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Internal zoom lenses

by a4phantom / April 11, 2005 3:04 AM PDT

Some new cameras have internal zoom lenses that don't protrude. The Sony T1, the Konica Minolta X50, the Nikon Coolpix S1. It's a great concept, I'd think that it would help prevent dust from getting into the camera and possibly mitigate camera-shake a little for those of us with bad hands (by reducing the length between the lens and the camera's axis of rotation when it shakes).

So how does it work out in practice?

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I use a Minolta Dimage X20
by rgfitz / April 11, 2005 11:29 AM PDT
In reply to: Internal zoom lenses

and it works fine. The reviews typically say the images are "soft" for the Dimage pocket cameras but they look fine to me. All you have to remember is to keep your left hand fingers away from the lens.

See:

http://home.earthlink.net/~rgfitz/

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Snapshot?
by a4phantom / April 20, 2005 6:38 AM PDT

Thanks, nice pictures! Have other people had good experiences with internal zooms? Snapshot, any expert opinions?

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Internal Lenses
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / April 20, 2005 8:10 AM PDT
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To keep getting cameras thinner, they have to try new things.

This usually means - "compromise".

I have never heard any of the reviewers say that internal lenses are better that external lenses.

The word "soft" comes up occasionally.

Even with the size of some of these thin cameras, they take pretty good photos.

People who have owned low cost film cameras will tell you that they get better pictures with a digital camera. At least 50% of their problem of picture quality with film cameras was due to poor film/picture processing.

Remember those Polaroid cameras - talk about soft photos.

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