On Saturday I took the Asus Zenfone Zoom out to put the camera through it paces and used my iPhone 6S as a comparison. If you go back one post there are shots from the iPhone 6S Plus.
Apart from the panoramic shot from the iPhone , all the others were too dark and lacked the sparkle of the Zenfone Zoom. None of the Zenfone Zoom shots have been edited. Please give time for photos to all appear. Click on each photo to see the original. And be patient to allow all the photos to appear.
Turbo Burst Mode – This uses a ratio of 16:9 and reduces quality to 3mp.
Normal Burst Mode – Full size photos
Auto Mode Shots. You can see below examples of non zoomed versus 3 x optical zoom. Having the optical zoom really makes such a big difference. I was also surprised how much more appealing the Zenfone shots were over the iPhone 6S Plus.
Zoomed in again optically.
Panoramic photos from the Zoom are only about 2mb in file size and not a patch on the quality of the iPhone 6S Plus. Apart from the panoramic shot from the iPhone I felt the Asus Zenfone Zoom took the better shots. It is worth noting that turbo burst shots reduce to 3mp and a 16:9 aspect ration. Normal burst mode shots are full resolution shots.