EDIT: A BIG thank you for putting increased zoom camera in the game! I missed that feature.
Overead that in the changelog and after reading your post, i fired up the game the game to check.
Thanks Stardock, that was one of the few things that felt like a step back from Trinity.
But one funny thing, that increased zoom does not apply to all ships.
Especially the defense vessel, which has one of the the ugliest textures now, appears to have the old zoom threshold..... coincidence