Samsung announced the Galaxy S4 Zoom on Wednesday, 12th of June, 2013; an Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) operated camera phone that completely redefines the way people used the term back in the days when handsets either had cameras or didn’t. In fact, according to Gigaom.com, it is the first “phomera”.
As part of the GALAXY S4 family, the GALAXY S4 zoom is the realization of Samsung’s desire to create a single device that can fulfill the role of both an industry leading smartphone and a high-end compact camera. The Galaxy S4 Zoom includes a 16-megapixel camera sensor with optical image stabilization, a Zoom Ring for easy access to camera features and classic smartphone functionalities such as calling and texting. With these features and more, the GALAXY S4 zoom sets new standards for perfect mobile photography.
Some of its unique features include Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS) helps keep the camera perfectly still even when you’re not, reducing blur and stabilizing the image while zoomed in for high-quality photos and video. Also, the Photo Suggest feature instantly connects you to huge libraries of images taken by fellow photographers, to help you find and compose your best shots anywhere in the world. Photo Suggest can even direct you to the ideal nearby location which will give you the vantage point you need for that perfect photo. Furthermore, The GALAXY S4 zoom also features Samsung’s popular Smart Mode, so you can simply choose from a series of preset modes and the camera will automatically adjust to ensure you capture the best photo possible.
Other great features of the device includes the Story Album lets which lets you arrange all of your treasured images and videos into one timeline to share with friends and loved ones, the Samsung Link which allows transfer your images to your laptop or tablet for safe keeping with just the touch of a button and the Samsung Hub, a one-stop destination for all of the latest music, videos, books and games.
The Samsung GALAXY S4 Zoom will no doubt, find acceptance amongst Nigerians. Its extensive, sophisticated, portable and user-friendly camera cum handset features makes it a favourite for events covering, picture and voice capturing (especially for journalists) and spontaneous photo shots.