Importance of IS?

Started Oct 24, 2012 | Discussions thread
caver3d Contributing Member • Posts: 727
Re: Importance of IS?

mr moonlight wrote:

Just keep in mind that IS does not freeze motion. It just helps with camera shake. I find better high ISO performance and fast glass are what help the most in low light. The need for IS really goes down when you can shoot at ISO6400 without the worry of losing on image quality.

I think the advantages of having a larger sensor and much better high iso performance out weigh any advantages gained from IS. Now of course having both would be the best of both worlds, but I guess we can't have everything.

In spite of your comments, there will be times (hand-holding a camera) where you will end up using a low enough shutter speed that high ISO performance and a larger sensor cannot compensate enough.  At that point, having IS is most definitely an advantage.


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