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Old 07-02-2010, 05:20 PM
 
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Default What does 5x optical mean?

This is about another digital camera that says it has 5x optical/3x digital/15x total zoom. What does this mean? This is the digital camera, please leave comments, suggestions if I should get it, what is good or bad about it.

Samsung - 12.2-Megapixel Digital Camera - Blue - SL605 Blue (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Samsung+-+12.2-Megapixel+Digital+Camera+-+Blue/9765338.p?id=1218169697047&skuId=9765338 - broken link)
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Old 07-02-2010, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Venice, Fl
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This will explain the difference for you.

Optical vs. Digital Zoom - Digital Camera Reviews, Digital Photography Tutorials, Best Digital SLR Cameras - Photoxels
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