Movie Crop: Equal to digital zoom?


maisatomai

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Hi just checking, is movie crop on a 550d equal to the analogy of using digital zoom on a digital camera? Will cropping using software like Windows Movie maker be better?
 

ExplorerZ

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edit: just read about the cropping, quote from dpreview

"GA footage using the middle of the sensor (as opposed to downsampling the entire frame), giving the equivalent of a digital teleconverter."

so technically, it ain't really digital zoom.
 

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maisatomai

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Seems good. With a 1.6X crop 7.2X movie crop, it will become a 10X magnifier. A 85mm f1.8 lens will become 850mm f1.8... Amazing isn't it?
 

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