Nikon COOLPIX L23 User Manual

Using the Zoom

Using the Zoom

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Using the Zoom

Use the zoom control to activate optical zoom.

Rotate the zoom control to 

g to zoom in on the 

subject.

Rotate the zoom control to 

f to zoom out.

• When the camera is turned on, the zoom is at 

the widest position.

• The zoom indicator is displayed at the top of 

the monitor when the zoom control is rotated.

Digital Zoom

When the camera is zoomed in to the maximum optical zoom position, rotating 
and holding the zoom control at 

g triggers digital zoom.

Digital zoom can magnify the subject up to about 4× beyond the maximum 
magnification of the optical zoom.

• The camera focuses in the center of the frame and the focus area is not 

displayed when digital zoom is in effect.

Zoom out

f

Zoom in

g

Digital zoom

Optical zoom

Maximum magnification 

of optical zoom

Digital zoom is in effect

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Digital Zoom and Interpolation

Unlike optical zoom, digital zoom uses a digital imaging process known as interpolation to magnify 
images, resulting in slight deterioration of picture quality according to the image mode (

A 49) and 

digital zoom magnification.

Interpolation is applied at zoom positions beyond V when taking still images. When zoom is 
increased beyond the V position, interpolation is initiated and the zoom indicator turns yellow to 
indicate that interpolation is being applied.

The position of V moves to the right as image size decreases, allowing for confirmation of the 
zoom positions at which shooting without interpolation is possible at the current image mode 
setting.

When the image size is small