Great review. I love the final words section where you also suggest the separate Sony cameras.
Thank you for the explanation, Black Adder
Based on what you stated, the phote compare tool can't be relied on to give an accurate comparison of the quality of photos taken at 1x for the phones I mentioned. I guess I'll have to wait for a photo shootout involving the K Zoom before I make a decision on which one to buy.
AnonD-284043, 16 Jul 2014I'm looking for a 'roid phone with a really good camera. Based on price and camera quality, I'... moreit`s easy to explain. The sensor is the same size as the S4ZOOM, but has more pixels. So the image will be slightly worst if you use a cropped photo to look as large as with the other phones. The number of photons fallen on each pixel will be smaller as more pixels are on the same sensor. But when you watch the whole photo on a huge screen , you will see the true quality of the picture, the clarity will be better as more pixels are involved.
there is a whole scam here with testing cameras...all photos are made at zoom 1x and then to compare them you use a small part of the photo , a crop. Well, in Samsung K and S4ZOOM case, we owners, just have to use the Zoom feature which is optical , and we take the snapshot of the actual cropped part of the view that we need. That could mean we might use full 10X magnification, can any phone compare to what S4ZOOM or SG K can obtain ? Nope and never.
I was curious to see the camera's performance in low light conditions, but the review didn't mention it. I was very impressed by the Nokia Lumia 1020 optical stabilization on long exposure shots, and was wondering if the K Zoom has anything similar to it.
for those worried about not having a notification light, there are apps for that designed to take advantage of the AMOLED screed which (unlike LCDs) has the ability to turn on individual pixels. I use an app called noLED. This lights up little spots on the screen while keeping all the rest of the screen turned off so there's minimal power usage. It allows you to custom pick colors for each apps notifications, and you can even have it display the clock and current weather. When there are no notifications the screen is completely off.
jhart, 16 Jul 2014Thanks for your reply Dave! It the flashlight notification a feature on the phone or must I... moreu have to check google store there are diff kind there download the one u think its ok
dave, 16 Jul 2014use flashlight notificationThanks for your reply Dave!
It the flashlight notification a feature on the phone or must I download an app? If it is an app will you please recommend which one to download?
Or if it's a setting will you please guide me to where I can find the setting?
I'm looking for a 'roid phone with a really good camera. Based on price and camera quality, I've narrowed it down to XPeria Z, S4 Zoom, and K zoom at the moment.
But I'm not able to make an accurate comparison of the picture quality based on the photo compare tool at gsmarena. It seems the samples taken from K zoom are little bit zoomed in, compared to photos taken using s4 zoom and Z, and they look blurrier compared to the other two. Most online reviews suggest that photos taken using K Zoom is better than atleast S4 Zoom, if not other flagships currently on sale. But if I use only the photo compare tool here as reference, then the S4 zoom and Z seem to take sharper images than K.
Can somebody who has used two or more of these phones clarify? (I don't see a photo shootout featuring K zoom in the pipeline)
The reviewers never mentioned the fact that there are no LED notifications available on this phone since it has no LED notification light on the front... So if your phone sounds is muted how do you know if you have messages?
Indian version of k zoom(from amazon.in ), does it carry 4g (specs don't show it)
the zoom lens..how many year it will last before it start to jam up..1 or 2 year..the movable lens should be the way..
i have this phone for a week
and i am loving it
i use it to make photos and the reasult are amazing
i have also the s4 zoom
Amazing camera .. dont compare ever with a cell phone
watch the flickr group
also its pocketable and gripy great battery not heavy. and FAST .. actually the same processor and rams of the Galaxy Note3 Neo.
anyone love photography and admire quality photos for life time memories. GO get yourself one !
How much n for comming in indonesia? Its a good smartphone? K zoom z2 or htc m8 one
"Samsung is targeting the K zoom at a more casual crowd that can't be bothered with a true to sRGB screen."
So you shoot the best pictures available on an Android device but you can't properly see them in their best quality.
Or to put it different. The imaging buffs can shoot the pics but view them.
What a bunch of morons at Samsung! A top imaging device needs also a top screen. Nokia did it right with the 808PV (albeit at a restricted resolution which was the max. for Symbian back then)
I've owned the K Zoom for a couple of weeks now. I have no regrets in my purchase other than I should have waited to buy it because the price is going down significantly now. But the phone itself is awesome. Sure it's a little bigger than most phones these days, but honestly, its more than manageable, and the weight isn't a big deal either. It's actually made me realize how ridiculously slim and light weight phones are these days, to the point where it's unnecessary. I'd rather have a phone of this size with something like an awesome zoom camera or even just a bigger battery than something slim like an iPhone with crap battery life. The size of the phone also makes it more comfortable to hold than most phones. I can barely tell a difference in weight from this and my old S4. The zoom is super fun to have and has allowed me to take a lot of pictures that I would normally never get to take. Zooming in on the action from afar would have been pointless with digital zoom, but now I can get right in there and capture what's interesting. If all you do is take selfies and landscape shots, then you probably wont find much extra value in a phone like this, but if you like experimenting and taking artistic photos, this is probably the best option out there aside from the 1020, but the zoom lens and the Android ecosystem make the K Zoom the easy winner for me in that comparison. I also owned a 1020 for a few months when it came out. So overall, no regrets buying this phone. If carriers pick it up, the price will come down even more and it'll be worth taking a look at.