Wow! EM-5 IBIS much better than OIS

Started Apr 22, 2012 | Discussions thread
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kenw Veteran Member • Posts: 5,350
Wow! EM-5 IBIS much better than OIS

So I just did a simple test - Panasonic 14-45 on the EM-5 at 45 hand held standing. I did a seven shot burst with IBIS and with OIS both at 1/10th shutter speed. I did the test twice to confirm.


IBIS - 14 of 14 shots perfectly sharp
OIS - 1 of 14 nearly sharp, maybe 5 or 6 slightly blurred, rest too blurry

Basically in this quick test the IBIS was far superior to the OIS of the 14-45.

Of course this is one particular OIS lens at one particular focal length. I suspect OIS will start to shine at longer focal lengths but that is just a theory.

Anyway, really impressed so far. This will require more testing to explore of course.
Ken W
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