a37 clear image zoom vs a65 2x

Started May 21, 2012 | Discussions thread
sybersitizen
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Re: Don't bother, I think I just lost interest.
In reply to Ron Poelman, May 25, 2012

Ron Poelman wrote:

http://reviews.cnet.com/2300-6501_7-10012327-9.html

That's a review of the HX30V... "Sony's Clear Image Zoom uses the camera's processor to compare patterns found in adjacent pixels and creates new pixels to match selected patterns, resulting in better digital zoom photos. It doubles the zoom range, and the shots are usable at small sizes. However, viewed at 100 percent, it's basically a painting."

As far as I know, all of Sony's HX cameras are JPEG-only, and Sony's JPEG engine pretty much always produces images that look like paintings at pixel peeping magnification, even with the best lenses you can get. So this indicates nothing either good or bad about Clear Image Zoom.

When a full review of the A57 is produced, I'm sure that particular feature will be thoroughly tested.

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