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Seems like all the digital cameras I see have 2x, maybe 3x optical zoom. The rest is digital zoom, and the quality deteriorates pretty quickly. My old Sony Mavica (used 3.5" diskettes) had 10x optical zoom (which was great, until I lost ithe camera by leaving it on a train). Anyone know why more than 3X optical is so hard to find now? Is there a techincal reason or just not enough market demand for it? Also, are there any cameras that DO have more optical zoom (that don't cost thousands of dollars)?