from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To make a continuous low-pitched buzzing or humming sound.
- intransitive v. To move while making such a sound.
- intransitive v. To climb suddenly and sharply. Used of an airplane.
- intransitive v. To move about rapidly; swoop.
- intransitive v. To simulate movement rapidly away from or toward a subject using a zoom lens.
- intransitive v. Computer Science To cause text or other graphics in a window or frame to appear larger on the screen.
- transitive v. To cause to zoom.
- n. The act or sound of zooming.
- n. A zoom lens.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a humming noise from something moving very fast
- n. a quick ascent
- n. a big increase
- n. an augmentation of a view as with a lens
- v. to move fast with a humming noise
- v. to fly an airplane straight up
- v. to move rapidly
- v. to go up sharply
- v. to change the focal length of a zoom lens
- v. to manipulate a display so as to magnify or shrink it
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. rise rapidly
- n. the act of rising upward into the air
- v. move with a low humming noise
- v. move along very quickly
- n. a rapid rise
Gulp catches all species had a lot of succes with the minnow zoom is great for smallmouth the fluke and lizard
The super zoom is a camera slightly larger than a point and shoot.
The zoom is WAY better, and it now has a roll button for quick mode changes.
Digital zoom is universally terrible, and you want nothing to do with it.
Optical zoom is where elements in the lens actually move to bring the object closer.
Digital zoom is where the optical zoom maxes out and the camera starts doing some questionable CSI-like zoom and enhance nonsense.
I did lose the 2x zoom from the Treo, but I gained a flash.
But again, 6x vs 3x zoom is an easier number to sell on then “24mm versus 37mm wide angle in 35mm equivalent viewing angle”.
The zoom is wonderfully telescopic, ranging 12X, all the way from the 35mm equivalent of 36 to an astounding 432 (!), yet clearly bright at 2.8 f/stop, which is perfect for low light without flash, and -- the key innovation here -- it employs image stabilization.
"Digital zoom" is code word for "crop and resize", and unlike telefocus zoom does not produce high quality pictures.