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 compact digital camera.
New technology from DynaOptics promises to deliver optical zoom to smartphones without the need for a protruding lens element.
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The Galaxy K Zoom is a 4.8-inch Android phone with a 20-megapixel camera and a whopping 10x optical zoom lens. Hit play on our video review to see if it's the ultimate photography phone.
Want to get up close and personal? The SX60 has 65x optical zoom and one of the widest lenses on a camera of this class, opening up to 21mm.
The first full-frame power zoom lens promises the control of a cine lens with the convenience of videography features.
Ahead of Photokina, the Japanese lensmaker announces a coming 15-30mm model that combines a fast f2.8 aperture with image stabilization.
Not to be left behind in the supertelephoto zoom department, Sigma literally one-ups one of its main rivals with the announcement of two different 150-600mm zoom designs.
Sun Hong Lim, senior vice president of Samsung's imaging business, says the new K Zoom is a "camera-specialized' smartphone."
Slimmed down from the S4 Zoom, the 20-megapixel K Zoom Android 4.4 smartphone has a redesigned 24-240mm lens with optical image stabilization and a host of new camera features.