Allows the user to get a close up image of far away subjects. In the optical range the image is magnified by the lens. In the digital range the image is enlarged electronically.
This system incorporates four independent electret condenser microphones and is linked with the zoom operation of the lens, so the microphones’ directionality and sensitivity are adjusted as the zoom is activated. The directionality adjusts in 256 steps from wide to zoom, so voices and sounds are recorded naturally and correspond with the images. Wide mode emphasises the stereophonic ambience, while zoom mode narrows the recording direction to capture monaural-like sound from a distant subject.