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Why you shouldn’t use digital zoom

2017-09-28 10:08 #0 by: Niklas

Most modern phone cameras have a zoom function. If its digital, don’t use it. A digital zoom does not give you photographs with more detail. All they do is crop a part of the unzoomed picture and make the pixels larger. You can do this yourself if you have the unzoomed photo. Then you also have the possibility of trying different croppings, something you can’t do to zoomed photos.

If you have a cell phone with optical zoom, that’s a completely other story. Optical zoom use lenses to get you closer to your subject. If you keep the camera still, optical zoom can give you better pictures.

Swaraj Tiwari

Best regards, Niklas

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2017-10-03 13:02 #1 by: vendelay

How do you know if it's digital or optical?

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2017-10-03 15:08 #2 by: Niklas

As a rule it’s digital. Only some high-end phones have optical zoom and then they generally advertise that.

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2017-10-03 17:52 #3 by: vendelay

Oh, okay!

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