The Different Image Stabilizer (IS) Modes and How to Set Them (XC15)

Article ID: ART166518 | Date published: 09/12/2016 | Date last updated: 09/20/2016
 

Description

The Different Image Stabilizer (IS) Modes and How to Set Them (XC15)

Solution

Use the image stabilizer to compensate for camcorder shake in order to achieve steadier shots. When taking photos, you can turn image stabilization on and off. When recording clips, there are 3 methods of image stabilization; select the method that best suits your needs.

IS modeShooting method
: Standard ISStandard IS compensates for a lower degree of camcorder shake, such as when shooting while remaining stationary, and is suitable for shooting natural-looking scenes.
: Dynamic IS*Dynamic IS 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.
: Powered ISPowered 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). This mode is not suitable for tilting and panning shots.
* Not available when recording 4K clips, using slow & fast motion recording mode or taking photos.

To activate Standard IS or Dynamic IS

1. Touch [ ].

2. Touch [ ] : Image Stabilizer ] ().

3. Select the desired option.

NOTE
  • In [ ] mode, select [ : On ] to turn on image stabilization.
  • Select [ : Off ] to turn off image stabilization, for example, when recording with the camcorder mounted on a tripod.
  • The icon of the selected mode will appear on the upper right of the screen.

4. Touch [ ].

To activate Powered IS

1. In step 4 of "To activate Standard IS or Dynamic IS" section, touch and then touch [ : Powered IS ].


2. Touch [ ].

3. The [ : Powered IS ] icon will appear on the upper right of the screen.
  • Select [ : Off ] to return image stabilization to its previous setting.

4. Touch [ ].
NOTE
  • If you set an assignable button to [ : Powered IS ], you can press the button to turn Powered IS on or off.
  • If the degree of camcorder shake is too high, the image stabilizer may not be able to compensate fully.
  • When using Dynamic IS, the edges of the picture may be adversely affected (ghosting, artifacts and / or dark areas may appear) when compensating for a high degree of camcorder shake.
  • The angle of view when using Dynamic IS differs from the angle of view when using Standard IS or no image stabilization.


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