Optical zoom lets users magnify the picture subject and gives the camera user more compositional control by enlarging or zooming on a scene.
An Optical Zoom lens extends to enlarge the subject. Optical zoom is the amount the camera lens can enlarge or zoom in on a subject. A 10x optical zoom can make an image look 10 times closer than it actually is. A higher optical zoom allows photographers to get a closer picture of their subjects from a greater distance.
Customers can zoom in for close up shots with an optical zoom, or zoom out for wider shots.