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Samsung's Galaxy S4 Zoom, the point-and-shoot smartphone (pictures)

The Korean electronics company unveils its attempt to wed an Android smartphone with a point-and-shoot camera. Here's a look at the device.

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Stephen Shankland
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Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom

The Galaxy S4 Zoom runs Android 4.2 and has a 4.3-inch touch screen.
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Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom lens

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom has a 10x lens that ranges from the 35mm equivalent of 24-240mm. Its aperture ranges from f3.1 at the wide end to f6.3 at full telephoto.
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Galaxy S4 Zoom, lens extended

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom, shown here with its 10X zoom lens extended, looks more like a conventional point-and-shoot camera than a smartphone. Samsung is trying to blur the boundaries.
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Galaxy S4 Zoom, lens contracted

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is shown here with its lens contracted. It's certainly not nearly as slim as a conventional smartphone.
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Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom marries an Android 4.2-based smartphone with a 16-megapixel camera that uses a 10x zoom lens.
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Galaxy S4 Zoom, Android 4.2

Look familiar? Held the right way, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom looks like any other Android 4.2 phone running Samsung's TouchWiz user interface.

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