Optical vs. digital zoom


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Optical vs. digital zoom

OK, so picking up where we left off in the last segment. This is going to be my final tip to you in this little chapter on some technical issues and tips. One of the things you see often when you're looking at camera descriptions is the stuff about optical zoom. There s a 40X optical zoom and so many X's digital zoom. What the heck is up with that? Well, optical zoom is basically how many times the camera can zoom in using its optics or in other words, bending the lens. So in this camera says that it has a 35x optical zoom. Basically what it's saying is it can bend the lens to zoom in 35 times what it would normally see.

That's quiet a bit. Optical zoom is an extremely high quality zoom. There isn't really a loss of quality for zooming in that closely. Now often time what you hear or see in camera descriptions is maybe something like 35x optical zoom, but something like 200x digital zoom. So it sounds really great that you could zoom in up to 200 times and that is kind of c...

Optical vs. digital zoom
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Optical vs. digital zoom provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chad Perkins as part of the Premiere Elements 4 Essential Training

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