a list of the best options based on light levels, focal length, or face detection, ensuring you always get the shot you want.

Unlimited entertainment in the palm of your hand

The Galaxy S4 Zoom's heritage is evident throughout, from its sleek and stylish design to the powerful, yet intuitive user interface. Running on Android Jelly Bean 4.2, the Galaxy S4 zoom boasts many of the same features as the recently launched Galaxy S4, including Touchwiz, which lets you fully customise various aspects of your device including the lock screen and notification bar, for a truly personal mobile experience.

Perfect for keen travellers, Story Album lets you arrange all of your favourite images and videos into one timeline to share with friends and loved ones. You can also edit images and even order prints directly from the device through a partnership with blurb*. If you would rather transfer your images to your laptop or tablet for safe keeping, Samsung Link lets you do so quickly and easily with just the touch of a button. Alternatively, you can sync all of your data in your own personal cloud through HomeSync, providing the ultimate peace of mind and ensuring your images and videos are waiting for you whenever you need them.

The Galaxy S4 Zoom also features the new Samsung Hub, a one-stop destination for all of the latest music, videos, books and games. Search, download and enjoy all of your favourite entertainment at the touch of a button, directly from your device. Share a new track or game with your friends using Group Play and connect directly with their Samsung devices so you can all listen and play together, without the need for a Wi-Fi AP or cellular signal.

The Galaxy S4 Zoom will be available in the UK this summer, with UK shipping dates to be confirmed nearer the time.

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#1 Chris Renton

This looks great for all the instagrammers out there, although not sure how I'd feel making a call on something that looks like a camera! Will be interesting to see how much this will be on a mobile contract.

12:43 pm - Wednesday, June 12, 2013

#2 BlackBox

I wonder how you guys make that distinction. Is it a smartphone with a 10x zoom or a 10x zoom camera with a SIM-card? :-)

1:39 pm - Wednesday, June 12, 2013

#3 Jay

Will it record raw data? Samsung doesn't have the greatest reputation for good jpegs?


1:42 pm - Wednesday, June 12, 2013

#4 Quarku

It is a good looking camera
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3:43 pm - Wednesday, June 12, 2013

#5 HP IP Camera

Thanks for this information!!! :)

6:41 am - Thursday, June 13, 2013

#6 ankur

Just want to know does anyone experiencing minor bugs after the latest firmware update that includes app transfer to sd card? Coz i'm experiencing some.

1. A delay when locking screen
2. A delay when unlocking screen
3. A delay screen rotation
4. A delay when controlling the volume buttons

So far here they are. I updated my s4 thru wifi using it and not Kies. So overall the update made some of my feautures or transitions to become slower.

So anyone? Hope samsung can fix and see this. I live in the Philippines btw.

4:28 pm - Friday, June 14, 2013

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5:41 am - Wednesday, June 26, 2013

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8:25 am - Wednesday, July 17, 2013

#9 Sybil Patterson

It looks FANTASTIC!!! Samsung just outed the rumored Galaxy S4 Zoom cameraphone, and it is every bit as resemblant to the Galaxy Camera concept as on the leaked pictures before. The mian differences are that it is more compact, achieved by limiting the zoom level to 10x instead of the 21x on Samsung's Android camera, and it has voice calling functions, not only data connectivity. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful article.

5:46 am - Wednesday, August 7, 2013