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Image Stabilization (IS), is it a problem that NEX cameras doesn't have them?

Abdelrhman Zaghloul

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I think that most if not all compact system cameras doesn't have IS, the problem is that will make you use higher ISO to avoid blurry images, which would lead to a noisy images.
Does that bother you at all?
 

Poki

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No, not really. First, it's only useful in bad light. And in bad light, I would use the upcoming 50mm f/1.8 anyway, which has OSS. The only thing that bothers me is the fact, that every lens with OSS costs more than it would without (how much? I don't know, but I guess it's around 50€).

It may be a little problem with the Zeiss 24mm though, but we'll see.
 

sugiarto.hartanto

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I don't think it's a problem but I don't really know. Looking at Tamron 18-270 for Sony A-Mount, the price of A-Mount without stabilization is the same as other mount with stabiization. The good thing I can think with camera stabilization is the lens can be made smaller and you get stabilization for all lens. The bad thing is the camera will be bigger.
 

stratokaster

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E-mount cameras are optimized for both stills and video, but for video optical IS is much better than in-body IS.
 

JJJPhoto

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I have cameras with and without image stabilization. Yes, it's a nice feature, but so is high ISO. Another thing to keep in mind is that high ISO gives you faster shutter speed which helps reduce blur caused by camera shake AND blur caused by subject movement.

IS just helps prevent blur from camera shake and isn't as helpful when taking portraits under available light ... unless you have a perfectly motionless subject.
 

Bobcat

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I am mostly using my NEX with either alt lenses or the 16mm, so having IS would not help me that much.

If there are eventually lenses like my fantastic Canon 70-200 for NEX, I would rather use those focal lengths with IS. But I'm not 100% sure I'd ever buy into longer lenses for my NEX system anyway. I like the larger DSLR bodies for the long tele range (up to 500mm for my Canon gear).
 

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