Perception of Zooming

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Jimmy Feng

Well this is my first digital advice post ever but I think it had almost become a pet peeve of mine when I see someone using the digital zoom on their phone to take a picture. If you are like me who love to use my phone to take pictures, you have probably used the digital zoom before or are still using it. And if you also own a DSLR and know a few things about photography theory, you probably feel the same way I do when you see someone using digital zoom. If you don’t know why that is, well I’m going to let you in on a little secret, digital zoom is all a perception that phone makers add in their devices to trick consumers.

The fact is, for a camera to actually zoom (AKA optical zoom)  into an object, at least three lenses are required, two to…

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