The ASUS ZenFone 5Z (ZS620KL) Phone is a new addition to the company line but seems it was a little rushed in the camera department. IT has just started shipping to customers worldwide and there is already a firmware update. The phone is a flagship device with a starting price of $499 which is not bad at all considering it sports some of the best hardware features in Android land. With dual cameras, 6GB of RAM and the latest Snapdragon 845.
The 5Z Phone is a midrange slow motion performer with 120fps and 60fps 1080p recording and the super slow motion mode capping out at 720p 240fps. The improvements in the new firmware improve the recording quality overall and codec bit-rate of the 240fps 720p mode. Since ASUS does not give out the particulars in the bit-rate department it is hard to say how much better it will be.
ZenFone 5Z Firmware Changes V18.104.22.168 f:
- Enabled RAW file support
- Enabled Panorama feature
- Added on/off button for EIS
- Enabled flash feature in Pro mode
- Filters upgraded to Real-Time Filters
- Improved HDR functionality
- Improved camera stability
- Improved auto exposure
- Improved photo sharpness
- Improved autofocus functionality
- Improved slow-motion quality and file size (720p)
- Increased audio quality in video to 192 kbps bitrate
- Improved general video quality
- Improved Wi-Fi stability
- Other bug fixes
You can find the Firmware update at the ZenFone 5Z ASUS Support page here: https://www.asus.com/us/Phone/ZenFone-5Z-ZS620KL/HelpDesk_BIOS/
ZenFone 5Z Video Features and High Frame Rates:
- UHD 4k 2160p @ 30fps
- 1080p@30fps (gyro-EIS)
- 720p@240fps (Now with improved Codec Quality!
ZenFone 5Z Slow Motion Samples: Pre-Update!
ASUS ZenFone 5Z test video slo-mo 720p 240 by Наши Обзоры:
Asus Zenfone 5Z Slow Motion 240fps Video Test || Asus Zenfone 5Z Camera Portraid Mode Test by Mtrick Z:
If you find improved slow motion tests with this new phone after the firmware update has been applied please share them in the comments below so others have access to them. -HSC