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Kodak zi8 zoom and focus problem

I recently bought a Kodak zi8 camera. For some reason when I zoom the picture becomes soft (out of focus).

Video is great on wide angle outdoors, but even in bright sunshine the picture becomes soft when I zoom in.

What's the solution.

Thank you in advance for your help.

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We can't see what you see, but

In reply to: Kodak zi8 zoom and focus problem

the Kodak Z18 has no optical zoom. Only 4x digital zoom. Digital zoom just magnifies the pixels. "Softness" is expected when zoom is used. The only "solution" is to get closer to the subject and not use the zoom.

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We can't see what you see, but

In reply to: We can't see what you see, but

Thank you very much for your answer to my question about the Kodak zi8 zoom and focus.

I thought the solution might be to move closer to the subject rather than use the zoom. Glad you confirmed it.

Sincerely,
Steve

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Minor correction, just to be accurate...

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""Softness" is expected when zoom is used."
should read
"Softness" is expected when digital zoom is used.

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