Question about Panasonic Lumix DMC-F1S / DMC-F1K Digital Camera
What is the difference between Optical Zoom and Digital Zoom?
Posted by Anonymous on
When you change the focal length of a zoom lens, the subject is magnified. Optical zoom replicates the zoom of a 35mm camera. Digital zoom takes a portion of the image's data and displays it at full size, producing a magnification of the original image, similar to the effect of using a telephoto lens. However, the process is different from the magnification produced using the camera's optical zoom, and the stronger the digital zoom, the more the image will degrade.
Posted on Aug 30, 2005
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