You'll always get more noise the closer you get with a digital zoom -- it's all software and zooming-in just re-processes the same data. Unfortunately, simply cropping an un-zoomed digital photo and enlarging it to the same size will probably also result in artifacts/noise; It's all the same data, just blowed-up real good and massaged a bit.
Which is why using a digital zoom is undesirable in many (most?) situations ...
Nothing beats glass, baby ;-)
Having said that.. I still think PS will rez up better than camera software.
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Originally Posted By: MacBozo
Carrying my Fuji around all the time is not an option, unfortunately. Shooting with the iPhone is convenient, if not reliable/consistent, when you have only a few seconds to grab a quick shot.
Don't get me wrong, I agree completely -- I take most of my photos with the iPhone just because of the immediacy. Just try to stay away from the digital zoom if you can because of its obvious limitations ;-)
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