Need help, new RX100 ii jumps directly to full zoom when in preview mode

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PeterF Regular Member • Posts: 368
Need help, new RX100 ii jumps directly to full zoom when in preview mode

I just bought a RX100 ii. When I preview pics and try to zoom in, it jumps directly to full zoom (zooming back out works ok). Is this they way it's supposed to work? Is there a setting that needs changing?

dball711 Junior Member • Posts: 26
Re: Need help, new RX100 ii jumps directly to full zoom when in preview mode

i just picked up a RX100 and noticed mine does the same thing. I just thought that was the way it worked but it is kind of anoying. Curious about what others more knowledgeable will say.

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Wilhelm Senior Member • Posts: 1,086
Re: Need help, new RX100 ii jumps directly to full zoom when in preview mode

PeterF wrote:

I just bought a RX100 ii. When I preview pics and try to zoom in, it jumps directly to full zoom (zooming back out works ok). Is this they way it's supposed to work? Is there a setting that needs changing?

What is "Preview mode?"

sduck Junior Member • Posts: 44
Re: Need help, new RX100 ii jumps directly to full zoom when in preview mode

This is normal behavior. It zooms into 100% view at first, you can then back out normally. It's a little annoying at first, but you get used to it.

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PeterF OP Regular Member • Posts: 368
Re: Need help, new RX100 ii jumps directly to full zoom when in preview mode

Thanks.

Forwardfold Regular Member • Posts: 142
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I've grown to like it.  Instantly check focus and noise.   Peter

elliottnewcomb Forum Pro • Posts: 11,110
Re: Need help, new RX100 ii jumps directly to full zoom when in preview mode

Normal, once you get used to it, it's good. It assumes you want to check focus, and it goes instantly to magnified.

It shows a small version of the entire image on the bottom left of the lcd, with a small orange box, indicating the area of the image that is magnified, starting in the center of the image. You can use the rear toggle to move anywhere in the image to check focus.

To get somewhere in the image faster, you can zoom out any amount and move the orange box somewhere, and zoom back in.

To view the whole image, right away, it doesn't matter how long a review time is set (menu, gear, pg 1), take the shot, and press the play button, it goes out of review directly to full image view.

btw, you can activate the lcd and get in and out of the menu without opening the lens, (say when you are learning the camera), by pressing the play button once, which shows the last image shot, then press menu, and move about the menu at will, then hit the power button, lcd turns off (camera is off), lens motor not opening or closing.

If you hit the play button twice, it will extend the lens.

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dcuttler Regular Member • Posts: 282
Re: Need help, new RX100 ii jumps directly to full zoom when in preview mode

I too just purchased an RX100ll, and had the same experience, and figured that I was digitally challenged. Its kind of a PIA.

I guess I will just get used to it.

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Re: Need help, new RX100 ii jumps directly to full zoom when in preview mode

I did get used to it.  And I especially found that most helpful when doing manual focus.

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dpr4bb Contributing Member • Posts: 703
Re: Need help, new RX100 ii jumps directly to full zoom when in preview mode

Forwardfold wrote:

I've grown to like it. Instantly check focus and noise. Peter

That's very useful. Does it full-zoom to the focus point of the photo or to the center of the image?

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