If this system works as well as the video below seems to indicate, this could be a godsend for people like me. Shaky fingers crossed.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Olmpus OM-D In-Body Optical Stabilization
I haven’t written much about the first generation Olympus OM-D because I think its way too early, but something did catch my eye a day ago that’s pretty exciting, for me at least. I and the other members of my family were born with an essential tremor. As we age, that tremor gets worse. Consequently, I find it very hard to hold things steady. That includes cameras. For critical shots I will use a tripod which solves the problem, but takes away from the spontaneity. I have also used in-lens image stabilization systems with mixed success. With the OM-D, however, Olympus has announced a new in-body stabilization system described as 5-axis image stabilization (yaw/pitch/vertical shift/horizontal shift/rolling). The diagram below shows the new system.