SX50HS at 1800mm handheld

Started Oct 24, 2012 | Discussions thread
OP Stephen Ingraham Senior Member • Posts: 1,659
Re: SX50HS at 1800mm handheld

Steen Bay wrote:

FishyPix wrote:

Hey guys - Im going to really embarrass myself here.... what the heck is a Digital Teleconverter 1.5x ?? Is that an object or a trick of the camera ?

It's the same as Digital Zoom, an in-camera cropping (and upsampling back to 12mp).

It is not quite the same as digital zoom as 1) there is extra image stabilization and additional processing that does not happen with standard digital zoom, and 2) it is available anywhere in the zoom range. I use it at the 24mm end when I am doing macro, to give me the scale of a 36mm macro (24x1.5) and a more comfortable working distance.

You turn it on using the Digital Zoom control, or, I set it as the short cut button (in which case I turn Digital Zoom off in the menus so I don't start shooting at 64x by accident.)

This is a macro using the digital zoom.

24mm macro plus 1.5x digital tel-converter for 36mm macro.

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