CES 2016 hasn’t officially kicked off, but the announcement have. I am in Vegas trying to cover as much as I can, so you will be getting short but sweet posts with info. Today we start with the Asus ZenFone Zoom. Check out the specs and pricing below
Asus ZenFone Zoom Specs:
Display: 5.5 inch IPS (1920 × 1080 resolution 513 PPI) – Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Cameras: 13 Megapixel rear-facing camera/ 5 megapixel dual lens front-facing cameras
Processor / RAM: Intel® Atom™ Quad Core Z3590 or Z3580 / 4 GB RAM
Memory: 64GB / Internal Memory (with expansion slot )
Battery: 3,000 mAh non-removable battery /
Connectivity : Bluetooth 4.0/ Wi-Fi / NFC / micro SIM
OS: Android Lollipop 5 (Asus Zen UI)
Features: Hoya lens / OIS /
The ZenFone Zoom will be available in February starting at $400.
UPDATE: You can get the Asus ZenFone Zoom at B&H Photo video for $399.
Smartphones are rarely out of reach, making them the go-to cameras for most of the moments we want to capture. That’s why ASUS is especially excited to be showcasing the ZenFone Zoom during 2016 International CES® this week. ZenFone Zoom is the world’s thinnest 3x optical-zoom smartphone with an innovative10-element HOYA lens arrangement for sharp detailed images — it will redefine your expectations of smartphone photography.
Zenfone Zoom channels the classic form of a traditional camera into an ultra-thin 5mm metallic unibody that features a burnished leather rear panel that contrasts beautifully with the metal frame. Craftsmanship meets precision engineering to create a smartphone that looks and feels as great as it performs.
ASUS PixelMaster Technology fused with Hoya optics let you zoom in on subjects both near and far
The ZenFone Zoom’s slender metal unibody houses a PixelMaster rear camera that pairs a high-resolution Panasonic SmartFSI® sensor with innovative optics. The 13MP sensor offers incredible detail that is automatically enhanced by DSLR-like optical image stabilization (OIS). A 3x optical-zoom by 28-84mm focal length greatly shortens the visible distance from where you stand to the object you wish to see. Capture clear images like never before and change the way you see the world.
ZenFone Zoom’s innovative 10-element lens was created by HOYA, the Japanese optics experts. Together, we created an aspheric, molded-glass lens system, finished using a technique we call the “D-cut”— a world first. This is paired with dual high-precision stepper motors and arranged in an innovative periscopic arrangement to maximize incoming light and capture best possible photo quality — and allow 3x optical-zoom for close-up clarity as little as two inches away.
You’ll never miss the action with the ZenFone Zoom’s laser auto-focus, which can point and shoot with complete clarity in just 0.03 seconds. Dedicated buttons for still shots, zoom, and video recording ensure the most important functions are available instantly for that perfect photo, without fumbling with software or unlock codes.
With a wide variety of camera modes and a smart auto configuration, the ZenFone Zoom easily adapts to any style and setting. Exclusive to ASUS, the Super Resolution mode captures and combines four 13-megapixel photos to create a single image with an exceptional four times (4x) clarity. Light or dark, you’ll enjoy more detail and less noise — a super resolution equivalent up to 52 megapixels!
There’s also a manual mode with exposure, ISO, white balance, and other options for experienced photographers. The camera is further enhanced by a dual-LED Real Tone flash whose natural illumination produces more lifelike colors and skin tones.