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Old Dec 14, 2009, 11:19 AM   #41
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I took the ISO "auto" setting off and set the ISO to 800. I was thinking that it would use "up to" 800 and not use it as the defualt. What am I doing wrong ?...I don't want it to use 800 all the time.
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Old Feb 11, 2010, 9:36 PM   #42
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Just purchased the FZ35, previously owned a FZ5 ...
I have been playing with the new camera, but, somehow cannot enable digital zoom !
can anyone help me please ?
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Old Feb 11, 2010, 9:37 PM   #43
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Just purchased the FZ35, previously owned a FZ5 ...
I have been playing with the new camera, but, somehow cannot enable digital zoom !
can anyone help me please ?
the camera is trying to tell you something important.......
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Old Feb 11, 2010, 9:47 PM   #44
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yes, indeed it is, but what ?
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Old Feb 11, 2010, 9:52 PM   #45
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yes, indeed it is, but what ?
not to use the digital zoom

really, all it does it crop your image. which if you need tighter framing than the optical zoom will allow, cropping it later yourself is more flexible and gives you the control.
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Old Feb 11, 2010, 9:58 PM   #46
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point taken ... I was just surprised that going through the menu, the option was grayed out and there is nothing I can do to enable it ! reducing the resolution and size of the photos as suggested didn't help either ...
I am a 'zoom fanatic' .... but, 18x is 50% better than my old FZ5 which is 12x ...
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i know there is usually a selection in the menu to "enable digital zoom"

what modes have you tried it in? i would set to "P mode" and then try looking for the option to "enable digital zoom" again.
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Old Feb 12, 2010, 5:42 AM   #48
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yes, it was in P mode but theis still doesn't allow me to enable the digital zoom mode !
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Old Feb 12, 2010, 11:13 AM   #49
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fhui-

Welcome to the Forum and to the Panasonic P+S Folder. We're delighted that you dropped by.

I avoid digital zoom entirely. It is lesser quality and it seems to be a magnet for image artifacts.

Have a great weekend.

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Old Feb 12, 2010, 1:24 PM   #50
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Since I bought my FZ35, I have never attempt to use digital zoon, 18 x is over enought quality zoom. DZ give your blurry photo's.
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