Canon SD750 vs SD1100 (SD1100is) - Image stabilizer work?

Discussion in 'Canon' started by RT, Jul 19, 2008.

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    RT Guest

    I checked out both of those cameras to some extent. Didn't get much
    hands-on with the 1100. I'm trying to figure out how much difference
    the image stabilizer will make.

    The large view-finder on the 750 is great. But I've noticed that I get
    some blur when flash is off, even in (moderate) daylight. Will the
    1100's image stabilizer usually fix this?
    RT, Jul 19, 2008
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    Joel Guest

    YES, NO, NO, YES

    - YES, in general the IS (Image Stabilizer) will help getting more clean
    pictures than non-IS. Especially long zoom

    - NO, the IS usually help with long zoom and allowing to use slower shutter
    speed. But it won't help with fast moving object or hand shaking faster
    than the IS can handle.

    *If* there is enough light and you get blur image with flash off, then
    there may be some other thing (operator problem) besides the flash. Yes,
    the IS usually help but it can only do so much (less shaking and press the
    shutter button at right moment). And it may depend on how much experience
    you have with digital camera.

    I never owned any Canon P&S but I have seen few small Canon P&S and it
    seems like the LCD displaying is too slow compare to some other P&S like the
    Olympus. And the display isn't as sharp/clear as the Olympus (but this was
    many years ago, and I haven't looked at any newer Canon P&S for many years)
    Joel, Jul 19, 2008
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    Wilson Guest

    About two stops, give or take I'd guess. IS is good to have when the light
    is low or when you are feeling a bit shaky.
    I don't think turning the flash off should create blurring in the
    view-finder . Check to see if the view-finder has a diopter adjustment
    control. Maybe adjusting it will help.
    Wilson, Jul 19, 2008
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    RT Guest

    Bad phrasing on my part. I was talking about the large viewfinder
    being nice, but blur in the viewfinder was not the concern. It is some
    of the photos from the 750 that have been blurred.

    In looking at the features of the two cameras, only two differences
    stood out:
    Viewfinder: 750 - large 1100 - smaller + optical
    ImgStabilizer: 750 - no 1100 - yes

    Initially I thought the I.S. would be no big deal, but most of the
    pics taken are rushed wildlife snaps. No time to steady the camera
    against anything. Often shaded, so diminished light, but flash would
    not be ideal.

    So... if the I.S. will help counteract shaking hands on non-flash
    images, it may be worth trading up. Tough call.
    RT, Jul 19, 2008
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    Joel Guest

    *if* you do use long zoom and low-light then you may want the IS. I don't
    have IS lens at the moment but I enjoyed the benefit of IS on my old P&S
    Olympus C-2100 10X I paid around $1000 many years ago.

    Until the last few years (haven't done much photography in the past 2
    years) I was still be able to hand-hold up to 800mm, but about 3 years ago I
    can feel some hand-shaking on the 500mm and started using monopod more
    Joel, Jul 19, 2008
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    Wilson Guest

    I haven't used these two cameras, but I think the IS would come in handy for
    what you are doing. Plus the option of an optical view-finder should be
    helpful in harsh lighting.

    I'm unsure what's causing your blurring problem so please understand I'm not
    suggesting that Canon's IS system, which is very good in my experience, will
    eliminate the problem.
    Wilson, Jul 19, 2008
  7. Pardon, are you talking about the Canon PowerShot SD750?
    This one does not have a viewfinder at all. Are you talking about the large
    lcd on the back?

    Markus Fuenfrocken, Jul 22, 2008
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    RT Guest

    Oops. The LCD of course.

    Any opinion on the effectiveness of the SD1100's Image Stabilizer?
    RT, Jul 22, 2008
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    RT Guest

    Update: I had a chance to check this briefly in a store. No memory
    card in either camera. I'm not sure if that had any bearing, but...
    -The SD1100's image stabilizer seemed to do -nothing!--
    The SD750 seemed every bit as good when moving the camera slowly.

    Can anyone confirm whether the IS in that camera has problems?
    RT, Jul 27, 2008
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    Joel Guest

    Even that I don't own neither one, but if you want me to confirm that the
    IS doesn't do anything then I afraid that I can't.

    And if you don't think it doesn't do anything then to me it would be a
    good thing cuz you can now focus on other feature and price.

    If you want to check the IS then you may try to try other camera with IS
    capable. But in the real world, many people can't afford the IS lens which
    can be almost TWICE more expensive than none-IS.
    Joel, Jul 27, 2008
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