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samcheri Sep 1, 2006 3:40 AM

many digital cameras with video option lock the optical zoom when you are taking video; this is to prevent the audio from getting drowned by the sound of the zoom motor, or so they tell me; if you dont need theaudio during your videography does anyone know whether one can hack the firmware to give a choice of either optical zoom or audio during videography?

Red Royalty Sep 1, 2006 4:57 AM

ive got a kodak p850 and the video has optical zoom :cool::dude::dude: problem is the zoom motor is deafening but i can live with that ! :lol:

Morag2 Sep 2, 2006 11:19 AM

I own the same camera as Red Royalty, and as far as I know it does autofocus in video mode. (At least I never get out of focus in video mode, even while zooming)

Red Royalty Sep 2, 2006 3:14 PM

yeah it does auto focus while in video , when you zoom you come out of focus then it refocuses after a couple of shots. or am i getting confused between contiuous image stab.?

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