maxi-zoom point and shoot

Discussion in 'Digital Point & Shoot Camera' started by cbrs, Mar 9, 2005.

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    cbrs Guest

    I'm looking for point and shoot digital camera with at least a 10X
    OPTICAL zoom. Reviews I've read of Panasonic /Fuji etc aren't all
    that great. Any comments /observations re: 10X zoom in point and shoot
    / non - SLR type cameras?
    Thanks
     
    cbrs, Mar 9, 2005
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    The PhAnToM Guest

    Olympus C-750/C-755. I bought mine on sale a few months back for $350
    through Fry's online. A colleague just bought the same camera on sale
    for like $300. 4MP. Good camera. I bought it specifically for the 10x
    optical zoom. I have yet to need the 4x digital zoom. I actually used
    the darn thing for months until I realized that I did not even have the
    dzoom activated.

    Here is an example of it. The first photo is taken from the middle of
    Lake Tahoe, looking towards Heavenly Valley (ski area). The second is a
    max optical zoom of the mountain peak. I had this on a fast shutter
    speed, but keep in mind that this is on a boat moving to the left of
    the picture orientation at a few knots, as well as bobbing up and down.
    It would probably be sharper on a tripod.

    http://community.webshots.com/photo/274678697/274679449QiEgSf

    10x optical zoom photo. And this was hard to keep in the frame, moving
    boat, like I said, so it would probably be sharper if taken from a
    stationary position. I also reduced the image size (therefore
    introducing more pixelation) before I posted it.

    http://community.webshots.com/photo/274678697/274682619fyltUl
     
    The PhAnToM, Mar 9, 2005
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    howard Guest

    I like my 4MP (new ones are now 5 MP)
    DX6490 Kodak........
    I have a few good examples of the 38/380 zoom if you email me for a link

    Howard
     
    howard, Mar 10, 2005
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  4. The newsgroup rec.photo.digital.zlr has been set up for the high-end
    SLR-like fixed-lens cameras. You might want to ask in there for comments.
    The image-stablised Panasonic FZ20 gets many favourable comments.

    I'll cross-post and set follow-ups to that group.

    Cheers,
    David
     
    David J Taylor, Mar 10, 2005
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    Dekko Guest

    I am a pretty rank beginner. But since I like wild life and wildfowl I also
    wanted a 10X.
    I have a minolta dimage Z2 and I like it and have had decent success with
    it for what I was after. Many of the pictures on these two pages were taken
    at up to 10X, plus some of them had added from 1.5 to 4X digital zoom.

    http://terraholm.com/photos/page4.htm

    http://terraholm.com/photos/page5.htm
     
    Dekko, Mar 10, 2005
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    Dekko Guest

    I took some zoom samples today and put them up for you
    http://terraholm.com/photos/zoom.htm
     
    Dekko, Mar 12, 2005
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    Scott Guest

    Scott, Mar 17, 2005
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  8. I'm looking for point and shoot digital camera with at least a 10X
    It's hard to manufacture a quality 10X optical zoom lens, so anything
    you get in a P&S will offer only mediocre quality. I think you'll be
    better of buying a camera with more resolution (pixels), and
    cropping. In other words, an 8Mpix image cropped will probably offer
    better quality than a 4Mpix camera uncropped but using a longer lens.

    -Joel
     
    Dr. Joel M. Hoffman, Mar 18, 2005
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    howard Guest

    I'm looking for point and shoot digital camera with at least a 10X
    "It's hard to manufacture a quality 10X optical zoom lens, so anything
    you get in a P&S will offer only mediocre quality. I think you'll be
    better of buying a camera with more resolution (pixels), and
    cropping. In other words, an 8Mpix image cropped will probably offer
    better quality than a 4Mpix camera uncropped but using a longer lens.

    -Joel"
    ====================================================
    Is any digital camera that allows YOU the options of settings considered a
    P/S?

    My DX6490 4 MP Kodak 10x optical has a 3 separate ( I choose) zone auto
    focus, but allows me to set anything else I desire.
    My reason for this post is the part about a P/S lens that has a mediocre
    lens.
    I do not feel that the DX6490 is "merely" a P/S camera. although it can be
    used as such.
    Have you actually worked with and printed out or have printed 8x10 photos
    using a 10X digital at full extension?
    ==========================
    h
     
    howard, Mar 18, 2005
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