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Old August 25th, 2006, 05:40 PM   #1
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Difference between stabilizer A and B

Hallo every body, I m new owner of that camera (SANYO xacti HD1) and I have many questions. Although my English is not good enough, I will try to express them!!! (eh, mmmm, not all, but to start with!!!! :))
a) What is the difference between the two modes of stabilizer A and B
b) Why you suggest turning stabilizer off? Is it because focusing (very slow), because exposure or else?
c) How to enable the flash mode “red-eye reduction”. I tried to push several times the button that open the flash gate, but it didn’t do anything to change the flash mode (so i have only two modes: no flash at all, with flash gate closed, and flash in every capture, with flash gate opened). So there is other way, or what I do wrong?
Thanks a lot…
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Old August 26th, 2006, 05:07 AM   #2
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I am not sure but I believe one is for video and one is for still pictures ? why they have seperate I have no idea. I could be totally off too :-)

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Old August 26th, 2006, 06:00 AM   #3
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I think the idea is that for stills, you actually need a different kind of image stabilisation where you're trying to compensate for one off camera shake on slow shutter speeds. But on movies, you're trying to reduce the longer timescale wandering due to body movement. You can see this effect in the viewfinder on the movie setting, but not quite the same way on the still setting.
The still setting does produce that odd additional frame round the picture, inside the margins of the photographed frame. I don't know what that's about!
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Old August 26th, 2006, 10:38 AM   #4
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Giorgos,

Welcome! Hope you enjoy your HD1!

To answer b) First, I don't really like the way it works. It tries to make the image perfectly stable, then jumps to new position. Also, image quality and field of view are both reduced. I will use a tripod if I need telephoto.
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