Digital stabilization vs IBIS

1 month 3 weeks ago #653189 by Stacy Craig
I've noticed some talking about IBIS, but then speaking about digital stabilization as if it's different.  So, is it?  

Also while asking questions about stabilization, which is better in camera stabilization or a lens with built in stabilization? 


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1 month 3 weeks ago - 1 month 3 weeks ago #653211 by Shadowfixer1
You're talking about three different types of stabilization. I will discuss the two obvious ones first. IBIS or in body image stabilization and lens stabilization appear to work equally well. The big advantage of IBIS is it stabilizes ANY lens you use. I can see no advantage of lens only stabilization over IBIS. If you have lens only stabilization it works and works very well. The newer cameras and lenses can utilize both for even greater stabilization. Some call it Sync IS, others have different names for it. Now onto Digital Stabilization. This is a software effect only. It looks at the image and basically for simplistic discussion keeps the initial point of focus in the same location instead of it bobbing up and down or side to side. This is used for video and tries to mimic what a gimbal does. Now these are just simplistic descriptions and of course there is much more to it but it's the basic idea.

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1 month 3 weeks ago #653229 by fmw
You forgot the best stabilization of all -  the tripod.


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1 month 3 weeks ago #653266 by Ira Weber

fmw wrote: You forgot the best stabilization of all -  the tripod.


Like minds think alike, I was going to post this one too!  


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1 month 3 weeks ago #653271 by Shadowfixer1
Except that has nothing to do with the question asked.

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