Optical Zoom vs. Digital Zoom

Not All Zooms Are Created Equal
Chris Miller over at Techlore unravels the mystery surrounding Optical Zoom vs Digital Zoom.

” Walking through the camera aisle of my local electronics retailer, I notice the features tag for a modest-looking digital camera on the shelf. The tag boasts that this camera has a “40x Zoom”. 40x zoom!? Wow! That sounds really great. With such incredible zooming ability, I should be able to get great close-ups on birds in flight. Or maybe I could freak my wife out with a tremendously detailed picture of a spider in all its hairy-legged glory. Right? Well no, not necessarily…”

Source: TechLore

Read the full article over at Techlore.com.