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Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by RT_Panther, Jun 8, 2013.
Samsung Springs a Leak and We Get Our First Look at the Galaxy S4 Zoom
Yes this looks like 'the camera phone' to have. (For those who like Nokia Pureview as a camera, they need to realize that it is a lousy phone - windows is simply not competitive in the mobile arena (as well as Symbian).)
Although the product looks a bit 'thick' bear in mind the phone is essentially an 'S4 mini' with an iphone sized 4.3" screen. This is the sort of product - 16 MP camera with a 10x zoom - that virtually makes all point and shoots redundant.
Isn't the sensor the same one used in the Nokia phones? If so, that's pretty close to RX100 and Nikon 1 territory in terms of sensor-size and image-quality. I'm not a big fan of the Zoom's design, so I'll probably never get one, but I like the fact that they're finding ways to incorporate more serious photo options into smartphones. I don't see a phone rendering my GR redundant anytime soon, but it's nice to know that phones are only a couple of years away from being good enough for even the pickiest of compact enthusiasts.
I think it is the same sensor as in the Galaxy Camera, which is a 1/2.3" CMOS. The zoom seems a bit gimmicky to me, like Samsung is just testing different features and forms.
I'd like a camera with a fast fixed lens and a 2/3" or 1" sensor.
Makes me wish I could make a call on my EM-5.
I feel a fool for buying an OM-D now!
That'll be perfect for the Chicago Sun-Times reporters.
They should have an SD card reader and an SSD and make it the digital hub of the roving photojournalist. I could have used it yesterday in Zuccoti Park
I just saw this on Facebook, RT!
Since the Digital Pen line started, I have now been able to always carry a compact system camera with me everywhere I go (literally). My phone is still a phone, and will never be used as a camera. So this is not really the phone for me, but....
... I am so glad to see this hit the market, as I am tired of so many crappy cellphone pics being plastered around the internet! Yes, they hurt my sensibilities. This product could very well help to reduce that problem, so I'm hoping lots of people will buy it and stop taking such bad photos.