What mirrorless lens (video) equates to a camcorder 20X optical zoom?

Started 3 months ago | Discussions thread
ForumParentFirstPrevious
Flat view
Zendit_Outdoors Forum Member • Posts: 63
What mirrorless lens (video) equates to a camcorder 20X optical zoom?
1

What size (focal length) lens would a guy need on a mirrorless camera (say a Sony A7Siii) to be able to 'reach out' and film video at the same distance as a prosumer camcorder boasting a 20X optical zoom?

Real world scenario:

Say there's a elk standing 250 meters away in a meadow and your buddy has a camcorder with a 20X lens and you want to meet (or, preferably, beat!) the quality of his video, what focal length lens would you need? In other words, you want to elk to take up as much of the screen (assume the same image ratio is being used) as it will in your buddy's camcorder? Even better if you could get a little closer and clearer.

Thanks to any who reply.

ForumParentFirstPrevious
Flat view
ForumParentFirstPrevious
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow