Why electric zoom?

Started Aug 14, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Bill Donnell
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Why electric zoom?
Aug 14, 2014

Manual zoom is more accurate and quicker. Zoom in videos is amateurish. Zoom in television and movies is seldom used. Cuts are used instead.

Small compact cameras where the lens barrel is too small to manipulate easily need electric zoom but for larger cameras it's a waste of battery power and slow zoom operation can cause a missed shot.

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