Take for example my Canon S2 IS, it says it has a 35mm equiv. of 36-432mm. But why is the lens barrel so short, compared to SLR lenses?
And i noticed that on the lens, it says 6-72mm. Also, the EXIF of its photos indeed shows 6mm at full wide angle and 72mm at full telephoto. I realized that 6-72mm when multiplied by 6 gives the 36-432mm as stated above. What's the relationship here? Anyone care to explain?