The point-&-shoot camera market is on the verge of collapse, thanks to the resurgence of camera-centric smartphones available in the market. Although the number is small; still there are a couple of devices available that have been appreciated by critics and consumers alike.
Of course Noki Lumia 1020 is one of the smartphones which enjoys the supremacy in this segment, however now the South Korean giant Samsung is also making efforts to taste success in the premium camera smartphone market. The company last year launched the Galaxy S4 Zoom, a hybrid phone that was quite a struggle of the popular Galaxy series creator.
However, once again, learning from its mistakes, Samsung has dared again to manufacture a hybrid camera phone successor - the Galaxy K Zoom. Specs-wise, the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom is a superior camera variant of Samsung Galaxy S5 and combines the mid-end specs and build quality of the flagship. At the same time, the 20.7MP camera phone has become the talk of the town among tech industry and consumers, since released in India.
Notably, it also has a respectable 10x Optical lens.
At 200g, the phone is relatively heavy but one should know it has got that respectable 10x Optical lens, hence the Galaxy K Zoom seems perfect, at least on paper.
So if you're that geek who doesn't wish to carry the regular camera everywhere, perhaps it is time, that you should look forward to buy the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom which is available in the market at a price point of Rs. 29,999.
Further, if you're still confused to buy this slim phone with an integrated pocket camera, here GizBot has come up with 10 highlights of the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom which might give you enough reasons to buy the phone. Take a closer look into sliders below.
10x Optical Zoom
The 10x Optical Zoom will give you sharp and accurate photographs. With the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom you can take perfect close-up pictures. Optical Zoom is always great for photo composition.
20.7MP Camera Sensor
You usually find the 20.7MP sensor in a budget camera these days. That's much bigger than the normal smartphone camera sensor.
There is a manual mode which gives you control over shutter speed, aperture, EV correction and ISO.
The Samsung Galaxy K Zoom is one the rare handsets available on the market which comes with the Xenon Flash. With such a powerful flash, you can take perfect photographs in the evenings.
Studio and Pro Suggest Camera apps
Studio is a camera-centric app that lets you edit images and videos, and make collage of the same of the best chosen photographs. Pro Suggest camera app, on the other hand, will give you access to more custom features for the camera.
Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)
OIS will help to set with right exposure and detail. This also means motion is captured in moving objects.
Large HD Display
The Samsung Galaxy K Zoom has a respectable 4.8-inch Super AMOLED HD display; though it does not come with a Full HD resolution. The large 4.8-inch display will allow you to view images in detail.
Processor and UI
The Galaxy K Zoom is powered by Hexa-Core (1.7 GHz Dual Core + 1.3 GHz Quad Core) Exynos (5260) processor and Mali-T624 GPU coupled with 2GB RAM. The device comes loaded with Android 4.4 KitKat OS with the latest Samsung Touchwiz UX UI slapped on top.
Battery and Connectivity
The Galaxy K Zoom draws its energy from a 2,430mAh battery. Connectivity options on the handset are as follows: 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS, A-GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA, FM Radio and more.
Samsung Galaxy K Zoom – Competition
Well, we have given you 9 reasons for buying this smartphone, but here's our last point, where we are forced to think rational and would recommend you as well to give a second though before buying Galaxy k Zoom. As on the competition front, the Galaxy K Zoom will likely to face tough battle from the likes of the Sony Xperia Z2, Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One (M8), among others which also have some beautiful camera specs.