Asus ZenFone Selfie Camera Specs and Features

August 12, 2015


Asus ZenGone Selfie camera

Announced on June 2015, the ZenFone Selfie (ZD551KL) is a smartphone with come great imaging features. In this article we’ll take a look at the ZenFone Selfie camera specs and features to see whether its camera is indeed great for taking selfie pictures.

Let’s take a look at the ZenFone Selfie camera specs first.

Primary Camera

  • Toshiba 13MP sensor
  • f/2.0 aperture
  • 5-element Largan lenses
  • 0.3s Laser Auto Focus
  • Blue Glass filter (to increase clarity)
  • Real Tone Dual LED Flash
  • 6cm minimum focus distance (for macro pictures)

Front (selfie) Camera

  • Toshiba 13MP sensor
  • f/2.2 aperture
  • 5-element Largan lenses
  • 88-degree wide-angle field of view
  • Toshiba sensor
  • Blue Glass Filter (to increase clarity)
  • Real Tone Dual LED Flash

Other features include: 140-degree selfie panorama, pixel-merging technology (increase light sensitivity by up to 4 times, for both the front and rear camera), Super HDR mode, Real-time Beautification mode ZenUI for easy operation (e.g. use a gesture on the screen, smile to trigger a capture, you can customize your own gestures).  The phone uses PixelMaster Selfie Experience, brings intuitive features like ZenMotion (e.g. Just swipe S to activate the selfie mode), Real-time Beautification mode (more even skin tones) and more.

As you can see from the ZenFone Selfie camera specs, this phone has high-performing both front and rear cameras. The ZenFone Selfie has a better front camera than the ZenFone 2 Laser that only has a 5MP front camera. The phone also combines various software enhancements to provide the user with better Selfie experience.

The idea was obviously to use a high-quality front camera, which is usually isn’t the case in most smartphones. You usually get to have a good primary camera, the one at the back, and a mediocre front camera. The ZenFone Selfie cameras aren’t the same though. The rear has a faster aperture lens, which is 0.275 stops faster (f/2.2 vs f/2.0), and equivalent to 1.21x times more light. So the rear camera is preferable for low-light shooting and general use, whether the front camera is obviously designed for selfies and video chat with its wider angle of view.

The Real Tone Dual LED Flash exists for both the front and rear camera. It is designed to use the perfect combination of yellow and white light to produce indoor images that look more natural. This is certainly an issue with regular flashes that produce images that look artificial and therefore are less interesting to view.

The ZenFone Selfie has zero shutter lag and uses a Laser Autofocus system which focuses almost instantly on the subject; so the moment you tap on the screen, the image is captured. The Laser Auto Focus is available only for the rear camera, not the front.

The ZenFone Selfie features lots of shooting modes (e.g. Manual HDR, Beautification, Miniature, Panorama, Time Lapse, GIF animation) which will help capture the desired shots effortlessly.  It can even capture 140-degree selfie panorama images, so all your friends can appear in the photo, no need to leave anyone outside the frame.

Both the rear and front camera were designed to take gorgeous photos even under low-light situations. If you find yourself shooting lots of selfies, I’m sure that you’ll love this phone.  The phones also comes with a large 5.5-inch Full HD display (403 ppi) with Scratch Resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 4, 3000 mAh battery and up to 32GB of built-in storage. It’s also available in five different colors, including White, Pink, Aqua Blue, Gray and Gold. The phone has a secure and comfortable grip with a shutter release button at the back which makes it easier and more comfortable to take selfies.

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