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ISSUE: Photographs appear blocky and pixelated?

Question:
ISSUE: Photographs appear blocky and pixelated?

Answer:
Optical zoom is similar to what you'll find in a regular 35mm camera: When you push the button to zoom in or out, physical lens elements move inside the camera, to achieve the desired effect. Digital zoom, on the other hand, has no moving parts. Using the Camera CCD within the camera instead and digitally zooms in, usually two or three times closer. It is important to understand this difference, as you could end up disappointed with the result. The downside of digital zoom is that you lose quality when you do this -- your images will tend to be more "pixelated" than the same image taken with an optical zoom camera. This is due to the "interpolation" the camera uses. Most of the FUJIFILM FinePix cameras offer the optical zoom as a standard feature. To minimize the pixelated appearance of your photographs, we advise using your camera's highest quality setting.