Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom, in my opinion, is the successor of Smartphone Camera previously released by Samsung called as Samsung Galaxy Camera (EK-GC100). In short, it’s the second generation of Galaxy Camera. Officially, the series name of this Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is SM-C101.
The Smartphone side, uses 4.3 inches Super Amoled capacitive touchscreen with Android Jelly Bean v4.2.2 as its Operating System. For the Camera side, it uses the 16 Megapixel Camera with 1/2.33″ sensor size with 24-240mm zoom lens (10x optical zoom) and has Xenon flash. The device is available in two colors: Black Mist and White Frost.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom SM-C101 User Manual Resume
There are three chapter that at least you must read in order to familiarizing with the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom, especially about its Camera features: Basic functions of the Camera, Shooting mode (Auto, Expert, Smart, My mode) of the camera, and Shooting options & settings. To be able to create good picture or best desired image captured by the 16MP camera on this SM-C101, you must need to know what is the EV? What is the White balance? When is the ISO? When you need a Xenon Flash, and so on. All tutorial about the Camera features and fuctions that you need to know are provided on page 70 to page 106.
The next steps you must know about the device is how you can explore the ability of Android device combines with the camera. For example, how you can directly upload your captured photo into social networks, how you can edit the picture, how you can store it on the cloud (there is preloaded dropbox application in the Galaxy S4 Zoom), and else.
Of course you are also need to know the basic function of the phone such as how you can connect to the internet via Wi-Fi before you can upload your videos to Youtube or picture to your favorite image share or social networks (Facebook, Google+, twitter, etc), how you can transfer your photos or other files via bluetooth or NFC or cable data after you pairing it (bluetooth) or connect the USB cable, and more. Don’t worry about those kind of actions that you need, all the instruction manual are available on the User Manual of the Galaxy S4 Zoom.
FYI, the SM-C101 support for Wi-Fi 802.11 ab/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, LE, NFC, Infrared, microUSB v2.0 and USB On-the-go.
On the Troubleshooting chapter of the User Manual, you can learn the solution from common problem with your device, such as when your photo shot is too dark or too bright, the colors in the photo do not match with actual scene, the flash fires without you desired, subjects too dark because backlighting, you cannot turn on the device and also when you Galaxy S4 Zoom frequently freezes or stop responding / fatal errors occurred.
For the last problem, there is ordinary solution for that: rebooting the device by press and hold power button for about 8 seconds. When it still occurred over and over again, try to do Hard Reset: Settings ~> Accounts ~> Backup and reset ~> Factory data reset ~> Reset device ~> Erase everything. See the page 165 for the detail. Don’t forget to backup your data before doing master reset on Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom SM-C101.
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Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom SM-C101 Specifications
What we mean that the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is a smartphone camera is that you can use the device as ordinary smartphone that capable to make a call, do voice call, use it to browser the internet, to do a lot of job with all the applications that can be downloaded and run, but at the same time, the device also acts as Compact Camera that can take a shoot, or record video even with its optical zoom.
Therefore the device’s 16MP camera also embedded with “common” Android Camera features such as geo-tagging, touchfocus, auto focus, face and smile detection, optical image stabilization, HDR, panora, and also has front facing 1.9MP camera. The ability to record video for the main camera is up to 1080p@30fps.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is powered by dual-core 1.5GHz Cortex-A9 processor with Mali-400 GPU and Pega-dual +XMM6262 chipset. It has 1.5GB RAM with 8GB internal memory for up to 5GB user available. You can add microSD card as external memory for up to 64GB on this device. This extra memory spce is absolutely needed for anyone who love to take a daily picture shot or recording daily video.
The Galaxy S4 Zoom uses microSIM type and works under GSM technology supports for 3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 /2100 Mhz. Some version also works along with 4G LTE data network technology. This means the device can be used for up to HSDPA 21.1 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76Mbps and 4G LTE up to 100 Mpbs.
Along with 2330mAh capacity of Lithium-ion battery (removable) the device weighs about 208 grams or about 7.34 ounces. The 4.3″ display is constructed on the body dimension of the device at 4.94 x 2.5 . 0.61 inches / 125.5 63.5 x 15.4 millimeter and equipped with qHD 540 x 960 pixels resolution with 16M colors (up to 256 ppi pixel density). Don’t worry for scracthable material, the screen display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
Table of Contents of Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom SM-C101 User Manual
Web & network;
Camera Basic Funtions
Camera Shooting modes;
Camera Shooting options and settings;
Customising shooting options
WB light source
OIS anti shake
Video recording options
Applications & media stores
Travel & Local
Cleaning the device
Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom SM-C101 User Manual PDF Download
For quick tutorial, here the picture that would help you to remove the battery cover on Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom, then you can insert the SIM/USIM, insert the Battery and close back the cover. There also a tutorial to install the microSD external memory card on the SM-C101.
For the full Manual, get it from the link below.
- Download User Manual of Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom SM-C101 | Language: English | Page: 170 | PDF Size: 15.06MB