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[Question] What is the Super Resolution Zoom (SR zoom) ?

Super Resolution is a new feature equipped in the CX5. The Super Resolution zoom (SR zoom) technology is applied in the zoom range from 300mm - 600mm (35 mm filmcamera equivalent). Super Resolution zoom captured images have minimal degradation in image quality than digital zoom.

* Simulated image

  • In the zoom range from 300mm - 600mm always work the Super Resolution zoom. (No options available for the [Super Resolution] On / Off.)
  • The Super Resolution zoom is used, [SR] icon will be displayed above the zoom bar.

Example for zoom bar

zoom bar example

Zoom Zoom range
(35 mm film camera
Zoom bar
Optical zoom 28 - 300 mm in white No icon
Super Resolution zoom 300 - 600 mm in green [SR]
Digital zoom 600 - 2880 mm in green [SR] / [DZ]
* [SR] : Super Resolution zoom
* [DZ] : Digital zoom

While zooming, the zoom bar will be displayed as; the optical zoom in white (max. 10.7x), the Super Resolution zoom in green (max. 2.0x).
Optical zoom and SR zoom


  • The SR zoom is unavailable in the Movie mode, Continuous Mode, Creative Shooting Mode.
  • Step Zoom is available in SR zoom. If the Step Zoom is On, the focal distance will fixed as follows; 8 steps in the optical zoom, 2 steps in the SR zoom.
  • SR zoom is enabled when the [Digital Zoom Image] is set to [Normal] (default) in the Setup menu.
  • [About the Setup menu operations.]
  • If [Super Resolution] is set to [Strong] or [Weak] in the Shooting menu, the [SR] icon will be displayed even in the optical zoom range.
  • [What is the Super Resolution feature ?]
Answer ID: edc05522
Date created: January 28, 2011
Date modified: March 11, 2011
Product: CX5
Operating system: --
Category: Hardware specifications, Hardware operations
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