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Yes Digital Zoom is a gimmick to impress non-technical people. You dont see
it mentioned for professional cameras for example Canon mentions 5.7 digital
zoom as a feature for SD10 but not for the professional camera EOS20D :-)
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"Burgy" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Optical zoom is actually done with your zoom lens. Digital zoom is like in
> camera cropping. So with digital zoom, there is a loss in resolution that
> accounts for the loss of quality. Better to forget about the digiital zoom
> in most cases, in my humble opinion.
> "Carl G" <cgerving@ecenetDOTcom> wrote in message
>> Hi Guys & Gals
>> I have a Canon ZR90 camcorder, it has 22X optical zoom and 3 settings for
>> digital zoom , Off ,88X and 440X.
>> I have only had the cam for a couple weeks now. I t appears that the
>> camera takes better movies with the digital zoom turned off , is this
>> normal , or does that have something to do with how much optical zoom i
>> am useing ?
>> This is all new to me.
>> Thanks a bunch.
>> Carl G