Best price for Sony FDR-AX40 is RM3,160 inclusive of GST. This is presently the cheapest offer found from comparing prices from 3 shops in Malaysia.
The number of times the image can be enlarged with the optics of the camcorder. The optical zoom 'moves' you closer to the subject without sacrificing quality. The higher the optical zoom, the farther away you can be to take a clear, close-up image.