Canon SD 800 filming question.

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by sam10685, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. sam10685 macrumors 68000

    sam10685

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    This is probably in the wrong thread but since it's a camera and not a video camcorder, I thought I'd put it here. I just have one quick question. When filming with these camera's, can you operate the optical zoom while filming or just the digital zoom?
     
  2. Grimace macrumors 68040

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    with many cameras, neither. you can adjust the zoom ahead of time but once recording begins, it stays locked.
     
  3. Dave00 macrumors 6502a

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    I know you can't use the optical zoom, but the digital zoom I'm fairly sure is operational, if not that functional. (Digital zoom just gets you a blocky lower-resolution section of the frame.)

    Dave
     
  4. Grimace macrumors 68040

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    Ah, you're probably right. I turn off the optical zoom in the Menu preferences so that I don't accidentally use it when taking normal shots.
     
  5. sam10685 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thank you guys. :) The digital zoom is adjustable while filming on the SD600 but not the optical zoom. So I sold it to my dad and bought a camcorder. The camcorder is excellent but it's way too hard to operate. I was hoping the SD800 was better at it.
     

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