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Samsung Galaxy Zoom is a dual threat

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It's a smartphone, it's a real camera. it's actually both.

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I'm of course talking about the new Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom.

It's a camera that is a dual threat as one side is a snappy point and shoot camera and they other is a Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

It's also the newest addition to the Samsung Galaxy Family.

While it feels a little bulky in your hand and looks a little strange sitting on your desk. It's for good reason. There is a lot going on here.

The Camera

This is actually a real point-and-shoot camera with a 16MP CMOS sensor, 10x optical zoom, and an optical image stabilizer that has 25 preset modes to capture great images. There are also a new "zoom ring" that lets you zoom in and still get great images.

It's really a smartcamera as the Galaxy S 4 Zoom will even suggest modes to you depending on the available light and the colors of what you may shooting.

It's a good camera, easy to use and always with you as it's also your phone.

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The Phone

This is your typical Galaxy S phone from the Galaxy S family. That means it's a good phone. The 4.3" display is bright and brilliant. The phone is your typical Android operating system phone, so there are no surprises.

The resolution in pixels is 960x540, qHD sAMOLED; 256 ppi. That adds up to 16 million colors and there is plenty of storage room available with the 16MB.

It also boot quickly and launches apps almost instantly.

It's the Samsung Galaxy S4 with a real point-and-shoot camera built right on.

The Galaxy S4 Zoom is currently under $75 on AT&T with you standard 2-year contract.


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