Need translation from Apple language to redneck

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Bob A L Veteran Member • Posts: 3,516
Need translation from Apple language to redneck
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Can someone straighten me out - when apple says optical zoom in and optical zoom out what are they meaning. Been taking pictures for 60+ years and never heard these terms before. I know what optical zoom and digital should mean, but don't know what the in or out means. Apparently been hiding behind the wrong rock.  Thanks.

PhotoFactor Veteran Member • Posts: 3,946
Re: Need translation from Apple language to redneck
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"Hand us your money and enjoy your device"

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seeblue Senior Member • Posts: 1,767
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Zoom in and out is referenced from whatever wide-angle focal length comes standard on your iPhone model. See this:

https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/14/21515158/iphone-12-pro-max-best-camera-biggest-phone

Wayne Larmon Forum Pro • Posts: 10,684
Re: Need translation from Apple language to redneck
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seeblue wrote:

Zoom in and out is referenced from whatever wide-angle focal length comes standard on your iPhone model. See this:

https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/14/21515158/iphone-12-pro-max-best-camera-biggest-phone

Hmm,  The phrases "zoom in" and "zoom out" aren't used on that page.  A Google search seems to indicate that "zoom in" and "zoom out" are used when explaining how to use pinch zoom on a phone.

Wayne

Jeff Peterman
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No true optical zoom.
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I am not away of any built in phone camera with true optical zoom. Instead, they seamlessly switch from one focal length to another, using digital zoom in between. Misleading: a phone with the equivalent of 30mm and 70mm lenses can give a much cleaner image at 70mm than at 60mm. My phone shows fixed points (e.g., 1x and 5x) corresponding to each lens, but I can select either one and "zoom" to the other.

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Re: No true optical zoom.

Jeff Peterman wrote:

I am not away of any built in phone camera with true optical zoom.

samsung galaxy k, horrible aperture of f3.1-6.4, comparatively speaking

One_Oldman_4U Senior Member • Posts: 1,344
Re: Need translation from Apple language to redneck

Bob A L wrote:

Can someone straighten me out - when apple says optical zoom in and optical zoom out what are they meaning. Been taking pictures for 60+ years and never heard these terms before. I know what optical zoom and digital should mean, but don't know what the in or out means. Apparently been hiding behind the wrong rock. Thanks.

"Zoom In" and "Zoom Out", we use these two terminology a lot in I.S.R. business (Surveillance)

"Zoom In" - to get close to the subject.

"Zoom Out" - to make the scene wide.

Like someone mentioned, pinching and spreading the screen with two fingers to make the subject close or wide.

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Patrick T. Kelly Veteran Member • Posts: 4,489
Re: No true optical zoom.

Jeff Peterman wrote:

I am not away of any built in phone camera with true optical zoom. Instead, they seamlessly switch from one focal length to another, using digital zoom in between. Misleading: a phone with the equivalent of 30mm and 70mm lenses can give a much cleaner image at 70mm than at 60mm. My phone shows fixed points (e.g., 1x and 5x) corresponding to each lens, but I can select either one and "zoom" to the other.

Me, neither, but the upcoming, just announced, Sony Xperia 1 III and 5 III have a sensor with a movable component that gives two focal lengths.

"Sony has finally announced Xperia 1 III and the Xperia 5 III smartphones. The two flagship smartphones are powered by Snapdragon 888 chipset. Other highlights of the two smartphones include a variable telephoto lens that allows 2.9x and 4.4x optical zoom.

"Both, Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III promise fast, accurate continuous autofocus across all lenses and real-time eye autofocus. Sony has not yet revealed the pricing or availability of Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III."

https://www.firstpost.com/tech/news-analysis/sony-unveils-xperia-1-iii-xperia-5-iii-with-variable-telephoto-lenses-all-you-need-to-know-9532081.html

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Jeff Peterman
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Re: No true optical zoom.

The way i read that, it has a lens element that moves in/out to of the optical path. So, still not an optical zoom because two discrete focal lengths.

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