Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Panasonic Lumix GF-1 Image Stabilizer (OIS)

Like all new digital cameras, image stabilizer is definitely part of what is expected.  This is especially so for a “high-end” camera (or rather a “low-end” DSLR, depending on how you look at it).  The Panasonic Lumix GF-1 that I had came with the 14-45mm lens that has what Panasonic term as the Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS).  A quick test on the effectiveness of the OIS; the first image is with the OIS on, whilst the second image is with the OIS off.


GF-1 OIS Off

Images were taken at f8, 1/6s and ISO 800.  Of course, it depends on the degree of “shake”.  The quick test was done with me trying to have my hands as stable as possible.  OIS rocks :-P

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