From: Roger Turk <73527.1356(--nospam--at)compuserve.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Apr 1999 14:03:50 -0400
Bill King wrote:
. > A side question on these digital cameras, what are the best zooms
. > currently available for them? Quite a few of them have optical and
. > digital zooms, does anyone have any experience with these features?
>From what I understand, that while you theoretically can get tremendous
magnification via digital zoom, the clarity is not comparable to optical
zoom. Large digital zooms give you the block effects that TV uses to obscure
faces/features so that they cannot be identified.
Consumer Reports recently had a comparison on digital cameras that anyone who
is considering them should look at.
A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)