Is there any point to a digital zoom?

Is there any point to a digital zoom?
'The answer to the question in the title of this article would normally have been answered by me with a resounding NO! But the above samples from my Nokia 1020 smartphone have somewhat changed my opinion, at least for this particular camera. '
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Panasonic Lumix Smart Camera CM1 Review - Part 2 - The CM1 compared to Nokia Lumia 1020 - Is this 'Camera Future?'

 Panasonic Lumix Smart Camera CM1 Review - Part 2 - The CM1 compared to Nokia Lumia 1020 - Is this 'Camera Future?'
'So, these devices are what they are. Really useful if you want to travel light and shoot inconspicuously, but full mirrorless camera functionality, speed and quality? Not yet (But getting closer all the time.) And no I'm not about to sell everything off and just use my phones just yet, attractive proposition in terms of the long term prospects for my back that might be. But both devices (lets call them cameras because they deserve it) But both cameras are incredibly useful in many situations when they are exactly the right tool for the job.'
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OLYMPUS OM-D E-M5 II REVIEW - High-Res images - Adobe Camera Raw

OLYMPUS OM-D E-M5 II REVIEW - High-Res images - Adobe Camera Raw
'.....but these Olympus high-res files offer genuine jaw dropping resolution. And yes they may take significantly more effort to produce than from other high spec. cameras, but it's certainly something that I and I'm sure many others will take advantage of. m4/3 just grew up. Literally!! '
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Fuji X-T1 16-55mm zoom compared to Sony A7 Mk II 35mm prime

Fuji X-T1 16-55mm zoom compared to Sony A7 Mk II 35mm prime
'I carried out a very interesting test today, that surprised me and I suspect will surprise you too. I've been very impressed by the 16-55mm f/2.8 Fuji zoom and I thought I'd give it a tough comparison test, up against the Sony Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 lens on the full-frame A7 Mk II.'
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Metabones Speed Booster ULTRA for Fuji X cameras

Metabones Speed Booster ULTRA for Fuji X cameras
'I've just got myself the new improved (allegedly!) Metabones speed booster ULTRA for my Fuji X cameras and Nikon lenses. This is the adapter that makes 'FF' lenses approximate the same focal length on APS-C sensors and provides a 1 stop light gathering boost as well. '
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Fuji XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR Fujinon zoom lens Review - Raw files and jpgs. for download

Fuji XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR Fujinon zoom lens Review - Raw files and jpgs. for download
'So that you can see what the Fuji XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR Fujinon zoom lens is capable of for yourselves, I've shot some raw files and jpgs. at IS0 200, f/2.8 and f/5.6 on my X-T1 and made them available for download HERE (or click the image above).'
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Fuji XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR Fujinon zoom lens Review - f/2.8 and low light

Fuji XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR Fujinon zoom lens Review - f/2.8 and low light
'But where this lens shines is as an all-round high quality versatile work lens that will handle a huge variety of jobs and do them with aplomb. I love it, and to be honest I suspect that most Fuji fans will feel much the same. And ultimately, if you want it and you can afford it, who am I to discourage you?'
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Leica T (Typ 701) and Fuji X100s comparisons

Leica T (Typ 701) and Fuji X100s comparisons
'Since getting my Leica Summicron-T 23mm F2 ASPH Lens I now have the opportunity to see how this measures up against my Fuji X100s which also has a 23mm f/2 lens. I thought I would look at three things. How f/2 compares on each lens, what the jpgs. that are produced look like at ISO 200 and 3200 and how easy it is to manually focus the lenses.'
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FUJI X - X-Trans or Bayer CMOS Sensor? The Adobe Camera raw issue.

FUJI X - X-Trans or Bayer CMOS Sensor? The Adobe Camera raw issue.
'First off, let me make clear that this article relates to how the Fuji X-Trans sensor compares to the Bayer CMOS sensor in the Fuji X-A1, with regard to raw files processed in Photoshop CS6 / ACR and the OOC jpgs. Raw files processed in other software, such as Photo Ninja and Iridient Developer is a whole other story. In fact the raw files processed from either camera in either of these 'alternative' software apps are very similar (and incidentally very sharp and detailed) and for me, this is still the best way to see what a Fuji X camera + XF lenses is capable of. However, Lightroom and Photoshop are the most commonly used raw development software applications and this is where all the issues have occurred. I'll also been very critical of how Fuji process their out of camera jpgs. and I thought I'd deal with this also.'
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The Fuji X-A2

The Fuji X-A2
'So the Fuji X-A2 is announced. To a somewhat muted fanfare it has to be said. However, for me, there is one VERY interesting thing about this camera. It DOESN'T have an X-Trans sensor. The commonly held belief is that it is the Sony 16MP Bayer C-MOS sensor used in many other cameras, including of course my Leica T (Typ 701) So, in effect, it is possible to see how those Fuji XF lenses perform in front of a well established and well regarded sensor.'
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Sensor snobbery - 1", 4/3. APS-C, FF sensors compared. Just how much of a difference is there?

Sensor snobbery - 1", 4/3. APS-C, FF sensors compared. Just how much of a difference is there?
'As ever, the specs. of a camera, a sensor or a lens don't tell the whole story and there are all sorts of ways to get more from our gear than we might initially assume. Particularly if we listen to some of the know-it-alls on the photographic internet, which is always a bad idea. Since in actual fact, they usually 'know' much less than they think they do.'
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Comparison between Olympus m4/3 and Nikon 'full-frame'

Comparison between Olympus m4/3 and Nikon 'full-frame'
'I was reminded of when the Panasonic G1 was announced and some reviewers were 'shocked' to find that at base ISO the G1 was very close, if not actually better, than the 'full-frame' Nikon D3 and D700.'
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Are the Apple iPad air 2 / iPhone 6 genuine photographic tools? Nokia 1020 Raw Samples and iPad AIR 2 jpg. samples.

Are the Apple iPad air 2 / iPhone 6 genuine photographic tools? Nokia 1020 Raw Samples and iPad AIR 2 jpg. samples.
Since the camera on it is much the same specs. as an iPhone 6 and supposedly very similar* (See below). I thought I'd have a look at what it can do. And despite the general view that it looks a bit strange taking pictures with an iPad, it does have the advantage of that incredible screen, which as you imagine is very good indeed for framing and composition.'
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