The Asus Padfone 2 is very assured when it comes to taking video. It's capable of taking Full HD 1080p video, but the most interesting inclusion is 720p at 60fps - an unusual option to have in a device that's been available (in certain regions) for some months now.
Our sample footage is all in this 720p 60fps mode, since it provides an excellent - and really quite unique - mixture of detail and smooth motion.
You can even put the frame rate up to a super-fast 90fps. You'll have to drop the resolution to 480p to do so, but it's still a great option for tracking and capturing fast-moving action.
Elsewhere, the Asus Padfone 2 camera handles shifts in light quickly and effectively.
One disappointment was the general level of shake noticeable in footage captured on the Asus Padfone 2. It certainly lacks the advanced anti-shake technology found in the Nokia Lumia 920, while the iPhone 5 also keeps things on an even keel much better.
The video settings menus are accessible from within the core camera app, and can be switched to by tapping the little camera icon at the top-left.
These include a gimmicky Silly Faces option that enables you to distort a close-up subject's facial features with big eyes or a small mouth.
When actually shooting video, these menus are shunted out of the way to leave you with a nice view of what you're shooting, and only minimal interface elements to control recording/pausing, flash on and off, and digital zoom.