Raoul75, 26 Oct 2021Unrivalled optics in a smartphone at the fraction of the cost of a modern high end phone. Stil... moreI had the K Zoom back when it was released, it was good for it's time, but definitely not unrivalled.
The only real benefit was the zoom quality, but after that it was just a ok for a smartphone , it never even rivalled my canon compact digital , and came nowhere near my higher end dslr series of cameras, not even my old ones
Would be awesome to have this phone in modern design. Like with Samsung S20 or Huawei P40 camera and optical zoom lens like in this phone and decent phone electronics. Phone part would be not much thicker than my existing Samsung S9+ in thick protective cover. Size would allow to use larger battery as well. It would be dream camera phone for anyone who is not obsessed with insanely slim phones.
Unrivalled optics in a smartphone at the fraction of the cost of a modern high end phone. Still beats most 2021 phones camerawise. I am not really sure why Samsung never made a follow-up version - I believe there would be a huge market for this. Mine fell out of a car once and was run over by several other cars behind me. Still works like a charm until today - even when I use it only on the side, nowadays.
MUCH22, 22 Sep 2021Better 5/10 and why camera is very big and why screen so smallBecause the camera is 10xZoom not 20x
Anonymous, 17 Apr 2021Removable battery is known well for failure, not just cellphone even camera with removable bat... moreLol, what a complete joke. I still use my Samsung Note 4 with three backup battery and all of them still working well with no loose connection whatsoever.
Anonymous, 17 Apr 2021Removable battery is known well for failure, not just cellphone even camera with removable bat... moreI have k zoom and oneplus 8 pro to but k zoom for camera is best because big lens like dslr
joel v, 05 Mar 2021for photographers, optical zoom is still best. wish Samsung re-release even old models of this... moreIkr. No amount of hybrid software zooming from today's smartphones with Quad Bayer sensor can still beat true motorized optical zooming.
Anonymous, 17 Apr 2021Because we don't need much zoom for everyday use, even the long optical zoom is very suff... moreI do value telephoto more than ultrawide, so having a true optical zoom really does make a lot of sense. Periscope lens is not a new idea since ASUS has started it with the Zenfone Zoom in late 2015, but the zoom range is pretty limited.
As for pixel binning, that has never been an effective solution for digital zooming as all the pixels have been binned in the first place to create a larger effective pixel size, thus leaving very little room for lossless zoom. A little surprise on why both Nokia 808 PureView and Nokia Lumia 1020 still has a great short zoom performance compared to today's modern smartphone with Quad Bayer sensor.
Not everyone posts pics on social media, I myself prefer to post my photos on Flickr. If we can have an updated version of this smartphone with a 1" RGB sensor and 10x optical zooming alongside the latest SD 888 or SD 870 chipset, that would instantly be my new daily driver.
joel v, 05 Mar 2021for photographers, optical zoom is still best. wish Samsung re-release even old models of this... moreBecause we don't need much zoom for everyday use, even the long optical zoom is very suffering with dust and easily ruin the optic lens, nowadays periscope and pixel binning is founded so we can do long zoom with good quality, yeah even we post to social media it is compressed too
If i want a higher quality picture, i will choose pocket camera with 1 inch sensor or mirrorless or dslr made, still superb image quality due to internal image processor
Nkosazana, 19 Oct 2020Wanted to know what is the problem with my KZoimC111when i charged it it shows a blue battery... moreRemovable battery is known well for failure, not just cellphone even camera with removable battery also fail due to loose battery contact at the some year, that is not found anymore with nowadays phone
Samsung, 25 Nov 2020Pls just buy a new one for photographers, optical zoom is still best. wish Samsung re-release even old models of this. it's still much sought after-even use it as dashcam just needed to install a n app. Mine got stolen when they broke in my car. Samsung, why not upgrade this model id be one of the first to order
Just for perspective:
The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra that came out in 2021 takes pictures that are roughly ON PAR with this thing. The Galaxy K zoom was an absolute beast in smartphone photography when it came out.
Patrick, 10 Jul 2020My Samsung phones doesn't come on Please Samsung help me out I really need my phonePls just buy a new one
Wanted to know what is the problem with my KZoimC111when i charged it it shows a blue battery picture
YUKI93, 10 Aug 2020Because very little demand. Enough said.because nobody will bye stupid S series
My Samsung phones doesn't come on
Please Samsung help me out I really need my phone
joe nodden, 23 Apr 2020Wonder why they haven't made an update version of this. Surely it's practical in 2020 with all... moreYeah, i hope they get something new soon. As i probably wont be able to afford it while its brand new, im gonna have to wait several years after it gets released, and although im not in an immediate rush to upgrade, i also dont want to wait too many years for it...