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Zoom

To focus the lens of a camera such that it appears that a photographer is closer to or farther away from a picture he/she takes. If the photographer focuses so that the subject appears closer, he/she is said to zoom in; if the photographer focuses so that the subject appears farther away, he/she is said to zoom out. Zooming became possible with the invention of the Zoomar lens in 1959.
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Large field of view zooms, like the Navitar Zoom 7000 (18-108 mm focal length) and Varifocal zooms (6-13 mm), are ideal for a large variety of factory floor inspection system production lines.
With eDrive, users can easily program such functions as zoom and focus settings into a lens for precise, automated repeatability via an easy-to-use LCD menu, assignable "soft" function buttons, and the rocker switch built into the lens grip.
In addition to their widescreen capabilities, the new ZR camcorders feature Genuine Canon 25x Optical Zooms, Canon's longest optical zoom ever in a camcorder (800x Digital Zoom featured in the ZR500 and ZR600 models, and 1000x Optical Zoom featured in the ZR700).
Users can maneuver Nuance ZOOMS as if it were a magnifying glass, moving across the screen to enlarge various elements.
0-megapixel, 10x optical zoom digital cameras: the new C-770 Ultra Zoom and C-765 Ultra Zoom.
1-megapixel CCD and versatile zoom lens provide high-resolution, clear and crisp images," said Jon Sienkiewicz, vice president of marketing, Minolta Corporation's Consumer Products Group.
The new DV camcorders, with their stylish and compact design, offer consumers the latest in digital imaging technology, along with an extended optical and digital zoom range, USB terminal and image software* for high speed transfer of digital photos to a computer, a 2.
Enhancement Technology, 6X Zoom, and 12MB Memory, the PhotoPC 750Z