Stabilization Effectiveness Canon S1 IS vs Olympus 2100UZ?

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by Bill, Jun 14, 2004.

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    Bill Guest

    Has anyone compared the stabilization effectiveness of the Canon S1 IS
    to the Olympus 2100UZ? I had a 2100UZ and I felt the stabilization was
    much more effective than the Minolta Dimage A2 I have now. I was
    looking at the Canon as a 2nd camera with long zoom and IS.

    Please take the 7 out of my e-mail address.

    Thanks
     
    Bill, Jun 14, 2004
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    John Briggs Guest

    Bill,

    I can't answer your question but you might also want to take a look at
    another IS camera - the Panasonic DMC FZ10. It is 4MP (Canon is 3MP) and has
    a superb Leica 12x zoom lens (35 to 420 in 35mm terms). Amazingly it holds
    f2.8 throughout the entire zoom range. I've only had mine for a few weeks
    but I'm very pleased with it so far. The IS appears to work well.

    Cheers,
    John
     
    John Briggs, Jun 14, 2004
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  3. As of 14 days ago I now have both one and the other. Spent a holiday
    in Borneo with them both and I am very pleased that the Canon is as
    good and a little better than the Olympus - but remember I have just
    had 10 days of a rushed holiday evaluating - most of that time spent
    on the loo reading the instructions as hygene in Borneo has gone down
    the shute over the last 2 years or so.

    Would you believe - taken to an Iban (headhunters of the old fashioned
    kind) longhouse sleeping 25 people in the same room with just a
    mosquito net as a barrier between couples and you can imagine what the
    toilet arrangements were. Organising letters to the health and tourist
    ministry.

    For your information, my stats are:
    Win 2000, Pentium 4 2.4 Ghz
    1 Gb memory,ADSL
    200+200 GB of disc space,Oly C2100,Optio S,Sony 355E , Canon S1
    Burners CD and DVD (Sony make)
    Borge Pedersen :)
    Perth, Australia
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    nesredep egrob, Jun 29, 2004
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    Phil Wheeler Guest

    Should be similar: 2100UZ has a 10x Canon IS system
     
    Phil Wheeler, Jun 29, 2004
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    Paul Wylie Guest

    Agreed that the Dimage A2's IS is dramatically inferior. Olympus uses
    Canon's lens-stabilization technology, while KonicaMinolta use digital
    processing to compensate for the shake (instead of eliminating it).
    The Oly/Canon lens-stabilization is dramatically superior.

    I had a Dimage A2 for just under 30 days and returned it because of the
    lousy anti-shake and other issues (noise at common ISO levels was also
    objectionable). I bought a Canon Digital Rebel and am much happier with
    it to date. The lens included with the Canon doesn't have IS, but its
    focal length isn't long enough to make IS an absolute necessity. To cover
    my desire for long focal length and quality IS, I'll be getting Canon's
    75-300mm USM IS lens soon. The combination's a lot more expensive than
    the Dimage A2, but the performance is also dramatically better.

    --Paul
    ** Note "removemunged" in email address and remove to reply. **
     
    Paul Wylie, Jun 30, 2004
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    Phil Wheeler Guest

    You might find the 28-135 IS more useful. It is the walk-around lens I
    use with my DR 90% of the time. 135x1.6 gives pretty good reach.

    I Like the kit lens -- but I have added a 17-40 f/4 L as my primary wide
    angle lens. I use a Sigma 70-300APO Super Macro II as my long lens (but
    I am not all that much into "long".

    Part of the motivation for the 17-40: DR plus kit lens and a Tamron
    28-200XR will be my wife's when I upgrade to the 10D replacement or
    whatever next year.

    Phil
     
    Phil Wheeler, Jun 30, 2004
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    Mark Turner Guest

    Any comments on how the IS on the Panasonic FZ10's 12x IS lense compares
    with the Canon please?

    Thanks,

    Mark.
     
    Mark Turner, Jun 30, 2004
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    Bill Guest

    I now have a Canon Digital Rebel with a 28-135 IS lens. I really like
    the camera and lens, but I would say that the stabilization
    effectiveness of the Canon is similar to the Dimage A2 I had. Both are
    not nearly as effective as the Olympus C-2100UZ. If the statement below
    is accurate, this must mean that the Canon S1 IS has much better
    stabilization that the Canon 28-135 IS lens.
     
    Bill, Jul 12, 2004
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