What is Eight Stops of Shake Correction?

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What is Eight Stops of Shake Correction?
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I looked at the R5 pre-review and read that it has a claimed 8 stops of shake correction. What does this mean?

Ive only been a photographer for four decades, but in my limited experience,  I have no problem hand-holding a shot with a 50mm lens for 1/60 sec.  I can manage 1/15 for that matter, but...

Eight stops better than 1/60 sec would be four seconds.  Am I supposed to believe that I can handhold a four second exposure with this camera? That doesn’t sound remotely believable to me.

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Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Canon EF 50mm F1.4 USM Canon EF 85mm F1.8 USM Canon EF 16-35mm F2.8L II USM Canon EF 70-200mm F2.8L IS II USM +2 more
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