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Old Apr 9, 2003, 8:11 PM   #1
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How many cameras have image stabilization or a similar system for controling "shake"? Are they all older models?
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Old Apr 9, 2003, 9:24 PM   #2
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There may be others, but here's my list:

No longer in production:
Canon Powershot Pro90IS
Olympus C-2100
Olympus E-100RS

Available new:
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1

The first three have the same lens, originally designed by Canon.
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Old Apr 11, 2003, 9:32 AM   #3
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The f/2.8 Lens for the Panasonic DMC-FZ1 is developed by Leica, Germany, possibly the image stabilization technology was borrowed from Canon, i am not sure though.

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earlier i wrote that the image stabilization technology might have been borrowed from Canon,
lately i came across some information on the image stabilization of panasonic DMC-FZ1, which says that the technology is by Panasonic itself, as follows;

Panasonic's advanced MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) enhances the camera's telephoto zoom capabilities, helping to deliver sharp, vivid images even when taking handheld telephoto shots or shooting at night. A gyro sensor detects the slightest hand movement and integrally links the lens control to the motion of the camera to reduce jitter. Unlike digital systems, this optical system provides precise compensation with no degradation in image quality.
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Old Apr 18, 2003, 6:37 AM   #5
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I'd expect image stab. to come from the traditional TV cam makers. They've been doing it in Pro TV cams., and the lesser electronic stab. is included in dvcams. The users still seem to get wobbly pics though!
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Hey Vox, you're right on!

http://www.sony.net/Products/ISP/pro...ccb/index.html
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Old Apr 18, 2003, 10:54 AM   #7
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Panasonic's advanced MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) enhances the camera's telephoto zoom capabilities, helping to deliver sharp, vivid images even when taking handheld telephoto shots or shooting at night. A gyro sensor detects the slightest hand movement and integrally links the lens control to the motion of the camera to reduce jitter. Unlike digital systems, this optical system provides precise compensation with no degradation in image quality.
Sound's like Canon's design to me:
http://www.canon.com/technology/opti...ift/index.html

When Panasonic talks about "digital systems" they're talking about the electronic ones in camcorders.
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