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Eyes on Samsung's Galaxy S4 Zoom

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One look at the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom and you'll agree: it's a camera with a smartphone, not a smartphone with a camera.
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Eyes on Samsung's Galaxy S4 Zoom

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Battery compartment

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Truly gripping

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You can operate the 10x optical zoom by rotating the element or using on-screen controls.
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Eyes on Samsung's Galaxy S4 Zoom

Zoom, baby, zoom

Use at your own risk

Not so pocket-friendly

High profile

Wake up!

Taking shortcuts

A la mode

Expert controls

Android backbone

Storage and more

Battery compartment

Blast off!

Truly gripping

Flash forward

Warning: If you're not using a Bluetooth headset, you will expose yourself to certain ridicule.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Josh Miller/CNET
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Eyes on Samsung's Galaxy S4 Zoom

Zoom, baby, zoom

Use at your own risk

Not so pocket-friendly

High profile

Wake up!

Taking shortcuts

A la mode

Expert controls

Android backbone

Storage and more

Battery compartment

Blast off!

Truly gripping

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The Zoom's a tight fit.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Josh Miller/CNET
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Eyes on Samsung's Galaxy S4 Zoom

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Android backbone

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The lens rises two inches above the phone's face. That and the camera grip make it easier to hold onto, but a little lumpy.
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Eyes on Samsung's Galaxy S4 Zoom

Zoom, baby, zoom

Use at your own risk

Not so pocket-friendly

High profile

Wake up!

Taking shortcuts

A la mode

Expert controls

Android backbone

Storage and more

Battery compartment

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Truly gripping

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If the phone's unlocked, you can press and hold the shutter button to launch camera mode.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Sarah Tew/CNET
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Eyes on Samsung's Galaxy S4 Zoom

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Turn the lens from the home screen to select and launch common modes.
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Eyes on Samsung's Galaxy S4 Zoom

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The camera app settings contain even more modes for all sorts of lighting situations and creative effects.
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Eyes on Samsung's Galaxy S4 Zoom

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For more advanced photography, you can set white balance, metering and ISO; color; and shutter speed and aperture.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Sarah Tew/CNET
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Eyes on Samsung's Galaxy S4 Zoom

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Use at your own risk

Not so pocket-friendly

High profile

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A la mode

Expert controls

Android backbone

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Battery compartment

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The Zoom runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean like its S4 cousins. It's a smaller phone than the original Galaxy S4.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Sarah Tew/CNET
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Eyes on Samsung's Galaxy S4 Zoom

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A la mode

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There are only 8GB of internal storage on the Zoom, but a microSD card slot holds up to64GB more. It's equipped with a tripod mount on the bottom edge.
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Eyes on Samsung's Galaxy S4 Zoom

Zoom, baby, zoom

Use at your own risk

Not so pocket-friendly

High profile

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A la mode

Expert controls

Android backbone

Storage and more

Battery compartment

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Truly gripping

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The battery is fully removable, and resembles a point-and-shoot camera's compartment.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Josh Miller/CNET
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Eyes on Samsung's Galaxy S4 Zoom

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Battery compartment

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Here you can see the profile of the lens, the headset jack, and the IR blaster for remotely controlling your TV.
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Eyes on Samsung's Galaxy S4 Zoom

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A la mode

Expert controls

Android backbone

Storage and more

Battery compartment

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Truly gripping

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The bump you see is the Zoom's hand grip, which incorporates the device's Micro-USB charging port.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: James Martin/CNET
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Eyes on Samsung's Galaxy S4 Zoom

Zoom, baby, zoom

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Not so pocket-friendly

High profile

Wake up!

Taking shortcuts

A la mode

Expert controls

Android backbone

Storage and more

Battery compartment

Blast off!

Truly gripping

Flash forward

The Zoom's auto focus light sits next to the xenon flash.
Updated: / Caption: / Photo: James Martin/CNET
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