25 Jan 2007, 00:00

Digital Camera's digital zoom VS The Gimp zoom

Here are 3 pictures I shot with a Fuji F30 at 6.3 megapixels.

  1. First Picture: No camera zoom and zoomed 18.5x on the computer (using The Gimp).
  2. Second one: 3x optical zoom and 6.2x on the computer.
  3. Third one: 3x optical zoom and 6.2x camera digital zoom.

Conclusion: In the case of the Fuji F30, using your camera’s digital zoom gives better results than what you can achieve with an image editing software zoom (results may vary with a different camera).

Digital Camera - Digital and Optical Zoom Zomparison