expense of fine detail, resulting in smudgy skin tones and brickwork, for example.
It takes a couple of seconds to fire up the camera app when the K Zoom is off and locked, and it’s a shame you can’t launch the camera app using the shutter button. Instead you have to press the sleep/ wake button or home button, then swipe the camera icon. It will be fine for most occasions, but don’t expect instantaneous DLSR-like responsiveness.
The screen makes for a great viewfinder, except in bright sunshine when it’s difficult to see because of the glare.
The camera app itself is easy to use and allows you to choose picture and movie sizes. By default, photos are taken with a 16:9 aspect ratio which looks fine on the screen, but it cuts the resolution to 15Mp. It’s better to go for the full 20.7Mp resolution which has a 4:3 aspect.
Disabled by default is a manual mode which gives you control over shutter speed, aperture, EV correction and ISO, but there’s no white balance control. More useful would have been aperture- and