FZ28 'Extended Optical Zoom'

Started Aug 23, 2008 | Discussions thread
Gabi
Gabi Senior Member • Posts: 1,791
Re: FZ28 'Extended Optical Zoom'

Blake Cook wrote:

I'm not sure I understand here. In the FZ18 menu I can set Digital
Zoom to "on" and then whenever I zoom beyond 18x becomes digital zoom
at whatever resolution the camera is set.

This is a misunderstanding. We are not talking about digital zoom (which is useless), we are talking about extended zoom. Let me give an example: When I shoot the moon with full zoom, there will be still a lot of the sky being visible. On the FZ28, you can reduce image size and zoom further without loosing image details (in contrast to the digital zoom). What you do essentially is to cut the picture. You can also do this later when post-processing, but this method saves space on your SDHC card.
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