An image stabilizer is used to get sharp photos at slow shutter speeds which would normally be spoiled by camera shake. The minimum ‘safe’ shutter speed depends on the conditions and the lens you’re using, but an image stabilizer can let you use shutter speeds up to five stops slower – or more. Image stabilizers […]
A mechanism that counteracts camera movement during the exposure. Lens-based stabilizers use a moving lens element, while sensor-based in-body stabilizers move the sensor itself. Image stabilisers are used to get sharper telephoto shots and low-light shots without camera shake.