Have you played AoE3 before? Just genuinely curious because AoE3 has always had a camera that is way too zoomed in, even at its farthest zoom, imo. There’s a chance that what you’re seeing is just how it is for AoE3.
I was never able to get used to AoE3’s camera or appreciate it. I can imagine it might be similar in your case. A camera that was programmed to be too close is a camera that is probably always going to feel too close.
For me, it makes me feel a bit claustrophobic, for lack of better word; as if my face is much closer to the screen than it actually is. Similar to how I feel when playing a FPS game where the POV setting is set too low and I can’t increase it (e.g., Fallout 4 for PC).
Adding to the problem is AoE3’s more top-down camera, too. You get less of a view of the terrain and buildings than the AoE2 type camera which has more of an angled perspective view.
If you are experiencing more a technical issue than a game design decision, I hope it gets fixed. Good luck!
The maps are so small in AoE3 that if you ever get to zoom out more and you get 34"+ screen real estate viewage, you might end up seeing nearly the entire map, lol!