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 How does digital zoom differ from optical zoom?

Answer Most people who have used a 35mm camera or an APS camera are aware of only optical zoom. Optical zoom uses the optics (lens) of the camera to bring the subject closer. Digital zoom is an invention ... Read More »
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Is it true that when you zoom in with a digital camera you lose quality, but use optical zoom and you won't?

All digital zoom does is basically crop the image you take, this means you get a greatly reduced megapixel count, which equals a loss in quality, instead of using digital zoom, it's better to take ... Read More »
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What is the difference between optical zoom and digital zoom when using a camcorder?

Optical and digital zoom Optical zoom is the change created by focusing lenses to see further away or closer.Digital zoom is a change in the size of the digital optical reader surface used to read... Read More »
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What is the difference between optical zoom & digital zoom on a camera?

The optical zoom is a true zoom. The lens uses all of the sensor on the camera so the resolution remains the same at any focal length A "digital" zoom really only crops the sensor, thus reducing t... Read More »
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Does the Nikon D90 have digital zoom and optical zoom?


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