Posts Tagged ‘5axis’

Sony Officially Announces the a7II in the US! Will Ship in Time for Christmas

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The Sony a7II and its impressive 5-axis in-body stabilization has generated a ton of well-deserved buzz since it was officially announced. There’s only one problem: it wasn’t officially announced in the US yet.

The main announcement was made in Japan and no US release date and pricing has been available… until today! The news just dropped, and American Sony fans can enjoy Thanksgiving tomorrow knowing they can have the a7II in time for Christmas. Read more…

Real World Video of the Sony a7II’s 5-Axis Stabilization Shifting the Sensor

Ever wonder what 4.5 stops of optical image stabilization actually looks like? Now you can see it for yourself. Uploaded yesterday by YouTube user Sean Ellwood, the video above shows you just how much the sensor inside Sony’s exciting new a7II full frame E-Mount can move to counteract camera shake.

Ellwood says this little clip is just part of a longer video, but it’s a pretty interesting part if you’re a camera nerd like most of us here.

(via Sony Alpha Rumors)

Olympus’ 5-Axis Image Stabilization May Soon Arrive on Sony A-Mount Cameras

In light of the ever-tightening bond between camera manufacturing giants, Olympus is rumored to be working hand-in-hand with Sony to bring their 5-Axis image stabilization technology to Sony’s upcoming A-mount cameras.
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Olympus OM-D 5-Axis Stabilization Tested by a Man Suffering From Hand Tremors

One of the interesting features in Olympus’ OM-D EM-5 retro-styled camera is the 5-axis image stabilization, which shifts the sensor in 5 different axis directions (existing systems generally use 2) to compensate for camera shake. It’s a feature that caught the eye of Vimeo user Fiatopichan, who suffers from essential tremor (a neurological disorder that causes his hands to shake at about 5-10 Hz). He decided to buy the camera to test out the new system, and reported his findings in the video above. The stabilization is quite impressive.

(via 43 Rumors)


P.S. Here’s a video put out by Olympus that introduces the 5-axis system.