Decision on Bridge Cameras for Safari

Started Aug 6, 2013 | Discussions thread
tjwaggoner Senior Member • Posts: 1,202
Re: !!! No Digital Zoom !!!

My daughter found the "digital zoom" on her camera while on safari. Pictures were awful. If she had used optical zoom as far as it would go then, of course the lions would be smaller, but I could have helped her crop and up-res the photo doing a much better job than the camera, doubly so if you can shoot RAW.

Good digital zoom is acceptable when the original picture is well exposed and sharp. For small prints or web viewing only though. If the picture wasn't focused properly to begin with, you're just magnifying a poor image. Not saying that's what your case was, just that not all digital zoom is junk when used properly and within its limits
Constructive Criticism is always welcome, however please understand that I am not a pixel peeper.

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