Asus ZenFone 5Z first major update brings important camera improvements, RAW support

Asus ZenFone 5Z first major update brings important camera improvements, RAW support
Asus ZenFone 5Z recently went on pre-order in the United States at a decent price, but it's not until August 6 that the phone will actually hit shelves. The flagship can be had for just $500, which a great price for what it has to offer (Snapdragon 845 CPU, 6GB RAM, 6.2-inch display, dual-camera).

If you've bought one and expect Asus to deliver it to you next week, you'll be pleased to know that there's an update available for the ZenFone 5Z, which brings quite a lot of goodies for the phone's camera.

Besides enabling RAW file support for the ZenFone 5Z, and adding the Panorama mode, the update brings quite a lot of other new features and improvements, which you can find below:

  • Add on/off button for EIS;
  • Enable flash feature in Pro mode;
  • Filters upgraded to Real-Time Filters;
  • Camera Improvements;
  • Improve HDR functionality;
  • Improve camera stability;
  • Improve auto exposure;
  • Improve photo sharpness;
  • Improve auto focus functionality;
  • Improve slow motion quality and file size(720p);
  • Boost audio quality in video to 192kbps bitrate;
  • Improve general Video quality.

Also, Asus included some Wi-Fi stability improvements and other bug fixes in the update. Although the update is already being rolled out in many countries, it's unclear when it will hit the U.S.

source: Asus

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ZenFone 5z
  • Display 6.2" 1080 x 2246 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh



1. Sparkxster

Posts: 1238; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Good update Asus! Those are some nice improvements!

2. buccob

Posts: 2972; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I cant wait for the ROG Phone... I hope it is in the same price range as this one

3. ramdroid

Posts: 138; Member since: May 21, 2016

Are you kidding? The cheapest accessory will be the same price range of this phone.. the ROG phone will be At least a 1k $ phone

4. antmiu2

Posts: 550; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

PA should update their Review!!

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