Ignore the comment below, it is confusing but dpreview won't let me delete it.
The explanation that accompanies the previous image, is clearer and is correct.
To my eye at least, the crop of the optically zoomed image is sharper.
This is the digitally zoomed image. 8x on the G1X. The next imagae is a crop of the 4x optically zoomed image.
Which one is sharper, the digitally zoomed image or the crop of the opticaly zoomed image?
To decide this, click on them to view them at the same size and compare the sharpness.
Istanbul National Archaeological Museum. Not to be missed. This is the first of a series.
Public square, Istanbul.
In a restaurant, Istanbul.
View from the Bosphorus, Istanbul.
On the Bosphorus, Istanbul.
Photo celebrating elite auto exhibition, Courmayeur.
Elite auto show, Courmayeur, near Monte Bianco, Italy.
Courtyard of Frank Gehry's Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles.
Bernese Oberland, Switzerland.
Fountain statuary, Stockholm.
Gallery, San Francisco.
Nob Hill, San Francisco
Yes we can, San Francisco.