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Optical zoom doesnot work while shooting video

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While shooting a video, my optical zoom doesn't work. When I bought the camera I was able to use this feature. I don't know what happened to the settings, it doesn't work now.
Is there any settings I need to change to activate zoom while taking videos? Please suggest.

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