ZenFone 3 Zoom (ZE553KL)
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ZenFone 3 Zoom
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Dual Rear Lens
It takes two to see up close
ZenFone 3 Zoom sets the new bar for mobile photography, combining two entirely new camera systems. A 12 megapixel ƒ/1.7 aperture, wide-angle lens with ASUS SuperPixel™ Technology is primed to capture everyday scenes, especially in dark environment; and a 12 megapixel 2.3x optical zoom for high-quality close-ups from farther away. Switching between ZenFone 3 Zoom's dual cameras takes just an instant, and the combination enables an all-new depth-of-field effect — for portraits that look like they were shot by a pro.Learn more about
12x Total Zoom
Break through the distance barrier
ZenFone 3 Zoom's true 2.3x optical zoom lets you shoot super-sharp, close-up photos and videos from right where you stand, and with just a single tap. When you want to feel even closer, use ZenFone 3 Zoom's improved digital-zoom technology to ramp up the magnification to a 12x view — and with clarity that's hard to believe.Learn more about
2.3x Optical-Zoom Camera
Seize the emotion
ZenFone 3 Zoom's 2.3x optical-zoom camera and 59mm focal length introduces a whole new way to shoot. 2.3x optical-zoom produce a high quality close-up, and the 59mm focal length lens brought subject closer to you by creating more depth to its background object — so you'll capture depth-of-field effects to rival those achieved by professional DSLR cameras. Combing with the new Portrait mode, the subject stands out more by softly blurring the background. Professionals call this the ‘bokeh' effect — but you'll know it as your new way to capture stunning portrait photography.
* Portrait mode will be available with software update.Learn more about
8x Low Light SuperPixel™ Camera
Camera that sees in the dark
To capture real-world authenticity, ZenFone 3 Zoom packs a 12 megapixel camera with a wide ƒ/1.7 aperture and the latest Sony® IMX362 sensor. This combination, along with a large 1.4µm pixel size and a six-element lens, allows 1.25x more light to pass through to the sensor. This is further enhanced by OIS, allows photos to be shot with shutter speeds so as to capture sharper and brighter low light shots and ASUS SuperPixel™ Engine, effectively increasing captured light by up to 8x* — making ZenFone 3 Zoom perfect for night time shots and low-light environments. You'll also benefit from both optical and electronic image stabilization (OIS and EIS) technologies for blur-free shots and video every time, a RGB color-correction sensor for true-color photography, and true 4K UHD video recording.Learn more about
UHD video recording
OIS & EIS
Corning Gorilla Glass
ASUS SuperPixel™ Camera
Night shot, low light & back light photos
With light sensitivity that is up to 8x of a typical smartphone camera, the ZenFone 3 Zoom is the ideal smartphone for ultra-clear and vivid night or low light shots and photography of backlit subjects. It has multiple features that give it such good light sensitivity. First it has an ƒ/1.7 aperture is one of the largest found on any smartphone camera. The aperture of any camera is the hole behind the lens through that allows light to reach the sensor. The larger it is, the more light is able to reach the sensor. Next, the ZenFone 3 Zoom has OIS that helps stabilize handheld shots to prevent blurring in very low light photos that need slightly longer shutter speeds to expose. Third, it has a large 1/2.55” sensor that has 1.4µm pixels which are among the largest in the industry. Larger sensors and pixels also contribute to increasing the camera's light sensitivity. Finally, the ZenFone 3 Zoom uses a powerful image processor known as the SuperPixel™ Engine that enables it to intelligently control the senor's light sensitivity and multi-framing process to reduce noise artifacts that typically occur in low light shots.Learn more about
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ASUS SuperPixel™ Camera — ZenFone 3 Zoom offers greater light sensitivity than other smartphones thanks to its new ASUS SuperPixel™ main camera that allows users to take extremely fast and clear photos in night or low light environments. The SuperPixel™ Camera can achieve its 8x low light performance is consists of the following components:
Large ƒ/1.7 lens aperture
The large aperture allows for more light to enter the sensor compared to other smartphone cameras.
This extreme light sensitivity is then combined with an optical image stabilization (OIS) system that can help prevent hand movements from blurring low light shots with slow shutter exposures by 4 stops, making the ZenFone 3 Zoom the ultimate night photography smartphone.
Large 1.4µm pixel size
Larger pixels increase the camera's sensitivity to light, and decrease the graininess of resulting photos — especially those shot in low-light environments. ZenFone 3 Zoom uses the Sony IMX362 sensor with pixels measuring 1.4µm wide pixels and 1/2.55-inch sensor size, which are among the largest of any smartphone camera sensors, making the camera excellent for low-light photography.
ASUS SuperPixel™ Camera
A combination of ASUS' new SuperPixel™ Engine hardware and image digital signal processing software that boosts sensor light sensitivity up to four times by intelligently controlling ISO levels while shooting and multi-framing noise removal in post-shot processing.
ASUS TriTech+™ Technology
Focus as fast as 0.03 seconds
We've upgraded ZenFone 3 Zoom with ASUS TriTech+™ Technology, adding an all-new Dual Pixel PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus) system that uses similar technology found in DSLR cameras. Every single pixel on the Dual-Pixel sensor is used for phase detection, enabling auto-focus that's so incredibly fast, actually the world's fastest and seamless that even the most sudden movements are caught in the act — even when the light starts to fade. TriTech+™ also features Subject-Tracking Auto-Focus for both photos and videos to keep the object in clear focus, and Laser Auto-Focus for variable distance and lighting clarity in just 0.03 seconds.Learn more about
600,000 pixels for light detection
12,000,000 pixels for light detection
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ASUS 0.03s TriTech+™ auto-focus — ZenFone 3 Zoom has an improved TriTech+™ auto-focus system with new Dual Pixel PDAF technology as one of its three focusing technologies along with the second-generation laser auto-focus and subject tracking auto-focus. ASUS TriTech+™ automatically chooses the best technology to use depending on the subject, and achieves focus in an amazingly fast 0.03 seconds — the world's fastest auto-focus.
Dual Pixel PDAF
Each pixel on the sensor is now divided into two phase-detection sections that can detect the movement of subjects by analyzing the variations between the light rays hitting the two sensors. Working together with all the other 12-million pixels on the sensor, ZenFone 3 Zoom is able to achieve rapid phase detection auto-focus even in low light condition.
Second-generation laser auto-focus
Which has 3x (three times) the range of standard laser focusing systems which can benefit shooting close up subjects within 1.5 meters.
The system cleverly tracks moving subjects while the user is shooting, so they will never be out of focus. Subject tracking is enabled by default for both still images and videos.
RGB Color Correction Sensor & 4K Video
Capture the realistic moments
Smartphone photos are marred by unnatural colors, typically caused by artificial lights — so ZenFone 3 Zoom has a RGB color correction sensor to capture the true scene. It detects the type of light and automatically applies the best settings to achieve the perfect balance for natural looking colors. ZenFone 3 Zoom shoots video at up to 4K UHD resolution (3840 x 2160) — or 4 times the quality of Full HD! There's nothing complicated for you to do: just point, shoot and share your memories, all captured with incredible levels of detail.Learn more about
13MP Selfie Camera
Selfie with so much detail
ZenFone 3 Zoom has the world's most advanced dual-lens smartphone-camera system — and it's also a selfie superstar. The remarkable front-facing camera employs a 13 megapixel Sony IMX214 sensor for high-resolution selfies, and the ASUS SuperPixel™ Engine can further enhanced the light sensitivity up to 2 times. Screen Flash feature turns the entire screen bright white for brilliant illumination in low-light environments. Combined with the ZenUI Camera app's unique Beautification and 140° Selfie Panorama modes, you'll shoot selfies with more detail than ever before, add instant glamor and ensure that every friend is in the frame.Learn more about
Going pro has never been so simple
ZenFone 3 Zoom's Manual mode puts pro-level creative controls right in front you, for a DSLR-like experience that fits in a pocket. These include one-touch control over shutter speed, white balance, EV, ISO and metering, plus two features unique in the ZenFone range to ZenFone 3 Zoom: support for the professional RAW photo format, and the ability to switch instantly between the dual lenses for either 25mm or 59mm focal length. Shoot wide or close, and store every original detail — pro photography has never seen so simple.
* RAW support will be available with Android 7.0 (Nougat).Learn more about
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RAW file support
ZenFone 3 Zoom offers photographers the freedom to shoot and store compositions in RAW format. RAW files save the full data of the photo captured by the camera's sensor and are ideal for enhancement with editing software, where users are able to uncover fine details in areas of shadow, or recover overexposed areas in the highlights, with much lower loss of image quality when compared to editing JPEG image files. RAW support will be available with Android 7.0 (Nougat).
This mode enables full control over ZenFone 3 Zoom's extensive camera settings. These includes white balance, exposure value (EV), focus, and ISO settings, and an impressive shutter-speed selection of between 1/50000 seconds and 32 seconds. In ZenFone 3 Zoom, this mode also allows users to override the automatic camera selection and choose to use either the 25mm, ƒ/1.7 lens of the main camera or the 59mm lens of the zoom camera.
5000mAh battery stays charged for 2 days
ZenFone 3 Zoom's incredible cameras will encourage you to take more photos, more often — and that's why we've fitted a high-capacity 5000mAh battery, it can even charge attached devices as a power bank. With this vast power resource hidden within ZenFone 3 Zoom's slim 5.5-inch frame. It can last for two full day of typical use with one charge; you'll simply stop worrying about battery life. Enjoy the reassurance of up to 42 days standby time, and shoot all day, every day — as often as you like. And you won't stop at photos: with so much energy in store, record videos in glorious 4K UHD quality for as long as you need; or set ZenFone 3 Zoom's Time Lapse mode to create transition sequences that capture all day and through the night. ZenFone 3 Zoom is even able to turn power bank, meaning you can use its seemingly endless energy to charge your other devices.Learn more about
3G talk time
4K video recording
Efficiently powerful, effortlessly fast
ZenFone 3 Zoom's elegant beauty veils monstrous power, including a 64-bit, 2.0GHz octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor, 4GB memory and desktop-grade Adreno™ 506 graphics performance. This powerhouse has revolutionary 14nm Fin Field Effect transistors (FinFETs) to deliver full-on performance while reducing power consumption by 35%. Then, there's the mobile and wireless speeds. ZenFone 3 Zoom has 4G/3G dual-SIM bay for complete flexibility for up to 300Mbps (Category 7) downloads via either card. ZenFone 3 Zoom offers ASUS BoostMaster fast charging 10W (5V/2A) for its high capacity 5000mAh battery. It automatically recognizes if the bundled adapter is attached and executes quick charging that can fully charge the ZenFone 3 Zoom in three hours or provide five hours of talk time with a mere ten minute charge; all while protecting the battery from being over-charged — and reversible USB-C for any-way-up connectivity convenience.Learn more about
Cat 7 LTE
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Unrivalled smartphone audio with SonicMaster
When you listen with ZenFone 3 Zoom you'll treat your ears to audio that you simply won't hear from other smartphones — because only ZenFone 3 Zoom has SonicMaster and High-Res Audio certification. With an advanced five-magnet speaker construction, metal voice coil and expansive sound chamber powered by an NXP Smart AMP, you'll enjoy powerful, emotional audio in every scenario. When it's time for immersive listening, plug in your favorite compatible headphone or earbuds and experience true High-Res Audio quality everywhere you go with ZenFone 3 Zoom's studio-grade 24-bit/192kHz playback — that's 4x better than CD quality. You're even able surround yourself with sound, with built-in support DTS Headphone:X™ 7.1.Learn more about
Sensational display with the toughest glass
With a super-bright 500nits AMOLED technology, 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution, and a color gamut that's greater than 100% of the NTSC color space, everything ZenFone 3 Zoom displays looks as vibrant as real life. ZenFone 3 Zoom incorporates latest Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5, and precision-milled with a gentle 2.5-dimensional contour to the edge, for a finish that feels as natural as your grip.Learn more about
Gorilla Glass 5
Full Metal Design
The thinnest, lightest 5.5-inch 5000mAh smartphone
ZenFone 3 Zoom embodies the core values of industrial design and aesthetic beauty. Our engineering marvel blends highly advanced dual-camera technologies and a near-flat lens enclosure with a world-beating 5000mAh battery and expansive 5.5-inch display, and encases them all in a remarkably slim metal body with elegant color options in Navy Black, Glacier Silver and Rose Gold. Every aspect of ZenFone 3 Zoom's design, from the balanced positioning of the display to the precise alignment of the retaining screws at the bottom, has been meticulously considered and engineered to perfection. Plus it comes with a Clear Soft Bumper to protect its beautiful chassis.Learn more about
premium metal design
Clear Soft Bumper
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721 Awards. Worldwide Adoration.
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