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[Question] About the zoom feature.

The RICOH PX has the zoom feature below (for still images).

  • 5.0x optical zoom feature (from 28 mm at the wide end to 140 mm at the tele end )
  • 2.0x super resolution zoom feature (from 140 mm to 280 mm). Combination with this super resolution zoom will allow you to use max. 10.0x (equivalent to 280 mm)
  • 4.8x digital zoom. Combination with this digital zoom will allow you to use max. 48.0x (equivalent to 1344 mm)
(35 mm filmcameras equivalent)

* Simulated image

[Super Resolution Zoom]

The Super Resolution zoom (SR zoom) technology is applied in the zoom range from 140mm - 280mm. Super Resolution zoom captured images have minimal degradation in image quality than digital zoom.
The SR zoom always work in the zoom range from 140 mm - 280 mm, when the [Digital zoom Image] is set to [Normal] (default).

Note Reference - [Digital Zoom Image] > [Normal]
Digital zoom image option

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

[Digital Zoom]

While you can use the normal zoom to enlarge the subject up to 5.0x and the super resolution zoom, digital zooming allows you to enlarge the subject still further (up to another 4.8x at maximum).
To use the digital zooming, turn and hold the zoom lever toward until the maximum magnification is reached on the zoom bar, then momentarily release the zoom lever, and then turn the zoom lever again toward . The digital zoom magnification will be displayed on the zoom bar.

Zoom operations

In a shooting mode, turn the zoom lever to the tele side (to the right), or to the wide side (to the left).

Zoom lever

The zoom bar at the left on the screen will show the current zoom position.

zoom bar example

The white part of the zoom bar indicates the optical zoom (up to 5.0x).
The green part of the zoom bar indicates the Super Resolution zoom (up to another 2.0x, combination with the optical zoom up to 10.0x). When using the Super Resolution zoom, [SR] symbol and the zoom ratio (green) appear above the zoom bar.
When using the digital zoom, [DZ] symbol and the zoom ratio (yellow) appears above the zoom bar.

Auto Resize zoom in [Digital Zoom Image] options

Auto resize zoom option is also available when you set [Auto Resize] for [Digital zoom Image] in the Setup menu. (Only when [Picture Quality/Size] is set to [16M] 4:3).

Zoom feature in movies

The Super Resolution zoom is unavailable in the movie mode. Only digital zoom is available, the maximum digital zoom magnification varies depending on the movie size.

  • The Super Resolution zoom is enabled when the [Normal] option (default) is selected for [Digital Zoom Image] in the Setup menu.
  • [About the Setup menu operations.]
  • If [Super Resolution] is set to [On] in the Shooting menu, the [SR] icon will be displayed even in the optical zoom range.
  • [What is the Super Resolution feature ?]
  • The Super Resolution zoom cannot be used in movie mode, continuous mode.
  • In the Premium shot mode, available zoom feature varies depending on the selected mode. See the chart below.
Optical zoom > SR zoom > Digital zoom Optical zoom > Digital zoom Digital zoom only
P, Sweets, Snow, Sports, Sepia, Party, Beach, Pets, Portrait, Landscape, Loupe, Skew Correct Mode, Fireworks, Black & White, Night Portrait, Cooking Cross Process, Soft Focus, Toy Camera, High Contrast B&W, Miniaturize Auction, Hand-Held Night Scn

* Other limitations for each shooting mode, see below.
Answer ID: px01062
Date created: June 10, 2011
Date modified: --
Product: RICOH PX
Operating system: --
Category: Hardware specifications, Hardware operations
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