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It's an even split when it comes to people using digital zoom (poll results)

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It's an even split when it comes to people using digital zoom (poll results)
Yesterday we asked if, and how often, you made use of your smartphone camera's digital zoom feature. And a bit surprisingly, the numbers came back indicating a pretty even, 50-50 split. Just under 50% never make use of the feature, while ~9% and ~42% do so all the time/occasionally, respectively. 

There are good reasons for this split, as are there for and against digital zooming. On the positive, digital zooming can be useful to avoid post-shot cropping, and with setting the proper exposure and getting the right perspective directly from the viewfinder. Proper exposure, in particular, can be a pretty important win for digital zoom depending on the scenario. 

On the other hand, digital zooming is nothing more or less than software-assisted magnification of the information captured by the camera, meaning detail is sacrificed in the process—especially if you go wild with it.

Here them numbers:

Do you use your smartphone camera's digital zoom?

Yes, all the time
8.79%
Yes, but rarely
41.7%
No
49.52%

What do you think?

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