What the X?

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

  1. Crazy Badger macrumors 65816

    Crazy Badger

    Apr 1, 2008
    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
  2. DadBod630 Suspended

    Oct 13, 2015
  3. darthbane2k macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2009
  4. gigapocket1 macrumors 68000

    Mar 15, 2009
    You're not from America lol.. with camera's. we don't say time.. we say 10x optical zoom etc...
  5. sammy2066 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 3, 2007
    Thank you for this mild dose of afternoon entertainment - thank you! *points at you* :)

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