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Old Aug 18, 2004, 8:48 PM   #1
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I cannot, for the life of me, understand why manufacturers disable zooming during movie capture. Isn't it better just to leave zoom enabled and let the user decide whether to use it with the accomanying noise if he wants to? Pull-eaze!
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Old Aug 18, 2004, 9:16 PM   #2
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the dimage 7hi lets you.....
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Old Aug 18, 2004, 10:15 PM   #3
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Aa..h but the Dimages are special breed: Most zooms on P/S are varifocal because they change focus while zooming (unlike parafocal zooms). Even on the 7Hi/A1/A2 the focus will change as one zoom, but the camera actually adjusts the focus to compensate... naturally. Try it even: if the camera is on manual focus you'll hear the camera compensate for the distance adjustment while the manual zoom ring is rotated!
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Old Aug 18, 2004, 10:55 PM   #4
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my toshiba pdr-m500 allows zooming while taking video...

and yeah, as i zoom you can faintly hear the focus working...its more audible when you play back the video (of course)...
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Aa..h but the Dimages are special breed: Most zooms on P/S are varifocal because they change focus while zooming (unlike parafocal zooms). Even on the 7Hi/A1/A2 the focus will change as one zoom, but the camera actually adjusts the focus to compensate... naturally. Try it even: if the camera is on manual focus you'll hear the camera compensate for the distance adjustment while the manual zoom ring is rotated!
They are also one of (if not) the best featured & well thought out of Prosumer Digicams available. There is a good reason I went from my Dimage 7i to a Canon D30 DSLR & back to the Dimage A1...
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...Try it even: if the camera is on manual focus you'll hear the camera compensate for the distance adjustment while the manual zoom ring is rotated! ...

too bad, i cant try it, i sold my 7hi and got a d100...
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