Thursday, November 17, 2011
OK, the zoom is mindblowing
My new camera offers - it says on the case - a "4x optical zoom." That's one reason I picked it over another similar PowerShot that had only the same 3.5 zoom that my old one had.
So I'm standing around taking outdoor pictures a couple days ago.....
.... and I noticed people out in the marsh oystering, which they do at low tide. I thought I'd see if the 4x got enough detail to show what's going on out there. I hit the zoom lever and it crept up to 4x, then hesitated. Before I could think to let go of the lever, it started up again and kept zooming until the display told me it was giving me 16x.
I. am. in. awe.
Here's another one. From this:
My happiness level with the new PowerShot is increasing. A lot.