Samsung Electronics New Zealand has announced the launch of the Samsung GALAXY S4 Zoom, a device that combines features of the GALAXY S4 smartphone with advanced photographic capabilities.
The combo-device features a 10x Optical Zoom, 16 Mega Pixel CMOS Sensor, OIS and Xenon Flash
Samsung’s IT and Mobile Sales Director Josh Delgado says the GALAXY S4 Zoom is a classic example of how Samsung is working to meet consumer demands.
“People want to capture and share their special moments in the highest quality possible but they don’t often have space or inclination to carry both a dedicated camera and their smart phone," Delgado says.
"That’s why we have created the GALAXY S4 Zoom - it offers the best of both worlds, without compromise."
Revolutionary new interface
Do it all and miss nothing thanks to the revolutionary new Zoom Ring, a simple and intuitive way to access the GALAXY S4 Zoom’s key features.
When you’re in the middle of a phone call and you see something you absolutely have to share, a quick twist of the Zoom Ring will activate the In-Call Photo Share feature, enabling you to capture and send an image directly via MMS to whoever you are talking to.
For easy camera navigation, the Zoom Ring can be used to activate the Quick Launch and Shortcut features providing instant access with a simple twist to multiple camera modes including Auto, Gallery and Smart Mode.
The Zoom Ring also changes conventional camera zoom controls. Optical zoom control replaces traditional dials and buttons with smooth, easy-to-operate digital controls. Professional-quality accuracy and unprecedented ease of use are just a twist away, making it easy to compose a scene and capture wide-angle shots or tight close-ups.
Capture the best images
When it comes to high quality photography, bigger isn’t always better. The compact GALAXY S4 Zoom’s best-in-class 10x Optical Zoom and 16MP BSI CMOS Sensor enables you to capture beautiful images from far away or up close and personal in all light conditions without having to carry heavy camera gear around with you.
Furthermore, the built-in Optical Image Stabiliser (OIS) helps keep the camera perfectly still reducing blur and stabilising the image while zoomed in for high-quality photos and video.
Photo Suggest 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.
The GALAXY S4 Zoom also features Samsung’s Smart Mode. Simply choose from a series of pre-set modes and the camera will automatically adjust to ensure you capture the best photo possible.
For example, use Drama Shot to merge continuous shots of moving objects into a single composed image, or Action Freeze to instantly capture high-speed action.
If you aren’t sure which Smart Mode to select, the Smart Mode Suggest feature can assess the scene and provide a short list of the best options for your consideration based on surrounding factors such as light levels, focal length and face detection ensuring you always get the best shot you want.
Unlimited entertainment in the palm of your hand
The GALAXY S4 Zoom's heritage is evident throughout, from its design to the user interface. Running on Android Jelly Bean 4.2, the GALAXY S4 Zoom delivers many of the same features as the recently launched GALAXY S4 including Touchwiz which enables you to fully customise various aspects of your device, including the lock screen and notification bar, for a truly personal mobile experience.
When you return from your travel adventures, Story Album enables you to arrange all your images and videos into one timeline to share with friends and loved ones. You can also edit images and even order prints directly from the device through a partnership with blurb.
If you’d rather transfer your images to your laptop or tablet for safe keeping, Samsung Link enables you to do so with just the touch of a button.
The GALAXY S4 Zoom also features the new Samsung Hub, a one-stop destination where you can search, download and enjoy videos, books and games.
When you find that new game you can’t wait to share, Group Play enables you to connect directly with their Samsung devices so you can all play together without the need for a Wi-Fi AP or cellular signal.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is available from 2 degrees and selected retailers nationwide.