Originally Posted by DroidL
As for what you are saying about the zoom, I don't think the camera has any real optical zoom and think using the screen to zoom in and out being digital zoom you are far better off moving closer to the object if possible rather then use Digital Zoom. Of course if you use digital zoom the image will degrade.
You're right of course. But that's the advantage of having a higher mega pixel count in the camera: if you digitally "zoom" in with a higher count camera, it won't degrade as much as doing the same thing with a lower mega pixel count. So theoretically, you can zoom in a bit with GN3, and still wind up with the same amount of pixels in your image as a non-zoomed GN2 picture.