No in-body stabilization in Nex. Stupid!(?)

Started Oct 10, 2011 | Discussions thread
SteveGJ Senior Member • Posts: 1,422
Re: No in-body stabilization in Nex. Stupid!(?)

Mechanical stabilisation is not the only in-body approach that can be taken for video. Electronic stabilisation works quite well, as minor individual frame blur is not the problem - it's the movement over much longer periods. Indeed that's the approach on the A77 - electronic stabilisation for video, mechanical for still.

Also, there's another point. What makes you think that IBIS is incompatible with OS? All that's required is firmware that stops both being turned on at the same time. Indeed Sigma sell OS lenses for the A-Mount, albeit requiring manual switching of stabilisation.

The requirements for video lenses are already somewhat different for still. Zoom lenses for the former really require smooth power-zoom and optical OS is, indeed, the better solution. Still cameras need neither - indeed it might be that compactness is preferred.

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