What happen to optical zoom?

Discussion in 'Video Cameras' started by Pat Carpenter, Jul 21, 2003.

  1. Even my old Sony DCR-TRV7E has 20x optical and 120x digital zoom, so
    what happened? Did the demand go away or isn't there enough room to
    fit it in? I did notice that Digital 8 models have up to 25x so what's
    the problem?
    I use a wide angle lens when required but do I have to buy a
    tele-photo as well for the new models?

    Help would be appreciated.

    Pat

    PS The old handicam has travelled many miles at very high speeds and
    suffered many gut wrenching decelerations in it's time (wife's was a
    freefall camera woman, now retired)
     
    Pat Carpenter, Jul 21, 2003
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