Panasonic X 45-175mm Image Stabilizer only works with Electronic Shutter!

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Panasonic X 45-175mm Image Stabilizer only works with Electronic Shutter!
May 2, 2013

I have performed lots of tests using my GH3 and the 45-175 x lens and was surprised to see no benefit to having IS turned on for stills.  So I re did the test with the electronic shutter turned on and their was the results I expected the first time round.  1/60th & 1/125th amazingly sharper.  1/250th & 1/500th not too much difference due to speed.  All the test were done at the 175mm focal length.

The beniftis are still there for video at whatever setting but for stills it seems the ES has to be turned on to get tack sharp images at 175mm below 1/350th sec.

Anyone else notice this?

1/60th IS - off - mech shutter

1/60th IS - on - mech shutter

1/60th IS - off - electronic shutter

1/60th IS - on - electronic shutter

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