Perhaps this is something that the Cingular 8125 version of the Wizard has that the T-Mobile MDA version does not. I can certainly attest that my Cingular does in fact have a zoom indicator right on the main screen of the camera display and I didn't have to turn it on or do anything special to get it there--it was there by default.
Since I've never had/seen a live MDA (just the plastic demo versions in the T-Mobile stores), I cannot say for sure if they are lacking this indicator (which is certainly possible).
out of curiosity, when you're using a digital camera, what sort of indicator do you expects when you're zooming in and out?
i expect some sort of graphical indicator. generally one of a line indicating both ends of the camera's zoom abilities and some way of indicating where on that line i am.
i am not surprised i missed a tiny number in the corner that is one of many numbers and symbols in that corner. although i admit i am wrong that there is *no* zoom indicator. i would still say there is no obvious or useful one.
is that honestly where you would look for a zoom indicator? if so my hat is off to you. and please let me know what kind of digital camera you use so that i can get used to that paradigm.
For myself, I'm not sure it has anything to do with what digital camera I use. In fact, for most of the digital cameras and camcorders I've used in the past, the only "zoom" feedback I get is a WT (wide telephoto) scroll bar.
When I see something that says 1.0X on a camera display, I pretty much presume that it is referring to the zoom level (since simple digital cameras have a fixed range of zoom levels (1.0, 1.2, 1.4, etc.). However I certainly can understand missing it--it is pretty small and drawn with a thin LCD font, so it's not too terribly difficult to miss.