Bought a S4 Zoom back in 2015-still use mine often just for the camera.
Chi Hubert, 17 May 2020Smartphones are quite handy but cameras are vs smartphones is non disputable.You will not know the difference between a photo taken by a camera and a photo by smartphone
This phone/camera could've been decent, but Samsung simply abandoned it after release. It didn't even get an OS upgrade, despite part of the Galaxy S line.
This is one reason not to buy any Samsung devices that's not part of their main flagship. They would just abandon it without any care.
A point and shoot camera running android is very good, but an android phone pretending to be a point and shoot camera is bad idea
harwey, 17 May 2020Those 10x zoomed images look 10x better than 100x hybrid zoomed images from S20 Ultra...Of course.
At 10x, this one has 16MP quality, while 20 Ultra already drops to 9MP quality at 3x (main camera).
2x digital zoom = resolution/4
5x digital zoom = resolution/25
10x digital zoom = resolution/100
The thing that let this phone down the most was that it let in tiny particles of dust into the lens unit after time that was impossible to remove resulting in marked photos
Wezz, 17 May 2020Either way smartphones will kill cameras foreverSmartphones are quite handy but cameras are vs smartphones is non disputable.
Those 10x zoomed images look 10x better than 100x hybrid zoomed images from S20 Ultra...
I had the Galaxy Kzoom, and I still have it somewhere.
It was great phone, big screen for those days, wasn't as thick as the 4 zoom I think, and the photos has been great for that time.
Till now a proper zoom is what I really miss when I take photos on my phone.