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What is hand-shake?
Hold your hands out in front of you and look closely. See how they shake a little? Even the steadiest hands are never perfectly still.
Because the camera shakes a bit, the axis of the light reaching the CCD or MOS sensor does not remain stable. This effect, called jitter, can make pictures look blurry.
O.I.S minimizes jitter while maintaining the picture quality
The O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) corrects a jolt of light axis to offset it. Some cameras compensate for hand-shake using methods such as D.I.S. (Digital Image Stabilizer) or increasing sensitivity. However, Panasonic uses the more technologically advanced optical system. The reason is simple: With optical systems, the image is not electronically processed so there is minimal degradation and higher quality.
With the digital image correction, the image is affected digitally and deteriorated.
High sensitivity lets you capture clear photos without blurring in low light situations. As ISO sensitivity increases, resolution significantly decreases.
* Simulated images.
The POWER O.I.S. is upgraded with an inclusion of HYBRID O.I.S. + for video recording with new 5-axis correction that detects and effectively compensates for the camera's 5 types of movement - horizontal, vertical, axis of rotation, vertical rotation and horizontal rotation.
The POWER O.I.S. nearly doubles the hand-shake correction power of MEGA O.I.S. Users get bright photos without blurring at slow shutter speeds.
The MEGA O.I.S. detects hand-shake movement by a sampling frequency of 4,000 times per second, and compensates to produce sharp, clear images.
The Active Mode is especially effective in active video recording such as shooting while walking.
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