The camera on the Zenfone 6 seems pretty interesting.
Among the features available, I’ll be highlighting 3 of the features that sparked my interest – HDR, Miniature and Depth of Field.
On thing interesting about the camera app is that it appends the file name with the type of filter used, for example MT for Miniature, DF for Depth of Field and HDR for HDR.
Below are the photos, you may click to view the larger copy. We’ll start off with the original image.
By choosing the MINIATURE filter, the phone allows you to set the area you want to be in focus.
After giving it a few attempts, I think the output was horrible as the separation between the clear and blur areas were too distinct. They could learn a thing or 2 on how Instagram does the miniature effect. To make things worse, the image becomes over saturated and it’s also auto-resized to 720P resolution.
Next is the HDR mode that I always like. As you can see the colors turned out better compared to the original.
Lastly is the Depth of Field effect, the photo below is a great example of how it could work IF the algorithm got the composition figured out. For some scenes it’s just horrible, and it’s far from being like HTC’s UFocus.
The ASUS Zenfone 6 is a neat device that retails at around RM 900 for the 16GB storage variant in this review.
It’s great if you love big screens and don’t mind having a big device in your pocket.