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Old Oct 11, 2007, 8:26 PM   #1
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Hi all, greetings to all here from me in Indonesia.

recently i bought myself a CG6, my first camera, and i'm quite pleased with it.
i was wondering about the Image Stabiliser, did it do any good at all?
coz it seems my shots are shaky even it's turned on.
thanks for any response.
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Old Oct 11, 2007, 8:39 PM   #2
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I personally don't... the software IS reduce the resolution by quite a large margin. Personally I just avoid excessive zooming and turn the stabilization off.
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Old Oct 12, 2007, 9:55 AM   #3
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The image stabilization only works for video, it does not work for still pictures. As ray said it is software (electronic) stabilization, which in general does not work as well as optical stabilization. This is similar to the IS in many camcorders. When it is switched on, the video resolution is slightly reduced but I did not find that too excessive.

The IS works best when you are taking stationary shots and panning (sweeping) slowly at wide angle, and it truely helps to shaky hands without compromising video quality very much. Problem may arise when you are panning quickly to chase a fast moving object, particularly zoomed in. The IS may interpret this as unwanted jitter and try to damp down the movement. The resulting video may look soft and slightly "ghostly".
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Old Oct 12, 2007, 10:10 AM   #4
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ok, so i know where Ray stand.
what's the best in your opinion Blindsight(and anyone else), on or off?
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From my own experience is: off most of the time for regular shooting, on if I'm trying to hand-hold a steady shot while zoomed in (no panning). But it's still best to use a tripod (and IS off, of course) to hold a steady shot.
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