zoom lens


Definition of zoom lens 

: a lens (as of a camera or projector) in which the image size can be varied continuously while the image remains in focus

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Today, Sony is introducing a new model, the RX100 VI, with one particularly notable change: a really long zoom lens. Jacob Kastrenakes, The Verge, "Sony’s RX100 VI adds a long zoom lens to the best compact camera," 5 June 2018 Earlier this week, Nikon unveiled the new $999 Coolpix P1000, which features a 125x optical zoom lens. Chris Welch, The Verge, "Nikon discontinues its Nikon 1 lineup of mirrorless cameras," 11 July 2018 The company taught its software to identify the patterns of a person on the move, allowing it to avoid the expensive zoom lenses and thermal sensors used in competing systems, Schimpf says. Steven Levy, WIRED, "Inside Palmer Luckey’s Bid to Build A Border Wall," 11 June 2018 Her zoom lens captured the glass spraying like confetti. Kyle Hopkins, Anchorage Daily News, "Bear killed after it smashes SUV window and climbs inside at Anchorage trailhead," 6 July 2018 Once the focus is set, use lens bands or tape the lens focus ring and the zoom ring to prevent accidentally knocking the lens out of focus and preventing zoom lens creep. Michael Stillwell, Popular Mechanics, "How To Photograph a Rocket Launch," 6 July 2018 Luckey claims this kind of deep learning, which has been perfected by computer vision experts over the years, can let Anduril bypass the expensive zoom lenses and thermal detectors offered up by other border security startups. Shoshana Wodinsky, The Verge, "Palmer Luckey’s border control tech has already caught dozens of people," 11 June 2018 It's priced at $599.95 body-only — $100 more than the X-A5, $300 less than the X-T20 — or $699.95 in a bundle with the new 15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 power zoom lens. Sam Byford, The Verge, "Fujifilm announces new X-T100 mirrorless camera for $599," 24 May 2018 In the book, Anna Fox, following a mysterious, traumatic event, becomes a recluse who takes to spying on her neighbors with a camera outfitted with a powerful zoom lens. Nicole Sperling, HWD, "Amy Adams’s Dark New Project Could Be the Next Gone Girl," 27 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of zoom lens

1932, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of zoom lens was in 1932

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English Language Learners Definition of zoom lens

: a camera lens that can make the size of the image become larger and smaller : a camera lens that can zoom in or zoom out

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