Original topic:

Telephoto lens while recording video

(Topic created on: 3/6/21 6:15 PM)
d00m7985
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So, I have heard that the telephoto lens on the Note 20 Ultra is only used in video when not using pro video mode.

I'd like to ask how that works? When I zoom into where the tele is supposed to start (about 5×), it still looks like the same digital zoom my Note 3 was using back in 2013 (to some extent, the digital zoom on my Note 3 actually looked better).

Relevant screenshots hosted on my site since I can't attach photos here. View for yourself (on a monitor capable of viewing full res for best results). I get the feeling telephoto, unlike what a lot of reviewers and tech bloggers claim, is not used at all in video mode.

4× preset in video zoom

5× where the tele lens is supposed to cut in

5× where the telephoto cuts in during photo mode for comparison (the text on my Milwaukee driver box there is almost discernible as text)
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d00m7985
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I feel this bears mention, I'm not trying to use the "space zoom", I was more just hoping 10× would be moderately less garbage since there is a lens built to propose for telephoto.
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d00m7985
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Oh, okay, the tele lens works when you dial the video resolution way far down.

This phone retails for how much again?
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