Asus ZenFone 5Z new OTA update aims to make the camera even better

The Asus ZenFone 5Z is the new coolest toy in town that wants to take flagship killer battle to another level. It is meant to compete with the OnePlus 6, no doubt about that. And compete, it does. Our colleague at Mr. Phone reviewed the device and he has lots of words of praise for it. In fact, he believed the OnePlus 6 has the edge with the slightest of margins. Some of that edge might very well be cut off today as Asus has issued an update that aims to improve the camera experience on the phone.

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The update adds a number of cool features and fine tunes some existing ones as well as irons outs some bugs that have been on the software. As per the changelog that we will list at the end of the article, ZenFone 5Z users will now enjoy RAW file support, Panorama feature, and a switch for EIS. Filters will now be updated in real time. These are new features not found on earlier versions of the ZenFone 5Z software.

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Besides new features, some key areas have been tweaked to improve performance. Those include HDR functionality, camera stability, auto exposure, photo sharpness, autofocus functionality and some more.

The OTA should reach users in the coming days as the company has just started relaying the new version over the air. This update is mainly aimed at improving the overall camera performance, as is obvious. And we’d love to hear from you if you have received the update and seen some improvements in image quality or videos. Take a look at the full changelog below. 

Changes with the latest update –
• Camera:
o Enable RAW file support
o Enable Panorama feature
o Add on/off button for EIS
o Enable flash feature in Pro mode
o Filters upgraded to Real-Time Filters
o Camera Improvements
 Improve HDR functionality
 Improve camera stability
 Improve auto exposure
 Improve photo sharpness
 Improve autofocus functionality
 Improve slow-motion quality and file size(720p)
 Boost audio quality in a video to 192kbps bitrate
 Improve general Video quality
• Improve WiFi stability
• Other Bug Fixes

If the update hasn’t popped up yet on your Asus Zenfone 5Z, then, you must manually check. Drop your comments regarding this below. 

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