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Old Dec 4, 2012, 8:15 PM   #1
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Default IS vs HS

Which would be the better choice and does it make a difference on the image quality ?
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 8:37 PM   #2
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What exactly are you asking. I presume you me Image Stabilization with IS
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Image Stabilization vs High Speed? High shutter speed, if the ISO is low enough to give good, noise free results, but usually they work together, so it isn't really a question of one or the other.

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Old Dec 4, 2012, 10:39 PM   #4
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Are you referring to the HS or IS that is part of the model number of a camera?

Like SX40"HS" vs SX260"IS"?
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If you mean Canon's identification, then IS means image stabilization and HS means high speed- referring to its newer models of digicam,which utilize CMOS sensors as opposed to the older CCD's.
Nearly all of Canons models with "IS" after the model number use CCD's- with the exception of Canon's SX1is bridge camera,which had an early type CMOS sensor.
Of course, pretty much of all Canons "HS" cameras have image stabilization also.
And in my humble opinion,Canon's "HS" models do have better overall IQ than their "IS" counterparts- especially at high iso settings and/or in low light.

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