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Old Jan 9, 2005, 3:19 PM   #11
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It's pretty cool to see just how far you can zoom in!

the ship was about a mile away, the houses 1/2 mile farther

light very poor, all hand held and at full optical zoom plus digital

i like it anyway
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Old Jan 9, 2005, 3:42 PM   #12
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it's amazing what the FZ20 can do! every time i zoom in on something my jaw drops!
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Old Jan 9, 2005, 10:58 PM   #13
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It's pretty cool to see just how far you can zoom in!
Cool graphics effect.
I did some 36X zoom withFZ1 and its not bad better than cropping later.
btw the FZ20 would be much better @ 36X zoom than the FZ1 5/2 mpixals. javascript:emoticon('', 'images/emoticons/cool.gif')
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Old Jan 10, 2005, 6:23 AM   #14
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Don't use digital zoom!! It's just a digital interpolation of your picture.

If you take a picture at 12 x optical. And crop / enlarge it in photoshop
or a tool like photozoom (which uses s-spline) the qualilty is much better than the interpolation from the cam.

I NEVER use digital zoom
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Old Jan 10, 2005, 12:08 PM   #15
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That's one of the reasons why I really wanted the FZ20; it allows for much more cropping
That looong zoomrange rocks for sure
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Old Jan 10, 2005, 12:23 PM   #16
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True, Tim...but...

You miss the "fun" of showing off for your friends with mega bundles of zoom if you limit yourself to "optical only."

Just a thought...:-)
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Old Jan 10, 2005, 2:46 PM   #17
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TimvdVelde wrote:
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Don't use digital zoom!! It's just a digital interpolation of your picture.

If you take a picture at 12 x optical. And crop / enlarge it in photoshop
or a tool like photozoom (which uses s-spline) the qualilty is much better than the interpolation from the cam.

I NEVER use digital zoom
I wouldn't use it generally, but it definitely makes the "built-in" zoom of the camera a showstopper. :-) And for a little camera like the FZ1, using the digital zoom gets better results than post-process enlarging.
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Petersky, who is that little darling in your sig pic? She's definitely the real showstopper!!!
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Old Jan 11, 2005, 5:20 AM   #19
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I wouldn't use it generally, but it definitely makes the "built-in" zoom of the camera a showstopper. :-) And for a little camera like the FZ1, using the digital zoom gets better results than post-process enlarging.
Digital zoom is a bicubic enlargement on Every camera. It isn't even a zoom function, just a "enlarge/crop" function. Photoshop's enlargement is better, s-spline method is twice as good. I'll post some examples later on.
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Old Jan 12, 2005, 10:22 PM   #20
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Petersky, who is that little darling in your sig pic? She's definitely the real showstopper!!!
Hahah, thanks! She's my 3yo niece, and twice as smart as she is cute. :lol:
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