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

Examples of zoom lens in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Attach the camera to your phone, hook it up to the app, and hold the zooming lens to your face. Hana Hong, Marie Claire, "Which Personalized Skincare Is Right For You?," 29 Nov. 2019 Panasonic Lumix ZS100 for $448 ($252 off): Panasonic's compact Lumix ZS100 gives you more zoom than the competition, going for a full 10x optical zoom lens. Wired, "Our Favorite Weekend Deals on Cameras, Laptops, and More," 9 Nov. 2019 Google highlighted its new zoom lens on the back of the Pixel as the most significant 2019 addition to a device that gets its name from its emphasis on photography. Los Angeles Times, "Google packs new Pixel phones with AI and cameras in iPhone retort," 15 Oct. 2019 The 5x zoom lens is optically stabilized, which helps with shaky hands during the day, but can’t make up for the slow aperture of f/3 — your results will be pretty blurry at night. Sam Byford, The Verge, "Oppo Reno 10x Zoom review: a OnePlus 7 Pro with a better camera," 17 June 2019 At MWC Barcelona in February, the company showed off a camera with 10X lossless zoom, using an 8.6mm triple-camera system that includes a 48MP main lens and an 120-degree ultra-wide lens along with a 160mm zoom lens. Michael Simon, PCWorld, "Oppo announces the ultimate notch killer: an under-screen selfie cam," 26 June 2019 To accomplish such a feat, Oppo crafted an 8.6mm triple-camera system that includes a 48MP main lens and an 120-degree ultra-wide lens along with a 160mm zoom lens. Michael Simon, PCWorld, "Oppo's phone tech goes futuristic with 5G and a 10X lossless zoom camera," 23 Feb. 2019 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

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First Known Use of zoom lens

1932, in the meaning defined above

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“Zoom lens.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zoom%20lens. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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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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