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All posts tagged "image stabilization"


Friday, July 23, 2010

DigitalRev Lens Image Stabilisation Video Test

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Articles & Resources" @ 02:30 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-ARFgNCeAo

"Recently, we got a letter from some guy asking us whether Image Stabilisation on a lens really improves the stability of the movies that he wants to make. What's more, he plans to put his HDSLR on the front of his car, so he wants to know how it will perform when used with a reasonably fast moving object. As we don't like to come up with simple "yes" or "no" answers, we've devised a rather not so simple test. Watch the video to find out what happens."

In a delightfully amusing non-scientific test, DigitalRev's Kai races around and around with two different cameras to see how big of a difference image stabilization makes. The results aren't that surprising - massive vibration courtesy of running running around with a camera on a dolly is something that no image stabilization can fully compensate for.


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Canon Announces Hybrid Image Stabilization System

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home News" @ 02:43 PM

Canon Canada just sent me this press release, and it sounds like an interesting system - as someone with sometimes less-than steady hands, I appreciate any and all advancements in image stabilization. Here's the press release:

"Canon Canada Inc. announced today the development of Hybrid Image Stabilizer (IS), the world's first* optical image stabilization technology that compensates for both angle camera shake and shift camera shake. The technology will be featured in interchangeable single lens reflex (SLR) camera lens planned for commercial release before the end of 2009.

Several different preventative methods and corrective procedures have been introduced to compensate for errors caused by camera shake, which occurs when a camera moves while its shutter is open and its image sensor is exposed to light.

Canon began researching methods to compensate for camera shake in the 1980s, and in 1995 launched the EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM, the world's first interchangeable SLR camera lens to feature a mechanism that compensates for optical camera shake. Since then, the company has continued to produce a variety of interchangeable lenses with image stabilization capabilities, and boasts a total of 21 such lenses in its current product lineup. Read more...


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