RX10 owners question regarding digital zoom

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inti4444 Senior Member • Posts: 1,050
RX10 owners question regarding digital zoom

Hello all,

I am just wondering , how will be the video image when you use the digital zoom.

As I understood the sony rx 10 uses the complete sensor for video, will you see the same quality footage when you Zoom to 400 mm or further.

Answers are appreciated.

Gaston

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Jogger Veteran Member • Posts: 8,441
Re: RX10 owners question regarding digital zoom

inti4444 wrote:

Hello all,

I am just wondering , how will be the video image when you use the digital zoom.

As I understood the sony rx 10 uses the complete sensor for video, will you see the same quality footage when you Zoom to 400 mm or further.

Answers are appreciated.

Gaston

I havent done any formal comparisons.. but, the biggest problem for me was holding the camera steady. IS is noticebly less effective at those focal lengths. Also, dont expect the mics to capture much localised audio from 400mm out.

Also, its unclear how the RX10 is digtial zooming.. it seems like it is using the interpolation method, rather than "zooming in" by sampling a smaller area of the sensor (which is done in the GH3 for example).

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inti4444 OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,050
Re: RX10 owners question regarding digital zoom

Mic is not a problem for me image quality is when zooming in over 200mm

Ken Ross Regular Member • Posts: 464
Re: RX10 owners question regarding digital zoom

You can achieve, what appears to me a better PQ, by switching from Standard to Active IS. It seems the PQ loss is less than when using Clear Zoom. Here's a quick test I did:

https://vimeo.com/81274137

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dan.carter Contributing Member • Posts: 524
Re: RX10 owners question regarding digital zoom

inti4444 wrote:

Hello all,

I am just wondering , how will be the video image when you use the digital zoom.

As I understood the sony rx 10 uses the complete sensor for video, will you see the same quality footage when you Zoom to 400 mm or further.

Answers are appreciated.

Gaston

Clear Image Zoom during video works great to 400mm. Video comparison here:

https://vimeo.com/80638708

inti4444 OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,050
Re: RX10 owners question regarding digital zoom

That looks very pleasing, did you go all the way until 400mm (digital)  or even further.

Thank u,

Gaston

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