Samsung has launched the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom handset and as the name suggests it comes with 16MP rear camera with 10x optical zoom and with Xenon Flash. The price and the release dates are not yet disclosed.

The key attraction on the Galaxy S4 Zoom is the rear camera. The zoom lens on the rear side moves forward or backward as required just like on a digital camera. Though the handset is equally powerful more emphasis has been given on the camera part.

The Galaxy S4 Zoom is targeted towards novice to amateur photographers.   This smartphone – camera hybrid is powered by 1.5GHz dual core processor running Android 4.2 with 1.5GB RAM and 8GB internal storage. The Super AMOLED screen is 4.3 inches with resolution 960×540 pixels.

Other features are 4G/3G, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and Wi-Fi. The battery is of 2330 mAh capacity. There is microSD card slot that supports 64GB card. Apart from the 16MP rear camera there is also a front camera of 1.9MP resolution.

Most of the mobile camera comes with Auto ISO and manual option up to 1600. On the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom the max ISO is 3200. In all the S4 Zoom is loaded with all the features found on a compact camera. Price I guess will be over 35K, but will you buy this camera … errr the handset?

Samsung Galaxy S4 ZOOM with 16MP rear camera

By Rajeev Rana

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