Casio EXILIM EX-ZS26 User Guide

Optical Zoom and Digital Zoom Switch Point

Optical Zoom and Digital Zoom Switch Point

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Snapshot Tutorial

NOTE

• The higher the digital zoom factor, the coarser the recorded image. Note that the 

camera also has a function that lets you record using digital zoom without image 
deterioration (page 46).

• Use of a tripod is recommended to protect against image blur due to camera 

movement when shooting with telephoto.

• Performing a zoom operation changes the lens aperture.
• Digital zoom only is available during movie recording. You can adjust the optical 

zoom setting before you press the shutter button to start movie recording.

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.

Optical Zoom and Digital Zoom Switch Point

Image deterioration indicator

Zoom bar

Focusing range
(Displayed for Auto Focus, Macro Focus, and 
Manual Focus.)

6X to 43.2X

Undeteriorated image 

quality range

1X

24X to 95.6X

Zoom pointer (Indicates current zoom.)

Image deterioration

Optical/digital zoom switch point

*

6X optical zoom point

Deteriorated image 

quality range