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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Lights, Camera, Android!

So we already know that it is possible to merge a camera together with the Android technology. But a camera with a full- functioning smartphone that can make an receive calls? Now, that's fresh! The good people at Samsung have introduced the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom - a smartphone with a camera on its back. Why am I reminded of a turtle wth.

So what is the difference between the Samsung Galaxy Camera and the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom, you ask? Well, the Galaxy Camera focuses on being primarily a camera, while the Zoom is more of an Android smartphone - one with larger sensor and super powered lens. It looks like an average smartphone from the front, but resembles a point-and-shoot camera from the back.

Let' get down to the technical stuff!

It's made out of the same material as S4 - light and hard! It measures at 4.93 x 2.45 x 0.6 inches, which is thicker than the average Samsung smartphone, but is not heavy at all at 208 g, while its screen is a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED display. It also comes with 8 GB of storage.  I also super love the fact that it fits snuggly in the pocket of your jeans.

The Zoom runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz exactly the same as Samsung Galaxy Tab 3. Its features are not unlike the Galaxy S IV, with WatchON, Group Play, Smart Pause. Smart Scroll, Palm Motion, Air View, Air Gestures making an appearance.

Camera-wise, the Zoom utilizes an upgraded version of the Galaxy Camera's interface.
 The Zoom ring accesses the camera's 10x optical zoom, and also a ring with a selection of shooting modes for you to choose. 

 The Galaxy S4 Zoom is an indeed hybrid of its own generation. That said, it is recommended for only hobby photography and nothing professional. But I look forward to more of such technologies. Hey, we might not need DSLRs anymore in the future. Buhbye bulky cameras!

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