Digital cameras forum: Image Stabilization, what's the big deal ?

by: Zing00 January 6, 2005 5:44 AM PST

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Image Stabilization, what's the big deal ?

by Zing00 - 1/6/05 5:44 AM

From what I have read, this is the greatest thing since sliced bread. For anybody looking into a 10x + zoom camera, this is a must have feature.

But if this is truly the case, then why isn't it offered in more cameras ? Konica Minolta and Panasonic seem to be the one's that offer the most options in IS capable camera's, they even offer it in 3x & 7x zoom models. Olympus, Nikon and Canon only have 1 each in their 10x+ model line. But then you have Kodak, who already has the highly successful DX7590 10x zoom camera, introduces a brand new 10X Zoom camera in the Z740. The Z740 is intended to bring extended zoom capablilities to more people. But they don't mention one thing about IS.

Now if IS is such a "must have" feature, then why wouldn't all camera manufacturer's have this on at least 1 camera in their product line ?

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