Field Test | ZenFone 3 Max 5.5 Camera and Video Sample Gallery

Shooting with the ZenFone 3 Max 5.5

TimeLapse and Video Modes

Timelapse mode in the ZenFone 3 Max 5.5 is one of my favorite modes. Asus made available six intervals (1s, 1.5s, 2s, 2.5s, 3s and 5s) for extensive control of timelapse.

The ZenFone 3 Max 5.5 also shoots full HD at 1080p. The 3-axis (6 direction) electronic image stabilizer (EIS) only works on 720p. Video quality suffers with the same dynamic range problem similar to still images. And I’m not a fan of the EIS as the

Panorama mode sample
Panorama mode sample

Summary

Shooting with the ZenFone 3 Max 5.5 felt very responsive. PixelMaster Camera app starts up fast and the autofocus is snappy with a few issues on focusing. Image quality is a little above average with good color rendition and excellent detail but suffers from poor dynamic range. The close-up focusing was plus feature for me. The ZenFone 3 Max 5.5 camera is good in general shooting conditions but if you are really bent on better shooting experience, I’d go for the Asus ZenFone 3 line which uses the Sony sensor.

The ZenFone 3 Max (ZC553KL) is available in four colors Sand Gold, Titanium Gray, Glacier Silver and Rose Pink. It currently retails at Php 11,995 and Php 10,895 at Lazada

Sample Gallery

Fresh catch
Fresh catch
Low light morning
Low light morning
Scarecrow dance at the bambanti festival
Scarecrow dance at the bambanti festival
Sunflower closeup
Sunflower closeup
Corn on the wall
Corn on the wall
Cafe wall decor
Cafe wall decor
Jeron Teng, Michelle Gumabao and Eric Tai for Asus Max Challenge
Jeron Teng, Michelle Gumabao and Eric Tai for Asus Max Challenge
Kiko, the lab and chow chow mix
Kiko, the lab and chow chow mix

1 Comment

  1. thanks for your work on this. i was on the fence on whether or not i should buy ZF 3 max 5.5. i am a casual phone user but i also want a large screen for ebook reading and a decent camera for food blogging. i think from the photos you took, ZF 3 max is sufficient for my needs and budget. once again, thanks!

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