SX50: thoughts on digital zoom

Started Jun 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
Mr. Click Senior Member • Posts: 1,106
Re: SX50: thoughts on digital zoom

Here's something I've noticed, that I haven't seen anyone else comment on.  You can get more accurate exposure, in some situations, using the digital zoom.  Say you have a contrasty scene, and your subject is only a quarter of the frame at 1200mm.  Without manual intervention, the brightness other three-quarters of the frame will control the exposure the camera chooses.  By zooming in to 4800mm, your subject will fill the frame, and its exposure will be be closer to correct.  You can somewhat see it in your example, because the whites are better exposed in the zoomed-in version than in the cropped version.

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