Using the Optical Zoom

Recording pictures (basic)

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Using the Optical Zoom

You can make people and subjects appear 
closer with the 3 times optical zoom, and 
landscapes can be recorded in wide angle.

∫ To make subjects appear further away 

use (Wide)

∫ To make subjects appear closer use 

(Tele)

• The optical zoom is set to Wide (1

k) 

when the camera is turned on.

• The picture may have some distortion 

(typical example: vertical straight line bent 
outwards). This is due to the lens 
aberration, which is common to some 
extent with all photographic lenses. 
Distortion may be more visible when using 
a wider area of the zoom lens as you get 
closer to the subject.

• When using the zoom lens at high 

magnification, the quality of the picture 
can be enhanced if a tripod is used. At 
high magnification, even small 
movements can cause a slight decrease 
in picture sharpness.

• If you use the zoom function after focusing 

on the subject, focus on the subject again.

• When you record motion images, the 

zoom magnification is fixed to the value 
set at the start of recording.

• The lens is ejected or retracted according 

to the zoom position.

• Take care not to interrupt the motion of the 

lens while the zoom lever is rotated.

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