Is a 18x optical zoom good?

Answer Yes it is very good.

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Is 18x optical zoom a good zoom?

i would say generally yes. Though it depends on the camera. I have a full hd camera with 16x optical, which is fantastic for hd. I also have a standard definition one with 40x optical. 18X zoom sho... Read More »

Is 3x optical zoom good?

On One Hand: It Is Good.According to Kodak, if a camera boasts 3x optical zoom, the camera can bring your subject three times closer using an optic lens. If you're working with a 3x digital zoom, h... Read More »

If you were to compare an EFS 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 Zoom Lens to a camera with built in optical zoom what would be the equivalent i.e. 4x 8x 12x etc.?

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 »