Being that I guess the zoom is digital, I'm guessing that there is no advantage to zooming in for the picture, versus crop/zoom the image afterwards. Also, I believe that if you're going to put the image on a computer, then the computers zoom/edit software, while still digital, yields a better result than zooming with the camera. (at least it does with conventional digital photography. Lastly, I would expect more camera shake if you zoom in first. Any thoughts on this?