It's an even split when it comes to people using digital zoom (poll results)
posted by Chris P. / Apr 28, 2016, 3:19 AM
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
Yes, but rarely
What do you think?
Posts: 5695; Member since: Feb 10, 2013
Just wanted to clarify some thing Super resolution is not upscaling, and definitely not simple cropping or digital zoomimg Super resolution does improve detail levels compared to upscaling/cropping/digital zooming and also can reduce noise But at the cost of time and processinghttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
I wish more OEMs add this feature, like they've all add optional HDR and EIS
Its great for zooming, far better than upscaling, cropping or digital zoomimg
Like EIS/OIS, optical zooming is still king
But Super resolution is better than upscaling and cropping/digital zooming
posted on Apr 28, 2016, 3:21 AM 1
Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012
So, 50% of people are twits that don't understand how digital zoom works?
posted on Apr 28, 2016, 3:26 AM 0
Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015
Some are just too lazy to manually crop the image.
posted on Apr 28, 2016, 3:36 AM 0
Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014
Last time I used digital zoom was when I was spying on my crush lol! High school.. Good times
posted on Apr 28, 2016, 3:28 AM 2
Posts: 538; Member since: Apr 04, 2014
Just because I occasionally use it doesn't mean that it is any good! Its just quicker to send to someone than taking a picture, opening another app to crop it, then trying to remember where the damn app saves the resultant edit. And sometimes you really just don't want that wide a view. The phone is only for snaps anyway; anything proper I use my 30x optical zoom compact camera. Even that loses quality because at full zoom its effective aperture causes artifacts unless the light is really bright - not too frequent in the UK.
posted on Apr 28, 2016, 5:40 PM 0
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