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3000z Zoom in Movies

It doesn't look like my 3000z Zoom lens functions while recording a movie...It stays set to whatever it was set to prior to pressing the shutter button to begin recording...then I can't change it (zoom no longer works after recording starts)... Is this the way it's supposed to work?

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Re: 3000z Zoom in Movies

Lack of zoom during video recording is a "documented feature" of the 3000z. See page 3-2 in the User's Guide: "...you can't change the zoom setting once you start recording."

Posted on Sep 13, 2005

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