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 Like its predecessor, the S21 Ultra can zoom up to 100X thanks to Samsung’s Space Zoom tech, but the addition of a 10X optical zoom lens should make a huge difference. Michael Simon, PCWorld, "Samsung's new Galaxy S21 lineup chooses refinement over reinvention," 14 Jan. 2021 Then Apple came out with a budget $400 iPhone called the SE, and in the fall, Google cut the price (and a few features like the zoom lens) on its Pixel 5 model from $800 to $700. Washington Post, "Samsung says its Galaxy S21 phones work better, have four back cameras — and cost $200 less," 14 Jan. 2021 With the best resolution of any iPhone (2778 x 1284) and the best cameras (love that bigger zoom lens), the Max is for the person who lusts for the ultimate iPhone. Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY, "So you want a new iPhone? Apple's got 7. How to choose the right one for you," 13 Nov. 2020 While your smartphone’s camera might show two dots in the sky, those with a digital single-lens reflex camera, or at least a camera with a zoom lens that attaches to a tripod, will likely get better results. Dan Falk, National Geographic, "In rare sky show, Jupiter and Saturn will nearly 'touch' on the winter solstice," 14 Dec. 2020 Apple's selling points are an improved camera over the less expensive $999 12 Pro, with bigger image pixels for better low-light performance, and an impressive zoom lens that will bring you closer to the action than any other iPhone. Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY, "Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max has superb camera, but differences will be hard to notice," 12 Nov. 2020 Thanks to the ergonomic grip, this camera pairs well with an all-around zoom lens, such as the XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR, to make the perfect one-lens travel kit. Mark Thiessen, National Geographic, "Here are the best compact cameras for 2021," 25 Nov. 2020 Where the Max does trump all the other iPhone cameras is with its zoom lens, which comes in tighter, thanks to its 65mm focal length, an increase over the 52mm on the 12 Pro. Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY, "So you want a new iPhone? Apple's got 7. How to choose the right one for you," 13 Nov. 2020 The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini feature a dual-camera system on the back, with wide and ultra wide lenses, while the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Max add a telephoto zoom lens. Kaya Yurieff, CNN, "A first look at the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro," 20 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of zoom lens

1932, in the meaning defined above

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27 Jan 2021

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“Zoom lens.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zoom%20lens. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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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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