Image Stabilisation on S120

Started Jun 13, 2014 | Questions thread
brianj Forum Pro • Posts: 14,657
Re: Image Stabilisation on S120

Johnwmorgan wrote:

Dumb question: I'm sure on my friend's S120, if you move the camera around slowly, the image stays perfectly central on the screen i.e. IS working I assume. Am I mistaken or is this how IS works i.e. via some small servo motors etc.

The reason I ask is that my new S120 doesn't do this. If I move it around slowly to simulate shake, it does nothing!

Yet if I switch IS off, my red camera shake warning glows about three shutter speeds faster than when it's switched on. I guess that means it actually is working, although I'm sure my friend's actually did something mechanical to do this?

Am I going nuts here or is all this stabilization done silently and I was just dreaming previously? Sorry for the long question

You need the IS set to 'continuous' in the main menu.


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