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Samsung Galaxy K Zoom

alaTest has collected and analyzed 538 reviews of Samsung Galaxy K Zoom. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and reliability. The performance and usability also get good opinions, but there are some mixed reviews about the camera and screen. The design and portability get less positive opinions.

size, usability, performance, reliability, price

portability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Galaxy K Zoom

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 106 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy K Zoom from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the flash and portability. The lens and usability are also mentioned favorably. The size and performance get negative views. There are some mixed views about the price.

usability, lens, portability, flash

performance, size

92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Galaxy K Zoom

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 119 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy K Zoom from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Rik Henderson (pocket-lint.com)

Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy K Zoom review - Pocket-lint

 

Samsung has dabbled with the smartphone/compact camera angle before, most recently with the Galaxy S4 Zoom, but it's so confident in market expansion that

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: Saqib Shah (whatmobile.net)

Review – Samsung Galaxy K zoom

 

The Samsung Galaxy K zoom is a camera-phone hybrid that boasts a 20.7 megapixel rear camera with a 10x optical zoom lens. Other specs include...

10x optical zoom ; Packed with camera features ; Processor handles general tasks well

Hideous design ; Large dimensions restrict mobility

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: Jim Martin (techworld.com)

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom review

 

Smartphone cameras are ever improving, but they lack one crucial feature: a zoom. Not so with the Galaxy K Zoom. This Android smartphone has a built-in 10x zoom lens. Find out if this unusual marriage is successful in our Samsung Galaxy K Zoom review.

By no means the perfect combination of a smartphone and zoom lens, the K Zoom isn’t half bad. It’s capable of great photos and videos in the right conditions. This isn’t a device for everyone, but if the “zoom camera with a built-in smartphone” concept...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Andrew Hoyle (cnet.com)

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom review:

 

Smartphone cameras have come on in leaps and bounds. Gone are the days of blurry, low-resolution shots of your dog -- phones are now able to capture shots that you'd struggle to tell weren't taken on a dSLR.

The Samsung Galaxy K Zoom's impressive 10x optical zoom gets you up close with your subject without losing image quality. It has plenty of power for most tasks and it has the latest Android software too.

It's bulky and heavy, making it awkward for everyday use, while its overall image quality doesn't particularly impress and it has a disappointingly low resolution display.

If you absolutely must have a phone with an optical zoom, the K Zoom is basically your only option. It's bulky though, and the pictures it takes aren't any better than the Galaxy S5's. You'll be far better off with a cheap Android phone and a decent...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

Galaxy K Zoom review: Samsung's best cameraphone yet

 

Samsung is on a mission to build the perfect cameraphone. Low-quality fixed lenses and tiny smartphone sensors are clearly insufficient for photography enthus...

Samsung has yet to announce US pricing and availability for the K Zoom, but it's now available in Europe and select countries in Asia. In the UK, the phone is priced at £400, while elsewhere in Europe it can be had for €499. Considering both of those...

Jun, 2014

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Samsung 12-24mm f/4-5.6 ED Wide-Angle Zoom

 

The Samsung 12-24mm f/4-5.6 ED Wide-Angle Zoom ($599 list) is a lens that produces an ultra-wide field of view when used with the APS-C sensor found in Samsung NX cameras. While it can exhibit rectilinear distortion in certain shooting situations, it's...

Incredibly sharp. Compact. Ultra-wide field of view. Close focus capability

Slow aperture at maximum zoom. Some rectilinear distortion

The 12-24mm f/4-5.6 ED Wide-Angle Zoom lens for the Samsung NX camera system is incredibly sharp, offers an ultra-wide field of view, and easily earns our Editors' Choice award thanks to its image quality, size, and value.

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Andrew Hoyle (cnet.com.au)

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom is half phone, half camera, not brilliant at either

 

Smartphone cameras have come on in leaps and bounds. Gone are the days of blurry, low-resolution shots of your dog -- phones are now able to capture shots that you'd struggle to tell weren't taken on a dSLR.

The Samsung Galaxy K Zoom's impressive 10x optical zoom gets you up close with your subject without losing image quality. It has plenty of power for most tasks and it has the latest Android software too

It's bulky and heavy, making it awkward for everyday use, while its overall image quality doesn't particularly impress and it has a disappointingly low resolution display

If you absolutely must have a phone with an optical zoom, the K Zoom is basically your only option. It's bulky though, and the pictures it takes aren't any better than the Galaxy S5's. You'll be far better off with a cheap Android phone and a decent...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Rishabh Jain (mobigyaan.com)

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom review: Camera phone decoded

 

The Samsung Galaxy K Zoom is not something that I would automatically reject. The camera works well, but the rest of the phone isn't too impressive

The Samsung Galaxy K Zoom is not something that I would automatically reject. The camera works well, but the rest of the phone isn’t too impressive. It is pretty cool when it comes to general camera performance and you can also use it as a phone. But...

Sep, 2014

Consumer review by: bubblesboy99 (argos.co.uk)

Early days but.....

 

The PL201 seems to tick all the boxes - I prev iously had the L100, which I lost in Portugal recently - a hard act to follow but the new camera performs equally as well - if not better.

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: Does not worth it (argos.co.uk)

Good camera

 

Camera is good but picture quality is not very good, zoom is ok, dissapointed with samsung prorietory usb cable. they should use standard usb.

Oct, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC
Built-In Microphone: Yes

Battery

Battery Type:BP70A
Power source type:Battery

Camera

Album organization: Yes
Calendar: Yes
Camera file system:DCF 2.0, DPOF 1.1, Exif 2.21
Camera playback:movie, single image, slide show, thumbnails
Contrast adjustment: Yes
Photo effects:Black&White, Negative film
Playback zoom (max):14.4
Scene modes:Beach, Children, Documents, Fireworks, Landscape, Night, Night portrait, Portrait, Snow
Self-timer:2,10
Shooting modes:Auto, Manual, Movie, Scene
Tripod mountable: Yes
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Tungsten

Design

Colour of product:Black

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.86
Display resolution (numeric):230000
Second display: Yes
Second display diagonal:3.81

Flash

Flash Modes:Auto, Fill-in, Flash off, Flash on, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash range (tele):1 - 2
Flash range (wide):0.2 - 3.5
Flash recharging time:4

Focusing

Auto focusing (AF) modes:Centre weighted Auto Focus, Face detection, Multi Point Auto Focus, Tracking Auto Focus
Focus:TTL
Focus adjustment:Auto
Macro focusing range (tele):0.05 - 0.8
Normal focusing range:0.8 - ∞

Lens System

Focal length range (f-f):0.47 - 2.35
Maximum aperture number:5.9
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):1.3
Minimum aperture number:3.3
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):2.6
Optical Zoom:5

Light exposure

ISO sensitivity:80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, Auto
ISO sensitivity (max):3200
ISO sensitivity (min):80
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Auto
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Spot

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC
Internal Memory:50
Maximum memory card size:8
Memory slots:1

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40

Other features

Built-in Flash: Yes
Minimum system requirements:CD-ROM
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact Camera
Image formats supported:JPG
Image Sensor Size:1/2.3
Image stabilizer: Yes
Maximum image resolution:4608 x 3456
Megapixel:16.1
Sensor Type:CCD
Still image resolution(s):1024 x 768,1920 x 1080,1984 x 1488,2592 x 1944,3648 x 2736,4608 x 2592,4608 x 3072,4608 x 3456
Supported aspect ratios:16:9
Total MegaPixels:16.4

Ports & interfaces

PictBridge: Yes

Shutter

Camera shutter type:Electronic
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/2000
Slowest camera shutter speed:8

System requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
Minimum hard disk space:250
Minimum processor:Intel Pentium 4, 3.2GHz
Minimum RAM:512

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
Full HD: No
HD type:HD Ready
Maximum Video Resolution:1280 x 720
Motion JPEG frame rate:30
Video formats supported:M-JPEG
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:320 x 240,640 x 480,1280 x 720

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.15
Height :5.49
Weight:108
Weight (including battery):123
Width:9.06