So, I got the Galaxy K Zoom on launch day and my first impressions are WOW! It has far exceeded my expectations in many ways.
The build quality is really good, it feels solid and it looks really nice (I have the black one). I thought the screen might be sub standard being only 720p but it really is sharp and bright and although super AMOLED the colours are not saturated at all. They have got the balance right in my opinion and the size is right too. It doesn't feel particularly bulky or heavy and the casing is grippy.
I didn't have a lot of time but I did a quick comparison test with photographs taken from it in the same spot with my Galaxy S4 Zoom and the Galaxy Camera. I have to say the shots on the K Zoom at 10x optical were on a par with the Galaxy Camera and better than the S4 Zoom. I also tried 20x zoom that's 10 optical +10x digital and the results were far better than I expected, actually they were great. Low light level shots came out better than the Galaxy Camera as did the video recording.
There are tons of scene modes and not forgetting the excellent AF/AE mode – This lets you choose separate parts of the picture to act as exposure metering and focus points. The only thing missing oddly enough is the tilt shift (or selective focus) as seen on the S5, I am not sure why that wasn't included. I also thought there was mean't to be an LED flash in addition to the Xenon, for video use but that's missing and there's no notification LED. But no great loss.
But overall, it a massive improvement over the S4 Zoom and it's definitely good enough to replace my Galaxy Camera. It's pocketable, has full mobile phone function, better screen, battery life, interface and Android Kit-Kat on board. Missing only a tripod mount (I bought a smartphone tripod mount accessory to solve this) and that extra 10x zoom if we're talking Galaxy Camera comparison.
I have only been using it for a day but I am bowled over. I have no regrets replacing the Galaxy Camera with this baby.
Does anybody have got this K ZOOM?
I would like know your opinion because GSMARENA reject publish any news about this phone.
It's an amazing zome on the phone. On full zoom it offers clarity like never seen before. I'm impressed with its ability, although it's rather heavy.
is it out or still being processed. and when is it coming to Africa?
Its also been out in UK, Russia, South Africa, Singapore, and South Korea for over a week. Getting mine in Canada in a few days (gsmarena been Zzzzz... )
Where is the review ! I hope to see it vs the s5 z2 lg g3 and others ! Come on wake up gsmarena !! I will buy a one !
plz let me know when it will exactly launch in india,i m eagerly waiting for it
Where is the GSMARENA'S review about this smartphone ???
Looks better than the galaxy camera . I do really hope its within my pocket limit
It is best phone.Who can say? GALAXY K more expensive or GAlaxy s5? Thanks!
Karan Rajput, 22 May 2014Dear Samsung Team, This is not a cell phone its a only camcoder user only.Ha ha ha,you are 100% write.
there was Korean-only Samsung Galaxy K (SHW-M130K) few years ago.
and it basically an Galaxy S in different wrapping.
so, based on that fact, you can also call this Samsung Galaxy K Zoom as South Korean's Samsung Galaxy S Zoom.
i want Display Type LED-backlit (IPS LCD), capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Display Size 1080 x 1920 pixels, 6.0 inches (~471 ppi pixel density)
Water resistant up to 3 meter and 24 hour
Battery removable Li-Ion 5000 mAh
Loudspeaker Voice 100dB // Ring 100dB
iam waiting seen this details in sony z3
Camera Primary 20.7 MP, 5248 х 3936 pixels, autofocus, LED flash