ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser (ZE601KL) Phablet Review

Page 5 : Video Recording Performance, Laser Focusing Performance

Camera Performance – Video Recording

The 6″ ZenFone 2 Laser (ZE601KL) [Amazon] is capable of recording 1080p videos, albeit without any form of image stabilisation. Here are two sample videos we recorded. The first is of a piano performance by Mr. Yang I-Deun, while the second is of skaters at an ice-skating rink.

The 6″ ZenFone 2 Laser (ZE601KL) [Amazon] has some trouble controlling the exposure of the bright areas. They were all overexposed. This is similar, but to a lesser extent, to what we saw with the ASUS ZenPad 7.0 tablet.

We hope ASUS looks into this, because other than this exposure problem, the ZE601KL did a great job of recording both scenes. Mr. Yang and his audience, as well as the skaters, remained properly exposed.

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Laser Focusing Performance

The 6″ ZenFone 2 Laser (ZE601KL)‘s main claim to fame is its laser focusing system. It uses a laser diode to shoot laser beams at near objects to instantly determine their distances. This allows for faster and more accurate focusing than can be achieved using contrast detection or phase detection auto-focusing techniques. We tested its laser focusing capabilities using a neat little app that ships with the ZE601KL – a laser ruler.

The laser focusing system is especially useful in low or poor lighting conditions. However, the laser diode has a low power output, for safety reasons.  You can only use it to measure distances of up to 50 cm. Anything beyond that won’t return a reading. As you can surmise by now, 50 cm is also the range for the ZE601KL’s laser focusing feature. If it fails to detect any object in range, it will fall back to the original contrast detection autofocus method.

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