Opinions on A57 Clear Image Zoom

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Opinions on A57 Clear Image Zoom
Nov 24, 2012

I am building my A57 kit up. I bought a used 16-50mm zoom lens and I like it, except for the maximum focal length. I have been trying to decide whether to keep it. I have 'til 12/8 on this purchase.

Then last night, I remembered that my A57 has the Clear Image Zoom feature. I haven't tried it because I assumed it was a gimmick. I cranked it up to 2X and took a few pictures.

When I got home, I assumed that there would be something in the EXIF information to tell me which pictures I had used the Clear Image Zoom on. I did not find anything in the EXIF info, so I had to try to remember. The four or five that I took with the Clear Image Zoom looked pretty much like the others taken without it (indoors and with bounce flash). Not a very controlled test.

I think this is an A57 feature only....or maybe A37, also? This is not digital zoom. The BIONZ processor interpolates the missing data to get a full-size picture.

What are your opinions on image quality using the Clear Image Zoom?

Thanks in advance for your responses to my second question in one day.

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