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Old Aug 5, 2002, 2:41 PM   #1
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Default Zoom vs. mp. which is better?

I'm comparing the Oly 700 and 720. I zoom quite a bit with my old SLR 35-180mm film camera. I take lots of pictures of wakeboarding behind my boat at 20mph. What would give me the better max zoom picture? I hate not being able to tell who is boarding.
My arguments:
C-700: 10x and 2mp
You will get a lot closer with the 10x zoom and therefore you will have less need to zoom with the computer and hence have better picture. With 10x optical, I may not have to use the computer to zoom anyway. Therefore the picture will be 2mp.
C-720: 8x and 3mp
You will need to zoom in/crop more using the computer to get 10x equivalent of the C-700, which looses resolution, but I would have more mp to start with.
Of course, any pictures taken at 8x and less, the C-720 would be much better.

What would give the best picture equivalent, 10x?
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Old Aug 5, 2002, 3:19 PM   #2
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my choices would be, C-2100UZ, C-720UZ and C-700UZ. two of these I own.
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