A simple test of the 12x zoom on my Canon Ixus, when mated with the stabilising influence of a badly made Chinese piece of crap tripod.
Our garden is normally full of lizards, but as soon as I pulled the camera out, they all ran away. Maybe they thought the tripod was some sort of alien anal probe. Only this brave little sucker stuck around for some happy snaps.
Not bad for a 12x digital zoom.