Who introduced the first IBIS camera?

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DVT80111 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,598
Who introduced the first IBIS camera?
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Minolta which is now Sony.

https://images10.newegg.com/UploadFilesForNewegg/itemintelligence/Konica/30-126-022/MAXXUM7D_E.pdf

in 2004.

I thought Olympus until I ran into this article.  It happened at about the same time Canon introduce OIS.

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FrancoD Forum Pro • Posts: 10,358
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Minolta also invented TTL flash metering, used first by Olympus in the OM2.

Another Minolta patent is the folded optics design.

One that Sony used in the T series cameras..

(several Sony cameras originated from Minolta well before the takeover)

paul_kew Senior Member • Posts: 1,673
Re: Who introduced the first IBIS camera?

Wrong camera, try their A1 from 2003.

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FrancoD Forum Pro • Posts: 10,358
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paul_kew wrote:

Wrong camera, try their A1 from 2003.

I think the OP meant IBIS in a DSLR or interchangeable lens camera.

BertIverson Veteran Member • Posts: 3,911
Minolta A1 and KM 7D -- Who introduced the first IBIS camera?

FrancoD wrote:

paul_kew wrote:

Wrong camera, try their A1 from 2003.

I think the OP meant IBIS in a DSLR or interchangeable lens camera.

I had the A1 because of this IBIS in 2003. I believe KonicaMinolta were also first with IBIS in DSLR. I also bought their 7D because of their IBIS. Been hooked on IBIS (Sony) ever since these cameras. Of course nothing wrong with OIS nowadays.

https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/minoltadimagea1

https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/konicaminolta7d

Photo from my A1 2003-11-16

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FrancoD Forum Pro • Posts: 10,358
Re: Minolta A1 and KM 7D -- Who introduced the first IBIS camera?

With camcorders the OIS from Canon and Panasonic was better (in the early days) and it was very easy to demonstrate the difference.

However I can't recall sensor shift on the rest  but just digital stabilisation.

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FrancoD wrote:

Minolta also invented TTL flash metering, used first by Olympus in the OM2.

Another Minolta patent is the folded optics design.

One that Sony used in the T series cameras..

(several Sony cameras originated from Minolta well before the takeover)

Add first wireless flash, first HSS, first practical AF SLR, first camera with built in flash, first camera with multiple exposure modes to the list of Minolta innovations. The company had great creative engineers and a poor marketing department.

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FrancoD Forum Pro • Posts: 10,358
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First camera with built in flash

Spartus Press Flash, 1934

paul_kew Senior Member • Posts: 1,673
First HSS?

I think that was Olympus with the F280 for the OM4ti/3ti/77/707.

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Yep, the KM Maxxum 7D. I still have one and it still works fine. Of course it seems really old and clunky these days.

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peripheralfocus Veteran Member • Posts: 4,380
date of Canon's OIS was earlier
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DVT80111 wrote:

Minolta which is now Sony.

https://images10.newegg.com/UploadFilesForNewegg/itemintelligence/Konica/30-126-022/MAXXUM7D_E.pdf

in 2004.

I thought Olympus until I ran into this article. It happened at about the same time Canon introduce OIS.

Actually, Canon introduced optical image stabilization in 1995, with the EF 75-300mm lens. By the time Minolta introduced IBIS, both Canon and Nikon had a variety of image stabilized lenses.

I'm not 100% sure that Canon's IS was the first of its kind — it's possible that a similar system existed in industrial, scientific, or military imaging systems, but I'm not aware of any such technology prior to Canon's invention in 1995. (External gyrostabilizers, like the Kenyon models, were widely used prior to 1995, of course.)

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peripheralfocus wrote:

DVT80111 wrote:

Minolta which is now Sony.

https://images10.newegg.com/UploadFilesForNewegg/itemintelligence/Konica/30-126-022/MAXXUM7D_E.pdf

in 2004.

I thought Olympus until I ran into this article. It happened at about the same time Canon introduce OIS.

Actually, Canon introduced optical image stabilization in 1995, with the EF 75-300mm lens. By the time Minolta introduced IBIS, both Canon and Nikon had a variety of image stabilized lenses.

I'm not 100% sure that Canon's IS was the first of its kind — it's possible that a similar system existed in industrial, scientific, or military imaging systems, but I'm not aware of any such technology prior to Canon's invention in 1995. (External gyrostabilizers, like the Kenyon models, were widely used prior to 1995, of course.)

I think that the first patent having to do with an OIS was awarded to Matsushita (Panasonic) in 1979.

https://patents.google.com/patent/JPS5662202A/en

That  was followed by a patent from Canon in 1984 .

So a long way between the start of the invention process and the product.

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