The different image stabilization modes and how to set them

Article ID: ART134809 | Date published: 05/13/2015 | Date last updated: 08/15/2015


The different image stabilization modes and how to set them


When in
(Auto) mode, the mark displayed will automatically change to the one for the set image stabilization mode depending on the shooting situation.
When in
(Manual) mode, the image stabilization mode can be selected according to how you are shooting.

The different Intelligent IS marks in
(Auto) mode and how to set the image stabilization in
(Manual) mode are as follows.

Intelligent IS

  • Set automatically when the [Camera Mode] is set to
IconShooting method

(Dynamic IS)
Most general situations; Zooming out (zooming toward W); Following subjects at a distance moving left or right

(Powered IS)*
Zooming in (zooming toward T)

(Macro IS)
Close-up of a subject

(Tripod mode)
Remaining stationary, such as when using a tripod
* You can turn off Powered IS through the [ Main Functions] panel.

Setting the image stabilization mode

  • When the [Camera Mode] is set to [
    ] (Auto), this setting cannot be made. Please make the setting in either [
    ] (Manual) or [
    ] (Cinema).

1. Press

2. Touch [Other Settings].

3. Touch [
] tab.

Drag your finger up or down to bring [Image Stabilizer] into the orange selection bar, and then
touch the button.

5. Touch desired IS mode.

IS modeShooting method

Compensates for a higher degree of camcorder shake, such as when shooting while walking, and is more effective as the zoom approaches full wide angle.

Compensates for a lower degree of camcorder shake, such as when shooting while remaining stationary, and is suitable for shooting natural-looking scenes.

Use this setting when the camcorder is mounted on a tripod.

6. Touch [
  • Powered IS
You can use Powered IS to make the image stabilization even more powerful. Powered IS is most effective when you are stationary and zooming in on far subjects using high zoom ratios (the more you approach the telephoto end). Holding the LCD panel with your left hand will add to the stability of the shot.
1. Touch [
2. Drag your finger up or down and then touch [Powered IS].

3. Touch [
ON] and then touch [
  • If the degree of camcorder shake is too high, the image stabilizer may not be able to fully compensate.
  • For surveying and following shots, when you pan the camcorder from side to side or tilt it up and down, we recommend setting the IS mode to [
    Dynamic] or [



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