Asus Pixelmaster needs to step up the game on 5Z

aamod.v8aamod.v8 Level 3
edited September 2020 in ZenFone 5 Series

Please tell us some basic information before asking for help:

  1. Model Name: Zenfone 5z
  2. Firmware Version: 70 (Latest)
  3. Rooted or not: Not rooted
  4. Frequency of Occurrence: regular
  5. APP Name & APP Version (If your issue relates to the app): PixelMaster (Asus Camera)

Hello there mods. It has been nice experience to use Asus Zenfone 5z with constant updates and performance improvements. But there is one aspect that Asus has not mush focused on and that is Asus PixelMaster Camera. Following are certain observations i need mods to look into before official support for 5z ends.

1) Scene details and color richness on main lens has been degraded a lot since oreo days. The colours are more muted in current version and also there is serious lack of details on main 12mp lens. Photos in Indoor conditions or artificial lights are coming out soft and low light pics has smudgy details with excessive softening resulting in loss of details. There is occasional camera focusing issue in extreme low light.

2) Wide angle 8mp lens is a neat and helpful addition but since update to Android 10 there is significant softening and loss of details even in daylight images. Low light images are pretty unusable due to loss of details. Also there is lot of noise in images.

3) Image post-processing needs to be better. During Oreo build the images had better AWB as compared to current build. Also HDR is also not so effective in current build as it was in Oroe builds.

4) Camera UI though very functional it will be nice if there are changes in line with 6z camera interface.

5) 4k 60FPS video is really a useful addition but the footage is choppy it will be great if it can be made more smooth and seamless. Also better capturing of details in video recording will be appreciated.

6) Most times EIS doesn't kick in while shooting videos. Especially in artificial lights. Manual control to switch on EIS will be very helpful

7)Lens switching needs to be seamless both in auto and pro mode. Also zooming in and out also needs to be seamless. Currently its jittery.

Please look into this @CH_ASUS @Anders_ASUS @Y_ASUS @ARP_ASUS

Add if i skipped anything @amitgarde3 @BrunoF20


  • BrunoF20BrunoF20 Level 3

    You said everything, aamod.v8, and I'm experiencing the same with my ASUS ZenFone 5Z.

    The PixelMaster is not the same it was before and it's not the capacity of the smartphone, because with modified apps those issues doesn't show.

    We would love to see it improved before the support goes off.


  • AbhinavAbhinav Level 3


    Yes those asked features are welcome.

    Looking for a bright support from Asus. 🙂

  • AmitGardeAmitGarde Level 5
    edited May 2020

    We know asus came along way with 5z and we appreciate that as well as we love this support from asus provided thankyou for everything until now

    The way mods @Anders_ASUS @CH_ASUS are handling all the issue is so good to see there personal touch on this new forum is all what i liked the most they both never dissappointed and helped us out so quick n all with convincing solutions thats really impressive to see there hardwork towards every user really meansalot to us mods THANKYOU for everything

    Before support ends we know we are asking a bit more but i was excited when A10 was incoming and really thought that 5z will be more like latest asus flagships and yes i appreciate that asus brought everything to 5z from its latest flagship in terms of ui

    But camera was untouched and yes i personally think after seeing above @aamod.v8 post A10 really needs some optimisations for camera department though existing camera is not that bad but comparing to previous OS like oreo,pie diffrence is visible with nigh-shots n daylight shots n all above explained in post is really required to bring A10 to perfection with camera department

    Thankyou mods 😊

  • I support aamud unkel teklu , gib update to 5j and make camera gud again , fix eis , it not work expect bright day light , veri bed , eis toggle is a joke , it has on/off option , but in reality it is off/auto , gib us a "force eis on" option , u gave us potato front camera , atleast make back camera better , gib update or i switch to max pro m1

  • I just love to ❤️ use my asus 5z but there is one aspect which appears to be compromised comparing to the hardware the software used in camera(pixelmaster) doesn't appear to do justice

    It was better in the factory version i mean the colors and sharpness etc were better but in android 10 it appears to be a little degraded and scince asus support for this phone is ending soon so i wanted to share this problem with team asus with a hope of being solved as soon possible and one thing more please include night mode in the camera i know i am demanding more but if possible the please consider my request @CH_ASUS @Anders_ASUS @Y_ASUS @ARP_ASUS @Christine_ASUS

  • I get that EIS issue many times. It would be so nice if we could change the lenses while recording video, but I know it's never gonna happen. A dedicated night mode is much needed.

  • Hi there, we have made a note of the feedback and will share it with the relevant team.

  • We all got a hope now n ur efforts are appreciated alot sir


    Awaiting for day when we 5z users will get a camera update change in UI like 6z,and better image processing n stability


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