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Old Nov 10, 2004, 11:22 PM   #1
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Is there any downside to setting up the zoom on the cameral to go to the digital zoom range? As there is no image degradation until you get over 12x, why not have it on always?
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Old Nov 13, 2004, 1:40 AM   #2
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nothing will happen if you don't go above 12x, but when you do you will get diminished quality. You don't leave it on all of the time b/c when zooming you might go too far and into the digital zoom range when you may not want to for image quality purposes. I usually leave it on, b/c it stops at 12x, which is a nice feature, then if you keep holding your finger on the zoom it then zooms past 12x.
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Old Nov 13, 2004, 1:48 AM   #3
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I leave mine on too. And... You can get some pretty good shots at full digital zoom. Here is a moon shot at 48x.


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Old Nov 13, 2004, 3:54 AM   #4
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On the FZ10 and the Sony CD-1000, its always on and used about 95% of the time. So I'm a heavy digital zoom user. Slightly different use, but I have to use it to avoid vignetting with the ratios I shoot at. No choice, simple really :-). So yes, leave it on and only use it if you want to. It does stop and let you know when you enter it, the FZ20 must be similar.

All the best and IMO, its an onbaord camera tool, you don't have to use it if you don't want to.

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PS: Nice shot BTW Bob :-)


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Old Nov 13, 2004, 6:34 PM   #5
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Thanks guys. I was concerned because the dcrp review of the FZ-20 says,

"Digital zoom (on/off) - it's best to keep this off ".
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Old Nov 13, 2004, 7:03 PM   #6
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bob, was this shot hand held, or from a tripod? Also, in p mode, or what settings. nice picture.
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Old Nov 13, 2004, 9:20 PM   #7
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Bob -

How many times you gonna post the full moon shot? Is that the only picture you've taken so far? Great shot! Bravo... now get over it already. :blah:

... if I see that damned full moon one more time, just ONE more time...

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Old Nov 13, 2004, 9:24 PM   #8
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... then you'll... put a huge noise filter over it in PS and repost it?
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Old Nov 13, 2004, 9:31 PM   #9
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... then you'll... put a huge noise filter over it in PS and repost it?
... great idear, but I just couldn't. I just don't have the heart. Couldn't do it to my ole bud bobc.
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Old Nov 13, 2004, 11:16 PM   #10
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Hey Nick.

This is not the same shot. This one is edible. Just for you buddy...:G

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