iZoom, FZ200, LX7, FastStone - a few thoughts

Started Apr 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP Mikedigi Forum Pro • Posts: 10,629
Re: iZoom, FZ200, LX7, FastStone - a few thoughts

larrewl wrote:

I plan to take photos of birds that may be as far as 100m with my FZ200 tomorrow morning.  I usually use Shutter Priority mode.  I cannot find anything for EZ when in SP mode but found iZoom.

In P, A, S, M modes, in Record menu or Quick Menu, you get EZ by adjusting Picture Siize to 5mp (37.5x) oe 3mp (46.9x).  It's an in-camera crop, so you get a 5mp or 3mp pic respectively.

For iZoom, no doubt you have found it under iResolution.  Range is 25-48x and file size is 12mp.

Many birders and I myself (though not a real birder) prefer iZoom for the reasons discussed at length in this thread.

If I select iZoom, is the 12MP RW2 file unmodified if I zoom beyond 24x?

Sorry I only shoot JPEG so I don't know.

I've only tried optical 24x but distant birds occupy too few pixels to make good web photos.  Do you think turning on iZoom and going to 48x might slightly improve my chances to get a useable distant bird image.  I know there's no substitute for getting closer but occasionally that's not an option.

Yes, the higher magnification helps both you and the camera to see and focus on a small target.

When branches are in the foreground the narrowed field of view helps you to dodge branches, whether in standard or smallest central AF aim point.


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