well i was in jessops yesterday and i thought that digital zoom was useless. But I was talking to an assistant in there and she said if a digi camera is 6mp or above digital zoom is as good as optical zoom, is this right? this would be important to me as i would buy a camer 3x optical zoom x 4x digital zoom = 12x zoom. this would save me buying a much bigger camera which has a 10x optical zoom. I hope this is clear enough.