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Jules Zetterbaum
200x digital zoom
on Nov 27, 2009 at 10:09:43 pm

The Vixia HFS100 has a digital zoom of 200x. When I try to focus at more than half of this zoom either manually or auto it stays out of focus. Is there anything I need to do to get it to focus?


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Joel Servetz
Re: 200x digital zoom
on Nov 28, 2009 at 3:32:11 pm

During more than 35 years in selling camera equipment and 20+ years in professional video production and still photography I have always told my customers to just forget about the digital zoom. It's a cool sounding selling feature, but one with little to no practical use. All you're doing is magnifying a portion of the image, destroying any chance of good resolution or focus. Especially at 100X - 200X magnification, you can't realistically expect any kind of useable image.

Joel Servetz
RGB Media Services, LLC
Sarasota, Fl
videobyjoel@aol.com


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Jules Zetterbaum
Re: 200x digital zoom
on Nov 28, 2009 at 6:21:31 pm

Thanks for the advice. When you think about it, it makes perfect sense.


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