Apart from its totally re-imagined svelte leather design, gorgeous curves and having the distinction of the most powerful ZenFone yet, the main highlight of the Asus ZenFone Zoom is of course its slimmest for the class camera with 3x optical zoom.
|The Asus ZenFone Zoom|
The Zoom touts one of the most interesting and advanced main camera setup on a smartphone even up to this date. It uses a 13 MP f/2.7 - 4.8 aperture 10 element lens w/ 28 - 84 mm size made by Hoya that has 3x optical losless zoom and up to 12 x digital zoom. This phone also has a good and speedy type of laser autofocus, OIS and dual tone LED flash to complete the experience.
To put its camera into full test, the local team of Asus brought us to Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar in Bagac, Bataan, Philippines. It's one of the most scenic venue in our country that showcased and treasured our history by putting most of the old houses, rails, relic and etc. to make it a really impressive town.
Here's some of the sample photos taken at Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar with no filter
|Hotel De Oriente using the 3x full optical zoom|
|Silhouette shot in HDR|
|Crazy good looking HDR shot (against the light)|
|A house with crowns means power|
Another HDR shot
|An old school train|
|This is an old school music player|
|Mastery in bokeh visible here|
|Great flower shot in DOF mode|
|Flower dew from afar, used the 3x optical zoom here|
|A sample photo showing that this can capture moving objects|
|Nice Panorama shot|
|Lowlight mode, still pretty sharp even on auto mode|
|One of my favorite night shot at 8pm|
|Flash? No, this is taken using the Super Low Light mode|
The result, our experience with the ZenFone Zoom in its imaging quality is mostly smooth. It takes great photos under good lighting, do most of the tricks that a ZenFone camera can do, focuses on subjects fast, can focus closely on objects and of course it zooms well with much lesser noise.
Shaira Luna x Asus ZenFone Zoom
|Shaira Luna x Asus Philippines|
In that location, Asus also introduced Shaira Luna, a celebrated world class classic professional photographer who happens to be the well known Promil child wonder too. She shared with us how much she loves photography, cameras and why she fell in love with the ZenFone Zoom.
|Our entry in this challenge|
Lastly, in that event, Asus opened the #SeeThePhilippinesUpCloseChallenge where one lucky Facebook sharer and liker will win a brand new ZenFone Zoom this May 23, 2016.