30x zoom or 3x zoom for compact camera?

Started Nov 18, 2017 | Discussions thread
OP Brisn5757 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,408
Re: 30x zoom or 3x zoom for compact camera?

Bob A L wrote:

Go with the 30x (or similar) and don't look back. You will not be sorry. But if you get the short zoom you will constantly have times that you are saying - sure wish I had more telephoto available. With the most recent technical level of the latest compacts there is little to distinguish between the short and long zoom regarding image quality.

Video recoding is another reason I'm thinking that a camera with a bigger zoom would be useful. 10x at least.

Year ago when I started to take photos I had a fixed lend camera of maybe 50mm and never hsd a desire for zoom lens. I had more time to get closer to the subject but when you are on a tour time is limited.


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