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6X Zoom Equals What?

Wed Dec 11, 2002 11:43 pm

In regards to digital cameras what does 4X, 6X etc equate to?
Is 6X similar to a 200 or 300 zoom lense?

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RE: 6X Zoom Equals What?

Wed Dec 11, 2002 11:56 pm

6x zoom is equal to anything the camera maker cares to make it - as long as the focal length at the long end of the zoom is six times the focal length at the short end of the zoom, its a 6x zoom. There's no corrolation between zoom factor and focal length.

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RE: 6X Zoom Equals What?

Fri Dec 13, 2002 8:58 am

Okay...how do we go about measuring how many "mm" are there to a (eg.) 240x zoom?

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RE: 6X Zoom Equals What?

Fri Dec 13, 2002 12:53 pm

A 10x, 50x or 200x zoom only tells you how much the focal length will change when zooming from wide to the long end. A 28-280mm is equal to a 10x zoom, but so is a 35-350 and a 50-500 mm zoom.

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RE: 6X Zoom Equals What?

Fri Dec 13, 2002 5:03 pm

Okay...how do we go about measuring how many "mm" are there to a (eg.) 240x zoom?

Ask the camera manufacturer, or the store... The details should be in the camera manual.

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RE: 6X Zoom Equals What?

Sat Dec 14, 2002 1:57 pm

Thanks!

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RE: 6X Zoom Equals What?

Tue Dec 17, 2002 9:01 pm

I had a Fuji finepix 4900 Zoom with a X6 lens, and it was equivalent to a 35-210mm zoom. Hope that helps.

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