Back in the days of multi-camera, before the periscope lenses, and NPUs, and the only way that smartphones are able to zoom in digitally and often with poor results, because they had a small, low-resolution sensors (such as, well, it was a Nokia, but we want to go there right now).
The Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom is selected, the usual approach is to zoom in with a lens that can change focal length. From the back cover of this device, it is impossible to tell them apart from the typical point-and-shoot camera.
Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom official pictures
From the front, but it was clear that the Galaxy S4 mini. The S4 zoom is phone-camera hybrid, and it’s not Samsung’s first. With the W880 AMOLED 12M, (just take a second to admire that name, which was released in 2009 and is a 3G phone with a 12MP camera on the back, complete with 3x optical zoom optics and a xenon flash (and yes, it is a TOUCH-screen). Then, in 2012, Samsung unveiled the samsung Galaxy Camera, running on Android, but it’s missing the phone part of it.
The S4 zoom, as of mid-2013, is one of the first Android-powered phone-camera hybrids. The modern-day social networking was still in its infancy (especially on mobile), but it has the advantage of linking to the superior quality of the image, and the zoom capabilities of a point-and-shoot camera that comes with the app selection is a smartphone, and showed great promise.
Samsung, Galaxy, S4, zoom, close up, the ring around The lens
Let’s take a look at what we have to work with. The lens was able to swipe from 24 mm to 240 mm to a 10x optical zoom lens. And it was a smooth transition, in contrast to the modern, a tele camera with a fixed focal length, that is, jumping between zoom levels and digital zoom for the intermediate steps.
This is the function that gave the phone its name, and there are no phones that can match up with the 240 mm focal length. Is the Huawei ascend P-40, Pro+, and is intended to be available later this year, but it will be a lot smaller, sensor behind it lens.
There is a big difference with a 10x zoom
The samsung Galaxy S4 zoom is packed in with a 16MP sensor, which was quite large for the time, is 1/2.33. By way of comparison, the samsung Galaxy S4 had it for a 1/3.The 1 sensor in the iPhone 5s by 1/3.0 (zero) the sensor. It is also taken advantage of Optical image Stabilization, which is virtually non-existent, and the Nokia Lumia 920 was released a few months earlier, it was the first phone to have it.
The Samsung also had a xenon flash, which is a feature that phones have evolved from, if they are striving to be thinner and thinner and thinner and thinner. But that’s not relevant to this device, the mechanical retracting lens and a lower limit to how thin the device is and can be. The ending is 15.4 mm thick, although very impressive, it was the same height and width as the S4 mini).
The Galaxy S4 zoom wasn’t a thin phone
The camera interface has been borrowed from the Galaxy Camera. The reciprocal of the rings on a DSLR lens, and it has managed to be both intuitive and easy.
In fact, the phone was in a ring around the lens on it’s own. It can be used to zoom in and out (it can’t be configured to change the manual settings). It also served as a link in the quick launch, in order to allow you to select a specific mode, instead of digging for it in the settings menu.
The ring around the lens that can be used to trigger the camera in a specific mode
You can change the aperture . It was just a few steps away, but it was still twice as much as most of the phones on offer. At 24mm, you can set it to be f/3.1 or f/8.8, at the longest, focal length of 240mm and your choices were to a dim f/6.3, and a good slow (f/17.8.
Still, you ought to have control over the shutter speed and the ISO sensitivity. Samsung, detailed information on the menus, and to help them. This is not a replacement for a DSLR, but it’s a great practice camera.
There was an Info button that explained the basic concepts of the Manual settings in the Expert mode
If you would like to shoot at the Car, there were a number of Smart and Expert modes, which is configured to the appropriate settings, and allow you to simply enjoy the moment.
Smart Modes Smart Boards
The Remote Viewfinder feature, you can connect to the samsung Galaxy S4 zoom, Wi-Fi, as well as the control of the camera and any other device with a video stream of the image).
In the end, the quality of the image to take advantage of the large sensor and high quality optics, but it was a non-event. The zoom capability is unparalleled, however. The camera is offered with the Quiet zoom feature, allowing you to zoom in and out during video recording, without worrying about the noise from the lens motor will be recorded as well.
Phew, it took a while, but the camera part is covered by it. Where is the phone? The external similarities with the S4 mini in the hand, and it was the same a 4.3 Super AMOLED screen with a 540 x 960px resolution. Excellent readability in sunlight and are good for helping with the photography, and there’s no viewfinder, the screen was all that you needed to frame your shot).
The phone is powered by a chipset with a dual-core Cortex-A9 CPU, which was obviously slower than the dual Krait 300 processor in the mini’s Snapdragon chipset. The Mali-400 GPU is really holding its own at the Time.
Battery life was also a signicant difference in benefit is going to go with the S4 zoom in 2,330 mAh, united states. of 1900 mAh. The extra capacity was needed because there was such a lens as the zoom motor, and a xenon flash have to feed them.
The lens is sticking out of the back of it rather inconvenient to have to hold it like a phone, but the grip was perfectly pleasant to work with as a camera. There’s even a tripod mount on the bottom, so it’s obvious that the hardware design is more of a camera than a phone.
The S4 zoom was awkward to hold as a phone, but it is comfortable with a camera
On the inside, as it is a Android 4.2 Jelly Bean (and later, 4.4 kit kat), but with TouchWiz, so any smartphone can be had at your finger tips. A more advanced photo editor, an easy time, but the clips are just a few of the advantages compared to a typical point-and-shoot camera.
The pre-loaded photo and video editing
And if you are not happy with the ones that Samsung pre-installed, full google Play Store has been opened. Snapseed arrives on Android in the year ahead of you, just like Instagram. How would you like to be able to find it? Facebook and Twitter are, of course, so that your photos and videos directly from the. WhatsApp, Skype and Viber are also, etc.
There was a follow-up to the zoom zoom as the Galaxy K Zoom is based on the S5, and the Galaxy NX, an Android-powered mirrorless camera with an APS-C sized sensor and interchangeable lenses in the NX mount. It was more of a Galaxy Camera follow-up, however, as it was the telephone.
After that, things petered out, even Sony has dropped its lens-style cameras, which made its debut in the same year, the S4 zoom, and more. That will also be used for the traditional point-and-shoot camera hardware, but it is packaged as an external accessory rather than being built into a phone. This gave greater flexibility, but the demand just wasn’t there.
We can’t say for sure as to why the Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom and other similar devices is failing. It Was a clunky hardware? That smart phone cameras was getting better and better, even without a retractable lens? Or just that it will run Android apps-on a point-and-shoot camera, this is a tough phone, I was so, so good?