Coolpix 775 zoom issue...
I'm really fond of my new CP 775, but am new to digital photography...particulary this camera that has such physically small optics. Is that why the image quality goes into the sewer when I zoom even a LITTLE BIT? When the camera is zoomed all the way out, or on the macro setting, the images are clear, crisp, and amazingly sharp. But if I zoom in at all, BAM...the image is fuzzed out and unusable. I've only had the thing for three weeks. Anybody think it's defective, or just a quirk of this model? Thanks.
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BJNicholls Charter MemberMon 29-Oct-01 11:24 PM
LAST EDITED ON Oct-30-01 AT 01:56 AM (GMT)
The 775 didn't fare well in dpreview comparative tests:
Lens quality is probably the main cause of the soft images. Other cameras with similar chip resolution produce considerably sharper images.
If you want to see the full review of the 775, here's the start of the review:
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jnscbl Basic MemberTue 30-Oct-01 03:44 AM
Before you throw it in the trash, try one thing--on a bright day, extend the zoom to the telephoto end, and rest the camera on a table or something (a tripod would be nice) while you release the shutter, very gently. Better yet, use the timer if it has one. If the image is still "fuzzed out and unusable", it may be defective. I don't think this little exercise will cost you anything.---scott
"I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it."
#3. "RE: Coolpix 775 zoom issue..." | In response to Reply # 0
Hi,there may be some softness with the 775 but it would not be very visible if at all on a 8x10 print. However I would check on the AF, as it can cause some defocussing, while zooming, unless you let the image settle. I did check it against the IXUS range of cameras, which are popular, but they looked a lot worse. From the picture I took with it, it seems quite normal. All the other reviews I have seen do not seem to mention much about any softness. It's an excellent cam and is already something of a
classic, check out Moose Petersens review at
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