For those doubters, I actually have kit like this on my desk right now, and have seen the results, it really is very good. Noise is higher with small pixel sites, but because you have a lot of pixels to play with, the post processing you can do does mean you get a very very good image at the end of the pipeline. What's good is that even in the highest mode (34MP) the image quality and noise level is still very good, even in low light.
With regard to zooming - it's not a digital, upscaling zoom, it's a crop/downscaling zoom, so no interpolation. Yes, pushing an actual zoom lens on the sensor would give a better result, but not really feasible on something that is to fit inside a mobile phone!
I've seen images taken with this camera scaled down to 5MP, vs a 5MP image from a 5MP sensor and the scaled down version is noticeably better.
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