Camera Shake

Subject: Camera Shake
From: Andrew <>
Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2006 14:48:58 +0800
Peter Shute (NUW) wrote:

Has anyone here tried a camera with image stabilisation? This seems to be becoming more common on digital cameras. I've been looking at the Canon PowerShot S3 IS. With 12x optical zoom it has a maximum focal length of 432mm which should, in theory, be more useful with the camera's optical image stabilisation, but I haven't tried it.

I use a Panasonic Z30 with 12x zoom. With maximum zoom it is equivalent to a 420 lens and hand held with the image stabilization on, I can easily get as sharp an image as with a good tripod.

Out of interest I recently cam across bean bag mounts in lieu of a tripod. You can get plain bags as well as shaped bags as car window mounts. e.g.

They sound like a good idea, but do they work and are they worthwhile carrying around.



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