Article ID : SX912402 / Last Modified : 06/22/2020

What is hybrid image stabilization and what are the advantages of using it?

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    Valid for

    • Xperia® 1 II
    • Xperia 1
    • Xperia 5

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    The Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 has hybrid image stabilization. Hybrid image stabilization means that the camera combines optical image stabilization (OIS) and electronic image stabilization (EIS) simultaneously.

    With hybrid image stabilization, you can take blur-less videos even in challenging conditions. Optical Steady Shot is based on Sony®’s digital imaging technology as well as the optimized algorithm to run OIS and EIS at the same time. We have always had Steady Shot™, which is EIS based on digital imaging technology. Together with this, we introduce Optical Steady Shot as well as an improved algorithm to run two technologies in the most optimized way, so that you can take blur-free videos in low light even while walking.