Olympus 2X Digital Zoom

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Fred S, May 25, 2014.

  1. Fred S

    Fred S Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 20, 2012
    Fred S
    EPL-5 FT 70-300

    300 mm with 2X Digital Zoom I am impressed :biggrin:
    Mine images appear a little sharper using 2X digital Zoom than cropping
    I don't know why, but it works for me

    View attachment 363686
  2. Growltiger

    Growltiger Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 26, 2014
    But it is oversharpened. There is a white line down the left edge.
  3. Fred S

    Fred S Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 20, 2012
    Fred S
    Wow that really looks bad
    I used Elements 8 to resize then to photobucket

    You have to Pixel Peep to see that Image on my monitor which I sent to Photobucket
    I just resized a little smaller and it looks better, but not much

    Photobucket ??
  4. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    Yes, Photobucket compresses and degrades all uploads.
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  5. tjdean01

    tjdean01 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 20, 2013
    I just learned about the in-camera crop function. I've been really happy with that for "zoom"!

    Here's an example. This is 100% out of camera (except for downsizing). No other PP done. Cropping done in camera too. Can you guess the lens?


    Seeing in my signature you might guess I used the 12-32 or the 11, but nope. Here's the original.
  6. b_rubenstein

    b_rubenstein Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 20, 2012
    Melbourne, FL
    The 12-40/2.8 has a lens function button which I have to digital zoom, and yes the in camera processing gives better results than cropping in post: JPG, of course.
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  7. I changed my record button to 2x zoom , works well for my other lenses that way.
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