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Okay. So anything above 3 will start to show noticeable PQ degrading. Got it.
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Okay. So anything above 3 will start to show noticeable PQ degrading. Got it.

It really depends on the lens. Generally speaking though, the more zoom range you have, the more image quality has to be sacrificed, or the more cost has to increase.
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So any zoom degrades PQ? I feel like such a noob.

yes any zoom degrades IQ.

but for most applications it really doesnt matter if you dont need the extra light or DOF (depth of field).

the problem is when there is a HUGE range the zoom has to cover (from wide to telephoto), a lot more compromises needs to be made in order to get acceptable IQ through the whole range. thats why most high quality DSLR lenses (L/Zeiss/Leica/etc) will not have a lens with over 3x zoom, there are exceptions 28-300L for example.
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Okay. So anything above 3 will start to show noticeable PQ degrading. Got it.

no necessarily, if you look at the example above (28-300L) that lens is SIGNIFICANTLY BIGGER AND MORE EXPENSIVE then a 18-270 tamron. both lens covers roughly the same X multiplier.
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It seems pretty obvious the bigger the lens, the more zoom and better quality but the point of noticeable IQ degrading is higher but that doesn't matter here since I'm looking for a compact.

Edit: I'm full of Sony hate right now due to the fail customer support for the PSP repair. They rejected it. Anyways, I'm not so fond of Sony's stuff right now. So, the current candidates are the Canon S95, Nikon S8100 (not in 1st anymore), Panasonic Lumix FH-25, and some Nikons (still looking at them).

Edit: I think I'll want to keep it under $270.

Edit: Is the Nikon S6100 good?
Edited by HybridCore - 5/17/11 at 6:03pm
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Originally Posted by HybridCore;13541212 
It seems pretty obvious the bigger the lens, the more zoom and better quality but the point of noticeable IQ degrading is higher but that doesn't matter here since I'm looking for a compact.

Edit: I'm full of Sony hate right now due to the fail customer support for the PSP repair. They rejected it. Anyways, I'm not so fond of Sony's stuff right now. So, the current candidates are the Canon S95, Nikon S8100 (not in 1st anymore), Panasonic Lumix FH-25, and some Nikons (still looking at them).

Edit: I think I'll want to keep it under $270.

Edit: Is the Nikon S6100 good?

The highlighted parts are just false. Beyond that, we've already said our parts, and it is your money to spend.
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Okay. Thanks.
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