In digital zoom, data from the camera's image sensor are processed digitally, enlarging the center
portion of the picture to fill the frame. Unlike optical zoom, digital zoom does not increase the
amount of detail visible in the picture. Instead, details visible at maximum optical zoom are simply
enlarged, producing a slightly "grainy" image. Note that the effects of digital zoom are not visible
in the viewfinder - use the monitor when framing pictures with digital zoom. Digital zoom is not
available when the monitor is off or when Multi-shot 16 is selected in the CONTINUOUS menu
When Lighting Is Poor
When lighting is poor, sensitivity is raised to compensate and the image in the monitor may be
slightly mottled. This is normal and does not indicate a malfunction.
Monitor or Viewfinder?
Use the monitor to confirm camera settings at a glance while at the same time viewing an image
that shows how the final picture will appear. This is particularly useful when the image in the view-
finder does not accurately reflect what will appear in the final picture, for example when:
• your subject is less than a meter (3´3") from the camera
• digital zoom is in effect
Use the viewfinder when you want to save power by turning the monitor off (Q 5), or when
bright ambient lighting makes it difficult to see the display in the monitor.
Step 2 - Frame the Picture