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Old Jan 25, 2007, 8:11 AM   #1
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I have had the camera for a few day's now and seem to enjoy it,, juat wanted to ask on IS mode is it best to have it on Continuous or Shoot only mode.
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Old Jan 26, 2007, 10:54 AM   #2
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Others may chime in here, but what I've read here and other forums IS continuous is acceptable for movies and when at full zoom. I personally use shoot only.

Enable your digital zoom and go all the way out on a distant object. As the camera moves a littlle you will see the image adjust smoothly or it will be jumpy > IS on and then IS off.
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Old Mar 26, 2007, 5:51 PM   #3
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off - mean off... heehee |^_^
panning - best when taking subjects moving left to right/right to left (IS is optimized for sideway motion)
shoot only - similar to continous but you can save power because it is only turned on when you half-press. also, focusing is theoretically much faster because when you lock focus, you focus immediately on your subject. on continous, it continously focuses to whatever is in the focus box - and when you half press, it refocuses again in some situations.
continous - continous image stabilization. perfect for shooting videos - but you may want to turn this off for some dramatic shots... there are so many things you can do with this camera.

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