iZoom, FZ200, LX7, FastStone - a few thoughts

Started Apr 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Mikedigi OP Veteran Member • Posts: 8,205
Re: iZoom, FZ200, LX7, FastStone - a few thoughts

Rodger1943 wrote:

When I had my FZ150 I did the same comparison between the two zooms and in fact the digital zoom gave a better result than the izoom. You can see the result here on my Flickr page

http://www.flickr.com/photos/62434662@N05/6917447484/in/photostream

Hi Roger, I have just been looking at the link - very interesting.

In this thread you say "the digital zoom gave a better result than the izoom", but on Flickr you say "Despite the handbook claiming that the extra optical zoom doesn't lose image quality, it suffers in comparison to the digital zoom, which is supposed to lose image quality."

This seems to equate iZoom with Extra Optical Zoom.

Anyway, we seem to agree that iZoom as implemented on the FZ200 may be more helpful than EZ (aka EOZ). The EZ at 46.9x gives a 3mp file, the iZoom at 48x gives a 12mp file.

This upsizing fakery ought to give us a heap of junk, but, it seems, it does not.

Mike

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