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Answered 2011-05-22 23:23:10

In digital Photography, there are a number of features that are thrown into consumer-grade cameras as "selling points." These selling points add no value to the camera, but appear impressive. One of these features is digital zoom.

Some cameras may boast an 800X digital zoom. However, the image at 800X is so grainy and indecipherable that you won't be able to make out what it is anyway. It's important to remember that the only important zoom is optical zoom. If you do end up using digital zoom, make sure to only go barely beyond the range of the optical zoom.

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