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Old November 5th, 2003, 05:53 PM   #1
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I noticed the DVC80 seems to have some sort of built-in "IS" circuitry that increases it's effectiveness after a few seconds of "REC" start has first when "REC" has begun you'll notice the "IS" isn't as effective as you might like- then it get's progressively better as a few seconds go by. I have some hawk footage I shot today and I shot it at full zoom as usual- but noticed that the "IS" got progressively better as a few seconds went by almost eliminating handshake alltogether- pretty impressive considering I was handholding the camera at 10X zoom looking up 30 feet---I don't think it's as good as Canon's "IS" but it isn't bad by any means.

So what's the deal with the Pan's IS- is it intelligently calculating our handshaking or does it have steps in effectiveness- anyone know anything about this?
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Old November 5th, 2003, 06:03 PM   #2
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Just a guess...

I have heard there is a clunk when the camera is off which is the stable element (Gyro). Perhaps it is a real spinning gyro and needs a few seconds to come up to speed from a cold start before input from it is accepted by the lens elements???


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Old November 5th, 2003, 09:46 PM   #3
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I've been pretty disappointed with the OIS on my DVX 100. I've never gotten goods results with it. It does this skip/step thing that is more distracting than the shaking itself. IMO the Canon IS system is far superior. (Assume but don't know if the DVC 80 has the same OIS as the DVX.)
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Old November 5th, 2003, 10:08 PM   #4
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