Welcome Canon sx50 HS - And DPreview you are first to break the news !!

Started Sep 17, 2012 | Discussions thread
BubbaHotepUK
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Re: Welcome Canon sx50 HS - And DPreview you are first to break the news !!
In reply to MarioV, Sep 21, 2012

MarioV wrote:

BubbaHotepUK wrote:

There's a law of diminishing returns at the telephoto end, of course, which means in practical terms the 50x isn't getting you massively nearer the subject than the 35x zoom does, being based on FOV.

It makes for a nice marketing headline though - "world's longest camera zoom".

You dont think 43% extra zoom is very significant?

Not that much to be honest - look at the difference between say 25x and 35x zoom - you aren't 10x closer to the subject as a result, and the 15x gap between 35x to 50x is going to be significantly less of a jump than that 10x gap (unlike at the wide-end, where 2mm can make a huge difference in field of view).

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