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Digital Camera Zoom

My camera has 3x optical zoom, and 5x (? I forget the exact number) digital zoom; but only one button to activate zooming. How can I tell which one is in use?? (I have a Sony CyberShot DSC-S30 - 1.3 megapixels. It may be old - but takes beautiful pictures!)

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Re: Digital Camera Zoom

When you change the resolution setting, you are changing the digital zoom. Here take a look. http://www.photoxels.com/article_zoom.html

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