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05/26/2003 12:47:11 PM · #1
I am thinking of buying a new camera with a better optical zoom. My camera now is 3x optical. Could I get a better zoom at 6x optical. Any problems with that much zoom?
Doris
05/26/2003 12:50:56 PM · #2
On my S602 I have 6x but the 8x of my casio spoiled me!!

The more zoom the better IMO!

Message edited by author 2003-05-26 12:51:33.
05/26/2003 01:05:34 PM · #3
Since 3x optical is pretty much standard for mid and lower range digital camera models, you're going to have to be willing to shell out quite a bit more money to get a 6x optical zoom. Not that it isn't worth it, I don't know because my 2500 is all I've ever had, but it's going to cost you a lot more than your 2500 did.

Message edited by author 2003-05-26 13:05:56.
05/26/2003 01:54:59 PM · #4
my camera has 6x optical zoom and isn't wildly expensive

Take a look at the fuji 2800z

It's fairly simple as far as other features go, but if you're looking for an inexpensive camera with a lot of zoom, it could be the way to go
05/26/2003 01:57:58 PM · #5
The Olypus c2100uz has 10x optical with 2.7 digital and didn't cost an arm and a leg. Does nice pics with lots of bells and whisles
05/26/2003 02:25:45 PM · #6
My camera was under $300. Just took these shots through my dirty living room window...

No Zoom:
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6X
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No edit except crop. I try to stick with the optical zoom and not use the digital zoom, but occasionally, I give in to temptation...

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Message edited by author 2003-05-26 14:30:53.
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