Will the future X-T4 have IBIS or not?

Started 6 months ago | Polls thread
Truman Prevatt
Truman Prevatt Veteran Member • Posts: 8,781
Re: Will the future ... who has miniaturized IBIS?

Jerry-astro wrote:

webber15 wrote:

Apparently (in video use at least) Fuji have the worst implemented ibis of all makes. Reviewers all seemed to say the same thing - jerky.

Seen on YouTube...if I can re-find, I'll post the link.


Possibly true for video... wouldn't know since I shoot little or none of that. However, for still photography, I'd have to see some evidence or testing that proves that point. I've consistently found the IBIS implementation on the X-H1 to be nothing short of remarkable, and if there's any jerkiness, it sure doesn't show up in the VF. Now, I'm referring to stills shooting here, not video, and I haven't read the reviews to know under which conditions this shows up.

Bottom line: I've seen absolutely no disadvantage to the stabilization that IBIS offers as compared to what's commonly found in good quality lenses with OIS support. The obvious advantage is that it stabilizes ALL lenses.

Going back to Fuji's comments on the difficulty of putting IBIS in the XT-series, and the fact they had to redesign the shutter and increase the shutter size of the H1and increase the size of the camera over the XT-2 - it could very well be that the absolute movement is limited compared to other implementations. That would not show up on stills where the use of IBiS is different than on video. That would explain the "jerky" performance as the IBIS hits the max movement and has to recenter the sensor - hence a jerk. However, I doubt that even in video that would be an issue unless one were walking or otherwise making body movements.

In reality if I were going to shoot video (which I am not) and were serious about it, the camera would be mounted on a gimbal - IBIS or not. Like Jerry, for stills the IBIS is fine. I have used it on my H1 when I was shooting horses at the track - actually forgot to turn it off - and I was standing in one spot, panning on a horse and firing short burst in AF-C. Every shot was a keeper. I did not detect any jerky performance.

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