Does IBIS matter or even OIS?

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Does IBIS matter or even OIS?

I'm looking at purchasing a used camera (specifically Sony A7 I versus A7 II) and does IBIS really matter? I know there's stabilized lenses too, but how effective are they really?

I mean, at lower shutter speeds I'd be worried about using a Sony A7 versus A7II, but does IBIS really matter? I'd be using a 50mm F1.8 most of the time (unstabilized). I plan on doing a lot of low light photography specifically nightlife photography.

I've seen some comparisons and notice that there is some blur difference in unstabilized pictures, but I'm skeptical of how IBIS works - it's basically a spring mechanism attached to the sensor, is it just a marketing ploy? After taking apart a camera with IBIS and looking at it it's pretty simple mechanical mechanism, and I'm wondering if it does make a big difference or would be a deal breaker.

I don't plan on using a tripod or monopod.

Further most DSLRs don't have IBIS at all...is this a deal killer when using 50MM lenses and why doesn't everyone just buy an IBIS camera if this is the case?

Fuji doesn't have IBIS a lot of the time but people still love Fuji.

Is it really as big of a deal as people make it?

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