Poll results: How important is Optical Image Stabilization to you when looking at a smartphone camera?
- How important is Optical Image Stabilization to you when looking at a smartphone camera?
986 votes (986 votes) I regard OIS highly, so it's very important to me
608 votes (608 votes) It's definitely a nice extra, but not a game-changer for me
50 votes (50 votes) I'd rather have manufacturers spend their effort and resources elsewhere
3. Finalflash (Posts: 1720; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
It is the results of the poll, so this is the second posting as always with all poll based articles.
2. ArtSim98 (limited) (Posts: 2738; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
Yaaay Easter is here getting lots of chocolate lol :)
Anyways, OIS is super important in low light and videos. Even though digital stabilization works quite well in video, it crops the image too much.
4. mayur007 (Posts: 409; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)
Ois is too imp nokia proved so what else req...?
5. tokuzumi (Posts: 272; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)
As long as the camera takes good pictures, OIS isn't a requirement.
6. ArtSim98 (limited) (Posts: 2738; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
But OIS makes excellent even better
10. ArtSim98 (limited) (Posts: 2738; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
What? Ruin video????? What are you thinking lol...
11. fzacek (Posts: 1627; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
Digital image stabilization is the one that ruins video.
8. jellmoo (Posts: 665; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)
OIS is exactly the sort of thing that manufacturers *should* be using. Something that improves on the core experience of the device. Not things like fingerprint scanners, heart rate monitors or an extra focus for gimmicky pictures.
OIS makes the overall device better at one of the key components of a smartphone. I would much rather see devices incorporate things like OIS to make an individual function better, than to pop in things that don't improve the base functionality of a device.
12. zachattack (Posts: 565; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)
These results tell me people don't know how to take pictures on a smartphone. Stop shaking your hands like you have tremors. It's a nice thing to have but it's proven to be not needed
13. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 505; Member since: 20 May 2012)
So you can control your tiny muscle movements and tissues at a dead standstill? You must be a cyborg then, the rest of us "normal" humans can't
14. ArtSim98 (limited) (Posts: 2738; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
"Proven to be not needed"?? Then why all the "real" cameras have them?
15. Karriope (Posts: 95; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)
It's important but not a must for me. I welcome camera improvements, but I consider it more important for the sensor, processing performance and optics themselves to be the highest priorities.
OIS is important in phones because they are inherently difficult to hold steady, especially wit their ever thinning bodies... Bringing back camera buttons is a step in the right direction.