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Nifty Slo-Mo Video Shows How Canon's 'Image Stablization' Lens Really Works


Ever wondered how image stabilization works? You probably already have a good idea of the principles involved: either the lens or the sensor moves to counteract any jitter from your shaky hands. But how does it actually work? And how does the camera do it all so quickly?

We turn to Preston Scott, the extremely smart guy behind the Camera Technica blog. Not only does he explain to us mortals the electronics behind the magic that is stabilization, he took a lens apart and filmed it in slow motion in order to make it accessible to our puny human eyes:

Image Stabilization Revealed from Camera Technica on Vimeo.

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