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Anonymous
November 24, 2004 9:20:12 PM

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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

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Anonymous
November 25, 2004 3:41:35 AM

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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
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> 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
>
Anonymous
November 25, 2004 12:10:57 PM

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Thanks for the come back guys, thats kinda what i noticed,it didn't do much
for my movies.
Thanks again

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Carl G
"Carl G" <cgerving@ecenetDOTcom> wrote in message
news:up$7NSo0EHA.1308@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> 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
>
November 25, 2004 1:56:05 PM

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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 :-)

Powershot SD10
http://consumer.usa.canon.com/ir/controller?act=ModelDe...

EOS 20D
http://consumer.usa.canon.com/ir/controller?act=ModelDe...


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"Burgy" <burgy@columbus.rr.com> wrote in message
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> 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
> news:up$7NSo0EHA.1308@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> 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
>>
>
>
!