First camera samples with ZenFone 2 vs Note 4 vs iPhone 6 Plus mark it as a low-light star
posted by Daniel P. / Jan 06, 2015, 1:49 PM
Asus also made it clear over and over again that its PixelMaster software is available with both cams and offers goodies such as a low light shooting mode that can supposedly snap photos that are up to 400% brighter, though the digital noise at this level will likely be pretty visible, too. We actually snapped a few photos against the Note 4 and HTC One (M8) in the dimly-lit expo rooms where the ZenFone 2 lair was situated, and found out that what Asus claims about the low-light performance holds water.
Overall, we came up rather content with what we are seeing, again considering the price tag. Check them out for yourselves in the slideshow below, paying special attention to the picture of the butterfly, made in complete darkness, which the ZenFone 2 did with 1/4 second shutter speed, and ISO 1600, compared to the One (M8)'s 1/9 second and ISO 3200. These are the full-size untouched photos, so you might have to arm yourself with some patience while they load.
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i want this fone...note 4 go sleep.
posted on Jan 06, 2015, 1:53 PM 6
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Actually, except for the last one and the one before (focus problem), note 4 is better than ZenFone2. But Zf2 is so much cheaper ! Just look at the signs on the first image... You can't read it on Zf2. "See what others can't see"... Well it's the opposite xD
posted on Jan 06, 2015, 2:02 PM 5
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TBH If you see the third photo the Note 4 is the only one who displayed the ASUS word completely. But the 5th photo the Zenfone done pretty well! Well done ASUS!!
posted on Jan 06, 2015, 2:02 PM 4
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Im curious to see this against the Sony Xperia Z3 when it comes to low light shots
posted on Jan 06, 2015, 2:07 PM 0
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The camera does seem to do low light well. But that seems to be ALL it does. Increase the size of any of these photos and the Note 4 remains relatively crisp and clear and devoid of artifacts. The camera on the zenphone seems poor in every respect save low light
posted on Jan 06, 2015, 2:07 PM 3
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Ok, I like good camera on phone but I don't get it why are you obsessed with those cameras. Are you all pro photographers shooting for cover of some fancy magazine? Truth is most of those pictures you will show on your phone to people having no clue about image quality. Those pictures are for you, to remember some nice or funny moments in your life. Don't care if they are in 8, 13 or 20 mpix or that texture on some guys shirt is little grainy or out of focus. For that money Asus made a great phone. It just showed that you can make good phone for small amount of money and all those other companies are ripping us off. Oneplus tried to do same but that invitation system ruined a great idea. I would exchange my galaxy alpha any day for this phone...
posted on Jan 06, 2015, 2:26 PM 0
Sweet Jesus! I'm stumped by the last butterfly pic. The Zenfone 2 smokes the Galaxy Note 4, and makes it look like a pic from a cheap Chinese phone. Now I'm curious about its day-light performance.
posted on Jan 06, 2015, 2:37 PM 0
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absolutely insane that it's only $199. Hope it makes it to the US
posted on Jan 06, 2015, 5:08 PM 0
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The Note4's exposure is excellent, words in the light can still be read unlike on the ZF2 which blows up any light it catches, but if that is your cup of tea, turn on HDR on the note4 and get a similar, even better light exposure.
posted on Jan 06, 2015, 7:06 PM 0
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posted on Jan 07, 2015, 12:46 AM 0
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Amazing! Phonearena has just discovered that a 1/4s @ISO1600 exposure has half the noise of a 1/9s @ISO3200. :O I could have told you that 10 years ago, but perhaps it's best to contact National Geographic and run an article on that. Seriousy...
posted on Jan 07, 2015, 4:32 AM 0
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