Just thought I’d show an example of Zoom camera ranges. The point and shoot type of cameras typically offer about 5 x optical zoom, and then another 5 x digital zoom. This is fine for holiday snaps, but sometimes you need a little more.
My preferred camera for shots is my Kodak Z710, which is about 3 years old now. There’s probably a newer, improved version of this camera out now, but this camera does some amazing snaps. I particularly like the fact that it has a viewfinder like a traditional camera, the current fave for LCD screen on the back is next to useless in strong sunlight.
The camera offers 10 x optical zoom, and then a further 5 x digital zoom, making a total of 50 x zoom range.
Here’s three snaps. Have a look at the peak in the middle of the first one.
The next snap is taken from the maximum optical range, so at x 10.
The peak now looks a fair bit nearer.
The final snap is of the peak at maximum digital range, so 50 x.