TACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3250 times:
Hi to all,
I almost buy yesterday a digital camera for my son [he's 12] but the Fuji one he likes has two different zooms [and optical and a digital one (?????)]. Since I don't know the difference between both, I agreed with him for a waiting period until Monday.
I will appreciate your comments about the difference and the importance between them.
Thanks a lot in advance.
[The camera he likes is a Fuji S9500 with an optical zoom of 10 and a digital of 3 (???, not sure)].
I'm in process of subscribing to a photographic magazine. Maybe I will learn something about this beautiful whole new world for me.
Sean377 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1225 posts, RR: 40
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3220 times:
The equivalent of digital zoom can also be carried out on a PC after the photo is downloaded, since it's a software manipulation. Digital zoom on a camera is really a sales gimmick and not very important. You can usually (and should) disable the feature so that you don't use it by mistake and potentially ruin a shot.
[Edited 2006-02-08 16:10:33]
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Martin21 From Netherlands, joined Aug 2001, 347 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3206 times:
You have to see it like this, all written above is right but a very simple explanation is this: If you have a 4 mega pixel photo and you use 2x digital zoom the camera only uses 2 mega pixels. If you use optical zoom the photo stays 4 mega pixels. My advise is not to use digital zoom because you can crop the photo later on your PC with the same result.