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Wednesday, January 5th, 2022 5:09 PM

Outdoor Camera 8x Zoom

How do you access the 8x zoom feature? Is this just pinch and zoom on the iPhone?

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2 years ago

Hi tls,

Yep, just like that. It might work better for you if you put the playing footage in fullscreen mode, by turning your phone sideways.

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So this is an outdoor camera with NO ZOOM is what you are saying.  It is misleading to state that it has 8X Zoom.  I am returning my outdoor cameras.

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@ranger​ our cameras use digital zoom. Unfortunately, no fancy AI-based zoom like flagship smartphones have, or physical zoom lenses that can actually capture a zoomed image. But you can enlarge the pixels to better view on small screens.

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1 year ago

It should be understood this a digital zoom, not optical.  It's merely cropping the video to get the effect of zoom.

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6 months ago

Almost sounds like misleading information. How is 8x calculated? I can do that finger crop with any of my cameras, even my other home Ring cameras. 

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6 months ago

The zoom is terrible. Can’t even read a license plate on a car parked within a few feet of the camera

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