Casio EXILIM EX-H5 User Guide

Optical Zoom and Digital Zoom Switch Point

Optical Zoom and Digital Zoom Switch Point

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Snapshot Tutorial

If you hold the zoom controller towards z (Telephoto), the zoom operation will stop 
when the optical zoom factor reaches its maximum. Momentarily releasing the zoom 
controller and then holding it again towards z (Telephoto) will switch to digital 
zoom, which you can use to set an even higher zoom factor.

• During zoom, a zoom bar on the monitor screen shows the current zoom setting.

• An image deterioration icon (Ù) will appear on the monitor screen at the point 

where image deterioration starts.

• The image deterioration point 

depends on the image size (page 
33). The smaller the image size, the 
higher the zoom factor you can use 
before reaching the image 
deterioration point.

• Though digital zoom generally 

causes a deterioration of image 
quality, some digital zoom without 
image deterioration is possible with 
image sizes of “8M” and smaller. 
The range in which you can use 
digital zoom without image 
deterioration is indicated on the 
display. The deterioration point 
depends on the image size.

Optical Zoom and Digital Zoom Switch Point

10X to 62.4X

Undeteriorated image 

quality range

1X

40X to 159.4X

Zoom pointer (Indicates current zoom.)

Image deterioration

Optical/digital zoom switch point

*

10X optical zoom point

Deteriorated image 

quality range

Image 

Size

Maximum 

Zoom Factor

Undeteriorated 

zoom limit

12M

40X

10X

3:2

40X

10X

16:9

40X

10X

8M

49X

12.3X

5M

62.4X

15.6X

3M

78X

19.5X

VGA

159.4X

62.4X