Monday, 6 October 2014

GALAXY S4 ZOOM is it a phone, is it a camera ? Wrong it's both

We like to travel light and I was in need of a phone upgrade and also a new camera I set my trusted nephew on coming up with options.

This time he surpassed himself suggesting one item that does both very well.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom has all the features of the Samsung Galaxy S4 phone but also a 16mp 10xzoom camera.

Still haven't fully figured out all the camera options but you can use it on auto, manual or many different pre programmed modes.  I'm still having fun with these including the panorama and a special one for taking pictures of babies as the camera makes a noise to attract their attention.

Picture quality is superb and the fact that you hold it and press a button like a conventional camera makes it much easier than using a phone as a camera.  I've also added a cheap case and strap to protect it and feel much happier leaning over things to take a picture knowing the camera/phone is secure around my wrist.

Possibly the only downside is the slight bulk and weight but if you need a camera and phone then I would say this is almost certainly lighter and less bulky than carrying both.

Luckily ASDA direct had it on offer at £169 instead of the recommended £249.  Another plus of buying from a supermarket is that should anything go wrong (my first one had a tiny chip within the lens) you just buy another then when you have transferred your info across you get a refund on the faulty one.  Far easier and quicker than going through a dealer.

Well worth considering as a 2 in 1 and way cheaper than an IPhone.

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