What the X?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Crazy Badger, Sep 14, 2016.

  1. Crazy Badger macrumors 65816

    Crazy Badger

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    #1
    I thought it was a little strange listening to Phil at the launch talking about 1x and 2x, but just about every review (and lets face it, they are predominantly American) has done the same.

    Why do people call it 'X' - as in the letter after 'v' and before 'y' in the alphabet - when its actually an 'x' - as in the mathematical multiplication symbol, generally referred to as 'times'

    It's '1 times' or '2 times' or even '10 times' zoom (although, just don't 10 times!) and nothing 'X'

    FFS :D
     
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  3. darthbane2k macrumors 6502

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  4. gigapocket1 macrumors 65816

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    #4
    You're not from America lol.. with camera's. we don't say time.. we say 10x optical zoom etc...
     
  5. sammy2066 macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you for this mild dose of afternoon entertainment - thank you! *points at you* :)
     

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