• In digital zoom, data from the camera’s image sensor is processed digitally, enlarging the
center area of the picture to fill the frame. Unlike optical zoom, digital zoom does not in-
crease the amount of detail visible in the picture. Instead, details visible at maximum opti-
cal zoom are simply enlarged, producing a slightly “grainy” image.
• When digital zoom is working, the focus area is fixed in the center of the frame (c97).
• When digital zoom is working, Metering is set just like nCenter-weighted (c88).
• Digital zoom is not available with wMulti-shot 16 and xUltra HS in Continuous
(c89) mode, or APORTRAIT (FACE AF), BPORTRAIT, and DNIGHT PORTRAIT in
Scene mode (c34).
When Lighting Is Poor
When lighting is poor, ISO sensitivity is raised to compensate and the image in the monitor
may be slightly grainy. This is normal and does not indicate a malfunction.