Using the zoom lens
This camera is equipped with a 5.6 - 16.8mm zoom lens. This is equivalent to a 34 - 102mm lens on
a 35mm camera. The effect of the optical zoom is visible in both the viewfinder and LCD monitor.
To zoom in on the subject, push the
tele zoom button.
To zoom out, push the wide zoom
The digital-zoom function can
increase the power of the lens. The
digital zoom is activated in the setup
menu (p. 75).
Because the optical viewfinder and the lens are slightly separated, the image seen through one
is not exactly the same as the other; this is called parallax. Parallax can cause errors in fram-
ing when using the viewfinder at close distances. When the subject is closer than 1m (3ft) at
the lens’ wide-angle position or 3m (9.8ft) at the telephoto position, use the monitor to com-
pose the image.