Emount camera with stabilization - will we ever see it?

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Cameras' started by fractal, Jun 24, 2014.

  1. fractal

    fractal TalkEmount Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jun 17, 2014
    Southeastern PA
    Imagine an e-mount full-frame ( or even aps-c ) camera with in body stabilization. Does anybody else craze the ability to use adapted lenses and have them stabilized?
  2. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    I hope it's in the a7000. ;) 
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  3. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Probably not as it is clearly put into the lenses.

    But who knows.
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  4. rdfisch

    rdfisch TalkEmount Regular

    Nov 13, 2013
    Northern NJ
    I agree ... marketing OSS lenses when there is in-camera stabilization would be difficult, and on the practical side I suspect they would fight each other and one would have to be disabled.
  5. christian

    christian TalkEmount Veteran

    Apr 12, 2014
    Boston MA
    I read the other day that in-lens stabilization in better than in-body stabilization. Sure it'd be nice to be able to use legacy lenses and have them stabilized, but I don't think Sony is going to do it anytime soon. They're about to produce new curved sensors, that will certainely be a game changer! It will reduce considerable the distortions and chromatique aberations. In the meantime Sony will have to elaborate a whole new range of lenses. In a way it's a pity since they're already criticized for the few lenses available for the E-mount...
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  6. HabsFan

    HabsFan TalkEmount Veteran

    Apr 10, 2013
    Ontario, CAN
    In lens stabilization gives you a stabilized view in your viewfinder which makes framing easier, especially on longer lenses. I think on shorter lenses, it makes less of a difference. Olympus 5-axix in-body IS is good and is probably just as good as the best in lens stabilization.

    I would think if Sony starts to move towards making cameras with only one mount, then you might see SSS appear on E-mount for use with all the Alpha lenses. Sony seems to have cracked the OSPDAF tech to give good results. If this can be made to work with Alpha lenses then there is little need for cameras with an alpha mount as you can just put an adapter on. Panasonic did come out with a camera with in-body stabilization after they had many lenses with OS so it has been done.
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  7. stephen431

    stephen431 TalkEmount Regular

    May 2, 2014
    It would be nice. Sony obviously has the tech since it's in their DSLT models.

    The only reason why I don't think they will (anytime soon) is that it's not easy to do for their full-frame e-mount cameras, and I think that's where they would most likely want to put IBIS if they were doing it at all. I think they would want it there first because there are still only a handful of FE lenses, but lots of non-stabilized A-mount lenses that they suggest people use on the A7 series. But the full frame sensor already hits the corners of the mount ring, so there's not much, if any, extra room to shift the sensor.
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  8. rdfisch

    rdfisch TalkEmount Regular

    Nov 13, 2013
    Northern NJ

    I just stumbled across this old thread again and it brought a grin to my face ... thought someone else might find our musings amusing.
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