Sony’s Digital Zoom Breakthrough?

By  |  Monday, July 25, 2011 at 4:14 pm

One of the core things that digital camera buyers have always needed to know is that optical zoom is good, and digital zoom is…well, maybe not bad, but kind of worthless: all it does is throw pixels away. But as PCWorld’s Tim Moynihan reports, Sony is saying that its new Cyber-shot TX55, a super-thin camera, has a digital zoom that preserves detail rather than losing it. I’m still skeptical, but I’m looking forward to seeing reviews.


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3 Comments For This Post

  1. The_Heraclitus Says:

    "The new technology uses an in-camera database to match the tone and contrast of pixels in the source image when employing digital zoom."

    This will work in a limited manner. Won't be close to actual lens zoom though.

  2. Muay Thai Says:

    A digital zoom that preserves detail? That will be the day 😛 Muay Thai Combinations | Muay Thai Kick | Martial Arts for Children

  3. Stanley Davies Says:

    So has anyone here managed to test the Cyber-shot TX55 camera? I am looking forward to seeing reviews too, because I usually shoot photos of objects that are far away and would like to get a closer shot without losing detail and quality.