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Camera Performance - Photos

The ASUS ZenPad 7.0's rear 8 MP PixelMaster camera handles shaded scenes pretty well, but overexposes in bright areas. This overexposure can be seen in the glass panes on the left in the elevator photo. Even a bright light shining down can cause the cloth in the background of the bottles photo to be terribly overexposed.

The ASUS ZenPad 7.0 (Z370CG) Tablet Review

The ASUS ZenPad 7.0 (Z370CG) Tablet Review

In these two shaded scenes, the exposure was appropriate. On closer inspection, you can see some blurring and considerable noise in the photo of warning signs. This is due to the dimmer light condition. In the brighter bubblegum photo, you can see that there is very little noise.

The ASUS ZenPad 7.0 (Z370CG) Tablet Review

The ASUS ZenPad 7.0 (Z370CG) Tablet Review

These two pictures of oranges and pineapples again show the abilities and limitations of the ASUS PixelMaster camera. The oranges were not directly lit so appear well-exposed and well-detailed.

The ASUS ZenPad 7.0 (Z370CG) Tablet Review

However, the upper part of the large pineapple in the foreground was overexposed, as were the Dole Tropical Gold labels on the two smaller pineapple. This was because a light was shining directly on these pineapples.

The ASUS ZenPad 7.0 (Z370CG) Tablet Review

In summary, the ASUS ZenPad 7.0's rear PixelMaster camera works best in shaded areas, with indirect lighting. Any direct light will cause overexposure of the scene. On the other hand, if there is too little light, the sensor introduces a significant amount of noise.

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Camera Performance - Video Recording

Even though the ASUS ZenPad 7.0 boasts an 8 MP PixelMaster camera, it can only record 720p video. Here is a sample video we recorded of a piano performance by Mr. Yang I-Deun.

As you can see, the ASUS ZenPad 7.0 has problems controlling the exposure of the scene. All of the bright areas are grossly overexposed. ASUS needs to really work on the software to correct this. We don't think this has anything to do with the camera hardware because we have seen less capable cameras do a better job of handling exposure...

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Work Performance - PCMark

We tested the ASUS ZenPad 7.0's performance using PCMark, which simulates work applications like web browing, playing video, writing text and editing photos.

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As the results show, the ASUS ZenPad 7.0 tablet is no Speedy Gonzales. It was much slower than the ASUS ZenFone 2, which uses the much more powerful Intel Atom Z3580 processor and faster flash memory.

The ZenPad 7.0 did very well in video playback though. In fact, it actually beat the Samsung Galaxy S6 in the video playback test!

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Battery Performance - PCMark

We then tested the ASUS ZenPad 7.0's battery performance using PCMark. It basically ran the PCMark work tests until the ZenPad 7.0's battery dropped to 20%.

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In normal usage, ASUS quotes a battery life of 8 hours, based on looping a 720p video with the brightness set to 100 nits and Gmail logged in for emails and updates.

As you can see, the ASUS ZenPad 7.0 tablet lasts only about 4.5 hours on the PCMark stress test. Of course, this is a stress test that simulates the worst possible workload. In our real world experience, we had no problem using it for 6 hours at a time.

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