Now, digital zoom ain't nothing like optical zoom. In essence, you're cropping a high resolution image and sacrificing some detail in the process. But in some cases this may well be worth it—especially if you'll be cropping post-shot anyway. There are other reasons too, like setting proper exposure for the subject of interest and getting just the right perspective. And if none of these apply, then you might simply want to get closer to the subject.
Regardless of all this, there's still a stigma attached to digital zoom. And given how it can butcher quality, that's not surprising. But is that stopping you from using digital zoom? Let us know by kicking in a vote right below!