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Old Jul 7, 2014, 6:24 PM   #11
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What Olympus have done with the E-M1 & X2 is quite different to many digi-X2 crops in that the M1 more than crops/writes the crop data to file.

The M1 does crop the center and then rebuilds those data to a full size file. What I find of this is that from a well created file then the X2 function builds a file that appears to have been shot at the resultant resolution. I'm hooked I reckon.

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Old Jul 8, 2014, 5:58 PM   #12
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G'day Bob

My first Fuji superzoom with its 10x zoom lens had digital zoom whereby at 1,4x dz the resulting pixels were identical to 100% - ie: there was no cropping. It did this via some interpolation of pixels, and the end result was a very good 1,4x magnification beyond the 10x optical zoom

I still have many of those images in my 'keeper' image box, even tho the camera has since gone-to-god and the pixel resolution of newer cameras is much greater than the old Fuji

I welcome the Oly method of creating digi-zoom for you and others, and suggest that you make good use of it whenever you need to

Current Panny cameras have an option called Ezy-zoom which can achieve similar results, but when the camera is pre-set to use 75% or less of the sensor's pixels

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Old Jul 9, 2014, 9:34 AM   #13
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Pretty darn sharp Bob. Did you do any sharpening to these?
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